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



Title:The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
Submission Deadline:05/02/2004
Conference:August 25-27, 2004
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
P2P2004 is the fourth Conference in a continuation of annual conferences concerned with the convergence of overlay network technologies that empower the leaf-nodes. These technologies include Peer-to-Peer, Grids, Clusters, and the Web Services that ride over them. These overlay networks are converging toward a common set of protocols due to their extensive implementations on the Internet and other shared environments.

Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
Submission Deadline:05/26/2004
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:Distributed Objects and Applications
Submission Deadline:05/30/2004
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.

Title:Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM) 2004
Submission Deadline:06/30/2004
Conference:October 29, 2004
Location:Fairfax, VA, USA
Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading threats to information security and service availability. "Worms" leverage the combination of software monocultures and the uncontrolled Internet communication model to quickly compromise large numbers of hosts. Current operational practices have not been able to manage these threats effectively and the research community is only now beginning to address this area. We are soliciting papers from researchers and practitioners on subjects relevant to an understanding of the threat posed by worms, and defensive postures and countermeasures that can be used to mitigate the threat.


Title:  ACM/SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award

The Mark Weiser Award was created in 2001 by ACM SIGOPS, to be given to an individual who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in operating systems research. The recipient must have begun his or her career no earlier than 20 years prior to nomination.

The award is named in honor of Mark Weiser, a computing visionary recognized for his research accomplishments during his career at Xerox PARC. ACM SIGOPS will present a $1000 prize to the recipient, in memory of Mark and his many contributions to SIGOPS and the operating systems community. The award will be given annually at SOSP and OSDI.

The selection committee will choose the recipient based on: "contributions that are highly creative, innovative, and possibly high-risk, in keeping with the visionary spirit of Mark Weiser."

Nominations are due September 1, 2004. Please see
for detailed nomination procedures, a list of previous award winners, and a list of award-committee members.


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