SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (03/05/2007)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    EmNets 20072007-03-09http://www.cs.ucc.ie/emnets2007
    SOSP 20072007-03-11http://www.sosp2007.org
    IISWC 20072007-03-12http://www.iiswc.org
    * HotAC II - 20072007-03-13http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotACII
    MobiEval 20072007-03-15http://mesl.ucsd.edu/MobiEval/
    ROADS2007-03-15http://roads.cs.princeton.edu/belem07
    QEST 20072007-03-17http://www.qest.org/qest2007/
    * NetEcon+IBC 20072007-03-26http://netecon-ibc.si.umich.edu
    * WISEST 20072007-04-20http://cs.allegheny.edu/wisest2007/
    * Netgames 20072007-05-13http://caia.swin.edu.au/netgames2007/
    * LISA 20072007-05-14http://www.usenix.org/lisa07/cfpa
    PLOS 20072007-06-29http://plosworkshop.org/2007/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

EmNets 2007

Title:Fourth Worskshop on Embedded Sensor Networks
Submission Deadline:2007-03-09
Webpage:http://www.cs.ucc.ie/emnets2007
Dates:June, 25-26, 2007
Location:Cork, Ireland
Contact Email:pal@cs.stanford.edu
Synopsis:
The Fourth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets 2007) brings together wireless sensor network researchers from academic and industrial backgrounds to shed light on present and future research challenges. The workshop emphasises results from experiments or deployments that quantify the challenges in the wireless sensor systems of today as well as early results from new ideas that introduce promising approaches that will define the challenges in the wireless sensor systems of tomorrow. We especially welcome papers reporting on results that refute common assumptions, deployment experiences, novel and original approaches, and, more generally, papers that will guide future research.

SOSP 2007

Title:21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-11
Submission Deadline:2007-03-18
Webpage:http://www.sosp2007.org
Dates:October 14-17, 2007
Location:Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, USA
Contact Email:sosp-org@sosp2007.org
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit papers to the 21st SOSP reporting on original research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of operating systems. We seek submissions of high quality that significantly further the knowledge and understanding of the systems community. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialog, or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge. Papers of particular merit will be forwarded to ACM Transactions on Computer Systems for possible publication in a special issue.

IISWC 2007

Title:IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-12
Submission Deadline:2007-03-19
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org
Dates:September, 27-29, 2007
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Contact Email:bhuvan@cse.psu.edu
Synopsis:
CALL FOR PAPERS - IISWC 2007 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization IISWC 2007 September 2007, Boston, MA, USA Web site: http://www.iiswc.org

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HotAC II - 2007

Title:HotAC II: Second Workshop on Hot Topics in Autonomic Computing
Submission Deadline:2007-03-13
Webpage:http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotACII
Dates:June 15, 2007
Location:Jacksonville, FL, USA
Contact Email:hotacii@cs.northwestern.edu
Synopsis:
We request submissions of position papers of five or fewer pages from researchers or practitioners that propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) challenges, or report on experiences with real systems that may stir up new problems or suggest new solutions. Topics that are likely to provoke fruitful controversy are strongly encouraged. WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS Fabián E. Bustamante, Northwestern Emre Kiciman, MSR Lorenzo Alvisi, U.T. Austin Christof Fetzer, Dresden Brett Fleish, U.C. Riverside/NSF Y. Charlie Hu, Purdue Jeff Kephart, IBM Research Dejan Kostic, EPFL Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Northwestern David Oppenheimer, U.C. San Diego Manish Parashar, Rutgers Rama Ramasubramanian, MSR Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech. Maarten van Steen, Vrije Geoffrey M. Voelker, U.C. San Diego John Wilkes, HP Labs

MobiEval 2007

Title:MobiEval : System Evaluation for Mobile Platforms - Metrics, Methods, Tools and Platforms
Submission Deadline:2007-03-15
Webpage:http://mesl.ucsd.edu/MobiEval/
Dates:June, 11, 2007
Location:Puerto Rico, USA
Contact Email:mobieval@cs.ucsd.edu
Synopsis:
A core aspect of any engineering systems research is evaluation: What are the metrics and methods to determine if the system is behaving as expected. In mobile systems, this task becomes more challenging due to considerations imposed by the mobile aspect of the system. This workshop aims to bring together systems researchers to explore the basic question of evaluating mobile systems. Specifically we will examine challenges and advances made in the metrics, tools, methods, and the platforms used to evaluate mobile systems effectively. Areas include : * Reproducibility and Consistency * Experimental Design * Power Considerations * Metrics * Applications * Dynamic environments * Form factor * Platforms/Test-beds * Simulation

