SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (02/02/2009)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    * Euro-Par 20092009-01-31http://europar2009.ewi.tudelft.nl
    EuroSys SNS 20092009-02-02http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~stein/SocialNets-2009/
    PODC 20092009-02-02http://www.podc.org/podc2009/main.shtml
    * MMCS'092009-02-09http://www.cercs.gatech.edu/mmcs09/
    * FAST '09 (Call for Participation)2009-02-09http://www.usenix.org/fast09/
    JSSPP 20092009-02-13http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~feit/parsched/
    * ASPLOS 2009 (POSTER SESSION DEADLINE EXTENDED)2009-02-13http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/posters_cfp.htm
    VTDC-092009-02-20http://grid-appliance.org/vtdc09
    ECAP 2009/PCS Track2009-02-23http://pcs.essex.ac.uk/ecap09/cfp.html
    * ASPLOS 2009 (Wild and Crazy Ideas Session)2009-02-23http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~seth/wild-and-crazy09/
    * ACDC 20092009-02-27http://www.cs.duke.edu/nicl/acdc09/
    * LSAP20092009-03-01http://www.lsap2009.org
    SOSP 20092009-03-02http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09
    WOSN 20092009-03-06http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2009/workshops/wosn/
    * SDMAS'092009-03-06http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas09/index.shtml
    ASPLOS 2009 Workshop and Tutorials (Call for Participation)2009-03-07http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/workshops_tutorials.htm
    * ASPLOS 2009 (Call for Participation)2009-03-07http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/
    * LDAC 20092009-03-09http://www.sbc.org.br/ladc
    * MAI'092009-03-12http://mai09.di.fc.ul.pt/
    PACT 20092009-03-20http://pact09.renci.org/
    * IISWC 20092009-04-17http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2009/index.htm

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    Virtual Machines In Pervasive Computing
    Four SIGOPS Members Named 2008 ACM Fellows -- Hari Balakrishnan, Roy Levin, Mendel Rosenblum, and Doug Terry.

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW THIS MONTH!

Euro-Par 2009

Title:15-th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2009-01-31
Submission Deadline:2009-02-07
Webpage:http://europar2009.ewi.tudelft.nl
Dates:August, 25-28, 2009
Location:Delft, the Netherlands
Contact Email:europar2009@tudelft.nl
Synopsis:
Euro-Par is an annual series of international conferences dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel and distributed computing. Euro-Par focuses on all aspects of hardware, software, algorithms and applications in this field. The objective of Euro-Par is to provide a forum for the promotion of parallel and distributed computing both as an industrial technique and an academic discipline, extending the frontier of both the state of the art and the state of the practice.

EuroSys SNS 2009

Title:2009 ACM EuroSys Workshop on Social Network Systems
Abstract Deadline:2009-02-02
Submission Deadline:2009-02-16
Webpage:http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~stein/SocialNets-2009/
Dates:March 31, 2009
Location:Nuremberg, Germany
Contact Email:stein@facebook.com
Synopsis:
This workshop will gather researchers to discuss online social networks from the perspective of computer systems design. The workshop topics will include; how can databases, operating systems, and file systems be improved (performance, security, and robustness) for social networks? how can social graph knowledge be used to improve computer systems?, and what have we learned from existing deployed systems and does this lead to models and characterization? The workshop emphasizes novel and exploratory work.

PODC 2009

Title:28th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2009-02-02
Submission Deadline:2009-09-02
Webpage:http://www.podc.org/podc2009/main.shtml
Dates:August, 10-13, 2009
Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Email:petr@net.t-labs.tu-berlin.de
Synopsis:
PODC solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing from theoretical or experimental viewpoints. The common goal is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing.

NEW THIS MONTH!

MMCS'09

Title:2nd Workshop on Managed Many-Core Systems (
Submission Deadline:2009-02-09
Webpage:http://www.cercs.gatech.edu/mmcs09/
Dates:03/07/2009
Location:Washington, DC (co-located with ASPLOS)
Contact Email:dilmasilva@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
This workshop addresses software challenges in homogeneous and heterogeneous many-core systems. Current approaches to resource management and virtualization are based on small-scale SMP architectures, and they fall short in terms of high-end scalability and support for heterogeneity and fine-grain parallelism. We aim at assessing new needs and their corresponding approaches, abstractions, and mechanisms for resource management issues such as scheduling, synchronization, caching, power management, and system monitoring. We welcome both technical papers, describing ongoing research and preliminary insights, and position papers that introduce and argue for novel views.

NEW THIS MONTH!

