SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (01/05/2011)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    * USENIX FAST ’11 (Call for Participation)2010-09-02http://usenix.org/events/fast11/
    OMG RTWS2010-11-26http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/realtime2011/index.htm
    ICAC 20112011-01-08http://icac2011.cs.fiu.edu
    USENIX ATC 20112011-01-12http://www.usenix.org/event/atc11/
    WoDet 20112011-01-14https://sites.google.com/site/2ndwodet/
    * CloudCP 20112011-01-14http://www.wikibench.eu/CloudCP2011/
    * GPC 20112011-01-16http://www.cse.oulu.fi/GPC2011
    * USENIX HotPar '112011-01-16http://www.usenix.org/events/hotpar11/
    MSST 20112011-01-17http://www.storageconference.org
    * CSC 20112011-01-17http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~cca/csc2011/
    HPDC 20112011-01-17http://www.hpdc.org/2011/
    * USENIX WebApps '112011-01-21http://www.usenix.org/events/webapps11/
    * USENIX LEET '112011-01-25http://www.usenix.org/events/leet11/
    SNAPI'112011-01-28http://snapi2011.cis.fiu.edu
    SYSTOR 20112011-01-31http://www.haifa.il.ibm.com/conferences/systor2011
    LSAP20112011-01-31http://www.lsap2011.org
    * USENIX Security ’112011-02-10http://www.usenix.org/events/sec11/
    SAR-SSI 20112011-02-14http://sarssi-conf.org/i
    * HotDep '112011-03-01http://hotdep2011.cis.upenn.edu/
    * USENIX HotStorage '112011-03-09http://usenix.org/events/hotstorage11/cfp/
    SIROCCO 20112011-03-10http://www.sirocco2011.org/
    SOSP 20112011-03-11http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp11
    * USENIX EVT/WOTE '112011-04-20http://www.usenix.org/events/evtwote11/
    ACM SOCC 20112011-04-21http://socc2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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USENIX FAST ’11 (Call for Participation)

Title:FAST ’11: 9th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Abstract Deadline:2010-09-02
Submission Deadline:2011-02-17
Webpage:http://usenix.org/events/fast11/
Dates:February, 15-17, 2011
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
File systems and storage continue to be active focus areas for researchers and technologists in operating systems, computer architecture, distributed systems, networking, mobile computing, and computational science. FAST brings together storage specialists from all of these areas in a unified, high-quality forum to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.

OMG RTWS

Title:OMG Workshop on Real-time, Embedded and Enterprise-Scale Time-Critical Systems
Abstract Deadline:2010-11-26
Submission Deadline:2011-03-07
Webpage:http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/realtime2011/index.htm
Dates:March, 22-24, 2011
Location:Arlington, VA, USA
Contact Email:andrew@omg.org
Synopsis:
Software standards for real-time, embedded and enterprise-scale time-critical systems must support stringent resource, reliability, and timing requirements. The challenge is particularly acute for middleware standards, which must cope with performance and reliability variations of the underlying infrastructure. The goal of the workshop is to identify the state of the art and disseminate current best practice in real-time systems of all types and scales (from small-scale embedded applications to the largest enterprise-scale distributed systems) for the benefit of standards users, researchers and implementers. Relevant standards include DDS, CORBA, Java, UML, UPDM, SysML.

ICAC 2011

Title:The 8th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC2010)
Submission Deadline:2011-01-08
Webpage:http://icac2011.cs.fiu.edu
Dates:June, 14-18th, 2011
Location:Karlsruhe, Germany
Contact Email:icac2011@cis.fiu.edu
Synopsis:
ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing applications, technology and foundations. Autonomic computing refers to methods and means for reducing the human burden of managing computing systems. Systems introducing new autonomic features are becoming increasingly prevalent, motivating research that spans a variety of areas, from computer systems, architecture, databases and networks to machine learning, control theory, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to address the multiple facets of adaptation and self-management in computing systems and applications from different perspectives.

