SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Feb-2004)


CONTENTS



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:Twenty-Third Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Deadline:15-Feb-2004
Webpage:http://www.podc.org/podc2004/
Conference:July 25-28, 2004
Location:St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Synopsis:
PODC continues to broaden the conference, and solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing, including theory and practice, systems, design, specification, verification, implementation, application, and properties of distributed systems. The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing. This year, we have a special track to emphasize the area of Algorithms and Data Structures for the Internet. We also continue to actively seek papers in areas emphasized in recent PODCs, such as the implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of real systems and the intersection of security and distributed computing.

Title:The 6th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application
Deadline:16-Feb-2004
Webpage:http://www.wcc2004.org
Conference:August 23-26, 2004
Location:Toulouse, France
Synopsis:
The 6th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application IFIP Conference, organized by IFIP Working Groups WG8.8 and WG11.2. Since 1994, CARDIS has been the premier international research conference dedicated to smart cards and their applications. The smart card, or, by extension, smart device with its processing power and link to its owner, is the good candidate for the person representation in the Information Society. CARDIS conferences gather researchers and technologists who are focused in all aspects of the design, development, deployment, validation and application of smart cards or smart personal devices.

Title:14th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
Deadline:23-Feb-2004
Webpage:http://www.nossdav.org/2004/
Conference:June 16-18, 2004
Location:Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Synopsis:
NOSSDAV, now in its 14th year, is a well-established workshop that has traditionally attracted researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of multimedia systems, networking, and applications. NOSSDAV 2004 seeks to build on this foundation while also expanding into emerging areas such as network gaming, peer-to-peer streaming, and mobile multimedia. The workshop will provide an interactive forum for presenting and discussing early-stage work and speculative ideas. The workshop venue is located on the scenic southern coast of Ireland and is within easy reach of major European and U.S. cities.

Title:Eleventh ACM SIGOPS European Workshop
Deadline:01-Mar-2004
Webpage:http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/conference/SIGOPSEW04/
Conference:September 20-22, 2004
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop reporting on original research related to the design, implementation, and analysis of computer systems. We seek contributions from all fields of systems practice.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:The 18th Annual ACM International Conference on Supercomputing
Deadline:01-Mar-2004
Webpage:http://ics04.irisa.fr
Conference:June 26 - July 1, 2004
Location:Saint Malo, France
Synopsis:
Papers are solicited on all aspects of research, development, and application of high-performance systems, including new experimental and commercial systems, architectures with fine and coarse grain parallelism, grid computing, novel infrastructures for the Internet, parallel network processors, parallel I/O and storage, autonomic computing, ubiquitous computing, embedded and power-aware computer architectures, operating systems and support software, restructuring and optimizing compilers, program development tools, high-performance Java, performance evaluation studies, numerical or non-numerical algorithms, and computationally challenging scientific and e-business applications.

Title:Eleventh International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Deadline:05-Mar-2004
Webpage:http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/asplos2004
Conference:October 9-13, 2004
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Synopsis:
ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference that seeks cross-fertilizing research in areas of hardware, architecture, compilers, operating systems, networking, and applications. It has captured some of the major computer systems innovations of the past 15 years. Today multi-disciplinary research is becoming even more important, as boundaries between hardware/software and local/network computing blur, as the form and capabilities of computing devices becomes ever more varied, and as the user-base and applications expand exponentially. Like its predecessors, the eleventh ASPLOS conference will focus on ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research. In addition, the program committee welcomes research papers on a wide range of non-traditional topics that emphasize the multi-disciplinary aspects of their work.

Title:Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence -- Mobility, Ubiquity and Wearables Get Together
Deadline:12-Mar-2004
Webpage:http://www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/~pjpf/CFP-Ambient-Intelligence.htm
Conference:Special Issue for Computers & Graphics (Elsevier)
Synopsis:
High quality original manuscripts are sought for a special issue of Computers & Graphics on Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence -- Mobility, Ubiquity and Wearables Get Together. Ambient Intelligence is a keyword that suggests an ambitious vision of the future: a world in which computers adapt to people, instead of being the other way round, as it happens today. This vision requires high quality research in a large number of computer science topics that range from hardware specific devices and operating systems to advanced multimodal user interfaces. (More details in the web page).

Title:Building and Evaluating Ubiquitous System Software
Deadline:15-Mar-2004
Webpage:http://www.computer.org/pervasive/edcal0704.htm
Conference:
Synopsis:
IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine invites articles relating to system software for ubiquitous computing environments. We welcome papers that provide new software paradigms or algorithms, or relate implementation experience that other researchers can build upon. Successful submissions will clearly address an explicit ubiquitous system model and problem statement, which the authors relate to existing research. They will evaluate the proposed solution and so contribute to our knowledge of software for these systems in general.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS) & Formal Techniques in Real-Time and Fault Tolerant Systems (FTRTFT)
Deadline:01-Apr-2004
Webpage:http://www-formats-ftrtft.imag.fr/
Conference:FORMATS&FTRTFT2004/22-24-Sep-2004
Location:Grenoble, France
Synopsis:
The conference unites two previously independently organised conferences FORMATS and FTRTFT. The joint conference is devoted to considering the problems and the solutions in designing real-time and/or fault-tolerant systems, and to examining how well the use of advanced design techniques and formal methods for design, analysis and verification serves in relating theory to practice.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:9th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution
Deadline:26-Apr-2004
Webpage:http://2004.iwcw.org/
Conference:WCW 2004 / 18-20 October 2004
Location:Beijing, China
Synopsis:
WCW serves as the premiere meeting for researchers and practitioners to exchange results and visions on all aspects of content caching, distribution, and delivery. Research in content distribution has broadened its scope to cover practically all areas related to the intersection of content and networking, including such areas as data grid computing, peer-to-peer computing, utility computing, edge computing, application networking, pervasive networking and content computing. Building on the success of previous WCW meetings, WCW9 plans to form a strong technical program that covers the newest and most interesting areas relating to content services as they move through the Internet.

Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
Deadline:14-May-2004
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/osdi04/
Conference:December 6-8, 2004
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Synopsis:
OSDI 2004 will bring together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software. Emphasizing both innovative research and quantified experience, OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from all fields of systems practice including, but not limited to: operating systems, networking, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, and the interaction of hardware and software development. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas or groundbreaking results that push the frontier of systems research.

Title:6th International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA 2004)
Deadline:30-May-2004
Webpage:http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf
Conference:DOA 2004/October 25-29 2004
Location:Cyprus
Synopsis:
If you are a researcher or practitioner who is building innovative distributed object systems or applications, consider contributing a practice report or research paper to this event. Existing distributed object systems such as COM, CORBA, and EJB have been generally successful, but we're still evolving them, and applying lessons learned into areas such as Web Services, CORBA Components, J2EE, and .NET. All these approaches aim to provide openness, reliability, scalability, distribution transparency, security, ease of development, and support for heterogeneity between applications and platforms. Significant research and development is required to continue to broaden the applicability of distributed object systems.


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