PLOS 2015 Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems
October 4, 2015, Monterey, California, USA

Call for Papers: 8th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2015)

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Monterey, California, USA
October 4, 2015
In conjunction with SOSP 2015

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:July 3, 2015
Notification of acceptance:August 7, 2015
Workshop:October 4, 2015


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 idioms.

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:


The workshop will be a highly interactive event with an agenda designed to promote focused and lively discussions.

Part of the workshop will be based on presentations of papers---we welcome 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.

The workshop organizers will use the accepted papers and input from participants to compile a list of topics for working groups, to be held during the workshop. The set of topics may be extended or changed during the workshop, based on the presentation and discussion of the workshop papers.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be written in English and should be formatted according to the ACM proceedings format. Submissions must not be more than five~(5) pages in length . This limit will be strictly enforced, and shorter papers are encouraged. Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the workshop Web site. 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.

Accepted papers will be published electronically in the ACM Digital Library. The authors of accepted papers 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.

Program Committee

Mona Attariyn, Google
John Criswell, University of Rochester
Eric Eide, University of Utah
Robert Grimm, Goldman Sachs
Thomas Gross, ETH
Gernot Heiser, University of New South Wales Australia / NICTA
Shan Lu, University of Chicago (Chair)
Madan Musuvathi, Microsoft Research
Pierre-Evariste Dagand, LIP6
Xi Wang, University of Washington

Organizing Committee

Chris Hawblitzel, Microsoft Research
Gilles Muller, Inria/LIP6
Olaf Spinczyk, Technische Universitat Dortmund