|* SRMPDS '05||2005-02-01||http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~kettimut/srmpds|
|* NOSSDAV 2005||2005-02-21||http://www.nossdav.org/2005|
|* EESR 2005||2005-02-22||http://www.usenix.org/events/mobisys05/eesr05/cfp|
|* HOT Chips 17||2005-03-25||http://www.hotchips.org|
|* QEST 2005||2005-03-28||http://www.qest.org|
|* NSDI Poster Session||2005-03-29||http://www.usenix.org/events/nsdi05/cfp/#poster|
|* MIDDLEWARE 2005||2005-03-30||http://middleware05.objectweb.org/|
|Title:||ACM SIGCOMM 2005|
|Dates:||August 20-26, 2005|
|Location:||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|The SIGCOMM 2005 Conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. SIGCOMM is a selective conference where papers discuss novel results, designs, or architectural paradigms typically substantiated by implementation, experimentation, analysis or simulation. As in previous years, SIGCOMM 2005 will have a poster session and a student travel grant program. SIGCOMM 2005 will also feature tutorials and workshops for which it is soliciting proposals. Details will be posted on the conference web site as they become available.|
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|Title:||Workshop on Scheduling and Resource Management for Parallel and Distributed Systems (SRMPDS'05)|
|Dates:||June 27 - 30, 2005|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|This workshop aims to bring together those working in the areas of resource scheduling and management to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and latest research results on all aspects of scheduling and resource management in parallel and distributed systems. TOPICS OF INTEREST: Including, but not limited to: Resource allocation and management Advance resource reservation and scheduling Load sharing and Load balancing techniques Network resource allocation Fault-tolerant resource management approaches Data access and management Scheduling on heterogeneous nodes Time slicing, gang, or co-scheduling Fairness, priorities, and accounting Issues Performance implications of scheduling strategies Performance metrics to compare scheduling schemes|
|Title:||Twenty-Fourth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2005)|
|Dates:||July 17-20, 2005|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|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.|
|Title:||International Forum on "Less is more - Simple Computing in an Age of Complexity"|
|Dates:||April 26-28, 2005|
|Location:||Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK|
|Computers continue to become smaller, cheaper, more powerful, ubiquitous and more diverse and yet for many computing is still associated with the desktop device. As a consequence, the potential of computing to shape, improve and change the social, cultural and creative fabric of society is limited. This Forum seeks to understand how computing will be able to affect the way we all live, work, learn and play. By thinking about computing for all rather than some, the Forum hopes to help define how computing and computers could become a "natural resource."for any and all, wherever they and whatever they do.|
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|Title:||15th ACM International Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video|
|Dates:||June 12-14, 2005|
|Location:||Skamania, Washington (near Portland)|
|NOSSDAV invites submissions on all areas of multimedia computing and networking and strongly encourages work in progress in emerging areas. The workshop environment encourages lively discussion among participants and invites strong feedback for work in progress. For 2005, NOSSDAV will take place in Skamania, Washington. Located along the beautiful Columbia River about 30 miles east of Portland, Oregon, Skamania offers a variety of outdoor activities including golf, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, and quaint riverfront towns steeped in Lewis-and-Clark-era history.|
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|Title:||Workshop on End-to-End, Sense-and-Respond Systems, Applications, and Services (EESR'05)|
|Dates:||June 5, 2005|
|Location:||Seattle, WA, USA|
|Intelligent sense-and-respond (S&R) systems will enable existing end-to-end applications and service offerings to become more efficient, nimble, and capable of reacting to new situations dynamically, and, furthermore, will result in a new generation of applications and services not previously imagined. S&R systems will impact applications and services used by a multitude of organizations and professions, with the objectives of improving their operations, reducing costs, providing better customer service, and increasing yield. This one-day workshop brings together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to expose, formalize, discuss, and address the challenges pertinent to developing and deploying end-to-end S&R applications and services.|
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|Title:||Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability|
|Dates:||June 30, 2005|
|The HotDep workshop aims to identify cutting-edge research ideas in dependable systems. The program will focus on critical components of the infrastructures touching our everyday lives: operating systems, networking, security, wide-area and enterprise-scale distributed systems, mobile computing, compilers, and language design. We seek 5-page position papers that describe a novel approach to an old problem, debunk an entrenched perspective on dependability, articulate a brand new perspective on existing problems in dependability, or describe a new problem (and possible solution) that should be addressed by the dependable systems research community. We favor papers that are likely to generate healthy debate.|
|Title:||10th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution|
|Dates:||September, 12-14, 2005|
|Location:||Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera|
|The International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution (WCW) serves as the premiere meeting for researchers and practitioners to exchange results and visions on all aspects of content distribution. Building on the success of the previous WCW meetings, WCW10 plans to form a strong technical program that covers the newest and most interesting areas relating to content delivery. We encourage submissions in all caching and content distribution areas, including P2P content distribution, web caching, wireless content delivery, CDNs, multimedia content distribution, etc. Accepted papers will be either published in the LNCS Series of Springer-Verlag or as IEEE Proceedings.|
|Title:||20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'05)|
|Dates:||October 23-26, 2005|
|Location:||The Grand Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom|
|Authors are invited to submit papers to the 20th 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.|
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HOT Chips 17
|Title:||HOT Chips Symposium on High-Performance Chips (HOT Chips 17)|
|Dates:||August 14-16, 2005|
|Location:||Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA|
