About IndoSys

The fourth Indian Symposium on Computer Systems Research (Indosys) will be held at IIT Bombay during 25-26 May, 2017. One of the aims of this workshop is to provide for long-term and sustainable mentoring to faculty and their students working in the broad area of computer systems research through year-long projects. This provides an opportunity for the faculty and the student to work with some of the leading research groups in the country and conduct high quality research leading to a good publications. IndoSys is also meant to be a forum for leading systems researchers to meet, network and share their ongoing work with their peers, and help establish collaborations.

Past editions of IndoSys were hosted at IIT, Madras (2016), IIIT, Hyderabad (2015), and CDAC, Bangalore (2014).



Call for Proposals

We invite faculty (accompanied with 1-2 student(s)) in any college in India to write a 2 page proposal on a research problem they would like to solve. This can be in the form of a short “work in progress paper” or a "position paper". The proposal should include (1) a problem description, (2) novelty of the problem and existing related literature, (3) the technical solution proposed to be used and its impact, (4) prior preparation/work in progress, and (5) the mentorship required. Your proposal will be evaluated by a small committee and those which are suitable candidates will be invited to attend the IndoSys symposium.

Faculty whose proposals are accepted for this program are required to attend the Indosys workshop during 25-26 May, 2017 at IIT Bombay. You have to present your problem idea in a short 10 minute presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion. Based on the problem area, you will be assigned to mentors for further discussion of the topic and refinement. Promising topics will be assigned mentors for long-term support who will guide and shepherd the research progress. You will discuss with your mentor to come up with timelines and logistics.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to bring with them their research scholars or students being guided (maximum 2). However, students alone, unaccompanied by faculty, are not permitted.

Submission Guidelines

Prepare your research proposal of two pages in a 2-column format with 1" margins on all sides. Use IEEE conference proceedings format. Submissions must be made on the EasyChair website, https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=indosys2017.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest for the research proposal include broad areas of computer systems, including but not limited to:

  • High Performance Computing (HPC) and Accelerated systems
  • Cloud and Distributed systems, and Data Center Architectures
  • Scalable Storage Systems
  • Compilers and Middleware for High-Performance Computing
  • Big Data platforms (Hadoop, Spark, Storm, etc)
  • Design and Application of Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Energy and Power Efficiency in Computing Systems
  • Fault tolerance and Resiliency
  • Load Balancing, Scheduling and Resource Management
  • Large scale Data Analytics applications, including graphs and streams
  • Scientific Computing Applications and Visualization



Important Dates

30 Apr 2017 : Position paper submission due (CLOSED)

7 May 2017 : Paper notification (Notifications have been emailed!)

12 May 2017 : Registration Closes Register Now! (by invitation only)

25-26 May 2017 : Symposium




Accepted Research Proposals

  • Optimizing the MapReduce Shuffling and Spilling Phase, Geetha Reddy and Chayanika Bhandary, MSRIT, Bangalore
  • Opportunistic Migration of Virtual Machines for Proactive Resource Management in Cloud Data Centers, Gilesh M P, S D Madhu Kumar and Lillykutty Jacob, National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • Optimizing NFV Resource Allocation and Migration of Middleboxes as a Cloud Service, Gunasekaran Raja, Arunkumar Arulappan and Rajakumar Arul, Anna University, MIT Campus, TN
  • Mitigation of DDoS attacks on SDN Controller Using Multi Layer Fair Queuing with priority on traffic variation, Sanjeetha R, Rishab Pokharna and Shikhar Srivastava, MSRIT, Bangalore
  • FPGA based simulation acceleration for Network-on-Chips, Khyamling Parane, Prabhu Prasad B M and Basavaraj Talawar, National Institute of Technology Karnataka
  • A Parallel Implementation of Needleman-Wunsch Algorithm for Biological Sequence Comparison, N Gopalakrishna Kini, Kumar Shivam and Shreya Sinha, Manipal Institute of Technology, KA
  • Performance Evaluation of Sequence Alignment Algorithms based on Heterogeneous Parallel Programming model: GPU accelerated MPI model, Deeba Khan and S. Seema, MSRIT, Bangalore

