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



Title:USENIX/ACM Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
Conference:March 29-31, 2004
NSDI 2004 is a new conference focused on the design principles of large scale distributed and networked systems. We believe systems as diverse as scalable web services, peer-to-peer file sharing, sensor nets, and distributed network measurement 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 systems community -- including operating systems, distributed systems, and computer networking -- to foster a cross-disciplinary approach to addressing our common research challenges.

Title:Third Workshop on Power-Aware Computer Systems
Conference:December 1st, 2003
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
Conference:March 31-Apr 2
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.

Title:Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference
Conference:May 17-22, 2004
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; and web engineering.


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