SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (04/01/2005)


  1. Announcements:
    DISC 20052005-05-08
    DOA 20052005-05-24
    * PMCCC-72005-06-20
    FAST 20052005-07-13
    * EUROSYS 20062005-10-08

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  3. Special Announcements
    SOSP Hall of Fame Award Call For Nominations

  4. About SIGOPS Announce mailing list
    How to unsubscribe, subscribe, and submit requests for announcements.


DISC 2005

Title:19th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC'05)
Submission Deadline:2005-05-08
Dates:September 25-29, 2005
Location:Krakow, Poland
DISC, the International Symposium on DIStributed Computing, is an annual forum for research presentations on all facets of distributed computing. DISC 2005 is organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). Original contributions to the theory, design, analysis, implementation, or application of distributed systems and networks are solicited. Regular papers must present original work not previously published, and not concurrently submitted elsewhere for publication (conference or journal). Ongoing work for which full papers are not ready yet or recent results published elsewhere are suitable for submission as brief announcements.

DOA 2005

Title:International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications
Abstract Deadline:2005-05-24
Submission Deadline:2005-05-31
Dates:October 31- November 4, 2005
Location:Agia Napa, Cyprus
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:The 7th International Workshop on Performability Modeling of Computer and Communication Systems (PMCCS)
Submission Deadline:2005-06-20
Dates:September, 23-24, 2005
Location:Torino, Italy
The workshop brings together academic and industrial researchers in the area of integrated performance and dependability modeling. Theoretical contributions as well as application-oriented work is welcome. Case studies and industrial applications of performability modeling and evaluation are solicited in the field of computer and communication systems as well as in related fields, such as flexible manufacturing systems, product-in-process software development, medical systems, transportation systems, and complex infrastructures. This year PMCCS, in addition to regular sessions, organizes special sessions to emphasize the following areas: - performability issues of power-limited devices - performability management of autonomic and self-managed systems - performability issues in the biological domain - performability issues in cluster/grid computing

FAST 2005

Title:4th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'05)
Submission Deadline:2005-07-13
Dates:December 14-16, 2005
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
The 4th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '05) brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The conference will consist of two and a half days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, work-in-progress reports, and poster sessions.



Title:1st EuroSys Conference (EUROSYS 2006)
Abstract Deadline:2005-10-08
Submission Deadline:2005-10-15
Dates:April 18-21, 2006
Location:Leuven, Belgium
EuroSys2006 is the first of a series of system conferences located in Europe. It welcomes submissions and attendance from all over the world. It will be held in Leuven, Belgium, April 18-21, 2006. EuroSys aims to bring together researchers from different areas of computer systems, who are otherwise spread over multiple conferences. As a result, we seek papers on all aspects of computer systems. We especially seek papers that cross the divide between areas. Papers should report, where possible, on the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of such systems.


Title:  SOSP Hall of Fame Award Call For Nominations

SIGOPS is instituting the SOSP Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes the most influential papers that appeared in SOSP at least ten years in the past.

Nominations will be solicited of the SIGOPS membership via email. The SOSP program committee will choose which nominated paper wins the award. The decision will be based on a discussion that considers the impact the paper (and more generally of the research described in the paper) has had on the field of operating systems research. The program committee will prepare a short statement that describes why the paper was selected.

The award winners will be announced at the SIGOPS banquet by the current program chair. The program chair will read the statement prepared by the program committee that describes why the paper was selected. The authors of the award winning paper will be given a certificate, naming the paper, the authors, the conference the paper appeared in, and the conference in which the award was made. This certificate will be signed by the program chair and the current president of SIGOPS. A list of the winners of the award will be maintained on the SIGOPS website.

To bootstrap the award, five awards will be given in 2005 and 2007. Afterwards, only one award will be given per conference.

Nominations should take the form of a nominating letter with supporting letters or other relevant documentation. These materials should be forwarded to the SOSP program committee chairman (Ken Birman, email prior to August 1, 2005. To minimize the risk of that a nomination will be lost to spam filtering, please use the following subject: "Nomination: SOSP Test of Time Award". Dr. Birman will acknowledge nominations and can also answer questions.


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