Accepted Posters

  • Enhancing Byzantine fault tolerance using Integrated Detection and Analysis in Cloud systems, Sathya Chinnathambi and Dr Agilan Santhanam, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, TN
  • Heterogeneous Computing: Making the most of CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs, Madhura Purnaprajna and Vanishree K, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore
  • Energy Efficient Heterogeneous MultiProcessor Scheduling, Revathi T and Saroja S, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, TN
  • Virtualization Enabled Parallel Programing Paradigm for Computational Grid of Heterogenous High Performance Clusters, Hanuman Godara and Prof. Arun B. Samaddar, National Institute of Technology Sikkim
  • A Framework for Power-Aware Scientific Application Development on Multi-core Processor, Satyadhyan Chickerur and Guruprasad Konnurmath, KLE Technological University, KA
  • Energy efficient hardware accelerator for convolutional neural network with fused interconnection, Mitali Sinha, Sri Harsha Gade and Sujay Deb, IIIT Delhi
  • Optimised Algorithm for Hadoop Load Rebalancer, Geetha J, Shreyas Badiger and Ketaki Rao, MSRIT, Bangalore


Thu 25 May, 2017

Venue: 3rd Floor Seminar Hall, Kanwal Rekhi building, Computer Science Department, IIT Bombay





Storage Trends, Sriram Venkataraman, Netapp


Coffee Break


Proposal Presentations

20mins talk, 10mins discussion (5 proposals)




Proposal Presentations

20mins talk, 10mins discussion (2 proposals)


Invited Talks

  • Software Defined Networking, Mythili Vutukuru, IIT-Bombay
  • Vivek and Sandeep, BRAF, CDAC, Pune


Coffee Break


Poster Presentations

All accepted posters available for display.

Fri 26 May, 2017

Venue: 3rd Floor Seminar Hall, Kanwal Rekhi building, Computer Science Department, IIT Bombay


Research Talks

  • Medha Atre, IIT-Kanpur
  • Approaches to Performance Modeling, Varsha Apte, IIT-Bombay


Coffee Break


Break-out Session with Mentors

Discussions between mentors and proposing teams to get detailed feedback, develop research plan, timelines, etc.



Subodh Kumar, IIT-Delhi




Invited Talks

  • Virtualization matters in Cloud Computing!, Deba, IIT-Bombay
  • All about research publications, Dip Sankar, IIIT-Guwahati


Coffee Break


Research Plan: Rapid Presentation

5 mins per proposing team on outcome with mentors, plans, timelines, etc.


Symposium closeout




Register Now!

  • Registration form is available here
  • Registration is by invitation only. This is limited to authors of accepted proposals and posters.
  • Registration fees: Rs.2500 (Faculty), Rs.500 (Students), payable by NEFT/RTGS. Bank details here
  • Faculty may bring 1-2 students along who will work on the proposal. Faculty must register on behalf of student(s). Students unaccompanied by faculty are not allowed to register or attend.
  • Registration closes on 12 May 2017 (Closed)

Local Arrangements

IndoSys 2017 is being hosted at the Computer Science Department of IIT Bombay.
The location will be at the 3rd Floor Seminar Hall of the Kanwal Rekhi Building (KReSIT)
There is a change in venue. The symposium will be held at Room 105, New CSE building which is right next to the Kanwal Rekhi building. Its a large white building that is hard to miss. There will be a registration desk outside room 105 that you can check in at.





Umesh Bellur

IIT, Bombay

Puru Kulkarni

IIT, Bombay

Kishore Kothapalli

IIIT, Hyderabad

Yogesh Simmhan

IISc, Bangalore

Contact Us

Computer Science Department, IIT, Bombay

kkishore@iiit.ac.in and simmhan@cds.iisc.ac.in