SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (11/01/2007)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    IPTPS 20082007-11-02http://www.cs.toronto.edu/iptps2008/
    MSPC 20082007-11-06http://www.cs.umass.edu/MSPC08
    ACM SIGMETRICS 20082007-11-09http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sigmet08/
    IEEE Network Magazine Special Issue CFP2007-11-10http://www.comsoc.org/pubs/net/
    EuroSysPhD2007-12-07http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/EuroSysDoctoral/
    WiMAN'082007-12-07http://www.cs.iusb.edu/~liqzhang/WiMAN2008/index.htm
    * ComNet2007-12-14http://www.elsevier.com/locate/comnet
    * SPEED2008 cfp2007-12-23http://speed2008.eecs.ucf.edu/main.php
    IEEE Micro Special Issue CFP2008-01-05http://research.microsoft.com/~onur/cfp_micro_may08.pdf
    DCoSS 2008-01-28http://www.dcoss.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IPTPS 2008

Title:7th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '08)
Submission Deadline:2007-11-02
Webpage:http://www.cs.toronto.edu/iptps2008/
Dates:02, 25-26, 2008
Location:Tampa Bay, FL USA
Contact Email:stefan@cs.toronto.edu
Synopsis:
The 7th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '08) provides a forum for researchers to engage in a lively discussion of current and future trends in peer-to-peer systems, broadly defined. In the context of this year's workshop, peer-to-peer systems are defined to be systems that enable sharing and cooperation among ordinary users whether the underlying technology is decentralized or not, including but not limited to Internet systems, Web-based systems, overlay networks, online games, mobile systems, and online social networks. We encourage submissions of early work, with novel and interesting ideas.

MSPC 2008

Title:The 2008 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Memory Systems Performance & Correctness (MSPC 2008)
Submission Deadline:2007-11-06
Webpage:http://www.cs.umass.edu/MSPC08
Dates:March 2, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:bradchen@google.com
Synopsis:
As CPUs rely increasingly on parallelism rather than frequency to improve performance, the memory system emerges as the fundamental barrier to continued improvement in system-level performance. Previous tactics like increasing cache size and associativity become less and less relevant in a world where NUMA memory behaviors and inter-processor contention dominate application performance. MSPC is a forum for exploring these emerging challenges. This multi-disciplinary workshop fosters collaboration among researchers in compilers, programming languages, architecture, operating systems and adjacent specialties. We welcome position papers on all aspects of memory system performance and correctness.

ACM SIGMETRICS 2008

Title:International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Abstract Deadline:2007-11-09
Submission Deadline:2007-11-16
Webpage:http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sigmet08/
Dates:June 2-6, 2008
Location:Annapolis, MD, USA
Contact Email:adamw@caltech.edu
Synopsis:
The ACM SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques on topics such as: * Performance-oriented design and evaluation studies of: computer networks, Internet servers, computer architectures, database systems, operating systems, distributed systems, multimedia systems, file and storage systems, memory systems, language and runtime systems, real-time systems, sensor networks, mobile devices and wireless networks, and fault-tolerant systems. * Performance methodology techniques and algorithms for: analytic modeling, system measurement and monitoring, model verification and validation, workload characterization, simulation, statistical analysis, stochastic modeling, experimental design, and reliability analysis.

IEEE Network Magazine Special Issue CFP

Title:Special issue on Composable context aware services
Submission Deadline:2007-11-10
Webpage:http://www.comsoc.org/pubs/net/
Dates:Publication -- Aug/Sep 2008
Location:N/A
Contact Email:raj.yavatkar@intel.com
Synopsis:
The purpose is to present the state-of-the-art in research and practice of networking for composable context aware computing and connectivity. This special issue will discuss (a) applications and middleware that are needed to create and support composable services, (b) design of network protocols and software stacks for automatic composition, (c) the impact of context awareness to simplify network configuration, and (d) Implications for network system architecture and design. Papers should bridge the gap from academic research to early experience or deployment of monitoring infrastructure. In particular, papers must have content that has tutorial value and be comprehensive

EuroSysPhD

Title:The 2nd EuroSys Doctoral Workshop
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/EuroSysDoctoral/
Dates:April 1, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
Contact Email:emrek@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
This full-day doctoral workshop, held on the day before the main EuroSys 2008 programme, will provide a forum for students to present their PhD work and receive constructive feedback and general advice from experts in the field as well as peers. Invited speakers and panel discussions will address common challenges and general advice for PhD students.

