HotOS XII Call for Papers
12th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XII)
May 1820, 2009
Monte Verità, Switzerland
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, in cooperation with the IEEE Technical Committee on Operating Systems (TCOS)
- Paper submissions due: January 13, 2009, 11:59 p.m. PST (hard deadline)
- Notification to authors: March 20, 2009
- Final papers due: April 20, 2009
- Papers available online for attendees: April 27, 2009
Armando Fox, University of California, Berkeley
George Candea, EPFL
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas, Inc.
Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research
Kimberly Keeton, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Eddie Kohler, University of California, Los Angeles
Petros Maniatis, Intel Research Berkeley
Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zürich
Michael L. Scott, University of Rochester
Marvin Theimer, Amazon.com
Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego
Dan S. Wallach, Rice University
Galen Hunt, Microsoft Research
Michael B. Jones, Microsoft, Inc.
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Ellie Young, USENIX Association
The practice of computing continues to move at astonishing speed. In the
past few years alone, we've seen cloud computing and software as a
service, containerized computing, multicore/manycore becoming
mainstream, batch processing of petabyte datasets, and biological and
statistical approaches to computing and systems. The 12th Workshop
on Hot Topics in Operating Systems will bring together innovative
practitioners and researchers in computing systems, broadly
construed. Continuing the HotOS tradition, participants will present and
discuss new ideas about computer systems research and how technological
advances and new applications are shaping our computational
We solicit position papers of five or fewer pages that propose new
directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches, report on
noteworthy actual experience in an emerging area, or generate lively
discussion around an important topic. HotOS takes a broad view of
systems, including operating systems, storage, networking, languages and
language engineering, security, dependability, and manageability. We
are also interested in contributions influenced by other fields such as
hardware design, machine learning, control theory, networking,
economics, social organizations, and biological or other nonsilicon
To ensure a vigorous workshop environment, attendance is limited to
about 60 participants who are active in the field. Participants will be
invited based on their submissions' originality, technical merit,
topical relevance, and likelihood of leading to insightful technical
discussions that will influence future systems research.
Submissions may not be under consideration for any other venue. In order to promote discussion, the review process will heavily favor
submissions that are forward-looking and open-ended, as opposed to those
that summarize more mature work on the verge of conference
general, at most two authors per accepted paper will be invited to the
Submitting a Paper
Position papers must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on January 13, 2009. This is a hard deadlineno
extensions will be granted.
Submissions must be no longer than 5 pages including figures, tables, and references. Text should be formatted in two columns on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper using 10 point fonts on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, and 1-inch margins. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page (reviewing is not blind). Pages should be numbered, and figures and tables should be legible in black and white without requiring magnification. Papers not meeting these criteria will be rejected without review, and no deadline extensions will be granted for reformatting.
Papers must submitted in PDF format via the Web submission form.
All papers will be available online to registered attendees prior to the workshop and will be available online to everyone starting on May 18, 2009. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission
of previously published work, and plagiarism constitute dishonesty or
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program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. In
some cases, program committees may share information about submitted
papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the
integrity of papers under consideration. If a violation of these
principles is found, sanctions may include, but are not limited to,
barring the authors from submitting to or participating in USENIX
conferences for a set period, contacting the authors' institutions, and
publicizing the details of the case.
Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's guidelines should contact the program chair, email@example.com, or the USENIX office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX Web site.