SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (01/02/2007)


  1. Announcements:
    HotOS XI2007-01-04
    USENIX 2007 2007-01-09
    SIGCOMM 20072007-01-31
    * SASO 20072007-01-31
    * Security 20072007-02-01
    * VEE 20072007-02-05
    NOSSDAV 20072007-02-05
    * MAI'20072007-02-08
    PODC 20072007-02-12
    SIN 20072007-02-14
    * HotDEP'072007-02-15
    * IPTV 20072007-02-26
    SOSP 20072007-03-11
    QEST 20072007-03-17

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Title:11th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XI)
Submission Deadline:2007-01-04
Dates:May 7-9, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
HotOS XI 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. Continuing the HotOS tradition, this workshop will be a place to present and discuss new ideas about computer systems and how technological advances and new applications are shaping our computational infrastructure. We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions of research, advocate nontraditional approaches to old (or new) ideas, or generate insightful discussion. We particularly look for position papers containing highly original ideas.


Title:USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Submission Deadline:2007-01-09
Dates:June 17-22, 2007
Location:Santa Clara, CA, USA
Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the General Track (Systems Practice & Experience) of the 2007 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. We seek high-quality submissions 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. Authors may submit regular full papers or 6-page short papers.


Title:ACM SIGCOMM Conference
Submission Deadline:2007-01-31
Dates:Aug, 27-31, 2007
Location:Kyoto, Japan
The organization committee is most delighted to invite you to ACM SIGCOMM 2007, the first SIGCOMM in Asia to be held at Kyoto International Conference Hall in Kyoto, Japan. In addition to the main conference, SIGCOMM 2007 will have tutorials, workshops, a poster session, a student travel grant program, a GeoDiversity travel grant program, and a Student Paper Award. Please see the Web page for more information and calls for papers and workshop proposals.


SASO 2007

Title:First IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
Submission Deadline:2007-01-31
Dates:July, 9-11, 2007
Location:Boston, Mass, USA
The complexity of current computer systems has led the software engineering, distributed systems and management communities to look for inspiration in diverse fields to find new ways of designing and managing networks, systems and services. In this endeavor, self-organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising facets of a paradigm shift. Contributions should present novel theoretical results, or practical experience with building systems, tools, frameworks, etc. Contributions contrasting different approaches for engineering a given family of systems, or demonstrating the applicability of a certain approach for different systems are particularly encouraged.


Security 2007

Title:16th USENIX Security Symposium
Submission Deadline:2007-02-01
Dates:August 6–10, 2007
Location:Boston, MA, USA
The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. All researchers are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works in security or applied cryptography. Note that the USENIX Security Symposium is primarily a systems security conference. Papers whose contributions are primarily new cryptographic algorithms or protocols, cryptanalysis, electronic commerce primitives, etc., may not be appropriate for this conference.


VEE 2007

Title:2007 ACM SIGOPS/SIGPLAN International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'07)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-05
Dates:June 13-15, 2007
Location:with FCRC'07; San Diego, CA, USA
VEE brings together researchers and practitioners in the area operating systems, architecture, and programming languages, interested in emerging technologies for system and process virtualization. VEE'07 seeks original papers in areas such as high-level language VMs; language, architecture, and OS support for virtualization; virtualization for security, correctness, reliability; binary translation, interpretation, and optimization; and experience reports. Submission guidelines: Paper length: 10 pages, in ACM format Submission Deadline: Feb. 5th, 2007 General Chair: Chandra Krintz, UC Santa Barbara Program Co-Chairs: Steven Hand, Univ. of Cambridge and David Tarditi, Microsoft Research Details and program committee list available at


Title:17th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV'07)
Abstract Deadline:2007-02-05
Submission Deadline:2007-02-12
Dates:June, 4-5, 2007
Location:Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
For seventeen years, NOSSDAV has fostered cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research in multimedia and newly emerging areas such as networked games and peer-to-peer streaming. 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 and strongly encourages work in progress in emerging areas. Papers grounded in high-quality experimental research based on prototype and real systems are highly valued. Additionally, papers proposing new directions for research or calling into question existing conventional wisdom are welcomed.