FAST '09 (Call for Participation)

Title:7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09)
Submission Deadline:2009-02-09
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/fast09/
Dates:February 24-27, 2009
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
We are writing to remind you that the Early Bird Registration Deadline for the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09) is less than a month away. Register by Monday, February 9, to save! http://www.usenix.org/fast09/progb

JSSPP 2009

Title:14th WORKSHOP ON JOB SCHEDULING STRATEGIES FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING (JSSPP'09)
Submission Deadline:2009-02-13
Webpage:http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~feit/parsched/
Dates:May 29, 2009
Location:Rome, Italy
Contact Email:jssppw@gmail.com
Synopsis:
he JSSPP workshop, regularly ranked in the top 10% of Citeseer's impact lists, addresses most aspects of parallel scheduling. More than ever, this topic has grown in relevance and scope, and includes not only traditional supercomputers and clusters, but also emerging platforms and paradigms, such as multi-core and many-core systems, virtualization, Grids, and cloud computing. Please see website (http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~feit/parsched/) for more details.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ASPLOS 2009 (POSTER SESSION DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Title:Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-02-13
Webpage:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/posters_cfp.htm
Dates:March, 8, 2009
Location:Washington, DC
Contact Email:jinyang@cs.nyu.edu
Synopsis:
THE DEADLINE FOR THE POSTER SESSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 13. The student poster session is an excellent venue for graduate and undergraduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research work. The poster session features short presentations by student speakers followed by informal one-on-one interactions between presenters and other conference participants. Instructions for submitting posters to ASPLOS'09 are given on the conference website.

VTDC-09

Title:3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)
Submission Deadline:2009-02-20
Webpage:http://grid-appliance.org/vtdc09
Dates:June, 15, 2009
Location:Barcelona, Spain
Contact Email:renato@acis.ufl.edu
Synopsis:
VTDC-09 will be hosted in conjunction with ICAC 2009. This workshop is a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences studying the challenges and opportunities created by IaaS/cloud computing and virtualization technologies. VTDC brings together researchers in academia and industry who are involved in research, development and planning activities involving the use of virtualization in the context of distributed systems, where the opportunities and challenges with respect to the management of such virtualized systems is of interest to the ICAC community at large.

ECAP 2009/PCS Track

Title:Philosophy of Computer Science track, 7th European conference on Computing And Philosophy 2009
Submission Deadline:2009-02-23
Webpage:http://pcs.essex.ac.uk/ecap09/cfp.html
Dates:July, 2-4, 2009
Location:Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Contact Email:pcs@essex.ac.uk
Synopsis:
THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Special issue of Minds and Machines (2010) and Track in the 7th European conference on Computing And Philosophy—ECAP 2009 THEME We invite submissions concerned with philosophical issues that arise from reflection upon the nature and practice of the academic discipline of computer science. In particular we welcome submissions concerned with issues and questions such as those listed in the full call for papers: http://pcs.essex.ac.uk/ecap09/cfp.html

NEW THIS MONTH!

ASPLOS 2009 (Wild and Crazy Ideas Session)

Title:Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-02-23
Webpage:http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~seth/wild-and-crazy09/
Dates:March, 9, 2009
Location:Washington, DC
Contact Email:seth@cs.cmu.edu
Synopsis:
The Wild and Crazy Idea (WACI) session is the voice of more forward-looking, but less developed, material. The goal is to free presenters from the reins of quantitative analysis, thus making it easier to feel the joy of revolutionary (as opposed to incremental) research. As such, revolutionary research should inspire, not seek to recommend a concrete design. More details about the WACI session can be found at the given website.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ACDC 2009

Title:Workshop on Automated Control for Datacenters and Clouds
Submission Deadline:2009-02-27
Webpage:http://www.cs.duke.edu/nicl/acdc09/
Dates:June 19 2009
Location:Barcelona, Spain (with ICAC 2009)
Contact Email:chase@cs.duke.edu
Synopsis:
Large-scale server farms of all kinds share many common challenges. Automated techniques will play a critical role in reasoning about and orchestrating the behaviors of these systems. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on automated control for cluster computing, large-scale Internet services, cloud computing infrastructures, enterprise datacenters, and other server farms. The workshop focuses on the separation of application concerns from infrastructure, resource, power and other management issues.

NEW THIS MONTH!

