The 28th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
October 26-29, 2021

Welcome to the SOSP 2021 Website

The biennial ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles is the world's premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, and teachers of computer systems technology. Academic and industrial participants present research and experience papers that cover the full range of theory and practice of computer systems software.

  • October 12th, 2021: Sign-up for the SOSP Mentoring Scheme is now live! Sign up as a mentor or mentee here.
  • October 12th, 2021: Registration for the Diversity workshop is live! See here for details.
  • September 27th, 2021: Conference registration is live! See here for details.
  • September 26th, 2021: SOSP Program is announced! See here for details.
  • 30th April, 2021: SOSP 2021 is going virtual. Please see this announcement for details about the change in format.
Important Dates
Event Info Date Link
Deadline to Register Abstracts April 30, 2021 (2:59 PM US/Pacific) Submission Site
Submission Deadline (No extensions) May 7, 2021 (2:59 PM US/Pacific) Submission Site
Reviews available for author response July 20, 2021
Author Response due July 23, 2021 (2:59 PM US/Pacific)
Acceptance Notification August 9, 2021
Artifact intent registration August 13, 2021 See sysartifacts for details.
Artifact Submission August 20, 2021
Camera Ready due September 27, 2021
Workshop Proposals Due April 30, 2021 (2:59 PM US/Pacific) Call For Workshops
Workshop Notification of Acceptance May 3, 2021
Workshop Call For Papers Due May 6, 2021 (2:59 PM US/Pacific)
AE Committee Self-Nominations Due August 6, 2021 See Artifact Evaluation
Student Research Competition Abstracts Due August 7, 2021 (previously July 30) Student Research Competition
PLOS Submission Deadline August 6, 2021 Workshops
ResilientFL Submission Deadline August 24, 2021 Workshops
Workshops Date October 25, 2021
Conference Dates October 26-29, 2021

Any organizational questions about the conference can be emailed to The program committee chairs can be reached at