Call for papers

The annual ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC’22) brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. ACM SoCC’22 is the 13th edition of the premier conference on cloud computing; it is the only conference co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and Operating Systems (SIGOPS). SoCC’22 will take place in-person in San Francisco, California and will support a hybrid setting offering a virtual component. The conference may adapt to reduced in-person or virtual only if required by health rules / Covid conditions. As in prior SoCC conferences, SoCC’22 will foster connections between the academic and industrial communities operating in the cloud space. We solicit original contributions on all aspects of cloud computing. We particularly encourage submissions on the research, development, practice, and experience of cloud computing systems and data management. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following, when related to the cloud:

  • Administration and Manageability
  • Blockchain Systems
  • Cross Datacenter Data Management
  • Datacenter Architectures
  • Data Markets
  • Distributed and Parallel Query Processing
  • Distributed and Networked Systems
  • Edge Computing and 5G
  • Energy Efficiency and Management
  • Fault Tolerance, High Availability, and Reliability
  • IoT Infrastructure
  • Large Scale Cloud Applications
  • Services and Systems for Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning for Systems
  • Systems for Machine Learning
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Networking, e.g., SDN, WAN traffic shaping
  • Operating Systems for the Cloud
  • Platforms as a Service
  • Privacy of Data and Computation
  • Programming Models, e.g., serverless and microservices
  • Provisioning and Metering
  • Query Optimization
  • Resource Management
  • Scientific Data Management
  • Security of Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Storage Systems and New Technologies
  • Tracing and Monitoring Systems for the Cloud
  • Transactional Models
  • Virtualization, Containers, VMs

Submission Categories

Authors can submit a paper in one of the following categories:

  • Research Papers (12 pages): describe original research, where novelty is a primary consideration.
  • Industry Papers (12 pages): Industry papers describe important industrial advances and application achievements. It encourages work on applying recent research advances to real-world problems and industrial systems. Moreover, new applications, novel systems, challenging real-world use cases, practical customer case studies, as well as analysis of applied technology in an industrial context are highly welcome.
  • Vision Papers (6 pages): Vision papers describe speculative but well-reasoned and thought-provoking ideas, where insight is a primary consideration. Vision papers should present ideas and solutions that differ from prior work and the status quo. A full-fledged system implementation is not required, but empirical evidence and measurements may be helpful in illustrating the feasibility of the proposed vision.
  • Work-in-Progress Papers (4 pages): This is a new category of papers which discusses early-stage results of highly promising research. These papers are similar to workshop papers in other venues; i.e., if you have some early working system and some empirical evidence to support your view, but still have open questions, then this is a perfect fit for this category.

The page limit of submitted papers includes the title, abstract, and appendices. Bibliographic references are not included in the page limit. All submissions will be judged based on their originality, technical merit, relevance, value to the community, and likelihood of producing interesting discussions at the symposium. Submissions will be kept confidential until accepted. Rejected submissions will be kept confidential permanently.

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit original papers that are not being considered for publication in other forums. Submissions cannot be accompanied by nondisclosure, confidentiality, or similar agreements. Further, all submitted papers must cite and clearly differentiate from relevant prior publications, including workshop papers from the same or other authors.

Papers that violate these requirements will be rejected without reviews. Judicious use of color is permitted, but the paper should print clearly in black and white. Non-rejected papers will be shepherded, and final acceptance will be conditional on the shepherd’s approval.

Reviewing for Research, Vision and Work-in-Progress papers is dual anonymous (i.e., author identities will be kept confidential from reviewers during the review process, and vice versa). Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions, and they should not identify themselves either explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). Submissions violating the detailed formatting and anonymization rules will not be considered for review.

Reviewing for Industry papers is transparent with respect to the company/product, but dual anonymous with respect to the authors. That is, you need not anonymize the company or products/services you are referring to. However, you should not reveal the paper’s author names directly in your submission.

If you are uncertain about how to anonymize your submission, please contact the program co-chairs (contact information is at the end of the page) well in advance of the submission deadline.

Formatting Guidelines

Formatting: Research papers must follow the ACM Proceedings Format, using either the sample-sigconf.tex provided at for LaTeX (version 2e) or Word, respectively. The LaTeX template should be used as follows: \documentclass[sigconf,anonymous]{acmart}

The margins, inter-column spacing, and line spacing in the templates must be kept unchanged. Any submitted paper violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

Paper type: As a subtitle, papers should indicate the submission type (e.g., research, industry, vision, work-in-progress).

File type: Each research paper is to be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper and no more than 10 MB in file size. (Larger files will be rejected by the submission site.) Submitted papers must print without difficulty on a variety of printers, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submitted PDF file will print.

Guidance on Inclusion

Submitters are encouraged to use inclusive language and examples in their papers. This includes using inclusive language in gendered nouns and pronouns (e.g., see this article on gender-inclusive language), and inclusive examples when describing people (e.g., see this blog post on inclusive examples).


Registration deadline: June 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT
You can register new submissions until this deadline.
Submission deadline: June 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT
Papers must be submitted by this deadline to be reviewed.
Author Response Period: August 22-26, 2022
Author Notification: September 5, 2022

Submission Site

The paper submission site is now online at


Please contact the PC co-chairs: (