1st Workshop on High Availability and Observability of Cloud Systems

(in conjunction with EuroSys '21)

April 26, 2021, on the cloud

Call For Papers

The first workshop on High Availability and Observability of Cloud Systems (HAOC) invites short papers related to the availability and observability of distributed systems at large scale. The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and debate emerging techniques, best practices, early ideas, and the latest progress. We welcome papers that describe promising innovations, report experiences in the field, offer insights on problems overlooked by the community (including findings from measurement studies), and challenge widely-held beliefs, with emphasis on the problems associated with complex, networked systems that handle high volumes of traffic, store and serve large amounts of data, or are geographically dispersed.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

The main objective for the workshop is to advance the principles and practices on this subject by creating a discussion forum that brings together researchers, engineers, administrators, and practitioners. As such, we do not expect papers to necessarily include a rigorous evaluation, although we do prefer papers that provide a crisp problem statement, a compelling motivation for the work, and some contextualization with respect to related academic work and the current state-of-the-art in industry.

Papers should be submitted in PDF files. The paper should be at most 6 pages in length, including figures and tables. Submissions may include as many pages as needed for references. Submissions should be formatted in 8.5” x 11” paper with a text block 7” x 9”, using two columns separated by 0.33” (8 mm) of whitespace. Use 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading and Times Roman or a similar font for the body of the paper. Authors using Microsoft Word or LaTeX should consider using the ACM SIGPLAN template. A sample is provided in this repository:

$ git clone https://github.com/haoc2021/template.git
$ cd template
$ make

The paper review is double-blind. Authors should anonymize the paper content, including removing authors’ names and affiliations in the title page. However, submissions that describe systems in production or real-world experiences need not anonymize the paper content other than the authors’ names, i.e., authors may keep the company’s name, production system name, etc., as appropriate in the paper, which would provide reviewers with better context to evaluate the work.

For any questions, please contact the workshop co-chairs at haoc21chairs@gmail.com.


Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. The workshop proceedings are in separate volumes from the EuroSys conference proceedings, but will be listed as side events of EuroSys ‘21 in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission Website

Submit your paper at https://haoc21.hotcrp.com