SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (02/04/2008)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    * WRAITS'082008-02-08http://wraits08.di.fc.ul.pt/
    * ASPLOS 20082008-02-11http://research.microsoft.com/asplos08/
    * ASPLOS 2008 2008-02-11http://research.microsoft.com/asplos08/workshops.htm
    SDMAS'082008-02-15http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas08/
    * WOWCS 20082008-02-15http://www.usenix.org/events/wowcs08/cfp/
    * EUROSEC 20082008-02-15http://www.cs.vu.nl/eurosec08/
    Workshop on Social Network Systems2008-02-22http://socialnets2008.msra.cn/
    * SocialNets 20082008-02-22http://socialnets2008.msra.cn/
    HotEmNets 20082008-02-29http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~tianhe/sites/emnets/
    * VEE 20082008-03-05http://vee08.cs.tcd.ie/
    * IISWC 20082008-03-07http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2008/
    * VHPC '082008-03-10http://xhpc.wu-wien.ac.at/
    * SIGOPS OSR special issue on Linux2008-03-14http://www.sigops.org/osr/200807_LinuxKernel.txt
    ACM SenSys 20082008-04-07http://sensys.acm.org/2008/
    * Middleware 2008 2008-04-23http://middleware2008.cs.kuleuven.be/

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    NSDI '08 Call for Participation
    ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award
    EuroSys'08 Workshops: Collective Call For papers

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW THIS MONTH!

WRAITS'08

Title:2nd Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems (WRAITS'08)
Submission Deadline:2008-02-08
Webpage:http://wraits08.di.fc.ul.pt/
Dates:April, 1st, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
Contact Email:wraits08@di.fc.ul.pt
Synopsis:
WRAITS'08 aims to bring together researchers in the related areas of Intrusion Tolerance, Distributed Trust, Survivability, Byzantine Fault Tolerance, and Resilience. The workshop will provide a forum for researchers in these areas to present recent results, discuss open problems that still need research, the steps that need to be taken for intrusion-tolerant systems to be deployed in practice, and the target application domains for intrusion tolerance. Authors are invited to submit position papers to the workshop, that will be held in conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2008).

NEW THIS MONTH!

ASPLOS 2008

Title:ASPLOS 2008 Call for Participation - Early Bird Registration ends February 11, 2008
Submission Deadline:2008-02-11
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/asplos08/
Dates:March, 1-5, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA
Contact Email:onur@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
Early Bird registration deadline: February 11, 2008 Discounted Hotel rate deadline: February 11, 2008 The ASPLOS 2008 organizing committee would like to invite you to attend ASPLOS 2008, to be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center at the Seattle Waterfront, March 1-5, 2008. This year's conference will feature 31 technical papers, a keynote by Erik Winfree (Caltech) on "DNA computing," 8 technical tutorials and one workshop. You can view the conference program, register, and make hotel reservations at the ASPLOS website: http://research.microsoft.com/asplos08/ We look forward to your participation and seeing you in Seattle!

NEW THIS MONTH!

ASPLOS 2008

Title:Workshops and Tutorials at ASPLOS 2008 Call for Participation
Submission Deadline:2008-02-11
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/asplos08/workshops.htm
Dates:March, 1-2, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA
Contact Email:swift@cs.wisc.edu
Synopsis:
Registration is now open for ASPLOS tutorials and workshops held on March 1-2 in Seattle. Rates start at $100 for students. Early Bird Registration ends February 11, 2008 Tutorials include: - Vista: Architecture of the Windows Vista Kernel - Singularity: Using the Singularity Research Development Kit - Pin: Hands-On Pin for Architecture, Operating Systems, and Program Analysis Research - Multicore-cache: Does multicore change the way we should design caches? - M5: Using the M5 Simulator - NVidia: NVidia GPU programming - RAMP: Research Accelerator for Multiprocessors - LIT: Learning and Inference Tutorial (LIT) for Large Design and Parameter Spaces

SDMAS'08

Title:Second International Workshop on Scalable Data Management Applications and Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-02-15
Webpage:http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas08/
Dates:July, 14-17, 2008
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Contact Email:josedaniel.garcia@uc3m.es
Synopsis:
File systems, protocols and storage management for parallel and distributed systems. Internet services scalability. High performance I/O. Parallel and distributed databases. Performance evaluation of data management systems. Security, reliability and availability in distributed storage systems. Data management applications. Storage technology and protocols.

