SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (12/02/2007)


  1. Announcements:
    * CAECW-112007-12-07
    * DAMAP2007-12-17
    SPEED 20082007-12-23
    IEEE Micro Special Issue CFP2008-01-05
    DCoSS 2008-01-28
    * HotEmNets 20082008-02-29
    * ACM SenSys 20082008-04-07

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    FAST'08 Work-in-Progress Reports and Poster Session

  4. INFORMS Computing Society

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Title:The 2nd EuroSys Doctoral Workshop
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Dates:April 1, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
This full-day doctoral workshop, held on the day before the main EuroSys 2008 programme, will provide a forum for students to present their PhD work and receive constructive feedback and general advice from experts in the field as well as peers. Invited speakers and panel discussions will address common challenges and general advice for PhD students.


Title:2nd IEEE Intl. Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Dates:June, 20, 2008
Location:Beijing, China
Recently, wireless mesh networking is attracting significant interest from academia, industry, and standard organizations. With several favorable characteristics, such as dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, easy maintenance, high scalability and reliable services, wireless mesh networks have been advocated as a cost-effective approach to support high-speed last mile connectivity and ubiquitous broadband access in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or community networking. WiMAN 2008 invites submissions addressing theoretical and experimental work at all layers of wireless mesh and ad-hoc networks, from application layer to the physical layer.



Title:The Eleventh Workshop on Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Dates:February 16th or 17th, 2008
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Deadline extended until 12/07/2007. Immediately preceding the 14th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-14)


Title:ComNet - Special Issue on Autonomic and Self-Organising Systems
Submission Deadline:2007-12-14
Dates:Tentative Publication Date: August 2008
In this special issue we have two aims: to provide a guide to a unified field of autonomic computing and communications through invited contributions addressing cross-system and whole-system techniques; and to present novel research contributions that advance the state of autonomic and self-organising systems design. Guest Editors: Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, DE John Strassner, Motorola, US Simon Dobson, UCD Dublin, IE



Title: Workshop on Data Management in P2P2 systems
Submission Deadline:2007-12-17
Location:Nantes, France (colocated with EDBT'08)
The aim of the workshop is to investigate the promise of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems for advanced data management applications. The benefits of a P2P architecture is scalability based on autonomic peers which may at any moment join/leave the network, publish resources (data and services) for sharing, use resources published by other peers and eventually take part in a collaborative work process. The objective of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and propose novel solutions in the design and implementation of advanced data management in P2P environments.

SPEED 2008

Title:1st International Workshop on Storage and I/O Virtualization, Performance, Energy, Evaluation and Dependability (SPEED08) Held in conjunction with HPCA2008
Submission Deadline:2007-12-23
Dates:February 16-17, 2008
Location:Salt City, UT, USA
In today's digital world our focus has shifted from computation to storage of information. This workshop aims to provide a one-day forum to bring together systems architecture researchers and practitioners to explore new ideas for the design, implementation, analysis and evaluation of modern computer storage and I/O systems. Presentation of new ideas and work in progress is encouraged.

IEEE Micro Special Issue CFP

Title:Interaction of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems in the Many-core Era (IEEE Micro May/June 2008)
Submission Deadline:2008-01-05
Dates:May 2008
Location:IEEE Micro
As the Operating System (OS) or system software in general is the centerpiece of a computer system managing various platform hardware resources, the breathtaking evolution of the many-core processor architecture will require a fundamental reexamination of mainstream OS/system-software design decisions. The purpose of this special issue of the IEEE Micro magazine is to bring readers the latest advances in the interface of the fields of operating systems and computer architecture, with a focus on how the important system software affects the architecture design and vice versa, in order to achieve increasingly involved platform and system design goals.


Title:International Conference on Distributed Computing on Sensor Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-01-28
Dates:June, 11-14, 2008
Location:Santorini Island, Greece
Distributed sensor systems have become a highly active research area due to their potential for providing diverse new capabilities. Such systems allow intelligent dense monitoring of physical environments, which makes them immensely useful for data collection and analysis. The focus of the conference is on distributed computing issues in large-scale networked sensor systems (including algorithms, applications, and systematic design techniques and tools), but networking-related contributions that support high level abstractions are also welcome. Best paper awards will be given in each of the three conference technical tracks: algorithms, applications, and systems. DCOSS '08 Proceedings will appear through the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series of Springer Verlag.


HotEmNets 2008

Title:The Fifth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors
Submission Deadline:2008-02-29
Dates:June, 2-3, 2008
Location:Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Fifth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors brings together wireless sensor network (WSN) researchers from academic and industrial backgrounds to present groundbreaking results that will shed light on present and future research challenges. The workshop emphasizes results from experiments or deployments that quantify the challenges in the WSN systems of today and early results from new ideas that introduce promising approaches that will define the challenges in the WSN systems of tomorrow. We especially welcome papers reporting on results that refute common assumptions, deployment experiences, novel and original approaches, and, more generally, papers that will help inform and guide research.


ACM SenSys 2008

Title:The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Abstract Deadline:2008-04-07
Submission Deadline:2008-04-14
Dates:Nov, 5-7, 2008
Location:Raleigh, NC, USA
The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) is a highly selective, single-track forum for research results on systems issues in the area of embedded, networked sensors. Distributed systems based on networked sensors and actuators enable an instrumentation of the physical world at an unprecedented scale and density, enabling new generations of monitoring and control applications. SenSys provides an ideal venue to address the challenges facing the design, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensor networks require contributions from many fields including hardware, networking, embedded systems, distributed systems, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.

Title:  FAST'08 Work-in-Progress Reports and Poster Session

Announcing Work-in-Progress and poster sessions for the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08)!

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Wednesday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The FAST technical sessions will include a session for Work-in-Progress reports, preliminary results, and "outrageous" opinion statements. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit, please send an abstract or proposal (one page or less, in plain text or PDF format) to by midnight PST, Thursday, January 17, 2008. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified on Monday, February 4, 2007.

Poster Session
Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Held in conjunction with a happy hour, the poster session will allow researchers to present recent and ongoing projects. The poster session is an excellent forum to discuss new ideas and get useful feedback from the community. Poster submissions should include a brief description of the research, not to exceed 2 pages in plain text or PDF format. Send poster proposals to by midnight PST, Thursday, January 17, 2008. Authors of accepted posters will be notified on Monday, February 4, 2007.

Geoff Kuenning
FAST '08 WiPS/Poster session chair

Title:  INFORMS Computing Society

I invite you to see the new issue of the INFORMS Computing Society newsletter, posted at Of special interest are the articles:

  • Supernetworks: The Origins, Some Applications, and Possibilities
    --- Anna Nagurney
  • Data Mining in Industrial Applications and Innovation
    --- Andrew Kusiak
  • Search-Engine Advertising: Dynamic Auctions under Performance-Based Pricing
    --- Hemant Bhargava and Juan Feng

We have also begun looking at OR/CS education, and this issue gives its first report and asks for feedback and help from all.

On behalf of ICS, I would like to see discussions, albeit collaborations, between our roots in OR with yours in CS. I hope you enjoy the entire issue and look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to browse our website and pass this announcement to others.

Harvey J. Greenberg
ICS News Editor


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