SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (03/01/2009)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    PODC 20092009-02-02http://www.podc.org/podc2009/main.shtml
    * SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 20092009-03-02http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009
    SOSP 20092009-03-02http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09
    WOSN 20092009-03-06http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2009/workshops/wosn/
    SDMAS'092009-03-06http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas09/index.shtml
    ASPLOS 2009 Workshop and Tutorials (Call for Participation)2009-03-07http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/workshops_tutorials.htm
    ASPLOS 2009 (Call for Participation)2009-03-07http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/
    LDAC 20092009-03-09http://www.sbc.org.br/ladc
    MAI'092009-03-12http://mai09.di.fc.ul.pt/
    * WRAITS 20092009-03-16http://wraits09.di.fc.ul.pt/
    * HotDep'092009-03-16http://hotdep.org/
    * PACT 20092009-03-20http://www.pactconf.org/
    * HotMetrics 20092009-03-25http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
    * PACT 2009 (Call for Workshops and Tutorials)2009-03-27http://www.pactconf.org
    IISWC 20092009-04-17http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2009/index.htm
    * MIDDLEWARE 20092009-04-20http://middleware2009.cs.uiuc.edu
    * MAMA 2009 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS2009-05-01http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
    * WASL 20092009-06-29http://www.systemloganalysis.com
    * HPCA 20102009-07-24http://www.hpcaconf.org/hpca16

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award
    NSDI 2009 Call for Posters

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PODC 2009

Title:28th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2009-02-02
Submission Deadline:2009-09-02
Webpage:http://www.podc.org/podc2009/main.shtml
Dates:August, 10-13, 2009
Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Email:petr@net.t-labs.tu-berlin.de
Synopsis:
PODC solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing from theoretical or experimental viewpoints. The common goal is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing.

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SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2009

Title:CALL FOR SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2009 WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
Submission Deadline:2009-03-02
Webpage:http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009
Dates:June, 15-19, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:kimberly.keeton@hp.com
Synopsis:
SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE 2009 will be held in Seattle, WA, on June 15-19, 2009. We solicit proposals for full-day and half-day workshops that will be collocated with the main conference. Workshops will be selected based on a 1-2 page proposal, which includes the following information: the proposed title, a brief description of topics, the intended audience, and the membership of workshop organizing committee. Please list the primary contact person with appropriate email contact information as part of the organizers. Submit proposals electronically in printable pdf or plain text to the workshop chair, Kim Keeton (kimberly.keeton@hp.com).

SOSP 2009

Title:22nd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-02
Submission Deadline:2009-03-09
Webpage:http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09
Dates:October 11-14, 2009
Location:Big Sky, Montana
Contact Email:Jeanna Matthews <jnm@clarkson.edu>
Synopsis:
We are pleased to announce that the 22cd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP09) will be held October 11-14, 2009 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. SOSP is the world's premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, vendors and teachers of operating system technology. SOSP takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, mobility, security, embedded systems, fault tolerance, system management, peer to peer systems, and virtualization. We also welcome work that explores the interface to related areas such as computer architecture, networking, programming languages and databases. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialog, or reflects on experience with or measurements of state of the art implementations. Full call for papers available at http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09/cfp.html.

WOSN 2009

Title:2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Online Social Networks
Submission Deadline:2009-03-06
Webpage:http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2009/workshops/wosn/
Dates:August 17th or 21st, 2009 (TBD)
Location:Barcelona, Spain
Contact Email:bala@research.att.com
Synopsis:
The goal of the 2nd WOSN is to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of relevance to communications systems, involving novel ideas and applications, and experimental results. The workshop solicits original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We encourage papers that propose new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop.

