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


CONTENTS



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:Third Workshop on Power-Aware Computer Systems
Deadline:03-Oct-2003
Webpage:http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~pacs03/
Conference:December 1st, 2003
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Synopsis:
The third workshop on Power-Aware Computer Systems (PACS'03) will be held in conjunction with the MICRO-36 conference. The workshop provides a forum to present issues related to power dissipation and energy consumption to the architecture community. In particular, we will discuss power and power-related issues in computer system design, to help understand and overcome the limitations of existing hardware/software solutions for power reduction. Furthermore, we will also present a forum for examining innovative solutions to the power problem for computer systems at all levels of performance. Submission deadline: 10/03/03 Notification of acceptance: 10/24/03 Camera-ready: 10/31/03

Title:3rd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Deadline:07-Oct-2003
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/fast04/
Conference:March 31-April 2, 2004
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Synopsis:
The 3rd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '04) will bring together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: caching, replication, consistency, and mobility in storage systems; data and metadata layout and organization, indexing; empirical studies; I/O in parallel and distributed systems; novel storage architectures and technologies; storage for databases; storage networking, wide-area storage, grid storage, peer-to-peer systems; storage system reliability, availability, scalability, and disaster tolerance; storage system security, management, and performance evaluation.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:2nd IEEE International Information Assurance Workshop
Deadline:10-Oct-2003
Webpage:http://www.iwia.org/2004/
Conference:April 8-9th, 2004
Location:Charlotte, NC, USA
Synopsis:
IWIA 2004 is a workshop sponsored by the IEEE TFIA in cooperation with the ACM SIGSAC and is intended as a forum for research, government, and industry working on information assurance (IA) and security. IA is intrinsically system-oriented in that it focuses on information delivery under well-defined constraints and guards against failures caused by the manner in which information technology is developed, by malicious human acts, and by natural disaster. An additional track will focus on survivability issues.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Deadline:07-Nov-2003
Webpage:http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sigm2004/
Conference:June 12-16th, 2004
Location:New York, NY, USA
Synopsis:
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.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:The 3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems
Deadline:10-Nov-2003
Webpage:http://iptps04.cs.ucsd.edu
Conference:February 26-27, 2004
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Synopsis:
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
Deadline:14-Nov-2003
Webpage:http://www2004.org/
Conference:May 17-22, 2004
Location:New York, NY, USA
Synopsis:
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;

NEW THIS MONTH!
Title:The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
Deadline:14-May-2004
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/osdi04/
Conference:December 6-8, 2004
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Synopsis:
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.

SITES OF THE MONTH

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Previous months' sites are listed at http://www.acm.org/sigops/SOTM/.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:  Introductory OS Textbook Discussion at SOSP'03
Summary:  
Join the dialogue at SOSP'03!

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers wants to hear from you!

As we begin our research on developing a new operating systems textbook, we would like to hear your thoughts on the issues you believe are most important in teaching the introductory operating systems course and how a textbook can best support your course goals.

Denise Penrose, Senior Editor at Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, invites you to join her for wine and hors d'oeuvres with your colleagues to discuss these issues at the upcoming SOSP'03. A short list of discussion topics will be provided in advance of the focus group via email. To show our appreciation for your contribution, we are pleased to offer a small honorarium of $100.

The focus group will be held on Monday, October 20, 2003 at the Sagamore Resort from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. More details on the room location and topics for discussion to come soon via email.

Please RSVP by October 13 to: e.thiuri@elsevier.com

If you cannot attend the focus group, but would still like to share your opinions on operating systems textbooks with us, please RSVP to the above email address, and we will point you to our online survey on this topic.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Emilia Thiuri



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