SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (02/05/2007)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    NOSSDAV 20072007-02-05http://www.nossdav.org/2007/
    MAI'20072007-02-08https://www4.cs.fau.de/z/WS-MAI
    ExpCS2007-02-09http://www.expcs.org
    * HPCVirt'072007-02-11http://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/hpcvirt07/
    PODC 20072007-02-12http://www.podc.org/podc2007
    SIN 20072007-02-14http://www.sinconf.org
    SASO 20072007-02-14http://projects.csail.mit.edu/saso2007/
    HotDEP'072007-02-15http://hotdep.org
    * SDMAS'072007-02-15http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas07/
    * EuroSys 2007 (Poster Session)2007-02-23http://www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/conference/EuroSys2007/posters_call.html
    IPTV 20072007-02-26http://www.research.att.com/~yen/IPTV/cfp.htm
    * HotAC II2007-03-02http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotACII
    * NAS 20072007-03-05http://www.eece.maine.edu/nas
    * EmNets 20072007-03-09http://www.cs.ucc.ie/emnets2007
    SOSP 20072007-03-11http://www.sosp2007.org
    * IISWC 20072007-03-12http://www.iiswc.org
    * MobiEval 20072007-03-15http://mesl.ucsd.edu/MobiEval/
    * ROADS2007-03-15http://roads.cs.princeton.edu/belem07
    QEST 20072007-03-17http://www.qest.org/qest2007/
    * PLOS 20072007-06-29http://plosworkshop.org/2007/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOSSDAV 2007

Title:17th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV'07)
Abstract Deadline:2007-02-05
Submission Deadline:2007-02-12
Webpage:http://www.nossdav.org/2007/
Dates:June, 4-5, 2007
Location:Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Contact Email:griff@ifi.uio.no
Synopsis:
For seventeen years, NOSSDAV has fostered cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research in multimedia and newly emerging areas such as networked games and peer-to-peer streaming. The workshop environment encourages lively discussion among participants and invites strong feedback for work in progress. NOSSDAV invites submissions on all areas of multimedia computing and networking and strongly encourages work in progress in emerging areas. Papers grounded in high-quality experimental research based on prototype and real systems are highly valued. Additionally, papers proposing new directions for research or calling into question existing conventional wisdom are welcomed.

MAI'2007

Title:The 1st Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction
Submission Deadline:2007-02-08
Webpage:https://www4.cs.fau.de/z/WS-MAI
Dates:March, 20, 2007
Location:Lisbon, Portugal, co-located with EuroSys
Contact Email:ws-mai@i4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Synopsis:
There is a rising demand for middleware support for multiple cross-cutting features such as security, fault tolerance, and distributed resource management. These features are currently addressed by a highly heterogeneous set of methods such as aspect-oriented programming, reflection, code annotations, and policies. Middleware systems have to exert control on applications, and applications need the right way for influencing middleware behaviour. Our ambition is to foster discussions between participants with different background and experience, and to provide the participants with a broader view of the problems and established approaches.

ExpCS

Title:Workshop on Experimental Computer Science
Submission Deadline:2007-02-09
Webpage:http://www.expcs.org
Dates:June 13-14, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA (part of ACM FCRC)
Contact Email:feit@cs.huji.ac.il
Synopsis:
Computer science has well-established theory and practice, but less focus on experimental methodologies and scientific observation. The goals of this workshop are 1.To bolster the experimental approach to computer science and increase its visibility. 2.To promote work on core methodological issues in experimental computer science. 3.To provide a venue for the publication of work on experimental computer science independent of its use in specific studies. The bulk of the program will consist of contributed technical papers. In addition, the workshop will include a measurement challenge and an experimental education roundtable. For more details, see the workshop web page.

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HPCVirt'07

Title:1st Workshop on System-level Virtualization for High Performance Computing(HPCVirt 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-11
Webpage:http://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/hpcvirt07/
Dates:March, 20, 2007
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Email:valleegr@ornl,gov
Synopsis:
The workshop on System-level Virtualization for HPC (HPCVirt 2007) is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies for HPC, the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of system-level virtualization solutions themselves, as well as case studies in the application of system-level virtualization in HPC.

PODC 2007

Title:26th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on the Principles of Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2007-02-12
Submission Deadline:2007-02-19
Webpage:http://www.podc.org/podc2007
Dates:August, 12-15, 2007
Location:Oregon, Portland, USA
Contact Email:moscitho@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
PODC 2007 solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems and networking. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing, including theory and practice. The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing.

