SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (04/02/2010)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    IEEE P2P'102010-03-29http://www.p2p10.org
    SenSys 20102010-04-01http://sensys.acm.org/2010
    * WIOSCA 20102010-04-09http://www.ideal.ece.ufl.edu/wiosca/
    * ICNP 20102010-04-09http://web.njit.edu/~gwang/ICNP10/
    NVMW 2010 (Call for participation)2010-04-12http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/education/workshops/GeneralInformation.htm
    WEED 20102010-04-16http://research.ihost.com/weed2010/
    SASO 20102010-04-19http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/saso10/
    IEE HST 102010-04-24http://www.ieee-hst.org/
    LADIS 20102010-05-01http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2010
    * MSST 2010 Research Track (Call for participation)2010-05-06http://storageconference.org/
    * ANCS 20102010-05-10http://www.ancsconf.org
    * GameSec 20102010-05-15http://www.gamesec-conf.org/
    * Middleware 20102010-05-16http://2010.middleware-conference.org
    HotDep 20102010-05-28http://www.usenix.org/event/hotdep10
    * CloudComp20102010-05-31http://www.cloudcomp.eu
    NetEcon 20102010-06-04http://www.usenix.org/events/netecon10/cfp/
    WASL 20102010-06-13http://www.systemloganalysis.com

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing Student Travel Grants Program
    Volunteer for ACM History Committee
    Call for White Papers for GENI Experimenters Workshop

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IEEE P2P'10

Title:10th IEEE Int'l Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
Abstract Deadline:2010-03-29
Submission Deadline:2010-04-05
Webpage:http://www.p2p10.org
Dates:August, 25-27, 2010
Location:Delft, the Netherlands
Contact Email:p2p10info@gmail.org
Synopsis:
The IEEE P2P conference provides a single-track forum for presenting new research results on all aspects of P2P computing. It is the oldest and largest conference dedicated to P2P computing, and has been held every year since 2001. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers and proposals for demonstrations to P2P'10. Of particular interest is research that furthers the state-of-the-art in the design and analysis of P2P applications and systems, or that investigates real, deployed, large-scale P2P applications or systems.

SenSys 2010

Title:ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Abstract Deadline:2010-04-01
Submission Deadline:2010-04-08
Webpage:http://sensys.acm.org/2010
Dates:November, 3-5, 2010
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Email:stoleru@cse.tamu.edu
Synopsis:
SenSys 2010, the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 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. SenSys takes a broad view of sensor systems to include any distributed system that interacts with the physical world. We seek technical papers describing original ideas, groundbreaking results and/or quantified system experiences.

NEW THIS MONTH!

WIOSCA 2010

Title:Sixth Annual Workshop on the Interaction between Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
Abstract Deadline:2010-04-09
Submission Deadline:2010-04-16
Webpage:http://www.ideal.ece.ufl.edu/wiosca/
Dates:June 19, 2010
Location:Saint-Malo, France
Contact Email:jpoe@mdc.edu
Synopsis:
Held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), this workshop focuses on characterizing, modeling, and optimizing the interaction between OS and hardware in the light of emerging architecture paradigms, workloads, and computing technology.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ICNP 2010

Title:18th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2010)
Abstract Deadline:2010-04-09
Submission Deadline:2010-04-16
Webpage:http://web.njit.edu/~gwang/ICNP10/
Dates:October, 5-8, 2010
Location:Kyoto, Japan
Contact Email:alessandra@cs.ucsb.edu
Synopsis:
ICNP, the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, is the premier conference covering all aspects of network protocols, including design, analysis, specification, verification, implementation, and performance. Papers with significant research contributions to the field of network protocols are solicited for submission. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1. Protocol design, implementation, testing, and analysis 2. Measurement of protocol performance 3. Protocols for specific functions, such as routing, congestion control, security, survivability, and network management 4. Protocols for wireless, mobile, sensor, and mesh networks 5. Protocols for cloud computing, peer-to-peer systems, data centers, and emerging distributed systems

NVMW 2010 (Call for participation)

