Preamble : The third Indian Symposium on Computer Systems (IndoSys) will be held in IIT Madras, Chennai during August 19-21. It is meant as a forum to bring together faculty, scientists, research scholars and practitioners working on different aspects of computer systems research in Indian institutions. IndoSys offers a forum for discussing contemporary research activities in computer Systems, emerging tools, techniques and platforms, and unique systems research activities within the Indian context. The symposium will also serve to build a critical mass of systems researchers within the country to help further scientific activities in this area. This year we have many invited on areas spanning cloud computing, big data, compilers and parallel programming.

Organizing Committee

  • Kishore Kothapalli, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Yogesh Simmhan, IISc Bangalore
  • Rupesh Nasre, IIT Madras

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Venue: BSB 361

Day 1: August 19

09:00: Registration
09:30: Welcome Address by Krishna Sivalingam
10:00: Introductions, Announcements
10:30: Tea Break
10:45: Research Talk: Reinforcement Learning Algorithms by Theja Tulabandhula
12:15: Lunch at Taramani Guest House
13:30: Hands on Session: Big Data Platforms and Systems Research by Yogesh Simmhan
15:30: Tea Break
15:45: Talk: How to Write / Present Technical Ideas by Yogesh Simmhan, Kishore Kothapalli
17:15: End of Day 1.

Day 2: August 20

09:00: Research Talk: Efficient Parallel Sparse Matrix Computations by Kishore Kothapalli
10:30: Tea Break
10:45: Research Talk: Writing Efficient Programs for Multicore Systems by Krishna Nandivada
12:15: Lunch at Taramani Guest House
13:30: Proposal Presentations by Authors
15:30: Tea Break
15:45: Matchmaking and Group Discussions
17:15: End of Day 2.

Day 3: August 21

09:00: Group Discussions (continued)
11:00: Presentation of the Action Plans
12:00: Closing
12:15: Lunch at Taramani Guest House
13:30: End of Day 3.


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Participants will be responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements. Depending upon availability, you may also apply for paid hostel accommodation at IIT Madras. Alternatively, you can try a few hotels around IIT Madras such as Ginger (outside IITM Research Park Gate, 2 KM from IndoSys venue) or Lemon Tree (1 KM from IITM main gate and 3 KM from IndoSys venue). Note that accommodation would be approved only after registration.

Call for Participation and Research Abstracts

The third Indian Symposium on Computer Systems Research (Indosys) will be held at IIT Madras during August 19 to 21, 2016. One of the aims of this workshop is to provide for long-term and sustainable mentoring to teams of faculty and students in terms of year-long Masters projects. This provides an opportunity for the faculty and the student to work with some of the leading research groups in the country over a long duration and conduct quality research potentially leading to a good publication.

To participate in this program, we invite teams of faculty and student(s) in any college in India to write a short one page abstract of a problem they would like to solve. The abstract can include a brief problem description, its importance, solution goal, and the mentorship required. Your abstract will be evaluated by a small committee before you are included in this long-term mentoring program.

Once your abstract is accepted for this program, you are required to attend the Indosys workshop during August 19 to 21 at IIT Madras. You have to present your problem idea in a short presentation, usually under 10 minutes. Based on the problem area, you will also be assigned to a small group of about 10 people and a couple of advisers. You could discuss your problem with the advisers and come up with timelines and related logistics.

The Indosys workshop will have other technical activities such as tutorials and research talks. These will be delivered by experts from various universities in the country and industry professionals. The tutorials could have hands-on component as well that will acquaint you with latest technologies such as deep learning, big data analytics, and the like.

Important Dates:

Submission of research abstracts: July 25, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2016.
Indosys Workshop: August 19 -- 21, 2016.

Submission Guidelines: Prepare your research abstract of at least one page but not more than two pages with 1" margins on all sides. The extended abstract should cover: the topic being proposed, a discussion of the related literature in this area with citation, the solution approach being considered, and any initial results that you may have. Use the IEEE conference proceedings template if possible. Submit your abstract at EasyChair.
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