LSAP2009

Title:Workshop on Large-Scale System and Application Performance
Submission Deadline:2009-03-01
Webpage:http://www.lsap2009.org
Dates:June, 9 or 10, 2009
Location:Munich, Germany
Contact Email:d.h.j.epema@tudelft.nl
Synopsis:
Computer systems and applications have grown to unprecedented scales. Large clusters serving millions of search requests per day, grids executing large parameter sweeps consisting of thousands of jobs, and supercomputers running complex e-science applications, have now hundreds of thousands of processing cores. Also, clouds are emerging as a large-scale computing infrastructure, peer-to-peer systems dominate the internet, and internet applications such as massive multiplayer online games are very popular. Understanding the performance of large-scale computer systems and applications has become vital to institutional, commercial, and private interests. This workshop focuses on performance evaluation methods, tools, and studies related to large scale.

SOSP 2009

Title:22nd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-02
Submission Deadline:2009-03-09
Webpage:http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09
Dates:October 11-14, 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana
Contact Email:Jeanna Matthews <jnm@clarkson.edu>
Synopsis:
We are pleased to announce that the 22cd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP09) will be held October 11-14, 2009 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. SOSP is the world's premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, vendors and teachers of operating system technology. SOSP takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobility, security, embedded systems, fault tolerance, system management, peer to peer systems, and virtualization. We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages and databases. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialog, or reflects on experience with or measurements of state of the art implementations. Full call for papers available at http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09/cfp.html.

WOSN 2009

Title:2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Online Social Networks
Submission Deadline:2009-03-06
Webpage:http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2009/workshops/wosn/
Dates:August 17th or 21st, 2009 (TBD)
Location:Barcelona, Spain
Contact Email:bala@research.att.com
Synopsis:
The goal of the 2nd WOSN is to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of relevance to communications systems, involving novel ideas and applications, and experimental results. The workshop solicits original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We encourage papers that propose new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop.

NEW THIS MONTH!

SDMAS'09

Title:3rd International Workshop on Scalable Distributed and Multi/Many-core Applications and Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-03-06
Webpage:http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas09/index.shtml
Dates:13-16 July 2009
Location:Las Vegas, NV, USA
Contact Email:josedaniel.garcia@uc3m.es
Synopsis:
The Third International Workshop on Scalable Distributed and Multi/Many-core Applications and Systems aims to be a forum where researchers and practitioners address the challenges in the design, development and evaluation of scalable computing system. The wokshop will focus specially in the scalability of multi/many-core systems, the impact of that technology on mainstream distributed computing and the common patters between both technologies. TOPICS: Scalability in Multi-core and Many-core sytstems Scalability in Cluster Computing Scalability in Grid and Cloud Computing Scalability in Web systems

ASPLOS 2009 Workshop and Tutorials (Call for Participation)

Title:International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems Workshops and Tutorials
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-07
Submission Deadline:2009-03-08
Webpage:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/workshops_tutorials.htm
Dates:March, 7-8, 2009
Location:Washington, DC
Contact Email:sandhya@cs.rochester.edu
Synopsis:
ASPLOS 2009 Workshops and Tutorials are posted on the conference website.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ASPLOS 2009 (Call for Participation)

Title:Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-07
Submission Deadline:2009-03-11
Webpage:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/
Dates:March, 7-11, 2009
Location:Washington, DC, USA
Contact Email:mji@cse.psu.edu
Synopsis:
The ASPLOS 2009 preliminary technical program and hotel reservation information are posted on the conference website. To get the conference rate for the hotel, rooms must be reserved by February 14th. The ASPLOS 2009 registration website is open: http://www.regmaster.com/conf/asplos2009.html The early registration deadline is February 20th, 2009.

NEW THIS MONTH!

LDAC 2009

Title:Fourth Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing
Submission Deadline:2009-03-09
Webpage:http://www.sbc.org.br/ladc
Dates:September, 1-4, 2009
Location:Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Contact Email:dilmasilva@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
LADC is the major Latin-American event dedicated to discussing the many issues related to computer system dependability. This fourth edition is going to occur in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. The LADC program will present technical sessions, workshops, student forum, tutorials and keynote talks from top international experts in the area. The symposium scope spans system, software, and hardware issues.

NEW THIS MONTH!

MAI'09

Title:3rd Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction (MAI'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-12
Submission Deadline:2009-05-01
Webpage:http://mai09.di.fc.ul.pt/
Dates:June, 12th, 2009
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Email:ws-mai@cs.tcd.ie
Synopsis:
There is a rising demand for middleware support for multiple cross-cutting features such as security, fault tolerance, and distributed resource management. In adaptive systems, the middleware has to exert control on applications, and vice versa. Middleware systems need the right access to applications running on top; applications need the right way for influencing middleware behavior. The goal of MAI'09 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 of middleware infrastructures.

