SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (01/06/2008)


  1. Announcements:
    * PODC 20082008-02-04
    Workshop on Social Network Systems2008-02-22
    HotEmNets 20082008-02-29
    ACM SenSys 20082008-04-07

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  3. Special Announcements:
    Work-in-Progress and poster sessions for the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08)
    Call for Posters for ASPLOS XIIICall for Posters for ASPLOS XIII
    INFORMS Computing Society Newsletter

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Title:International Conference on Distributed Computing on Sensor Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-01-28
Dates:June, 11-14, 2008
Location:Santorini Island, Greece
Distributed sensor systems have become a highly active research area due to their potential for providing diverse new capabilities. Such systems allow intelligent dense monitoring of physical environments, which makes them immensely useful for data collection and analysis. The focus of the conference is on distributed computing issues in large-scale networked sensor systems (including algorithms, applications, and systematic design techniques and tools), but networking-related contributions that support high level abstractions are also welcome. Best paper awards will be given in each of the three conference technical tracks: algorithms, applications, and systems. DCOSS '08 Proceedings will appear through the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series of Springer Verlag.


PODC 2008

Title:Twenty-Seventh Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2008)
Abstract Deadline:2008-02-04
Submission Deadline:2008-02-10
Dates:August, 18-21, 2008
Location:Toronto, Canada
PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification and implementation of distributed systems. PODC is sponsored by ACM, SIGACT, and SIGOPS. 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.


Title:Second International Workshop on Scalable Data Management Applications and Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-02-15
Dates:July, 14-17, 2008
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
File systems, protocols and storage management for parallel and distributed systems. Internet services scalability. High performance I/O. Parallel and distributed databases. Performance evaluation of data management systems. Security, reliability and availability in distributed storage systems. Data management applications. Storage technology and protocols.

Workshop on Social Network Systems

Title:First Intl. Workshop on Social Network Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-02-22
Dates:April 1, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
This full-day workshop will be held the day before the main EuroSys 2008 programme, and will bring together researchers to present and discuss new ideas about social network systems. Online social networks are growing rapidly in popularity and are now among the most popular sites on the Web. They provide mechanisms for establishing online identities, sharing information, and creating relationships. The workshop focuses on understanding the systems issues associated with social networks; improved systems infrastructure to support social networks, ways of leveraging social networks in systems design, and measurement and analysis of existing social network systems. We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas.

HotEmNets 2008

Title:The Fifth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors
Submission Deadline:2008-02-29
Dates:June, 2-3, 2008
Location:Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Fifth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors brings together wireless sensor network (WSN) researchers from academic and industrial backgrounds to present groundbreaking results that will shed light on present and future research challenges. The workshop emphasizes results from experiments or deployments that quantify the challenges in the WSN systems of today and early results from new ideas that introduce promising approaches that will define the challenges in the WSN systems of tomorrow. We especially welcome papers reporting on results that refute common assumptions, deployment experiences, novel and original approaches, and, more generally, papers that will help inform and guide research.

ACM SenSys 2008

Title:The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Abstract Deadline:2008-04-07
Submission Deadline:2008-04-14
Dates:Nov, 5-7, 2008
Location:Raleigh, NC, USA
The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) is a highly selective, single-track forum for research results on systems issues in the area of embedded, networked sensors. Distributed systems based on networked sensors and actuators enable an instrumentation of the physical world at an unprecedented scale and density, enabling new generations of monitoring and control applications. SenSys provides an ideal venue to address the challenges facing the design, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensor networks require contributions from many fields including hardware, networking, embedded systems, distributed systems, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.


Title:Work-in-Progress and poster sessions for the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08)
The FAST technical sessions will include a session for
Work-in-Progress reports, preliminary results, and "outrageous"
opinion statements. We are particularly interested in presentations of
student work. To submit, please send an abstract or proposal (one page
or less, in plain text or PDF format) to by
midnight PST, Thursday, January 17, 2008.  Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified on Monday, February 4, 2007.

Poster Session
Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Held in conjunction with a happy hour, the poster session will allow
researchers to present recent and ongoing projects.  The poster
session is an excellent forum to discuss new ideas and get useful
feedback from the community. Poster submissions should include a brief
description of the research, not to exceed 2 pages in plain text or
PDF format. Send poster proposals to by
midnight PST, Thursday, January 17, 2008.  Authors of accepted posters
will be notified on Monday, February 4, 2007.
    Geoff Kuenning

FAST '08 WiPS/Poster session chair

Title:Call for Posters for ASPLOS XIIICall for Posters for ASPLOS XIII
 ASPLOS XIII (13th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems), Seattle, WA

March 1 - 5, 2008


Submissions are solicited for presentation of research posters as part of poster session to be held as part of ASPLOS-XIII. We especially encourage graduate and undergraduate students to submit their research work. Poster submissions can consist of preliminary as well as mature research efforts in areas of interest to the ASPLOS community.

Please send your poster proposals to Chandra Krintz ( with "ASPLOS POSTER SUBMISSION" as the subject) before January 25, 2008, at Noon Pacific Standard Time (PST), with the following information:

1. Title of the Poster

2. Organizers, presenters, their affiliations, and their position
Students participants should also provide the year and degree program that they are in.

3. One page abstract in PDF format. The abstract should address the three bullet points below.

Overview of the poster topic
Why the poster is appropriate for the ASPLOS audience
What the poster contributes that is novel
Please Note: Abstracts submitted after the deadline or that are longer than one page will be rejected.

Poster submissions will be reviewed for novel content and whether they are appropriate for the ASPLOS community. Authors will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by Feb 1, 2008. Students with accepted posters are eligible to receive and encouraged to apply for student travel grants. See for more information once your poster is accepted.

Title:INFORMS Computing Society Newsletter
I invite you to see the new issue of the INFORMS Computing Society 
newsletter, posted at
Of special interest are the articles:

  Supernetworks: The Origins, Some Applications, and Possibilities
  --- Anna Nagurney

  Data Mining in Industrial Applications and Innovation
  --- Andrew Kusiak 

  Search-Engine Advertising: Dynamic Auctions under 
  Performance-Based Pricing
  --- Hemant Bhargava and Juan Feng 

We have also begun looking at OR/CS education, and this issue gives 
its first report and asks for feedback and help from all.  

On behalf of ICS, I would like to see discussions, albeit
collaborations, between our roots in OR with yours in CS.  I hope 
you enjoy the entire issue and look forward to hearing from you.  
Feel free to browse our website and pass this announcement to others.

Harvey J. Greenberg
ICS News Editor


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