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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.

Important Dates:

Full and Short Papers Track
Paper Submission Tuesday, March 3, 2020 
Acceptance Notification Sunday, April 19, 2020
Camera-ready May 4, 2020
 
Highlight Papers Track
Extended Abstract Submission TBD
Acceptance Notification TBD
 
Posters with Extended Abstract
Track
Poster & Abstract Submission TBD
Acceptance Notification TBD
Camera-ready TBD
 
Informal Student Poster
Presentations Track
Poster Submission TBD
Acceptance Notification TBD
 
Conference June 2-4, 2020

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
  • Virtualization

SYSTOR 2020 solicits submissions in four separate categories:

A list of Program Committee members can be found here.

Research Track

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), for a fast-tracked review process for an expanded version of the paper.

Highlights Track

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.

Poster Track

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 Poster Presentations

SYSTOR ‘20 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).

Submission Instructions

TBD

Review Process

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

TBD

Formatting instructions

TBD

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