SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (08/01/2006)


  1. Announcements:
    HotNets V2006-08-11
    * PLOS 20062006-08-14
    * VTDC 20062006-08-25
    * DADS072006-09-08
    EuroSys 20072006-09-09
    * NSDI 20072006-10-02
    * SIGMETRICS 20072006-10-27
    HotOS XI2007-01-04

  2. Special Announcements
    ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award Call for Nominations

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


HotNets V

Title:5th Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
Submission Deadline:2006-08-11
Dates:November 29-30, 2006
Location:Irvine, CA, USA
The Fifth Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-V, will bring together researchers in the networking systems community to engage in lively discussion of future trends in networking research and technology. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers to present and discuss ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the community in the long term; its goal is to promote community-wide discussions of those ideas.


PLOS 2006

Title:Linguistic Support for Modern Operating Systems ASPLOS XII Workshop
Submission Deadline:2006-08-14
Dates:October 22, 2006
Location:San Jose, California, USA (Co-located with ASPLOS XII)
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and developers from the programming languages (PL) and the operating systems (OS) domain. It will provide 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.


VTDC 2006

Title:First International Workshop on First International Workshop on Virtualization Technology in Distributed Computing
Submission Deadline:2006-08-25
Dates:November 11th, 2006
Location:Tampa, Florida (held in conjunction with SuperComputing 06)
The convergence of virtualization technologies and distributed computing is an exciting development and the subject of much research in both academia and industry. The VTDC workshop is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies in distributed computing, the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of virtual systems themselves, as well as case studies of application of virtualization.



Title:Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems track at the 22nd ACM Symp. on Applied Computing
Submission Deadline:2006-09-08
Dates:03/11/2007 - 03/15/2007
Location:Seoul, Korea
The focus of this track is on middleware support for dependability and adaptiveness of distributed software systems and service environments of any kind and on methods on designing and engineering them.

EuroSys 2007

Title:2nd European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'07)
Abstract Deadline:2006-09-09
Submission Deadline:2006-09-16
Dates:March 21-23, 2007
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
EuroSys 2007 seeks papers on all aspects of computer systems, especially ones that cross the divide between areas. Contributions are welcome from all areas of operating systems and distributed systems. Papers may report on: (1) The design, implementation, evaluation and deployment of such systems. (2) New ideas: a session is reserved for "idea" papers, held to less stringent standards of system evaluation. (3) Experience with earlier concepts: a session is reserved for experience papers, for which depth of evaluation is paramount, and novelty less important. Authors may designate their paper for one of these sessions, but need not to.


NSDI 2007

Title:4th Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI'07)
Abstract Deadline:2006-10-02
Submission Deadline:2006-10-09
Dates:April 11-13, 2007
Location:Cambridge, MA, USA
NSDI focuses on the design principles of large-scale networked and distributed computer systems. Systems as diverse as Internet routing, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, sensor networks, Web-based systems, and network measurement infrastructures share a set of common challenges. Progress in any of these areas requires a deep understanding of how researchers are addressing the challenges of large-scale systems in other contexts. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across the networking and systems community -- including computer networks, distributed systems, and operating systems -- to foster a broad approach to addressing our common research challenges.



Title:ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems 2007 (SIGMETRICS'07)
Abstract Deadline:2006-10-27
Submission Deadline:2006-11-03
Dates:June 12-16, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:harchol (at)
The ACM SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly-applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular interest is work that furthers the state-of-the-art in performance evaluation methods, or those that creatively apply previously developed methods to understand or to gain important insights into key design trade-offs in complex computer or communication systems.


Title:11th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XI)
Submission Deadline:2007-01-04
Dates:May 7-9, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
HotOS XI will bring together people conducting innovative work in the systems area for three days of interaction, with all attendees being active participants and contributors throughout the workshop. Continuing the HotOS tradition, this workshop will be a place to present and discuss new ideas about computer systems and how technological advances and new applications are shaping our computational infrastructure. We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions of research, advocate nontraditional approaches to old (or new) ideas, or generate insightful discussion. We particularly look for position papers containing highly original ideas.

Title:  ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award Call for Nominations

The Mark Weiser Award, created in 2001 by ACM SIGOPS, is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in operating systems research. The award is named in honor of Mark Weiser, a computing visionary recognized for his research accomplishments during his career at Xerox PARC.

The selection committee will choose the recipient based on: "contributions that are highly creative, innovative, and possibly high-risk, in keeping with the visionary spirit of Mark Weiser." The recipient must have begun his or her career no earlier than 20 years prior to nomination.

ACM SIGOPS presents a $1000 prize to the recipient in memory of Mark and his many contributions to SIGOPS and the operating systems community. The 2006 award will be announced and presented at the OSDI conference in November in Seattle.

Nominations and supporting letters should be sent to Doug Terry, the committee chair, via e-mail ( by September 1, 2006.

Please see
for detailed nomination procedures, a list of previous award winners, and the award committee members.


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