SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-July-2002)



Title: Workshop on Industrial Experiences with Systems Software 
Deadline: 15-Jul-2002
Conference: Submission Deadline: July 15, 2002, Conference Date: December 8, 2002

WIESS '02 aims to bridge the gulf between industrial experience with systems software (such as operating systems, compilers, large applications, embedded systems, etc.) and the research community. The WIESS '02 Program committee seeks submissions from the industry, reporting on their experiences, successes, failures, and needs. We're also looking for submissions from researchers, reporting on their own experiences in relevant areas such as technology transfer, collaborations between research and industry, etc. WIESS will focus on papers that draw important conclusions from practical experience in developing and using system software solutions. Submissions are due Monday, July 15, 2002. 

Title: Second Workshop on Evaluating and Architecting System dependabilitY
Deadline: 19-Jul-2002
Conference: Sunday, October 6, 2002

The Second Workshop on Evaluating and Architecting System dependabilitY (EASY-02) will be held immediately preceding ASPLOS-X. The goal of the workshop is to increase the dialog between the architecture, operating systems, programming languages and dependable systems communities on dependability-related topics. The program committee seeks full (eight to ten page) papers on dependability of all aspects of the system, including processor and memory chips, network and storage devices, cluster and SMP multiprocessing, operating systems software, application software, and programming language support. To maximize interest among the communities, preference will be given to empirical or practical studies, as opposed to formal or theoretical studies. 

Title: ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing: Program and Registration Information
Deadline: 24-Jul-2002
Conference: July 21-24, 2002

PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification or implementation of distributed systems. For more information, please visit: There, you will find links for: - Tentative conference program - Conference registration - Local information (including hotel) - Temporary notices (e.g., on room sharing). Notes: - The conference will start with a tutorial on the MORNING of SUNDAY July 21. Technical sessions will start the SAME AFTERNOON. The conference will end at mid-day on WEDNESDAY. - The deadline for "on-time" registration is June 17. After that day, registration fees will go up by 75-135 USD. 

Title: 4th USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems
Deadline: 16-Sep-2002
Conference: March 26-28, 2003

The USITS ?03 Program Committee seeks both innovative research and quantified experience in Internet applications, technologies, and systems. We seek papers describing original work concerning the design, implementation, and application of Internet technologies. Besides mature work, we also encourage papers outlining a compelling distant vision of the future, exceptionally promising prototypes, or enlightening negative results. Case studies and experience papers are particularly welcome. Submissions are due on September 16, 2002. For more information, please visit We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

Title: International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Deadline: 25-Oct-2002
Conference: June 10-14 2003

The SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. We are interested in techniques whose aim is to evaluate a system's dependability, security, correctness, or power consumption as well as more traditional performance metrics. Of particular interest is work that furthers the state of the art in performance evaluation methods, or that creatively applies previously developed methods to gain important insights into key design trade-offs in complex computer and communication systems. 


Title: Mark Weiser Award Nominations 

The Mark Weiser Award is an award created in 2001 by ACM SIGOPS, to be given to an individual who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in operating systems research. The recipient must have begun his or her career no earlier than 20 years prior to nomination. More information is available on the award web site at and nominations are due on September 1, 2002. 


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