Call for Papers

Scope and Review Criteria

xSIG solicits contributions from a wide range of fields related to computing systems, infrastructures, and programming, spanning all areas covered by the sponsoring special interest groups. We welcome not only papers with original proposals or ideas but also papers reporting the results of practical research and development. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee (PC) to select accepted papers and awards. Moreover, we purpose the progression of the researches and fostering young researchers through the reviewing process. We expect the reviewers to give not only the evaluation of the paper but also constructive comment to advance the research. We expect the author(s) to advance the research, and submit revised papers to international conferences/journals in the near future. To this end, we evaluate submitted papers from the view point not only of the quality of the paper but also of the potential of the research. The presentation quality is taken into account for the evaluation. Please visit this page for the rules for duplicate submission.

Submission Regulations

Papers must be written in English or Japanese. The restriction on the submitted paper is relaxed utilizing the feature that xSIG does not publish proceedings. The paper format is not restricted. Not the number of pages but the number of words is limited. This would be 5 to 10 pages in 10pt, two-column style. Please read this page for more details. We use EasyChair for the process of submission and review. To enable effective feedback from the reviewers, we require the authors to state the points to be commented. Here is the submission page for xSIG 2022.


Award Categories

Research Awards
We select one Best Research Award, and up to two Outstanding Research Awards.
IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter xSIG Young Researcher Award
We also selects one or a few IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter xSIG Young Researcher Award from the papers of which the first authors are aged 40 and below.
Student Awards
We also selects one Best { Undergraduate | Master’s } Student Award,and up to two Outstanding { Undergraduate | Master’s } Student Awards from the papers of which the first authors are { undergraduate | master’s course } students.
Student Awards for Criteria
We select Outstanding { Effort | Presentation | English } Awards from the papers of which the first authors are students at master’s course or below. Outstanding Effort Award recognizes time and effort for implementation, data acquisition, and so on.


No paper may receive multiple awards. We do not give these awards to the core members, i.e., the organizing chair, the program chair, and the program vice chairs.

Young PC members

It is beneficial for young researchers to have experience of a PC member for their research and writing activity. We invite young researchers including students as Young PC members. A student who have had his/her submitted papers reviewed can be a young PC member. A submitted paper is assigned at most one young PC member along with regular PC members. A young PC member reviews the assigned paper, and participates in the discussion at the PC meeting. The regular PC members assigned to the paper and the PC are responsible for the final decision of paper acceptance.

No poster session in xSIG 2022

Due to the change in the conference style, xSIG 2022 will not have a poster session which the previous xSIG occurrences had.