SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Jul-2003)



Title: ACM Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM)
Deadline: 08-Jul-2003
Conference: WORM/October 27th, 2003
In the last several years, Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading threats to information security and service availability. The vehicle for these outbreaks, malicious codes called "worms", leverage the combination of software monocultures and the uncontrolled Internet communication model to quickly compromise large numbers of hosts. The goal of this workshop is to bring together ideas, understanding and experience bearing on the worm problem from a wide range of communities including academia, industry and the government. We are soliciting original papers from researchers and practitioners alike.

Title: 2nd Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-II)
Deadline: 18-Jul-2003
Conference: HotNets-II / November 20 and 21, 2003, Cambridge, MA
HotNets-II will bring together researchers in the networking and distributed systems community to debate emerging research directions. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of ideas that will influence and foster continued research in the field. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers to present new ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the community in the long term. Each potential participant should submit a short paper describing such an idea; the paper could, for example, expose a new problem, advocate a new solution, or debunk existing work.

Title: Call for Participation: Workshop on Network-I/O Convergence: Experience, Lessons, Implications (NICELI)
Deadline: 26-Jul-2003
Conference: August 27, 2003, in conjunction with SIGCOMM 2003
The performance and commodity price advantages of modern LANs have created a convergence of networks and I/O, promising price efficiencies and true interoperability, for storage and for cluster interconnect. The NICELI workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the merits, drawbacks, applications, and practical implications of protocol and implementation designs. Three sessions of papers cover the promises and realities of network-I/O convergence; storage-specific protocols; and novel approaches. NICELI also includes two invited talks, by David Cheriton (Stanford) and Wu-chun Feng (Los Alamos and Ohio State). We invite protocol, software and hardware designers, and application users, to attend.

Title: USENIX/ACM Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
Deadline: 15-Sep-2003
Conference: March 29-31, 2004
NSDI 2004 is a new conference focused on the design principles of large scale distributed and networked systems. We believe systems as diverse as scalable web services, peer-to-peer file sharing, sensor nets, and distributed network measurement share a set of common challenges. Progress in any of these areas requires a deep understanding of how researchers are addressing the challenges of large scale systems in other contexts. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across the systems community -- including operating systems, distributed systems, and computer networking -- to foster a cross-disciplinary approach to addressing our common research challenges.


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Title:   New SIGOPS officers
Please join us in welcoming the new SIGOPS officers elected for the term July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2005:

CHAIR: Keith Marzullo (
VICE CHAIR: Gilles Muller (
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau (


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