NEW THIS MONTH!

WOWCS 2008

Title:Workshop on Organizing Workshops, Conferences, and Symposia for Computer Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-02-15
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/wowcs08/cfp/
Dates:April, 15, 2008
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA, co-located with NSDI '08
Contact Email:wowcs-chair@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Computer systems researchers place high value on conferences. This puts a lot of pressure on conference chairs and committees. Yet there is little "institutional memory" or written folklore on how to organize computer systems conferences, and many policy issues require repeated community or PC discussions. WOWCS will bring together conference organizers (past and future) and other interested people to discuss these issues. The workshop has several goals: to discuss (and perhaps settle) certain contentious policy issues; to preserve folklore and experience in written form; and to evaluate tools and techniques for conference organizers. Potential participants should submit short position papers.

NEW THIS MONTH!

EUROSEC 2008

Title:1st European Workshop on System Security
Submission Deadline:2008-02-15
Webpage:http://www.cs.vu.nl/eurosec08/
Dates:March, 31, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
Contact Email:astavrou@gmu.edu
Synopsis:
EuroSec (http://www.cs.vu.nl/eurosec08/) is a new workshop associated with the Annual ACM SIGOPS EuroSys conference. The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The focus of the workshop is on novel, practical, systems-oriented work. Topics of Interest EuroSec seeks contributions on all aspects of systems security. EuroSec explicitly encourages members of the systems community to explore leading-edge topics and ideas before they are presented at a major conference. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of EuroSec in the ACM Digital Library

Workshop on Social Network Systems

Title:First Intl. Workshop on Social Network Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-02-22
Webpage:http://socialnets2008.msra.cn/
Dates:April 1, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
Contact Email:castein@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
This full-day workshop will be held the day before the main EuroSys 2008 programme, and will bring together researchers to present and discuss new ideas about social network systems. Online social networks are growing rapidly in popularity and are now among the most popular sites on the Web. They provide mechanisms for establishing online identities, sharing information, and creating relationships. The workshop focuses on understanding the systems issues associated with social networks; improved systems infrastructure to support social networks, ways of leveraging social networks in systems design, and measurement and analysis of existing social network systems. We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas.

NEW THIS MONTH!

SocialNets 2008

Title:First International Workshop on Social Network Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-02-22
Webpage:http://socialnets2008.msra.cn/
Dates:April, 1, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
Contact Email:castein@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
This full-day workshop will be held the day before the main EuroSys programme, and will bring together researchers to present and discuss new ideas about social network systems. Online social networks are now among the most popular Web sites. They provide mechanisms for establishing online identities, sharing information, and creating relationships. The workshop focuses on systems issues; improved systems infrastructure to support social networks, ways of leveraging social networks in systems design, and measurement and analysis of existing social network systems. We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas. (NOTE: author notification date changed; now March 5)

HotEmNets 2008

Title:The Fifth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors
Submission Deadline:2008-02-29
Webpage:http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~tianhe/sites/emnets/
Dates:June, 2-3, 2008
Location:Charlottesville, VA, USA
Contact Email:stoleru@cs.tamu.edu
Synopsis:
The Fifth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors brings together wireless sensor network (WSN) researchers from academic and industrial backgrounds to present groundbreaking results that will shed light on present and future research challenges. The workshop emphasizes results from experiments or deployments that quantify the challenges in the WSN systems of today and early results from new ideas that introduce promising approaches that will define the challenges in the WSN 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 help inform and guide research.

NEW THIS MONTH!

VEE 2008

Title:2008 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
Submission Deadline:2008-03-05
Webpage:http://vee08.cs.tcd.ie/
Dates:March 5-7, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA (co-located with ASPLOS 2008)
Contact Email:David.Gregg@cs.tcd.ie
Synopsis:
The goal of VEE is to be a first-rate research forum that brings together leading practitioners and researchers in the broad area of virtualization, which includes topics such as high-level language virtual machines (JVM, CLR, etc.), process and system virtual machines, translators, machine emulators, and simulators. Early registration deadline: February 11th 2008

NEW THIS MONTH!

