15th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP)

Call for Papers
15th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles

December 3-6, 1995, Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado Sponsored by ACM SIGOPS
John Bennett, Rice University, General Chair Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC, Program Chair

Authors are invited to submit papers to the 15th SOSP describing original research related to the design, implementation, and analysis of operating systems. We encourage papers about systems issues on a wide range of platforms, including imbedded and portable computers, workstations, high performance machines, and production environments. Preference will be given to papers of unusual novelty or unusual practicality, papers whose authors ensure replicable results (e.g., by making available source code), and papers critiquing prior work or continuing a significant research dialogue. We seek a broad conference of high relevance and high quality.

The field of operating systems is closely tied to other areas of computer science such as computer architecture, data communications, programming systems, and applications. The Symposium attracts attendees with diverse backgrounds, and we explicitly solicit papers not only in the "traditional core" of the field, but also in the interface to these other areas. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:


Multiprocessor systems		Ubiquitous Computing	Performance tools and techniques		
Languages and programming	Support for multimedia	Real-time systems	Communication
Transactional approaches	I/O and file systems	Low Power OS		Reliability
High-performance systems	Heterogeneous systems	Mobile Computing	Security
The architecture / OS interface	Distributed Systems	System structure and organization

Blind reviewing of FULL PAPERS will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. Papers must use a typeface no smaller than 10 point, and be no longer than sixteen (16) 8.5x11 or A4 pages including everything (references, title page, appendices, etc.); THE PROGRAM CHAIR WILL SHRED PAPERS EXCEEDING THESE LIMITS. Substantially identical papers must not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The title of the paper and the authors' names and addresses, and if possible, an e-mail address for the contact author, should appear on a cover sheet accompanying the paper. Authors must NOT be identified in the paper itself, either explicitly or by reference or acknowledgement.

Program Committee:		Andrew Birrell, DEC SRC.	Andrew Black, Oregon Graduate Institute.
Margo Seltzer, Harvard U.	Deborah Estrin, USC.	John Ousterhout, Sun Microsystems.
David Nichols, Xerox PARC.	Greg Minshall, Ipsilon.	Michael B. Jones, Microsoft Research.
Hank Levy, U. of Washingon.	Frans Kaashoek, MIT.	Susan Owicki, independent consultant.		
Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC.	Mary Baker, Stanford U.	Sacha Krakowiak, Bull-IMAG & U. of Grenoble.

Please send fifteen paper copies of your paper (double sided if possible) to the Program Chair:
Dr. Mark Weiser (weiser@xerox.com), Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA.

Papers will be provisionally accepted subject to revision and approval by a program committee member acting as a shepherd. A subset will then be fully accepted, at which time authors will be encouraged to supply an electronic version for internet access, and will be expected to sign an ACM copyright release form. Proceedings will be distributed at the Symposium and published as an issue of Operating Systems Review, the SIGOPS quarterly. Papers of particular merit will also be forwarded to ACM Transactions on Computer Systems.

Deadline for receipt of submissions: March 24, 1995
Acceptance notification: approximately June 23, 1995
Deadline for FTP-ready and camera-ready final papers: August 18, 1995

Mark Weiser (weiser@ubiq.com)
last updated January 1, 1995