SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (04/01/2015)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    SRDS 20152015-03-30http://srds2015.cs.mcgill.ca
    SPE20152015-04-01: http://sesar.di.unimi.it/SPE2015/
    NVMSA 20152015-04-01http://nvmsa.comp.polyu.edu.hk
    ESORICS 20152015-04-04http://www.esorics2015.sba-research.org
    WISTP'20152015-04-10http://www.wistp.org/
    * TrustCom20152015-04-20http://comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/
    * IEEE BigDataSE-152015-04-20http://comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/
    EuroSys 20152015-04-21http://eurosys2015.labri.fr/
    IEEE CNS 20152015-04-24http://cns2015.ieee-cns.org/
    APSys 20152015-04-24http://www.sslab.ics.keio.ac.jp/apsys2015/
    * SoCC 20152015-04-24https://sites.google.com/site/acm2015socc/home/call-for-papers
    * JISA-CCC2015-04-30http://www.jisajournal.com/about/update/ccc
    ROME 20152015-05-22http://www.rome.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de/vienna2015/
    * Mobiwac 20152015-06-12http://adscom.it.uc3m.es/mobiwac
    * IoTaaS 20152015-06-15http://www.iotaas.org
    C&TC 20152015-06-23http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/cloud-trust-15
    ICMC 20152015-07-16http://hithaldia.co.in/icmc2015/
    ICISS 20152015-07-29http://www.iciss.org.in
    CloudDP 20152015-10-02http://www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/~lveiga/clouddp/
    MMSys 20152015-10-17http://www.mmsys.org/

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    EuroSys, FCRC, SIGOPS HoF, EuroSys jobs page

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

SRDS 2015

Title:33rd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems
Abstract Deadline:2015-03-30
Submission Deadline:2015-04-06
Webpage:http://srds2015.cs.mcgill.ca
Dates:September 28-October 1, 2015
Location:Montreal, Canada
Contact Email:pascal.felber@unine.ch
Synopsis:
The Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems is a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in distributed systems design, development and evaluation, particularly with emphasis on reliability, availability, safety, security, trust and real-time. We welcome Research Papers describing original research as well as design, development and experimental results of operational systems, and Practical Experience Reports describing on-going industrial projects, prototype systems and exploratory or emerging applications.

SPE2015

Title:e.g., 19th ACCFP: IEEE Services 2015 Visionary Track - Security and Privacy Engineering (SPE 2015) ThemeM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'03)
Submission Deadline:2015-04-01
Webpage: http://sesar.di.unimi.it/SPE2015/
Dates:June-July 27-2, 2015
Location:New York, NY, USA
Contact Email:claudio.ardagna@unimi.it
Synopsis:
Built upon the success of spectrum of conferences within the IEEE World Congress on Services and the Security and Privacy Engineering workshop, IEEE Security and Privacy Engineering (SPE 2015) theme is a unique place to exchange ideas of engineering secure systems in the context of service computing, cloud computing, and big data analytics. The emphasis on engineering in security and privacy of services differentiates the theme from other traditional prestigious security and privacy workshops, symposiums, and conferences. The practicality and value realization are examined by practitioners from leading industries as well as scientists from academia.

NVMSA 2015

Title:4th IEEE Non-Volatile Memory System and Applications Symposium
Abstract Deadline:2015-04-01
Submission Deadline:2015-04-14
Webpage:http://nvmsa.comp.polyu.edu.hk
Dates:August, 19-21, 2015
Location:Hong Kong
Contact Email:fchen@csc.lsu.edu
Synopsis:
Non-Volatile memory (NVM) technologies have demonstrated great potentials on improving many aspects of present and future memory hierarchy. IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA) provides a fantastic opportunity for global nonvolatile memory researchers from different communities to discuss and exchange knowledge, ideas, and insights, and to establish potential collaborations in research of NVMs. The organizing committee is soliciting various topics on related to NVMs including (but not limited to) Device/Circuit design of NVMs, Architectures and Systems, Software, and Applications. Participating authors are invited to submit six-page manuscripts and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding.

ESORICS 2015

Title:20th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
Submission Deadline:2015-04-04
Webpage:http://www.esorics2015.sba-research.org
Dates:September, 23-25, 2015
Location:Vienna, Austria
Contact Email:giovanni.livraga@unimi.it
Synopsis:
ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security. The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. Papers offering novel research contributions in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium. The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial research and development.

