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List of top conferences named "Symposium"

Some people occasionally judge the quality of international conferences based on their names, saying that "symposium"s are not as proper as "conference"s. I heard that it is the case in some areas of study, but it is definitely not true in research areas I've been involved in and nearby fields.

So, here I list up top international conferences that have "symposium" on their names, so that I can give the list when someone says the same thing in the future. The list only shows real top conferences, but not top-ish ones.

  • Operating Systems / System Software

    • ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP)
    • USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI)
    • USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI)
  • Parallel Computing

    • ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC)
    • IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
  • Computer Architecture

    • IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (Micro)
    • International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)
    • IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA)
  • Programming Language

    • ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL)
  • Security

    • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P)
    • USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security)

A side note for those who have never heard of "USENIX"; it is an academic organization that hosts international conferences and related events (like ACM and IEEE) especially for the operating systems and system software fields. It is considered as a highly reliable organization and the conferences it hosts are normally very high quality.