SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (02/01/2005)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    SIGCOMM 20052005-01-30http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigcomm/sigcomm2005/
    * SRMPDS '052005-02-01http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~kettimut/srmpds
    PODC 20052005-02-07http://www.podc.org/podc2005/
    SCAC 20052005-02-07http://research.microsoft.com/ero/scat/cfpapers.aspx
    * NOSSDAV 20052005-02-21http://www.nossdav.org/2005
    * EESR 20052005-02-22http://www.usenix.org/events/mobisys05/eesr05/cfp
    * HotDep2005-03-01http://hotdep.stanford.edu/
    iWCW052005-03-08http://2005.iwcw.org/
    SOSP 20052005-03-25http://www.sosp-20.com
    * HOT Chips 172005-03-25http://www.hotchips.org
    * QEST 20052005-03-28http://www.qest.org
    * NSDI Poster Session2005-03-29http://www.usenix.org/events/nsdi05/cfp/#poster
    SRUTI 20052005-03-30http://www.research.att.com/~bala/sruti
    * MIDDLEWARE 20052005-03-30http://middleware05.objectweb.org/
    FGCS2005-04-01http://kbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/staff/lars/fgcs/cfp.htm
    DOA 20052005-05-24http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf

  2. (* = new this month)

  3. Special Announcements
    SIGOPS European Chapter and Systems Conference
    New Directions for Operating Systems Review Online Submission

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

SIGCOMM 2005

Title:ACM SIGCOMM 2005
Abstract Deadline:2005-01-30
Submission Deadline:2005-02-06
Webpage:http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigcomm/sigcomm2005/
Dates:August 20-26, 2005
Location:Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contact Email:ramesh@usc.edu
Synopsis:
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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SRMPDS '05

Title:Workshop on Scheduling and Resource Management for Parallel and Distributed Systems (SRMPDS'05)
Abstract Deadline:2005-02-01
Submission Deadline:2005-02-16
Webpage:http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~kettimut/srmpds
Dates:June 27 - 30, 2005
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Contact Email:srmpds@mcs.anl.gov
Synopsis:
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

PODC 2005

Title:Twenty-Fourth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2005)
Submission Deadline:2005-02-07
Webpage:http://www.podc.org/podc2005/
Dates:July 17-20, 2005
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Contact Email:aspnes@cs.yale.edu
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.

SCAC 2005

Title:International Forum on "Less is more - Simple Computing in an Age of Complexity"
Submission Deadline:2005-02-07
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/ero/scat/cfpapers.aspx
Dates:April 26-28, 2005
Location:Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Contact Email:camlim@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
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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NOSSDAV 2005

Title:15th ACM International Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video
Abstract Deadline:2005-02-21
Submission Deadline:2005-02-28
Webpage:http://www.nossdav.org/2005
Dates:June 12-14, 2005
Location:Skamania, Washington (near Portland)
Contact Email:kmp@cs.unc.edu
Synopsis:
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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EESR 2005

Title:Workshop on End-to-End, Sense-and-Respond Systems, Applications, and Services (EESR'05)
Submission Deadline:2005-02-22
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/mobisys05/eesr05/cfp
Dates:June 5, 2005
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:eesr05chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
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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HotDep

Title:Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability
Submission Deadline:2005-03-01
Webpage:http://hotdep.stanford.edu/
Dates:June 30, 2005
Location:Yokohama, Japan
Contact Email:hotdep-chairs@lists.stanford.edu
Synopsis:
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.

iWCW05

Title:10th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution
Abstract Deadline:2005-03-08
Submission Deadline:2005-03-15
Webpage:http://2005.iwcw.org/
Dates:September, 12-14, 2005
Location:Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera
Contact Email:iwcw05@eurecom.fr
Synopsis:
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.

SOSP 2005

Title:20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'05)
Submission Deadline:2005-03-25
Webpage:http://www.sosp-20.com
Dates:October 23-26, 2005
Location:The Grand Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom
Contact Email:program@sosp-20.com
Synopsis:
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)
Submission Deadline:2005-03-25
Webpage:http://www.hotchips.org
Dates:August 14-16, 2005
Location:Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Contact Email:hotpcchairs@atlas.cs.berkeley.edu
Synopsis:
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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QEST 2005

Title:2nd International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2005)
Submission Deadline:2005-03-28
Webpage:http://www.qest.org
Dates:September, 19-22, 2005
Location:Torino, Italy
Contact Email:qest05-publicity@di.unito.it
Synopsis:
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).

NEW THIS MONTH!

NSDI Poster Session

Title:Poster Session: 2nd Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
Submission Deadline:2005-03-29
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/nsdi05/cfp/#poster
Dates:May 2-4, 2005
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Contact Email:nsdi05posters@usenix.org
Synopsis:
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 nsdi05posters@usenix.org.

SRUTI 2005

Title:Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet (SRUTI) Workshop
Submission Deadline:2005-03-30
Webpage:http://www.research.att.com/~bala/sruti
Dates:July 7-8, 2005
Location:MIT, Stata Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
Contact Email:dk@mit.edu, bala@research.att.com
Synopsis:
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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MIDDLEWARE 2005

Title:ACM/IFIP/USENIX 6th International Middleware Conference (MIDDLEWARE 2005)
Submission Deadline:2005-03-30
Webpage:http://middleware05.objectweb.org/
Dates:November 28th - December 2nd, 2005
Location:Grenoble, France
Contact Email:Gilles.Muller@emn.fr
Synopsis:
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.

FGCS

Title:FGCS, Intl. Journal of Grid Computing, Special Issue on Fault Tolerance and Failure Recovery
Submission Deadline:2005-04-01
Webpage:http://kbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/staff/lars/fgcs/cfp.htm
Dates:April 1, 2005
Location:
Contact Email:baron@cs.tu-berlin.de
Synopsis:
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.

DOA 2005

Title:International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications
Abstract Deadline:2005-05-24
Submission Deadline:2005-05-31
Webpage:http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf
Dates:October 31- November 4, 2005
Location:Agia Napa, Cyprus
Contact Email:fedconf@cs.rmit.edu.au
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.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:  SIGOPS European Chapter and Systems Conference
Summary:  

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
Summary:  

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.


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