ROADS

Title:1st Latin American Real Overlay And Distributed Systems (ROADS) Workshop
Submission Deadline:2007-03-15
Webpage:http://roads.cs.princeton.edu/belem07
Dates:June 1st, 2007
Location:Belem, Brazil
Contact Email:roads-belem07@lists.cs.princeton.edu
Synopsis:
The 1st Latin American Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed Systems (ROADS) will bring together people who are (interested in) exploring the new challenges of building overlay networks and distributed networked systems. ROADS is modeled after the USENIX WORLDS workshop and PlanetLab meetings, but with more of an international flare. ROADS seeks presentation proposals for systems that are run on a real platform for a period of time.

QEST 2007

Title:4th International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems
Abstract Deadline:2007-03-17
Submission Deadline:2007-03-24
Webpage:http://www.qest.org/qest2007/
Dates:September, 16-19, 2007
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Contact Email:ribaudo@disi.unige.it
Synopsis:
The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. Performance metrics of interest include response time, reliability, availability, safety, security, survivability, correctness, timeliness, and efficiency. Areas of interest include modelling formalisms and methodologies, measurements, analytical and numerical evaluation, simulation and verification, and theory of probabilistic, concurrent and non-deterministic behaviour. Also of interest are case studies showing the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems.

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NetEcon+IBC 2007

Title:Joint Workshop on The Economics of Networked Systems and Incentive-Based Computing (NetEcon+IBC'07)
Submission Deadline:2007-03-26
Webpage:http://netecon-ibc.si.umich.edu
Dates:June 11, 2007
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:ratul@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
The NetEcon+IBC Workshop aims to promote a cross-disciplinary discussion on the role of incentives in computational and communication systems. It will bring together researchers from a diverse set of areas including systems, theory, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, and economics. NetEcon+IBC 2007 will be held in conjunction with the 2007 ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'07) which is part of the 2007 Federated Computer Research Conference (FCRC'07). In the spirit of FCRC, the workshop combines two successful workshops from previous years: the workshop on the Economics of Networked Systems (NetEcon) and the Workshop on Incentive-Based Computing (IBC).

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WISEST 2007

Title:ACM Workshop on Integrating System Environments into Software Testing (co-located with ACM ISSTA 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-04-20
Webpage:http://cs.allegheny.edu/wisest2007/
Dates:07/9/2007
Location:London, UK
Contact Email:gkapfham@allegheny.edu
Synopsis:
The Workshop on Integrating System Environments into Software Testing (WISEST 2007) establishes the first forum for the discussion of software testing and analysis techniques that explicitly incorporate the environment of a software system. Since a modern software application often interacts with a diverse execution environment in a complicated and unpredictable manner, there is a clear need for approaches that test an application, an application's execution environment, and the interaction between the software application and its environment.

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Netgames 2007

Title:6th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games: Netgames 2007
Abstract Deadline:2007-05-13
Submission Deadline:2007-05-20
Webpage:http://caia.swin.edu.au/netgames2007/
Dates:September 19-20, 2007
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Contact Email:garmitage@swin.edu.au
Synopsis:
The NetGames workshop brings together researchers and developers from academia and industry to present new research in understanding networked games and in enabling the next generation of them. Submissions are sought in any area related to networked games. We solicit submisisons of full papers with a limit of 6 pages. Authors must submit their paper in PDF and use single-spaced, double column ACM format with 11pt font. Reviews will be single-blind, authors must include their names and affiliations on the first page. Papers will be judged on their relevance, technical content and correctness, and the clarity of presentation of the research.

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LISA 2007

Title:21st Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA'07)
Submission Deadline:2007-05-14
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/lisa07/cfpa
Dates:November 11-16, 2007
Location:Dallas, TX, USA
Contact Email:lisa07chair@usenix.org
Synopsis:
The LISA '07 organizers invite you to contribute proposals for refereed papers, invited talks, and workshops, plus any ideas you have for Guru Is In sessions, Work-in-Progress Reports, the new poster session, and training sessions. For twenty years, the annual LISA conference has been the foremost worldwide gathering for everyone interested in the technical and administrative issues of running a large computing facility. Administrators of all specialties and levels of expertise meet at LISA to exchange ideas, sharpen old skills, learn new techniques, debate current issues, and meet colleagues and friends.

PLOS 2007

Title:Fourth Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS 2007)
Submission Deadline:2007-06-29
Webpage:http://plosworkshop.org/2007/
Dates:October 18, 2007
Location:Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, 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.

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