SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (09/02/2009)


CONTENTS

  1. Announcements:
    HotSWUp'092009-09-04http://www.hotswup.org
    * Top Picks 20102009-09-08http://toppicks10.eecs.umich.edu
    EUROPKI092009-09-09www.iit.cnr.it/EUROPKI09
    EuroSys 2010 Shadow PC2009-09-15http://eurosys2010.sigops-france.fr/calls.html#shadowpc
    MMSys 20102009-09-15http://www.mmsys.org
    * MMSys 20102009-09-15http://www.mmsys.org
    * PDSW '092009-09-18http://www.pdsi-scidac.org/events/PDSW09/index.html
    WiSec 20102009-09-21http://www.sigsac.org/wisec/WiSec2010
    * WiSec 20102009-09-21http://www.sigsac.org/wisec/WiSec2010
    JPDC special issue on Transactional Memory2009-09-30http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CallForPapersComputerScienceElsevier/~3/cyFB5eeJkl0/cfp_jpdc_transactional_memory.pdf
    * WASL 2009 (Call for Participation)2009-10-14http://www.systemloganalysis.com
    EuroSys 20102009-10-19http://eurosys2010.sigops-france.fr/
    CCA09 -- Call for Participation2009-10-20http://www.cca09.org
    * WWW 20102009-10-26http://www2010.org/
    * CF 20102009-12-04http://www.computingfrontiers.org/2010
    * VEE 20102010-11-09http://vee2010.cs.princeton.edu/

  2. (*= new this month)

  3. Special Announcements:
    EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award 2010
    SOSP Announcements

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    How to unsubscribe, subscribe, and submit requests for announcements.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

HotSWUp'09

Title:Second ACM Workshop on Software Upgrades
Submission Deadline:2009-09-04
Webpage:http://www.hotswup.org
Dates:10/25/2009
Location:Orlando, Florida
Contact Email:tdumitra@ece.cmu.edu
Synopsis:
Software must be upgraded regularly to incorporate bug fixes and security patches or to keep up with the evolving requirements. Recent studies and a large body of anecdotal evidence suggest that, in practice, upgrades are expensive and failure-prone. HotSWUp is an interdisciplinary workshop, based on synergies among the areas of programming languages, software engineering and systems. By seeking contributions from both academic researchers and industry practitioners, HotSWUp aims to combine novel ideas with experience from upgrading real systems. The workshop builds on the success of HotSWUp'08, where the paper presentations and lively discussions attracted a diverse audience of researchers.

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Top Picks 2010

Title:Special Issue of IEEE Micro Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences January/February 2010
Submission Deadline:2009-09-08
Webpage:http://toppicks10.eecs.umich.edu
Dates:N/A
Location:N/A
Contact Email:toppicks10submission@umich.edu
Synopsis:
Call for Papers Special Issue of IEEE Micro Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences Submissions due: 8 September 2009 Publications date: January/February 2010 IEEE Micro will publish its yearly "Micro's Top Picks from the Computer Architecture Conferences" as its January/February 2010 issue. This issue collects some of this year’s most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and long-term impact. Any computer architecture paper published in the top conferences of 2009 (including MICRO-42) is eligible. Combining papers into one submission is not in the spirit of Top Picks. Program Chair Trevor Mudge, University of Michigan

EUROPKI09

Title:Sixth European Workshop on Public Key Services, Applications and Infrastructures (EuroPKI'09)
Abstract Deadline:2009-09-09
Submission Deadline:2009-09-11
Webpage:www.iit.cnr.it/EUROPKI09
Dates:September, 09-11, 2009
Location:Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Contact Email:jlm@lcc.uma.es
Synopsis:
EuroPKI has been a successful series of workshops started in 2003. For the 2009 edition, the scope will be extended to cover all research aspects of Public Key Services, Applications and Infrastructures. In particular, we want to encourage also submissions dealing with any innovative applications of public key cryptography.

EuroSys 2010 Shadow PC

Title:EuroSys 2010 Shadow Program Committee
Submission Deadline:2009-09-15
Webpage:http://eurosys2010.sigops-france.fr/calls.html#shadowpc
Dates:15 December 2009
Location:Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contact Email:shadowpc_eurosys2010@sigops-france.fr
Synopsis:
Herbert Bos and Guillaume Pierre (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) are organizing a shadow program committee for the Eurosys 2010 conference. The shadow PC is an educational experience. Participants will write real reviews of the real submissions to EuroSys 2010 in real time. At the PC meeting, following the normal discussions to choose a program, the shadow PC will hold a meta-discussion about the process with access to both their own reviews and those of the real PC (blind). This discussion covers how to write a systems paper, how to review one, and the dynamics of choosing a conference program.

