SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (03/02/2008)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    VEE 20082008-03-05http://vee08.cs.tcd.ie/
    IISWC 20082008-03-07http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2008/
    VHPC '082008-03-10http://xhpc.wu-wien.ac.at/
    SIGOPS OSR special issue on Linux2008-03-14http://www.sigops.org/osr/200807_LinuxKernel.txt
    * WISTP'20082008-03-21http://wistp2008.xlim.fr/
    * MMCS'082008-03-31http://www.cercs.gatech.edu/mmcs08/
    ACM SenSys 20082008-04-07http://sensys.acm.org/2008/
    * IISWC 2008 BI2008-04-21http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2008/cfb.html
    Middleware 2008 2008-04-23http://middleware2008.cs.kuleuven.be/
    * USENIX ATC Poster2008-05-06http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix08/cfp/posters.html

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

VEE 2008

Title:2008 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
Submission Deadline:2008-03-05
Webpage:http://vee08.cs.tcd.ie/
Dates:March 5-7, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA (co-located with ASPLOS 2008)
Contact Email:David.Gregg@cs.tcd.ie
Synopsis:
The goal of VEE is to be a first-rate research forum that brings together leading practitioners and researchers in the broad area of virtualization, which includes topics such as high-level language virtual machines (JVM, CLR, etc.), process and system virtual machines, translators, machine emulators, and simulators. Early registration deadline: February 11th 2008

IISWC 2008

Title:2008 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2008-03-07
Submission Deadline:2008-03-14
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2008/
Dates:September 14-16, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA
Contact Email:Brad.Beckmann@amd.com
Synopsis:
This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge. On the one hand, computing workloads evolve with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking/communication technologies. On the other hand, improvements in computing technology are usually based on a solid understanding of existing workloads. Whether they are PDAs, wireless and embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we understand workload characteristics. We solicit papers in all areas related to workload characterization.

VHPC '08

Title:3rd Workshop on Virtualization in HPC Cluster and Grid Computing Environments
Abstract Deadline:2008-03-10
Submission Deadline:2008-04-14
Webpage:http://xhpc.wu-wien.ac.at/
Dates:August, 26-29, 2008
Location:Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Contact Email:childss@cs.tcd.ie
Synopsis:
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on virtualization in HPC cluster and grid environments, with the goal of sharing experience and promoting the development of a research community in this emerging area. There is a particular focus on techniques for managing large virtualized installations, as consensus has still not emerged on the best approach for this. The workshop will include a panel discussion allowing attendees to share their experience. VHPC'08 is colocated with EuroPar '08, Europe's premier conference for parallel computing.

SIGOPS OSR special issue on Linux

Title:ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review special issue on Research and Developments in the Linux kernel
Submission Deadline:2008-03-14
Webpage:http://www.sigops.org/osr/200807_LinuxKernel.txt
Dates:July 2008
Location:NA
Contact Email:muli@il.ibm.com
Synopsis:
For this OSR special issue dedicated to the Linux kernel, we welcome technical papers covering the latest advances that have been or will soon be merged into the Linux kernel, as well as wild idea papers discussing promising experimental work. In recognition of the current chasm that we wish to bridge, we encourage papers from both the Linux kernel community and the research community. Please submit papers related to all aspects of the Linux kernel. CFP with full details is available at http://www.sigops.org/osr/200807_LinuxKernel.txt.

NEW THIS MONTH!

WISTP'2008

Title:Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices 2008: Smart Devices, Convergence and Next Generation Networks
Submission Deadline:2008-03-21
Webpage:http://wistp2008.xlim.fr/
Dates:May 13-16, 2008
Location:Sevilla, Spain
Contact Email:wistp2008sec@xlim.fr
Synopsis:
See: http://wistp2008.xlim.fr/CFP/CFPosters.txt With the rapid technological development of information technologies and with the transition from the common to the next generation networks, computer systems and especially embedded systems are becoming more mobile and ubiquitous, increasingly interfacing with the physical world. Ensuring the security of these complex and yet, resource constraint systems has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges. Another important challenge is related to the convergence of these new technologies.

NEW THIS MONTH!

MMCS'08

Title:Workshop on Managed Multi-core Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-03-31
Webpage:http://www.cercs.gatech.edu/mmcs08/
Dates:June 2004, 2008
Location:Boston, MA (co-lacated with HPDC'08)
Contact Email:dilmasilva@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
This workshop will address challenges in managed homogeneous and heterogeneous many-core systems. Current approaches to resource management and virtualization are based on small-scale SMP architectures, and they fall short in terms of high-end scalability and support for heterogeneity and fine-grain parallelism. We aim at assessing new needs and their corresponding approaches, abstractions, and mechanisms for resource management issues such as scheduling, synchronization, caching, power management, and system monitoring. We welcome both technical papers, describing ongoing research and preliminary insights, and position papers introducing and arguing for novel views.

ACM SenSys 2008

Title:The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Abstract Deadline:2008-04-07
Submission Deadline:2008-04-14
Webpage:http://sensys.acm.org/2008/
Dates:Nov, 5-7, 2008
Location:Raleigh, NC, USA
Contact Email:thiemo@sics.se
Synopsis:
The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) is a highly selective, single-track forum for research results on systems issues in the area of embedded, networked sensors. Distributed systems based on networked sensors and actuators enable an instrumentation of the physical world at an unprecedented scale and density, enabling new generations of monitoring and control applications. SenSys provides an ideal venue to address the challenges facing the design, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensor networks require contributions from many fields including hardware, networking, embedded systems, distributed systems, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.

NEW THIS MONTH!

IISWC 2008 BI

Title:IISWC 2008 Benchmark Innovation session
Submission Deadline:2008-04-21
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2008/cfb.html
Dates:Sept. 14-16, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:jmpaul@vt.edu
Synopsis:
We are soliciting papers that investigate how Internet usage scenarios impact the structure, content, and use of benchmarks to evaluate performance. Paper topics can include, but are not limited to: @ studies of trends in Webpage content and other Internet usage scenarios @ proposals for new forms of Webpage benchmarking and performance analysis @ analysis of the failure of existing benchmarks for Internet usage scenarios @ fresh analysis and statement of the problem @ compelling examples of how existing benchmarks have failed for new designs.

Middleware 2008

Title:ACM/IFIP/USENIX 9th International Middleware Conference
Abstract Deadline:2008-04-23
Submission Deadline:2008-04-30
Webpage:http://middleware2008.cs.kuleuven.be/
Dates:December 1-5, 2008
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Contact Email:Davy.Preuveneers@cs.kuleuven.be
Synopsis:
The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and uses of middleware. Middleware is distributed-systems software that resides between the applications and the underlying operating systems, network protocol stacks, and hardware. Its primary role is to functionally bridge the gap between application programs and the lower-level hardware and software infrastructure in order to coordinate how application components are connected and how they interoperate.

NEW THIS MONTH!

USENIX ATC Poster

Title:USENIX Annual Technical Conference Poster Session 2008
Submission Deadline:2008-05-06
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix08/cfp/posters.html
Dates:June 25–27, 2008
Location:Boston, MA
Contact Email:usenix08posters@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Is your project the next big thing? Do you have an outrageous opinion? Are you looking for feedback on early work? The USENIX ATC Poster Session is an excellent forum to discuss your work and get feedback from the community. The poster session, held in conjunction with a reception, will allow researchers to present recent and ongoing projects in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. More information, including submission instructions, can be found at http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix08/cfp/posters.html Deadline is May 6, 2008.

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