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OSDI 2010 : 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation


Conference Series : Operating Systems Design and Implementation
When Oct 4, 2010 - Oct 6, 2010
Where Vancouver, BC, Canada
Submission Deadline May 7, 2010
Notification Due Jul 20, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2010
Categories    operating systems

Call For Papers

9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '10)

October 4–6, 2010
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS

Important Dates

* Complete paper submissions due: Friday, May 7, 2010, 9:00 p.m. PDT
* Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
* Final papers due: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
* Posters due: TBA
* WiP reports due: TBA

Symposium Organizers

Program Co-Chairs
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brad Chen, Google, Inc.

Program Committee
Dave Andersen, Carnegie Mellon University
Emery Berger, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Felipe Cabrera,
George Candea, EPFL
Bryan Cantrill, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Pei Cao, Google, Inc.
Robert M. English, Facebook, Inc.
Bryan Ford, Yale University
Michael J. Freedman, Princeton University
Kim Hazelwood, University of Virginia
Jon Howell, Microsoft Research
Wilson Hsieh, Google, Inc.
Michael Isard, Microsoft Research
Brad Karp, University College London
Randy Katz, University of California, Berkeley
Sam King, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Hank Levy, University of Washington
Shan Lu, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ed Nightingale, Microsoft Research
Christopher Olston, Yahoo! Research
Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon University
Vijayan Prabhakaran, Microsoft Research
Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University
Jiri Schindler, NetApp, Inc.
Bianca Schroeder, University of Toronto
Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University
Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego
Carl Waldspurger, VMware
Emmett Witchel, University of Texas, Austin
Jay Wylie, HP Labs
Junfeng Yang, Columbia University
Nickolai Zeldovich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research

Steering Committee
Richard Draves, Microsoft Research
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University
Ellie Young, USENIX


The ninth OSDI seeks to present innovative, exciting research in computer systems. OSDI brings together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software.

The OSDI Symposium emphasizes innovative research as well as quantified or insightful experiences in systems design and implementation. OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, virtualization, networking as it relates to operating systems, and the interaction of hardware and software development. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results.

Submitting a Paper

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee.

A good paper will:
o consider a significant problem
o propose an interesting, compelling solution
o demonstrate the practicality and benefits of the solution
o draw appropriate conclusions
o clearly describe what the authors have done
o clearly articulate the advances beyond previous work

All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the conference, October 4, 2010.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX OSDI '10 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

In addition to citing relevant, published work, authors should relate their OSDI submissions to relevant submissions of their own that are simultaneously under review for other venues. The OSDI PC reserves the right to ask authors to provide copies of related simultaneously submitted papers.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation of a program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy for details. Questions? Contact your program co-chairs,, or the USENIX office,

One author per paper will receive a registration discount. USENIX will offer a complimentary registration upon request.

Deadline and Submission Instructions

Authors are required to submit full papers by 9:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 7, 2010. This is a hard deadline—no extensions will be given.

Submitted papers must be no longer than 12 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures and tables, plus as many pages as needed for references, using 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, two-column format, Times Roman or a similar font, within a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Papers not meeting these criteria will be rejected without review, and no deadline extensions will be granted for reformatting. Pages should be numbered, and figures and tables should be legible in black and white, without requiring magnification. Papers so short as to be considered "extended abstracts" will not receive full consideration.

Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted via the Web submission form, which will be available here soon.

The title and author name(s) and affiliation(s) should appear on the first page of the submitted paper. (Reviewing is not blind.)

For more details on the submission process, and for templates to use with LaTeX, Word, etc., authors should consult the detailed submission requirements.

Jay Lepreau Award for the Best Paper

The program committee will, at its discretion, determine which paper(s) should receive the Jay Lepreau Award for the Best Paper.

Work-in-Progress Reports

Are you doing new, interesting work that has not been previously presented and that is still in too early a phase for publication? The OSDI attendees could provide valuable feedback to you. We are particularly interested in the presentation of student work. Details on submitting Work-in-Progress session proposals will be available on the Web site by August 2010.

Poster Session

We plan to hold a poster session in conjunction with a social event at the Symposium. Details on submitting posters for review will be available on the Web site by August 2010.

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