EuroSys Shadow PC: Call for Applications

Application Deadline
September 18, 2020

Eurosys is organizing a shadow program committee for the EuroSys 2021 conference under the sponsorship of EuroSys. If you are interested in participating, please apply online at before September 18, 2020. You will be requested to complete the application form, and attach your CV. Please also get in touch if you have any questions at

Serving on a shadow PC is an excellent opportunity for young systems researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and new faculty members) to gain experience in community service, i.e., program committee practices.

Serving as a member of a shadow PC is a lot of work. But, besides the recognition of being selected, it is also worthwhile for a number of reasons, including:
– Getting to know how an academic PC is run and how it operates;
– Seeing how more experienced reviewers judge the same papers that you review;
– Getting to see both strong and weak papers at the submission stage;
– Discovering what it takes to publish a paper in a highly selective conference, such as EuroSys;
– Having a chance to read top-notch papers in your area of expertise before they are published;
– Getting to know other young researchers who are also selected to the shadow PC.

Shadow PC members must commit themselves to writing their own detailed and rigorous reviews for papers assigned to them by the allotted deadlines. This timely review commitment is essential to the good functioning of the Shadow PC. Candidates who might be unable to fulfill their reviewing duties should refrain from applying. We expect a review load of 10-15 papers per member in two review rounds. Members will not be expected to take part in the revision stage. Shadow PC members are also expected to attend a one-day online shadow PC meeting. The EuroSys shadow PC will follow roughly the same timeline as the main PC. We plan to have the shadow PC meeting close in time to the main PC meeting (foreseen in the week of January 13, 2021).

Submit your application at:

Costin Raiciu (Universitatea Politehnica București)
Noa Zilberman (University of Oxford)

IMPORTANT DATES (All times are Anywhere on Earth):
Deadline to apply for shadow PC: 18 September 2020
Paper Submission: 9 October 2020
1st round of reviews due (tentative): 30 November 2020
Online discussions: 30 November – 4 December 2020
2nd round of reviews due (tentative): 5 January 2021
Online discussions: 6-12 January 2021
Online shadow PC meeting: Week of 13th January 2021
Main conference program: 27-29 April 2021

For any further information, please contact the shadow PC chairs: