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Calls for Papers and Calls for Participation

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.

  • SREcon20 Americas West: SREcon20 Americas West
    March 24-26, 2020, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    For 2020, we've decided to dive deeper into how SREs work, including examining deep work, controlling for cognitive load, and sensemaking. There are many forms of work that SREs are required to do to be effective, whether it's doing archaeology on a legacy service, a perplexing debug story that took you into the internals of a system, or mastering a tool you use in your day-to-day. We want to hear it all.

    We're interested in how SREs work along many dimensions, but would like to bring extra attention to facilitation. How does your team allow for and encourage learning? How do we balance the demands of keeping a system running while building for the long term? What has your team done to improve your ability to focus on cognitively demanding tasks?

    Please join us in creating an excellent program for SREcon Americas West, which will be the fifteenth SREcon event globally. In 2019, we had over 2000 attendees from over 230 companies participate in the global SREcon conferences, with backgrounds ranging from small startups, through tech giants with tens of thousands of employees, to finance and enterprise sector companies adopting or expanding SRE in their organizations, to academia. New speakers are encouraged to submit talks; many of our best talks have come from people with new experiences to share.


    Submissions due: November 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm
  • USENIX Security '20: 29th USENIX Security Symposium
    August 12-14, 2020, Boston, MA, 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 29th USENIX Security Symposium will be held August 12–14, 2020, in Boston, MA, USA.

    All researchers are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works in computer security. 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 10 and 11.


    Fall Quarter Deadline: November 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm
  • Vault '20: 2020 Linux Storage and Filesystems Conference
    February 24-25, 2020, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    The Vault Linux Storage and Filesystems Conference will bring together practitioners, implementers, users, and researchers working on storage in Linux and related open source projects. The organizers welcome creators and users of open source storage, file systems, and related technologies to submit talk proposals.

    The best talks will share your or your team's experience with a new technology, a new idea, a new approach, or inspire the audience to think beyond the ways they have always done things. We encourage new speakers to submit talks as some of the most insightful talks often come from people with new experiences to share.

    Previous Vault events have drawn hundreds of attendees from a range of companies with backgrounds ranging from individual open source contributors, to new startups, through teams within the technology and storage giants, or storage end users.


    Submissions due: November 20, 2019 - 11:59 pm
  • USENIX ATC '20: 2020 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
    July 15-17, 2020, Boston, MA, United States

    The 2020 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '20) seeks original, high-quality submissions that improve and further the knowledge of computing systems, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results. We are interested in systems of all scales, from small embedded mobile devices to data centers and clouds. The scope of USENIX ATC covers all practical aspects related to systems software, including but not limited to: operating systems; runtime systems; parallel and distributed systems; storage; networking; security and privacy; virtualization; software-hardware interactions; performance evaluation and workload characterization; reliability, availability, and scalability; energy/power management; bug-finding, tracing, analyzing, and troubleshooting.

    We welcome experience submissions that clearly articulate lessons learned, as well as submissions that refute prior published results. We value submissions more highly if they are accompanied by clearly defined artifacts not previously available, including traces, original data, source code, or tools developed as part of the submitted work. We particularly encourage new ideas and approaches.


    Submissions due: January 15, 2020 - 8:59 pm
  • HotEdge '20: 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing
    April 30, 2020, Santa Clara, CA, 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 emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demand for responsiveness, privacy, and situation-awareness are pushing computing to the edge of the Internet. There are many challenges in the design, implementation, and deployment of different aspects of edge computing: infrastructure, systems, networking, algorithms, applications, etc. HotEdge would like to foster discussions in these areas.

    The HotEdge '20 program committee is placing a strong emphasis on soliciting early-stage ideas. This workshop is specifically designed for novel ideas to get early feedback that can help shape their further development and publication at various top conferences. Submissions will be judged on their novelty, topical relevance, and likelihood of generating discussions and debate.


    Submissions due: February 20, 2020 - 8:59 pm
  • OSDI '20: 14th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
    November 4-6, 2020, Banff, Alberta, Canada

    The 14th 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.

    OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, cloud computing, mobile systems, secure and reliable systems, systems aspects of big data, embedded systems, virtualization, networking as it relates to operating systems, and management and troubleshooting of complex systems. We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages, analytics, and databases. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results.


    Abstract registration due: May 5, 2020 - 3:00 pm