SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (07/01/2008)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    DECENTRALIZED SELF MANAGEMENT2008-07-05http://www.ist-selfman.org/wiki/index.php/SelfmanWorkshop
    * Workshops at IEEE SASO 2008 2008-07-05http://www.saso-conference.org/
    HotDep 20082008-07-18http://www.usenix.org/events/hotdep08/
    HotSWUp 20082008-07-25http://www.hotswup.org
    * IWSSPS 20082008-07-31http://www.iwssps.org
    * HPCA 20092008-08-10www.comparch.ncsu.edu/hpca/
    * WASL 20082008-09-02http://www.usenix.org/events/wasl08/
    HotPar 20092008-10-17http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpar09
    * SEC 20092008-10-20http://www.sec2009.org/
    * EuroSys'092008-10-31http://eurosys.org/2009

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

DECENTRALIZED SELF MANAGEMENT

Title:Workshop on DECENTRALIZED SELF MANAGEMENT FOR GRIDS, P2P, AND USER COMMUNITIES
Submission Deadline:2008-07-05
Webpage:http://www.ist-selfman.org/wiki/index.php/SelfmanWorkshop
Dates:October 20-21 2008
Location:Isola di San Servolo (Venice), Italy
Contact Email:marc.shapiro@acm.org
Synopsis:
This workshop examines issues of decentralized self management as they relate to information and resource sharing for user communities, i.e.: * Peer-to-peer techniques such as structured overlay networks * Self-adaptive techniques such as feedback loop architectures * Agoric systems, collective intelligence, and game theory * Decentralized distributed algorithms * Autonomic networking techniques applied to: * Virtual organizations * Collaborative and social applications * Computer-supported cooperative work, collaborative editing, code management tools, or co-operative engineering * Data replication, distributed file systems or distributed databases * Security and confidentiality in distributed systems

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Workshops at IEEE SASO 2008

Title:Workshops at the Second International IEEE Symposium on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-07-05
Webpage:http://www.saso-conference.org/
Dates:October, 20-24, 2008
Location:Venice, Italy
Contact Email:indy@cs.uiuc.edu
Synopsis:
The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (IEEE SASO 2008: http://www.saso-conference.org/) invites papers for its five co-located workshops. Workshops (http://polaris.ing.unimo.it/saso2008/workshops.html) 1. Workshop on Spatial Computing (SCW) 2. Workshop on Self-Adaptation for Robustness and Cooperation in Holonic Multi-Agent Systems (SARC) 3. Workshop on Pervasive Adaptation (PERADA) 4. Workshop on Environment-Mediated Coordination in Self-Organizing and Self-Adaptive Systems (ECOSOA) 5. Workshop on Decentralized Self Management for Grids, P2P, and User Communities (SELFMAN) * Important Workshop-related Dates: # Paper submission deadline: July 5, 2008 # Paper notifications: August 5, 2008 # Workshop: October 20 or 21 (2008) # Location: Venice, Italy

HotDep 2008

Title:Fourth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability
Submission Deadline:2008-07-18
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/hotdep08/
Dates:December 7, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:hotdep08chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the Fourth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '08), intended to bring together the systems and dependability communities. The workshop will be co-located with OSDI 2008. We seek position papers (5 pages) in the following categories: - new techniques, algorithms, or protocols - revisiting old open problems using novel approaches - debunking an entrenched perspective or articulating new ones - describing an emerging problem The program committee seeks papers that will generate debate at the workshop, and work that is supported by some (early) credible form of motivation and validation.

