Welcome to IEEE Special Technical Community on Operating Systems (STCOS)

The Special Technical Community on Operating Systems (STCOS) encourages research, application of novel engineering methods, dissemination of knowledge, and advancement of education in the areas related to Operating Systems and complex software systems in general. The STC co-sponsors conferences, maintains mailing lists, helps improve university curricula, and publishes newsletters.

our stcos-announce@ieee.net mailing list to receive conference, workshop, and other event announcements related to the broad area of Operating Systems!


  • We are looking for volunteers to contribute to STCOS newsletters. Please, contact co-chairs if you are interested.

  • New STCOS Web-site - http://stcos.ieee.net - is up and running.

  • STCOS technically co-sponsors ICITCS 2014. Please, consider submitting papers to this conference!

  • Congratulations to Vasily Tarasov who is now co-charing STCOS. Deepest thanks to the previous co-chair Nikolai Joukov for his outstanding service.

  • We technically co-sponsor ICITCS 2013 and invite everybody to submit papers.

  • Contact us if you would like to propose special section topics for IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC).

  • We technically co-sponsor ICISA 2013.

  • Roberto Gioiosa is a new STCOS co-chair.

  • Our mailing list for OS-related announcements has 220 members - please consider subscribing too.

  • Our web site and mailing list were down for two days in November due to a technical problem. Special thanks to Prof. Steve Chapin and Prof. Erez Zadok for helping resolve it very quickly.

  • Congratulations to our past chair and the founder of Special Technical Communities at IEEE CS Dejan Milojicic, who was elected president of IEEE Computer Society for 2014.

  • We are closely working with HotOS 2013 and Systor 2013 organizers. Please, consider submitting papers.

  • Please contact Prof. Donald Porter with ideas about advancing undergraduate education in systems area.

  • Please consider submitting a paper to ICISA 2012 that we technically co-sponsor.

  • On November 30, 2011 IEEE CS TC on Operating Systems and Application Environments (TCOS) was transformed into IEEE CS Special Technical Community on Operating Systems (STCOS).