Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission DeadlineTuesday, November 25, 2014 (11:59pm, PST)
Author RebuttalFriday - Saturday, January 23 - 24, 2015
Author NotificationWednesday, January 28, 2015
Camera-ready DeadlineThursday, February 12, 2015 (11:59pm, PST)
ConferenceSaturday - Sunday, March 14 - 15, 2015


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. While the approaches at different layers can differ dramatically, they tend to have similarities, and they must often tackle related challenges.

The 11th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'15) 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'15 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 new to VEE this year. 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 HotNets / 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):

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

As usual (since 2008), VEE'15 is co-located with ASPLOS 2015, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. VEE'15 will be held concurrently with the ASPLOS 2015 workshops, during March 14-15, 2015. Registration for VEE'15 is available as an option within the ASPLOS 2015 online registration system. Hotel arrangements can likewise be made according to the directions on the ASPLOS 2015 page. VEE'15 attendees are permitted to attend all ASPLOS 2015 workshops. Through support from SIGOPS, SIGPLAN and industry sponsors, VEE'15 will be able to offer a number of travel grants toassist with student and junior faculty attendance costs.

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, and they 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 (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 Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release. The proceedings will be published by ACM. Accepted papers will be made available to conference participants three weeks before the event.

Make sure that your paper satisfies all the above requirements for content and format before submission; if you have a question about any of these issues, please send email to the program chairs, Angela Demke Brown and Bjarne Steensgaard.

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