|* ATC 2013||2013-08-15||http://cse.stfx.ca/~atc2013/|
|* BES 2013||2013-09-05||http://www.cmc.ca/en/NewsAndEvents/Events/ESWeek/Benchmarking.aspx|
|* ICPE 2014||2013-09-27||http://icpe2014.ipd.kit.edu/|
|* EuroSys 2014||2013-09-27||http://eurosys2014.vu.nl/|
|* PDSW 2013||2013-10-06||http://www.pdsw.org|
|* HotMobile 2014||2013-10-11||http://www.hotmobile.org/2014/|
|* L@S 2014||2013-11-08||http://learningatscale.acm.org|
|* VEE 2014||2013-11-14||http://vee2014.org/|
|* ACM E-Energy 2014||2014-01-15||http://conferences.sigcomm.org/eenergy/2014/|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing|
|Dates:||December, 18-21, 2013|
|Location:||Sorrento Peninsula, Italy|
|Established as a premier venue in the area of autonomic and trusted computing, ATC 2013 will offer a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in the most innovative research and development in these challenging areas and includes all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC).|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||Benchmarking of Embedded Systems Workshop|
|Dates:||Sep, 29, 2013|
|This workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry concerned with quantitative and empirical evaluation of embedded computing systems. The workshop will have a work program consisting of brief presentations of position statements, breakout sessions on specific topics, and a report summarizing the workshop outcomes. The workshop agenda will address topics such as the quality of benchmarking, state-of-the-art workloads, standardization of workloads, proper experimental setups, replicability and reproducibility of results, and sharing of infrastructure.|
|Title:||2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering|
|Dates:||March, 11-14, 2014|
|Location:||Boston, MA, USA|
|Highlights: * IC2E is a high-quality, comprehensive forum whose scope spans the entire cloud stack, and that offers an end-to-end perspective on the challenges and technologies in cloud computing. * IC2E 2014 will include a technical program, an industry track, a doctoral symposium, a cloud summit, workshops, and tutorials. * Selected papers of IC2E 2014 will be recommended for publication in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering|
|Dates:||March, 23-26, 2014|
|The goal of the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) is to integrate theory and practice in the field of performance engineering by providing a forum for sharing ideas and experiences between industry and academia. ICPE is a joint meeting of the ACM Workshop on Software and Performance (WOSP) and the SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop (SIPEW). The conference brings together researchers and industry practitioners to share and present their experience, to discuss challenges, and to report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering. For more details, please visit: http://icpe2014.ipd.kit.edu/call_for_papers/|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||The European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys)|
|Dates:||April 14-16, 2014|
|Location:||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|The European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys) is a premier international forum for presenting computer systems research, broadly construed. EuroSys 2014 seeks papers on all areas of computer systems research, including, but not limited to: - Cloud computing - Database systems - Dependable systems - Distributed systems - File and storage systems - Mobile and pervasive systems - Networked systems - Operating systems - Multicore systems - Programming-language support and runtime systems - Real-time and embedded systems - Secure systems, privacy and anonymity preserving systems|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||The 8th Parallel Data Storage Workshop (PDSW13) held in conjunction with IEEE/ACM Supercomputing (SC) 2013|
|Dates:||November, 18, 2013|
|Location:||Denver, CO, USA|
|Peta- and exascale computing infrastructures make unprecedented demands on storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and manageability. This one-day workshop focuses on the data storage and management problems and emerging solutions found in peta- and exascale scientific computing environments, with special attention to issues in which community collaboration can be crucial for problem identification, workload capture, solution interoperability, standards with community buy-in, and shared tools. Addressing storage media ranging from tape, HDD, and SSD, to new media like NVRAM, the workshop seeks contributions on relevant topics.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||The 15th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications|
|Dates:||February 26-27, 2014|
|Location:||Santa Barbara, CA, USA|
|The Fifteenth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (ACM HotMobile 2014) continues the series of highly selective, interactive workshops focused on mobile applications, systems, and environments, as well as their underlying state-of-the-art technologies. HotMobile's small workshop format makes it ideal for processing and discussing new directions or controversial approaches. We solicit submissions of position papers that focus primarily on applications and systems and that propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) ideas, or generate controversy and discussion.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||IEEE Internet Computing CFP: Special issue on Web-Scale Data Centers|
|IEEE Internet Computing will publish a special issue on "web-scale data centers" in mid 2014. Details regarding possible topics are at the associated web page. Information about submission requirements are at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/acinternet|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||First ACM Conference on Learning at Scale|
|Dates:||March, 4-5, 2014|
|Location:||Atlanta, GA, USA|
|"Learning at Scale" refers to new approaches for students to learn and for teachers to teach, when engaging large numbers of students, either in a face-to-face setting or remotely, whether synchronous or asynchronous, with the requirement that the techniques involve large numbers of students (where "large" is preferably thousands of students, but can also apply to hundreds in in-person settings). Topics include Usability Studies, Tools for Automated Feedback and Grading, Learning Analytics, Analysis of Log Data, Studies of Application of Existing Learning Theory, Investigation of Student Behavior and Correlation with Learning Outcomes, New Learning and Teaching Techniques at Scale.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||10th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'04)|
