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
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
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:
- innovative mechanisms
- lessons learned: experience with large or unusual systems
- a viewpoint on a controversial systems topic
- a big problem coming over the horizon
- and really, anything that would be of interest to the builders of computer systems
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.
- Abstract submission deadline:
February 7, 2018 February 17, 2018
- Acceptance notification and presentation programme: February 28, 2018
- Workshop dates: arrival evening March 21, closing with lunch March 23, 2018
Tentative, including accommodation and meals:
- Current students: free, thanks to generous donations from Microsoft Research
- Others: £100, subsidised thanks to generous donations from Red Hat
- Aleksandar Dragojevic, firstname.lastname@example.org, Microsoft Research
- Sara Fernstadt, email@example.com, Newcastle University
- Tim Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heidi Howard, email@example.com, Cambridge University
- Frédéric Le Mouël, firstname.lastname@example.org, INSA Lyon
- Mark Little, email@example.com, Red Hat
- Julie McCann, firstname.lastname@example.org, Imperial College
- Omer Rana, email@example.com, Cardiff University
- Michele Sevegnani, firstname.lastname@example.org, Glasgow University
- Andy Stanford Clark, email@example.com, IBM
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!