MMSys 2010

Title:First Annual ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2010
Submission Deadline:2009-09-15
Webpage:http://www.mmsys.org
Dates:February 22-23, 2010
Location:Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Contact Email:kmp@cs.unc.edu
Synopsis:
The ACM Multimedia Systems conference provides a forum for researchers to present their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems is regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domians to deal with multimedia data types. MMSys is organized by SIGMultimedia in cooperation with SIGCOMM and SIGOPS.

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MMSys 2010

Title:First ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2010
Submission Deadline:2009-09-15
Webpage:http://www.mmsys.org
Dates:February 22-23, 2010
Location:Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Contact Email:kmp@cs.unc.edu
Synopsis:
While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems is regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types. Furthermore, MMSys provides an avenue for communicating research that addresses multimedia systems holistically.

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PDSW '09

Title:4th Petascale Data Storage Workshop (PDSW'09), held in conjunction with Supercomputing '09
Submission Deadline:2009-09-18
Webpage:http://www.pdsi-scidac.org/events/PDSW09/index.html
Dates:Sunday, November 15, 2009
Location:Portland, Oregon, USA
Contact Email:garth@cs.cmu.edu
Synopsis:
Petascale computing infrastructures make petascale demands on information storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and manageability. We focus on data storage problems and emerging solutions in petascale scientific computing environments, with attention to issues where collaboration can be crucial, problem identification, workload capture, solution interoperability, standards, and shared tools. We seek contributions on performance/benchmarking results and tools, failure tolerance problems and solutions, APIs for high performance features, parallel FSs, high bandwidth storage architectures, wide area file systems, metadata intensive workloads, autonomics for HPC storage, virtualization for storage systems, data-intensive and cloud storage, archival storage advances, resource management innovations, etc.

WiSec 2010

Title:The Third ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security
Submission Deadline:2009-09-21
Webpage:http://www.sigsac.org/wisec/WiSec2010
Dates:March, 22-24, 2010
Location:Hoboken, NJ, USA
Contact Email:crix@njit.edu
Synopsis:

NEW THIS MONTH!

WiSec 2010

Title:The Third ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security
Submission Deadline:2009-09-21
Webpage:http://www.sigsac.org/wisec/WiSec2010
Dates:March 22-24, 2010
Location:Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
Contact Email:wisec10@easychair.org
Synopsis:
As wireless networks become ubiquitous, their security gains in importance. The ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec) aims at exploring attacks on wireless networks as well as techniques to thwart them. The considered networks encompass cellular, metropolitan, local area, vehicular, ad hoc, satellite, underwater, cognitive radio, and sensor networks, as well as RFID. ACM WiSec results from the merger of three workshops: ESAS (European Workshop on the Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks), SASN (ACM Workshop on the Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks) and WiSe (ACM Workshop on Wireless Security). The proceedings will be published by the ACM.

JPDC special issue on Transactional Memory

Title:Special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing: Transactional Memory
Submission Deadline:2009-09-30
Webpage:http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CallForPapersComputerScienceElsevier/~3/cyFB5eeJkl0/cfp_jpdc_transactional_memory.pdf
Dates:
Location:
Contact Email:Hakan.Grahn@bth.se
Synopsis:
Transactional memory has been proposed as a way to express and manage concurrency in future multicore systems. During the last few years we have seen an increasing interest in programming languages, run-time systems, and hardware to support transactional memory and speculative concurrency. This special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing seeks original and unpublished research articles of high-quality on recent advances of hardware, software, and hybrid transactional memory systems. Authors are invited to submit papers to this special issue using the Elsevier on-line submission system found at http://ees.elsevier.com/jpdc.

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WASL 2009 (Call for Participation)

Title:Workshop on the Analysis of System Logs
Submission Deadline:2009-10-14
Webpage:http://www.systemloganalysis.com
Dates:Oct, 14, 2009
Location:Big Sky, MT, 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 its lack of organization and cross-vendor semantic consistency. WASL focuses on novel techniques for extracting operationally useful information from existing logs and methods to improve the information content of future logs. Workshop Program "Extracting Message Types from BlueGene/L's Logs" "Incremental Learning of System Log Formats" "Visual and Algorithmic Tooling for System Trace Analysis: A Case Study" "Mining Dependency in Distributed Systems through Unstructured Logs Analysis" "A Bayesian Network Approach to Modeling IT Service Availability using System Logs" "Endpoint Identification Using System Logs"