HotSWUp 2008

Title:First International Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Upgrades (HotSWUp08)
Submission Deadline:2008-07-25
Webpage:http://www.hotswup.org
Dates: October 19-23, 2008 (workshop day TBD)
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contact Email:tdumitra+hotswup08@ece.cmu.edu
Synopsis:
The goal of HotSWUp is to identify cutting-edge research ideas for implementing software upgrades. Whether upgrades are applied offline or online, they significantly impact the software's performance and reliability. Recent studies and a large body of anecdotal evidence suggest that, in practice, upgrades are failure-prone, tedious, and expensive. HotSWUp is an interdisciplinary workshop, based on synergies among the domains of systems, programming languages and software engineering. By seeking contributions from both academic researchers and industry practitioners, HotSWUp aims to combine bold, novel ideas, with experience from upgrading real systems.

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IWSSPS 2008

Title:The Third International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage
Submission Deadline:2008-07-31
Webpage:http://www.iwssps.org
Dates:October 23, 2008
Location:Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact Email:jinsoo@cs.kaist.ac.kr
Synopsis:
New emerging storage media such as Flash memory require extensive software support for higher performance and reliability, lower power consumption, and value-added functionalities. The main goal of the International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage (IWSSPS) is to bring together people from industry and academia who are interested in all aspects of software support for portable storage. The workshop will provide a forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions, and current trends in this area.

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HPCA 2009

Title:15th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture
Abstract Deadline:2008-08-10
Submission Deadline:2008-08-17
Webpage:www.comparch.ncsu.edu/hpca/
Dates:February, 14-18, 2009
Location:Raleigh, NC
Contact Email:solihin@ncsu.edu
Synopsis:
The International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture provides a high-quality forum for scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in this rapidly-changing field. Authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of high-performance computer architecture.

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WASL 2008

Title:1st Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs (WASL'08)
Submission Deadline:2008-09-02
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/wasl08/
Dates:December, 7, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:greg@bronevetsky.com
Synopsis:
System logs are a rich information source for analyzing and diagnosing system problems and predicting future events. However, most of this information is wasted due to their lack of organization or cross-vendor semantic consistency. This workshop focuses on novel techniques for extracting operationally useful information from existing logs and methods to improve the information content of future logs. Topics: Reports on public log sources Log anonymization Log feature detection and extraction Prediction of malfunction or misuse Statistical log characterization Log compression/comparison Methods to enhance and standardize log semantics Diagnostic techniques Log visualization Analysis of services logs

HotPar 2009

Title:First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics In Parallelism
Submission Deadline:2008-10-17
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpar09
Dates:March 30-31, 2009
Location:Berkeley, CA
Contact Email:hotpar09chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
The First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism (HotPar '09) will bring together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. Parallel architectures can potentially mitigate the problems of poor energy performance of conventional microprocessors, but this new computer architecture will only be successful if languages, systems, and applications can take advantage of parallel hardware. We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions for research of products in these areas, advocate non-traditional approaches to the problems engendered by parallelism, or potentially generate controversy and discussion.

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SEC 2009

Title:24th IFIP International Information Security Conference
Submission Deadline:2008-10-20
Webpage:http://www.sec2009.org/
Dates:May, 18-20, 2009
Location:Pafos, Cyprus
Contact Email:jlm@lcc.uma.es
Synopsis:
SEC-2009 is the 24th in a series of well-established international conferences on Information Security, which are organized annually by TC-11 of IFIP. Papers offering novel and mature research contributions, in any aspect of information security and privacy, are solicited for submission to the conference.

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EuroSys'09

Title:European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'09)
Abstract Deadline:2008-10-31
Submission Deadline:2008-11-07
Webpage:http://eurosys.org/2009
Dates:March 30-April 3, 2009
Location:Nuremberg, Germany
Contact Email:2009gc@eurosys.org
Synopsis:
EuroSys'09, the European Conference on Computer Systems, seeks papers on all aspects of computer systems - especially ones that bridge multiple areas. We're looking for papers that report on the design, implementation, evaluation and deployment of systems or research work. We also actively encourage papers about negative results, repetition or refutation of prior results, new ideas, and experiences with ideas or systems. We'll have both regular papers and short ones. We welcome submissions and attendance from all over the world.

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