Aim and Scope

The purpose of Operating Systems track is to bring together researchers, designers, and developers who are interested in methodologies for the design and analysis of operating systems and/or applications that are highly adaptive to user needs. In recent years, we have noticed a tremendous growth on the demands for highly-efficient operating systems in various fields. At the same time, adaptive applications have also become more and more complex, and it imposes new challenging issues never faced before in this application field. It is thus clear that nowadays the development and design of operating systems must rely, even more than in the recent past, on specific solutions both in the hardware and in the software components. Moreover, the needs to timely tackle changes in the market pushes toward the employment of methodologies to shorten the development time and to drive the evolution of existing products. The solutions to new problems emerging in this setting call for a joint effort from the academics and industry.

The designs of high-performance operating systems and adaptive applications must take into account a wide variety of constraints: Performance, code size, real-time performance, maintainability, energy efficiency, and scalability. This track provides a forum for the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of operating systems and adaptive applications design, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and case-studies. Solutions might be proposed at different levels of abstractions, making use of an assortment of tools and methodologies. Researchers and practitioners would have a chance to propose new ideas and to compare experimentations. The focus of this track is on the application of both novel and well-known techniques to the operating systems and adaptive applications development.

Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
    ■ Operating systems
    ■ Virtualization technology
    ■ Networking, storage simulation techniques for operating systems
    ■ Distributed operating systems or parallel operating systems code
    ■ Testing, debugging, profiling, and performance analysis for operating systems
    ■ Special-purpose appliances and applications
    ■ Fault tolerance and robustness for operating systems
    ■ Scheduling and discrete optimization of systems with timing constraints
    ■ Schedulability analysis of real-time applications
    ■ System Security
    ■ Modeling issues and case studies 

 Paper Submission
Submissions will be handled in electronic format, using START system via the website:

The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. All papers will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM. Hence, all accepted papers should be submitted in ACM 2-column camera-ready format for publication in the symposium proceedings. The final version of the paper should not be more than 6 pages long. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will be published as short papers (2-3 pages) in the symposium proceedings.

You can download the templates from the ACM SAC 2016 website:

 Journal Publication of Selected Papers
The extended versions of selected papers from all categories will be considered for publication in the ACM/SIGAPP quarterly Applied Computing Review or one of the other participating SIGs' publications. Selected papers will be recommended for publication in an International Journal as a special SAC 2016 section.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library. 

 Important Dates
The Operating Systems Track will follow the deadlines suggested by the ACM SAC 2016 conference.

    Sep 28, 2015 (Deadline has been extended) - Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts
     Nov 13, 2015 - Author notification
    Dec 11, 2015 - Camera-ready copy

 Technical Program Committee
 - Awny Alnusair, Indiana University Kokomo, USA
 - Mark Anderson, Edge Hill University, UK
 - Rui Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 - Hakan Aydin, George Mason University, USA
 - Andrea Baldovin, GE Aviation, UK
 - Jorge Barreiros, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 - Saeid Belkasim, Georgia State University, USA
 - Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
 - Regina Braga, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
 - Achim D. Brucker, SAP, Germany
 - Carlos Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
 - Rodrigo N. Calheiros, The University of Melbourne, Australia
 - Fei Cao, University of Central Missouri, USA
 - Li-Pin Chang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
 - Yuan-Hao Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
 - Ya-Shu Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
 - Albert M. K.  Cheng, University of Houston, USA
 - Seong-je Cho, Dankook University, Korea
 - Chang Choi, Chosun University, Korea
 - Junho Choi, Chosun University, Korea
 - Yoojin Chung, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
 - Alessandro Colantonio, Bay31 GmbH, Switzerland
 - Miguel Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
 - Stenio Fernandes, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
 - Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
 - Piyabute Fuangkhon, Assumption University of Thailand, Thailand
 - Vinicius Cardoso Garcia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
 - Michael Grottke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
 - Jiman Hong, Soongsil University, Korea
 - Jen-Wei Hsieh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
 - Kun Hua, Lawrence Technological University, USA
 - Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
 - Po-Chun Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
 - Dharanipragada Janakiram, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
 - Brigitte Jaumard, Concordia University, Canada
 - Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, USA
 - Pankoo Kim, Chosun University, Korea
 - Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang University, Korea
 - Yeongkwun Kim, Western Illinois University, USA
 - Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
 - Chin-Fu Kuo, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
 - Seung-Ho Lim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
 - Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
 - Yung-Feng Lu, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
 - Miguel Matos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
 - David Matos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
 - Eric Matson, Purdue University, USA
 - Hamid Mcheick, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
 - Hong Min, Hoseo University, Korea
 - Sébastien Monnet, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France
 - Raimundo Moura, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil
 - Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Osaka University, Japan
 - Enrique Hernández Orallo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
 - Ai-Chun Pang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
 - Hervé Paulino, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
 - Christian Plessl, University of Paderborn, Germany
 - Andrea Polini, University of Padua, Italy
 - Adam Przybylek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
 - Ying Qiao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
 - Fabio Rossi, Farroupilha Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, Brazil
 - Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille 1, France
 - Zhiyong Shan, Renmin University of China, China
 - Radu State, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
 - Juan Tapiador, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
 - Júlio Tavares, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
 - Hsueh-Wen Tseng, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
 - Jo Ueyama, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
 - Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 - Chin-Hsien Wu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
 - Jason Xue, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 - Jingyu Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

(More TPC members will be added)

 Track Chairs
For any inquiries please contact the track organizers:  

Bongjae Kim, Ph.D / Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Sun Moon University, Korea

George Hamer, Ph.D / Professor
College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
South Dakota State University, USA

Juw Won Park, Ph.D / Assistant Professor 
Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Louisville, USA
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