SYSTOR 2021 : The 14th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference
Conference Series : Haifa Experimental Systems Conference
Call For Papers
The ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR) is an international forum for interaction across the systems research community. The program includes innovative, peer-reviewed research papers in the broad area of systems and storage, as well as distinguished keynote lecturers, a poster session and social events. ACM SYSTOR is designed to appeal to academic and industrial researchers and practitioners, welcoming both students and seasoned professionals.
Full and Short Papers Track
Paper Submission Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (11:59pm AoE - UTC-12)
Acceptance Notification Sunday, April 18, 2021
Camera-ready Friday, May 21, 2021
Highlight Papers Track
Extended Abstract Submission Friday, March 19, 2021
Acceptance Notification Friday, April 30, 2021
Posters with Extended Abstract
Poster & Abstract Submission Friday, March 19, 2021
Acceptance Notification Monday, April 26, 2021
Camera-ready Monday, May 3, 2021
Informal Student Poster
Poster Submission Friday, May 14, 2021
Acceptance Notification Friday, May 21, 2021
Conference June 14-16, 2021
Call for Papers
SYSTOR welcomes academic and industrial papers in systems and storage, broadly construed. SYSTOR encourages submissions that describe results from experimental system prototypes, as well as experience papers describing practical deployments, and valuable lessons learned from them.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Big Data infrastructure
Cloud, datacenter, and distributed systems
Deployment, usage, and experience
Embedded and real-time systems
Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability
File and storage systems
Networked, mobile, wireless, peer-to-peer, and sensor systems
Operating systems, computer architecture, and their interactions
Performance evaluation and workload characterization
Runtime systems and compiler/programming-language support
Security, privacy, and trust
System design or adaptation for emerging storage technologies
SYSTOR 2021 solicits submissions in five separate categories:
Full Papers Track - original research, at most 10 pages, excluding references
Short Papers Track - original research, at most 5 pages, excluding references
Highlight Papers Track - papers accepted at top-tier conferences
Posters with Extended Abstract Track - original work presented as a poster, accompanied by an extended abstract in the conference proceedings
Informal Student Presentations - informal presentation of research findings, co-located with the poster session
A list of Program Committee members can be found here.
SYSTOR accepts both full-length and short papers. A short paper is intended for an idea that can be described and evaluated in fewer pages; the goal of the short paper is not for preliminary work or workshop-style position papers.
A good SYSTOR paper should present a novel, compelling solution to a well-motivated problem. The evaluation should demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of the solution in settings that are as realistic as possible, including test applications workloads, system parameters, and assumed constraints. Authors should clearly describe their contribution in the context of prior work, and draw meaningful conclusions from their work.
The program committee also encourages submissions that describe lessons learned from operational (especially large-scale) system deployments. Such submissions are expected to include sufficient details of the system, its design goals, and the methods used for evaluating whether these goals were met.
The program committee will value submissions accompanied by supplemental material such as traces and open-source code that can help reproduce the reported results, and advance additional research in the field.
A small set of outstanding papers will be forwarded to a suitable journal, such as ACM journal Transactions on Storage (TOS) or Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), for a fast-tracked review process for an expanded version of the paper.
The highlights track gives an opportunity for research, previously published in a top-tier conference (e.g., SOSP, OSDI, FAST, ASPLOS, EuroSys, ATC, NSDI), to reach a broader audience with a second presentation (similar to ATC’s “Best of the Rest” track). Highlight papers will have a slot in the conference program for an author of the paper to present the work, but will not be republished in the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.
SYSTOR also welcomes academic and industrial posters. See "Call for Papers" above for foci and relevant areas.
A good poster submission will articulate and motivate an interesting problem, and describe a new insight or approach to addressing this problem. It will clearly present the work in progress (or attained results), and the expected outcomes from future work. The poster should present these details in a manner that is clear and captivating.
Poster submissions should include a one-page extended abstract, and a draft of the poster. The extended abstracts of accepted posters will be included in the online conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.
Informal Student Posters Presentations
SYSTOR ‘21 will provide a unique opportunity for students to present their work to the broad systems and storage community. Students are encouraged to present research findings in a session co-located with the poster session.
Submissions should include a draft of a poster reflecting the approach and main results, and a 1-paragraph abstract outlining the main presentation points (not to be included in the online conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library).
Research (full and short) should be submitted through: https://systor21.hotcrp.com/
Posters and informal presentations should be submitted through: https://systor21posters.hotcrp.com/
Highlight papers should be submitted through: https://systor21highlight.hotcrp.com/
The program committee will review submissions in a double-blind manner. All submissions should be properly anonymized, removing all identifiable information whenever possible including obvious self-references. Papers not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.
Any submissions accompanied by a non-disclosure agreement will be returned without review. By submitting a paper, you agree that at least one author will attend the conference to present the work.
Copyright and originality of the work
SYSTOR will enforce ACM’s Plagiarism policy regarding copying and resubmission of prior work. Simultaneous submissions are not allowed: any work submitted to SYSTOR must not be under consideration for another workshop, conference, or journal.
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the earlier of either the first day of the conference or the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
Papers should be submitted electronically as a PDF. All text and figures must fit within a 7”x9” text block, centered on the page, using two columns with .33 inches of separation. The paper should be typeset using a 10-point font (Times New Roman or similar) with a 12-point (single-spaced) leading.
For the Full and Short Paper Tracks, please follow paper formatting instructions. The author kit, which contains the Latex style and template, is available here.
Please ensure that your paper satisfies all the above requirements for content and formatting before submission; if you have a question about any of these issues, please email the program chairs, Danny Raz and Vijay Chidambaram using this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional instructions regarding camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be sent directly to the corresponding authors and will appear here (to be updated) after the notification to authors.