SIGOPS-ANNOUNCE monthly posting (1-Sep-2001)


Title:Modeling And Simulation Conference
Conference:27-31 Jan 2002
The objective of this conference is to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among a talented group of international researchers on advances in the design and performance analysis of communication networks and distributed systems. The conference emphasizes modeling, technical advances and unique applications in the areas of high speed networking, wireless communications, multimedia applications, computer architecture and distributed, parallel and mobile computing systems. The structure of the conference is designed to facilitate collegiality and continuity of discussion among the conference speakers and attendees on the topics covered during the week.

Title:18th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP01)
Conference:21-24 October 2001
Call for participation:

Title:Sigmetrics 2002
Conference:15-19 Jun 2002
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. Of particular interest is work that furthers the state-of-the-art in performance evaluation methods, or those that creatively apply previously developed methods to understand or to gain important insights into key design trade-offs in complex computer/communication systems.

Title:The 2002 World Wide Web Conference
Conference:7-11 May 2002
This prestigious conference organized by the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2) also provides a public forum for the WWW Consortium (W3C) through the annual W3C track. Topics include but are not limited to the following: Applications, Browsers and User Interfaces, Electronic Commerce and Security, Hypermedia, Languages, Mobility and Wireless Access, Multimedia, Performance, Searching and Querying, Indexing and Crawling, and Semantic Web.

Title:USENIX 2002
Conference:June 9-14, 2002
Deadline: 12 Nov 2001 (FREENIX track) Deadline: 19 Nov 2001 (general refereed track) USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 25 years, its members have come from a broad community of developers, researchers, system administrators and engineers with interests spanning the full range of technology. As the core conference of this community, the USENIX Annual Technical Conference is the premier forum for computing professionals to share the results of their latest and best work, develop new ideas and solutions, and connect with their colleagues.

Title:International Workshop on "Compiler Optimization Meets Compiler Verification (COCV 2002)"
Conference:13 April 2002
Semantics preservation between source and target program is the commonly accepted minimum requirement to be ensured by compilers. The precise meaning, however, is often only implicit. As a rule of thumb, verification tends to interpret semantics preservation in a very tight sense, not only but also to simplify the verification task. Optimization generally prefers a more liberal view in order to enable more powerful transformations otherwise excluded.


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Summary:  The plan 9 Operating System is now open source and available available for download.

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Title:  SOSP 2003 Location Solicitation
SOSP 2001 is just around the corner, and we're starting to think about SOSP 2003! If you have a good idea for the location of SOSP 2003, please contact David Kotz, SIGOPS chair. European locations might be nice. The more information you can gather about the place, the better: what sort of conference facilities exist? what are the housing options? what are the special features about the site or the surroundings? who are the people who might put significant effort to making SOSP a success at that location? how far is it from major airports? We'll discuss a few locations at the SIGOPS business meeting at SOSP2001.


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