Title:Non-volatile Memories Workshop
Submission Deadline:2010-04-12
Webpage:http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/education/workshops/GeneralInformation.htm
Dates:April, 12-13, 2010
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:swanson@cs.ucsd.edu
Synopsis:
The workshop will bring together scientists and engineers from industry and academia who are working on advanced non-volatile storage devices and systems. The goal is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, insights, and knowledge within this broad community of practitioners and researchers, and to foster the establishment of new collaborations that can propel future progress in the design and application of non-volatile memories. The program will take a "vertical" approach, with technical sessions that encompass solid-state and magnetic storage technologies; coding techniques for data integrity, preservation, and security; system-level storage architectures; and new applications.

WEED 2010

Title:2nd Workshop on Energy Efficient Design
Submission Deadline:2010-04-16
Webpage:http://research.ihost.com/weed2010/
Dates:June 20, 2010
Location:Saint-Malo, France
Contact Email:retrac@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
We request papers for presentation at the 2nd Workshop on Energy Efficient Design, being held in affiliation with ISCA 2010. Topics of interest include: • Energy-efficient device technology, packaging, microarchitecture, and circuit designs • Energy-efficient server, memory, storage, network, and embedded system designs • Energy-aware compilers, operating systems, hypervisors, workload managers, and other system software • Instrumentation and control infrastructures for adaptive power management • Planning and analysis tools for energy-efficient datacenter design • Energy-efficient power distribution and cooling designs • Design and analysis of power/performance benchmarks WEED promotes solutions that tackle the complexity of real-world energy-efficient systems and novel approaches to energy-efficient design. Workshop Organizers: John Carter, IBM Karthick Rajamani, IBM

SASO 2010

Title:Fourth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
Abstract Deadline:2010-04-19
Submission Deadline:2010-04-26
Webpage:http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/saso10/
Dates:September, 27-01Oct, 2010
Location:Budapest, Hungary
Contact Email:anwitaman@hotmail.com
Synopsis:
The aim of SASO conference series is to provide a forum for laying the foundations of a new principled approach to engineering systems, networks and services based on self-adaptation and self-organization. To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.

IEE HST 10

Title:2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
Abstract Deadline:2010-04-24
Submission Deadline:2010-08-13
Webpage:http://www.ieee-hst.org/
Dates:November 8-10, 2010
Location:Waltham, MA, USA
Contact Email:r.alongi@ieee.org
Synopsis:
The tenth annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (IEEE HST '10) will focus on innovative technologies for deterring and preventing attacks, protecting critical infrastructure and individuals, and mitigating damage and expediting recovery. Submissions are desired in the broad areas of critical infrastructure and key resources protection (CIKR), border protection and monitoring, and disaster recovery and response, with application within about five years.

LADIS 2010

Title:4th Int'l Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware
Submission Deadline:2010-05-01
Webpage:http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2010
Dates:July 28-29, 2010
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Email:ladis@ymsir.com
Synopsis:
LADIS 2010 will continue its tradition of bringing together researchers and practitioners in the fields of distributed systems and middleware to discuss the challenges of building massive distributed computing systems and clouds. The workshop this year is co-location with PODC, so this year's LADIS will devote special attention to promoting exchange of ideas between the theory and systems communities on the topics related to design, implementation, performance and underlying principles of large-scale distributed systems and cloud computing.

NEW THIS MONTH!

MSST 2010 Research Track (Call for participation)

Title:The 26th IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST2010): Research Track
Submission Deadline:2010-05-06
Webpage:http://storageconference.org/
Dates:May, 6-7, 2010
Location:Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Contact Email:factor@il.ibm.com
Synopsis:
The 26th IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST2010) will include a two-day Research Track of peer-reviewed papers on the design, implementation, and analysis of storage systems. The conference will include 18 long papers and 12 short papers with lightening talks and posters. The full Research Track program is available at http://storageconference.org/2010/MSST2010ResearchAgenda.pdf. As with prior MSST conferences, this year's conference will be a top-quality venue for presenting the latest research and development in storage systems and meeting with colleagues from industry, academia, and government.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ANCS 2010

