SIGOPS ANNOUNCE monthly posting (09/01/2010)


  1. Announcements:
    COMSNETS 20112010-08-30
    FAST 20112010-09-02
    * PDSW '102010-09-17
    * CAOS 20112010-09-27
    EuroSys 20112010-10-03
    * VEE 20112010-10-25
    * ICAC 20112011-01-08
    * HPDC 20112011-01-17

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  3. Special Announcements:
    OSDI '10 Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

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Title:the Third International Conference on COMunication Systems and NETworks
Abstract Deadline:2010-08-30
Submission Deadline:2010-09-06
Dates:January 4-8, 2011
Location:Bangalore, India
The Third International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) will be held in Bangalore, India, from 4 January 2011 to 8 January 2011. COMSNETS is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing advances in Networking and Communications Systems, and Telecommunications services. The goal of the conference is to create a world-class gathering of researchers from academia and industry, practitioners, business leaders, intellectual property experts, and venture capitalists, providing a forum for discussing cutting edge research, and directions for new innovative business and technology.

FAST 2011

Title:9th Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2011)
Submission Deadline:2010-09-02
Dates:February 15-18, 2011
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
The 9th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2011) brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. "Storage systems" is interpreted broadly: everything from low-level storage-devices up to information management is of interest. The conference will consist of two and a half days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports, and a poster session. Program Co-Chairs Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University John Wilkes, Google


PDSW '10

Title:5th Petascale Data Storage Workshop (PDSW '10)
Submission Deadline:2010-09-17
Dates:November, 15, 2010 (co-located with Supercomputing 2010)
Location:New Orleans, LA, USA
Peta- and exascale computing infrastructures make unprecedented 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 peta- and exascale scientific computing environments. This workshop seeks contributions on relevant topics, including but not limited to: performance and benchmarking results and tools, failure tolerance problems and solutions, APIs for high performance features, parallel file systems, high bandwidth storage architectures, wide area file systems, metadata intensive workloads, autonomics for HPC storage, virtualization for storage systems, archival storage advances, resource management innovations.


CAOS 2011

Title:Second Workshop on Computer Architecture and Operating System co-design
Abstract Deadline:2010-09-27
Submission Deadline:2010-10-04
Location:Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Multi-core architectures are monopolizing the market. However, extracting high performance from these modern systems has become a complex task. As the number of cores increases, new research questions arise and new metrics (such as power, reliability and Quality of Service) are becoming more important. It is evident that neither hardware nor software alone can achieve the desired performance while being compliant with these new constraints. One approach to tackle these new challenges comes from hardware-software co-design. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry to share ideas in Computer Architecture and OS co-design and interaction.

EuroSys 2011

Title:ACM SIGOPS European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2011)
Abstract Deadline:2010-10-03
Submission Deadline:2010-10-10
Dates:April 10-13, 2011
Location:Salzburg, Austria
EuroSys 2011, the European Conference on Computer Systems, seeks papers on all aspects of computer systems, especially ones that bridge traditionally disjoint areas. All areas of operating systems and distributed systems are of interest.


VEE 2011

International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'11)

Abstract Deadline:2010-10-25
Submission Deadline:2010-11-01
Dates:March 9th-11th, 2011
Location:Newport Beach, CA, USA
The 2011 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments 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.


ICAC 2011

Title:The 8th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC2010)
Submission Deadline:2011-01-08
Dates:June, 14-18th, 2011
Location:Karlsruhe, Germany
ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing applications, technology and foundations. Autonomic computing refers to methods and means for reducing the human burden of managing computing systems. Systems introducing new autonomic features are becoming increasingly prevalent, motivating research that spans a variety of areas, from computer systems, architecture, databases and networks to machine learning, control theory, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to address the multiple facets of adaptation and self-management in computing systems and applications from different perspectives.


HPDC 2011

Title:The 20th International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing
Abstract Deadline:2011-01-17
Submission Deadline:2011-01-24
Dates:June, 8-11, 2011
Location:San Jose, CA, USA
The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing is the premier conference for presenting the latest research on the design, implementation, evaluation, and use of parallel and distributed systems for high end computing. This year, HPDC is affiliated with the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference in San Jose, California. HPDC will be held on June 9-11 2011 with affiliated workshops taking place on June 8th. Submissions are welcomed on all forms of high performance parallel and distributed computing, including but not limited to clusters, clouds, grids, utility computing, data-intensive computing, multicore and parallel computing.


Title:OSDI '10 Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
We're writing to remind you that the 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '10) is just over a month away. Don't miss out on this year's outstanding program, which has been expanded and includes 32 technical papers carefully selected from a large pool of submissions. These high-quality papers represent a diverse range of hot research areas including cloud storage, production networks, concurrency bugs, and deterministic parallelism.

Please note: The Early Bird Registration Deadline is approaching.  
Register by Monday, September 13, 2010 for maximum savings.

Just Added! At this year's OSDI we are going to hold a research vision session that is similar in spirit to the Wild and Crazy Ideas sessions held at ASPLOS. Ideas that are wild, crazy, interesting, or controversial are encouraged. Submissions are due Sunday, September 5, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Find out more at

OSDI '10 will also feature a poster session where attendees can discuss emerging ideas with leading researchers who are introducing their new and interesting work in operating systems design and implementation. Posters provide an excellent opportunity to make contact with other people who may be interested in the same area.  
Student posters are particularly welcome. Please email your abstracts to, with "OSDI POSTER" in the subject line, by 5:00 p.m. PDT, September 17, 2010. More information can be found at

In addition, several workshops are co-located with OSDI. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with leading researchers during an action-packed week covering the latest systems research including power, diversity, log analysis, dependability, software verification, and network economics.

Workshops include:
-- Diversity '10: Workshop on Supporting Diversity in Systems Research October 2-3, 2010

-- SLAML '10: Workshop on Managing Systems via Log Analysis and Machine Learning Techniques October 3, 2010

-- HotDep '10: Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability October 3, 2010

-- HotPower '10: 2010 Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems October 3, 2010

-- NetEcon '10: 2010 Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGecom October 3, 2010

-- SSV '10: 5th International Workshop on Systems Software Verification October 6-7, 2010

Please join us for a week of some of the freshest and most innovative ideas in systems research. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.


Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison Brad Chen, Google, Inc.
OSDI '10 Program Co-Chairs


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