SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (09/02/2008)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    IISWC 2008 Call for Participation2008-09-04http://www.iiswc.org
    * WASL 20082008-09-08www.systemloganalysis.com
    HotPower 20082008-09-11http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpower08/cfp/cfp.html
    ROADS'082008-09-12http://www.sigcomm.org/co-next2008/roads.html
    WIOV 20082008-09-15http://www.usenix.org/events/wiov08/index.html
    * HotWeb 2008 Call for Participation2008-09-19http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotWeb08
    * PDSW082008-09-26http://www.pdsi-scidac.org/events/PDSW08/
    * ISADS 20092008-09-30http://www.ece.upatras.gr/isads2009/
    NSDI 20092008-10-03http://www.usenix.org/event/nsdi09/
    * HotMobile 20092008-10-13http://www.hotmobile.org/2009/
    HotPar 20092008-10-17http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpar09
    SEC 20092008-10-20http://www.sec2009.org/
    EuroSys'092008-10-31http://eurosys.org/2009
    * CFP: ACM SIGOPS OSR Special Issue2008-11-01http://www.cs.virginia.edu/kim/publicity/osr09/
    * JSSPP 20092009-02-13http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~feit/parsched/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IISWC 2008 Call for Participation

Title:IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
Submission Deadline:2008-09-04
Webpage:http://www.iiswc.org
Dates:September, 14-16, 2008
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Email:Brad.Beckmann@amd.com
Synopsis:
We would like to welcome you to participate in: The IEEE Intl Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC 2008) in Seattle, WA, during September 14-16, 2008. The symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads across all types of computing systems. The symposium features an exciting technical conference comprising excellent papers from a diverse set of areas, two keynote speeches by distinguished speakers, and three tutorials. More details can be found at: http://www.iiswc.org. Please consider attending! Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA When: September 14-16, 2008 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 4

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WASL 2008

Title:Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs 2008
Submission Deadline:2008-09-08
Webpage:www.systemloganalysis.com
Dates:12/7/2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:greg@bronevetsky.com
Synopsis:
System logs are a rich information source for analyzing and diagnosing system problems and predicting future events. However, most of this information is wasted due to their lack of organization or cross-vendor semantic consistency. This workshop focuses on novel techniques for extracting operationally useful information from existing logs and methods to improve the information content of future logs. Topics: Reports on publicly available log sources Log anonymization Log feature detection and extraction Prediction of malfunction or misuse Statistical log characterization Log compression/comparison Methods to enhance and standardize log semantics Diagnostic techniques Log visualization Analysis of services (problem ticket) logs

HotPower 2008

Title:Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-09-11
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpower08/cfp/cfp.html
Dates:December 7, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Contact Email:hotpower08chair@usenix.org
Synopsis:
Power is increasingly a central issue in designing systems, from embedded systems to data centers. We do not understand energy and its tradeoff with performance and other metrics very well. This limits our ability to further extend the performance envelope without violating physical constraints related to power, heat generation, or cooling. This workshop provides a forum to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient computing systems, addressing issues related to architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling, language and compiler design, and embedded systems. HotPowerâ™08 will be co-located with OSDIâ™08.

ROADS'08

Title:3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-09-12
Webpage:http://www.sigcomm.org/co-next2008/roads.html
Dates:December, 9, 2008
Location:Madrid, Spain
Contact Email:acb@cs.princeton.edu
Synopsis:
The 3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed Systems (ROADS) seeks papers on the challenges in building large-scale distributed systems and networking overlays. ROADS is a place to share new experiences, and work in progress, with an emphasis on systems that actually run in the wide-area Internet. We encourage submissions of early work containing novel and interesting ideas. We envision ROADS as a forum where participants can receive early feedback on the design and implementation of systems that may later form the core of conference submissions.

