Eighth Annual International Conference on
Virtual Execution Environments (VEE 2012)
London, UK, March 3–4 2012

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 these approaches.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 computing;
  • Development and debugging for virtual environments, such as record/replay debugging and omniscience;
  • I/O concerns specific to virtualization;
  • Experience reports from deployments of virtualized environments; and
  • Impact of virtualization on performance models.

Full paper deadline: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 (midnight, PST)
Author Rebuttal Period: December 8-9, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Monday, December 19, 2011
Final copy deadline: Wendesday, January 11, 2012

Please note that the paper submisison deadline is final; there will be no extensions.


Paper Submission Instructions

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 Center).
  • 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) format (http://acm.org/sigplan/authorInformation.htm) 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.

Organizing commitee:
General chair: Steve Hand (U. Cambridge)
Program chair: Dilma da Silva (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
Program commitee:
  Muli Ben-Yehuda (Technion and IBM Research)
Angela Demke Brown (University of Toronto)
Dave Dice (Sun Labs at Oracle)
Alexandra Fedorova (Simon Fraser University)
Michael Franz (UC Irvine)
Ada Gavrilovska (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Ajay Gulati (VMware)
David Gregg (Trinity College Dublin)
Robert Grimm (NYU)
Tim Harris (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Galen Hunt (Microsoft Research)
Hermann Härtig (TU Dresden)
Chandra Krintz (University of California Santa Barbara)
Doug Lea (State University of New York at Oswego)
Jason Nieh (Columbia University)
Ian Rogers (Google)
Dilma da Silva (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
Dan Tsafrir (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Please contact Steve Hand (steven.hand@cl.cam.ac.uk) with any questions about this site.