PLOS 2023 Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems
October 23, 2023, Koblenz, Germany

Call for Papers: 12th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2023)

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Koblenz, Germany
October 23, 2023
In conjunction with SOSP 2023 Sponsored by ACM SIGOPS

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:August 4, 2023 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance:September 4, 2023
Final papers due: September 29, 2023
Workshop:October 23, 2023


Historically, operating system and programming language development went hand-in-hand. Challenges in one area were often approached using ideas/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 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.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be written in English and should be formatted in the two-column ACM article style (, using the options "sigplan,anonymous,10pt"). The CCS Concepts, Keywords, and ACM Reference Format sections are not required in submissions. Submissions are double blind: author names and affiliations should not 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. 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. The submission website is:

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.

Program Committee

Antonio Barbalace, The University of Edinburgh (co-chair)
Björn B. Brandenburg, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
David Cock, ETH Zurich
Nathan Dautenhahn, Rice University
Chris Hawblitzel, Microsoft Research
Michael Homer, Victoria University of Wellington
Faria Kalim, Apple Inc
Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University
Hui Lu, SUNY Binghamton
Mae Milano, UC Berkeley
Pierre Olivier, The University of Manchester (co-chair)
Linhai Song, Pennsylvania State University
Alain Tchana, Grenoble INP
Chia-Che Tsai, Texas A&M University
Carsten Weinhold, Barkhausen Institute

Organizing Committee

Pierre-Évariste Dagand, Université de Paris
Eric Eide, University of Utah
Olaf Spinczyk, Osnabrück University