WIOV 2008

Title:First Workshop on I/O Virtualization (WIOV '08)
Submission Deadline:2008-09-15
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/events/wiov08/index.html
Dates:December, 10-11, 2008
Location:San Diego, CA, USA (co-located with OSDI '08)
Contact Email:muli@il.ibm.com
Synopsis:
Join us in San Diego, CA, December 10â“11, 2008, for the First Workshop on I/O Virtualization. Over the past decade, the use of virtualization technology has grown rapidly. Moreover, it is being used in a variety of places, ranging from the data center to the desktop. Although this has spurred great advances in processor and memory virtualization in commodity hardware and virtualization software, I/O virtualization has received far less attention. This workshop is meant to provide a forum to discuss challenges of I/O virtualization that span the virtual machine monitor, guest operating system, processor, memory subsystem, and I/O subsystem.

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HotWeb 2008 Call for Participation

Title:HotWeb 2008 Call for Participation
Submission Deadline:2008-09-19
Webpage:http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotWeb08
Dates:October 13, 2008
Location:Evanston/Chicago, Illinois
Contact Email:fabianb@cs.northwestern.edu
Synopsis:
October 13, 2008 Evanston/Chicago, Illinois http://www.aqualab.cs.northwestern.edu/HotWeb08 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 19 The conference organizers cordially invite you to attend the 2008 IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics in Web Systems and Technologies (HotWeb) to take place in Evanston, Illinois in October 13, 2008. Located a few minutes from downtown Chicago and home to Northwestern University, Evanston combines the entertainment opportunities of the third largest city in the USA with the cozy environment of a university town along the shores of Lake Michigan. This year workshop promises to be an exciting one-day event with refereed papers and keynote presentations from industry and academic leaders in the field, including Bruce Maggs (CMU/Akamai) and Arun Iyengar (IBM Research). We look forward to seeing you in Evanston!

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PDSW08

Title:2008 Petascale Data Storage Workshop (PDSW08)
Submission Deadline:2008-09-26
Webpage:http://www.pdsi-scidac.org/events/PDSW08/
Dates:November, 17, 2008
Location:Austin TX
Contact Email:garth@cs.cmu.edu
Synopsis:
Held in conjunction with SC08 (sc08.supercomputing.org). Petascale computing infrastructures make petascale demands on information storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and manageability. This one-day workshop focuses on the data storage problems and emerging solutions found in petascale scientific computing environments. The petascale data storage workshop holds a peer reviewed competitive process for selecting extended abstracts and short papers (2-5 pages). The workshop proceedings will be published in association with SC08 in the IEEE digital library.

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ISADS 2009

Title:9-th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems
Submission Deadline:2008-09-30
Webpage:http://www.ece.upatras.gr/isads2009/
Dates:March, 23 - 25, 2009
Location:Athens, Greece
Contact Email:serpanos@ece.upatras.gr
Synopsis:
Opportunities and challenges for realizing highly complex, efficient and dependable business and control systems have been steadily increasing, driven by the growth in the power, intelligence, adaptiveness and openness of technologies applied in computing, communication and control systems. Dynamic social and economic situations demand the next-generation of systems to be based on adaptive and reusable technologies and applications and to have the characteristics of living systems composed of largely autonomous and decentralized systems (ADS). ISADS 2009 will cover all topics of the ADS concept, technologies and applications and will focus on networked embedded systems. The topics are described at: http://www.ece.upatras.gr/isads2009/

NSDI 2009

Title:Sixth USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '09)
Abstract Deadline:2008-10-03
Submission Deadline:2008-10-10
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/nsdi09/
Dates:April, 22-24, 2009
Location:Boston, MA, USA
Contact Email:nsdi09chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
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 communityâ”including communication, distributed systems, and operating systemsâ”to foster a broad approach to addressing our common research challenges.

