SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (12/01/2005)


  1. Announcements:
    DSN 20062005-11-18
    WMPI 20062005-12-09
    ECRTS 062005-12-11
    VEE 20062005-12-15
    HP-PAC 20062005-12-19
    SPW 20062006-01-13
    USENIX 20062006-01-17
    SIGCOMM 20062006-02-03
    NOSSDAV 20062006-02-08
    EmNets 20062006-02-27
    SysML 20062006-03-03

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DSN 2006

Title:2006 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
Abstract Deadline:2005-11-18
Submission Deadline:2005-12-09
Dates:June 25-28, 2006
Location:Philadephia, USA
The professional society of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) will be holding its 36th annual conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN, previously called FTCS) in the city of Philadelphia, USA, June 25-28, 2006. DSN is an annual conference of academic and industry leaders from all over the world doing research and advancing the technology for improving the reliability, security, and trustworthiness of computer systems and networks. I invite you to check the website <> and consider submitting a paper to this premier forum. Please note that the deadline for submitting a paper is December 9, 2005.

WMPI 2006

Title:4th Workshop on Memory Performance Issues, conjunction with HPCA
Submission Deadline:2005-12-09
Location:Austin, Texas, USA
WMPI is a one-day workshop that provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss advances in computer technology, architecture, software systems, and algorithms that address the growing disparity between processor and memory/network speeds. Hardware and software mechanisms that address this performance gap are equally welcome. We are particularly interested in new or controversial ideas. Work in early stages of development is encouraged. The workshop will include one or more keynote speakers. The best five to seven papers of this workshop will be published in a special issue of SIGMICRO newsletter.


Title:18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems
Submission Deadline:2005-12-11
Dates:July, 5-7, 2006
Location:Dresden, Germany
The 18th EUROMICRO Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 06) is a forum aimed at covering state-of-the-art research and development in real-time computing. Papers on all aspects of real-time systems are welcome. These include, but are not limited to: applications, infrastructure and hardware, software technologies, system design and analysis. We particularly encourage submission of papers on industrial case studies and application of real-time technology on realistic systems, real-time operating systems implementations. The submission page is now available at Pursuing a succesful tradition at ECRTS, a set of satellite workshop will be hosted at ECRTS 06, including WCET, RTN, and OSPERT.

VEE 2006

Title:2nd International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
Submission Deadline:2005-12-15
Dates:June 14-16, 2006
Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
VEE is a forum that brings together leading practitioners and researchers in the broad area of virtualization, which includes topics such as high-level language virtual machines (JVM, CLR, etc.), process and system virtual machines, translators, machine emulators, and simulators. VEE'06 will be co-located with PLDI'06 in Ottawa, Ontario from June 14-16, 2006.

HP-PAC 2006

Title:2nd IEEE Workshop on High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing
Submission Deadline:2005-12-19
Dates:April 25-29, 2006
Location:Rhodes, Greece
The goal of this workshop is to provide a timely forum for research in power-aware, high-performance computing. This includes work that reduces (1) power, (2) energy consumption, or (3) heat generation, with little or no performance penalty. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following. . Novel power-aware architectures for HPC . Power-aware middleware for HPC . Power-aware runtime systems for HPC . Reduced power/energy/heat algorithms & applications . Surveys or studies of power/energy/heat usage of HPC applications

SPW 2006

Title:14th International Workshop on Security Protocols
Submission Deadline:2006-01-13
Dates:March 27/28/29 2006
Location:Cambridge, England
Contact Email:J.M.Hunt AT
The theme of this year's workshop is "putting the human back in the protocol". The trend over the last 30 years has been to regard humans as the least reliable (and least secure) parts of the system, but the human is often the only part of the system which is directly aware of the security requirement. Our intention is to stimulate discussion, not merely to consider finished work. As with previous years, attendance is by invitation only; to be invited you must submit a position paper. You are therefore encouraged to submit such a paper (see web site).


Title:2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX'06)
Submission Deadline:2006-01-17
Dates:May 30 - June 3, 2006
Location:Boston, MA, USA
The Program Committee for the Systems Practice & Experience Track (formerly the the Refereed Papers General Track) is seeking your participation. Please note that the submissions deadline is January 17, 2006. Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers that further the knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on practical implementations and experimental results. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on experience with computer systems. The USENIX conference has a broad scope, and we encourage papers in a wide range of topics in systems.


Title:ACM SIGCOMM 2006
Abstract Deadline:2006-02-03
Submission Deadline:2006-02-10
Dates:September 11-15, 2006
Location:Pisa, Italy
Contact Email:
The SIGCOMM 2006 conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. We invite submissions on network architecture, design, implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and simulation. SIGCOMM is a selective conference where full papers typically report novel results firmly substantiated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis.


Title:The 16th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
Abstract Deadline:2006-02-08
Submission Deadline:2006-02-15
Dates:May, 22-23, 2006
Location:Newport, Rhone Island, USA
NOSSDAV fosters cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research in multimedia and newly emerging areas. The workshop environment encourages lively discussion among participants and invites strong feedback for work in progress. NOSSDAV invites submissions on all areas of multimedia computing and networking. Papers grounded in experimental research based on prototype and real systems are highly valued. Papers proposing new directions for research or calling into question existing conventional wisdom are welcomed. NOSSDAV will give extra consideration to papers where the source code to experimental or real systems is released and to papers that aim to comprehensively validate previous work in some topic within multimedia.

EmNets 2006

Title:3rd IEEE Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets'06)
Submission Deadline:2006-02-27
Dates:May 30-31, 2006
Location:Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
The Third Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets 2006) will focus on groundbreaking research in wireless sensor systems with an emphasis on three topic areas: (1) Emerging research directions for sensor networks; (2) Application experiences; and (3) Early results from new research efforts. In keeping with the focused workshop format, EmNets encourages submissions that present exciting new work, challenge conventional ideas, propose new research directions, evaluate real-world applications and deployments, and generate controversy. We especially welcome papers reporting on highly original or risky research, position papers, and reports on application experiences and deployments.

SysML 2006

Title:First Workshop on Tackling Computer Systems Problems with Machine Learning Techniques
Submission Deadline:2006-03-03
Dates:June 27, 2006
Location:Saint-Malo, France
More and more researchers are borrowing machine learning techniques to attack a wide-range of systems problems, from reliability and performance in large-scale systems and networks to power efficiency in sensor networks and self-configuration in complicated systems. Regardless of the domain, applying machine learning techniques requires us to deal with many similar issues, from scalably collecting training data to interpreting and responding to algorithm results. We invite submissions of short position papers or reports of early work, and especially encourage reports of experiences with real-world systems and lessons likely to be applicable across a variety of computer systems.


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