SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Oct-2002)



Title: ACM Principles of Distributed Computing
Deadline: 31-Jan-2003
Conference: July 13-16, 2003
We are soliciting research contributions on the design, specification, implementation, application and theory of distributed systems. We are continuing to broaden the conference by actively seeking papers reporting on the implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of real systems. We will favor work that explores new territory or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge. Submissions on any topic in the intersection of security and distributed computing are solicited for the Security in Distributed Computing Special Track.

Title: 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
Deadline: 24-Mar-2003
Conference: October 19-22, 2003
Authors are invited to submit papers to the 19th Symposium on Operating System Principles (SOSP) reporting on original research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of operating systems. We seek submissions of high quality that significantly further the knowledge and understanding of the systems community. In keeping with SOSP tradition, we will favor work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialog, or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge. Papers of particular merit will be forwarded to ACM Transactions on Computer Systems for possible publication in a special issue.

Title: The First International Conference on on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
Deadline: 14-Oct-2002
Conference: May 5-8, 2003
MobiSys 2003, jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and The USENIX Association, In cooperation with ACM SIGOPS, will be a 2.5-day conference, featuring refereed paper presentations, demos, poster sessions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. The program committee currently seeks papers on innovative and significant research in the area of mobile systems. Areas of interest and submission guidlines can be found on the USENIX web site at: We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Title: International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Deadline: 25-Oct-2002
Conference: June 10-14 2003
The SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. We are interested in techniques whose aim is to evaluate a system's dependability, security, correctness, or power consumption as well as more traditional performance metrics. Of particular interest is work that furthers the state of the art in performance evaluation methods, or that creatively applies previously developed methods to gain important insights into key design trade-offs in complex computer and communication systems.

Title: First IEEE International Information Assurance Workshop
Deadline: 01-Nov-2002
Conference: Darmstadt, Germany 24-MAR-2003
The IEEE Task Force on Information Assurance is sponsoring a workshop on information assurance in cooperation with the ACM SIGSAC on research and experience in information assurance. The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of IA.

Title: The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference
Deadline: 15-Nov-2002
Conference: May 20-24, 2003, Budapest, Hungary
WWW2003 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, Electronic Commerce, Hypermedia Mobility and Wireless Access, Multimedia Performance and Reliability, Search and Data Mining, Security and Privacy, Semantic Web, Web Engineering

Title: Call for Papers: Workshop on Parallel I/O in Cluster Computing and Grids to be held in conjunction with 3rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid
Deadline: 15-Nov-2002
Conference: 12-15 May 2003, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, JAPAN
We are soliciting high quality papers reporting original work on parallel I/O in Cluster Computing and Computational Grids in both theoretical and experimental research on a broad range of topics.

Title: PPoPP'03: Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming
Deadline: 15-Dec-2002
Conference: June 11-13, 2003, San Diego, California
The goal of the PPoPP Symposia is to provide a forum for papers on the principles and foundations of parallel programming, tools and techniques for parallel programming, and experiences in using parallel programming to solve applications problems. Topics of interest include parallel and distributed programming; analysis and verification, automatic parallelization, performance analysis, optimization, languages, development tools and software engineering methods for parallel and distributed programs; Grid computing; distributed data management and databases; internet services and query processing; software for embedded or real-time systems; parallel and distributed algorithms and applications.


Title:   SOSP to be held in New York state, October 2003
The next Symposium on Operating Systems Principles will be held October 19-22, 2003 at the Sagamore, on Lake George, New York state. The site is beautiful, about 1 hr north of Albany, NY, about 3-4 hours north of New York City, and about 3 hrs south of Montreal, Quebec.

At the last SOSP, there was a lively discussion about possible locations for SOSP 2003. There was particular interest in holding it in Europe in 2003, and approximately every three iterations thereafter. On the other hand, a substantial fraction of the SOSP audience also attends SIGCOMM, which is located in Europe every three years. Since SIGCOMM 2003 will be in Europe in 2003, many desired to avoid a six-year SOSP cycle that coincided with SIGCOMM's three-year cycle. After carefully considering this issue, and the European and North American locations suggested for 2003, the SOSP steering committee decided to hold SOSP 2003 in northeastern United States. Our goal is for SOSP return to Europe in 2005, and approximately every three iterations thereafter. It's not too soon to start thinking about the perfect European SOSP hide-away! In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you all at the Sagamore next year. - David Kotz, SIGOPS Chair


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