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Publish and Present Your Work at USENIX Conferences

The program committees of the following conferences are seeking submissions. CiteSeer ranks the USENIX Conference Proceedings among the the top ten highest-impact publication venues for computer science. By submitting a paper to a USENIX conference, you have the opportunity to present your work directly to your peers and to share it with a wide audience of readers of the Proceedings. Please see our Conference Submissions Policy.

Please note: All submission deadline times listed below are for the Pacific time zone.

  • OSDI '18: 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
    October 8-10, 2018, Carlsbad, CA, United States

    The 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation seeks to present innovative, exciting research in computer systems. OSDI brings together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in 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.


    Abstract registration due: April 26, 2018 - 3:00 pm
  • ASE '18: 2018 USENIX Workshop on Advances in Security Education
    August 13, 2018, Baltimore, MD, United States

    The 2018 USENIX Advances in Security Education Workshop (ASE ’18) is co-located with the 27th USENIX Security Symposium, and intended to be a venue for cutting-edge research, best practices, and experimental curricula in computer security education.

    The workshop welcomes a broad range of paper and demo submissions on the subject of computer security education in any setting (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional students, professional development, and the general public) with a diversity of goals, including developing or maturing specific knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), or improving awareness of issues in the cyber domain (e.g., cyber literacy, online citizenship). ASE is intended to be a venue for educators, designers, and evaluators to collaborate, share knowledge, improve existing practices, critically review state-of-the-art, and validate or refute widely held beliefs


    Submissions due: May 8, 2018 - 11:59 pm
  • CSET '18: 11th USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test
    August 13, 2018, Baltimore, MD, United States

    The CSET workshop invites submissions on cyber security evaluation, experimentation, measurement, metrics, data, simulations, and testbeds.

    The science of cyber security poses significant challenges. For example, experiments must recreate relevant, realistic features in order to be meaningful, yet identifying those features and modeling them is very difficult. Repeatability and measurement accuracy are essential in any scientific experiment, yet hard to achieve in practice. Few security-relevant datasets are publicly available for research use and little is understood about what "good datasets" look like. Finally, cyber security experiments and performance evaluations carry significant risks if not properly contained and controlled, yet often require some degree of interaction with the larger world in order to be useful.

    Addressing all these challenges is fundamental not only for scientific advancement in the field of Computer Security but also in order to enable evidence-based decision-making on security products and policies by industry, government and individual users. Meeting these challenges requires transformational advances, including understanding the relationship between scientific method and cyber security evaluation, advancing capabilities of underlying experimental infrastructure, and improving data usability.


    Submissions due: May 10, 2018 - 11:59 pm
  • NSDI '19: 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
    February 26-28, 2019, Boston, MA, United States

    NSDI focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of networked and distributed systems. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across the networking and systems community to foster a broad approach to addressing overlapping research challenges.

    NSDI provides a high-quality, single-track forum for presenting results and discussing ideas that further the knowledge and understanding of the networked systems community as a whole, continue a significant research dialog, or push the architectural boundaries of network services.


    Spring deadline paper titles and abstracts due: May 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm
  • FOCI '18: 8th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet
    August 14, 2018, Baltimore, MD, United States

    The 8th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '18) will bring together researchers and practitioners from technology, law, and policy who are working on means to study, detect, or circumvent practices that inhibit free and open communications on the Internet.

    Internet communications drive political and social change around the world. Governments and other actors seek to control, monitor, and block Internet communications for a variety of reasons, ranging from extending copyright law to suppressing free speech and assembly. Methods for controlling what content people post and view online are also multifarious. Whether it's traffic throttling by ISPs or man-in-the-middle attacks by countries seeking to identify those who are organizing protests, threats to free and open communications on the Internet raise a wide range of research and interdisciplinary challenges.


    Submissions due: May 24, 2018 - 11:59 pm
  • LISA18: 32nd Large Installation System Administration Conference
    October 29-31, 2018, Nashville, TN, United States

    LISA is the premier conference for operations professionals, where sysadmins, systems engineers, IT operations professionals, SRE practitioners, developers, IT managers, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, securing, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.

    We invite both industry leaders and people on the front lines to propose topics that demonstrate the present and future of operations. LISA submissions should inspire and motivate attendees toward action that improves their day-to-day work as well as the tech industry as a whole. We encourage submissions from people who represent a wide range of backgrounds and industries.


    Submissions due: May 24, 2018 - 11:59 pm
  • WOOT '18: 12th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies
    August 13-14, 2018, Baltimore, MD, United States


    Submissions due: May 30, 2018 - 11:59 pm
  • HotSec '18: 2018 USENIX Summit on Hot Topics in Security
    August 14, 2018, Baltimore, MD, United States

    HotSec aims to bring together researchers across computer security disciplines to discuss the state of the art, with emphasis on future directions and emerging areas.

    HotSec is not your traditional security workshop! The day will consist of sessions of lightning talks on emerging work and positions in security, followed by discussion among attendees. Lightning talks are 5 MINUTES in duration—time limit strictly enforced with a gong! The format provides a way for lots of individuals to share ideas with others in a quick and more informal way, which will inspire breakout discussion for the remainder of the day.

    Some of the most successful HotSec lightning talks take and defend a strong position. This instigates real discussion, and we encourage you to do so!


    Submissions due: June 11, 2018 - 11:59 pm
  • FAST '19: 17th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
    February 25-28, 2019, Boston, MA, United States

    The 17th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '19) brings together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The program committee will interpret "storage systems" broadly; papers on low-level storage devices, distributed storage systems, and information management are all of interest. The conference will consist of technical presentations including refereed papers, Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports, poster sessions, and tutorials.

    FAST accepts both full-length and short papers. Both types of submissions are reviewed to the same standards and differ primarily in the scope of the ideas expressed. Short papers are limited to half the space of full-length papers. The program committee will not accept a full paper on the condition that it is cut down to fit in the short paper page limit, nor will it invite short papers to be extended to full length. Submissions will be considered only in the category in which they are submitted.


    Submissions due: September 26, 2018 - 11:59 pm