|Dates:||March, 1-2, 2014|
|Location:||Salt Lake City, UT, USA|
|VEE'14, co-located with ASPLOS'14, invites authors to submit original papers related to virtualization, encompassing all layers from the microarchitectural level and throughout the entire software stack. Topics of interest include: virtualization support for programs and programmers; architecture support for virtualization; operating system support for virtualization; compiler and programming language support for virtualization; runtime system support for virtualization; virtual I/O, storage, and networking; memory management; management technologies for virtual environments; performance analysis and debugging for virtual environments; and virtualization technologies applied to specific problem domains such as cloud, HPC, realtime, power management, and security.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
ACM E-Energy 2014
|Title:||The Fifth International Conference on Future Energy Systems|
|Dates:||June 11-13 2014|
|The fifth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy), to be held in Cambridge, UK in June 2014, aims to be the premier venue for researchers working in the broad areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems (including the smart grid), and in energy-efficient computing and communication systems. By bringing together researchers in a high-quality single-track conference with significant opportunities for individual and small-group interaction, it will serve as a major forum for presentations and discussions that will shape the future of this area.|
|Title:||SOSP '13 registration is open, PRObE, EuroSys jobs page|
============================ SOSP'13 Registration Is Open ============================ Please join us in Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania, USA, for the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles. The ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles is the world's premier forum for professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds to present and discuss innovative and exciting research in computer systems. Here are the important dates and links: Early registration ends on September 7, 2013: http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp13/registration.html Student and professional scholarships application deadline is on August 23, 2013: http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp13/students.html WIPs and Poster abstracts are due on August 20, 2013: http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp13/posters.html SOSP will also be hosting a broad range of co-located workshops(Diversity, HotDep, HotPower, INFLOW, LADIS, PLOS, TRIOS): http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp13/workshops.html You can find other details including a tentative program at: http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp13/index.html =================================================================== Call for Proposals: Availability of 1000 Nodes for Systems Research Experiments =================================================================== NSF's PRObE (www.nmc-probe.org) operates four clusters to support systems research at scale. The largest is Kodiak (https://www.nmc-probe.org/wiki/Machines:Kodiak), which is 1000 nodes (two core x86, 8GB DRAM, two 1TB disks, 1GE and 8Gbps IB) donated by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Today Kodiak is hosting researchers from Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon and Los Alamos. Princeton researchers have published results from Kodiak at the most recent NSDI (Wyatt Lloyd, "Stronger Semantics for Low-Latency Geo-Replicated Storage", NSDI 2013). On PRObE staging clusters are researchers from U Central Florida, UT Austin, Georgia Tech and Carnegie Mellon. PRObE resources are intended for (infrastructure) systems researchers committed to public release of their research results, typically publishing in distributed systems (eg. OSDI or SOSP), cloud computing (e.g. SOCC), supercomputing (e.g. SC or HPDC), storage (e.g. FAST), or networking (e.g. NSDI). PRObE resources are managed by Emulab (www.emulab.org) a cluster manager for allocating physical nodes that has been in use for systems research for over a decade (Brian White, "An Experimental Environment for Distributed Systems and Networks," OSDI 2002). Users start by porting and demonstrating their code on a 100-node staging cluster such as Denali built from the same equipment donation from Los Alamos. With demonstrated success on a staging cluster, and a compelling research goal, Kodiak can be requested and allocated, possibly exclusively, for hours to days. To start using PRObE resources: - visit www.nmc-probe.org to learn about the resources - visit portal.nmc-probe.org to request a PRObE-specific Emulab account - have a research leader or faculty member get an account and define a project on portal.nmc-probe.org - use Portal to get onto Denali, to allocate a single node experiment, login into that node to customize and resave the OS image for your project, then launch a multi-node experiment to demonstrate your system at less than 100 node scale - use https://www.nmc-probe.org/request/ to request a large allocation on Kodiak (this is a HotCRP paper review web site, where your paper is a short justification for your research, your preparedness for using Kodiak, and your credientials and appropriateness for using NSF resources) - PRObE managers will review, approve and schedule your use of large allocations of Kodiak time In a matter of weeks another style of large PRObE resource will come online. Susitna is 34 nodes of 64 core x86 processors, for a total of more than 2000 x86 cores. Susitna also has NVidia donated K20 GPU coprocessors with 2496 cuda cores each, for a total of 84,864 cuda cores. With 128 GB DRAM, a hard disk and an SSD each, Susitna nodes are interconnected by 40Gbps ethernet, 40 Gbps infiniband and 1Gbps ethernet. NSF PRObE resources will be available for at least the next two years. All uses of PRObE resources are obligated to publish their results, either in conferences or one their web sites, and acknowledge NSF PRObE resources used in these publications. See also our PRObE introduction article in the June 2013 USENIX ;login: vol 38, no 3, 2013 (www.cs.cmu.edu/~garth/papers/07_gibson_036-039_final.pdf). ================================================================= The EuroSys jobs page: A resource for the whole systems community ================================================================= If you are searching for a position in the Systems area, take a look at www.eurosys.org/jobs. 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 www.eurosys.org/jobs, 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.
, SIGOPS Information Director