SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Apr-2002)



Deadline: 15-Apr-2002
Conference: EMSOFT 2002 WORKSHOP - Grenoble, France, October, 7-9, 2002.
EMSOFT '02 is the second in a series of workshops on Embedded Software. Topics of interest include: System design and integration methodologies, Programming languages and software engineering, Operating systems and middleware, Architectures and compilers, Models of computation and formal methods, Scheduling and execution time analysis, Communication protocols and fault tolerance, Applications, such as embedded control and multimedia.

Title:On the Edge: 7th International Workshop on Web Content Caching and Distribution
Deadline: 29-Apr-2002
Conference: Boulder Colorado, August 14-16, 2002
Since 1996, this workshop has served as the premiere forum for researchers and industry technologists to exchange research results and perspectives on future directions in Internet content caching and content delivery. As Internet service architectures have evolved, the workshop focus has broadened to include all areas relating to content services at the edge of the network and the intersection of storage and networking for Internet content services. The workshop solicits technical papers, synopses, and panel proposals related to these areas. Accepted technical papers with significant research contributions are eligible for journal publication in a special issue.

Title:2nd Workshop on Caching, Coherence, and Consistency
Deadline: 01-May-2002
Conference: 06/22/2002
Caching, coherence, and consistency are topics that have been present in the research agenda of several communities that usually do not meet. For example, these topics are often addressed in computer architecture, file and storage systems, mobile computing, peer-to-peer systems, and Internet services. This workshop brings together researchers from these areas, recognizing that their specific caching, coherence, and consistency issues have common denominators that can lead to fruitful discussions and exchange of ideas. The workshop will be held in conjunction with ICS'02, in New York, NY.

Title:First Workshop on HOT TOPICS IN NETWORKS
Deadline: 01-Jul-2002
The First Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-I) will bring together researchers in the networking and distributed systems community to debate emerging research directions. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of ideas that are not yet mature with the expectations that (1) this will influence and foster ongoing research in the community, and (2) many of the HotNets position papers will grow into papers accepted at SIGCOMM or other quality conferences. Attendance will be limited to around 60 participants.

Title:Workshop on Industrial Experiences with Systems Software
Deadline: 15-Jul-2002
Conference: Submission Deadline: July 15, 2002, Conference Date: December 8, 2002
WIESS '02 aims to bridge the gulf between industrial experience with systems software (such as operating systems, compilers, large applications, embedded systems, etc.) and the research community. The WIESS '02 Program committee seeks submissions from the industry, reporting on their experiences, successes, failures, and needs. We're also looking for submissions from researchers, reporting on their own experiences in relevant areas such as technology transfer, collaborations between research and industry, etc. WIESS will focus on papers that draw important conclusions from practical experience in developing and using system software solutions. Submissions are due Monday, July 15, 2002.

Title:4th USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems (USITS)
Deadline: 16-Sep-2002
Conference: March 26-28, 2003
The USITS ?03 Program Committee seeks both innovative research and quantified experience in Internet applications, technologies, and systems. We seek papers describing original work concerning the design, implementation, and application of Internet technologies. Besides mature work, we also encourage papers outlining a compelling distant vision of the future, exceptionally promising prototypes, or enlightening negative results. Case studies and experience papers are particularly welcome. Submissions are due on September 16, 2002. For more information, please visit We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Title:   SPEC 2004 Solicitation
Call for Benchmarks The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) invites contributions of programs that may be suitable for inclusion in the next version of the SPEC CPU benchmark suite. Successful submitters will be compensated by SPEC, and their programs will influence future designs of computer hardware and software. Benchmarks need to be updated in order to remain relevant to contemporary computing. Therefore, SPEC has announced a Search Program for contributions to the next generation CPU suite, with submissions welcome through December, 2002. Programs that perform slowly on today's computers -- perhaps due to complex calculations, or intense demands on main memory, or use of less-optimized language features -- may be especially interesting to include in the new benchmark suite. SPEC seeks benchmarks that are derived from real applications, but it is not necessary for an application developer to contribute an entire commercial code base. A more reasonable submission might be the compute-intensive portion of such an application, without its user interface. More information about how to submit benchmarks to the Search Program may be obtained at


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