SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (12/01/2013)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    * ASPLOS 2014 Tutorial2013-12-12http://www.cs.utah.edu/asplos14/cfp.html
    * WODET20142014-01-10http://wodet.cs.washington.edu
    ACM E-Energy 20142014-01-15http://conferences.sigcomm.org/eenergy/2014/
    * WMNC 20142014-01-15http://wmnc2014.uc.pt/
    * WMNC 20142014-01-15http://wmnc2014.uc.pt/
    * eEnergy 20142014-01-15http://conferences.sigcomm.org/eenergy/2014
    * SEC 20142014-01-20http://www.ensa.ac.ma/sec2014/
    * DEBS 20142014-01-24http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/debs2014/
    * PaPEC 20142014-01-27http://eventos.fct.unl.pt/papec/
    * DAIS 20142014-02-01http://www.ics.forth.gr/dais14/
    * SFMA 20142014-02-03http://sfma14.cs.washington.edu

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening

  4. About SIGOPS Announce mailing list
    How to unsubscribe, subscribe, and submit requests for announcements.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW THIS MONTH!

ASPLOS 2014 Tutorial

Title:19th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Submission Deadline:2013-12-12
Webpage:http://www.cs.utah.edu/asplos14/cfp.html
Dates:March, 1-5, 2014
Location:Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Contact Email:nitimadan@gmail.com
Synopsis:
Tutorials will be held on March 1, 2014 (Sat) and March 2, 2014 (Sun). Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any topic that is relevant to the ASPLOS audience. Tutorials that focus on tools and techniques that enable research across layers of the computational stack are strongly encouraged. Proposals should take the form of a PDF document, and be submitted via e-mail to Ioana Baldini (ioana@us.ibm.com) and Livio Soares (lsoares@us.ibm.com), with the subject "ASPLOS 2014 Tutorial Proposal". Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail. Please see submission format details on the website. Important Dates Submission deadline: Thursday, December 12th, 2013 Notification: Tuesday, December 17th, 2014

NEW THIS MONTH!

WODET2014

Title: Fifth Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming
Submission Deadline:2014-01-10
Webpage:http://wodet.cs.washington.edu
Dates:March, 1-2, 2014
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact Email:devietti@cis.upenn.edu
Synopsis:
WoDet is an across-the-stack forum to discuss safety properties for parallel and concurrent programs. The workshop will be a full day event with invited talks and technical sessions for short peer-reviewed papers discussing ideas, positions, or preliminary research results. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Eddie Aftandilian, Google; Emery Berger, UMass Amherst; Joe Devietti*, UPenn; Jakob Eriksson, University of Illinois at Chicago; Shan Lu, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Brandon Lucia*, MSR; Santosh Nagarakatte, Rutgers; Mark Oskin, University of Washington; Michael Scott, University of Rochester; Serdar Taşiran, Koc University; Martin Vechev, ETH Zurich; Eran Yahav, Technion. (* organizers)

ACM E-Energy 2014

Title:The Fifth International Conference on Future Energy Systems
Submission Deadline:2014-01-15
Webpage:http://conferences.sigcomm.org/eenergy/2014/
Dates:June 11-13 2014
Location:Cambridge, England
Contact Email:jon.crowcroft@cl.cam.ac.uk
Synopsis:
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.

NEW THIS MONTH!

WMNC 2014

Title:WMNC 2014 - 7th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference
Submission Deadline:2014-01-15
Webpage:http://wmnc2014.uc.pt/
Dates:May, 20-22, 2014
Location:Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Contact Email:jgranjal@dei.uc.pt
Synopsis:
The 7th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2014) is sponsored by IFIP TC6. WMNC 2014 combines PWC (Personal Wireless Communications conference), MWCN (Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks conference), and WSAN (Wireless Sensors and Actor Networks conference) into one event. It will be held from 20th to 22nd of May 2014 in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. WMNC 2014 provides a forum for discussion between researchers, practitioners and students interested in new developments in mobile and wireless networks, services, applications and mobile computing.

NEW THIS MONTH!

WMNC 2014

Title:WMNC 2014 - 7th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference
Submission Deadline:2014-01-15
Webpage:http://wmnc2014.uc.pt/
Dates:May, 20-22 2014
Location:Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Contact Email:wmnc2014-chairs@edas.info
Synopsis:
The 7th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2014) is sponsored by IFIP TC6 and IEEE. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. WMNC 2014 combines PWC (Personal Wireless Communications conference), MWCN (Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks conference), and WSAN (Wireless Sensors and Actor Networks conference) into one event. It will be held from 20th to 22nd of May 2014 in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.

NEW THIS MONTH!

eEnergy 2014

Title:5th International Conference on Future Energy Systems
Submission Deadline:2014-01-15
Webpage:http://conferences.sigcomm.org/eenergy/2014
Dates:une, 11-13, 2014:
Location:Cambridge, UK
Contact Email:Jon.Crowcroft@cl.cam.ac.uk
Synopsis:
ACM e-Energy 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. We solicit high-quality papers in the area of computing and communication for the Smart Grid and energy-efficient computing and communications. We welcome submissions describing theoretical advances as well as system design, implementation and experimentation.

