SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (06/01/2011)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    MobiHeld 20112011-06-01http://sosp2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/workshops/mobiheld
    ITE ICCTA 20112011-06-01http://conference.bupt.edu.cn/iccta2011/
    TCE 2011 (Call for Participation)2011-06-01http://tce.technion.ac.il/apage/103602.php
    IWSSC 20112011-06-01http://sesar.dti.unimi.it/iwssc2011/
    LADIS 20112011-06-12http://2011.ladisworkshop.org/
    PLOS 20112011-06-17http://plosworkshop.org/2011/
    SLAML 20112011-06-17http://sosp2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/workshops/slaml
    * HotPower'112011-06-17http://sosp2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/workshops/hotpower
    IEEE TrustCom 20112011-06-30http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/trustcom2011
    ICISS 20112011-07-15http://www.iciss.org.in
    Technologica'112011-07-15http://www.ariespub.com
    COMPUTECH'112011-07-15http://www.ariespub.com
    ASPLOS 20122011-07-18http://research.microsoft.com/asplos_2012
    * ICIEIS20112011-08-01http://www.sdiwc.net/kl/
    * FAST '122011-09-20http://www.usenix.org/events/fast/
    * WPES 20112011-10-17http://wpes11.rutgers.edu/
    * CYBERC20112015-06-15http://www.cyberc.org/

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    Vote for PRObE Nominees

  4. About SIGOPS Announce mailing list
    How to unsubscribe, subscribe, and submit requests for announcements.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

MobiHeld 2011

Title:The Third ACM SOSP Workshop on Networking, Systems, and Applications on Mobile Handhelds
Submission Deadline:2011-06-01
Webpage:http://sosp2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/workshops/mobiheld
Dates:October, 23rd, 2011
Location:Cascais, Portugal
Contact Email:rama@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
In recent years, the use of mobile handhelds has grown tremendously, as has the functionality for programmers. The goal of the third MobiHeld workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to investigate challenges in designing and utilizing this platform for the Internet of tomorrow. This year the workshop is being held in conjunction with SOSP, offering a unique opportunity to participate in a great conference at a great location.

ITE ICCTA 2011

Title:IET International Conference on Communication Technology and Application
Submission Deadline:2011-06-01
Webpage:http://conference.bupt.edu.cn/iccta2011/
Dates:Oct., 14-16, 2011
Location:Beijing, China
Contact Email:iccta2011@bupt.edu.cn
Synopsis:
The IET International Conference on Communication Technology and Application (IET ICCTA) 2011 will be held on October 14th-16th, 2011, in Beijing, China. We cordially invite you to submit a paper(s) and/or participate in/organize an invited session. The theme of ICCTA 2011 is IMT-Advanced and IoT (Internet of Things). They are of exciting area in which a wide range of theories and methodologies are essential to be investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems.

TCE 2011 (Call for Participation)

Title:1st Technion Computer Engineering Conference (TCE 11) - Systems & Computer Architecture
Submission Deadline:2011-06-01
Webpage:http://tce.technion.ac.il/apage/103602.php
Dates:June, 1-2, 2011
Location:Haifa, Israel
Contact Email:dan@cs.technion.ac.il
Synopsis:
The Technion CS and EE faculties are establishing a joint center for Computer Engineering. An inaugural conference will mark its opening. The conference is largely comprised of invited talks by the following distinguished speakers: Doug Burger (Microsoft), Pat Gelsinger (President EMC), Mor Harchol-Balter (CMU), Maurice Herlihy (Brown), Mark Horowitz (Stanford), Wen-Mei Hwu (University of Illinois), David Kirk (NVIDIA Fellow), Leslie Lamport (Microsoft), Kai Li (Princeton), Ethan L. Miller (UCSC), Yale Patt (UT Austin), Dadi Perlmutter (EVP Intel), Justin Rattner (VP & CTO Intel), Marc Snir (University of Illinois), Guri Sohi (University of Wisconsin), Mateo Valero (BSC), Yuanyuan Zhou (UCSD)

IWSSC 2011

Title:First International Workshop on Securing Services on the Cloud
Abstract Deadline:2011-06-01
Submission Deadline:2011-07-11
Webpage:http://sesar.dti.unimi.it/iwssc2011/
Dates:September, 6-8, 2011
Location:Milan, Italy
Contact Email:fulvio.frati@unimi.it
Synopsis:
The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security of services implemented on the Cloud, as well as experimental studies in Cloud infrastructures, the implementation of services, and lessons learned.

LADIS 2011

Title:5th Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware
Submission Deadline:2011-06-12
Webpage:http://2011.ladisworkshop.org/
Dates:2-3 September 2011
Location:Seattle, Washington, USA (held in conjunction with VLDB)
Contact Email:dfreedman@cs.cornell.edu
Synopsis:
LADIS 2011 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of distributed systems and middleware to discuss the challenges of building massive distributed computing systems and clouds. By posing research questions in the context of the largest and most-demanding real-world systems, the LADIS workshop 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, database and theory communities.