WISTP'2015

Title:The 9th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice
Submission Deadline:2015-04-10
Webpage:http://www.wistp.org/
Dates:August, 24-25, 2015
Location:Crete, Greece
Contact Email:r.n.akram@rhul.ac.uk
Synopsis:
In 2007, Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP) was created as a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners in related areas and to encourage interchange and cooperation between the research community and the industrial/consumer community. Based on the growing interest of the participants, 2015 edition is becoming a conference - The 9th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP2015).

NEW THIS MONTH!

TrustCom2015

Title:The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications(IEEE TrustCom-15)
Submission Deadline:2015-04-20
Webpage:http://comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/
Dates:August, 20-22, 2015
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Contact Email:trustcom2015@list.aalto.fi
Synopsis:
The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working on trusted computing and communications, with regard to trust, security, privacy, reliability, dependability, survivability, availability, and fault tolerance aspects of computer systems and networks, and providing a forum to present and discuss emerging ideas and trends in this highly challenging research field. Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015 -> extended to April 20, 2015

NEW THIS MONTH!

IEEE BigDataSE-15

Title:The 9th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering (IEEE BigDataSE-15)
Submission Deadline:2015-04-20
Webpage:http://comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/
Dates:August, 20-22, 2015
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Contact Email: trustcom2015@list.aalto.fi
Synopsis:
Big data is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find insights in new and emerging types of data and content, to make business more agile, and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond our reach. Distributed systems is a classical research discipline investigating various distributed computing technologies and applications such as cloud computing and MapReduce. With new paradigms and technologies, distributed systems research keeps going with new innovative outcomes from both industry and academia.

EuroSys 2015

Title:EuroSys 2015
Submission Deadline:2015-04-21
Webpage:http://eurosys2015.labri.fr/
Dates:April 21-24, 2015
Location:Bordeaux France
Contact Email:Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr
Synopsis:
The EuroSys conference series brings together professionals from academia and industry. It has a strong focus on systems research and development: operating systems, data base systems, real-time systems and middleware for networked, distributed, parallel, or embedded computing systems. EuroSys has become a premier forum for discussing various issues of systems software research and development, including implications related to hardware and applications. EuroSys 2015 will take place in Bordeaux on April 21-24, 2015 (http://eurosys2015.labri.fr/). Registration information is available at http://eurosys2015.labri.fr/registration/. Early registration ends March 23, 2015.

IEEE CNS 2015

Title:3rd IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
Submission Deadline:2015-04-24
Webpage:http://cns2015.ieee-cns.org/
Dates:September, 28-30, 2015
Location:Florence, Italy
Contact Email:giovanni.livraga@unimi.it
Synopsis:
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a new conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cyber security. IEEE CNS is also a spin-off of IEEE INFOCOM, the premier ComSoc conference on networking. The goal of CNS is to provide an outstanding forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.

APSys 2015

Title:6th ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys 2015)
Submission Deadline:2015-04-24
Webpage:http://www.sslab.ics.keio.ac.jp/apsys2015/
Dates:July, 27-28, 2015
Location:Tokyo, Japan
Contact Email:apsys15@sslab.ics.keio.ac.jp
Synopsis:
Building on the success of its 2010-2014 predecessors, APSys 2015 will continue to be a lively forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to meet, interact, and collaborate with their peers from the Asia/Pacific region. We take a broad view of computer systems. More details can be found on our web-site.

NEW THIS MONTH!

SoCC 2015

Title:Sixth ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing
Submission Deadline:2015-04-24
Webpage:https://sites.google.com/site/acm2015socc/home/call-for-papers
Dates:August, 26-29, 2015
Location:Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Contact Email:sameet@fb.com
Synopsis:
The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2015 (ACM SoCC 2015) will be the sixth in a new series of symposia that brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. ACM SoCC is the premier conference on cloud computing; it is the only conference co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (SIGOPS). SoCC 2015 will be held in Waikola, Hawaii. It will be co-located with VLDB 2015.

NEW THIS MONTH!

