As many of you know, the Sigmetrics submission deadline is quickly approaching (Mon Dec 2nd). The conference uses a double-blind submission policy and so I can’t post about what we are submitting yet, but we are certainly working hard on a few papers. We’ll see what happens, but it’s clear we’ll get at least one submitted.
Of course, next Monday is an awkwardly timed deadline, being the Monday after Thanksgiving, but it’s actually working out surprisingly well. As a result of the holiday this week is a really quiet week on campus (no seminars, few meetings, few classes, etc.). So, I have a lot more time than normal to focus on research, and have gotten a lot done. The papers are in remarkably good shape given how far away the deadline is. And, for the international students thanksgiving isn’t such a big deal, so they get a deadline week without much distraction.
But, what prompted this post wasn’t the deadline timing, it was the fact that I realized that these submissions will end an unusual trifecta for me. This fall I’ll have submitted at least one paper to each of NSDI, STOC, and Sigmetrics; so a pure-systems conference, a pure-theory conference, and something in between. (Maybe in a later post I’ll talk about the difference in writing papers for these communities — the presentation of results differs considerably.)
I’ve certainly submitted to each type of conference before, but never top-tier venues across the communities within such a small window of time. (Of course who knows which, if any, will get accepted…) It made me start to wonder: has anyone had papers in top-tier conferences of all three types of venues in the same year? So, e.g., a paper in NSDI/Sigcomm, STOC/FOCS, and Sigmetrics/Performance.
I looked briefly and couldn’t find any in the last few years, but I could’ve easily missed someone. I’ll be really interested to know if anyone is aware of this being accomplished…