SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Dec-2001)


CONTENTS


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title: Conference on File Systems and Storage Technologies
Deadline: 28-Jan-2002
Webpage: http://www.usenix.org/events/fast
Conference: January 28-30, 2002
Synopsis:
The FAST conference brings together the top storage systems researchers and practitioners to explore the design, implementation, and uses of storage systems. FAST will be the successor to IOPADS, which for several years was the top conference dedicated to parallel and distributed I/O systems. FAST will consist of 2.5 days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, invited talks, and an introductory keynote address. Work-in-progress presentations and informal Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will round out the conference experience allowing attendees to meet respected colleagues and provide valuable feedback. Register early and SAVE! FAST is sponsored by USENIX, in cooperation with ACM/SIGOPS and IEEE TCOS.

Title: International Workshop on "Compiler Optimization Meets Compiler Verification (COCV 2002)"
Deadline: 03-Dec-2001
Webpage: http://sunshine.cs.uni-dortmund.de/~knoop/cocv02.html
Conference: 13 April 2002
Synopsis:
Semantics preservation between source and target program is the commonly accepted minimum requirement to be ensured by compilers. The precise meaning, however, is often only implicit. As a rule of thumb, verification tends to interpret semantics preservation in a very tight sense, not only but also to simplify the verification task. Optimization generally prefers a more liberal view in order to enable more powerful transformations otherwise excluded.

Title: The 1st International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems 
Deadline: 03-Dec-2001
Webpage: http://www.cs.rice.edu/Conferences/IPTPS02/
Conference: 7-8 March 2002
Synopsis:
Peer-to-peer has emerged as a promising new paradigm for distributed computing. The 1st International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'02) aims to provide a forum for researchers active in peer-to-peer computing to discuss the state-of-the-art and to identify key research challenges in peer-to-peer computing. The goal of the workshop is to examine peer-to-peer technologies, applications and systems, and also to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead. In the context of this workshop, peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems, in which all or most communication is symmetric. 

Title: Power-Aware Computer Systems Workshop
Deadline: 14-Dec-2001
Webpage: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~pacs02
Conference: Held in conjunction with HPCA-8
Synopsis:
Higher power and energy dissipation in recent years has led to an increase in packaging cost and a decrease in product reliability in all segments of computing market, and a significant reduction of battery life in portable systems. The workshop on Power-Aware Computer Systems, will bring together experts from key areas in computer system design, interested in power-aware and low-power design and evlauation. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title: SOSP 2003 Location Solicitation 
Summary:
If you have a good idea for the location of SOSP 2003, please contact David Kotz, SIGOPS chair. European locations might be nice. The more information you can gather about the place, the better: what sort of conference facilities exist? what are the housing options? what are the special features about the site or the surroundings? who are the people who might put significant effort to making SOSP a success at that location? how far is it from major airports? We'll discuss a few locations at the SIGOPS business meeting at SOSP2001. 

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