SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (04/05/2009)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    * Sensys 20092009-04-01http://sensys.acm.org/2009
    * HotCloud '092009-04-15http://www.usenix.org/event/hotcloud09/
    IISWC 20092009-04-17http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2009/index.htm
    MIDDLEWARE 20092009-04-20http://middleware2009.cs.uiuc.edu
    MAMA 2009 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS2009-05-01http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
    * GreenMetrics 20092009-05-04http://www.sigmetrics.org/conferences/sigmetrics/2009/workshops/greenmetrics.shtml
    * Advances in Learning for Networking Workshop2009-05-05http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
    * Netecon'092009-05-11http://netecon09.cs.umd.edu
    * SBAC-PAD 20092009-05-15http://regulus.pcs.usp.br/sbac2009/
    * NetDB 2009 (co-located with SOSP 2009)2009-06-01http://netdb09.cis.upenn.edu/
    * LADIS 20092009-06-05http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2009
    * HotPower '092009-06-08http://hotpower09.stanford.edu/
    * NSDR 20092009-06-08http://www.dritte.org/nsdr09
    * HotStorage'092009-06-15http://research.microsoft.com/~etheres/hotstorage/
    * ROADS'092009-06-15http://roads.mytestbed.net
    * PLOS 20092009-06-19http://plosworkshop.org/2009/
    WASL 20092009-06-29http://www.systemloganalysis.com
    HPCA 20102009-07-24http://www.hpcaconf.org/hpca16

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    Announcing a Wiki and E-Mail List for Undergraduate Systems Education

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW THIS MONTH!

Sensys 2009

Title:7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-04-01
Submission Deadline:2009-04-08
Webpage:http://sensys.acm.org/2009
Dates:November, 4-6, 2009
Location:Berkeley California
Contact Email:peizhang@cmu.edu
Synopsis:
The 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys'09) solicits innovative research papers on the systems issues of networked, embedded sensing and control. The conference brings together academic, industry, and government professionals to a premier single-track, highly selective forum on the design, implementation, and application of sensor networks. Please visit the website for detailed "Call For Papers"

NEW THIS MONTH!

HotCloud '09

Title:Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '09)
Submission Deadline:2009-04-15
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/hotcloud09/
Dates:June 15, 2009
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:sambits@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
HotCloud '09 seeks to discuss challenges in the Cloud Computing paradigm including the design, implementation, and deployment of virtualized clouds. The workshop provides a forum for academics as well as practitioners in the field to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new and emerging "hot" trends in this area. HotCloud '09 will be co-located with the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX '09), which will take place June 14.19, 2009.

IISWC 2009

Title:2009 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2009-04-17
Submission Deadline:2009-04-24
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2009/index.htm
Dates:October 4-6, 2009
Location:Austin, TX, USA
Contact Email:onur@cmu.edu
Synopsis:
IISWC is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge as the diversity and performance of computers increase. Whether they are PDAs, wireless and embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we understand the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on them. We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing system workloads.

MIDDLEWARE 2009

Title:The ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference
Submission Deadline:2009-04-20
Webpage:http://middleware2009.cs.uiuc.edu
Dates:November 30 - December 4, 2009
Location:Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA
Contact Email:riccardo.scandariato@cs.kuleuven.be
Synopsis:
Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 10th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research and technology in 2009. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for future computing and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality technical program, invited speakers (including Hector Garcia-Molina of Stanford University), an industrial track, poster and demo presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.

MAMA 2009 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Title:The Eleventh Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis
Submission Deadline:2009-05-01
Webpage:http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
Dates:June, 15, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:mss@watson.ibm.com
Synopsis:
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009 The Eleventh Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis (MAMA 2009) seeks to bring together researchers working on the mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. It is intended to provide a forum at SIGMETRICS conferences for talks on early research in the more mathematical areas of computer performance analysis. These talks tend to be based on very recent research results (including work in progress) or on new research results that will be otherwise submitted only to a journal (or recently have been submitted to a journal). For more information about the workshop, please contact Mark Squillante (mss@watson.ibm.com).

NEW THIS MONTH!

GreenMetrics 2009

Title:GreenMetrics 2009 Workshop (in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009)
Submission Deadline:2009-05-04
Webpage:http://www.sigmetrics.org/conferences/sigmetrics/2009/workshops/greenmetrics.shtml
Dates:June 15, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:greenmetrics09-chairs-l@mailman.ucalgary.ca
Synopsis:
This workshop is intended to bring together researchers and practitioners in relevant areas, to exchange technical ideas and experiences on how to lessen the environmental impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), or how to utilize ICT to lessen the environmental impact of other sectors. This workshop will serve as a forum for the SIGMETRICS community to apply general measurement, analysis and modeling techniques to this important area. Full call for papers available at http://www.sigmetrics.org/conferences/sigmetrics/2009/workshops/greenmetrics.shtml.

