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. Submissions may be accepted for oral presentation or as a poster.

Faculty whose position paper is accepted for oral presentation or as a poster presentation must register and attend IndoSys during 19-20 July 2019 at IISc Bangalore. One to two of their students are also encouraged to attend. For the oral presentation, 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. Teams selected for poster presentation will have a chance to display their poster and interact with the experts during the breaks. All selected papers should print and bring their own posters. Easels and pushpins will be provided.

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: 24 June, 2019    21 June, 2019 (updated)
  • Notification of acceptance: 4 July, 2019   30 June, 2019 (updated)
  • Registration completed by authors: 7 July, 2019
  • Conference dates: 19 and 20 July, 2019


Registration will be invited for authors of accepted papers and posters. The faculty co-author for each accepted paper or poster MUST register and present the paper/poster. 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 of Rs.2400 for faculty and Rs.1200 each for up to two accompanying students (including GST). This covers basic costs of food and logistics, thanks to our sponsors and volunteers. Participants will be responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements. A limited number of hostel/guest house facilities may be available for an additional cost, based on availability and on a first come first served basis.

The registration link will be posted shortly. To complete the registration, the fees should be electronically trasfered to the account of International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) using the following details, and the UTR number be sent by email to Kishore Kothapalli (kkishore@iiit.ac.in).

Name of the Bank: Axis Bank Ltd
Address of the Bank: G Pulla Reddy Building, Main Road, Begumpet, Hyd-16
Branch name: Begumpet, Hyd
Account Name: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Account Number: 008010101074084
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
MICR Code of the Branch: 500211002
Branch code: 000008

Registration is by invitation only, for authors of accepted papers and for the invited speakers.

Program and Schedule

Tentative Schedule

NOTE: Authors of position papers MUST attend all sessions.

Friday, 19 July, 2019

  • 9:00AM, Breakfast, Registration and Poster Setup
  • 9:30AM, Welcome
  • 10:00AM, Keynote: "Heterogeneous Computing for Graph Applications", Sathish Vadhiyar, Indian Institute of Science [slides]
  • 10:45AM, 2 minute rapid fire presentation for Posters (1 slide only)
  • 11:00AM, Coffee Break
  • 11:15AM, Oral Presentation of Position papers (Each 15mins, and 10mins for Q and A)
  • 1:00PM, Lunch and Poster Session
  • 2:00PM, Invited Speakers
    • "Erasure Coding for Distributed Storage Systems", Lalitha Vadlamani (IIIT-H) [slides]
    • "Towards a Democratic Cloud Federation for Infrastructure Service Provisioning", Sandip Chakraborty (IIT-Kgp) [slides]
    • "Lightweight Framework for Meeting Group Identification Using Smartphones", Bivas Mitra (IIT-Kgp) [slides]
  • 3:30PM, Coffee Break and Poster Session
  • 4:00PM, Mentoring session
  • 5:30PM, Close of Day 1

Saturday, 20 July, 2019

  • 9:00AM, Breakfast
  • 9:45AM, Announcements
  • 10:00AM, Keynote: "Memory Hierarchy Design for Multicore Architectures", Govindarajan R, Indian Institute of Science [slides]
  • 11:00AM, Coffee Break and Poster Session
  • 11:30AM, Invited Speakers
    • "Structured Parallelism for High Productivity and High Performance", Vivek Kumar (IIIT-Delhi) [slides]
    • "Retrofitting a Concurrent Garbage Collector onto OCaml", KC Sivaramakrishnan (IIT-Madras) [slides]
    • "A More Consistent Understanding of Consistency", Subhajit Sidhanta (IIT-Bhilai) [slides]
  • 1:00PM, Lunch and Poster Session
  • 2:00PM, Panel Discussion
  • 3:30PM, Coffee Break
  • 4:00PM, Tutorial
  • 5:30PM, Close of Symposium

Invited Speakers

  • Sandip Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sivaramakrishnan KC, IIT Madras
  • Vivek Kumar, IIIT Delhi
  • Bivas Mitra, IIT Kharagpur
  • Govindarajan R, IISc Bangalore
  • Subhajit Sidhanta, IIT Bhilai
  • Sathish Vadhiyar, IISc Bangalore
  • Lalitha Vadlamani, IIIT Hyderabad