WiMAN'08

Title:2nd IEEE Intl. Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Webpage:http://www.cs.iusb.edu/~liqzhang/WiMAN2008/index.htm
Dates:June, 20, 2008
Location:Beijing, China
Contact Email:cpoellab@cse.nd.edu, liqzhang@cs.iusb.edu
Synopsis:
Recently, wireless mesh networking is attracting significant interest from academia, industry, and standard organizations. With several favorable characteristics, such as dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, easy maintenance, high scalability and reliable services, wireless mesh networks have been advocated as a cost-effective approach to support high-speed last mile connectivity and ubiquitous broadband access in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or community networking. WiMAN 2008 invites submissions addressing theoretical and experimental work at all layers of wireless mesh and ad-hoc networks, from application layer to the physical layer.

NEW THIS MONTH!

ComNet

Title:ComNet - Special Issue on Autonomic and Self-Organising Systems
Submission Deadline:2007-12-14
Webpage:http://www.elsevier.com/locate/comnet
Dates:Tentative Publication Date: August 2008
Location:none
Contact Email:demeer@fmi.uni-passau.de
Synopsis:
In this special issue we have two aims: to provide a guide to a unified field of autonomic computing and communications through invited contributions addressing cross-system and whole-system techniques; and to present novel research contributions that advance the state of autonomic and self-organising systems design. Guest Editors: Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, DE John Strassner, Motorola, US Simon Dobson, UCD Dublin, IE

NEW THIS MONTH!

SPEED2008 cfp

Title:1st International Workshop on Storage and I/O Virtualization, Performance, Energy, Evaluation and Dependability (SPEED08) Held in conjunction with HPCA2008
Submission Deadline:2007-12-23
Webpage:http://speed2008.eecs.ucf.edu/main.php
Dates:February 16-17, 2008
Location:Salt City, UT, USA
Contact Email:pjv@rice.edu; jwang@eecs.ucf.edu
Synopsis:
In today's digital world our focus has shifted from computation to storage of information. This workshop aims to provide a one-day forum to bring together systems architecture researchers and practitioners to explore new ideas for the design, implementation, analysis and evaluation of modern computer storage and I/O systems. Presentation of new ideas and work in progress is encouraged.

IEEE Micro Special Issue CFP

Title:Interaction of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems in the Many-core Era (IEEE Micro May/June 2008)
Submission Deadline:2008-01-05
Webpage:http://research.microsoft.com/~onur/cfp_micro_may08.pdf
Dates:May 2008
Location:IEEE Micro
Contact Email:onur@microsoft.com
Synopsis:
As the Operating System (OS) or system software in general is the centerpiece of a computer system managing various platform hardware resources, the breathtaking evolution of the many-core processor architecture will require a fundamental reexamination of mainstream OS/system-software design decisions. The purpose of this special issue of the IEEE Micro magazine is to bring readers the latest advances in the interface of the fields of operating systems and computer architecture, with a focus on how the important system software affects the architecture design and vice versa, in order to achieve increasingly involved platform and system design goals.

DCoSS

Title:International Conference on Distributed Computing on Sensor Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-01-28
Webpage:http://www.dcoss.org
Dates:June, 11-14, 2008
Location:Santorini Island, Greece
Contact Email:pinotti@unipg.it
Synopsis:
Distributed sensor systems have become a highly active research area due to their potential for providing diverse new capabilities. Such systems allow intelligent dense monitoring of physical environments, which makes them immensely useful for data collection and analysis. The focus of the conference is on distributed computing issues in large-scale networked sensor systems (including algorithms, applications, and systematic design techniques and tools), but networking-related contributions that support high level abstractions are also welcome. Best paper awards will be given in each of the three conference technical tracks: algorithms, applications, and systems. DCOSS '08 Proceedings will appear through the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series of Springer Verlag.

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