SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (06/02/2005)


  1. Announcements:
    * WSN Summer School2005-06-09
    FAST 20052005-07-13
    EUROSYS 20062005-10-08

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  3. Special Announcements
    SOSP Student Scholarships

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WSN Summer School

Title:Summer School on Wireless Sensor Networks and Smart Objects
Submission Deadline:2005-06-09
Dates:Aug 29 - Sept 3, 2005
Location:Schloss Dagtsuhl, Germany
Wireless sensor networks and smart objects are two instances of networked embedded sensing systems, which can perceive and control many aspects of the real world, and which may interact with humans. These technologies are currently receiving significant attention by researchers and potential users. The goal of this summer school is to - survey the most relevant subfields - present perspectives and underlying technologies - identify pertinent issues and important research themes - establish contacts among people working in the field


Title:The 7th International Workshop on Performability Modeling of Computer and Communication Systems (PMCCS)
Submission Deadline:2005-06-20
Dates:September, 23-24, 2005
Location:Torino, Italy
The workshop brings together academic and industrial researchers in the area of integrated performance and dependability modeling. Theoretical contributions as well as application-oriented work is welcome. Case studies and industrial applications of performability modeling and evaluation are solicited in the field of computer and communication systems as well as in related fields, such as flexible manufacturing systems, product-in-process software development, medical systems, transportation systems, and complex infrastructures. This year PMCCS, in addition to regular sessions, organizes special sessions to emphasize the following areas: - performability issues of power-limited devices - performability management of autonomic and self-managed systems - performability issues in the biological domain - performability issues in cluster/grid computing

FAST 2005

Title:4th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'05)
Submission Deadline:2005-07-13
Dates:December 14-16, 2005
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
The 4th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '05) brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The conference will consist of two and a half days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, work-in-progress reports, and poster sessions.


Title:1st EuroSys Conference (EUROSYS 2006)
Abstract Deadline:2005-10-08
Submission Deadline:2005-10-15
Dates:April 18-21, 2006
Location:Leuven, Belgium
EuroSys2006 is the first of a series of system conferences located in Europe. It welcomes submissions and attendance from all over the world. It will be held in Leuven, Belgium, April 18-21, 2006. EuroSys aims to bring together researchers from different areas of computer systems, who are otherwise spread over multiple conferences. As a result, we seek papers on all aspects of computer systems. We especially seek papers that cross the divide between areas. Papers should report, where possible, on the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of such systems.


Title:  SOSP Student Scholarships


The ACM Symposium on Operating Systems, to be held on October 23-26 in Brighton, UK, will be offering a limited number of scholarships to enable students to attend the conference.

Each scholarship covers the SOSP conference registration, including meals and proceedings, and a shared hotel room during the conference. Additional funding may be awarded toward the cost of travel. Scholarships will be awarded by the scholarship committee based on a combination of need and merit. Students receiving scholarships must agree to serve as a session scribe (if required) during the conference. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the poster session and work-in-progress presentations.

Funding is available to all students at educational institutions, world-wide. Members of groups historically under-represented at SOSP are especially encouraged to apply. Although most applicants in past years have been graduate students, undergraduates who are actively involved in systems research projects are welcome to apply.

Applications are due on August 30, 2005. Information on how to apply can be found by following the link off of the SOSP web page, available at the following URL:

Please forward this announcement to any student interested in attending the conference.

SOSP '05 Scholarship Committee
Brian Bershad
Emin Gun Sirer


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