PLOS 2011

Title:Sixth Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2011)
Submission Deadline:2011-06-17
Webpage:http://plosworkshop.org/2011/
Dates:October 23, 2011
Location:Cascais, Portugal
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.

SLAML 2011

Title:Managing Large-Scale Systems via the Analysis of System Logs and the Application of Machine Learning Techniques
Submission Deadline:2011-06-17
Webpage:http://sosp2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/workshops/slaml
Dates:October 23-26, 2011
Location:Cascais Portugal
Contact Email:casasguix1@llnl.gov
Synopsis:
Modern large-scale systems are challenging to manage. Fortunately, as these systems generate massive amounts of performance and diagnostic data, there is an opportunity to make system administration and development simpler via automated techniques to extract actionable information from the data. This workshop addresses this problem in two thrusts: (i) the analysis of raw system data logs, and (ii) the application of machine learning to systems problems. We expect the large overlap in these topics to promote a rich interchange of ideas between the areas.

NEW THIS MONTH!

HotPower'11

Title:4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems
Submission Deadline:2011-06-17
Webpage:http://sosp2011.gsd.inesc-id.pt/workshops/hotpower
Dates:October 23, 2011
Location:Cascais, Portugal
Contact Email:ricardob@cs.rutgers.edu
Synopsis:
HotPower provides 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, mobile computing, and embedded systems will have the opportunity to interact with one another, explore cross-cutting ideas, and develop new perspectives on the problem domain.

IEEE TrustCom 2011

Title:10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Submission Deadline:2011-06-30
Webpage:http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/trustcom2011
Dates:November, 16-18, 2011
Location:Changsha, China
Contact Email:csgjwang@gmail.com or lcf@cyut.edu.tw
Synopsis:
With rapid development and increasing complexity of computer and communications systems and networks, user requirements for trust, security and privacy are becoming more and more demanding. However, there is a grand challenge that traditional security technologies and measures may not meet user requirements in open, dynamic, heterogeneous, mobile, wireless, and distributed computing environments. Therefore, we need to build systems and networks in which various applications allow users to enjoy more comprehensive services while preserving trust, security and privacy at the same time. As useful and innovative technologies, trusted computing and communications are attracting researchers with more and more attention.

ICISS 2011

Title:7th International Conference on Information Systems Security
Submission Deadline:2011-07-15
Webpage:http://www.iciss.org.in
Dates:12, 15-19, 2011
Location:Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Contact Email:claudio.ardagna@unimi.it
Synopsis:
The conference series ICISS provides a forum for disseminating latest research results in information and systems security. ICISS 2011, the seventh conference in this series, will be held under the aegis of the newly formed Society for Research in Information Security and Privacy (SRISP). The acceptance ratio of the first six conferences has averaged less than 30%, and the proceedings have been published as part of the Springer Verlag series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Submissions are encouraged from academia, industry and government addressing theoretical and practical problems in information and systems security and related areas.

Technologica'11

Title:The 2011 International Conference on Information, Tele-Communications and Wireless Technologies (Technologica '11)
Submission Deadline:2011-07-15
Webpage:http://www.ariespub.com
Dates:December, 1-4, 2011
Location:Chennai, INDIA
Contact Email:ariespub@gmail.com
Synopsis:
You are cordially invited to participate and attend the 2011 International Conference on Information, Tele-Communications and Wireless Technologies (Technologica '11) in conjunction with COMPUTECH'11 where researchers can explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in Operating systems research, High performance Systems and the implementation of large scale Architectures for computationally and memory intensive applications; their use in modeling and simulation and data intensive applications. We encourage papers with both an application or technology tier and their multidisciplinary integration. Visit us at www.ariespub.com Acceptance ratio: The acceptance rate is set at 29% for this year. Send papers to: ariespub@ymail.com and ariespub@gmail.com concurrently.

COMPUTECH'11

Title:2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Multi-Agent Systems [COMPUTECH'11]
Submission Deadline:2011-07-15
Webpage:http://www.ariespub.com
Dates:December, 1-4, 2011
Location:Chennai, INDIA
Contact Email:ariespub@gmail.com
Synopsis:
You are cordially invited to participate and attend the 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Multi-Agent Systems [COMPUTECH'11] in conjunction with Technologica '11 where researchers can explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in Operating systems research, High performance Systems and the implementation of large scale Architectures for computationally and memory intensive applications; their use in modeling and simulation and data intensive applications. We encourage papers with both an application or technology tier and their multidisciplinary integration. Visit us at www.ariespub.com Send papers to: ariespub@ymail.com and ariespub@gmail.com concurrently.

