SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Apr-2003)



Title: 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing
Deadline: 09-Apr-2003
Conference: October 1-3, 2003
Original contributions to the theory, design, analysis, implementation, or application of distributed systems and networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: distributed algorithms and their complexity; fault-tolerance of distributed systems; consistency conditions and synchronization; multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms; cryptographic and security protocols for distributed systems; distributed operating systems; distributed computing issues on the internet and the web; distributed systems management; distributed applications such as databases, mobile agents, electronic commerce, and peer-to-peer networks; communication network architectures and protocols; specification, semantics, and verification of distributed systems. For more info see the webpage (

Title: The First International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
Deadline: 05-May-2003
Conference: May 5-8, 2003
MobiSys 2003 is a new forum for presenting the best cutting-edge research on supporting, enabling, and coping with mobility in systems software, applications, and services. Presentations, tutorials, demo & poster sessions, and BOFs will cover the latest innovations in many important areas, including: security, location management, application support, mobile architectures, sensor networks, energy management, analysis of mobile networks, application mobility, systems techniques for solving mobility problems. Keynote: Bob Brodersen of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center and the University of California at Berkeley. MobiSys 2003 is jointly sponsored by the USENIX Association and ACM SIGMOBILE in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS

Title: 8th International Web Content Caching and Distribution Workshop
Deadline: 22-May-2003
Conference: 30 September - 2 October, 2003 in Beijing
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. This year we are especially interested in issues of massive scale: the impact of geography on caching and replication; the role of caching and data transfer in Internet-wide grid computing; global peer-to-peer file transfer and storage; and other topics consistent with the history of the workshop and the evolution of web caching and content delivery. 

Title: Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems & Applications
Deadline: 23-May-2003
Conference: WMCSA 2003, Oct. 9-10, 2003, Santa Cruz, CA
The Fifth IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications is the latest in a series of high-quality, interactive forums for discussion on all aspects of mobile computing systems and applications. We solicit submissions that primarily focus on applications, systems, and environments. Submissions describing new lower-level technologies are welcome if they focus on how the technology is being used or integrated into a system or application. Hard submit deadline is 5/23/2003. Full CFP and info at

Title: Call For Participation: ACM SIGMETRICS
Deadline: 10-Jun-2003
Conference: June 10-June 14
SIGMETRICS 2003 San Diego, California The 2003 ACM SIGMETRICS Conference on the Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems takes place June 10-14, 2003 in San Diego, California, as part of ACM's Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC). Further information about ACM SIGMETRICS 2003 is available at: Information about FCRC is available at: Information about FCRC is available at:

Title: Fifth International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications
Deadline: 15-Jun-2003
Conference: November 3-7, 2003
Are you building applications using distributed-object technology? Are you doing research in distributed object-based systems? Are you using existing distributed-object systems? In other words: are you actively involved in distributed objects and applications (DOAs)? Consider contributing a practice report or a research paper to this innovative event to present, discuss and obtain feedback for your ideas among other practitioners and researchers active in the same area.

Title: International Workshop on Large-Scale Group Communication
Deadline: 30-Jun-2003
Conference: 10/05/2003
For more than a decade now, group communication has been an active research area providing basic mechanisms for the design of dependable distributed systems. Even though a lot of effort has been dedicated to developing efficient group communication principles and systems, it is widely accepted that to be deployed adequately in large-scale settings, some of the existing concepts should be revisited. This one-day workshop seeks contributions related to the design and implementation of group communication systems for large-scale applications and environments.

Title: ACM Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM)
Deadline: 01-Jul-2003
Conference: WORM/October 27th, 2003
In the last several years, Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading threats to information security and service availability. The vehicle for these outbreaks, malicious codes called "worms", leverage the combination of software monocultures and the uncontrolled Internet communication model to quickly compromise large numbers of hosts. The goal of this workshop is to bring together ideas, understanding and experience bearing on the worm problem from a wide range of communities including academia, industry and the government. We are soliciting original papers from researchers and practitioners alike.


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