SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (2-Jan-2004)



Title:ACM SIGCOMM 2004
Conference:August 30 - September 3, 2004
Location:Portland, OR, USA
SIGCOMM 2004 seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer and data communication networks. We invite submissions on network architecture, design, implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and simulation. We welcome both full papers (14 pages) and position papers (8 pages). Tutorials and workshops will be held as part of the program, and proposals will be gladly accepted. The conference will also include Poster sessions, primarily aimed at student submissions, a Student Paper Award, Student Travel Grants, and a SIGCOMM Award recognizing lifetime contributions.

Title:Twenty-Third Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Conference:July 25-28, 2004
Location:St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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. This year, we have a special track to emphasize the area of Algorithms and Data Structures for the Internet. We also continue to actively seek papers in areas emphasized in recent PODCs, such as the implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of real systems and the intersection of security and distributed computing.

Title:The 6th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application
Conference:August 23-26, 2004
Location:Toulouse, France
The 6th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application IFIP Conference, organized by IFIP Working Groups WG8.8 and WG11.2. Since 1994, CARDIS has been the premier international research conference dedicated to smart cards and their applications. The smart card, or, by extension, smart device with its processing power and link to its owner, is the good candidate for the person representation in the Information Society. CARDIS conferences gather researchers and technologists who are focused in all aspects of the design, development, deployment, validation and application of smart cards or smart personal devices.

Title:14th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
Conference:June 16-18, 2004
Location:Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
NOSSDAV, now in its 14th year, is a well-established workshop that has traditionally attracted researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of multimedia systems, networking, and applications. NOSSDAV 2004 seeks to build on this foundation while also expanding into emerging areas such as network gaming, peer-to-peer streaming, and mobile multimedia. The workshop will provide an interactive forum for presenting and discussing early-stage work and speculative ideas. The workshop venue is located on the scenic southern coast of Ireland and is within easy reach of major European and U.S. cities.

Title:Eleventh ACM SIGOPS European Workshop
Conference:September 20-22, 2004
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop reporting on original research related to the design, implementation, and analysis of computer systems. We seek contributions from all fields of systems practice.

Title:Eleventh International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Conference:October 9-13, 2004
Location:Boston, MA, USA
ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference that seeks cross-fertilizing research in areas of hardware, architecture, compilers, operating systems, networking, and applications. It has captured some of the major computer systems innovations of the past 15 years. Today multi-disciplinary research is becoming even more important, as boundaries between hardware/software and local/network computing blur, as the form and capabilities of computing devices becomes ever more varied, and as the user-base and applications expand exponentially. Like its predecessors, the eleventh ASPLOS conference will focus on ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research. In addition, the program committee welcomes research papers on a wide range of non-traditional topics that emphasize the multi-disciplinary aspects of their work.

Title:Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence -- Mobility, Ubiquity and Wearables Get Together
Conference:Special Issue for Computers & Graphics (Elsevier)
High quality original manuscripts are sought for a special issue of Computers & Graphics on Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence -- Mobility, Ubiquity and Wearables Get Together. Ambient Intelligence is a keyword that suggests an ambitious vision of the future: a world in which computers adapt to people, instead of being the other way round, as it happens today. This vision requires high quality research in a large number of computer science topics that range from hardware specific devices and operating systems to advanced multimodal user interfaces. (More details in the web page).

Title:Building and Evaluating Ubiquitous System Software
IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine invites articles relating to system software for ubiquitous computing environments. We welcome papers that provide new software paradigms or algorithms, or relate implementation experience that other researchers can build upon. Successful submissions will clearly address an explicit ubiquitous system model and problem statement, which the authors relate to existing research. They will evaluate the proposed solution and so contribute to our knowledge of software for these systems in general.

Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
Conference:December 6-8, 2004
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
OSDI 2004 will bring together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software. Emphasizing both innovative research and quantified experience, OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from all fields of systems practice including, but not limited to: operating systems, networking, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, and the interaction of hardware and software development. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas or groundbreaking results that push the frontier of systems research.

Title:6th International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA 2004)
Conference:DOA 2004/October 25-29 2004
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:  SOSP Video Archive
The video archive of talks at SOSP 2003 is now available at the conference Web page:


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