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LISA 2015 : Large Installation System Administration Conference
Submission Date:
2015-04-20 Extended
Notification Date:
Conference Date:
Washington, D.C, USA
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Call For Papers
Publishing at USENIX LISA Means Industry Impact and Recognition

Papers published at LISA receive visibility and recognition from a unique audience that fundamentally builds and operates the systems that run the world. For a researcher, publishing at LISA proves that your work is relevant and applicable to industry and has the potential to transform the profession’s approach to systems engineering.

USENIX Stands for Open Access and Advancing the State of the Computing World

USENIX strongly believes that research is meant for the community as a whole and maintains a clear stance advocating open access. Your poster abstract or paper and presentation will be available online at no charge, where it can have the most impact and reach the broadest possible audience. Papers and poster abstracts will also be part of the conference proceedings, which has its own ISBN.

Topics of Interest

LISA is interested in research related to the fields of system administration and engineering. We welcome papers and posters in areas including but not limited to:

Systems and Network Engineering

    Cloud and hybrid cloud computing
    Software Defined Networks (SDN)
    HA and HPC Clustering
    Cost effective, scalable storage
    Configuration management

Monitoring and Metrics

    Performance and Scalability
    Monitoring, alerting, and logging systems
    Analytics, interpretation, and application of system data
    Visualization of system data

SRE/Software Engineering

    Software-defined System Administration
    Continuous delivery and product management
    Continuous deployment and fault resilience
    Release engineering
    Big Data


    Business communication and planning
    Standards and regulatory compliance
    On-call challenges
    Distributed and remote worker challenges
    Mentorship, Education, and Training
    Workplace Diversity


Refereed papers accepted to LISA describe new techniques, tools, theories, and inventions, and present case histories that extend our understanding of system and network administration. They present new ideas, backed by rigorous and repeatable methodology, in the context of previous related work, and can have a broad impact on operations and future research.

Accepted papers will be published in the LISA15 proceedings and conference web pages, and all accepted papers will be given a presentation and Q&A slot in the LISA15 academic research track. After acceptance, paper authors should also create a companion poster to present during the poster session to further engage with the conference attendees. Cash prizes will be awarded at the conference for the best refereed paper.


The LISA juried posters session is a great opportunity to present your work visually, either as a companion to a refereed paper or as a standalone submission displaying work in progress. Posters present the core of your research to a wide audience, providing you with the ability to gain valuable feedback from both industry and academic audiences. Poster abstracts of 500 words or less will be published in the LISA15 Proceedings, and a link to your research website will be included in the conference web page. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded at the conference for the best juried poster.

We hope that you will consider sharing your ongoing research with the LISA community. All paper and poster abstract submissions are due by April 17, 2015. If you have any questions beyond this CFP, please contact
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2015-04-17
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