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HotMobile 2009

Title:The Tenth International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
Submission Deadline:2008-10-13
Webpage:http://www.hotmobile.org/2009/
Dates:February 23-24, 2009
Location:Santa Cruz, CA
Contact Email:april.slayden@hp.com
Synopsis:
The Tenth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile) continues the series of highly selective, interactive workshops focused on mobile applications, systems, and environments, as well as their underlying state-of-the-art technologies. HotMobile's small workshop format makes it ideal for presenting and discussing new directions or controversial approaches. We solicit submissions of position papers that focus primarily on applications and systems and that propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) ideas, or generate controversy and discussion. Submissions will be judged based upon originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and likelihood of leading to insightful discussion at the workshop.

HotPar 2009

Title:First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics In Parallelism
Submission Deadline:2008-10-17
Webpage:http://www.usenix.org/event/hotpar09
Dates:March 30-31, 2009
Location:Berkeley, CA
Contact Email:hotpar09chairs@usenix.org
Synopsis:
The First USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism (HotPar '09) will bring together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. Parallel architectures can potentially mitigate the problems of poor energy performance of conventional microprocessors, but this new computer architecture will only be successful if languages, systems, and applications can take advantage of parallel hardware. We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions for research of products in these areas, advocate non-traditional approaches to the problems engendered by parallelism, or potentially generate controversy and discussion.

SEC 2009

Title:24th IFIP International Information Security Conference
Submission Deadline:2008-10-20
Webpage:http://www.sec2009.org/
Dates:May, 18-20, 2009
Location:Pafos, Cyprus
Contact Email:jlm@lcc.uma.es
Synopsis:
SEC-2009 is the 24th in a series of well-established international conferences on Information Security, which are organized annually by TC-11 of IFIP. Papers offering novel and mature research contributions, in any aspect of information security and privacy, are solicited for submission to the conference.

EuroSys'09

Title:European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'09)
Abstract Deadline:2008-10-31
Submission Deadline:2008-11-07
Webpage:http://eurosys.org/2009
Dates:March 30-April 3, 2009
Location:Nuremberg, Germany
Contact Email:2009gc@eurosys.org
Synopsis:
EuroSys'09, the European Conference on Computer Systems, seeks papers on all aspects of computer systems - especially ones that bridge multiple areas. We're looking for papers that report on the design, implementation, evaluation and deployment of systems or research work. We also actively encourage papers about negative results, repetition or refutation of prior results, new ideas, and experiences with ideas or systems. We'll have both regular papers and short ones. We welcome submissions and attendance from all over the world.

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CFP: ACM SIGOPS OSR Special Issue

Title:Call for Papers: ACM SIGOPS Operating System Review: Special Issue on the Interaction among the OS, Compilers, and Multicore Processors
Submission Deadline:2008-11-01
Webpage:http://www.cs.virginia.edu/kim/publicity/osr09/
Dates:
Location:
Contact Email:mzahran@acm.org
Synopsis:
The interaction among operating systems, compilers, and multicore processors is becoming more tightly bound and sophisticated. The tremendous advances in process technology are providing architects and microarchitects with many interesting opportunities for making use of the huge transistor budget to enhance performance and increase throughput. However, system software is becoming more complex and difficult to scale. Therefore, a pressing need exists for innovative techniques to redefine the interaction among the three major entities in modern computer systems: the operating system, the compiler, and multicore processors.

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JSSPP 2009

Title:14th WORKSHOP ON JOB SCHEDULING STRATEGIES FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING (JSSPP'09)
Submission Deadline:2009-02-13
Webpage:http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~feit/parsched/
Dates:May 29, 2009
Location:Rome, Italy
Contact Email:jssppw@gmail.com
Synopsis:
he JSSPP workshop, regularly ranked in the top 10% of Citeseer's impact lists, addresses most aspects of parallel scheduling. More than ever, this topic has grown in relevance and scope, and includes not only traditional supercomputers and clusters, but also emerging platforms and paradigms, such as multi-core and many-core systems, virtualization, Grids, and cloud computing. Please see website (http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~feit/parsched/) for more details.

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