SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Jan-2005)


  1. Announcements:
    SIGCOMM 20052005-01-30
    EURO-PAR 20052005-01-31
    HotOS X2005-02-01
    PODC 20052005-02-07
    * SCAC 20052005-02-07
    * iWCW052005-03-08
    SOSP 20052005-03-25
    * SRUTI 20052005-03-30
    * DOA 20052005-05-24

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

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Title:ACM SIGCOMM 2005
Abstract Deadline:2005-01-30
Submission Deadline:2005-02-06
Dates:August 20-26, 2005
Location:Philadelphia, PA, USA
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.


Title:EURO-PAR 2005 TOPIC 8 - Distributed Systems and Algorithms
Submission Deadline:2005-01-31
Dates:August 30 - September 2, 2005
Location:Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Euro-Par is an annual series of international conferences dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel and distributed computing. Parallel computing is increasingly exposed to the challenges of distributed systems, such as asynchrony, long latencies, network partition, failures, disconnected operation, and protocol standardization. Witness the growth of peer-to-peer computing, the Grid and Web services. This Euro-Par topic provides a forum for research and practice, of interest to both academia and industry, about distributed computing and distributed algorithms. We encourage submission of papers across the whole area.


Title:Tenth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS X)
Submission Deadline:2005-02-01
Dates:June 12–15, 2005
Location:Santa Fe, NM, USA
The Tenth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems will bring together people conducting innovative work in the systems area for three days of interaction, with all attendees being active participants and contributors throughout the workshop. We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) ideas, or generate controversy and discussion. HotOS takes a broad view of what the systems area encompasses and seeks contributions from all fields of systems practice. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas.

PODC 2005

Title:Twenty-Fourth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2005)
Submission Deadline:2005-02-07
Dates:July 17-20, 2005
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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
Dates:April 26-28, 2005
Location:Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
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.



Title:10th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution
Abstract Deadline:2005-03-08
Submission Deadline:2005-03-15
Dates:September, 12-14, 2005
Location:Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera
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
Dates:October 23-26, 2005
Location:The Grand Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom
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.


SRUTI 2005

Title:Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet (SRUTI) Workshop
Submission Deadline:2005-03-30
Dates:July 7-8, 2005
Location:MIT, Stata Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
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.


Title:FGCS, Intl. Journal of Grid Computing, Special Issue on Fault Tolerance and Failure Recovery
Submission Deadline:2005-04-01
Dates:April 1, 2005
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
Dates:October 31- November 4, 2005
Location:Agia Napa, Cyprus
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:  SIGOPS European Chapter and Systems Conference

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 The proposed bylaws are 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

Submissions to Operating Systems Review (OSR) are now electronic as PDF attachments to electronic mail. Submit to the editor William M. Waite at "". 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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