Call for Papers

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The Eighth SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems will be held in Mumbai, India.
Building on the success of its predecessors, APSys 2017 will continue to be a lively forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to meet, interact, and collaborate with their peers from the Asia/Pacific region. APSys takes a broad view of systems and solicits papers from various fields of systems, including but not limited to:

  • Operating systems, their interaction with hardware architecture and programming languages
  • Virtualization and its novel applications
  • File and storage systems
  • Networked systems including both wired and wireless networks
  • Mobile, wireless, embedded and pervasive systems
  • Cloud computing and data center management
  • Edge computing and peer to peer systems
  • Systems for Big Data Analytics
  • Distributed systems, theory and practice
  • Internet of Things
  • System energy characterization and optimization
  • Testing and verification of computer systems
  • Measurement, monitoring, and modeling
  • Reliability, scalability, and fault tolerance
  • Security and privacy
  • Systems for machine learning and AI
  • Heterogeneous systems, GPU computing, and novel hardware accelerators
  • Experience with deployed systems
  • Application of interesting research ideas to computer systems, such as machine learning and stochastic modeling.

The workshop favors works with an experimental flavor such as measurement and prototyping.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be six or fewer pages in length excluding references, formatted in standard ACM two-column conference style with 10-pt font size. Reviewing will be double-blind : no author or affiliation information should appear in the submission. The authors should additionally follow the best practice in order not to disclose their identities implicitly.

The 2017 ACM Master Article Template should be used to format submissions and to adhere with the guidelines mentioned above.

The ACM template link is here:

  • With the template use the standard proceedings option (not the journal option).
  • ACM has deprecated all older style files and released a new template that supersedes prior templates. Authors should not use the older deprecated versions.

A submission may present preliminary results, propose a new research direction, provide insightful retrospective, or offer a provocative viewpoint on an important systems topic. Papers will be selected based on their likelihood of generating insightful technical discussions at the workshop and influencing future systems research. Relevant attributes include originality, technical merit, clarity, and technical relevance. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the workshop, which will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Consistent with standard scholarly practice, the authors should not have substantially similar work in review anywhere else.

Submissions should be made online at the APSys 2017 submission site.

Submit papers at the following link:

Camera-ready Instructions

Camera-ready papers are due July 31, 2017 (23:59 AOE). The ACM copyright form must also be filled by this deadline. If you miss the deadline, the papers will not appear in the ACM digital library before the workshop starts. They must be no longer than seven (7) 8.5” x 11” two column papers (excluding references) using a 10 point font.

Authors need to include the rights management and bibstrip text blocks, including DOI, at the left bottom of the first page. Note that the copyright text may differ depending on the copyright transfer agreement with ACM. Please submit the copyright form first.

We recommend to use the latex template at the
    – With the template use the standard proceedings option (not the journal option).
    – ACM has deprecated all older style files and released a new template that supersedes prior templates. Authors should not use the older deprecated versions.

ACM classification sections are not required. You can use the following information.

\conferenceinfo{APSys 2017,} {September 2–3, 2017, Mumbai, India.}
\copyrightdata{* from the copyright confirmation email *}
\doi{* your assigned DOI *}

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Important Dates

  • Abstract due: June 2, 2017, 23:59 AOE (Anywhere on Earth) extended to June 9, 2017 23.59 AOE
  • Submission due: June 9. 2017 23.59 AOE extended to June 16, 2017 23.59 AOE 
  • Notification to authors: July 12, 2017
  • Shepherd deadline: July 24, 2017
  • Camera-ready due: July 31, 2017
  • Workshop: 2nd & 3rd September  2017