USENIX ATC 2011

Title:2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Submission Deadline:2011-01-12
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/atc11/
Dates:June, 15-17, 2011
Location:Portland, OR, USA
Contact Email:nieh@cs.columbia.edu
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the 2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. We seek high-quality submissions that further the knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on practical experience with computer systems. USENIX ATC has a broad scope, and specific topics of interest include but are not limited to: Architectural interaction Cloud computing Deployment experience Distributed and parallel systems Embedded systems Energy/power management File and storage systems Mobile, wireless, and sensor systems Networking and network services Operating systems Reliability, availability, and scalability Security, privacy, and trust System and network management and troubleshooting Usage studies and workload characterization Virtualization

WoDet 2011

Title:2nd Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming
Submission Deadline:2011-01-14
Webpage:https://sites.google.com/site/2ndwodet/
Dates:March 6, 2011
Location:Newport Beach, CA, USA
Contact Email:bryan.ford@yale.edu
Synopsis:
The Second Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming is an across-the-stack forum to discuss the role of a wide range of correctness properties in parallel and concurrent programming. While determinism is an important theme, the scope of the workshop includes other correctness properties for parallel programs and systems. The workshop will be a full day event with a few invited talks, a moderated debate, and technical sessions for short peer-reviewed papers discussing ideas, positions, or preliminary research results.

NEW THIS MONTH!

CloudCP 2011

Title:1st International Workshop on Cloud Computing Platforms
Submission Deadline:2011-01-14
Webpage:http://www.wikibench.eu/CloudCP2011/
Dates:04/10/2011
Location:Salzburg, Austria
Contact Email:gpierre@cs.vu.nl
Synopsis:
CloudCP 2011 investigates the needs and requirements from different, potential cloud application domains, and especially how cloud computing platforms (IaaS, PaaS, and their integration) can be built in order to meet these requirements. The workshop’s focus is on building suitable and high-performance cloud computing platforms. We aim to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the technical aspects of cloud computing. The focus of the workshop is on novel, practical, systems-oriented work.

NEW THIS MONTH!

GPC 2011

Title:Grid and Pervasive Computing 2011: Extended deadline Jan 16
Submission Deadline:2011-01-16
Webpage:http://www.cse.oulu.fi/GPC2011
Dates:May, 11-13, 2011
Location:Oulu, Finland
Contact Email:gpc2011.oulu.finland@gmail.com
Synopsis:
Grid and Pervasive Computing covers research issues and challenges in the field of computer science and engineering in areas of grid and pervasive computing. Grid computing connects computer resources from multiple domains for solving computationally complex scientific, technical or business problems in a distributed fashion. Pervasive computing aims at creating computational devices and systems that will blend into environment to support everyday human activities via natural human computer interaction.

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX HotPar '11

Title:HotPar '11: 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism
Abstract Deadline:2011-01-16
Submission Deadline:2011-01-25
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/hotpar11/
Dates:May, 26-27, 2011
Location:Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
The 3rd USENIX HotPar '11 brings together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. Multicore and multithreaded processors are the pervasive computing platform of the future. This trend is driven by limits on energy consumption in computer systems and the poor energy performance of conventional microprocessors. Parallel architectures can potentially mitigate these problems, but this new computer architecture will be successful only if languages, systems, and applications can take advantage of parallel hardware. Navigating this change will require new parallel programming paradigms, new methods of application design, new structures for system software, and new models of interaction among applications, compilers, operating systems, and hardware.

MSST 2011

Title:27th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies
Submission Deadline:2011-01-17
Webpage:http://www.storageconference.org
Dates:May, 26-27, 2011
Location:Denver, Colorado, USA
Contact Email:brinkman@upb.de
Synopsis:
The 27th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST) offers a full week dedicated to storage technology. This year’s conference will include a two—day research track of peer—reviewed papers on the design, implementation, and analysis of storage systems on May 26th and 27th. As with prior MSST conferences, this conference will be a top‐quality venue for presenting the latest research and development in storage systems and for meeting with colleagues from industry, academia, and government.

NEW THIS MONTH!

CSC 2011

Title:Workshop on Cryptography and Security in Clouds
Submission Deadline:2011-01-17
Webpage:http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~cca/csc2011/
Dates:March, 15-16, 2011
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Email:csc2011@zurich.ibm.com.
Synopsis:
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in cryptography and security, from academia and industry, who are interested in the security of current and future cloud computing technology. Topics include: Data privacy and integrity Proofs of storage Remote attestation and verification Secure outsourcing of computation Verification of outsourced computation Storage integrity Private remote storage Obfuscation of programs and data Identity management in cloud computing Robust generation of cryptographic random bits Cryptosystems with conditional decryption (such as searchable encryption or functional encryption) Trusted computing Virtualization security

HPDC 2011

Title:The 20th International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2011-01-17
Submission Deadline:2011-01-24
Webpage:http://www.hpdc.org/2011/
Dates:June, 8-11, 2011
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
Contact Email:jarusl@cs.northwestern.edu
Synopsis:
The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing is the premier conference for presenting the latest research on the design, implementation, evaluation, and use of parallel and distributed systems for high end computing. This year, HPDC is affiliated with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference in San Jose, California. HPDC will be held on June 9-11 2011 with affiliated workshops taking place on June 8th. Submissions are welcomed on all forms of high performance parallel and distributed computing, including but not limited to clusters, clouds, grids, utility computing, data-intensive computing, multicore and parallel computing.