PACT 2009

Title:The Eighteenth International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-20
Submission Deadline:2009-03-27
Webpage:http://pact09.renci.org/
Dates:September, 12-16, 2009
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Contact Email:mzahran@acm.org
Synopsis:
PACT is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from the hardware and software areas to present ground-breaking research related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and large scale systems.

NEW THIS MONTH!

IISWC 2009

Title:2009 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2009-04-17
Submission Deadline:2009-04-24
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2009/index.htm
Dates:October 4-6, 2009
Location:Austin, TX, USA
Contact Email:onur@cmu.edu
Synopsis:
IISWC is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge as the diversity and performance of computers increase. 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 the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on them. We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing system workloads.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:Virtual Machines In Pervasive Computing
Summary:
IEEE Pervasive Computing invites submissions on the use of virtual
machines in pervasive computing.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 May 2009 
First decisions: 16 June 2009
Revisions due: 7 July 2009
Final Acceptances: 21 July 2009
Issue to press: September 2009
Author guidelines: www.computer.org/pervasive/author.htm 
Submission address: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pc-cs

Virtual machines provide a computing container that appears to be a
physical computer and that can run a conventional OS and
applications. Such virtual machines are now in wide use in datacenter
and desktop computing, and multiple benefits are being realized from
their use. These include the ability to easily encapsulate, deploy,
clone, and manage applications, run multiple computing environments on
the same system without sacrificing performance or security isolation,
move running environments between systems, and recover quickly from
hardware failures.

With the growing number of increasingly capable pervasive devices,
virtual machines are becoming popular in pervasive computing. While
the benefits mentioned above also apply to pervasive computing, their
realization is complicated by the intrinsic differences of pervasive
and desktop/datacenter computing - mobility, distrusted systems,
limited energy sources and other resource constraints, personal use of
multiple devices, etc. This special issue is focused on better
understanding these complications, exploring solutions to them, and
evaluating pervasive-computing specific benefits of
virtualization. Example topics for this special issue include but are
not limited to the following

* applications or services built on top of virtual machines, including
  Virtual Appliances, Virtual Appliance ensembles, and Virtual Desktop
  solutions

* creation and distribution of virtual machines including image
  management, end-user experience, payment models/mechanisms, patch and
  update mechanisms, and trust

* mechanisms for deploying such applications/services to
  mobile/ubiquitous devices

* management of such deployed virtual machines including mechanisms
  for discontinuous management and digital rights management

* migration of virtual machines between mobile/ubiquitous devices
  including mechanisms for addressing virtual-machine data loss,
  network-speed discontinuities, and dissimilar platform capabilities

* security and privacy concerns from the perspective of users of
  virtual machines or computing platform providers including mechanisms
  for enforcing or increasing trust between these two groups

* all aspects of performance including the performance impact of
  running mobile/pervasive applications within virtual machines,
  downloading virtual machines, and distributing updates/patches for
  them

* hardware support for making virtualization more viable on resource
  constrained mobile/pervasive devices such as cell phones

* case studies reporting the experience and lessoned-learned from the
  development, deployment, use, or maintenance of virtual-machine-based
  pervasive applications or solutions

* services that operate below the virtual machine that enable
  pervasive computing, such as update or patching services or encryption
  services

* surveys 

Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long and should follow the
magazine's guidelines on style and presentation. All submissions will
be peer-reviewed in accordance with normal practice for scientific
publications. Submissions should be received by 1 May 2009 to receive
full consideration.

In addition to full-length submissions, we also invite
work-in-progress submissions of 250 words or less (submit to
pervasive@computer.org) These will not be peer-reviewed but will be
reviewed by the Department Editor, Anthony Joseph, and, if accepted,
edited by the staff into a feature for the issue. The deadline for
work-in-progress submissions is 1 September 2009.

Guest Editors:
  Keith Farkas, VMware Inc. (kfarkas@vmware.com)
  Chandra Narayanaswami, IBM (chandras@us.ibm.com)
  Jason Nieh, Columbia (nieh@cs.columbia.edu)

Title:Four SIGOPS Members Named 2008 ACM Fellows -- Hari Balakrishnan, Roy Levin, Mendel Rosenblum, and Doug Terry.
Summary:
ACM has announced that it had recognized 44 of its members for
their contributions to “computing technology that have generated 
a broad range of innovations to industry, commerce, entertainment, 
and education.”

Four of the 2008 ACM Fellows are SIGOPS members: Hari Balakrishnan, 
Roy Levin, Mendel Rosenblum, and Doug Terry. 

Congratulations!

For a complete list of all 2008 ACM Fellows, please see:
http://fellows.acm.org/

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