IISWC 2008

Title:2008 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2008-03-07
Submission Deadline:2008-03-14
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2008/
Dates:September 14-16, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA
Contact Email:Brad.Beckmann@amd.com
Synopsis:
This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge. On the one hand, computing workloads evolve with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking/communication technologies. On the other hand, improvements in computing technology are usually based on a solid understanding of existing workloads. Whether they are PDAs, wireless and embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we understand workload characteristics. We solicit papers in all areas related to workload characterization.

NEW THIS MONTH!

VHPC '08

Title:3rd Workshop on Virtualization in HPC Cluster and Grid Computing Environments
Abstract Deadline:2008-03-10
Submission Deadline:2008-04-14
Webpage:http://xhpc.wu-wien.ac.at/
Dates:August, 26-29, 2008
Location:Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Contact Email:childss@cs.tcd.ie
Synopsis:
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on virtualization in HPC cluster and grid environments, with the goal of sharing experience and promoting the development of a research community in this emerging area. There is a particular focus on techniques for managing large virtualized installations, as consensus has still not emerged on the best approach for this. The workshop will include a panel discussion allowing attendees to share their experience. VHPC'08 is colocated with EuroPar '08, Europe's premier conference for parallel computing.

NEW THIS MONTH!

SIGOPS OSR special issue on Linux

Title:ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review special issue on Research and Developments in the Linux kernel
Submission Deadline:2008-03-14
Webpage:http://www.sigops.org/osr/200807_LinuxKernel.txt
Dates:July 2008
Location:NA
Contact Email:muli@il.ibm.com
Synopsis:
For this OSR special issue dedicated to the Linux kernel, we welcome technical papers covering the latest advances that have been or will soon be merged into the Linux kernel, as well as wild idea papers discussing promising experimental work. In recognition of the current chasm that we wish to bridge, we encourage papers from both the Linux kernel community and the research community. Please submit papers related to all aspects of the Linux kernel. CFP with full details is available at http://www.sigops.org/osr/200807_LinuxKernel.txt.

ACM SenSys 2008

Title:The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Abstract Deadline:2008-04-07
Submission Deadline:2008-04-14
Webpage:http://sensys.acm.org/2008/
Dates:Nov, 5-7, 2008
Location:Raleigh, NC, USA
Contact Email:thiemo@sics.se
Synopsis:
The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) is a highly selective, single-track forum for research results on systems issues in the area of embedded, networked sensors. Distributed systems based on networked sensors and actuators enable an instrumentation of the physical world at an unprecedented scale and density, enabling new generations of monitoring and control applications. SenSys provides an ideal venue to address the challenges facing the design, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensor networks require contributions from many fields including hardware, networking, embedded systems, distributed systems, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.

NEW THIS MONTH!

Middleware 2008

Title:ACM/IFIP/USENIX 9th International Middleware Conference
Abstract Deadline:2008-04-23
Submission Deadline:2008-04-30
Webpage:http://middleware2008.cs.kuleuven.be/
Dates:December 1-5, 2008
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Contact Email:Davy.Preuveneers@cs.kuleuven.be
Synopsis:
The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and uses of middleware. Middleware is distributed-systems software that resides between the applications and the underlying operating systems, network protocol stacks, and hardware. Its primary role is to functionally bridge the gap between application programs and the lower-level hardware and software infrastructure in order to coordinate how application components are connected and how they interoperate.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:NSDI '08 Call for Participation
Summary:
5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
(NSDI '08)
April 16-18, 2008
San Francisco, CA, USA
http://www.usenix.org/nsdi08/proga
Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM and ACM SIGOPS
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 24, 2008
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Dear Colleague:

We are writing to invite you to NSDI '08, the 5th USENIX Symposium on
Networked Systems Design and Implementation, which will take place April
16-18, 2008, in San Francisco, CA.

http://www.usenix.org/nsdi08/proga

NSDI '08 focuses on the design and implementation principles of
large-scale networks and distributed systems. Our goal is to bring
together researchers from across the systems and networking
communities to foster cross-disciplinary approaches and to address
shared research challenges.

This year's outstanding program includes 30 technical papers carefully
selected from a pool of 174 submissions. These high-quality papers
represent a diverse range of hot research areas including energy, scale,
security, and fault tolerance.