Title:The 6th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems
Abstract Deadline:2010-05-10
Submission Deadline:2010-05-17
Webpage:http://www.ancsconf.org
Dates:10, 25-26, 2010
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:cestan@netlogicmicro.com
Synopsis:
ANCS is a systems-oriented research conference, presenting original work on the relationship between the architecture of modern computer networks and that of hardware and software elements they are built from. Topics of interest include: System design for future network architectures Virtualized infrastructure architectures Converged router, server, and storage platforms Content-centric architectures and mechanisms Scalable programming and application frameworks High performance, high function packet processing platforms Power- and size-optimized communications platforms High-speed networking solutions Network security architectures and devices Network measurement techniques, architectures, and devices Host-network interface issues Data center architectures Router and switch architectures Wireless-networking hardware and related software

NEW THIS MONTH!

GameSec 2010

Title:The inaugural Conference on Decision and Game Theory
Submission Deadline:2010-05-15
Webpage:http://www.gamesec-conf.org/
Dates:November 22-23, 2010
Location:Berlin, Germany
Contact Email:levi@sabanciuniv.edu
Synopsis:
Securing complex and networked systems and managing associated risks become increasingly important as they play an indispensible role in modern life at the turn of the information age. GameSec conference aims to bring together researchers who aim to establish a theoretical foundation for making resource allocation decisions that balance available capabilities and perceived security risks in a principled manner. The conference focuses analytical models based on game, information, communication, optimization, decision, and control theories that are applied to diverse security topics.

NEW THIS MONTH!

Middleware 2010

Title:ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference
Abstract Deadline:2010-05-16
Submission Deadline:2010-05-23
Webpage:http://2010.middleware-conference.org
Dates:November, 29-December 3, 2010
Location:Bangalore, India
Contact Email:psingh@iiitd.ac.in
Synopsis:
The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and uses of middleware. Middleware is a distributed-system software that resides between applications and underlying platforms (operating systems; databases; hardware), and/or ties together distributed applications, databases or devices. Its primary role is to coordinate and enable communication between different layers or components while isolating much of the complexity of distribution into a single, well tested and well understood system abstraction.

HotDep 2010

Title:Sixth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep'10)
Submission Deadline:2010-05-28
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/hotdep10
Dates:October, 3rd, 2010
Location:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact Email:hotdep10chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Please plan to submit to the Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability, held in conjunction with OSDI 2010 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on October 3, 2010. The goal of HotDep 2010 is to bring forth cutting-edge research ideas spanning the domains of fault tolerance/reliability and systems, and to impact the two associated research communities (i.e., researchers who attend traditional "dependability" conferences such as DSN and ISSRE, and those who attend "systems" conferences such as OSDI, SOSP, and EuroSys) by building linkages between them and sharing ideas and challenges.

NEW THIS MONTH!

CloudComp2010

Title:The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudComp2010)
Submission Deadline:2010-05-31
Webpage:http://www.cloudcomp.eu
Dates:October, 25 – 28, 2010
Location:Barcelona, Spain
Contact Email:cloudcomp2010@icst.org
Synopsis:
CloudComp is intended to bring together researchers, developers, and industry professionals to discuss clouds, cloud computing and related ecosystems support. To that end, papers are solicited from all cloud related areas. Cloud Computing conference is sponsored by ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering).

NetEcon 2010

Title:2010 Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation
Submission Deadline:2010-06-04
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/netecon10/cfp/
Dates:October 3, 6, or 7, 2010
Location:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact Email:netecon10chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
NetEcon '10 will be co-located with the 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '10), which will take place October 4–6, 2010. The emergence of the Internet as a global platform for computation and communication has sparked the development and deployment of many large-scale networked systems. Often these systems involve multiple stakeholders with divergent or even competing interests. Unmitigated selfish behavior in these systems can lead to high inefficiency or even complete collapse. The NetEcon Workshop promotes multi-disciplinary work and discussion about the design and analysis of incentives, economics, and game-theoretic principles in networked systems.

