Work in Progress Presentations

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Work in Progress
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SOSP Work-in-Progress session talks will be selected in advance on the basis of one-page ASCII talk abstracts. Paper or non-ASCII submissions will not be accepted. Abstracts must be e-mailed to Margo Seltzer ( by 5:00 PM EST Wednesday, October 3rd.

Talks will be selected on the following basis:

  1. Presentations must contain new, interesting work, not previously presented.
  2. Submissions should represent early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal.
  3. Student submissions meeting the above criteria will be explicitly favored; however, submissions are not limited to just students.

Submissions should begin with the following information in this format:

Title: (title of proposed presentation)
Name: (your name)
E-mail: (your e-mail address)
Student: (are you a student? yes/no)

Following that you should provide a 1-3 paragraph abstract or summary of your proposed talk. Your job in the abstract is to convince the program committee that a good talk will ensue. The program committee reserves the right to judge your submission based solely on the first 300 words of the abstract.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by Monday, October 15. Presentations will be strictly limited to 4 minutes. Given this, your presentation should be focused on communicating one novel idea well, rather than trying to present a complete overview of your work.

Send any questions about the Work-in-Progress session to Margo Seltzer (

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