|* HotWeb 2008||2008-06-06||http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotWeb08/|
|* CSAW 08||2008-06-20||http://www.rites.uic.edu/csaw|
|DECENTRALIZED SELF MANAGEMENT||2008-07-05||http://www.ist-selfman.org/wiki/index.php/SelfmanWorkshop|
|* HotDep 2008||2008-07-18||http://www.usenix.org/events/hotdep08/|
|* HotSWUp 2008||2008-07-25||http://www.hotswup.org|
|* HotPar 2009||2008-10-17||http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpar09|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||The Second IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics in Web Systems and Technology|
|Dates:||October, 13-14, 1008|
|Location:||Evanston, IL, USA|
|The workshop seeks to act as a conduit for the presentation of novel approaches used in support of performance, scalability, and security of Internet applications, including Web searching and indexing, content distribution and delivery networks, Web services, and edge and grid computing. Papers describing timely research contributions in HotWeb's areas of interest are solicited. Papers reporting on initial results as well as papers discussing mature research projects or case studies of deployed systems are equally sought out.|
|Title:||3-rd Workshop on Embedded Systems Security|
|Dates:||October 23, 2008|
|Location:||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Embedded systems are widely adopted in applications ranging from safety-critical to information management systems. Their characteristics and their increasing Internet connectivity introduce a large number of security issues, since they are vulnerable to remote intrusion, side-channel attacks, hijacking, etc. WESS provides a forum for presentation of novel ideas addressing Embedded system security. Topics include, but are not limited to: - Security architectures for embedded systems - Security of Internet-enabled embedded systems - Security planning and provisioning in embedded systems - Power-related, timing-related and novel attacks and countermeasures - Sensor network security - Benchmarks for embedded system security - Case studies|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||Computer Security Architectures Workshop (CSAW) in conjunction with ACM CCS|
|Dates:||Oct, 31, 2008|
|Location:||Fairfax, VA, USA|
|The design and evaluation of Security Architectures is fundamental to security. And yet, our fundamental architectures were created before security concerns were prevalent resulting in our systems being far too susceptible to attack. Moreover, architectures, because they are broad based, are difficult to understand. This specialized workshop enables Security Architecture experts to gather. Workshop topics include: Authorization, Authentication, Network security, Distributed systems, Operating systems, Privacy, Applications security frameworks, Specialized applications (eg. voting), Hardware/software co-design for security, Architectural analysis, Composability, Assurance techniques, Case studies, and Usability issues.|
DECENTRALIZED SELF MANAGEMENT
|Title:||Workshop on DECENTRALIZED SELF MANAGEMENT FOR GRIDS, P2P, AND USER COMMUNITIES|
|Dates:||October 20-21 2008|
|Location:||Isola di San Servolo (Venice), Italy|
|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|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||Fourth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability|
|Dates:||December 7, 2008|
|Location:||San Diego, CA, USA|
|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.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||First International Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Upgrades (HotSWUp08)|
|Dates:||October 19-23, 2008 (workshop day TBD)|
|Location:||Nashville, TN, USA|
|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.|
NEW THIS MONTH!
|Title:||First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics In Parallelism|
|Dates:||March 30-31, 2009|
|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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|Title:||Call for Guest Editors for Operating System Review|
Call for Guest Editors for Operating System Review -------------------------------------------------- Are you interested in serving as a guest editor for an issue of Operating System Review? Is there a special topic you would like to highlight with a collection of papers? Are you part of a community of researchers that the general SIGOPS community should know more about? There are three available opportunities in 2009 (the April, July and October issues). Deadlines are typically two months before the issue date (e.g. end of February for the April issue, etc.) Past topics have included PlanetLab, Operating and Runtime Systems for High-end Computing Systems, Self-Organizing Systems, File and Storage Systems, a Survey of Work from Microsoft Research, Secure Small-Kernel Systems, Gossip-Based Networking, a Survey of Work from IBM Research, Computer Forensics and more. If you enjoy the new format of OSR, consider serving as a guest editor at least once in your career. A great issue of OSR can be both a gift to the community and opportunity to bring attention to a particular topic of interest to you. Proposals welcome for smaller collections (3-4 papers) as well as full issues. Send email to the OSR editor, Jeanna Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss ideas or for more information. Additional details at http://www.sigops.org/osr.html.
|Title:||Call for Participation: DAC'08 Workshop: Cross-Layer Power and Thermal Management|
DAC'08 Workshop: Cross-Layer Power and Thermal Management June 9, 2008 Anaheim, CA, USA http://www.dac.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=77-153 This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss power and thermal management across all system layers, from devices and circuits all the way to high-level software. The workshop will feature five prominent researchers from academia and industry, who will present their perspectives on these issues.
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