Call for Papers SYSTOR 2014

We invite you to submit original and innovative papers to ACM SYSTOR 2014, the 7th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference. The conference will take place June 10 – 12, 2014 in Haifa, Israel.

SYSTOR promotes experimental and practical computer systems research, including the following topics:

  • Operating systems, computer architecture, and their interactions
  • Distributed, parallel, and cloud systems
  • Networked, mobile, wireless, peer-to-peer, and sensor systems
  • Runtime systems and compiler/programming-language support
  • File and storage systems
  • Security, privacy, and trust
  • Virtualization
  • Embedded and real-time systems
  • Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability
  • Deployment, usage, and experience
  • Performance evaluation and workload characterization

SYSTOR is a home for high-quality international systems research of a practical nature and welcomes both academic and industrial contributions. We solicit paper submissions in three separate categories:

  • Full papers: should report original, previously unpublished high-quality research, and be at most 10 pages of content, including everything except references, which may use additional pages. The program committee will review all submitted papers. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the conference proceedings, to be published by the ACM.
  • Short papers: should report original, previously unpublished work for which a full paper may not be suitable. Short paper submissions may report on smaller ideas; unconventional ideas that are still in a preliminary stage of development; interesting negative results; experimental (in)validation of previous findings; controversial positions that challenge common wisdom; and fresh approaches for addressing old problems. Short papers may be at most 5 pages, excluding references. They will undergo the same review process as full papers. If accepted, short papers will be allocated a shorter talk slot during the conference and will also be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Highlight papers: should contain exciting research results that have been accepted to a recent top-tier systems conference or journal. A small sub-committee will briefly review these submissions and will select the most suitable ones for SYSTOR. The corresponding presentations will then be "replayed" at SYSTOR for the benefit of the local community. A highlight paper submission should include the full citation of the published or accepted paper and a link to it. Accepted submissions will not be published in the proceedings.

SYSTOR 2013 will host distinguished keynote speakers, a poster session, and several social events at the conference. Our goal is to provide an excellent forum for interaction across the systems community: international, academic, and industrial, for both students and more established members.

Submissions must be in PDF format and printable on US letter size paper. Authors should format their papers with the ACM SIG template using 10pt font (both LaTeX and MS Word versions are available). Proceedings including all (non-highlight) accepted papers will be published by the ACM. At least one co-author of each accepted paper must attend the conference and present the work.

Submitted papers must NOT have appeared in or be under consideration for appearing in another venue such as a workshop, conference, or journal.

Important Dates

Submission deadline (hard): February 6, 2014
Notification: March 15, 2014
Camera-ready: April 10, 2014
Conference: June 8-10, 2014

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