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 We do not publish workshop proceedings.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.

Dates and Venue

Date: Aug. 2023 in SWoPP Venue: Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido (plan)

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 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.


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.


Organizing Committee

Organizing Chair INOUE, Hiroshi (IBM)
Organizing Committee IWASHITA, Takeshi (Hokkaido University)
  ENDO, Toshio (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  GODA, Kazuo (The University of Tokyo)
  GOSHIMA, Masahiro (National Institute of Informatics)
  NAKADA, Hidemoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology (AIST))
  OGUCHI, Masato (Ochanomizu University)
  TAURA, Kenjiro (The University of Tokyo)
  TAKIZAWA, Hiroyuki (Tohoku University)
  TSUMURA, Tomoaki (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Local Arrangement MATSUBARA, Katsuya (Future University Hakodate)

Program Committee

Program Chair TAKEFUSA, Atsuko (National Institute of Informatics)
Program Vice-Chair TAKAMAEDA, Shinya (The University of Tokyo)
  KOURAI, Kenichi (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
  YAMAMURO, Takeshi (NTT)
Poster Chair TAKAMAEDA, Shinya (The University of Tokyo)
Program Secretary NAKADA, Hidemoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology (AIST))
  TANJO, Tomoya (National Institute of Genetics /
National Institute of Informatics)
Program Committee AKIYAMA, Soramichi (Ritsumeikan University)
  ABE, Hirotake (The University of Tsukuba)
  ARAI, Junya (NTT)
  ANDO, Kota (Hokkaido University)
  OHSHIMA, Satoshi (Kyushu University)
  OGAWA, Shugo (Hitachi)
  ONIZUKA, Makoto (Osaka University)
  KADOMOTO, Junichiro (The University of Tokyo)
  KANETA, Yusaku (Rakuten Mobile)
  KAWAKAMI, Satoshi (Kyushu University)
  KAWASHIMA, Hideyuki (Keio University)
  KUGA, Yohei (The University of Tokyo)
  KOIBUCHI, Michihiro (National Institute of Informatics)
  GODA, Kazuo (The University of Tokyo)
  KOSHIBA, Atsushi (TU Munich)
  KOJIMA, Takuya (The University of Tokyo)
  KOBAYASHI, Ryohei (The University of Tsukuba)
  SAKAMOTO, Ryuichi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  SATO, Masaya (Okayama Prefectural University)
  SANO, Kentaro (RIKEN)
  SHIOYA, Ryota (The University of Tokyo)
  SHIBATA, Seiya (NEC)
  SHIMOKAWABE, Takashi (The University of Tokyo)
  SUGAYA, Midori (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
  TAZAKI, Hajime (IIJ)
  TSUJI, Miwako (RIKEN)
  NAKAO, Masahiro (RIKEN)
  NAKAZAWA, Rina (IBM Research - Tokyo)
  NAKASHIMA, Kouta (Fujitsu)
  NAKAZONO, Sho (Yahoo Japan)
  NEMOTO, Jun (Scalar)
  HAYASAKA, Mitsuo (Hitachi)
  FUKAI, Takaaki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
  FUKAYA, Takeshi (Hokkaido University)
  HOSHINO, Tetsuya (Nagoya University)
  MIYAZAKI, Jun (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  YASUGI, Masahiro (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
  YASUDO, Ryota (Kyoto University)
  YAMAKI, Hayato (The University of Electro-Communications)
  YOKOTA, Rio (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  YOKOYAMA, Daisaku (Meiji University)
  YOSHIKAWA, Takahide (Fujitsu)
  YOSHIMURA, Tsuyoshi (IBM)
  Thiem Van Chu (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Technical Sponsors

Sponsors Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) SIG System Architecture (ARC)
    SIG High-Performance Computing (HPC)
    SIG System Software and Operating System (OS)
    SIG Programming (PRO)
Co-Sponsors Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Tokyo/Japan Joint Chapter  
Support Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) SIG Database System (DBS)  
  The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Technical Committee on Computer System (CPSY)
    Technical Committee on Data Engineering (DE)
    Technical Committee on Reconfigurable Systems (RECONF)