Thanks GroupSense for funding this award!

The following two papers received the Best Paper Awards: (1) "Debugging OpenStack Problems using a State Graph Approach" by Yong Xiang, Hu Li, Sen Wang, Charley Peter Chen, and Wei Xu; and (2) "Time Capsule: Tracing Packet Latency across Different Layers in Virtualized Systems" by Kun Suo, Jia Rao, Luwei Cheng, and Francis C.M. Lau. Congratulations!

The registration desk will open at 8 AM on August 4 & 5.

Call this HOTLINE if you need any help during the 2-day workshop: 5626 4411 (voice only).

The Venue page has been updated.

A typhoon (Nida) is approaching Hong Kong, but according to official reports, it should be completely clear of the way by Wednesday and things will be back to normal then. So please stay assured that APSys 2016 will be held as scheduled. Expect a bit or rain though during the two days of our workshop.

The Accommodation page is updated. Please book your hotel ASAP!

Call for Posters

APSys2016 seeks proposals for posters (demos are also welcome) describing novel work in any area of interest to a broad systems audience. The posters will be presented during an evening reception at the workshop. The poster session is meant to introduce new or ongoing work and provide opportunities for authors to interact directly with workshop attendees.

We highly encourage you to submit controversial works, crazy ideas, thought-provoking and innovative perspectives in designing and implementing novel computer systems.

Important Dates

  • Submission due: July 20, 2016 (23:59 GMT)
  • Notification: July 22, 2016
  • Workshop: August 4-5, 2016

Poster Chair

  • Wei Xu (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Submission Instructions

Submissions must include an extended abstract no longer than one 8.5×1-1inch page, including all figures and references. Submissions must be made electronically in an email message to the Poster Chair at:

The body of the email should include the title of the poster and the author list, including affiliations. The abstract should be attached in PDF format.

Final version of your extended abstract

(For authors of accepted posters)

We use your poster abstract only for posting it on the APSys2016 homepage. We do not use it for any other purposes. There is no copyright transfer. You keep the copyright of your manuscript.

If you agree, send the final version of your poster abstract to the below email address by July 24th. It must be a single-page PDF. A 8.5x11-inch, double-columns format with 10pt fonts is recommended (not mandatory). For those who used the ACM template, please remove the footnote of ACM’s DOI and copyright notice.

It is optional for you to put your abstract online. If you skip it, please let us know.


Poster Instruction

(For authors of accepted posters)

Please prepare an A0-sized, landscape or portrait poster.

To smoothly set up the poster session, the poster chair collects posters and brings them to the poster & banquet hotel in advance, like the EuroSys 2016 poster session style. Please pass your poster to him until 15:30 on August 4th. He is in the registration desk. This will be announced just after Session2 and Session3.