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ACM SAC OS track 2015 : The 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Special Track on Operating Systems


When Apr 3, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016
Where Pisa, Italy
Submission Deadline Sep 11, 2015
Notification Due Nov 13, 2015
Final Version Due Dec 11, 2015
Categories    computer science   computer engineering   operating systems

Call For Papers

1. Aim and Scope

The purpose of Operating Systems track is to bring together researchers, designers, and developers who are interested in methodologies for the design and analysis of operating systems and/or applications that are highly adaptive to user needs. In recent years, we have noticed a tremendous growth on the demands for highly-efficient operating systems in various fields. At the same time, adaptive applications have also become more and more complex, and it imposes new challenging issues never faced before in this application field. It is thus clear that nowadays the development and design of operating systems must rely, even more than in the recent past, on specific solutions both in the hardware and in the software components. Moreover, the needs to timely tackle changes in the market pushes toward the employment of methodologies to shorten the development time and to drive the evolution of existing products. The solutions to new problems emerging in this setting call for a joint effort from the academics and industry.

The designs of high-performance operating systems and adaptive applications must take into account a wide variety of constraints: Performance, code size, real-time performance, maintainability, energy efficiency, and scalability. This track provides a forum for the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of operating systems and adaptive applications design, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and case-studies. Solutions might be proposed at different levels of abstractions, making use of an assortment of tools and methodologies. Researchers and practitioners would have a chance to propose new ideas and to compare experimentations. The focus of this track is on the application of both novel and well-known techniques to the operating systems and adaptive applications development.

Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

■ Operating systems
■ Virtualization technology
■ Networking, storage simulation techniques for operating systems
■ Distributed operating systems or parallel operating systems code
■ Testing, debugging, profiling, and performance analysis for operating systems
■ Special-purpose appliances and applications
■ Fault tolerance and robustness for operating systems
■ Scheduling and discrete optimization of systems with timing constraints
■ Schedulability analysis of real-time applications
■ System Security
■ Modeling issues and case studies

2. Paper Submission

Submissions will be handled in electronic format, using START system via the website:

The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. All papers will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM. Hence, all accepted papers should be submitted in ACM 2-column camera-ready format for publication in the symposium proceedings. The final version of the paper should not be more than 6 pages long. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will be published as short papers (2-3 pages) in the symposium proceedings.

You can download the templates from the ACM SAC 2016 website:

3. Journal Publication of Selected Papers

The extended versions of selected papers from all categories will be considered for publication in the ACM/SIGAPP quarterly Applied Computing Review or one of the other participating SIGs' publications. Selected papers will be recommended for publication in an International Journal as a special SAC 2016 section.

4. Requirements

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

5. Important Dates

The Operating Systems Track will follow the deadlines suggested by the ACM SAC 2016 conference.

■ Sep 11, 2015 - Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts
■ Nov 13, 2015 - Author notification
■ Dec 11, 2015 - Camera-ready copy

6. Technical Program Committee

- Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
- Awny Alnusair, IndianaUniversity Kokomo, USA
- Mark Anderson, Edge Hill University, UK
- Rui Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Prof. Hakan Aydin, George Mason University, USA
- Andrea Baldovin, University of Padua, Italy
- Jorge Barreiros, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Sanjoy Baruah, University of North Carolina, USA
- Saeid Belkasim, Georgia State University, USA
- Paolo Bellavista, Università di Bologna, Italy
- K. Bharanitharan, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
- Mohand Boughanem, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France
- Regina Braga, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
- Achim D. Brucker, SAP, Germany
- Carlos Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
- Rodrigo N. Calheiros, The University of Melbourne, Australia
- Juan Cano, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
- Fei Cao, University of Central Missouri, USA
- Fernando Castor, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
- Li-Pin Chang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
- Yuan-Hao Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Ya-Shu Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Albert Cheng, University of Houston, USA
- Fred Cheng, Int. Technol. Univ., Los Altos, USA
- Seong-Je Cho, Dankook University, Korea
- Jongmoo Choi, Dankook University, Korea
- Yoojin Chung, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
- Alessandro Colantonio, Bay31 GmbH, Switzerland
- Miguel Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
- Stenio Fernandes, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
- Clemens Fischer, Plymouth University, UK
- Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
- Piyabute Fuangkhon, Assumption University of Thailand, Thailand
- Vinicius Garcia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
- Michael Grottke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
- Marcelo Guimarães, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
- Hwansoo Han, Sungkyungkwan University, Korea
- Jen-Wei Hsieh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
- Kun Hua, Lawrence Technological University, USA
- Po-Chun Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Dharanipragada Janakiram, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
- Joonhyouk Jang, Seoul National University, Korea
- Brigitte Jaumard, Concordia University, Canada
- Gwangil Jeon, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea
- Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, USA
- Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Denmark
- Malik Khalfallah, Airbus, USA
- Sung-Ryul Kim, Konkuk University, Korea
- Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang University, Korea
- Yeongkwun Kim, Western Illinois University, USA
- Kaz Kobara, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
- Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Chin-Fu Kuo, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- Junghoon Lee, Jeju National University, Korea
- Seung-Ho Lim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
- Yanbing Liu, National University of Defense Technology, China
- Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
- Yung-Feng Lu, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Miguel Matos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
- David Matos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portual
- Eric Matson, Purdue University, USA
- Hamid Mcheick, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
- Jean-Francois Mehaut, Universitaire de Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France
- Hong Min, Hoseo University, Korea
- Sébastien Monnet, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France
- Fabrizio Montesi, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Carlos Montez, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Raimundo Moura, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil
- Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Osaka University, Japan
- Marcelo Neves, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Enrique Hernández Orallo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
- Ai-Chun Pang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Herve Paulino, NOVA University of Lisbon, Spain
- Min Peng, Wuhan University, China
- Christian Plessl, University of Paderborn, Germany
- Andrea Polini, University of Camerino, Italy
- Adam Przybylek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
- Ying Qiao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Newlin Rajkumar, Anna University, India
- Ismael Laguna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Denis Rosario, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil
- Fabio Rossi, Farroupilha Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, Brazil
- Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille 1, France
- Zhiyong Shan, \(Renmin University of China, China
- Kazuyuki Shudo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Radu State, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Juan Tapiador, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
- Júlio Tavares, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
- Christian Toinard, Université d'Orléans, France
- Hsueh-Wen Tseng, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
- Jo Ueyama, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Chin-Hsien Wu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Jason Xue, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Sadok Yahia, Faculté des sciences de Tunis, Tunisia
- Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA
- Kim Yanggon, Towson University, USA
- Wei Zhang, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
- Sai Zhang, Google Research, USA
- Yongwang Zhao, Beihang University, China
- Jingyu Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
(More TPC members will be added)

7. Track Chairs

For any inquiries please contact the track organisers:

Bongjae Kim, Ph.D / Senior Researcher
IoT Convergence Research Center
Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Korea
E-mail :,

George Hamer, Ph.D / Professor
College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
South Dakota State University, USA
E-mail :

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