SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-March-2004)



Title:Eleventh International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Conference:October 9-13, 2004
Location:Boston, MA, USA
ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference that seeks cross-fertilizing research in areas of hardware, architecture, compilers, operating systems, networking, and applications. It has captured some of the major computer systems innovations of the past 15 years. Today multi-disciplinary research is becoming even more important, as boundaries between hardware/software and local/network computing blur, as the form and capabilities of computing devices becomes ever more varied, and as the user-base and applications expand exponentially. Like its predecessors, the eleventh ASPLOS conference will focus on ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research. In addition, the program committee welcomes research papers on a wide range of non-traditional topics that emphasize the multi-disciplinary aspects of their work.

Title:Eleventh ACM SIGOPS European Workshop
Conference:September 20-22, 2004
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop reporting on original research related to the design, implementation, and analysis of computer systems. We seek contributions from all fields of systems practice.

Title:Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence -- Mobility, Ubiquity and Wearables Get Together
Conference:Special Issue for Computers & Graphics (Elsevier)
High quality original manuscripts are sought for a special issue of Computers & Graphics on Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence -- Mobility, Ubiquity and Wearables Get Together. Ambient Intelligence is a keyword that suggests an ambitious vision of the future: a world in which computers adapt to people, instead of being the other way round, as it happens today. This vision requires high quality research in a large number of computer science topics that range from hardware specific devices and operating systems to advanced multimodal user interfaces. (More details in the web page).

Title:Building and Evaluating Ubiquitous System Software
IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine invites articles relating to system software for ubiquitous computing environments. We welcome papers that provide new software paradigms or algorithms, or relate implementation experience that other researchers can build upon. Successful submissions will clearly address an explicit ubiquitous system model and problem statement, which the authors relate to existing research. They will evaluate the proposed solution and so contribute to our knowledge of software for these systems in general.

Title:Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS) & Formal Techniques in Real-Time and Fault Tolerant Systems (FTRTFT)
Location:Grenoble, France
The conference unites two previously independently organised conferences FORMATS and FTRTFT. The joint conference is devoted to considering the problems and the solutions in designing real-time and/or fault-tolerant systems, and to examining how well the use of advanced design techniques and formal methods for design, analysis and verification serves in relating theory to practice.

Title:International Workshop on Network Design and Architecture
Conference:August 15 2004
Location:Montreal, Quebec, Canada
IWNDA 2004, to be held conjunction with ICPP 2004 (, provides a forum to discuss the emerging research directions in modern networking architectures. Submissions are invited in all areas relevant to networking architecture research including, but not limited to: Traffic engineering and MPLS, Overlay Networks, Metro-scale networking technologies, Wireless LANs and Mesh networks, GPRS and GSM-based access networks, Mobility support, Optical Networks, Trustworthy infrastructure, Quality-of-Service, Routing and Protection, Congestion management, Network virtualization, Resource allocation and Pricing.

Title:9th International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution
Conference:WCW 2004 / 18-20 October 2004
Location:Beijing, China
WCW serves as the premiere meeting for researchers and practitioners to exchange results and visions on all aspects of content caching, distribution, and delivery. Research in content distribution has broadened its scope to cover practically all areas related to the intersection of content and networking, including such areas as data grid computing, peer-to-peer computing, utility computing, edge computing, application networking, pervasive networking and content computing. Building on the success of previous WCW meetings, WCW9 plans to form a strong technical program that covers the newest and most interesting areas relating to content services as they move through the Internet.

Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
Conference:December 6-8, 2004
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
OSDI 2004 will bring together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software. Emphasizing both innovative research and quantified experience, OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from all fields of systems practice including, but not limited to: operating systems, networking, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, and the interaction of hardware and software development. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas or groundbreaking results that push the frontier of systems research.

Title:10th International Workshop on Future Trends in Distributed Computing Systems
Conference:May 26-28, 2004
Location:Suzhou, China
The workshop will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in distributed computing systems around the world to present their results, and exchange ideas and experience. In contrast to large international conferences in this area, this workshop will place emphasis on more in-depth discussions and project future trends.

Title:Distributed Objects and Applications
Conference:October 25-29 2004
Location:Larnaca, Cyprus
If you are a researcher or practitioner who is building innovative distributed object systems or applications, consider contributing a practice report or research paper to this event. Existing distributed object systems such as COM, CORBA, and EJB have been generally successful, but we're still evolving them, and applying lessons learned into areas such as Web Services, CORBA Components, J2EE, and .NET. All these approaches aim to provide openness, reliability, scalability, distribution transparency, security, ease of development, and support for heterogeneity between applications and platforms. Significant research and development is required to continue to broaden the applicability of distributed object systems.


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