SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-April-2004)


CONTENTS



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:ECOOP Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:05/07/2004
Submission Deadline:04/05/2004
Webpage:http://www.betriebssysteme.org/plos
Conference:June, 15, 2004
Location:Oslo, Norway
Synopsis:
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and developers from the programming languages (PL) and the operating systems (OS) domain. It will provide a platform for discussing new visions, challenges, experiences, problems, and solutions arising from the application of advanced programming and software engineering concepts to operating systems construction. Suggested topics for papers and discussion include object-oriented OSs, type-safe languages for OS, separation of concerns in OS code, AOSD and OS, domain-specific languages for OS development, language support for OS verification, testing, and debugging, static configuration, dynamic reconfiguration, and specialization.

Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
Submission Deadline:05/26/2004
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/osdi04/
Conference:December 6-8, 2004
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Synopsis:
OSDI 2004 will bring together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software. Emphasizing both innovative research and quantified experience, OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from all fields of systems practice including, but not limited to: operating systems, networking, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, and the interaction of hardware and software development. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas or groundbreaking results that push the frontier of systems research.

Title:9th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution
Abstract Deadline:04/26/2004
Submission Deadline:05/03/2004
Webpage:http://2004.iwcw.org/
Conference:WCW 2004 / 18-20 October 2004
Location:Beijing, China
Synopsis:
WCW serves as the premiere meeting for researchers and practitioners to exchange results and visions on all aspects of content caching, distribution, and delivery. Research in content distribution has broadened its scope to cover practically all areas related to the intersection of content and networking, including such areas as data grid computing, peer-to-peer computing, utility computing, edge computing, application networking, pervasive networking and content computing. Building on the success of previous WCW meetings, WCW9 plans to form a strong technical program that covers the newest and most interesting areas relating to content services as they move through the Internet.

Title:Distributed Objects and Applications
Submission Deadline:05/30/2004
Webpage:http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/
Conference:October 25-29 2004
Location:Larnaca, Cyprus
Synopsis:
If you are a researcher or practitioner who is building innovative distributed object systems or applications, consider contributing a practice report or research paper to this event. Existing distributed object systems such as COM, CORBA, and EJB have been generally successful, but we're still evolving them, and applying lessons learned into areas such as Web Services, CORBA Components, J2EE, and .NET. All these approaches aim to provide openness, reliability, scalability, distribution transparency, security, ease of development, and support for heterogeneity between applications and platforms. Significant research and development is required to continue to broaden the applicability of distributed object systems.

Title:International Workshop on Network Design and Architecture
Submission Deadline:04/16/2004
Webpage:http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~kartik/iwnda.html
Conference:August 15 2004
Location:Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Synopsis:
IWNDA 2004, to be held conjunction with ICPP 2004 (http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/icpp2004/), provides a forum to discuss the emerging research directions in modern networking architectures. Submissions are invited in all areas relevant to networking architecture research including, but not limited to: Traffic engineering and MPLS, Overlay Networks, Metro-scale networking technologies, Wireless LANs and Mesh networks, GPRS and GSM-based access networks, Mobility support, Optical Networks, Trustworthy infrastructure, Quality-of-Service, Routing and Protection, Congestion management, Network virtualization, Resource allocation and Pricing.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:The 25th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium
Submission Deadline:05/01/2004
Webpage:http://www.cs.unc.edu/rtss04
Conference:December 5-8, 2004
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Synopsis:
The Real-time Systems Symposium (RTSS) provides a forum for the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of real-time systems design, analysis, implementation, evaluation and case-studies. RTSS 2004 will consciously continue the trend of making RTSS an expansive and inclusive symposium, looking to embrace new and emerging areas of real-time and embedded systems research.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
Submission Deadline:05/02/2004
Webpage:http://femto.org/p2p2004/
Conference:August 25-27, 2004
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
Synopsis:
P2P2004 is the fourth Conference in a continuation of annual conferences concerned with the convergence of overlay network technologies that empower the leaf-nodes. These technologies include Peer-to-Peer, Grids, Clusters, and the Web Services that ride over them. These overlay networks are converging toward a common set of protocols due to their extensive implementations on the Internet and other shared environments.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:Workshop in Memory Performance Issues
Submission Deadline:04/16/2004
Webpage:http://www.cs.utah.edu/wmpi2004/
Conference:June 19-23, 2004
Location:Munich, Germany
Synopsis:
WMPI is a one-day workshop that provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss advances in computer technology, architecture, software systems, and algorithms that address the growing speed disparity between processors and memory/networks. Hardware and software mechanisms that address this performance gap are equally welcome. We are particularly interested in new or controversial ideas. Work in early stages of development is encouraged. The workshop will include one or more keynote speakers.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM) 2004
Submission Deadline:06/30/2004
Webpage:http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/CCS2004/worm.html
Conference:October 29, 2004
Location:Fairfax, VA, USA
Synopsis:
Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading threats to information security and service availability. "Worms" leverage the combination of software monocultures and the uncontrolled Internet communication model to quickly compromise large numbers of hosts. Current operational practices have not been able to manage these threats effectively and the research community is only now beginning to address this area. We are soliciting papers from researchers and practitioners on subjects relevant to an understanding of the threat posed by worms, and defensive postures and countermeasures that can be used to mitigate the threat.


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