SYSTOR provides a forum for interaction across the systems and storage community: international, academic, and industrial, for both students and more established members. We solicit high-quality experimental and practical research papers encompassing all aspects of computer systems. Research papers will be published by the ACM.

In addition to research papers, SYSTOR hosts distinguished keynote speakers, highlighted papers from recent top conferences, a poster session, and social and cultural activities.

The Systor16 Program Committee has selected the Best Paper and two Best Students papers:

Best Paper
Health-Binning: Maximizing the Performance and the Endurance of Consumer-Level NAND Flash
Roman Pletka and Saša Tomić (IBM Research – Zurich)

Best Student Paper
SSD Failures in Datacenters: What? When? And Why?
Iyswarya Narayanan (Pennsylvania State University), Di Wang, Myeongjae Jeon, Bikash Sharma, Laura Caulfield (Microsoft), Anand Sivasubramaniam (Pennsylvania State University), Ben Cutler, Jie Liu, Badriddine Khessib, and Kushagra Vaid (Microsoft)

Best Student Paper
Enabling Space Elasticity in Storage Systems
Helgi Sigurbjarnarson (University of Washington), Petur O. Ragnarsson (Reykjavik University), Juncheng Yang (Emory University), Ymir Vigfusson (Emory University, Reykjavik University), and Mahesh Balakrishnan (Yale University)

During the Poster Session, the Best Poster was selected by the audience:

Best Poster
I/O Core Manager for Virtual Environments
Eyal Moscovici (Technion), Yossi Kuperman, Joel Nider, Razya Ladelsky, Abel Gordon (IBM Research - Haifa), and Dan Tsafrir (Technion)

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