NEW THIS MONTH!

Advances in Learning for Networking Workshop

Title:In conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009
Submission Deadline:2009-05-05
Webpage:http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
Dates:June, 15, 2009
Location:SEATTLE, WA, USA
Contact Email:cj114@mail.gatech.edu
Synopsis:
This workshop hopes to stimulate further interest in the interdisciplinary area of learning for networking, facilitating sharing of lessons learned and exploring potential future directions. This workshop is organized for the first time at Sigmetrics, combining knowledge in both learning and networking. The workshop encourages original contributions that address how adaptive learning contributes to the science and applications of networking. Submissions may, for instance, address the following topics: . Networking models, mechanisms and protocols which facilitate and utilize learning to enhance performance. . Approaches that model and learn the knowledge needed for control and management of heterogeneous and large networks.

NEW THIS MONTH!

Netecon'09

Title:2009 Workshop on the Economics of Networked Systems
Abstract Deadline:2009-05-11
Submission Deadline:2009-05-15
Webpage:http://netecon09.cs.umd.edu
Dates:July 7, 2009
Location:Stanford, CA, USA
Contact Email:netecon09@cs.umd.edu
Synopsis:
The NetEcon Workshop aims to promote a cross-disciplinary discussion on the role of incentives in computational and communication systems. It will bring together researchers from a diverse set of areas including systems, theory, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, and economics. The workshop is being held as part of the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'09).

NEW THIS MONTH!

SBAC-PAD 2009

Title: 21st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
Submission Deadline:2009-05-15
Webpage:http://regulus.pcs.usp.br/sbac2009/
Dates:October, 28-31, 2009
Location:Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact Email:sbac2009@gmail.com
Synopsis:
SBAC-PAD is an annual international conference series, the first of which was held 22 years ago, in 1987. Each conference has traditionally presented new developments in high-performance computing, as well as the latest trends in computer architecture. The conference has strong international participation, with submissions from more than dozen countries, and is competitive. Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on a wide range of high-performance computing areas, including computer architecture, systems software, languages and compilers, algorithms, and applications. The papers must be in English, 8 pages maximum, following the IEEE formatting guidelines.

NEW THIS MONTH!

NetDB 2009 (co-located with SOSP 2009)

Title:5th International Workshop on Networking Meets Databases
Submission Deadline:2009-06-01
Webpage:http://netdb09.cis.upenn.edu/
Dates:October 14th, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT
Contact Email:ssaroiu@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
The Workshop on Networking Meets Databases (NetDB 2009) will bring together researchers from the systems and networking community and the database community. Many current research areas, such as cloud computing, datacenter networking, sensor networks, network management, or social networks, raise research problems that lie at the boundary between these two communities. This workshop's goal is to foster an environment in which researchers can discuss ideas that will shape and influence these emerging research areas. This year, NetDB takes a broad view of what constitutes research relevant to both communities. For more information, please visit: http://netdb09.cis.upenn.edu/

NEW THIS MONTH!

LADIS 2009

Title:The 3rd International Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS 2009)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-05
Webpage:http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2009
Dates:October, 10-11, 2009
Location:Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT, USA
Contact Email:hweather@cs.cornell.edu, Doug.Terry@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
LADIS 2009 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of distributed systems and middleware to discuss the challenges of building massive cloud computing infrastructures. By posing research questions in the context of the largest and most-demanding real-world systems, LADIS serves to catalyze dialog between cloud computing engineers and scalable distributed systems researchers, to open the veil of secrecy that has surrounded many cloud computing architectures, and to increase the potential impact of the best research underway in the systems community.

NEW THIS MONTH!

HotPower '09

Title:Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower '09)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-08
Webpage:http://hotpower09.stanford.edu/
Dates:October 10, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT (with SOSP'09)
Contact Email:pal@cs.stanford.edu; partha.ranganathan@hp.com
Synopsis:
HotPower hopes to provide a forum in which to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient computing systems. In addition, researchers coming to these issues from fields such as computer architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling, language and compiler design, and embedded systems will gain the opportunity to interact with and learn from one another.

NEW THIS MONTH!

