SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (10/02/2007)


  1. Announcements:
    NSDI 20082007-10-02
    IPTPS 20082007-11-02
    MSPC 20082007-11-06
    IEEE Network Magazine Special Issue CFP2007-11-10
    IEEE Micro Special Issue CFP2008-01-05
    DCoSS 2008-01-28

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  3. Special Announcements:
    SOSP 2007 Registration Open

  4. SOSP 2007 Women's Workshop -- Call for Participation

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NSDI 2008

Title:5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
Abstract Deadline:2007-10-02
Submission Deadline:2007-10-08
Dates:April 16-18 2008
Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
NSDI focuses on the design principles and practical evaluation of large-scale networked and distributed systems. Systems as diverse as Internet routing, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, sensor networks, Web-based systems, and measurement infrastructures share a set of common challenges. Progress in any of these areas requires a deep understanding of how researchers are addressing the challenges of large-scale systems in other contexts. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across the networking and systems community--including communication, distributed systems, and operating systems--to foster a broad approach to addressing our common research challenges.

IPTPS 2008

Title:7th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '08)
Submission Deadline:2007-11-02
Dates:02, 25-26, 2008
Location:Tampa Bay, FL USA
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
Dates:March 2, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
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.


Title:International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Abstract Deadline:2007-11-09
Submission Deadline:2007-11-16
Dates:June 2-6, 2008
Location:Annapolis, MD, USA
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
Dates:Publication -- Aug/Sep 2008
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


Title:The 2nd EuroSys Doctoral Workshop
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Dates:April 1, 2008
Location:Glasgow, Scotland
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.


Title:2nd IEEE Intl. Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks
Submission Deadline:2007-12-07
Dates:June, 20, 2008
Location:Beijing, China
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.

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
Dates:May 2008
Location:IEEE Micro
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.


Title:International Conference on Distributed Computing on Sensor Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-01-28
Dates:June, 11-14, 2008
Location:Santorini Island, Greece
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.

Title:  SOSP 2007 Registration Open

Registration has now opened for SOSP 2007, to be held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA, USA from Oct. 14 through Oct. 17, 2007. Please visit the registration page on the SOSP web site,, for more details and for the technical program. Early registration runs from now through September 7, 2007.

Title:  SOSP 2007 Women's Workshop -- Call for Participation

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the SYSTERS electronic forum that started with women from the systems research community at SOSP'87, SOSP'07 has initiated a special workshop for women in computer systems as a prelude to the beginning of the SOSP conference. The one-day workshop will commence in the late afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 13 and proceed through Sunday, and is targeted to women students at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels with interests in computer systems research. Women involved in systems research in industry and academia are also welcome to participate.

Through the generous support of CRA-W, NSF, Microsoft, Google, and HP, we are able to offer a significant number of scholarship awards for graduate and senior undergraduate women to participate in this workshop, followed by SOSP attendance. The awards provide an allowance for travel, shared room accommodation, and registration.

The purpose of this posting in multifold. First, we want the greater systems community to be aware of the Women's Workshop and encourage support and participation. Second, for graduate and senior undergraduate students, we invite and encourage you to attend. The first step is to apply for one of these scholarships. The deadline for application is August 15th, and instructions may be found on the SOSP web site listed below. Third is a request for help from the faculty mentors out there. We ask you to get in touch with your women students who may benefit from this opportunity and get them to apply for scholarships and attend this workshop.

Please see for both a link to the women's workshop description and tentative program as well as a link to the scholarship application procedures.


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