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The Israeli Experimental Systems Conference

May 4-6, 2009
Organized by IBM R&D Labs in Israel

image: IBM and Haifa


Papers of a practical and experimental nature are solicited for the academic and industrial tracks. The conference is open to all systems research topics, including (but not limited to):

  • General computer systems issues in operating systems, architecture, memory hierarchy, compilation, and embedded systems.
  • Distributed systems such as peer-to-peer systems, sensor networks, and overlays, fault-tolerance, and resource allocation.
  • Storage systems issues related to long term preservation, archival storage, internet-scale storage, and replication and consistency.
  • Cross-cutting issues such as workload modeling, performance metrics, power consumption, security, usability, and experience with real systems and failures.

In particular, we would like to emphasize the following themes which are currently the focus of intensive research in both academia and industry:

  • Virtualization infrastructure and virtualization-aware system design
  • Multi-core architectures and the operating system facilities and programming environments that use them
  • Power consumption and management
  • Managing the explosive growth in storage and the increasing need to store, find and manage data for long periods

Papers not related to these themes may also be submitted.

For the academic track, papers should report original research; if part of the material submitted was published previously, the paper should so indicate, and should provide substantial additional results and material.
For the industrial track, we are looking for technical presentations that describe the technology behind real products and the considerations that shaped the product's design and functionality.

Paper Submissions
Paper Submissions should be up to 14 pages in 11 pt font formatted using a double-column layout on A4 or US Letter paper. The 11pt SIGPLAN templates can be used. Both LaTeX and MS Word versions are available. The natbib package suggested for LaTeX can be found here. To submit, please use the SYSTOR 2009 submission website. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Proceedings including all accepted papers will be published by ACM in the ACM Digital Library. For the industrial track, it is acceptable to submit a short proposal for a presentation in lieu of a full paper as described above. Please include sufficient detail to exhibit the technical merit of the proposed presentation. We encourage accepted industrial presentations to also write a paper for the proceedings, but this is not compulsory.

Important Dates
Submission: 31 January 2009 (extended)
Notification: 20 March 2009
Final Version: 04 April 2009


Proceedings Publication

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The proceedings of the conference will be published as a volume in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series made available through the ACM Digital Library.