Second Workshop on
Tackling Computer Systems Problems
with Machine Learning Techniques (SysML07)

This is the SysML07 submission/CFP site. The event will be held with NSDI on April 10, 2007. See the official SysML07 site at Usenix.

Instructions for authors: USENIX intends to publish a workshop proceedings in the USENIX web library. They have asked that you sign the copyright/consent form and that you e-mail your final paper in PDF *and* HTML to production at usenix dot org. We announced a date of March 1 for final papers, but USENIX says that they can accept final papers up to March 15 AM (but no later!). You can use the same formatting that you used for your submission. Also, please let us know who will present the paper at the workshop. We look forward to seeing you.


Call For Papers
Second Workshop on Tackling Computer Systems Problems with Machine Learning Techniques (SysML07)

In conjunction with NSDI 2007
April 10, 2007
Cambridge, MA USA

[get the CFP as a plain text file]
[get the CFP as a PDF file]
[see the previous SysML workshop]


Goal of workshop and intended audience

Many researchers in machine learning, systems, and networking have begun to apply techniques from machine learning to help make real-world computer systems and networks more robust and manageable. Empirical models built using statistical learning have great potential to help overcome the challenges of scale and complexity in current and future systems.

The purpose of the SysML workshop is to bring together researchers working at the intersection of machine learning and systems. It is intended as a forum for researchers from different communities to "cross-pollinate" and gain perspective on the hard problems and opportunities, methodologies to evaluate learning-based approaches, and the challenges of scaling up to larger, more complex, and more dynamic systems.

Topics and submissions

We invite authors to submit position papers or reports of early work related to current and future applications of machine learning techniques to problems in computer systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of machine learning techniques to address reliability, performance, security, or manageability issues in computer systems
  • New applications of machine learning techniques to computer systems problems
  • Challenges of scale in applying machine learning to large systems
  • Experience with on-line data collection and machine learning analysis
  • Integration of machine learning techniques into real-world systems and processes

We particularly encourage submissions describing experience with real-world systems and lessons likely to be generally applicable across a range of systems. Papers will be selected based on originality, technical merit, topical relevance and their likelihood of stimulating discussion at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website, and a proceedings will be distributed at the workshop.

Submission instructions

Please submit papers in PDF format through the workshop website. The page limit is 6 two-column pages (10pt font, 1 inch margins), including all figures and references. The review process is single-blind: please include the names of the authors and their affiliations on the first page. Please do not submit previously published material. Please do not submit material for simultaneous review in multiple forums. Direct any questions to sysml07-chairs + cs.duke.edu.

Submissions due: November 27, 2006 (midnight PST)
There is a 48-hour "amnesty" to modify submissions uploaded by the deadline.
Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2007
Final papers due: March 1, 2007
Workshop date: April 10, 2007


Program Committee

Steering Committee

  • Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research
  • Moises Goldszmidt, Microsoft Research