UK Systems Research

Collating news and events for the UK Systems Research Community

This is the website for the UK research community, academic and industrial, interested in problems relating generally to computer systems. That includes both the more traditional topics such as operating systems, distributed systems and networking, as well as more current challenges and approaches at scales from edge and mobile computing to datacenter and the cloud. If your work has bearing on how we should go about building practical computer systems, it's of interest!

We organise an annual community workshop, held in beautiful Northumberland, to share recent results, work-in-progress, challenges, and other matters of interest.

Click here for details of past workshops.

Call for Presentations & Participation

Third Annual UK Systems Research Challenges Workshop

March 21-23, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED! To Feburary 17, 2018 – Please do consider submitting via https://hotcrp.sysws.org.uk/.

We invite you to submit 500 word / 0.5 page abstracts (PDF or plain text) of work for presentation at the next UK Systems Research Challenges workshop. In most cases the main points to include in the abstract are the problem being solved, the new idea or hypothesis being explored in your work, and the current state of the project (e.g., whether you are looking for feedback on an early idea, or presenting finished results that others might want to use).

This is the third iteration of a new workshop bringing together systems researchers from across the UK and beyond, to discuss pressing topics affecting the design and implementation of large-scale systems in a friendly and inclusive setting. We’re interested in presentations that speak to:

Past topics have included everything from system security and architecture, to consensus and engineering, to data visualisation, datacenters and the Internet of Things. We aim to be broad and inclusive– if it’s a matter that has bearing on how we design, build, operate and use large-scale computing systems, it’s in scope.

This is an informal workshop without published proceedings. Work is not subject to detailed peer review; we are requesting abstracts only to help us put together the programme and confirm that work is on-topic. In the event of an excess of submissions, preference for presentation slots will be given to Ph.D. students and early career researchers.

Location

Key Dates

Costs

Tentative, including accommodation and meals:

Co-Chairs

Programme Committee

Please submit abstracts to https://hotcrp.sysws.org.uk, or contact Dr Richard Mortier with any questions

We look forward to seeing you in March!