Title:The 1st Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction
Submission Deadline:2007-02-08
Dates:March, 20, 2007
Location:Lisbon, Portugal, co-located with EuroSys
There is a rising demand for middleware support for multiple cross-cutting features such as security, fault tolerance, and distributed resource management. These features are currently addressed by a highly heterogeneous set of methods such as aspect-oriented programming, reflection, code annotations, and policies. Middleware systems have to exert control on applications, and applications need the right way for influencing middleware behaviour. Our ambition 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.


Title:Workshop on Experimental Computer Science
Submission Deadline:2007-02-09
Dates:June 13-14, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA (part of ACM FCRC)
Computer science has well-established theory and practice, but less focus on experimental methodologies and scientific observation. The goals of this workshop are 1.To bolster the experimental approach to computer science and increase its visibility. 2.To promote work on core methodological issues in experimental computer science. 3.To provide a venue for the publication of work on experimental computer science independent of its use in specific studies. The bulk of the program will consist of contributed technical papers. In addition, the workshop will include a measurement challenge and an experimental education roundtable. For more details, see the workshop web page.

PODC 2007

Title:26th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on the Principles of Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2007-02-12
Submission Deadline:2007-02-19
Dates:August, 12-15, 2007
Location:Oregon, Portland, USA
PODC 2007 solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems and networking. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing, including theory and practice. The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing.

SIN 2007

Title:International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-14
Dates:May 8-10, 2007
Location:Gazimagusa, North Cyprus
Proposals are invited for SIN 2007 Conference which will comprise invited talks, refereed papers, workshops and tutorials. Due dates for proposals are 31st December 2006 for workshops, 14 February 2007 for regular papers, and 21 February 2007 for tutorials proposals. Broad areas of interest in security will include, but are not limited to, the following: Access control and intrusion detection Cryptographic techniques and key management Information assurance Network security and protocols Security in information systems Security tools and development platforms Security ontology, models, protocols & policies Standards, guidelines and certification Organized by: EMU, ITU Sponsored by: TUBITAK, UEKAE Supported by: IEEE Turkey Branch & IEEE Computer Society Turkey Section.



Title:Third Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep'07)
Submission Deadline:2007-02-15
Dates:June 26, 2007
Location:Edinburgh, UK
HotDep'07 is a vehicle to build linkages between the "dependability" community (e.g., DSN and ISSRE) and the "systems" community (e.g., OSDI, SOSP, and EuroSys). HotDEP'07 will be part of DSN 2007. We're soliciting position papers (maximum 5 pages) about cutting-edge ideas that span dependability, fault tolerance, reliability and systems issues. We're looking for novel approaches, debunking of old perspectives or articulation of new ones, and new problems - and to generate healthy debate. The topics? Anything likely to be of mutual interest to our two communities.


IPTV 2007

Title:IPTV and Emerging Applications over World Wide Web
Submission Deadline:2007-02-26
Dates:May 8, 2007
Location:Banff, Alberta, Canada
Multimedia services over WWW face many technology challenges and scalability/quality problems. Building upon our success of IPTV'06 workshop(jointly held with WWW'06), this workshop intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and academy to discuss the technological advances and challenges in providing multimedia services over WWW.

SOSP 2007

Title:21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-11
Submission Deadline:2007-03-18
Dates:October 14-17, 2007
Location:Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, USA
Authors are invited to submit papers to the 21st 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.

QEST 2007

Title:4th International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-17
Submission Deadline:2007-03-24
Dates:September, 16-19, 2007
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. Performance metrics of interest include response time, reliability, availability, safety, security, survivability, correctness, timeliness, and efficiency. Areas of interest include modelling formalisms and methodologies, measurements, analytical and numerical evaluation, simulation and verification, and theory of probabilistic, concurrent and non-deterministic behaviour. Also of interest are case studies showing the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems.


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