9th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop
"Beyond the PC: New Challenges for the Operating System"

September 17th - 20th, 2000

Hotel Koldingfjord, Kolding, Denmark



Registration Information

Registration information is now available.

In general, you are allowed to register one author per accepted paper. However, there is a limited amount of space for a second author. Second authors might have to share double rooms.

Transportation Information

The easiest way to reach Kolding is by train, either from Hamburg or Copenhagen. There are train connections from the Copenhagen Airport Train Station (at least) once an hour. If you fly SAS, ask for a free train ticket to Kolding. (Technically, this works by issuing an extra "flight" coupon for the Copenhagen - Kolding leg of your travel.) The hotel is reached by cab (5 km) from the Kolding Train Station. Finally, you may also sail directly to the hotel - it is right on the fjord and there is a dock.

Detailed train information will appear at this web site later.

About the workshop

Authors have been invited to submit papers to the 9th SIGOPS European Workshop describing original research related to the various aspects of operating systems and distributed systems, from design to implementation, analysis, deployment and utilization. We seek thought-provoking ideas and innovative research directions that are able to foster lively and productive discussions.

The 9th European Workshop will focus on the theme "Beyond the PC: New Challenges for the Operating System". Authors are encouraged to address the new OS challenges posed by the widespread use of "computers that don't look like computers", such as TV's, PDA's, mobile phones, appliances, etc.

Appropriate themes include:

The traditional areas of OS research are also of interest, particularly as they pertain to the new kinds of computers:

The workshop will be held at Hotel Koldingfjord, Kolding, Denmark ( which is located right on Kolding fjord about 3 miles outside of the town of Kolding on the East Coast of Jutland. Kolding is served by several airlines flying into Billund Airport (BLL) and by hourly trains (2.5 hours) from the main Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

Attendance is limited to 60 people, by invitation only. Interested persons should send to the program chair a position paper (6 pages maximum). We seek papers that describe original research and results, are able to foster discussion, identify new problems and why they are important, challenge the conventional wisdom and are in line with the workshop topic. Accepted papers will be distributed to attendees and via the web. A summary of the workshop will appear in Operating Systems Review.

Program chair:

Paulo Guedes
INESC Consulting
R. Alves Redol, 9, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal
email: Paulo.Guedes @

Important dates:

Acceptance notice: 29 May 2000
Final 6-page papers: 26 June 2000
Workshop date: 17-20 September 2000

(ACM sponsorship pending approval)

Program Committee:

John Bates, Cambridge University, UK
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Daniel Hagimont, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
Andrew Herbert, Citrix Systems Ltd, UK
Valerie Issarny, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Hank Levy, University of Washington, US
Jochen Liedtke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Luís Rodrigues, University of Lisbon, Portugal
M. Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Marc Shapiro, Microsoft Research Limited, UK and INRIA Rocquencourt, France

General Chair:

Marc Shapiro, Microsoft Research Limited, UK and INRIA Rocquencourt, France

Local Arrangements Chair:

Eric Jul, University of Copenhagen, Denmark