EuroSys 2023
May 8th-12th 2023

Call for shadow PC participation

The EuroSys'23 Shadow PC will only run through the EuroSys'23 Fall deadline.

For further information regarding the Shadow PC, do not hesitate to contact us via email at


Eurosys is organizing a shadow program committee for the EuroSys 2023 conference under the sponsorship of EuroSys. If you are interested in participating, please apply online at before 12 October 2022 AoE .

You will be requested to complete the application form, and attach your CV. Please also get in touch if you have any questions at

Why join a shadow PC?

The EuroSys shadow PC is a great opportunity for junior researchers to gain experience of the review and program committee process and for authors to obtain additional feedback on their work. To make this happen we need authors to help by making their submissions available to the shadow PC for reviewing. We have made this extremely easy – if you wish your submission to be seen by the shadow PC you don’t need to do anything at all and the paper will be forwarded to the shadow PC. If you wish to opt out of the shadow PC then simply disable the shadow PC option on the HotCRP submission site.

Shadow PC reviews will have no effect on the decisions of the EuroSys PC. Shadow PC members will be able to see the submitted papers but not author identities or reviews/comments from the EuroSys PC. The shadow PC reviews themselves will only be visible to the shadow PC members and eventually to the authors.

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.

How does the shadow PC work?

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 one review round. Members will not be expected to take part in a rebuttal stage. Shadow PC members are also expected to attend at least a one-day online shadow PC meeting (more days if the number of submissions is particularly higher than expected). Shadow PC members will be required to comply with ethical code of conduct.

How to become a shadow PC member

You will need to submit your application via the Eurosys Shadow PC submission site:

You will need to complete the submission form and attach in form of a single pdf following information:

  • Short motivation letter (not more than 300 words);
  • Your CV;
  • In case you are a PhD student, please also provide a short support statement from your supervisor/advisor.

With your submission you will commit to the principles and standards of ethical conduct of research integrity as for example stated by the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.


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

  • Boris Koldehofe (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Valerio Schiavoni (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)

Important dates (shadow PC)

  • Deadline to apply for Shadow PC: 12 October 2022
  • Notifications of acceptance into the Shadow PC: 19 October 2022
  • Reviews will be organized in two rounds, roughly 4 weeks per round
  • Online discussions: 7 January – 10 January 2023
  • Online shadow PC meeting: 11-12 January 2023
  • Shadow notifications sent to authors: not before January 18, 2023
  • Main conference program: 9-12 May 2023

All deadline times are 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth).