Virtualization has a central role on modern systems,
nowadays being a key aspect of how systems are
developed, executed, and managed in environments
ranging from mobile computing devices to large-scale data
centers. Virtualization techniques are applied at many
interfaces, from hardware, to OS system calls, to
high-level language run times, to cloud management
stacks. While these approaches differ dramatically in
implementation, they target similar benefits and often
must tackle related challenges.
The 2012 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference
on Virtual Execution Environments brings together
researchers across the many applications of
virtualization in today's systems. We invite original
papers on topics relating to virtualization –
especially those that will have broad appeal across
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Please make sure that your paper satisfies all the requirements for
content and format below before submission. If you have a question
about any of these issues, please send email to the Program Chair, Dilma da Silva (IBM T. J. Watson Research
- Design and implementation of the virtualization layer;
- The use of virtualization to provide novel
functionality, such as high availability, enhanced
security and dependability;
- Challenges in applying virtualization in new
environments, such as unusual architectures, real-time
constraints, and very large systems;
- Novel virtualization techniques to support cloud
- Development and debugging for virtual
environments, such as record/replay debugging and
- I/O concerns specific to virtualization;
- Experience reports from deployments of
virtualized environments; and
- Impact of virtualization on performance models.
- Papers should attack an interesting
problem and should clearly articulate their contribution relative to
previous work. All submissions should be in the ACM SIGPLAN (9pt)
and should be no more than twelve pages in total length. Pages should
be numbered, and submissions must be legible when printed in black and
white, and on US Letter or A4 paper. Papers that do not conform to
these guidelines may be automatically rejected without review.
Reviewing will be double blind, and so paper submissions must be
anonymous. Author names, affiliations, personal acknowledgments, and any
other hints of identity must not be included in the submitted paper. At the
same time, you should not anonymize your bibliographic references; instead,
cite any of your work in the third person so that the paper is self-contained.
Make a good-faith effort to conceal any authorship connection between the
prior work and yours.
- Submitted papers must describe work
unpublished in venues with a formal proceedings, and not currently
submitted for publication elsewhere. See the SIGPLAN
republication policy for more details. Authors of accepted papers
will be required to sign ACM copyright release forms. Proceedings will
be published by ACM Press.
The paper submission
web site is now closed.