SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (01/01/2006)


  1. Announcements:
    SPW 20062006-01-13
    USENIX 20062006-01-17
    SIGCOMM 20062006-02-03
    * SelfMan 20062006-02-08
    NOSSDAV 20062006-02-08
    EmNets 20062006-02-27
    SysML 20062006-03-03
    * QEST 20062006-03-20
    * NetEcon2006-03-27

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SPW 2006

Title:14th International Workshop on Security Protocols
Submission Deadline:2006-01-13
Dates:March 27/28/29 2006
Location:Cambridge, England
Contact Email:J.M.Hunt AT
The theme of this year's workshop is "putting the human back in the protocol". The trend over the last 30 years has been to regard humans as the least reliable (and least secure) parts of the system, but the human is often the only part of the system which is directly aware of the security requirement. Our intention is to stimulate discussion, not merely to consider finished work. As with previous years, attendance is by invitation only; to be invited you must submit a position paper. You are therefore encouraged to submit such a paper (see web site).


Title:2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX'06)
Submission Deadline:2006-01-17
Dates:May 30 - June 3, 2006
Location:Boston, MA, USA
The Program Committee for the Systems Practice & Experience Track (formerly the the Refereed Papers General Track) is seeking your participation. Please note that the submissions deadline is January 17, 2006. Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers that further the knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on practical implementations and experimental results. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on experience with computer systems. The USENIX conference has a broad scope, and we encourage papers in a wide range of topics in systems.


Title:ACM SIGCOMM 2006
Abstract Deadline:2006-02-03
Submission Deadline:2006-02-10
Dates:September 11-15, 2006
Location:Pisa, Italy
Contact Email:
The SIGCOMM 2006 conference 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. SIGCOMM is a selective conference where full papers typically report novel results firmly substantiated by experimentation, simulation, or analysis.


SelfMan 2006

Title:2nd IEEE International Workshop on Self-Managed Networks, Systems & Services
Submission Deadline:2006-02-08
Dates:June 16, 2006
Location:Dublin, Ireland
As the networks, systems and services that sustain our day-to-day IT and communication infrastructures become increasingly complex, traditional solutions to manage and control them seem to have reached their limits. Researchers are thus testing alternate paradigms to organize these infrastructures. In recent years, self-* principles have raised much interest in integrated management, networking, distributed systems and software engineering. During this workshop, we wish to gather people with different backgrounds to analyze and discuss the potential of self-* technologies for managing and controlling networks, systems and services. Areas of interest include self-management, self-organization, self-adaptability, self- monitoring, self-tuning, self-repair and self-configuration.


Title:The 16th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
Abstract Deadline:2006-02-08
Submission Deadline:2006-02-15
Dates:May, 22-23, 2006
Location:Newport, Rhone Island, USA
NOSSDAV fosters cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research in multimedia and newly emerging areas. 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. Papers grounded in experimental research based on prototype and real systems are highly valued. Papers proposing new directions for research or calling into question existing conventional wisdom are welcomed. NOSSDAV will give extra consideration to papers where the source code to experimental or real systems is released and to papers that aim to comprehensively validate previous work in some topic within multimedia.

EmNets 2006

Title:3rd IEEE Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets'06)
Submission Deadline:2006-02-27
Dates:May 30-31, 2006
Location:Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
The Third Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets 2006) will focus on groundbreaking research in wireless sensor systems with an emphasis on three topic areas: (1) Emerging research directions for sensor networks; (2) Application experiences; and (3) Early results from new research efforts. In keeping with the focused workshop format, EmNets encourages submissions that present exciting new work, challenge conventional ideas, propose new research directions, evaluate real-world applications and deployments, and generate controversy. We especially welcome papers reporting on highly original or risky research, position papers, and reports on application experiences and deployments.

SysML 2006

Title:First Workshop on Tackling Computer Systems Problems with Machine Learning Techniques
Submission Deadline:2006-03-03
Dates:June 27, 2006
Location:Saint-Malo, France
More and more researchers are borrowing machine learning techniques to attack a wide-range of systems problems, from reliability and performance in large-scale systems and networks to power efficiency in sensor networks and self-configuration in complicated systems. Regardless of the domain, applying machine learning techniques requires us to deal with many similar issues, from scalably collecting training data to interpreting and responding to algorithm results. We invite submissions of short position papers or reports of early work, and especially encourage reports of experiences with real-world systems and lessons likely to be applicable across a variety of computer systems.


QEST 2006

Title:3rd International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems
Abstract Deadline:2006-03-20
Submission Deadline:2006-03-27
Dates:September 11-14, 2006
Location:Riverside, CA, USA
The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST) is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements, possibly incorporating non-deterministic behavior. Quantitative properties of interest include performance, reliability, availability, safety, security, survivability, correctness, timeliness, and efficiency. In short, QEST aims to create a sound methodological basis for assessing and designing trustworthy computing systems and networks.



Title:Workshop on the Economics of Networked Systems
Submission Deadline:2006-03-27
Dates:June 11, 2006
Location:Ann Arbor, Michigan
NetEcon merges two workshops held in previous years: P2PEcon (Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems) and PINS (Practice and Theory of Incentives in Networked Systems). The workshop solicits 6-page position papers that will promote a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas on the role of incentives and game-theoretic or economic principles in the design and analysis of networked systems. Contexts of particular interest for this workshop include Internet routing and traffic control, peer-to-peer services, distributed hosting platforms (utilities or grids), and wireless mesh networks.


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