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



Title: 2nd Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Deadline: 03-Sep-2002
Conference: March 31 - April 2, 2003
There is still time to submit your paper for the 2nd Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03). Topics of interest include but are not limited to: New storage architectures and technologies, Storage system reliability, availability, and scalability, Storage networking and virtualization, Utility storage and grid storage, Wide-area storage, peer-to-peer, and disaster recovery, Caching, replication, and consistency, Security, Storage for databases, Data layout, metadata, and indexing, I/O in parallel and distributed system Submissions are due September 3, 2002. 

Title: 2nd International Workshop on Embedded Software
Deadline: 07-Sep-2002
Conference: EMSOFT'02, October 7-9, 2002, Grenoble, France
The scope of the EMSOFT Workshop spans all aspects of embedded software, including operating systems and middleware, programming languages and compilers, modeling and validation, software engineering and programming methodologies, scheduling and execution-time analysis, formal methods, communication protocols and fault tolerance. For this second version of EMSOFT, we attempted to strike a balance between invited and selected contributions. The Program includes 17 selected and 13 invited contributions. Registration fees include conference attendance, handouts, proceedings, refreshments, and the conference dinner on Tuesday, October 8th. The EMSOFT'02 fees amount to: 300 euros for regular attendees and 200 euros for students. You can register online at: 

Deadline: 13-Sep-2002
ICDCS provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss their latest research findings on a broad array of topics in distributed computing.

Title: 4th USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems
Deadline: 16-Sep-2002
Conference: March 26-28, 2003
The USITS 03 Program Committee seeks both innovative research and quantified experience in Internet applications, technologies, and systems. We seek papers describing original work concerning the design, implementation, and application of Internet technologies. Besides mature work, we also encourage papers outlining a compelling distant vision of the future, exceptionally promising prototypes, or enlightening negative results. Case studies and experience papers are particularly welcome. Submissions are due on September 16, 2002. For more information, please visit 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: 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: Mark Weiser Award Nominations 
The Mark Weiser Award is an award created in 2001 by ACM SIGOPS, to be given to an individual who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in operating systems research. The recipient must have begun his or her career no earlier than 20 years prior to nomination. More information is available on the award web site at and nominations are due on September 1, 2002. 


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