In addition, NSDI '08 will feature a poster session where attendees can
discuss emerging ideas in networked systems design by talking with
leading researchers who are introducing their ongoing work. To submit a
poster, please send a proposal, one page or less, by March 10, 2008, to
nsdi08posters@usenix.org. Krishna Gummadi and Arun Venkataramani, the
poster session chairs, will send back decisions by March 23, 2008.

Please join us at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway for this inspiring
symposium covering the most innovative networked systems research. We
look forward to seeing you there.


Sincerely,

Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge
Mike Dahlin, University of Texas at Austin
nsdi08chairs@usenix.org


P.S. Don't miss these workshops co-located with NSDI '08: on April 14,
2008, Usability, Psychology, and Security 2008 (UPSEC '08); and on April
15, 2008, the First USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent
Threats (LEET '08) and the Workshop on Organizing Workshops,
Conferences, and Symposia for Computer Systems (WOWCS '08).

Title:ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award
Summary:
CALL-FOR-NOMINATIONS:
(http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~cslui/risingstar_final_version.pdf)

ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award
-----------------------------------------
The ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award will recognize a
rising star in our community who demonstrates outstanding potential for
research in the field of computer and communication performance. The  
selection
committee will focus on the impact of the candidate's work in the  
field in creating
promising new ideas, paradigms and tools, related to the "performance  
analysis of
computer and communication systems", which may be analytical or  
empirical
in nature. Depth and impact are valued over breadth of contribution for
this award. The award will be granted every other year.

The recipient of the award will be determined by a Selection Committee
consisting of five senior members of the Sigmetrics community. An
awards ceremony will take place at the ACM SIGMETRICS Conference, during
which the recipient will receive a plaque and an honorarium.

Please submit all nominations by April 15, 2008 to John C.S. Lui at
this email address: cslui@cse.cuhk.edu.hk.

APPLICATION:

Nominations for the award must include:
1. A two-page statement summarizing the candidate's research
     accomplishments.
2. A description of the significance of the work and justification of
     the nomination (2 pages maximum).
3. Curriculum vitae of the nominee, including publications.
4. Three endorsement letters from researchers in the field supporting
      the nomination. At least two of the three endorsers must be
     ACM SIGMETRICS members.
5. Copies of at least one and not more than three of the most
     significant papers or other documents that form the basis of
     the nomination.
6. A concise statement (one sentence) of the achievement(s) for
     which the award is being given.


RULES FOR NOMIANTION:

1. The nominator must be a SIGMETRICS member
2. The nominee must be either
       a. 35 years old or younger, or
       b. within 7 years of having attained their PhD.
3. The nominee cannot be any of the following:
       a. the nominator,
       b. a member of the Sigmetrics Executive Committee,
       c. a member of the Rising Star Research Award Committee
4. Nominations that do not result in an award can be resubmitted in
     subsequent years.

Title:EuroSys'08 Workshops: Collective Call For papers
Summary:
EuroSys'08 Workshops: Collective Call For papers

Workshop dates: 31st March/1st April
Call for paper deadlines: (specific to each workshop - please follow
provided links)

EuroSys 2008 is organized by EuroSys, the European Chapter of SIGOPS,
sponsored by ACM SIGOPS, in cooperation with the British Computer
Society (BCS).

EuroSys this year plays host to a number of high profile workshops that
span a number of highly topical research areas. For more information
relating to such workshops, including paper submission instructions,
please follow the links:

Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications 2008 (MINEMA)
http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/conference/minema2008/

EUROSEC		
	http://www.cs.vu.nl/eurosec08 

2nd Workshop on System-level Virtualization for High Performance
Computing (HPCVIRT)
	http://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/hpcvirt08/

Second Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management (WDDM)
	http://gorda.di.uminho.pt/wdddm08/cfp.html 

Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (REALWSN)
http://www.sics.se/realwsn08/

The First International Conference on Social Network Systems (SOCIAL
NETS)	
	http://socialnets2008.msra.cn/

2nd Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems (WRAITS)
http://wraits08.di.fc.ul.pt/

First Workshop on Isolation and Integration in Embedded Systems (IIES)
http://ess.cs.uni-dortmund.de/workshops/iies/2008/ 

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