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!


Registration must be done through Pervc. Click here to register.

The due of registration is July 29, 11:59 pm PST.

Note: AUTHORS OF ACCEPTED PAPERS - at least one author per paper should pay the advanced registration by July 25, 2016.

Registration Fees:

ACM Member $275  
Non-member $300  
Student Member $150  
Student Non-member $175  

One banquet ticket is included.

Visa Information

If you need a visa, ACT EARLY! Depending on your nationality and the local embassy, visa applications can take up to ONE MONTH to be processed.

Check the visa page at Hong Kong Immigration Department, and see whether you need a visa.

If you need an invitation letter or other documents, you may contact General Chair, Dr. Heming Cui ( Please include “VISA APPLICATION” in your email subject and specify in your email body these six fields: registration order number, passport ID, full name in passport, gender, nationality, and employer.

An invitation letter will be issued after your registration and payment have been confirmed.

Student Travel Grant

With generous support from ACM SIGOPS, APSys2016 will offer travel grants for students to attend the conference and defray their traveling cost. The size and number of these grants will vary depending on funding availability, the number of student applicants, geographical locations, and their respective priority. Please note that expenses will be reimbursed after the conference, and that grant recipients will be asked to submit original receipts to verify their expenditures.

To apply for a travel grant from APSys:

Applicants must send an email to the Student Travel Award Chair at by the application deadline.

  • (Subject): For your subject line, please use “Travel Grant Application for

<Your-Given-Name, Your-Family-Name> (e.g.,<TOM, CRUISE>)”. It is required to “cc” to your advisor to make sure he/she knows you are applying the travel grant.

  • (Body): Please provide the following details in your email body:
    1. Name:
    2. University:
    3. Address:
    4. Advisor:
    5. Student email:
    6. ACM SIGOPS member # if applicable:
    7. Role at APSys-2016 (paper/poster presenter/co-author/none)
    8. APSys ‘16 registration order number:
    9. Optional information:
      • Disability
      • Parents with child under age one
  • (Attachment): Please also attach your current resume as a text file.

Additional notes for the process:

  • Students are required to pay for the registration.
  • Please save all the original receipts. You need to mail them later.

Important Dates for Student Travel Grant

  • Application deadline: July 10, 2016
  • Notification of grant decisions: July 14, 2016