SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (12/03/2006)


  1. Announcements:
    IEEE ANSA 20072006-12-18
    HotOS XI2007-01-04
    USENIX 2007 2007-01-09
    SIGCOMM 20072007-01-31
    * NOSSDAV 20072007-02-05
    PODC 20072007-02-12
    * SIN 20072007-02-14
    SOSP 20072007-03-11
    * QEST 20072007-03-17

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements
    Dawson Engler wins SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award
    Safe Kernel Extensions paper wins SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award
    EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award Call for Nominations

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Title:IEEE Network Special Issue on "Advances in Network Systems Architecture"
Submission Deadline:2006-12-18
Dates:July 2007
To expose and promote further this technical area to the broad networking community, it is our goal to publish original research and survey articles presenting the latest advances in network system and subsystem architectures. Contributions are solicited on the development of innovative architectures and components. Characteristic examples of the recent developments in this area are innovative high-speed adapters with specialized memory managers, multiprocessor based network adapters, network processors, specialized content addressable memories, virtual output queuing switches, QoS schedulers, security subsystems, network on chip solutions, etc.


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:USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Submission Deadline:2007-01-09
Dates:June 17-22, 2007
Location:Santa Clara, CA, USA
Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the General Track (Systems Practice & Experience) of the 2007 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. We seek high-quality submissions 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. Authors may submit regular full papers or 6-page short papers.


Title:ACM SIGCOMM Conference
Submission Deadline:2007-01-31
Dates:Aug, 27-31, 2007
Location:Kyoto, Japan
The organization committee is most delighted to invite you to ACM SIGCOMM 2007, the first SIGCOMM in Asia to be held at Kyoto International Conference Hall in Kyoto, Japan. In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2007 will have tutorials, workshops, a poster session, a student travel grant program, a GeoDiversity travel grant program, and a Student Paper Award. Please see the Web page for more information and calls for papers and workshop proposals.



Title:17th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV'07)
Abstract Deadline:2007-02-05
Submission Deadline:2007-02-12
Dates:June, 4-5, 2007
Location:Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
For seventeen years, NOSSDAV has fostered cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research in multimedia and newly emerging areas such as networked games and peer-to-peer streaming. 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 and strongly encourages work in progress in emerging areas. Papers grounded in high-quality experimental research based on prototype and real systems are highly valued. Additionally, papers proposing new directions for research or calling into question existing conventional wisdom are welcomed.


Title:Workshop on Experimental Computer Science
Submission Deadline:2007-02-09
Dates:June 13-14, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA (part of ACM FCRC)
Computer science has well-established theory and practice, but less focus on experimental methodologies and scientific observation. The goals of this workshop are 1.To bolster the experimental approach to computer science and increase its visibility. 2.To promote work on core methodological issues in experimental computer science. 3.To provide a venue for the publication of work on experimental computer science independent of its use in specific studies. The bulk of the program will consist of contributed technical papers. In addition, the workshop will include a measurement challenge and an experimental education roundtable. For more details, see the workshop web page.

PODC 2007

Title:26th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on the Principles of Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2007-02-12
Submission Deadline:2007-02-19
Dates:August, 12-15, 2007
Location:Oregon, Portland, USA
PODC 2007 solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems and networking. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing, including theory and practice. The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing.


SIN 2007

Title:International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-14
Dates:May 8-10, 2007
Location:Gazimagusa, North Cyprus
Proposals are invited for SIN 2007 Conference which will comprise invited talks, refereed papers, workshops and tutorials. Due dates for proposals are 31st December 2006 for workshops, 14 February 2007 for regular papers, and 21 February 2007 for tutorials proposals. Broad areas of interest in security will include, but are not limited to, the following: Access control and intrusion detection Cryptographic techniques and key management Information assurance Network security and protocols Security in information systems Security tools and development platforms Security ontology, models, protocols & policies Standards, guidelines and certification Organized by: EMU, ITU Sponsored by: TUBITAK, UEKAE Supported by: IEEE Turkey Branch & IEEE Computer Society Turkey Section.

SOSP 2007

Title:21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-11
Submission Deadline:2007-03-18
Dates:October 14-17, 2007
Location:Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, USA
Authors are invited to submit papers to the 21st SOSP reporting on original research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of operating systems. We seek submissions of high quality that significantly further the knowledge and understanding of the systems community. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialog, or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge. Papers of particular merit will be forwarded to ACM Transactions on Computer Systems for possible publication in a special issue.


QEST 2007

Title:4th International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-17
Submission Deadline:2007-03-24
Dates:September, 16-19, 2007
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. Performance metrics of interest include response time, reliability, availability, safety, security, survivability, correctness, timeliness, and efficiency. Areas of interest include modelling formalisms and methodologies, measurements, analytical and numerical evaluation, simulation and verification, and theory of probabilistic, concurrent and non-deterministic behaviour. Also of interest are case studies showing the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems.


Title:  Dawson Engler wins SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award

On November 6, 2006, at the 7th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI'06), Dawson Engler at Stanford University awarded the SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award for his numerous accomplishments in operating systems research. Congratulations, Dawson!

Title:  Safe Kernel Extensions paper wins SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award

The winner of the 2006 SIGOPS "Hall of Fame" award, presented at OSDI 2006, is:

George C. Necula and Peter Lee, Safe Kernel Extensions Without Run-Time Checking, Proceedings of the Second USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation, October 1996, Seattle, WA
Congratulations, George and Peter!

Title:  EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award Call for Nominations

EuroSys, European chapter of ACM SIGOPS


Prize donated by Microsoft Research Cambridge

EuroSys, the European Chapter of ACM SIGOPS, has established an annual prize to be awarded to a PhD student from a European University whose thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution to knowledge in the systems area. The "Systems" area of computer science the study of software platforms supporting a large spectrum of applications. It includes operating systems, distributed systems, real-time systems, systems aspects of databases, language runtimes, embedded systems, computer networks etc., and intersects a large number of application areas.

The award will be judged by a committee appointed by EuroSys. The prize is donated by Microsoft Research Cambridge. The winner will receive 2000 euro, which will be awarded at the EuroSys conference, where the winner will be invited to deliver a short presentation based on the thesis.

Theses should be nominated for the award by the student's PhD supervisor(s). More information on rules and on the documents to be sent can be found on the website:

The submission deadline is 15 December 2006, and PhDs defended after 1 September 2005 can be submitted.

Criteria for selection of the prize winner are the overall contribution to systems research in terms of scientific originality, scientific significance, scientific rigor, quality of the presentation and potential for practical application.

In case a thesis is written in another language than English, it may be accompanied by publications in English, describing the same research as that described in the thesis.


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