ASPLOS 2012

Title:17th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:2011-07-18
Submission Deadline:2011-07-25
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/asplos_2012
Dates:March, 3-7, 2012
Location:London, UK
Contact Email:tharris@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research, spanning hardware, computer architecture, compilers, languages, operating systems, networking, and applications. Such work is increasingly important, as computing faces the end of single-processor performance scaling, the divergent trends of mobile and petascale computing, the need for energy efficiency across the computing spectrum, and the growing diversity of users and applications. Like its predecessors, ASPLOS 2012 invites submissions on ground-breaking research at the intersection of architecture, programming languages, and/or operating systems. A hardware or architecture component is not a necessary requirement for publication in ASPLOS, but papers that emphasize only one of the three main focus areas are not encouraged.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ICIEIS2011

Title:The International Conference on Informatics Engineering & Information Science
Submission Deadline:2011-08-01
Webpage:http://www.sdiwc.net/kl/
Dates:Nov, 14-16, 2011
Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Email:ie@sdiwc.net
Synopsis:
The International Conference on Informatics Engineering & Information Science (ICIEIS2011) University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia Nov. 14-16, 2011 http://www.sdiwc.net/kl/ The proposed conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

NEW THIS MONTH!

FAST '12

Title:10th Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Abstract Deadline:2011-09-20
Submission Deadline:2011-09-27
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/fast/
Dates:February 14-17, 2012
Location:San Jose, CA
Contact Email:fast12chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
FAST '12 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. Meet with premier storage system researchers and practitioners for groundbreaking file and storage information.

NEW THIS MONTH!

WPES 2011

Title:Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2011)
Submission Deadline:2011-10-17
Webpage:http://wpes11.rutgers.edu/
Dates:October, 17, 2011
Location:Chicago, IL, USA
Contact Email:jsvaidya@business.rutgers.edu
Synopsis:
The need for privacy-aware policies, regulations, and techniques has been widely recognized. This workshop discusses the problems of privacy in the global interconnected societies and possible solutions. The 2011 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is the tenth in a yearly forum for papers on all the different aspects of privacy in today's electronic society. IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for submission of all papers: July 2, 2011 Acceptance notification: August 10, 2011 Final papers due: August 25, 2011

NEW THIS MONTH!

CYBERC2011

Title:CyberC 2011, Special Issue, and Workshops: Beijing, China, Oct 10-12 (Due day extended: June 15)
Submission Deadline:2015-06-15
Webpage:http://www.cyberc.org/
Dates:October, 10-12, 2011
Location:china
Contact Email:http://www.cyberc.org/
Synopsis:
Apologize if you receive multiple copies. CyberC 2011: The 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery Patrons: AT&T, InfoBeyond Beijing, China, October 10 - 12, 2011 Submission Due Extended: June 15, 2011 (All papers received before May 15 are under reviewed now) Web: www.CyberC.org Special Issue: Future Generation Computer System (FGCS) - IF 2.29 Please see: http://www.elsevierscitech.com/cfp/Special_Issue_for_CyberC_2011.pdf Workshops (Submission: May 25 2011): Healthcare-workshop: Cyber Applications in Healthcare and Public Health Protection Cognitive-workshop: Cognitive-Inspired Networks, Systems and ApplicationsService Oriented QoS-workshop: QoS Management, from Theory to Practice Details please visit www.cyberc.org

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:Vote for PRObE Nominees
Summary:
Election of Steering and Project Selection Committee for NSF PRObE testbed

Nominations are closed and its election time.  All individual that do or might serve as an NSF investigator or have a publishing track record in OS/HPC/Systems are encouraged to visit and vote:

http://www.newmexicoconsortium.org/probe/committee-voting

It should only take a couple of minutes to select up to 6 names and list your name, email, title, affiliation (or other qualifications).

Please vote -- if only to show us that you are interested in what PRObE is doing and get on our  "announce" mailing list.

NOMINEES FROM ACADEMIA (select up to 4):
		• Scott Brandt - UCSC
		• Steven Gribble - Washington
		• Anthony Joseph - Berkeley
		• Robert van Renesse - Cornell
		• Karsten Schwan - Georgia Tech
		• Margo Seltzer - Harvard
		• George Thiruvathukal - Loyola

NOMINEES FROM GOVERNMENT (select up to 1):
		• Ron Brightwell - Sandia National Laboratory
		• Ronald Minnich - Sandia National Laboratory
		• Robert Ross - Argonne National Laboratory

NOMINEES FROM INDUSTRY (selection up to 1):
		• John Wilkes - Google

The NSF-funded Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment (PRObE, newmexicoconsortium.org/probe) facility will be making thousands of computers available to systems researchers for dedicated use in experiments that are not possible or compelling at a smaller scale.  

At full production scale PRObE will provide at least two 1024 node clusters, one of 200 nodes, and some smaller machines with extreme core count and bleeding edge technology.  The first of these clusters are being constructed now and will be available this year.  The large clusters are retired equipment donated by DOE national laboratories. 

Researchers will have complete control of the hardware (can replace all levels of software, including the OS kernel, and inject both hardware and software failures) while they are running experiments  with dedicated resources for days or perhaps weeks. 

PRObE is a collaborative effort by the New Mexico Consortium (NMC), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Utah. It is sponsored by NSF, LANL, and USENIX. It is housed at NMC in the Los Alamos Research Park.  

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