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VEE 2017
Sat 8 - Sun 9 April 2017 Xi'an, China

The 13th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE’17) brings together researchers and practitioners from different computer systems domains to interact and share ideas in order to advance the state of the art of virtualization, systems programming and programming languages.

As usual (since 2008), VEE’17 is co-located with ASPLOS 2017, which will take place in Xi’an, China. VEE’17 will be held concurrently with the ASPLOS 2017 workshops on April 8th-9th, 2017.

Registration is open via ASPLOS.

VISA information is handled by ASPLOS.

Important Dates

      Registration of Titles & Abstracts:      Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

      Paper Submission:                             Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

      Author response:                               Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

      Notifications:                                      Monday, February 6th, 2017

      Camera Ready:                                 Monday, March 10th, 2017

Accepted Papers

The full program is coming soon. Here is the list of accepted papers.

  1. “Dancing with Wolves: Towards Practical Event-driven VMM Monitoring”, Liang Deng, Peng Liu, Jun Xu, Ping Chen
  2. “Flexible Page-level Memory Access Monitoring Based on Virtualization Hardware”, Kai Lu, Wenzhe Zhang, Xiaoping Wang, Mikel Luján
  3. “RERANZ: A Light-Weight Virtual Machine to Mitigate Memory Disclosure Attacks”, Zhe Wang
  4. “MigVisor: Accurate Prediction of VM Live Migration Behavior using a Working-Set Pattern Model”, Jinshi Zhang, Eddie Dong, Jian Li, Haibing Guan
  5. “One Process to Reap Them All: Garbage Collection As A Service”, Ahmed Hussein, Mathias Payer, Antony L. Hosking, Christopher A. Vick
  6. “Improving Virtualized Storage Services with Sky”, Leo Arulra, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
  7. “HyperMAMBO: Using Virtualization to Support High-performance Transparent Binary Translation”, Amanieu d’Antras, Cosmin Gorgovan, Jim Garside, John Goodacre, MIkel Lujan
  8. “Unikernels Everywhere: The Case for Ephemeral CDNs”, Simon Kuenzer, Anton Ivanov, Filipe Manco, Jose Mendes, Iurii Volchkov, Florian Schmidt, Kenichi Yasukata, Michio Honda, Felipe Huici
  9. “Swift Birth and Quick Death: Enabling Fast Parallel Guest Boot and Destruction in the Xen Hypervisor”, Vlad Nitu, Pierre Olivier, Alain Tchana, Daniel Chiba, Antonio Barbalace, Daniel Hagimont, Binoy Ravindran
  10. “Using OS Design Patterns to Provide Reliability and Security as-a-Service for VM-based Clouds”, Zachary J. Estrada, Read Sparbery, Lok Yan, Zhongzhi Yu, Roy Campbell, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk
  11. “Catalyst: GPU-assisted rapid memory deduplication in virtualization environments”, Anshuj Garg, Debadatta Mishra, Purushottam Kulkarni
  12. “Just-In-Time GPU Compilation for Interpreted Languages with Partial Evaluation”, Juan Fumero, Michel Steuwer, Lukas Stadler, Christophe Dubach
  13. “Content Look-Aside Buffer for Redundancy-Free Virtual Disk I/O and Caching”, Chun Yang, Xianhua Liu, Xu Cheng
  14. “Security analysis of encrypted virtual machines”, Felicitas Hetzelt, Robert Buhren
  15. “Heterogeneous Managed Runtime Systems: A Computer Vision Case Study”, Christos Kotselidis, James Clarkson, Andrey Rodchenko, Andy Nisbet, John Mawer, Mikel Lujan
  16. “Designing Locality and NUMA Aware MPI Runtime for Nested Virtualization based HPC Cloud with SR-IOV Enabled InfiniBand”, Jie Zhang, Xiaoyi Lu, Dhabaleswar K. Panda
  17. “Safe Inspection of Live Virtual Machines”, Sahil Suneja, Ricardo Koller, Canturk Isci, Eyal de Lara, Ali Hashemi, Arnamoy Bhattacharyya, Cristiana Amza
  18. “HA-VMSI: A Lightweight Virtual Machine Isolation Approach with Commodity Hardware for ARM”, Min Zhu, Bibo Tu, Wei Wei, Dan Meng


