SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (06/01/2009)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    NOSSDAV 2009 Call for Participation2009-06-03http://www.nossdav.org/2009
    NetDB 2009 (co-located with SOSP 2009)2009-06-05http://netdb09.cis.upenn.edu/
    LADIS 20092009-06-05http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2009
    HotPower '092009-06-08http://hotpower09.stanford.edu/
    NSDR 20092009-06-08http://www.dritte.org/nsdr09
    * StreamPPOT at ICS 2009 (Call for Participation)2009-06-12https://alchemy.saclay.inria.fr/ACOTES/tutorial/
    * Call for Posters at PACT'092009-06-13http://www.pactconf.org/poster-submissions.php
    HotStorage'092009-06-15http://research.microsoft.com/~etheres/hotstorage/
    ROADS'092009-06-15http://roads.mytestbed.net
    PLOS 20092009-06-19http://plosworkshop.org/2009/
    WASL 20092009-06-29http://www.systemloganalysis.com
    * HEAPS'092009-07-06http://heaps.cis.fiu.edu
    PPoPP 20102009-07-10http://www.ppopp.org/
    HPCA 20102009-07-24http://www.hpcaconf.org/hpca16
    * XtreemOS summer school 20092009-07-26http://www.xtreemos.eu/xtreemos-events/xtreemos-summer-school-2009
    * ICS 2009 - Tutorial on Security and VO Management in Grids 2009-08-12http://www.ics-conference.org/workshops.html
    EUROPKI092009-09-09www.iit.cnr.it/EUROPKI09

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOSSDAV 2009 Call for Participation

Title:The 19th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video
Submission Deadline:2009-06-03
Webpage:http://www.nossdav.org/2009
Dates:June 3-5, 2009
Location:Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Contact Email:ktchen@iis.sinica.edu.tw
Synopsis:
The 19th NOSSDAV will be held in early June 2009 in Williamsburg, VA, USA. We invite you to attend this workshop that is known as an event where new and controversial ideas are presented and receive strong feedback. At NOSSDAV, seasoned researchers meet students for lively discussions. The workshop provides a time and venue to inspire discussion among its participants. NOSSDAV fosters cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research in multimedia and newly emerging areas. From its original focus on support for audio and video, the scope of NOSSDAV has broadened to include networked games, virtual/teleimmersive environments, Web 2.0, and IPTV.

NetDB 2009 (co-located with SOSP 2009)

Title:5th International Workshop on Networking Meets Databases
Submission Deadline:2009-06-05
Webpage:http://netdb09.cis.upenn.edu/
Dates:October 14th, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT
Contact Email:ssaroiu@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
The Workshop on Networking Meets Databases (NetDB 2009) will bring together researchers from the systems and networking community and the database community. Many current research areas, such as cloud computing, datacenter networking, sensor networks, network management, or social networks, raise research problems that lie at the boundary between these two communities. This workshop's goal is to foster an environment in which researchers can discuss ideas that will shape and influence these emerging research areas. This year, NetDB takes a broad view of what constitutes research relevant to both communities. For more information, please visit: http://netdb09.cis.upenn.edu/

LADIS 2009

Title:The 3rd International Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS 2009)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-05
Webpage:http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2009
Dates:October, 10-11, 2009
Location:Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT, USA
Contact Email:hweather@cs.cornell.edu, Doug.Terry@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
LADIS 2009 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of distributed systems and middleware to discuss the challenges of building massive cloud computing infrastructures. By posing research questions in the context of the largest and most-demanding real-world systems, LADIS serves to catalyze dialog between cloud computing engineers and scalable distributed systems researchers, to open the veil of secrecy that has surrounded many cloud computing architectures, and to increase the potential impact of the best research underway in the systems community.

HotPower '09

Title:Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower '09)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-08
Webpage:http://hotpower09.stanford.edu/
Dates:October 10, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT (with SOSP'09)
Contact Email:pal@cs.stanford.edu; partha.ranganathan@hp.com
Synopsis:
HotPower hopes to provide a forum in which to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient computing systems. In addition, researchers coming to these issues from fields such as computer architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling, language and compiler design, and embedded systems will gain the opportunity to interact with and learn from one another.

