SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (08/01/2008)


  1. Announcements:
    * ASPLOS XIV2008-08-01Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
    * HOT Chips 2008 Call for Participation2008-08-24
    * WASL2008-09-02
    * IISWC 2008 Call for Participation2008-09-04
    * HotPower 20082008-09-11
    * ROADS'082008-09-12
    * WIOV 20082008-09-15
    * NSDI 20092008-10-03
    HotPar 20092008-10-17
    SEC 20092008-10-20

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Title:Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:2008-08-01
Submission Deadline:2008-08-07
Webpage:Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Dates:March 7-11, 2009
Location:Washington DC, USA
ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference that seeks papers on cross-cutting research in the areas of architecture, programming languages and compilers, operating systems, networking, and applications. It has captured some of the major computer systems innovations of the past two decades (e.g., RISC and VLIW processors, small and large-scale multiprocessors, clusters and networks-of-workstations, optimizing compilers, RAID, and network-storage system designs). Today, multi-disciplinary research is becoming even more important, as boundaries between hardware/software and local/network computing blur and as the form and capabilities of computing devices become ever more varied.

HPCA 2009

Title:15th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture
Abstract Deadline:2008-08-10
Submission Deadline:2008-08-17
Dates:February, 14-18, 2009
Location:Raleigh, NC
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.


HOT Chips 2008 Call for Participation

Title:2008 HOT Chips Conference: A Symposium on High-Performance Chips
Submission Deadline:2008-08-24
Dates:August 24-26, 2008
Location:Palo Alto, CA
Contact Email:smith@EECS.Berkeley.EDU
2008 HOT Chips Conference: A Symposium on High-Performance Chips August 24-26, 2008, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California HOT Chips brings together designers and architects of high-performance chips, software, and systems. Presentations focus on up-to-the-minute real developments. This symposium is the primary forum for engineers and researchers to highlight their leading-edge designs. Three full days of tutorials and technical sessions will keep you on top of the industry. See for registration information, local arrangements, location, etc. Go to for a .pdf version of the advance program.



Title:Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs
Submission Deadline:2008-09-02
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
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 to their lack of organization or cross-vendor semantic consistency. This workshop 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 public 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 logs


IISWC 2008 Call for Participation

Title:IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Submission Deadline:2008-09-04
Dates:September, 14-16, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
We would like to welcome you to participate in: The IEEE Intl Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC 2008) in Seattle, WA, during September 14-16, 2008. The symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads across all types of computing systems. The symposium features an exciting technical conference comprising excellent papers from a diverse set of areas, two keynote speeches by distinguished speakers, and three tutorials. More details can be found at: Please consider attending! Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA When: September 14-16, 2008 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 4


HotPower 2008

Title:Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-09-11
Dates:December 7, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Power is increasingly a central issue in designing systems, from embedded systems to data centers. We do not understand energy and its tradeoff with performance and other metrics very well. This limits our ability to further extend the performance envelope without violating physical constraints related to power, heat generation, or cooling. This workshop provides a forum to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient computing systems, addressing issues related to architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling, language and compiler design, and embedded systems. HotPower’08 will be co-located with OSDI’08.



Title:3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-09-12
Dates:December, 9, 2008
Location:Madrid, Spain
The 3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed Systems (ROADS) seeks papers on the challenges in building large-scale distributed systems and networking overlays. ROADS is a place to share new experiences, and work in progress, with an emphasis on systems that actually run in the wide-area Internet. We encourage submissions of early work containing novel and interesting ideas. We envision ROADS as a forum where participants can receive early feedback on the design and implementation of systems that may later form the core of conference submissions.


WIOV 2008

Title:First Workshop on I/O Virtualization (WIOV '08)
Submission Deadline:2008-09-15
Dates:December, 10-11, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA (co-located with OSDI '08)
Join us in San Diego, CA, December 10–11, 2008, for the First Workshop on I/O Virtualization. Over the past decade, the use of virtualization technology has grown rapidly. Moreover, it is being used in a variety of places, ranging from the data center to the desktop. Although this has spurred great advances in processor and memory virtualization in commodity hardware and virtualization software, I/O virtualization has received far less attention. This workshop is meant to provide a forum to discuss challenges of I/O virtualization that span the virtual machine monitor, guest operating system, processor, memory subsystem, and I/O subsystem.


NSDI 2009

Title:Sixth USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '09)
Abstract Deadline:2008-10-03
Submission Deadline:2008-10-10
Dates:April, 22-24, 2009
Location:Boston, MA, USA
NSDI focuses on the design principles and practical evaluation of large-scale networked and distributed systems. Systems as diverse as Internet routing, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, sensor networks, Web-based systems, and 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 communication, distributed systems, and operating systems—to foster a broad approach to addressing our common research challenges.

HotPar 2009

Title:First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics In Parallelism
Submission Deadline:2008-10-17
Dates:March 30-31, 2009
Location:Berkeley, CA
The First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism (HotPar '09) will bring together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. Parallel architectures can potentially mitigate the problems of poor energy performance of conventional microprocessors, but this new computer architecture will only be successful if languages, systems, and applications can take advantage of parallel hardware. We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions for research of products in these areas, advocate non-traditional approaches to the problems engendered by parallelism, or potentially generate controversy and discussion.

SEC 2009

Title:24th IFIP International Information Security Conference
Submission Deadline:2008-10-20
Dates:May, 18-20, 2009
Location:Pafos, Cyprus
SEC-2009 is the 24th in a series of well-established international conferences on Information Security, which are organized annually by TC-11 of IFIP. Papers offering novel and mature research contributions, in any aspect of information security and privacy, are solicited for submission to the conference.


Title:European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'09)
Abstract Deadline:2008-10-31
Submission Deadline:2008-11-07
Dates:March 30-April 3, 2009
Location:Nuremberg, Germany
EuroSys'09, the European Conference on Computer Systems, seeks papers on all aspects of computer systems - especially ones that bridge multiple areas. We're looking for papers that report on the design, implementation, evaluation and deployment of systems or research work. We also actively encourage papers about negative results, repetition or refutation of prior results, new ideas, and experiences with ideas or systems. We'll have both regular papers and short ones. We welcome submissions and attendance from all over the world.


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