The Seventh ACM SIGOPS European Workshop
Systems Support for Worldwide Applications
9-11 September 1996 -
In the past, each computer had its own users and jobs. The task of the
operating system was to allocate resources among competing users.
With the advent of LANs and the Internet, multiple computers
could collaborate to perform specialized tasks for a modest number of
sophisticated users. In the future, most computers will be
connected to what is often called the ``Information Superhighway.''
This as-yet-unbuilt system will allow hundreds of millions of ordinary
citizens to access global information and participate in applications of
The requirements of the system software will change accordingly.
will shift from enforcing local kernel-user protection boundaries to
enabling groups of users to collaborate and access information efficiently.
New models, tools, and other software will
be required. In this workshop, we will explore these issues.
Call for Papers and Instructions, and Arrangements
Andrew Herbert, ANSA / APM Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College, Ireland
Andrew Tanenbaum, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
- Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna, Italy
- Jean Bacon, Cambridge University, UK
- Mary Baker, Stanford University, US
- Yolande Berbers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Andrew Black, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, US
- Frans Kaashoek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
- Barbara Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
- Karin Petersen, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, US
- Andrew Tanenbaum, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
- Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University, US
Researchers interested in wide area distributed systems may also wish to
conference on the same topic the week before the SIGOPS workshop.
It is not permitted to submit minor variants of the same paper to both in
the hope that one of them will be accepted.
The program chairmen have agreed to exchange information to
prevent this. Papers submitted to both will be rejected by both.
People who have only one paper should submit it to the SIGOPS workshop
(since SIGOPS is by invitation only, on the basis of submissions)
and TINA is open to everyone, with or without a paper.
Other SIGOPS Conferences
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