NSDR 2009

Title:3rd ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-06-08
Submission Deadline:2009-06-15
Webpage:http://www.dritte.org/nsdr09
Dates:October 10th 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana, USA
Contact Email:muneeb@princeton.edu
Synopsis:
More than a billion, less fortunate, people on this planet survive on less than a dollar a day. Technology can help improve their lives. The last decade has seen interest in applying information and communication technologies for global development. Research in this multidisciplinary area, often dubbed ICTD, encounters massive challenges and impacts lives of ordinary poor people. The Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR) provides a platform for technical ICTD research; building and deploying real networks and systems in the challenged environments of third world countries. NSDR'09 follows up on two successful workshops hosted with SIGCOMM'07 and SIGCOMM'08.

NEW THIS MONTH!

StreamPPOT at ICS 2009 (Call for Participation)

Title:TUTORIAL on Embedded Streaming: Parallel Programming, Optimization and Tools
Submission Deadline:2009-06-12
Webpage:https://alchemy.saclay.inria.fr/ACOTES/tutorial/
Dates:June 12, 2009 (Morning session)
Location:IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Contact Email:harm.munk@nxp.com
Synopsis:
To achieve efficient implementations on multicore architectures, especially in view of prevalent real-time requirements, streaming applications need to be carefully partitioned into independent or pipelined computation tasks considering the available processing, memory and communication resources. These challenges led to the development of supporting tool-chains, including that of the recent ACOTES (Advanced Compiler Technologies for Embedded Streaming) project. The ACOTES approach focuses on compiler-assisted mapping of streaming tasks onto highly parallel systems. This tutorial presents the tool-chain and programming model designed in the ACOTES project.

NEW THIS MONTH!

Call for Posters at PACT'09

Title:Call for Posters and Students Research competition in The Eighteenth International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-13
Webpage:http://www.pactconf.org/poster-submissions.php
Dates:September, 12-16, 2009
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Contact Email:mzahran@acm.org
Synopsis:
The Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) invites submissions of high-quality posters. The poster session is intended to showcase unpublished work in progress in the topics covered by PACT. The titles and authors of accepted posters will be listed in the conference proceedings. Eligible student posters will be also included into the ACM Student Research Competition.

HotStorage'09

Title:Hot topics in storage and file systems
Submission Deadline:2009-06-15
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/~etheres/hotstorage/
Dates:October, 11-11, 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana
Contact Email:etheres@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
The workshop will bring together researchers interested in all aspects of file and storage systems design. The increasing volume and variety of digital data, the emergence of new technologies such as solid-state storage, and the need for storage in new environments ranging from mobile devices to mega-scale data centers, make this area both important and challenging.

ROADS'09

Title:4th International Workshop on Real Overlays and Distributed Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-06-15
Webpage:http://roads.mytestbed.net
Dates:October, 14, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT, USA
Contact Email:roads-sosp09@sophia.inria.fr
Synopsis:
The ROADS workshop goal is to bring together people exploring challenges in building widely distributed networked systems with those building global-scale facilities to enable research on future communication networks, with an emphasis on systems that run on real networks, providing real services to real users. For this workshop we especially welcome papers that explore the interaction between simulation (e.g., ModelNet or ns-3), emulation (e.g., Emulab), and more realistic deployment settings (e.g., PlanetLab) to better predict performance or architectural bottlenecks when scaling up distributed service on experimental environments.

PLOS 2009

Title:Fifth Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2009)
Submission Deadline:2009-06-19
Webpage:http://plosworkshop.org/2009/
Dates:October 11, 2009
Location:Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT, USA
Contact Email:eeide@cs.utah.edu
Synopsis:
Historically, operating system development and programming language development went hand-in-hand. Today, although the systems community at large retains an iron grip on C, many people continue to explore novel approaches to OS construction based on new programming language ideas. This workshop will bring together researchers and developers from the programming language and operating system domains to discuss recent work at the intersection of these fields. It will be a platform for discussing new visions, challenges, experiences, problems, and solutions arising from the application of advanced programming and software engineering concepts to operating systems construction, and vice versa.

WASL 2009

Title:Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs
Submission Deadline:2009-06-29
Webpage:http://www.systemloganalysis.com
Dates:10/14/1009
Location:Big Sky, MT (at SOSP)
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 its lack of organization and cross-vendor semantic consistency. WASL 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 publicly available 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 (problem ticket) logs

NEW THIS MONTH!