SIN 2007

Title:International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-14
Webpage:http://www.sinconf.org
Dates:May 8-10, 2007
Location:Gazimagusa, North Cyprus
Contact Email:aelci@acm.org
Synopsis:
Proposals are invited for SIN 2007 Conference which will comprise invited talks, refereed papers, workshops and tutorials. Due dates for proposals are 31st December 2006 for workshops, 14 February 2007 for regular papers, and 21 February 2007 for tutorials proposals. Broad areas of interest in security will include, but are not limited to, the following: Access control and intrusion detection Cryptographic techniques and key management Information assurance Network security and protocols Security in information systems Security tools and development platforms Security ontology, models, protocols & policies Standards, guidelines and certification Organized by: EMU, ITU Sponsored by: TUBITAK, UEKAE Supported by: IEEE Turkey Branch & IEEE Computer Society Turkey Section.

SASO 2007

Title:First IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
Submission Deadline:2007-02-14
Webpage:http://projects.csail.mit.edu/saso2007/
Dates:July, 9-11, 2007
Location:Boston, Mass, USA
Contact Email:saso2007@gmail.com
Synopsis:
The complexity of current computer systems has led the software engineering, distributed systems and management communities to look for inspiration in diverse fields to find new ways of designing and managing networks, systems and services. In this endeavor, self-organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising facets of a paradigm shift. Contributions should present novel theoretical results, or practical experience with building systems, tools, frameworks, etc. Contributions contrasting different approaches for engineering a given family of systems, or demonstrating the applicability of a certain approach for different systems are particularly encouraged. Note that the deadline for short papers is 2/26/07.

HotDEP'07

Title:Third Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep'07)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-15
Webpage:http://hotdep.org
Dates:June 26, 2007
Location:Edinburgh, UK
Contact Email:chairs@hotdep.org
Synopsis:
HotDep'07 is a vehicle to build linkages between the "dependability" community (e.g., DSN and ISSRE) and the "systems" community (e.g., OSDI, SOSP, and EuroSys). HotDEP'07 will be part of DSN 2007. We're soliciting position papers (maximum 5 pages) about cutting-edge ideas that span dependability, fault tolerance, reliability and systems issues. We're looking for novel approaches, debunking of old perspectives or articulation of new ones, and new problems - and to generate healthy debate. The topics? Anything likely to be of mutual interest to our two communities.

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SDMAS'07

Title:International Workshop on Scalable Data Management Applications and Systems (SDMAS)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-15
Webpage:http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas07/
Dates:June, 25-28 2007
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada. USA
Contact Email:josedaniel.garcia@uc3m.es
Synopsis:
TOPICS: Topics include but are not limited to: * Storage Technology and protocols including both hardware and software elements. * Storage issues in Parallel and distributed systems. * Storage issues in Grid computing environments. * Storage issues in peer-to-peer storage environments. * Storage issues associated with large-scale distributed applications. * Parallel and distributed databases. * Performance evaluation: benchmarking of data management systems. * Reliability and availability of input/output and storage systems. * Data management applications. Best papers will be selected for publication in an special issue of Journal of Supercomputing.

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EuroSys 2007 (Poster Session)

Title:EuroSys 2007, the European Conference on Computer Systems. (Poster Sesion)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-23
Webpage:http://www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/conference/EuroSys2007/posters_call.html
Dates:March 22, 2007
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Email:rodrigo.rodrigues (at) inesc-id.pt
Synopsis:
EuroSys 2007 will host an interactive poster session. Poster submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of an extended abstract describing the poster and, if available, a PDF file of the poster itself. Accepted abstracts and the associated posters will be available from the EuroSys web site.

IPTV 2007

Title:IPTV and Emerging Applications over World Wide Web
Submission Deadline:2007-02-26
Webpage:http://www.research.att.com/~yen/IPTV/cfp.htm
Dates:May 8, 2007
Location:Banff, Alberta, Canada
Contact Email:xiaozhen@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
Multimedia services over WWW face many technology challenges and scalability/quality problems. Building upon our success of IPTV'06 workshop(jointly held with WWW'06), this workshop intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and academy to discuss the technological advances and challenges in providing multimedia services over WWW.

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HotAC II

Title:Second Workshop on Hot Topics in Autonomic Computing (HotAC II)
Submission Deadline:2007-03-02
Webpage:http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotACII
Dates:June 15, 2007
Location:Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Contact Email:HotACII@cs.northwestern.edu
Synopsis:
HotAC II will bring together a broad range of researchers in the computer systems, networks, and autonomic computing communities to discuss new ideas and developments for conquering the challenges of managing ever-more complex large-scale systems. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of potentially high-impact ideas that will influence and foster continued research in improving the manageability and reliability of large-scale systems. We encourage submissions that propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) challenges, or report on experiences with real systems that may stir up new problems or suggest new solutions.