|Since it started in 1989, HOT Chips has been known as one of the semiconductor industry's leading conference on high-performance microprocessors and related integrated circuits. The conference is held once a year in August on the Stanford University campus in the center of the world's capital of electronics activity, Silicon Valley. The conference emphasis this year, as in previous years, is on real products and realizable technology. Submissions are evaluated by the Program Committee on the basis of performance of the device(s), degree of innovation, use of advanced technology, potential market significance, and anticipated interest to the audience.|
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|Title:||2nd International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2005)|
|Dates:||September, 19-22, 2005|
|The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST) is a major forum for contributions on evaluation and verification of computer and communication systems, through measurements and stochastic models, possibly incorporating non-deterministic behavior. It combines three events that have discovered an increasing convergence in their interests and in their communities of researchers: the International Conference on Modeling Techniques and Tools for Computer Performance Evaluation (TOOLS), the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Performance Models (PNPM), and the Joint International Workshop on Process Algebras and Performance Modeling and Probabilistic Methods In Verification (PAPM-ProbMIV).|
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NSDI Poster Session
|Title:||Poster Session: 2nd Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation|
|Dates:||May 2-4, 2005|
|Location:||Boston, MA, USA|
|Do you have interesting work in progress you would like to share? The NSDI poster session is for you! Poster sessions introduce new or ongoing work, and the NSDI audience provides valuable discussion and feedback from researchers from across the networking and systems community--including computer networking, distributed systems, and operating systems. The NSDI symposium focuses on the design principles of large-scale networks and distributed systems and seeks to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to addressing shared research challenges. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit a poster, please send a proposal, one page or less, by March 29, 2005, to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Title:||Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet (SRUTI) Workshop|
|Dates:||July 7-8, 2005|
|Location:||MIT, Stata Center, Cambridge, MA, USA|
|Contact Email:||email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Internet is under increasing attacks with unwanted traffic in the form of spam, distributed denial of service, virus, worms, etc. Unwanted traffic on the Internet has manifested itself as attacks on many protocols (IP, TCP, DNS, BGP, and HTTP) and popular applications (e.g., Email, Web). SRUTI seeks research on the unwanted traffic problem that looks across the protocol stack, examines attack commonalities, and investigates how various solutions interact and whether they can be combined to increase security. We look for ideas in networking and systems, and insights from other areas such as databases, data mining, and economics.|
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|Title:||ACM/IFIP/USENIX 6th International Middleware Conference (MIDDLEWARE 2005)|
|Dates:||November 28th - December 2nd, 2005|
|The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design and construction of middleware. Middleware is systems software that resides between the applications and the underlying operating systems, network protocol stacks, and hardware. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 6th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research and technology in 2005. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for future computing and communication environments.|
|Title:||FGCS, Intl. Journal of Grid Computing, Special Issue on Fault Tolerance and Failure Recovery|
|Dates:||April 1, 2005|
|In order to develop a service-oriented, reliable platform, Grid research needs to tackle the problem of failure detection and recovery which affects the applications running on the Grid as well as any component of the Grid management. Even the underlying resource infrastructure of the Grid may change dynamically during the run-time of an application. Even if the other resources work correctly, network outages may occur and obstruct the execution of a distributed application. In this special issue, we encourage the submission of papers dealing with any aspect of failure detection, propagation, recovery, and fault tolerance strategies for the Grid.|
|Title:||International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications|
|Dates:||October 31- November 4, 2005|
|Location:||Agia Napa, Cyprus|
|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.|
|Title:||SIGOPS European Chapter and Systems Conference|
This message is to keep you informed of progress towards the foundation of a European chapter of SIGOPS and starting a new Systems conference located in Europe.
A group of people met at OSDI and started the formal process of establishing a chapter. The full minutes of the meeting are available at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~smh22/sigops-ec-osdi-minutes.txt. The proposed bylaws are http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~smh22/sigops-ec-bylaws.pdf. The following interim officers were chosen (while awaiting elections, to be held by June 2005):
The new conference is tentatively named International Computer Systems Conference. Papers will be solicited and accepted on the basis of quality first. The CFP will solict and accept first-class papers from everywhere, addressing a diversity of topics beyond core OS and "hot stuff."
The PC chair will be Willy Zwaenepoel. We plan to hold the conference in the spring or early summer 2006. If you want to host the conference please contact one of the officers, or the conference chair.
Other activities will be planned. For instance we discussed holding a by-invitation workshop sometime in the middle of 2005.
|Title:||Operating Systems Review Online Submission|
Submissions to Operating Systems Review (OSR) are now electronic as PDF attachments to electronic mail. Submit to the editor William M. Waite at "William.Waite@colorado.edu". The format should be single spaced, without a separate title page. Text and diagrams must be contained within a 6.5 inch wide by 8.5 inch high (165mm by 216mm) area with at least one inch (25mm) top and side margins, and 1.5 inch (38mm) bottom margin. Except for editorial items, all sources of material appearing in Operating Systems Review will be clearly identified. Items attributed to individuals will ordinarily be interpreted as personal rather than organizational opinions. The technical material in this newsletter is not refereed. Deadlines for submitting material are the 15th of February, May, August, and November.
, SIGOPS Information Director