Compsys 2021

Future Computer Systems and Networking Research in the Netherlands: A Manifesto

For the past year, we have been working on a Manifesto on the future of Computer Systems and Networking research in the Netherlands (CompSysNL). The CompSysNL Manifesto is now online [1]; a 2-page executive summary ready for sending around is also available [2]. We are a large, cross-institutional community of scientists and technology experts (30+ co-signatories, 7 universities, 5 research institutes and organizations, etc.) Also check out who’s who in CompSysNL [3].
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  1. Executive Summary (2 pages)
  2. Full version (40+ pages)
  3. Who’s who in CompSysNL?

Latest news:

  • Sep-Oct 2021: We are updating the website to meet the needs of the IPN Special Interest Group on Future Computer Systems and Networking (FCSN)
  • June 28-29th, 2021: CompSys takes place, thanks everyone for participation. All slides (including the keynotes) and papers are available online in the SurfDrive. Please see the awards winners below.
  • June 21st, 2021: Ask Us Anything panel confirmed, see Please prepare your questions for the panel!
  • June 13th, 2021: Detailed program schedule is now online. Please register (free of charge!) to receive details about the online platforms.
  • May 22nd, 2021: Two exciting keynote talks from Prof. Dr. Theo Rasing and Prof. Dr. Marieke Huisman are confirmed, see for details.
  • May 11th, 2021: Deadline extension of a week, new deadline for paper submission: May 21st, 2021 (Friday 23:59).
  • April 26th, 2021: Registration details and paper submission details are now available.
  • April 15th, 2021: CompSys 2021 dates and website up.


  • Best Presentation Award: Danilo de Goede, Duncan Kampert and Ana-Lucia Varbanescu, The Cost of AlphaZero: the Hive Case.
  • CompSys'21 PubQuiz Winner: Corne Lukken

Welcome to CompSys 2021, a Computer Science conference designed to showcase the success stories of Dutch Computer Systems research, while fostering and strengthening national and international collaboration.

At CompSys, we aim to provide a meeting space for research and industry ideas in the area of computing and computer science. Building up on the success of the previous three years (2019, 2018, 2017), the fifth edition of the conference will emphasize efforts on community building and providing a forum to discuss ongoing projects among all members of academic research groups in the Netherlands.

This year the conference will take place online (for the first time), for two half days (1-6pm). The conference will focus on the major research and practice themes related to computer systems. We envision a diverse program, featuring keynotes on advanced topics, strong scientific contributions, panel discussions, and exciting new ideas. We strive for a diverse participation from all the interesting and interested parties in the Netherlands, and we welcome senior members of the research community, junior faculty members, Ph.D., and master students.