SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Nov-2001)


CONTENTS


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title: Conference on File Systems and Storage Technologies
Webpage: http://www.usenix.org/events/fast
Conference: January 28-30, 2002
Synopsis:
The FAST conference brings together the top storage systems researchers and practitioners to explore the design, implementation, and uses of storage systems. FAST will be the successor to IOPADS, which for several years was the top conference dedicated to parallel and distributed I/O systems. FAST will consist of two days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, invited talks, and an introductory keynote address. Work-in-progress presentations and informal Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will round out the conference experience allowing attendees to meet respected colleagues and provide valuable feedback. Register early and SAVE! FAST is sponsored by USENIX, in cooperation with ACM/SIGOPS and IEEE TCOS.

Title: IFIP/ACM Conference on Distributed Systems Platforms (Middleware
Deadline: 12-Nov-2001
Webpage: http://www.labs.agilent.com/middleware2001/
Conference: 12-16 November 2001
Synopsis:
Middleware 2001, like its two predecessors, is a synthesis of the major conferences and workshops in distributed systems platforms and open distributed processing. The focus of Middleware 2001 is on the design, implementation, deployment and evaluation of distributed systems platforms and architectures for future networked environments. Of particular interest is experience with both new and existing architectures and platforms (such as RM-ODP, CORBA, RMI and DCOM) in environments which may include public, private and mobile networks, overlaid wired and wireless technologies, IPv6 and IP multicast, multimedia and real-time information and an increasing volume of WWW and Java traffic.

Title: The 2002 World Wide Web Conference
Deadline: 13-Nov-2001
Webpage: http://www2002.org
Conference: 7-11 May 2002
Synopsis:
This prestigious conference organized by the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2) also provides a public forum for the WWW Consortium (W3C) through the annual W3C track. Topics include but are not limited to the following: Applications, Browsers and User Interfaces, Electronic Commerce and Security, Hypermedia, Languages, Mobility and Wireless Access, Multimedia, Performance, Searching and Querying, Indexing and Crawling, and Semantic Web.

Title: USENIX 2002
Deadline: 19-Nov-2001
Webpage: http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix02/
Conference: June 9-14, 2002
Synopsis:
Deadline: 12 Nov 2001 (FREENIX track) Deadline: 19 Nov 2001 (general refereed track) USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 25 years, its members have come from a broad community of developers, researchers, system administrators and engineers with interests spanning the full range of technology. As the core conference of this community, the USENIX Annual Technical Conference is the premier forum for computing professionals to share the results of their latest and best work, develop new ideas and solutions, and connect with their colleagues.

Title: Fifth Workshop on Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads
Deadline: 30-Nov-2001
Webpage: http://tesla.hpl.hp.com/caecw-02/
Conference: Feb. 2, 2002, Preceeds Eighth International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture
Synopsis:
Building on the positive feedback enjoyed by the previous Workshops on Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads, this fifth workshop will again bring together researchers and practitioners in computer architecture and commercial workloads from industry and academia. In the course of one day, we will discuss work-in-progress that utilizes commercial workloads for the evaluation of computer architectures. By discussing this ongoing research, the workshop will expose participants to the characteristics of commercial workload behavior and provide an understanding of how commercial workloads exercise computer systems. 

Title: International Workshop on "Compiler Optimization Meets Compiler Verification (COCV 2002)"
Deadline: 03-Dec-2001
Webpage: http://sunshine.cs.uni-dortmund.de/~knoop/cocv02.html
Conference: 13 April 2002
Synopsis:
Semantics preservation between source and target program is the commonly accepted minimum requirement to be ensured by compilers. The precise meaning, however, is often only implicit. As a rule of thumb, verification tends to interpret semantics preservation in a very tight sense, not only but also to simplify the verification task. Optimization generally prefers a more liberal view in order to enable more powerful transformations otherwise excluded.

Title: The 1st International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems 
Deadline: 03-Dec-2001
Webpage: http://www.cs.rice.edu/Conferences/IPTPS02/
Conference: 7-8 March 2002
Synopsis:
Peer-to-peer has emerged as a promising new paradigm for distributed computing. The 1st International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'02) aims to provide a forum for researchers active in peer-to-peer computing to discuss the state-of-the-art and to identify key research challenges in peer-to-peer computing. The goal of the workshop is to examine peer-to-peer technologies, applications and systems, and also to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead. In the context of this workshop, peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems, in which all or most communication is symmetric. 

Title: Power-Aware Computer Systems Workshop
Deadline: 14-Dec-2001
Webpage: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~pacs02
Conference: Held in conjunction with HPCA-8
Synopsis:
Higher power and energy dissipation in recent years has led to an increase in packaging cost and a decrease in product reliability in all segments of computing market, and a significant reduction of battery life in portable systems. The workshop on Power-Aware Computer Systems, will bring together experts from key areas in computer system design, interested in power-aware and low-power design and evlauation. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title: SOSP 2003 Location Solicitation 
Summary:
If you have a good idea for the location of SOSP 2003, please contact David Kotz, SIGOPS chair. European locations might be nice. The more information you can gather about the place, the better: what sort of conference facilities exist? what are the housing options? what are the special features about the site or the surroundings? who are the people who might put significant effort to making SOSP a success at that location? how far is it from major airports? 
Title: SOSP 2003 Program Chair 
Summary:
We are very pleased to announce that Larry Peterson will be the program chair for SOSP 2003.
Title: SOSP 2001 CD ROM
Summary:
SIGOPS members will soon receive a copy of the SOSP 2001 CD ROM.  It will contain proceedings from the past 10 SOSP conferences, as well as the last three SIGOPS European Workshops.  Supplementary information on papers published in this year's proceedings will also be available in some cases.

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