SDMAS'09

Title:3rd International Workshop on Scalable Distributed and Multi/Many-core Applications and Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-03-06
Webpage:http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/~jdaniel/sdmas09/index.shtml
Dates:13-16 July 2009
Location:Las Vegas, NV, USA
Contact Email:josedaniel.garcia@uc3m.es
Synopsis:
The Third International Workshop on Scalable Distributed and Multi/Many-core Applications and Systems aims to be a forum where researchers and practitioners address the challenges in the design, development and evaluation of scalable computing system. The wokshop will focus specially in the scalability of multi/many-core systems, the impact of that technology on mainstream distributed computing and the common patters between both technologies. TOPICS: Scalability in Multi-core and Many-core sytstems Scalability in Cluster Computing Scalability in Grid and Cloud Computing Scalability in Web systems

ASPLOS 2009 Workshop and Tutorials (Call for Participation)

Title:International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems Workshops and Tutorials
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-07
Submission Deadline:2009-03-08
Webpage:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/workshops_tutorials.htm
Dates:March, 7-8, 2009
Location:Washington, DC
Contact Email:sandhya@cs.rochester.edu
Synopsis:
ASPLOS 2009 Workshops and Tutorials are posted on the conference website.

ASPLOS 2009 (Call for Participation)

Title:Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-07
Submission Deadline:2009-03-11
Webpage:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/asplos09/
Dates:March, 7-11, 2009
Location:Washington, DC, USA
Contact Email:mji@cse.psu.edu
Synopsis:
The ASPLOS 2009 preliminary technical program and hotel reservation information are posted on the conference website. To get the conference rate for the hotel, rooms must be reserved by February 14th. The ASPLOS 2009 registration website is open: http://www.regmaster.com/conf/asplos2009.html The early registration deadline is February 20th, 2009.

LDAC 2009

Title:Fourth Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing
Submission Deadline:2009-03-09
Webpage:http://www.sbc.org.br/ladc
Dates:September, 1-4, 2009
Location:Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Contact Email:dilmasilva@us.ibm.com
Synopsis:
LADC is the major Latin-American event dedicated to discussing the many issues related to computer system dependability. This fourth edition is going to occur in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. The LADC program will present technical sessions, workshops, student forum, tutorials and keynote talks from top international experts in the area. The symposium scope spans system, software, and hardware issues.

MAI'09

Title:3rd Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction (MAI'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-12
Submission Deadline:2009-05-01
Webpage:http://mai09.di.fc.ul.pt/
Dates:June, 12th, 2009
Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Email:ws-mai@cs.tcd.ie
Synopsis:
There is a rising demand for middleware support for multiple cross-cutting features such as security, fault tolerance, and distributed resource management. In adaptive systems, the middleware has to exert control on applications, and vice versa. Middleware systems need the right access to applications running on top; applications need the right way for influencing middleware behavior. The goal of MAI'09 is to foster discussions between participants with different background and experience, and to provide the participants with a broader view of the problems and established approaches of middleware infrastructures.

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WRAITS 2009

Title:3rd Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-03-16
Webpage:http://wraits09.di.fc.ul.pt/
Dates:June, 29, 2009
Location:Estoril/Lisboa, Portugal
Contact Email:wraits09@di.fc.ul.pt
Synopsis:
The workshop aims to foster the understanding of and collaborative discourse on the challenges of building intrusion tolerant systems and innovative ideas to address them. As a technical area, Intrusion Tolerance is at the intersection of Fault Tolerance and Security. As a practical discipline, it brings in software engineering, adaptive system development, coordination of distributed resources, validation and evaluation of security and survivability claims. Authors are invited to submit papers to the workshop, which can present ongoing work and/or speculative/futuristic ideas. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 39th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN).

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HotDep'09

Title:Fifth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep'09)
Submission Deadline:2009-03-16
Webpage:http://hotdep.org/
Dates:June 29, 2009
Location:Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Email:hotdep09chairs@se.inf.tu-dresden.de
Synopsis:
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the Fifth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep'09). HotDep'09 brings forth cutting-edge research ideas in fault tolerance, reliability and systems. This year's HotDep will focus on critical components of the computing infrastructure: operating systems, networking, security, cloud computing, and language design.

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PACT 2009

Title:The 18th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)
Abstract Deadline:2009-03-20
Submission Deadline:2009-03-27
Webpage:http://www.pactconf.org/
Dates:September, 12-16, 2009
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Contact Email:mzahran@ieee.org
Synopsis:
PACT is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from the hardware and software areas to present ground-breaking research related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and large scale systems. PACT solicits novel, unpublished papers on a broad range of topics, please consult the conference web page for more information.