NEW THIS MONTH!

SEC 2014

Title:29th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2014 International Conference ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection
Submission Deadline:2014-01-20
Webpage:http://www.ensa.ac.ma/sec2014/
Dates:June, 2-4, 2014
Location:Marrakech, Morocco
Contact Email:sara.foresti@unimi.it
Synopsis:
This conference is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11, www.ifiptc11.org). Previous SEC conferences were held in: Auckland (New Zealand) 2013, Heraklion (Greece) 2012, Lucerne (Switzerland) 2011, Brisbane (Australia) 2010.

NEW THIS MONTH!

DEBS 2014

Title:8th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event Based Systems
Abstract Deadline:2014-01-24
Submission Deadline:2014-02-01
Webpage:http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/debs2014/
Dates:May 26th-29th 2014
Location:IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Contact Email:boris.koldehofe@ipvs.uni-stuttgart.de
Synopsis:
The scope of DEBS conference covers all topics relevant to event-based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g., software systems, distributed systems, data management, dependability, knowledge management, networking, programming languages, security and software engineering), to domain-specific topics of event-based computing (e.g., real-time analytics, mobile computing, social networking, pervasive, green computing and ubiquitous computing, sensors networks, user interfaces, big data processing, spatio-temporal processing, Cloud computing, the internet of things, peer-to-peer computing, embedded systems and stream processing), and enterprise-related topics (e.g., complex event detection, enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises and web services).

NEW THIS MONTH!

PaPEC 2014

Title:W. on Principles and Practice of Eventual Consistency
Submission Deadline:2014-01-27
Webpage:http://eventos.fct.unl.pt/papec/
Dates:13 April 2014
Location:Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contact Email:marc.shapiro@acm.org
Synopsis:
Eventual Consistency (EC) techniques improve responsiveness, availability, and latency, and are crucial for scalability. However, EC is hard to get correct, because of conflicts and divergence; metadata growth and system-wide invariants are problematic. This workshop aims to advance our understanding of EC. It brings together theoreticians and practitioners from many areas (systems, distributed algorithms, concurrency, fault tolerance, databases, verification) in both academia and industry. Topics include: design principles and patterns; EC techniques; consistency/scalability trade-offs and layering; analysis and verification; maintaining high-level invariants, etc. We solicit ≤2-page proposals for contributed talks. Details on the web site.

NEW THIS MONTH!

DAIS 2014

Title:14th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2014)
Abstract Deadline:2014-02-01
Submission Deadline:2014-02-07
Webpage:http://www.ics.forth.gr/dais14/
Dates:June, 3-6, 2014
Location:Berlin, Germany
Contact Email:dais2014@imperial.ac.uk
Synopsis:
The DAIS 2014 conference, part of the IFIP Distributed Computing Techniques (DisCoTec) series of federated conferences, is one of the leading international venues to discuss all aspects of distributed applications and systems, throughout their lifecycle. This includes the design, architecture, implementation and operation of distributed computing systems, their supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methods and tools, as well as experimental studies and practical reports. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 14th International DAIS conference will provide a forum for researchers and industry practitioners, to discuss and learn about new technologies, concepts and experiences in distributed computing.

NEW THIS MONTH!

SFMA 2014

Title:4th Workshop on Systems for Future Multicore Architectures (SFMA'14)
Submission Deadline:2014-02-03
Webpage:http://sfma14.cs.washington.edu
Dates:April, 13, 2014
Location:Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contact Email:simpeter@cs.washington.edu
Synopsis:
Future multi-core architectures will present a variety of challenges for system developers, such as non-cache-coherent memory, heterogeneous processing cores and the exploitation of novel architectural features. SFMA '14 is a forum for researchers in the operating systems, language runtime and virtual machine communities to present and discuss their experiences with the new generation of highly-parallel hardware. SFMA '14 is co-located with EuroSys '14 and takes place April 13, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:PRObE, EuroSys jobs page, Berkeley programmer job opening
Summary:
===================================================================
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).

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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.

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UC Berkeley is looking for a great programmer
================================================
Dear academic & professional colleagues:

If you have an MS-or-better student finishing up this semester who's 
looking to stay in academia for a bit but doesn't want to jump right 
into a PhD, or a great programmer who's been around the block a 
couple of times and is looking to do something in the Bay Area for 
a few years, the ASPIRE project at UC Berkeley (agile co-design of 
hardware and software for high performance and energy efficiency) 
is looking for a full time programmer.

Technically, someone who knows something about languages and language
 engineering and has great software engineering practices; socially, 
someone who's interesting to be around and (ideally) even has some 
experience in an academic or R&D setting.

Nominally a career position, solid salary, great benefits and work 
with fun people - not just the Berkeley crowd but the many, many 
companies we have close relationships with (Intel, Google, Nokia, 
NVidia, Oracle, many others), and the chance to work with truly 
great students in a variety of settings.

See https://aspire.eecs.berkeley.edu/2013/09/aspire-is-hiring-a-great-software-engineer-maybe-you/
for more details and/or email Armando Fox <fox@cs.berkeley.edu> 
if any questions!

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