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX WebApps '11

Title:WebApps '11: 2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development
Submission Deadline:2011-01-21
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/webapps11/
Dates:June, 15-16, 2011
Location:Portland, OR, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
WebApps '11 is designed to bring together experts in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. Like the inaugural WebApps '10, WebApps '11 seeks to attract cutting-edge research that advances the state of the art, not only on novel Web applications but also on infrastructure, tools, and techniques that support the development, analysis/testing, operation, or deployment of those applications.

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX LEET '11

Title:LEET '11: 4th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats
Submission Deadline:2011-01-25
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/leet11/
Dates:March, 29, 2011
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Now in its fourth year, LEET continues to be a unique and leading forum for the discussion of threats to the confidentiality of our data, the integrity of digital transactions, and the dependability of the technologies we increasingly rely upon. LEET aims to be a true workshop, with the twin goals of fostering the development of preliminary work and helping to unify the broad community of researchers and practitioners who focus on worms, bots, spam, spyware, phishing, DDoS, and the ever-increasing palette of large-scale Internet-based threats.

SNAPI'11

Title:7th IEEE Storage Networking Architecture and Parallel I/O (SNAPI'11)
Submission Deadline:2011-01-28
Webpage:http://snapi2011.cis.fiu.edu
Dates:May, 25, 2011
Location:Denver, Colorado, USA
Contact Email:snapi2011@cs.fiu.edu
Synopsis:
The 7th IEEE Storage Networking Architecture and Parallel I/O (SNAPI'11) Workshop aims to highlight the latest research in the architecture, design, implementation, and evaluation of local and networked storage and parallel I/O systems. The workshop is co-located with the 27th IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST'11) that features a full week dedicated to "all things storage". The SNAPI'11 workshop, held in the middle of the MSST week, will feature a full day of technical papers that showcase the latest work from the academia, the labs, and the industry.

SYSTOR 2011

Title:The 4th Annual International Systems and Storage Conference
Submission Deadline:2011-01-31
Webpage:http://www.haifa.il.ibm.com/conferences/systor2011
Dates:May 30 - June 1, 2011
Location:Haifa, Israel
Contact Email:amislove@ccs.neu.edu
Synopsis:
SYSTOR 2011, the 4th Annual International Systems and Storage Conference, promotes computer systems and storage research, and will take place in Haifa, Israel. SYSTOR fosters close ties between the Israeli and worldwide systems research communities, and brings together academia and industry. The conference is open to all systems research topics, including general computer systems, operating systems, distributed systems, storage systems, cross-cutting issues, and performance aspects of computing systems. SYSTOR also invites submissions to an industrial track and to a work-in-progress (WiP) track.

LSAP2011

Title:Third Workshop on Large-scale System and Application Performance
Submission Deadline:2011-01-31
Webpage:http://www.lsap2011.org
Dates:June 8, 2011
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
Contact Email:d.h.j.epema@tudelft.nl
Synopsis:
Over the last decade, computer systems and applications in everyday use have grown to unprecedented scales. Large clusters serving millions of search requests per day, grids executing large workflows and parameter sweeps consisting of thousands of jobs, and supercomputers running complex e-science applications, have now hundreds of thousands of processing cores, and clouds are quickly emerging as a large-scale computing infrastructure. This workshop solicits original papers on performance evaluation methods, tools, and case studies explicitly focusing on the challenges of large scale, such as decentralization, predictable performance, and scalability.

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX Security ’11

Title:USENIX Security ’11: 20th USENIX Security Symposium
Submission Deadline:2011-02-10
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/sec11/
Dates:August 10-12, 2011
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest research, policy, and practical advances in the security of computer systems. It stands apart from the many other security conferences in the high level and vendor neutrality of its content.