JISA-CCC

Title: JISA thematic series on Cross-Cloud Computing
Submission Deadline:2015-04-30
Webpage:http://www.jisajournal.com/about/update/ccc
Dates:September 2015
Location:online
Contact Email:editorial@jisajournal.com
Synopsis:
The JISA Thematic Series on Cross-Cloud Computing (JISA-CCC) aims at providing innovative contributions to the design, implementation, and evaluation of multi-cloud and federated cloud architectures. The series presents novel research efforts and approaches in mitigating different costs associated with building multi-cloud and federated cloud systems, as well as highlighting emerging design choices and best practices in this regard.

ROME 2015

Title:3rd Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
Submission Deadline:2015-05-22
Webpage:http://www.rome.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de/vienna2015/
Dates:August, 24-25, 2015
Location:Vienna, Austria
Contact Email:slankes@eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Synopsis:
Parallel processing has become prevalent across the board. In order to continue a performance increase, innovative many-core architectures will be developed. Such systems, equipped with a significant higher amount of cores per chip than multicores, pose challenges in both hardware and software design. On the hardware side, on-chip networks, scratchpads, hybrid memory cubes, non-volatile and stacked memory, as well as deep cache-hierarchies, and novel cache-coherence strategies will enrich the current research areas. The ROME workshop is addressed to the new challenges in hardware/software co-design of runtime and operating systems in order to exploit the available performance as effectively as possible.

NEW THIS MONTH!

Mobiwac 2015

Title:13th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access
Submission Deadline:2015-06-12
Webpage:http://adscom.it.uc3m.es/mobiwac
Dates:11, 2-6, 2015
Location:Cancun (Mexico)
Contact Email:atc@uma.es
Synopsis:
The MOBIWAC series of events are intended to provide an international forum for the discussion and presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by researchers, students, and systems developers on issues and challenges related to mobility management and wireless access protocols. To keep up with the technological developments, we also open up new areas such as mobile cloud computing starting from this year. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of significance on all aspects of wireless and mobile access technologies, with an emphasis on mobility management and wireless access.

NEW THIS MONTH!

IoTaaS 2015

Title:2nd International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS 2015)
Submission Deadline:2015-06-15
Webpage:http://www.iotaas.org
Dates:October, 26-27, 2015
Location:Rome, Italy
Contact Email:gmparg@ics.forth.gr
Synopsis:
The amount of smart devices immersed in everyday life is growing daily in terms of power, processing and network connectivity. The "Internet of Things as a Service" deployment paradigm will enable the easy adoption of IoT-based services and applications by end users, while forcing providers of smart objects and middleware platforms to architect their solutions accordingly. The 2nd International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS 2015) aims to contribute to the discussion on the challenges posed by these trends. IoTaaS is seeking original high-quality research and industrial papers on the confluence of IoT and advanced delivery models.

C&TC 2015

Title:5th International Symposium on Cloud Computing, Trusted Computing and Secure Virtual Infrastructures
Abstract Deadline:2015-06-23
Submission Deadline:2015-06-30
Webpage:http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/cloud-trust-15
Dates:June, 26-28, 2015
Location:Rhodes, Greece
Contact Email:fulvio.frati@unimi.it
Synopsis:
Cloud and Trusted Computing (C&TC 2015) is the 5th International Symposium on Cloud Computing, Trusted Computing and Secure Virtual Infrastructures, organized as a component conference of the OnTheMove Federated Conferences & Workshops. C&TC 2015 will be held in Rhodes, Greece. The conference solicits submissions from both academia and industry presenting novel research in the context of Cloud Computing, presenting theoretical and practical approaches to cloud trust, security, privacy and risk management.

ICMC 2015

Title:The second International Conference on Mathematics and Computing
Submission Deadline:2015-07-16
Webpage:http://hithaldia.co.in/icmc2015/
Dates:01, 05-10, 2015
Location:Haldia, India
Contact Email:debasis_giri@hotmail.com
Synopsis:
The second International Conference on Mathematics and Computing (ICMC 2015) will be held on January 05-10, 2015 in Haldia, India. You can find more information at http://hithaldia.co.in/icmc2015/. General Co-Chairs: P. K. Saxena, SAG, DRDO, Delhi, India; P. D. Srivastava,IIT Kharagpur, India. Workshop Chair: Peeyush Chandra, Professor, IIT Kanpur, India. Program Co-Chairs: Ram N. Mohapatra, University of Central Florida, USA; Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury,IIT Kharagpur, India; Debasis Giri, Haldia Institute of Technology, India.