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NAS 2007

Title:2nd Intl. Conf. on Networking, Architecture, and Storages (NAS'07)
Submission Deadline:2007-03-05
Webpage:http://www.eece.maine.edu/nas
Dates:July 15-17, 2007
Location:Guilin, China
Contact Email:zhu@eece.maine.edu
Synopsis:
The last decade has seen rapid research and developments in computer technology, particularly the advent and proliferation of Internet and wireless networks, that has given way to a clear convergence of previously divert fields such as computer networking, architecture and storages. As a result, architectural designs are increasingly made more network-aware; more classic architecture ideas are being adopted to network devices and protocols and vice versa. This conference intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research on networking, high performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed data storage technologies.

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EmNets 2007

Title:Fourth Worskshop on Embedded Sensor Networks
Submission Deadline:2007-03-09
Webpage:http://www.cs.ucc.ie/emnets2007
Dates:June, 25-26, 2007
Location:Cork, Ireland
Contact Email:pal@cs.stanford.edu
Synopsis:
The Fourth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets 2007) brings together wireless sensor network researchers from academic and industrial backgrounds to shed light on present and future research challenges. The workshop emphasises results from experiments or deployments that quantify the challenges in the wireless sensor systems of today as well as early results from new ideas that introduce promising approaches that will define the challenges in the wireless sensor 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 guide future research.

SOSP 2007

Title:21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-11
Submission Deadline:2007-03-18
Webpage:http://www.sosp2007.org
Dates:October 14-17, 2007
Location:Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, USA
Contact Email:sosp-org@sosp2007.org
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit papers to the 21st 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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IISWC 2007

Title:IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-12
Submission Deadline:2007-03-19
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org
Dates:September, 27-29, 2007
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Contact Email:bhuvan@cse.psu.edu
Synopsis:
CALL FOR PAPERS - IISWC 2007 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization IISWC 2007 September 2007, Boston, MA, USA Web site: http://www.iiswc.org

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MobiEval 2007

Title:MobiEval : System Evaluation for Mobile Platforms - Metrics, Methods, Tools and Platforms
Submission Deadline:2007-03-15
Webpage:http://mesl.ucsd.edu/MobiEval/
Dates:June, 11, 2007
Location:Puerto Rico, USA
Contact Email:mobieval@cs.ucsd.edu
Synopsis:
A core aspect of any engineering systems research is evaluation: What are the metrics and methods to determine if the system is behaving as expected. In mobile systems, this task becomes more challenging due to considerations imposed by the mobile aspect of the system. This workshop aims to bring together systems researchers to explore the basic question of evaluating mobile systems. Specifically we will examine challenges and advances made in the metrics, tools, methods, and the platforms used to evaluate mobile systems effectively. Areas include : * Reproducibility and Consistency * Experimental Design * Power Considerations * Metrics * Applications * Dynamic environments * Form factor * Platforms/Test-beds * Simulation

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ROADS

Title:1st Latin American Real Overlay And Distributed Systems (ROADS) Workshop
Submission Deadline:2007-03-15
Webpage:http://roads.cs.princeton.edu/belem07
Dates:June 1st, 2007
Location:Belem, Brazil
Contact Email:roads-belem07@lists.cs.princeton.edu
Synopsis:
The 1st Latin American Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed Systems (ROADS) will bring together people who are (interested in) exploring the new challenges of building overlay networks and distributed networked systems. ROADS is modeled after the USENIX WORLDS workshop and PlanetLab meetings, but with more of an international flare. ROADS seeks presentation proposals for systems that are run on a real platform for a period of time.

QEST 2007

Title:4th International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-17
Submission Deadline:2007-03-24
Webpage:http://www.qest.org/qest2007/
Dates:September, 16-19, 2007
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contact Email:ribaudo@disi.unige.it
Synopsis:
The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. Performance metrics of interest include response time, reliability, availability, safety, security, survivability, correctness, timeliness, and efficiency. Areas of interest include modelling formalisms and methodologies, measurements, analytical and numerical evaluation, simulation and verification, and theory of probabilistic, concurrent and non-deterministic behaviour. Also of interest are case studies showing the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems.

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PLOS 2007

Title:Fourth Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-06-29
Webpage:http://plosworkshop.org/2007/
Dates:October 18, 2007
Location:Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, USA
Contact Email:eeide@cs.utah.edu
Synopsis:
Historically, operating system development and programming language development went hand-in-hand. Today, although the systems community at large retains an iron grip on C, many people continue to explore novel approaches to OS construction based on new programming language ideas. This workshop will bring together researchers and developers from the programming language and operating system domains to discuss recent work at the intersection of these fields. It will be a platform for discussing new visions, challenges, experiences, problems, and solutions arising from the application of advanced programming and software engineering concepts to operating systems construction, and vice versa.

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