SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-November-2003)



Title:Eleventh International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Conference:October 9-13, 2004
Location:Boston, MA, USA
ASPLOS is a multi-disciplinary conference that seeks cross-fertilizing research in areas of hardware, architecture, compilers, operating systems, networking, and applications. It has captured some of the major computer systems innovations of the past 15 years. Today multi-disciplinary research is becoming even more important, as boundaries between hardware/software and local/network computing blur, as the form and capabilities of computing devices becomes ever more varied, and as the user-base and applications expand exponentially. Like its predecessors, the eleventh ASPLOS conference will focus on ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research. In addition, the program committee welcomes research papers on a wide range of non-traditional topics that emphasize the multi-disciplinary aspects of their work.

Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
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:Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Conference:June 12-16th, 2004
Location:New York, NY, USA
The joint SIGMETRICS/Performance conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular interest is work that furthers the state-of-the-art in performance evaluation methods, or combines analytic and experimental methods to evaluate design trade-offs in real systems.

Title:The 3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems
Conference:February 26-27, 2004
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
The 3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'04) provides a forum for researchers to discuss the state-of-the-art in peer-to-peer computing and to identify key research challenges in the area. IPTPS'04 will continue and build on the success of the first two IPTPS workshops in 2002 and 2003. 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:Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference
Conference:May 17-22, 2004
Location:New York, NY, USA
WWW2004 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the Web. Papers should not have been published or be in submission at another conference or journal. Topics include but are not limited to: applications; browsers and user interfaces; data mining; electronic commerce (potential papers should be submitted to the EC'04 Conference, which is co-located with WWW2004); mobility and wireless access; performance and reliability; search; security and privacy; semantic web; web engineering;


Title:  IEEE Information Assurance Standards Workshop
December 4-5, 2003

Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

Understanding and meeting the requirements presented by the complex set of existing information assurance standards, law, and policy is a daunting challenge to everyone involved in timely and secure delivery of information. To reduce this challenge, new information assurance standards being developed by the IEEE will be crafted to fit into this existing environment. The review of standards project selection and strategy offered by this workshop supports this goal and provides a means to identify unmet needs for new information standards.

This day-and-a-half workshop therefore introduces current IEEE information assurance (IA) standards projects and solicits volunteer participation in a consensus process to produce preeminent international information standards. Projects introduced at this workshop include those recently approved for work on both baseline operating system security (BOSS) and certification and accreditation (C&A) of information systems, each project being initially based on NIST-developed drafts. In addition, an ongoing project to develop a standard architecture for encrypted shared storage media is reviewed. And projects slated to begin later this year, dealing with security of peripherals and information assurance terminology, are discussed.

Sponsors: IEEE Task Force on Information Assurance, IEEE Standards
Association General contact: Jack Cole,, +1 (410) 278-9276


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