SAR-SSI 2011

Title:6th International Conference on Network and Information Systems Security
Submission Deadline:2011-02-14
Webpage:http://sarssi-conf.org/i
Dates:May, 18-21, 2011
Location:La Rochelle, France
Contact Email:fulvio.frati@unimi.it
Synopsis:
The goal of SAR-SSI-2011 is fostering exchanges among academic researchers, industry and a wider audience interested in network and information system security. The conference will offer a broad area of events, ranging from panels, tutorials, technical presentations and informal meetings. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers describing novel research contributions as well as proposals for tutorials and panels. Submissions can address theoretical issues in network and information system security or provide practical and operational experiences in security management. Languages for papers and presentations can be French or English, both languages being used in SAR-SSI.

NEW THIS MONTH!

HotDep '11

Title:Seventh Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '11)
Submission Deadline:2011-03-01
Webpage:http://hotdep2011.cis.upenn.edu/
Dates:June 27, 2011
Location:Hong Kong, China
Contact Email:hotdep11chairs@seas.upenn.edu
Synopsis:
HotDep '11 will bring forth cutting-edge research ideas spanning the domains of fault tolerance/reliability and systems, and will impact the two associated research communities – i.e., researchers who attend traditional "dependability" conferences such as DSN and ISSRE, and those who attend "systems" conferences such as OSDI, SOSP, and EuroSys. The workshop will build links between the two communities and serve as a forum for sharing ideas and challenges. HotDep has been alternating between DSN and OSDI since 2005; for previous HotDep workshops, see http://www.hotdep.org/.

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX HotStorage '11

Title:HotStorage '11: 3rd Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems
Submission Deadline:2011-03-09
Webpage:http://usenix.org/events/hotstorage11/cfp/
Dates:June 14, 2011
Location:Portland, OR, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Storage systems continue to present important research challenges and opportunities today. The rapid increase in the volume and variety of digital data, the trend toward using commodity components rather than custom-built hardware, the ability to insert new filesystem functionality transparently in hypervisors, the emergence of persistent storage memory technologies, and the proliferation of storage devices in consumer electronics all offer exciting opportunities and new challenges. The HotStorage workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in presenting their thoughts and engaging in discussions with their colleagues.

SIROCCO 2011

Title:18th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity (SIROCCO 2011)
Submission Deadline:2011-03-10
Webpage:http://www.sirocco2011.org/
Dates:June, 26-29, 2011
Location:Gdansk, Poland
Contact Email:sirocco@sirocco2011.org
Synopsis:
SIROCCO is devoted to the study of communication and knowledge in multi-processor systems from both the qualitative and quantitative viewpoints. Special emphasis is given to innovative approaches and fundamental understanding, in addition to efforts to optimize current designs. Original papers are solicited from all areas of study of local structural knowledge and global communication and computational complexities. Among the typical areas are distributed computing, communication networks, game theory, parallel computing, social networks, mobile computing (including autonomous robots), peer to peer systems, and communication complexity. Keeping with the tradition of SIROCCO, new areas are always welcome.

SOSP 2011

Title:23rd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2011)
Abstract Deadline:2011-03-11
Submission Deadline:2011-03-18
Webpage:http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp11
Dates:October 23-26, 2011
Location:Cascais, Portugal
Contact Email:noreply@sosp.org
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit papers to the 23rd SOSP on original research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of computer systems software. SOSP takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobility, security, embedded systems, dependability, system management, peer-to-peer systems, and virtualization. We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages and databases. More info at http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp11

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX EVT/WOTE '11

Title:EVT/WOTE '11: 2011 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections
Submission Deadline:2011-04-20
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/evtwote11/
Dates:August, 8-9, 2011
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Contact Email:anne@usenix.org
Synopsis:
EVT/WOTE brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from computer science and human-computer interaction experts through political scientists, legal experts, election administrators, and voting equipment vendors. EVT/WOTE seeks to publish original research on important problems in all aspects of electronic voting. In addition to paper presentations, the workshop may include panel discussions with substantial time devoted to questions and answers. The workshop papers will be published electronically. Attendance at the workshop will be open to the public, although talks and refereed paper presentations will be by invitation only.

ACM SOCC 2011

Title:2nd ACM Symposium on Cloud Compuing (SOCC)
Abstract Deadline:2011-04-21
Submission Deadline:2011-04-30
Webpage:http://socc2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/
Dates:10, 27-28, 2011
Location:Cascais, Portugal
Contact Email:chase@cs.duke.edu
Synopsis:
The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2011 (ACM SOCC 2011) is the second in a new series of symposia with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. This series is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD) and Operating Systems (ACM SIGOPS). In 2011 ACM SOCC will be held in conjunction with ACM Symposium on Operating Systems (SOSP) in Cascais, Portugal.

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