xSIG 2023

xSIG (cross-disciplinary workshop on computing Systems, Infrastructures, and programminG) is a workshop from 2017, inheriting the tradition of JSPP,SACSIS,and ACSI. It 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 (cross-SIG).

The main objectives of xSIG are to provide a forum to present and discuss research ideas among researchers spanning many fields and to raise young researchers through a globally standard peer review process. In particular,

  • We hope authors of xSIG workshop to advance their research based on feedback received and step up to submitting their work to international conferences and journals. We do not publish workshop proceedings. The papers presented in xSIG will be available only to the audience during the workshop. For those who want to publish their work, we collaborate with IPSJ Transactions on ACS for Special Issue on xSIG.

  • We hope to give authors substantial feedback as well as a place for young researchers to practice/improve writing papers for review, through the globally standard conference format of submitting papers for review, receiving/writing reviews, discussing papers in the program committee meeting, etc. For this, we establish Young Program Committee alongside the regular Program Committee and welcome the participation of young researchers including students to it, for “an early exposure” of motivated students to peer review work normally done by senior researchers.

  • We award many students.

From 2020, xSIG is co-located with SWoPP event (Summer United Workshops on Parallel, Distributed and Cooperative Processing), in which many SIGs on computing systems held workshops.


  • Please register from HERE. On-site registration will not be provided.

Dates and Venue

Important Dates

  • Mar. 8, 2023 Mar. 15, 2023, 17:00 JST: Paper registration due (firm)
  • Mar. 15, 2023, Mar. 21, 2023, 17:00 JST: Paper upload due (firm)
  • Apr. 21, 2023: Author notification
  • Aug. 2-4, 2023: SWoPP 2023

Call for Posters

xSIG 2023 solicits poster presentations from a wide range (cross-SIG) fields of all sponsors and co-sponsors of xSIG.

  • research of any stage, such as concept and problem presentation
  • research presented at xSIG 2023 and SWoPP 2023 with an oral presentation.
  • previously published research in other opportunities.
  • introduction of research and development project.

We are planning to give poster awards for outstanding poster presentations to students. (Please note that authors already awarded for oral presentation papers of xSIG 2023 are ineligible for the poster awards) We hope various researchers, not limited to students and young researchers, have presentations here. xSIG 2023 encourages authors of oral presentations of xSIG 2023 and SWoPP 2023 to introduce their research again in the poster session for in-depth discussions.

Note that the poster session will be provided only on-site at the xSIG/SWoPP venue.

If the number of submissions exceeds the available capacity, we might decline some posters of oral presentation papers at xSIG and SWoPP in order to provide presentation opportunities for more people. Also, we might decline out-of-scope posters from the xSIG interests.


You have to enter the author(s), title, and abstract of your poster. The abstract should be around 200-400 characters (in Japanese) or 100-200 words (in English). The title and author(s) will be listed on the xSIG website.

Submission System

We use EasyChair for poster submission.

Electronic poster (only applicant)

You can provide an electronic poster to conference attendees during the conference. If you wish, please submit the electronic version of your poster on EasyChair by the deadline.

Poster presentation

Present your poster in the xSIG 2023 poster session. If you want to have a demonstration (or something), please contact us in advance.

The size of the poster board is 176cm (height) x 116cm (width). Because the surface of the board is brushed fabric, the poster should be pinned by using velcro tape (magic tape).

Poster schedule

  • Submission deadline: 23:59, July 4 12, 2023 (JST)
  • Author notification: after July 7, 2023 (JST)
  • Electronic poster upload deadline (only applicant): 23:59, July 28 (JST)
  • Poster session: August 2 - 4, 2023 (TBA)

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.

Paper Format

Papers must be written in English or Japanese. The restriction on the submitted paper is relaxed taking advantage of the characteristics that xSIG does not publish proceedings. The paper format is not restricted. Not the number of pages but the number of words is limited. The paper have to be approximately 4,000 to 8,000 words. No limit for references. This would be 5 to 10 pages in 10pt, twocolumn styles.

Submission System

We use EasyChair for paper submission.

  • Paper submission page


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.

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. If you are interested in, please contact to the organizers.

Duplicated Submission

If a submitted paper and the following paper submitted by the same author or the same group of the authors as the submitted paper are determined identical by the program committee, the submission is regarded as duplicate, and is rejected:

  • a paper under review process
  • a paper accepted for reviewed publications with ISBN or ISSN

The identity is determined on the basis of the contents, not of the language, style, format, and so on.

If a submission is revealed to be duplicate after acceptance, the acceptance can be rescinded. However, submissions to international conferences or journals are not prohibited after the notification of acceptance.


Paper Format


English or Japanese.

Necessary Items

The format is not restricted as long as the following items are included:

  • “xSIG 2023 Confidential Draft — Do NOT Distribute!” at the top of the 1st page.
  • Title
  • Authors and Affiliations xSIG is a single-blind workshop.
  • Abstract
  • Main Matter
  • References

Other items than these (e.g., acknowledgment) can be included (within word limits).

Word limit

approximately 4,000 to 8,000 words. No limit for references. This would be 5 to 10 pages in 10pt, twocolumn styles.

On-line distribution manuscript

We will collect before the workshop the manuscripts for on-line distribution during the workshop.


If you use LaTeX, the following example will produce a paper that complies with the xSIG format. Note that modifications might be required depending on your style file.

\documentclass[10pt, a4]{article}


  xSIG 2023 Confidential Draft --- Do NOT Distribute!\\ \vspace{5ex}
  {\LARGE Title}\\ \vspace{4ex}
    Author3$^{\ddag}$ % …
  }\\ \vspace{2ex}
  $\dagger$: Affiliation1\hspace{1em}
  $\ddag$: Afflication2\\ \vspace{3ex}

This paper describes ….


Recently, … \cite{bib:xsig-2023}.

\bibitem{bib:xsig-2022} xSIG 2022, /2022/en/ (2022).


Bachelor/Master Thesis and Paper to Submit

We welcome papers that serves the base for bachelor/master theses. However, a thesis and a papers to submit are different from the purpose. If you try to submit a paper that serves the base for your thesis, attention should be paid to the following items:

  • Do not write “Bachelor/Master Thesis” in the header.
  • Include all the authors (including you).
  • Do not write the adviser or the date of submission to the university office.
  • Pay attention to the recipient and contents of the acknowledgement.

In general, too long manuscripts comparing with their technical contents will be poorly evaluated. Since the potential readers of papers submitted to the workshop are specialists of their research area, we recommend to divide the background section into:

  • general background that specialists of that area will know and
  • paper-specific background that must be explained even to specialists.

The former should be omitted from the paper to submit. This also helps your thesis be more easy to understand.