SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (08/02/2005)


  1. Announcements:
    EWSN 20062005-09-02
    EUROSYS 20062005-10-08
    NSDI 20062005-10-10
    * WWW 20062005-11-04

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  3. Special Announcements
    SOSP'05 SOSP'05 Work-in-Progress Session
    SOSP'05 Student Scholarships

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


EWSN 2006

Title:European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks
Submission Deadline:2005-09-02
Dates:February, 13-15, 2006
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
EWSN 2006, the European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, is the third of a series of annual meetings focusing on the latest research in the rapidly growing area of wireless sensor networks. EWSN 2006 will be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on February 13-15, 2006. Previous workshops were held in 2004 in Berlin, Germany, and in 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey.


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.

NSDI 2006

Title:3rd Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '06)
Abstract Deadline:2005-10-10
Submission Deadline:2005-10-17
Dates:May 8-10, 2006
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
NSDI 2006 focuses on the design principles of large-scale networks and distributed systems. Systems as diverse as scalable Web services, peer-to-peer file sharing, sensor nets, and distributed network measurement share a set of challenges. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across the networking and systems community--including operating systems, distributed systems, and computer networking--to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to our shared research challenges. NSDI seeks a broad variety of work that furthers the knowledge and understanding of the networking and systems community as a whole, continues a significant research dialog, or pushes the architectural boundaries of large-scale network services.


WWW 2006

Title:15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'06)
Abstract Deadline:2005-11-04
Submission Deadline:2005-11-04
Dates:May 22-26, 2006
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland
The WWW conference series is the prime venue for the latest ideas and developments about the Web. WWW2006 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the Web. Topics include but are not limited to: Performance, Reliability and Scalability, Pervasive Web and Mobility, Search, Security, and Privacy. Submissions should present original reports of substantive new work. New for WWW2006: We solicit submissions of "position papers" articulating high-level architectural visions, describing challenging future directions, or critiquing current design wisdom.


Title:  SOSP'05 Work-in-Progress Session

SOSP'05 Work-in-Progress Session

As in previous years, SOSP 20 will include a "Work in Progress" session. This session is intended to highlight the very latest, not-quite-ready-for-prime-time, research - including new approaches, new results, partial experiences, etc.

Presentations will be selected in advance, based on an extended 1-page abstract describing the main points to be covered in the presentation. The WIP review committee will evaluate submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Contains new, interesting work, not previously presented.
  • Represents early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal.
  • Student submissions meeting the above criteria will be explicitly favoured; however, submissions are not limited to just students.

Deadline for WIP submissions (extended abstract): September 22, 2005 Notification of decisions: October 8, 2005

Information on how to submit a WIP can be found by following the link off of the SOSP web page, available at the following URL:

SOSP'05 WIP Review Committee Chair
Liuba Shrira

Title:  SOSP'05 Student Scholarships


The ACM Symposium on Operating Systems, to be held on October 23-26 in Brighton, UK, will be offering a limited number of scholarships to enable students to attend the conference.

Each scholarship covers the SOSP conference registration, including meals and proceedings, and a shared hotel room during the conference. Additional funding may be awarded toward the cost of travel. Scholarships will be awarded by the scholarship committee based on a combination of need and merit. Students receiving scholarships must agree to serve as a session scribe (if required) during the conference. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the poster session and work-in-progress presentations.

Funding is available to all students at educational institutions, world-wide. Members of groups historically under-represented at SOSP are especially encouraged to apply. Although most applicants in past years have been graduate students, undergraduates who are actively involved in systems research projects are welcome to apply.

Applications are due on August 30, 2005. Information on how to apply can be found by following the link off of the SOSP web page, available at the following URL:

Please forward this announcement to any student interested in attending the conference.

SOSP '05 Scholarship Committee
Brian Bershad
Emin Gun Sirer


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