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



Title: Call For Participation: ACM SIGMETRICS
Deadline: 10-Jun-2003
Conference: June 10-June 14
SIGMETRICS 2003 San Diego, California The 2003 ACM SIGMETRICS Conference on the Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems takes place June 10-14, 2003 in San Diego, California, as part of ACM's Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC). Further information about ACM SIGMETRICS 2003 is available at: Information about FCRC is available at: Information about FCRC is available at:

Title: Fifth International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications
Deadline: 15-Jun-2003
Conference: November 3-7, 2003
Are you building applications using distributed-object technology? Are you doing research in distributed object-based systems? Are you using existing distributed-object systems? In other words: are you actively involved in distributed objects and applications (DOAs)? Consider contributing a practice report or a research paper to this innovative event to present, discuss and obtain feedback for your ideas among other practitioners and researchers active in the same area.

Title: International Workshop on Large-Scale Group Communication
Deadline: 30-Jun-2003
Conference: 10/05/2003
For more than a decade now, group communication has been an active research area providing basic mechanisms for the design of dependable distributed systems. Even though a lot of effort has been dedicated to developing efficient group communication principles and systems, it is widely accepted that to be deployed adequately in large-scale settings, some of the existing concepts should be revisited. This one-day workshop seeks contributions related to the design and implementation of group communication systems for large-scale applications and environments.

Title: ACM Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM)
Deadline: 01-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: 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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