ICISS 2015

Title:11th International Conference on Information Systems Security
Submission Deadline:2015-07-29
Webpage:http://www.iciss.org.in
Dates:December, 16-20, 2015
Location:Kolkata, India
Contact Email:iciss2015india@gmail.com
Synopsis:
The conference series ICISS (International Conference on Information Systems Security), held annually, provides a forum for disseminating latest research results in information and systems security. ICISS 2015, the eleventh conference in this series, will be held under the aegis of the Society for Research in Information Security and Privacy (SRISP). The acceptance ratio of the first ten conferences has averaged less than 30%. Like previous years, proceedings of the conference will be published as part of the Springer Verlag series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

CloudDP 2015

Title:5th International Workshop on Cloud Data and Platforms
Submission Deadline:2015-10-02
Webpage:http://www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/~lveiga/clouddp/
Dates:April, 21, 2015
Location:Bordeaux, France
Contact Email:clouddp2015@easychair.org
Synopsis:
The International Workshop on Cloud Data and Platforms 2015 (CloudDP 2015) will be the fifth in a series of workshops that bring together researchers interested in cloud-based platforms for data management and high-velocity, big data processing. CloudDP 2015 will be hosted together with EuroSys 2015, a premier forum for discussing issues of systems software research and development.

MMSys 2015

Title:ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys)
Submission Deadline:2015-10-17
Webpage:http://www.mmsys.org/
Dates:March, 18-20, 2015
Location:Portland, OR
Contact Email:gwendal.simon@telecom-bretagne.eu
Synopsis:
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and the interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:EuroSys, FCRC, SIGOPS HoF, EuroSys jobs page
Summary:
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Call for Participation: EuroSys 2015
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We invite you to participate in Eurosys 2015.

The EuroSys conference series brings together professionals from academia
and industry. It has a strong focus on systems research and development:
operating systems, data base systems, real-time systems and middleware for
networked, distributed, parallel, or embedded computing systems. EuroSys has
become a premier forum for discussing various issues of systems software
research and development, including implications related to hardware and
applications.

EuroSys 2015 will take place in Bordeaux on April 21-24, 2015
(http://eurosys2015.labri.fr/).  Registration information is available at
http://eurosys2015.labri.fr/registration/. Early registration ends March 23,
2015.

The accepted papers, subject to shephering, are below:

    An Efficient Page-level FTL to Optimize Address Translation in Flash Memory

    Application-Assisted Live Migration of Virtual Machines with Java Applications

    CYRUS: Towards Client-Defined Cloud Storage

    Deriving and Comparing Deduplication Techniques Using a Model-Based
    Classification

    Expect the Unexpected: Designing Derivative Clouds

    Extensible Distributed Coordination
   
    Flux: Multi-Surface Computing in Android
  
    GD-Wheel: A Cost-Aware Replacement Policy for Key-Value Stores

    Guaranteeing Deadlines for Inter-Datacenter Transfers
    
    Gx: Enforcing data policies at the storage layer
    
    Hare: a file system for non-cache-coherent multicores

    High-Performance Determinism: Total Store Order Is Enough
   
    IN-NET: In-Network Processing for the Masses
  
    Irelia: Bridging the Programmability Gap in Heterogeneous-ISA Platforms
 
    KungfuValley: A Systematic Configuration Validation Framework for Cloud
    Services

    Large scale cluster management at Google with Borg

    MALT: Distributed Data-Parallelism for existing ML applications

    Maxoid: Security via Custom Views of State

    MIZAN: An In-Memory Object Caching Framework with Adaptive Load Balancing

    Musketeer: All for One, One for All in Data Processing Systems

    NBA (Network Balancing Act): A High-performance Packet Processing Framework for Heterogeneous Processors

    PowerLyra: Differentiated Graph Computation and Partitioning on Skewed Graphs

    Process-level Power Estimation in VM-based Systems

    Putting the Consistency back into Eventual Consistency

    Scaling Concurrent Log-Structured Data Stores

    Simba: Tunable End-to-End Data Consistency for Mobile Apps

    Synapse: New Data Integration Abstractions for Agile Web Application
    Development

    Taming uncertainty in distributed systems with help from the network

    TinMan: Eliminating Confidential Mobile Data Exposure with
    Security-oriented Offloading

