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SOSP 2013 : 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles


Conference Series : Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
When Nov 3, 2013 - Nov 6, 2013
Where Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Mar 21, 2013
Submission Deadline Mar 28, 2013
Notification Due Jul 1, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 23, 2013
Categories    operating systems   systems

Call For Papers

# Overview

The 24th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles seeks to present exciting, original research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of computer systems software. SOSP takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, cloud systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, dependable systems, system management, and virtualization.

We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages, and databases. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialogue, or reflects on experience with or measurements of state of the art implementations. Papers of particular merit will be forwarded to ACM Transactions on Computer Systems for possible publication in a special issue. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. A good paper will:

* consider a significant problem
* propose an interesting
* compelling solution,
* demonstrate the practicality and benefits of the solution
* draw appropriate conclusions
* clearly describe what the authors have done
* clearly articulate the advances beyond previous work

We encourage submission of ground breaking work in significant new directions, with the understanding that evaluation criteria for papers addressing new problems may be different from those continuing a line of work in a more established area.To facilitate technical discussion all accepted papers will be made available online one month before the conference. Submissions will be done electronically. Detailed instructions for the submission process will be posted. There will be a scholarship program to support student registration and attendance.
Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers may have at most 13 pages of technical content, including text, figures, appendices, etc. The page size must be 8.5"x11", text must be printed using a 10 point font on 12 point (single spaced) leading, two column printing with a 0.25 inch gutter, and a maximum text block of 6.5 inches wide by 9 inches deep.

In addition to the 13 pages allowed for technical content, a submission may include any number of additional pages of bibliographic references. The use of color is acceptable, but the paper should be easily readable if viewed or printed in gray scale.

Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions, and they should not identify themselves either explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments).

Detailed formatting and anonymization rules will be posted at least two months before the submission deadline, and authors with questions should contact the program chair.

Submissions violating these rules will not be considered for publication. There will be no extensions for reformatting. Blind reviewing of full papers will be done by the program committee, with limited use of outside referees. Papers will be provisionally accepted subject to revision and approval by a program committee member acting as a shepherd. Submissions will be held in full confidence by the reviewers, but papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be rejected without review. In addition to citing relevant, published work, authors must relate their SOSP submissions to relevant submissions of their own that are simultaneously under review for this or other venues. The SOSP PC reserves the right to ask authors to provide copies of related simultaneously submitted papers.

# Program Committee

David Andersen (CMU)
Philip Levis (Stanford)
Herbert Bos (VU)
Shan Lu (University of Wisconsin)
George Candea (EPFL)
James Mickens (MSR)
Haibo Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Robert Morris (MIT)
Mike Dahlin (UT Austin)
John Ousterhout (Stanford)
Kevin Elphinstone (UNSW and NICTA)
Robbert van Renesse (Cornell)
Bryan Ford (Yale)
Timothy Roscoe (ETH Zurich)
Armando Fox (UC Berkeley)
Mike Swift (University of Wisconsin)
Steven Hand (Cambridge)
Michael Walfish (UT Austin)
Jon Howell (MSR)
Helen Wang (MSR)
Rebecca Isaacs (MSR)
John Wilkes (Google)
Anthony Joseph (UC Berkeley)
Nickolai Zeldovich (MIT)
Sam King (UIUC)
Lidong Zhou (MSR Asia)
Eddie Kohler (Harvard)
Yuanyuan Zhou (UCSD)
Arvind Krishnamurthy (University of Washington)

# Organizers

* General Chair: Michael Kaminsky (Intel Labs)
* PC Chair: Mike Dahlin (UT Austin)
* Treasurer: John MacCormick (Dickinson College)
* Local Arrangements: Babu Pillai (Intel Labs)
* Sponsorships: Garth Gibson (CMU)
* Publicity: Ramakrishna Kotla (MSR)
* Workshop Chair: Michael J. Freedman (Princeton)
* Webmaster: Wolfgang Richter (CMU)

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