NSDR 2009

Title:3rd ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-06-08
Submission Deadline:2009-06-15
Webpage:http://www.dritte.org/nsdr09
Dates:October 10th 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana, USA
Contact Email:muneeb@princeton.edu
Synopsis:
More than a billion, less fortunate, people on this planet survive on less than a dollar a day. Technology can help improve their lives. The last decade has seen interest in applying information and communication technologies for global development. Research in this multidisciplinary area, often dubbed ICTD, encounters massive challenges and impacts lives of ordinary poor people. The Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR) provides a platform for technical ICTD research; building and deploying real networks and systems in the challenged environments of third world countries. NSDR'09 follows up on two successful workshops hosted with SIGCOMM'07 and SIGCOMM'08.

NEW THIS MONTH!

HotStorage'09

Title:Hot topics in storage and file systems
Submission Deadline:2009-06-15
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/~etheres/hotstorage/
Dates:October, 11-11, 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana
Contact Email:etheres@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
The workshop will bring together researchers interested in all aspects of file and storage systems design. The increasing volume and variety of digital data, the emergence of new technologies such as solid-state storage, and the need for storage in new environments ranging from mobile devices to mega-scale data centers, make this area both important and challenging.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ROADS'09

Title:4th International Workshop on Real Overlays and Distributed Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-06-15
Webpage:http://roads.mytestbed.net
Dates:October, 14, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT, USA
Contact Email:roads-sosp09@sophia.inria.fr
Synopsis:
The ROADS workshop goal is to bring together people exploring challenges in building widely distributed networked systems with those building global-scale facilities to enable research on future communication networks, with an emphasis on systems that run on real networks, providing real services to real users. For this workshop we especially welcome papers that explore the interaction between simulation (e.g., ModelNet or ns-3), emulation (e.g., Emulab), and more realistic deployment settings (e.g., PlanetLab) to better predict performance or architectural bottlenecks when scaling up distributed service on experimental environments.

NEW THIS MONTH!

PLOS 2009

Title:Fifth Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2009)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-19
Webpage:http://plosworkshop.org/2009/
Dates:October 11, 2009
Location:Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT, USA
Contact Email:eeide@cs.utah.edu
Synopsis:
Historically, operating system development and programming language development went hand-in-hand. Today, although the systems community at large retains an iron grip on C, many people continue to explore novel approaches to OS construction based on new programming language ideas. This workshop will bring together researchers and developers from the programming language and operating system domains to discuss recent work at the intersection of these fields. It will be 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, and vice versa.

WASL 2009

Title:Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs
Submission Deadline:2009-06-29
Webpage:http://www.systemloganalysis.com
Dates:10/14/1009
Location:Big Sky, MT (at SOSP)
Contact Email:greg@bronevetsky.com
Synopsis:
System logs are a rich information source for analyzing and diagnosing system problems and predicting future events. However, most of this information is wasted due its lack of organization and cross-vendor semantic consistency. WASL focuses on novel techniques for extracting operationally useful information from existing logs and methods to improve the information content of future logs. Topics: -Reports on publicly available log sources -Log anonymization -Log feature detection and extraction -Prediction of malfunction or misuse -Statistical log characterization -Log compression/comparison -Methods to enhance and standardize log semantics -Diagnostic techniques -Log visualization -Analysis of services (problem ticket) logs

HPCA 2010

Title:16th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture
Abstract Deadline:2009-07-24
Submission Deadline:2009-07-31
Webpage:http://www.hpcaconf.org/hpca16
Dates:January 9-13, 2010
Location:Bangalore, India
Contact Email:onur@cmu.edu
Synopsis:
The International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture provides a high-quality forum for scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in this rapidly-changing field. Authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of high-performance computer architecture. * Processor, cache and memory architectures * Parallel computer architectures * Multicore architectures * Impact of technology on architecture * Power-efficient architectures and techniques * Dependable/Secure architectures * High-performance I/O systems * Embedded and reconfigurable architectures * Interconnect and network interface architectures * Network processor architectures * Innovative hardware/software trade-offs * Impact of compilers and system software on architecture * Performance modeling and evaluation * Architectures for emerging technology and applications

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:Announcing a Wiki and E-Mail List for Undergraduate Systems Education
Summary:
Two resources have been set up for researchers with interests in undergraduate systems education. These are:
 
1. A Wiki hosted at:
http://www.ssrc.ucsc.edu/wikis/systemsugrad/
 
2. An E-Mail list. To subscribe, send "subscribe ugrad-systems" to majordomo@wheaton.edu.
 
These resources have been set up as a result of a bird-of-a-feather (BoF) session held at OSDI 2008. 
 
Any questions can be directed to Cary Gray (Cary.G.Gray@wheaton.edu).

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