About IndoSys

Indian Symposium on Computer Systems

The sixth Indian Symposium on Computer Systems Research (Indosys) returns to Bangalore, and will be held at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on 19 and 20 July, 2019. The symposium aims to be a forum to discuss the state-of-the-art research into computer systems through invited position papers from leading experts within India. This will help network with their peers and help establish collaborations.

IndoSys also fosters mentoring of early career faculty and their students working in this research domain through work in progress papers. This provides an opportunity for the faculty to engage with leading research groups in the country and conduct high quality research leading to a competitive publications. Technical tutorials on contemporary tools and platforms will also be featured.

Past editions of IndoSys were hosted at IIT, Hyderabad (2018), IIT, Bombay (2017), IIT, Madras (2016), IIIT, Hyderabad (2015), and CDAC, Bangalore (2014).

Call for Papers

We invite faculty from institutions in India, accompanied by 1-2 of their student(s), to submit a 4-page work in progress paper on a research problem they are currently solving. The paper should include sections on (1) the problem description, (2) novelty of the problem and existing literature, (3) the technical solution proposed and its impact, (4) current progress and early results, and (5) future work and any mentorship required.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Design of Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Middleware and Runtime Systems for HPC, Commodity clusters and Clouds
  • Load Balancing, Scheduling and Resource Management Techniques
  • High Performance Computing, Cloud computing, Edge computing and Internet of Things
  • Accelerators and Power-Efficient Architectures
  • Big Data platforms and Systems
  • Scientific Computing Applications
  • Data-driven Applications and Analytics
  • Graph Analytics, Processing and Management

The position paper will be evaluated by a program committee for their technical strength, prior preparation and outcomes, and the potential for being mentored into a good quality research paper. Selected teams will be invited to attend the IndoSys symposium for presenting their work, and engaging with experts to advance their ideas.

Faculty whose position paper is accepted must register and attend IndoSys during 19-20 July 2019 at IISc Bangalore. One to two of their students are also encouraged to attend. The team will have the chance to present their problem during a short 15 minute presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion. Based on the potential of the research work presented, they may be assigned a mentor for further discussion and refinement of the topics. There will also be a poster presentation for the selected papers.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to bring up to two students or research scholars supervised by them to attend the symposium, and benefit from the discussions. However, students unaccompanied by faculty, are not permitted to attend.

Submission Instructions

Submitted manuscripts should be in the IEEE two-column conference format and may not exceed 4 pages including figures, tables and references. A PDF version of the manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Easychair website.

Important Dates

  • Submission site open: 1 June, 2019
  • Papers submissions due: 21 June, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 June, 2019
  • Registration completed by authors: 7 July, 2019
  • Conference dates: 19 and 20 July, 2019


Registration will be invited for authors of accepted papers. The faculty co-author for each accepted paper MUST register and present the paper. They are also encouraged to register and bring along up to two student co-authors. The registration link will be sent along with the paper notification email.

IndoSys charges a nominal registration fee to cover basic costs of food and logistics, thanks to our sponsors and volunteers. Participants will be responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements.

Program and Schedule

This will be updated as the list of accepted papers, invited talks and tutorials are known.


Organization Committee

  • Yogesh Simmhan (IISc, Bangalore), General Co-chair
  • Kishore Kothapalli (IIIT, Hyderabad), General Co-chair
  • Bivas Mitra (IIT, Kharagpur), Program Committee Co-chair
  • Subhajit Sidhanta (IIT, Bhilai), Program Committee Co-chair

Program Committee Members

  • To be announced


The symposium will be held at the Department of Computational and Data Sciences, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The CDS/SERC building can be located on Google Maps.

Details on the room number, proximate accomodations, etc. will be posted soon.