Accepted Position Papers for Oral and Poster Presentation

NOTE: Poster size is A1 (594 x 841 mm) in portrait orientation.
  • Write-Reduced Cache Replacement, Aditya Kamath and Basavaraj Talawar, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
  • Hybrid Intrusion Detection Using Machine Learning Classifiers for DoS Attack, Deepak Kshirsagar and Jahed Momin Shaikh, College of Engineering, Pune
  • Low-Rank Decomposition for Model Compression in Deep Neural Networks, Madhura Purnaprajna and Remya Ramakrishnan, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Improvised Distributed Data Streaming Scheduler in Storm, Geetha Reddy, H.S. Sreeyuktha, P Gowri Sowmya and Mundada Gautam, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Accepted Position Papers for Poster Presentation

NOTE: Poster size is A1 (594 x 841 mm) in portrait orientation.

  • A Hybrid Framework for Improving Diversity and Long Tail Items in Recommendations, Pragati Agarwal, Rama Syamala Sreepada and Bidyut Kr. Patra, NIT, Rourkela
  • Symmetric discrepancy based Feature selection algorithm for Chronic Disease Data Analysis, Sandeepkumar Hegde and Monica Mundaa, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte and MSRIT, Bangalore
  • Smart Inventory Management System using Bluetooth Low Energy, Kajal Sanklecha, Vaishnavi Bobde and Amatullah Sethjiwala, College of Engineering, Pune
  • An Interactive Cart with Analytics, Recommendation and Tracking (iCART), Meeradevi K, Sanath Bhargav R and Sammed Gomatesh Ravanavar, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  • Cloud based Network Analysis Model for Predicting Disease-Diet Associations, Rashmeet Toor and Inderveer Chana, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  • An Intelligent Resource Prediction based Scheduling Approach for Scientific Applications in Cloud Environment, Gurleen Kaur, Anju Bala and Inderveer Chana, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  • Limpid and Unperturbed Decentralized Application for crowdfunding using Blockchain Technology, Gururaj H L, Manoj Athreya A, Ashwin A Kumar, Abhishek M Holla and Nagarajath S M, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru
  • Network embedding using laplace regualaization - non negative matrix factorization, Kavitha Venkatachalam, Vinoth Kumar Cns and Parthiban N, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

    Photos from the Symposium

    Photographs from the events are posted here online.


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
  • Geetha Reddy (MSRIT, Bangalore), Local Arrangements chair

Program Committee Members

  • Venkataramana Badarla, IIT Tirupati.
  • Santosh Biswas, IIT Guwahati.
  • Sandip Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Rajat Subhra Chakraborty,IIT Kharagpur.
  • Sourav Dandapat, IIT Patna.
  • Nirnay Ghosh, IIEST, Shibpur
  • Hari Prabhat Gupta, IIT BHU.
  • Sumit Kalra, IIT Jodhpur.
  • Sushanta Karmakar, IIT Guwahati.
  • Puru Kulkarni, IIT Bombay.
  • Supratik Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kanpur.
  • Krishna Nandivada, IIT Madras.
  • Sathya Peri, IIT Hyderabad.
  • Suresh Purini, IIIT Hyderabad.
  • Sarbani Roy, Jadavpur University.
  • Sujoy Saha, NIT Durgapur.
  • Smruti Ranjan Sarangi, IIT Delhi.
  • Bibhas Sen, NIT Durgapur.
  • Debarati Sen, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Ramakrishna Upadrasta, IIT Hyderabad.


  • The symposium will be held at the SERC Auditorium, 4th Floor, CDS/SERC Building, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The CDS/SERC building can be located on Google Maps.
  • Some accomodation options near the IISc campus are available in this Hotels Map.
  • IISc has several gates, some of which are one way for vehicles and some are only pedestrian access. See the following Map for directions from outside campus to the CDS/SERC building.
  • Within campus, there is an e-Rickshaw service (Transvahan) that runs every 15mins. It is a flat-rate of Rs.5, payable ONLY using Bhim UPI or PayTM. A map with routes is available. You should look for routes that come near the SERC (CDS) building.
  • We will also have an IndoSys car pick from MS Ramaiah Gate at 830AM, 9AM and 930AM for those who wish to use it.
  • Please plan ahead to avoid arriving late. Breakfast will be served at the venue.