HEAPS'09

Title:The First International Workshop on High-End and Parallel Storage Systems
Abstract Deadline:2009-07-06
Submission Deadline:2009-07-24
Webpage:http://heaps.cis.fiu.edu
Dates:September, 12-13, 2009
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Contact Email:mzhao@fiu.edu
Synopsis:
HEAPS'09 will be co-held with PACT-2009 (Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques). The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, research labs, and industry to discuss the research issues and results in various aspects of high-end and parallel storage systems.

PPoPP 2010

Title:15th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming
Abstract Deadline:2009-07-10
Submission Deadline:2009-07-17
Webpage:http://www.ppopp.org/
Dates:January, 9-14, 2010
Location:Bangalore, India
Contact Email:ppopp10@hpc.serc.iisc.ernet.in
Synopsis:
PPoPP is a forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including foundational results, techniques, tools, and practical experience. In the context of the symposium, "parallel programming" is construed to encompass work on concurrent, multithreaded, distributed programming for multicores, accelerators, multiprocessors, and tightly-clustered systems. Given the rise of multicore processors, PPoPP is particularly interested in work that seeks to transition parallel programming into the computing mainstream. Papers should report on original research relevant to parallel programming, and should contain enough background material to make them accessible to the entire parallel programming research community. Full CFP: <http://polaris.cs.uiuc.edu/ppopp10/cfp.html>

HPCA 2010

Title:16th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture
Abstract Deadline:2009-07-24
Submission Deadline:2009-07-31
Webpage:http://www.hpcaconf.org/hpca16
Dates:January 9-13, 2010
Location:Bangalore, India
Contact Email:onur@cmu.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. * Processor, cache and memory architectures * Parallel computer architectures * Multicore architectures * Impact of technology on architecture * Power-efficient architectures and techniques * Dependable/Secure architectures * High-performance I/O systems * Embedded and reconfigurable architectures * Interconnect and network interface architectures * Network processor architectures * Innovative hardware/software trade-offs * Impact of compilers and system software on architecture * Performance modeling and evaluation * Architectures for emerging technology and applications

NEW THIS MONTH!

XtreemOS summer school 2009

Title:1st XtreemOS summer school on Grid fucntionalities
Submission Deadline:2009-07-26
Webpage:http://www.xtreemos.eu/xtreemos-events/xtreemos-summer-school-2009
Dates:September 7-11, 2009
Location:Wadham College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Contact Email:summer09@xtreemos.eu
Synopsis:
XtreemOS is a Linux-based operating systems that includes Grid functionalities. It is characterised by properties such as transparency, hiding the complexity of in the underlying distributed infrastructure; scalability, supporting hundreds of thousands of nodes and millions of users; and dependability, providing reliability, highly availability and security. The XtreemOS Summer School will include lectures on modern distributed paradigms such as Grid computing, Cloud computing, and network-centric operating systems. The Summer School will combine lectures from research leaders shaping the future of distributed systems and world leaders in deploying and exploiting distributed infrastructures. Hands-on laboratory exercises and practical sessions using XtreemOS will give participants experience on using modern distributed systems.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ICS 2009 - Tutorial on Security and VO Management in Grids

Title:23rd International Conference on Supercomputing
Submission Deadline:2009-08-12
Webpage:http://www.ics-conference.org/workshops.html
Dates:June 12, 2009
Location:IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Contact Email:contact@xtreemos.eu
Synopsis:
This tutorial provides an overview of security and Virtual Organization management in established and new Grid systems. We survey the security and Virtual Organization management features provided by some major Grid middleware packages, and introduce the comparable functionality in XtreemOS, a Grid-based operating system.

EUROPKI09

Title:Sixth European Workshop on Public Key Services, Applications and Infrastructures (EuroPKI'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-09-09
Submission Deadline:2009-09-11
Webpage:www.iit.cnr.it/EUROPKI09
Dates:September, 09-11, 2009
Location:Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Contact Email:jlm@lcc.uma.es
Synopsis:
EuroPKI has been a successful series of workshops started in 2003. For the 2009 edition, the scope will be extended to cover all research aspects of Public Key Services, Applications and Infrastructures. In particular, we want to encourage also submissions dealing with any innovative applications of public key cryptography.

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