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HotMetrics 2009

Title:Second Workshop on Hot Topics in Measurement & Modeling of Computer Systems
Submission Deadline:2009-03-25
Webpage:http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
Dates:June, 19, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:arif_merchant@hp.com
Synopsis:
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009 HotMetrics 2009 aims to bring together researchers in the SIGMETRICS and related communities to discuss emerging challenges in performance evaluation, including the impact of incorporating reliability, resilience, manageability, and security. The goal is to identify “big” and “hard” problems, and to help develop innovative approaches for solving them. HotMetrics is expected to serve both as a forum for presenting new ideas and for fostering research collaborations between researchers.

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PACT 2009 (Call for Workshops and Tutorials)

Title:18th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)
Submission Deadline:2009-03-27
Webpage:http://www.pactconf.org
Dates:Sep, 12-16, 2009
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Contact Email:etsman@cs.huji.ac.il
Synopsis:
The organizing committee of the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) welcomes proposals for workshops and tutorials. We solicit proposals in all areas of hardware and software related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and large scale systems. Preferred topics include (but are not limited to) performance, workload and performance analysis, multi-core systems and their and their management, parallel programming, novel research directions. Topics with an emphasis on multi-core architectures and their specifics are particularly welcome. Please visit the webpage for more details. Early submissions are encouraged!

IISWC 2009

Title:2009 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Abstract Deadline:2009-04-17
Submission Deadline:2009-04-24
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2009/index.htm
Dates:October 4-6, 2009
Location:Austin, TX, USA
Contact Email:onur@cmu.edu
Synopsis:
IISWC is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge as the diversity and performance of computers increase. 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 the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on them. We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing system workloads.

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MIDDLEWARE 2009

Title:The ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference
Submission Deadline:2009-04-20
Webpage:http://middleware2009.cs.uiuc.edu
Dates:November 30 - December 4, 2009
Location:Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA
Contact Email:riccardo.scandariato@cs.kuleuven.be
Synopsis:
Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 10th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research and technology in 2009. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for future computing and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality technical program, invited speakers (including Hector Garcia-Molina of Stanford University), an industrial track, poster and demo presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.

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MAMA 2009 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Title:The Eleventh Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis
Submission Deadline:2009-05-01
Webpage:http://conferences.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics/2009/workshops.shtml
Dates:June, 15, 2009
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:mss@watson.ibm.com
Synopsis:
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009 The Eleventh Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis (MAMA 2009) seeks to bring together researchers working on the mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. It is intended to provide a forum at SIGMETRICS conferences for talks on early research in the more mathematical areas of computer performance analysis. These talks tend to be based on very recent research results (including work in progress) or on new research results that will be otherwise submitted only to a journal (or recently have been submitted to a journal). For more information about the workshop, please contact Mark Squillante (mss@watson.ibm.com).

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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

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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

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award
Summary:
ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award 
Abstract Deadline: 04/30/2009 
Submission Deadline: 04/30/2009 
Web Page: http://www.sigmetrics.org/ 

Synopsis:
The 2009 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award will be presented at the SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009 conference, June 15-19, 2009, in Seattle, Washington, USA.  The award is given annually to recognize a rising star in our community who demonstrates outstanding potential for research in the field of computer and communication performance.
The selection will be based on the impact of the candidate's work in the field in creating promising new ideas, paradigms and tools related to the performance analysis of computer and communication systems, which may be analytical or empirical in nature.  Depth and impact will be valued over breadth of contribution for this award.

Title:NSDI 2009 Call for Posters
Summary:
The 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation 
Abstract Deadline: 03/01/2009 
Submission Deadline: 03/01/2009 
Web Page: http://www.usenix.org/events/nsdi09/activities.html#posters
Conference Dates: April 22-24, 2009
Location: Boston, MA, USA

Synopsis:
The 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '09) will be continuing its long-running tradition of showcasing early research in progress at a poster session. New, ongoing work, early findings from measurement studies, and demonstrations of newly deployed systems are highly encouraged. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work.

To submit a poster, please send a proposal, one page or less, by March 1, 2009, to nsdi09posters@usenix.org. The poster session chair will send back decisions by March 15, 2009.

Find out more at http://www.usenix.org/events/nsdi09/activities.html#posters

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