EuroSys 2010

Title:EuroSys 2010
Submission Deadline:2009-10-19
Webpage:http://eurosys2010.sigops-france.fr/
Dates:April, 13-16, 2010
Location:Paris, France
Contact Email:pub@eurosys2010.sigops-france.fr
Synopsis:
EUROSYS is organised by EuroSys, the European Chapter of SIGOPS, sponsored by ACM SIGOPS. It is organized in cooperation with INRIA, CNAM and ACM SIGOPS France (ASF). The EuroSys conference series brings together professionals from academia and industry. It has a strong focus on systems research and development: operating systems, data base systems, real-time systems and middleware for networked, distributed, parallel, or embedded computing systems. As a highly recognized conference - rank 11 out of 581 in terms of 2007 CiteSeer impact factor - EuroSys has become a premier forum for discussing various issues of systems software research and development, including implications related to hardware and applications.

CCA09 -- Call for Participation

Title:Cloud Computing and Applications
Submission Deadline:2009-10-20
Webpage:http://www.cca09.org
Dates:October 20-21, 2009
Location:Chicago IL
Contact Email:info@cca09.org
Synopsis:
Dramatic growth in data and equally rapid decline in the cost of highly integrated clusters has spurred the emergence of the data center as the platform of choice for a growing class of data-intensive applications. To encourage conversations between those developing applications, algorithms, software, and hardware for such "cloud" platforms, we are convening the second workshop on Cloud Computing and its Applications (CCA'09). This workshop will include a mixture of invited and contributed talks on cloud computing, data intensive scalable computing, and related topics.

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WWW 2010

Title:The Nineteenth International WWW Conference
Abstract Deadline:2009-10-26
Submission Deadline:2009-11-02
Webpage:http://www2010.org/
Dates:April, 26-30, 2010
Location:Raleigh, USA
Contact Email:rjana@research.att.com
Synopsis:
Performance track - As the Web continues to evolve, performance, scalability, and availability remain important issues. This track seeks papers that address these issues for both traditional and emerging Web (e.g., Web 2.0) applications. Papers that examine the performance, scalability and/or availability of any relevant Web-related topic are solicited.

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CF 2010

Title:2010 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF 2010)
Abstract Deadline:2009-12-04
Submission Deadline:2009-12-11
Webpage:http://www.computingfrontiers.org/2010
Dates:May, 17-19, 2010
Location:Bertinoro, Italy
Contact Email:Josef.Weidendorfer@in.tum.de
Synopsis:
The increasing complexity and performance needs of current and future applications require novel and innovative approaches for design of various types of computing systems. Boundaries between state of the art and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing frontiers that must be pushed forward to provide the computational support required for the advancement of science and engineering. This conference focuses on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies and radically new solutions relevant to development of computer systems and aims to foster communication among scientists and engineers to achieve this.

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VEE 2010

Title:International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'10)
Submission Deadline:2010-11-09
Webpage:http://vee2010.cs.princeton.edu/
Dates:March 17th-19th, 2010
Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Contact Email:vee10-chairs@cs.ubc.ca
Synopsis:
Virtualization, broadly speaking, is a recognition of the adage that any problem in computer science can be solved through the introduction of an additional layer of indirection. The technique is applied to modern systems at many interfaces, including hardware, OS system calls, and language runtimes. While these approaches differ in implementation, they provide similar benefits and must tackle related challenges. VEE'10 brings together researchers across the many applications of virtualization in today's systems. We invite original papers on topics relating to virtualization -- especially those that will have broad appeal across these approaches.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title:EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award 2010
Summary:
Nominations are now open for the EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award 2010.  
This is an annual prize to be awarded to a PhD student from a European
University whose thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative
contribution to knowledge in the systems area. The winner will
receive €2000, which will be awarded at the EuroSys conference. 
The prize is donated by Microsoft Research Cambridge.  The final
deadline is 12 December 2009, but nominations are welcome at any
point before then – for more details please see
http://www.eurosys.org/phdprize/index.php.

Submission deadline: 12/12/2009
Webpage: http://www.eurosys.org/phdprize/index.php
Contact e-mail: eurosys_phd_prize@eurosys.org

Title:SOSP Announcements
Summary:
SOSP 2009 Registration is open! 
Early Registration deadline is September 1st. 
http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09/registration.html 

Deadline for SOSP 2009 Scholarship Applications is August 15th. 
http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09/scholarships.html 

Call for BoF Proposals - deadline September 1st.   
http://www.sigops.org/sosp/sosp09/bofCFP.html 

Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/sosp09 

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