WASL 2010

Title:Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs (WASL) 2010
Submission Deadline:2010-06-13
Webpage:http://www.systemloganalysis.com
Dates:October 3, 2010
Location:Vancouver, Canada
Contact Email:mohror1@llnl.gov
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

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing Student Travel Grants Program
Summary:
ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing
Student Travel Grants Program


We would like to encourage students to attend the SoCC, and have a
limited number of travel grants available to help defray the cost of
travel, registration, etc.

To apply for a student travel grant, please send a note to
socc10-travelgrants@yahoo-inc.com. Your note should include your
contact information and a short (at most 150 words) paragraph describing why
you would like to attend SoCC. If you have a paper accepted, please
include the title and author list.

Travel grant applications are due by March 15, 2010 and we will be
awarding grants in early April.

More information about ACM SoCC is here:

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/events/socc2010/index.htm

Title:Volunteer for ACM History Committee
Summary:
The ACM History Committee is looking for new members.  They would particularly welcome a volunteer from the operating systems community.  This is an opportunity to help ACM capture the rich history of our organization and computing, in general.   If interested or you would like additional information, please contact the SIGOPS Chair at doug.terry@acm.org.

Title:Call for White Papers for GENI Experimenters Workshop
Summary:
Call for White Papers 

GENI Experimenters Workshop 
June 29-30, 2010
Princeton University 

The GENI infrastructure (http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/GeniExperiments) is fast becoming mature enough to support major networking research experiments.  Getting an initial set of researchers running experiments on GENI is crucial to the success of the GENI initiative. The initial set of researchers accessing the infrastructure will have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their research ideas at scale, and under realistic conditions, leading to new experimental results and influential research publications.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in running experiments on GENI to attend talks and tutorials on the GENI control framework and the current resources available on GENI.  We envision inviting 20 researcher-student pairs to the workshop, based on white papers describing the experiments they wish to conduct.  In addition to meeting the designers of different parts of GENI, the attendees will also meet representatives from NSF and from the GENI Project Office, which will be helpful in exploring whether their experiments would be a useful demonstration of the GENI infrastructure.  The workshop is expected to lead to future projects and requests for NSF funding, to conduct these experiments on the GENI infrastructure.

Attendees will be selected by the workshop committee based on 3-page white papers (submitted by researchers at U.S.-based institutions eligible for NSF research funding) outlining a candidate experiment, how it would address a key research problem, and identifying two attendees (one a professor or researcher at a government or industrial lab, and the other a graduate student). The workshop is not about experiments using only a single resource such as PlanetLab US, ORBIT, and others. The workshop seeks experiments that would use a federated infrastructure of one kind of resource (like an experiment spanning PlanetLab US and OneLab, or multiple OpenFlow networks) or multiple kinds of resources (e.g., two or more of PlanetLab, ProtoGENI OpenFlow, ORBIT); or a new kind of resource (e.g., SPP, BGP-Mux, OpenFlow).  The first kind of experiment stresses the control framework, the second stress interoperation across heterogenous resources, the third tests new functionality. The white papers will be selected based on the novelty of the research, proposed experiment(s) and with a goal of diverse experiments that collectively stress the breadth of components in GENI. Individual experiments must use more than one component or substrate of GENI. We will also encourage participation from researchers not previously involved in GENI to build a larger community of researchers using the infrastructure.  The program will include presentations, tutorials on GENI components, open discussion, and break-out sessions.

Important Dates 

White paper submission deadline:                  April 26, 2010
Acceptance notification:                                 May 7th, 2010
Workshop:                                                       June 29-30, 2010

Submission Instructions 

Send your white paper in PDF to GEW@lists.cs.princeton.edu before midnight EST, April 26th, 2010. For more information send email to GEW-info@lists.cs.princeton.edu.

Workshop Co-Chairs 

Jennifer Rexford, Princeton 
Guru Parulkar, Stanford 

Workshop Committee

Mark Berman, BBN/GPO
Victor Frost, NSF
Larry Landweber, NSF
Guru Parulkar, Stanford 
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton 

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