Eighth ACM SIGOPS European Workshop

Support for Composing Distributed Applications

7-10 September 1998, Sintra, Portugal

Preliminary Programme (Draft of September 2nd)

Monday Sept 7th

19.30 - 21.00 Reception

19.30 - 21.00 Workshop registration

Tuesday Sept 8th

8.00 - 9.00 Workshop registration

9.15 - 9.30 Welcome

9.30 - 11.00 Session 1: Composition - placement of functionality

X. Delord, S. Perret, A. Duda
Efficient Mobile Access to the WWW over GSM
LSR-IMAG Grenoble France, University of California, Berkeley

M. Fiuczynski, R. Martin, T. Owa, B. Bershad
SPINE: A Safe Programmable and Integrated Network Environment
University of Washington

E. Gun Sirer, R. Grimm, B. Bershad, A. Gregory, S. McDirmid
Distributed virtual machines: a system architecture for network computing
University of Washington

11-11.30 break tea/coffee

11.30 - 12.30 Session 2: Composition: structuring - 1

R. Hayton, A. Herbert
Flexinet: a flexible, component oriented middleware system
APM, Cambridge, UK

A. Zarras, V. Issarny
Automated synthesis of middleware for distributed transactional applications
IRISA, Rennes, France

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.00 Session 3: Meeting quality of service requirements

G. Czajkowski, C-C. Chang, C. Hawblitzel, D. Hu, T. von Eicken
Resource management for extensible internet servers
Cornell University

S. Mitchell, H. Naguib, G. Coulouris, T. Kindberg
Dynamically reconfiguring multimedia components: a model-based approach
Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University

Y. Saito, B. Bershad, H. Levy, E. Hoffman
The Porcupine scalable mail server
University of Washington

R. Golding, J. Wilkes
Persistent storage for distributed applications
HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA

16.00 Tea/coffee

19.30 Dinner

21.00 Panel "Adapt to survive"

Wednesday Sept 9th

9.00 - 11.00 Session 4: Composition - interaction

J. Bates, J. Bacon, K. Moody, M. Spiteri
Using Events for the scalable federation of Heterogeneous Components
University of Cambridge, UK

N. Davies, A. Friday, S. Wade, G. Blair
An asynchronous distributed systems platform for heterogeneous environments
Lancaster University, UK

S. Shrivastava, S. Wheater
A transactional workflow-based distributed application composition and execution environment
University of Newcastle, UK

R. van Renesse
Goal-oriented programming, or composition using events, or threads considered harmful
Cornell University, US

11.00 - 11.30 Break tea/coffee

11.30 - 12.30 Session 5: Composition: structuring - 2

C. Ditze
Constructing a customizable library to support software synthesis for embedded applications and micro-kernel operating systems
University of Paderborn, Germany

J Helander, A Forin
MMLite: A highly componentized system architecture
Microsoft Research, Redmond, US

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 Debate

"This house believes the development of robust distributed systems from components to be impossible".

16.00 Bus departs for visit to Castelo da Pena

18.00 Return to hotel

18.45 Bus departs to Palácio de Seteais

19.00 Cocktail at Palácio de Seteais

19.45 Dinner at Palácio de Seteais

Thursday Sept 10th

9.00-10.30 Session 6: Security

C. Jensen, D. Hagimont
Protection wrappers, a simple and portable sandbox for untrusted applications
INRIA, Montbonnot, France

P. Tullmann, J. Lepreau
Nested Java Processes: OS Structure for Mobile Code
University of Utah, US

D. Mazieres, F. Kaashoek
Escaping the evils of centralized control with SFS
MIT, Cambridge MA, US

10.30 - 11.00 Break tea/coffee

11.00-12.30 Breakout session

Designing applications from components.

12.30 Lunch

14.45 Bus to airport

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