    Verifiable Differential Privacy

    Visigoth Fault Tolerance

    micro-PnP: Plug and Play Peripherals for the Internet of Things
    
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Call for Participation: FCRC 2015
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FCRC 2015 will be held in Portland Oregon from June 12-20. Chaired by Rajiv Gupta of UC Riverside, the conference will assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a week-long coordinated meeting. The technical program for each affiliated conference will be independently administered, with each responsible for its own meeting’s structure, content and proceedings. To the extent facilities allow attendees are free to attend technical sessions of other affiliated conferences being held at the same time as their “home” conference. Conferences include:
 
                CRA-W 2015: Career Mentoring Workshop
                EC 2015: The 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation
                HPDC 2015: The 24th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing
                CCC: Computational Complexity Conference 
                ISCA 2015: The 42nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture
                ISMM 2015: ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on Memory Management
                IWQoS 2015: IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service
                LCTES 2015: ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED International Conference on Languages, Compilers and Tools for Embedded Systems
                PLDI 2015: 36th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation
                SIGMETRICS 2015: International Conference on Measurement and modeling of Computer Systems
                SPAA 2015: ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures
                STOC 2015: 47th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
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Call for Feedback: SIGOPS Hall of Fame Awards Selection Procedure
Revisions
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At the request of the SIGOPS chair, Jeanna Matthews, a group of us have been 
meeting to consider revisions to the selection procedures for the SIGOPS Hall 
of Fame Awards.

The Hall of Fame Awards were originally envisioned to serve two purposes.  
The first was to recognize papers from the long history of operating systems 
research that have had proven to have widespread impact, considering only papers
that have appeared at least ten years earlier.  The second was to encourage new
authors to aim higher -- to target work that will be seen in the future as 
having had widespread impact.  The selection process was designed to work in 
two stages: starting in a catch-up mode where up to five papers were selected 
per year, and then in steady state, where one to two newly eligible papers would
be chosen.

We have been more successful at the first goal than the second.  Since the 
selection process started in 2005, 34 truly impressive papers have been selected
for the HoF.  However, the median age of a paper at selection has been 25 years,
and only 5 papers published after 1990 have been selected.  Frustratingly, the 
rate of selection of newer papers has not improved; steady state still seems 
very far off.   This is despite the fact that the selected papers were, with few
exceptions, seen as having wide impact within ten years of publication.  
The current procedures also pose difficulties with sustainability of the 
selection process, procedural transparency, and conflict of interest management.

We propose the following modifications to the process:

1) In time for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of 
SIGOPS at SOSP 2015, we propose to complete the selection of the most 
influential papers of the past fifty years of operating systems research.  
The existing Hall of Fame papers provide a great foundation. In essence, 
we want to complete the catch-up mode over the next year.   
We envision the selection being done by a specially-formed program committee 
with two program co-chairs selected by the SIGOPS chair, with a published CFP, 
public nomination process, and standard conflict of interest rules. 
The intention is that the catchup process will cover papers published through 
SOSP 2005, and that nominations can be made by any SIGOPS member, including 
members of the PC.

2) To give us time to complete the catch-up process and to reduce duplicate 
work, we intend to suspend the selection of further papers to the Hall of Fame 
until the program committee can meet.  In particular, we do not intend to 
announce any new HoF awards at OSDI 2014.

3) Starting with OSDI 2016, we propose to select 1-2 papers annually, restricted
to papers that appeared 10-11 years previously, specifically, between 1st 
October in year (X-11) and 30th Sept in year (X-9). The selection committee for
these awards will be made up of the program chairs / co-chairs of the SOSP/OSDI
conferences which were held within that 10-11 year timeframe.

4) We propose the appointment of a small standing steering committee to advise 
the SIGOPS chair on the Hall of Fame selection and to provide process 
continuity.


Tom Anderson, Peter Druschel, Steve Hand, Jeanna Matthews, Jeff Mogul, Amin Vahdat

(Feedback can be sent to any one of the people above)

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The EuroSys jobs page: A resource for the whole systems community
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If you are searching for a position in the Systems area, take a look
at http://jobs.eurosys.org/ New announcements are posted every day, in
several categories: internships, PhD grants and doctoral programs,
post-docs and permanent positions.

If you want to advertise for systems people, go to
http://jobs.eurosys.org/, and click on the appropriate "Advertise" link.
YOu will be asked to fill in a small form, with a 10-word description
of the job offer, the URL of your lab and the URL of a more detailed
advertisement.

The EuroSys jobs page gets around 10,000 hits a month.

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