[ecoop-info] CFP: PLOS '21: 11th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems

Eric Eide eeide at cs.utah.edu
Fri Jul 2 22:12:48 CEST 2021

                                CALL FOR PAPERS

         11th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems
                                  (PLOS 2021)

                               October 25, 2021


                            Sponsored by ACM SIGOPS
                         In conjunction with SOSP 2021

                Paper submission deadline:      August 6, 2021
                Notification of acceptance:  September 3, 2021
                Final papers due:           September 24, 2021
                Workshop:                     October 25, 2021

Historically, operating system development and programming language development
went hand-in-hand.  Challenges in one area were often approached using ideas or
techniques developed in the other, and advances in one area enabled new
capabilities in the other.  Today, although the systems community at large
retains an iron grip on C, modern programming language ideas continue to spark
innovations in OS design and construction.  Conversely, the systems field
continues to provide a wealth of challenging problems and practical results
that should lead to advances in programming languages, software designs, and

This workshop will bring together researchers and developers from the
programming language and operating system domains to discuss recent work at the
intersection of these fields.  It will be a platform for discussing new
visions, challenges, experiences, problems, and solutions arising from the
application of advanced programming and software engineering concepts to
operating systems construction, and vice versa.

Suggested paper topics include, but are not restricted to:

  * critical evaluations of new programming language ideas in support of OS
  * domain-specific languages for operating systems
  * type-safe languages for operating systems
  * the design of language-specific unikernels
  * language-based approaches to crosscutting system concerns, such as
    security and run-time performance
  * language support for system verification, testing, and debugging
  * synthesis of OS code
  * static/dynamic configuration of operating systems
  * static/dynamic specialization within operating systems
  * the use of OS abstractions and techniques in language runtimes
  * experience reports on applying new language techniques in commercial OS


The workshop will be a highly interactive event with an agenda designed to
promote focused and lively discussions.  Part of the workshop program will be
based on paper presentations.  PLOS welcomes research, experience, and position
papers; papers describing industrial experience are particularly encouraged.
The set of accepted papers will be made available to registered attendees in
advance of the workshop.  Participants should come to the workshop prepared
with questions and comments.


All papers must be written in English and should be formatted in the two-column
ACM article style (<http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/>, using the
options sigplan,10pt).  The CCS Concepts, Keywords, and ACM Reference Format
sections are not required in submissions.  Submissions are single blind: author
names and affiliations should be included.

Submissions must not be more than six (6) pages in length, using 10-point font.
The bibliography does not count towards the page limit.  The page limit will be
strictly enforced, and shorter papers are encouraged. Papers must be submitted
in PDF format via the workshop website. They will be reviewed by the workshop
program committee and designated external reviewers. Papers will be evaluated
based on technical quality, originality, relevance, and presentation.

By default, accepted papers will be published electronically in the ACM Digital
Library. The authors of accepted papers to be included in the ACM Digital
Library will be required to sign ACM copyright release forms.  The publication
of a paper in the PLOS workshop proceedings is not intended to replace future
conference publication.


Anton Burtsev, University of California, Irvine
Pierre-Evariste Dagand, Universite de Paris (chair)
Michael Homer, Victoria University of Wellington
Faria Kalim, Apple Inc
Jeehoon Kang, KAIST
Antoine Kaufmann, MPI for Software Systems
Hui Lu, SUNY Binghamton
Gustavo Petri, Arm Research
Clement Pit-Claudel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Linhai Song, Pennsylvania State University
Alain Tchana, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
Chia-Che Tsai, Texas A&M University
Carsten Weinhold, Barkhausen Institute


Antonio Barbalace, The University of Edinburgh
Eric Eide, University of Utah
Pierre Olivier, The University of Manchester
Olaf Spinczyk, Osnabrueck University

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