Please direct correspondence to the chairs using the following email: vee17chairs@acm.org

General Chair: Todd Mytkowicz (Microsoft Research)
Program Co-chairs: Tim Harris (Oracle Labs) & Galen Hunt (Microsoft Research)

Program Committee

    Ada Gavrilovska - Georgia Tech

    Bertil Folliot - LIP6

    Carl Waldspurger - Carl Waldspurger Consulting

    Chandra Krintz - University of California, Santa Barbara

    Dan Heidinga - IBM

    David Chisnall - University of Cambridge

    Galen Hunt - Microsoft Research

    Hann Huang - MediaTek

    Malgorzata (Gosia) Steinder - IBM Watson

    Maoni Stephens - Microsoft

    Moriyoshi Ohara - IBM

    Naila Farooqui - Intel

    Paolo Bonzini - Red Hat

    Peter Kessler - Oracle Labs

    Rong Chen - Shanghai JiaoTong University

    Stefan Marr - Johannes Kepler University

    Tim Harris - Oracle Labs

    Tony Hosking - Australian National University

    Nadav Amit - VMware Research

Research Papers: Call for Papers

View track page for all details

Virtualization has a central role in modern systems. It constitutes a key aspect in a wide range of environments, from small mobile computing devices to large-scale data centers and computational clouds. Virtualization techniques encompass the underlying hardware, the operating system, and the runtime system. Although these layers have different design and implementation techniques, the fundamental challenges and insights tend to be similar.

The 13th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE’17) brings together researchers and practitioners from different computer systems domains to interact and share ideas in order to advance the state of the art of virtualization and broaden its applicability. VEE’17 accepts both full-length and short papers. Both types of submissions are reviewed to the same standards and differ primarily in the scope of the ideas expressed. Short papers are limited to half the space of full-length papers. The program committee will not accept a full paper on the condition that it is cut down to fit in a short paper slot, nor will it invite short papers to be extended to full length. Submissions will be considered only in the category in which they are submitted.

Short papers are relatively new to VEE. An ideal short paper would express an idea that doesn’t require 12 pages to describe or evaluate. The ideas should be well formed and complete just like those in a full-length paper. A short paper should not be a HotOS / HotStorage-style workshop paper with an interesting idea that isn’t yet fully developed. Short papers will be held to the same standard as full-length papers in terms of clarity of presentation and evaluation, however, the scope of the work as well as the breadth of the evaluation is expected to be smaller.

We invite authors to submit original papers related to virtualization across all layers of the software stack down to the microarchitectural level. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • architecture support for virtualization;
  • compiler and programming language support for virtualization;
  • managed runtimes and virtual machines;
  • management technologies for virtual environments;
  • memory management;
  • operating system support for virtualization;
  • performance analysis and debugging for virtual environments;
  • runtime system support for virtualization;
  • security and virtual environments
  • virtual I/O, storage, and networking;
  • virtualization in cloud computing
  • virtualization support for programs and programmers;
  • virtualization technologies applied to specific problem domains such as HPC, realtime, and power management.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your paper through this link after reading the following submission instructions.

Submissions must attack an interesting problem and clearly articulate their contribution relative to previous work. Submissions must be in ACM SIGPLAN proceedings format, 10-point type on 11-point leading, 7x9 inch text block, and two columns with .33 inch column separation, and submissions may not exceed 12 pages for full papers and 6 pages for short papers, excluding references. Word and LaTeX templates for this format are available at www.sigplan.org/authorInformation.htm (but please note that 10-point is not the default). Pages must be numbered, and submissions must be in PDF, legible when printed black and white on US Letter and A4 paper. All fonts must be embedded in the submitted PDF. Submissions violating the formatting guidelines may be rejected without review.

Reviewing will be double blind, therefore submissions must be anonymous. Author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, and any other hints of identity must not be included in the submission. You should not anonymize your bibliographic references; instead, cite your work in the third person so that your submission is self-contained. Make a good-faith effort to conceal any authorship connection between prior work and yours.

Submissions must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as discussed at www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Republication. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release. The proceedings will be published by ACM.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Please ensure that your paper satisfies all the above requirements for content and formatting before submission; if you have a question about any of these issues, please send email to the program chairs using this email: vee17chairs@acm.org.

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