OSDI '16 Instructions for Authors and Speakers

These instructions are for those who will be presenting material at the 12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '16). If you wish to submit a paper or deliver a talk at another upcoming USENIX event, please see the Conferences page to find the conference you're interested in.


If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact conference@usenix.org as soon as possible. (Visa applications can take at least 30 working days to process.) Please identify yourself as a presenter and include your mailing address in your email.


If you have questions, please contact Michele Nelson, michele@usenix.org, or your Program Co-Chairs, Kimberly Keeton and Timothy Roscoe, osdi16chairs@usenix.org.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers: A printable PDF of your paper is due on or before Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Full papers should be no longer than 14 pages including figures, tables, and appendices, but not including references. Please note: final papers must have the page numbers suppressed.
    Upload your final paper to the Web submissions system by October 4, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Michele Nelson: michele@usenix.org.
  2. Consent Form: USENIX requires a signed consent form from each author of a refereed paper. To review the consent form and sign with an electronic signature, follow this link, and follow the instructions on the screen. If you are the lead author, please make sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  3. Author Resources: Resources to help authors submit papers and posters that meet USENIX publishing guidelines, including templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word, are available on the Author Resources page.
  4. Registration: You will be contacted by the Conference Department with registration information. Please note: If the conference registration fee poses a financial hardship for the presenter of the refereed paper, please contact conference@usenix.org.