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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.

  • SREcon19 Asia/Australia: SREcon19 Asia/Australia
    June 12-14, 2019, Singapore, Singapore

    SREcon19 Asia/Australia will take place in Singapore June 12–14 2019. It is a gathering of engineers who care deeply about site reliability, systems engineering, and working with complex distributed systems at scale. It aims to serve both those new to the profession as well as those who have been involved in it for years. The conference has a culture of critical thought, deep technical insights, continuous improvement, and innovation. SREcon19 Asia/Australia welcomes participants from organisations exploring the adoption of devops and SRE principles, as well as those with longer traditions and experience.

    Our theme for the third SREcon Asia/Australia is depth of knowledge and sharing best practices for the region's evolving SRE organisations, with an aim to increase collaboration in the region.

    Submissions due: January 22, 2019 - 3:59 am
  • OpML '19: 2019 USENIX Conference on Operational Machine Learning
    May 20, 2019, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    Machine learning (ML) (and its variants deep learning (DL), reinforcement learning, etc.) is starting to impact every commercial industry. The 2019 USENIX Conference on Operational Machine Learning (OpML '19), dedicated to operational machine learning and its variants, will focus on the full lifecycle of deploying and managing ML into production. OpML '19 will bring together machine learning and systems researchers and practitioners such as data scientists, data engineers, reliability engineers, sysadmins, and DevOps specialists to develop and bring to practice impactful research advances and cutting-edge solutions to the pervasive challenges of ML production lifecycle management.

    OpML is complementary to existing conferences that focus on algorithmic advances and systems design for improved ML methods, performance, and scale. OpML focuses on deployment, automation, orchestration, monitoring, diagnostics, compliance, governance, production scale training and re-training, and the challenges of safely operating and optimizing production systems running ML/DL/Advanced algorithms on live data. Production ML lifecycle is a necessity for wide-scale adoption and deployment of ML/DL across industries and for businesses to benefit from the core ML algorithms and research advances.

    Submissions due: February 13, 2019 - 11:59 pm
  • USENIX Security '19: 28th USENIX Security Symposium
    August 14-16, 2019, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. The 28th USENIX Security Symposium will be held August 14–16, 2019, in Santa Clara, CA, USA.

    Important: The USENIX Security Symposium is moving to multiple submission deadlines for USENIX Security '19. This change includes changes to the review process and submission policies. Detailed information is available at USENIX Security Publication Model Changes.

    All researchers are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works in computer security. There will be two quarterly submission deadlines for USENIX Security '19. Submissions for the fall quarter deadline are due on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST. Submissions for the winter quarter deadline are due on Friday, February 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PST. The Symposium will span three days with a technical program including refereed papers, invited talks, posters, panel discussions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Co-located events will precede the Symposium on August 12 and 13.

    Winter quarter paper submissions due: February 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
  • SOUPS 2019: Fifteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
    August 11-13, 2019, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    The 2019 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security, and privacy.

    We invite authors to submit previously unpublished papers describing research or experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. We welcome a variety of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Papers will be judged on their scientific quality, overall quality, and value to the community.

    Paper registration deadline: February 21, 2019 - 3:59 am
  • HotCloud '19: 11th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing
    July 8, 2019, Renton, WA, United States

    HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies to share their perspectives, report on recent developments, discuss research in progress, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important area. While cloud computing has gained traction over the past few years, many challenges remain in the design, implementation, and deployment of cloud computing.

    HotCloud is open to examining all models of cloud computing, including the scalable management of in-house servers, remotely hosted Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), infrastructure augmented with tools and services that provide Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

    We solicit original papers on a wide range of cloud computing topics for HotCloud. We particularly encourage the submission of position papers that describe novel research directions and work that is in its formative stages. Interesting issues show up at all levels of the software stack, but HotCloud's emphasis is on combining mechanisms to build working clouds rather than on implementing new low-level mechanisms themselves. For example, papers on using virtual machines in new ways would be preferred over papers on improving core VM technology.

    The HotCloud program committee is placing a strong emphasis on encouraging early-stage ideas. As a workshop, our key role is to provide a place where novel ideas at their nascent stages can see the light of day long before they are ready for publication at the various "conferences of record." Hence, we will be looking for papers that generate discussion and debate. A good way to think about this is that if you are only a few months away from submitting to SOCC, VLDB, OSDI, SOSP, FAST, etc., you are probably already past the sweet spot for HotCloud.

    Submissions due: March 6, 2019 - 8:59 pm
  • HotStorage '19: 11th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems
    July 8-9, 2019, Renton, WA, United States

    The HotStorage workshop provides a forum for cutting-edge storage research, a place where researchers and industry practitioners can discuss new opportunities and challenges in storage technology. Submissions should propose new research directions, explore non-traditional approaches, or report on noteworthy or counterintuitive learnings and experience in emerging areas. Submissions will be judged on their originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and the likelihood of leading to insightful discussions that will influence future storage systems design and applications.

    In keeping with the goals of the HotStorage workshop, the review process will favor submissions that are forward-looking and open-ended. If you are only a few months away from submitting to FAST, NSDI, EuroSys, VLDB, OSDI, SOSP, etc. you are probably already past the sweet spot for HotStorage. If you have a forward-looking or unorthodox idea or new research, and some evidence or early working system to support your view, but still have open questions, please consider bringing your work to HotStorage. The program committee will also welcome position papers that solicit discussion on controversial topics, introduce emerging methods and paradigms, or call out for new research directions.

    Submissions due: March 13, 2019 - 8:59 pm
  • HotEdge '19: 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing
    July 9, 2019, Renton, WA, United States

    The goal of HotEdge is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on edge computing to share their ideas, discuss research/work in progress, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important emerging area. The demand for of low-latency offloading infrastructure for upcoming applications (such as augmented reality, wearable cognitive assistance, sensor data processing) and the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) are pushing computing again towards disaggregation. There are many challenges in design, implementation, and deployment of different aspects of edge computing: infrastructure, networking, security, applications, etc. HotEdge would like to foster discussions in these areas.

    The HotEdge '19 program committee is placing a strong emphasis on soliciting early-stage ideas. This workshop is specifically designed for novel ideas to get early feedback. Submissions will be judged on their novelty, topical relevance, and likelihood of generating discussions and debate. A good way to think about this is that if you are only a few months away from submitting to SEC, ICDCS, InfoCom, NSDI, OSDI or SOSP, etc., you are probably already past the sweet spot for HotEdge. To promote research in practical use case, we plan to dedicate a part of the program to submissions relating to novel applications of edge computing.

    Paper submissions due: March 14, 2019 - 8:59 pm
  • ScAINet '19: 2019 USENIX Security and AI Networking Conference
    August 12, 2019, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    ScAINet is a single track symposium of cutting edge and thought-inspiring talks covering a wide range of topics in ML/AI by and for security. The format will be similar to Enigma, but with a focus on security and AI. Our goal is to clearly explain emerging challenges, threats, and defenses at the intersection of machine learning and cybersecurity, and to build a rich and vibrant community which brings academia and industry together under the same roof. We view diversity as a key enabler for this goal and actively work to ensure that the ScAINet community encourages and welcomes participation from all employment sectors, racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, and genders.

    p>ScAINet is committed to fostering an open, collaborative, and respectful environment. ScAINet and USENIX are also dedicated to open science and open conversations, and will make all talk media freely available on the USENIX website.

    Submissions due: March 28, 2019 - 8:59 pm
  • CSET '19: 12th USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test
    August 12, 2019, Santa Clara, CA, 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 of 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 21, 2019 - 8:59 pm