How To Submit

Posters and highlight papers should be submitted through this link: by April 30th.

Important Dates

Full & short paper submission: March 5, 2015 March 8, 2015
Highlights paper submission: April 30, 2015
Paper notification: April 5, 2015
Camera-ready submission: April 17, 2015 April 28, 2015
Poster submission: April 30, 2015
Poster notification: May 11, 2015 May 15, 2015
Conference: May 26-28, 2015

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit original papers to SYSTOR 2015, the 8th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference. The conference will take place between May 26–28, 2015 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  • Full papers: should report original, previously unpublished high-quality research, and be at most 10 pages of content, including everything except references, which may use additional pages.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  • Short papers: should report original, previously unpublished work for which a full paper may not be suitable.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 one page containing a title and a short (1-paragraph) abstract, and an extended abstract as a single-page PDF file, which (i) explains the significance of the paper (i.e. why will this make a good highlight paper? (ii) contains the full bibliographic reference of the highlighted paper, and a link to an on-line version (freely accessible or ACM DL / IEEE Xplore).
    Accepted submissions will not be published in the proceedings.

SYSTOR 2015 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 SIGPLAN template using 10pt font (both LaTeX and MS Word versions are available). Use hyperlinks for citations and section/figure references, and use [Author Year] format for citations. 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 full and short papers must NOT have appeared in or be under consideration for appearing in another venue such as a conference or journal.

Call for Posters

Authors who wish to present their work as posters are required to submit a one-page PDF with a title and a short (1-paragraph) abstract of their poster, along with a draft poster (formatted for A4) in PDF. Submissions could preferably represent early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal, or describe a technical (non-marketing) innovation. Authors of accepted posters are expected to prepare and present their posters. Posters will be accompanied by a 1-page abstract in the proceedings in the ACM Digital Library, while authors will retain the copyright for these contributions.


  • The proceedings for SYSTOR 2015 will be published in the ACM Digital Library
  • Submission Instructions:
    • Formatting: Please follow this instructions. The author kit, which contains the Latex style and template, is available here.
    • Submit the finalized PDF of your paper labeled as follows: SYSTOR15_"Lead Author".pdf to with the conference name and the number of your submission in the subject line (e.g., SYSTOR15 - # - Camera Ready)
    • Authors will be individually contacted by ACM with instructions on submitting the rights management form. The system will also provide rights management text and a bibliographic strip to appear underneath the copyright notice. Authors are responsible for updating their manuscripts with this information.
    • Please apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme at:
    • The deadline for submitting the final paper and ACM electronic copyright forms is 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) April 28, 2015.
  • Submission Instructions for Posters:

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