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A Chronological History of SIGOPS: its Officers, Conferences, and Awards

1965

  • Special Interest Committee on Time-Sharing (SICTIME) founded by Henriette Avram.
  • Arthur M. Rosenberg, Scientific Data Systems, becomes first SIGTIME (i.e. later SIGOPS) Chairman

1967

  • First Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held in Gatlinburg, TN.
  • Maurice V. Wilkes receives ACM Turing Award

1968

  • Peter J. Denning, Princeton University, appointed Editor of quarterly SIGTIME newsletter.
  • SIGTIME becomes SIGOPS, the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems, after ACM approval at the Fall Joint Computer Conference.

1969

  • SIGOPS starts the year with about 400 members and reaches nearly 1000 members by year’s end.
  • Peter J. Denning appointed Vice-Chairman of SIGOPS.
  • New SIGOPS officers are appointed on July 1 for a two-year period:
    Chairman:  Peter J. Denning, Princeton University
    Vice Chairman:  William Konigsford, Virtual Time Sharing, Inc.
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Marc A. Auslander, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
    Newsletter Editor:  Michael M. Gold, University of Pittsburg
  • SIGTIME Bulletin becomes SIGOPS Bulletin effective February 1969; newsletter changed from SIGOPS Bulletin to Operating Systems Review, effective with the November issue (volume 3, no. 4).
  • Workshop on Systems Reliability and Recovery held July 14-15 in Pacific Palisades, CA.  Chair: Algirdis Avizieznis, UCLA.
  • Second Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 20-22 at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 
    General chair: Peter Denning, Princeton University. 
    Program chairs: Edward G. Coffman and Stanley M. Altman, Princeton University.

1970

  • Ted J. Jardine, Computer Sciences Corp, takes over as newsletter Editor.
  • Marc Auslander, IBM Research, takes over as Chairman for Peter Denning (who is promoted to ACM SIG/SIC Chairman).
  • J. Richard Swenson, University of Toronto, takes over as OSR Editor.
  • SIGOPS ends the year with over 1,800 members, second in size only to SIGPLAN.

1971

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra receives ACM Turing Award
  • SIGOPS sponsored Workshop on System Performance Evaluation held at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 5-7.
    Program Coordinator: Robert P. Goldberg, MIT.
    Co-Chairman: Robert M. Graham, U. C. Berkeley, and Ugo Gagliardi, Harvard University.
  • Third Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 18-20 at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
    General Chair: Edward J. McCluskey, Stanford University.
    Program Chairs: Thomas Bredt, Stanford University, and Butler Lampson, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

1972

  • New SIGOPS officers appointed:
    Chairman:  R. Stockton Gaines, Institute for Defense Analyses
    Vice Chairman:  Butler Lampson, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Marc Auslander, IBM Research Center
    Newsletter Editor: William M. Waite, University of Colorado

1973

  • Workshop on Virtual Computer Systems held at Harvard University, March 26-27.
    Chair: Barbara Solomon, Honeywell Information Systems
  • SIGPLAN/SIGOPS Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems held in Savannah, Georgia, on April 9-12.
    Chair: Robert M. Graham, The City College
  • Fourth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 15-17 in Yorktown Heights, New York.
    General Chairs: Herbert Schorr and Alan Perlis
    Program Chairs: Peter Weiner, Yale University, and Don Frazer, IBM Research

1974

  • William C. Lynch, Case Western Reserve University, takes over as Secretary-Treasurer.

1975

  • J. C. Browne, University of Texas, takes over as Chairman.
  • SIGCOMM/SIGOPS Workshop on Interprocess Communications held in March in Santa Monica, CA.
    Chairs:  Wesley W. Chu, Vinton Cerf, T. C. Chen, R. Stockton Gains, and Butler Lampson
  • Fifth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held November 19-21 in Austin, Texas.
    General Chair:  J. C. Browne, University of Texas
    Program Chairs:  J. C. Browne, University of Texas, and Juan Rodrigues-Rosell, IBM Research

1976

1977

  • New officers appointed:
    Chairman:  Robert S. Fabry, University of California, Berkeley
    Vice Chairman:  Peter R. Christy, Digital Equipment Corporation
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Dorothy Denning, Purdue University
    William Waite remains the newsletter editor.
  • ACM Conference on Language Design for Reliable Software held in April.
  • Sixth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held November 16-18 at Purdue University.
    General Chair:  Saul Rosen
    Program Chair:  Peter J. Denning

1978

  • As of March 31, SIGOPS continues to be the second largest SIG (behind SIGPLAN) with 6326 members.
    SIGOPS dues are increased from $3 to $5 per year.
  • The ACM Council decrees that all SIG officers should be elected for two-year terms beginning July 1 of odd numbered years.  SIGOPS establishes a nominating committee in preparation for its first election and adopts new bylaws.

1979

  • Seventh Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held on December 10-12 at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA.
    General Chair:  Michael D. Schroeder, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
    Program Chair:  Anita K. Jones, Carnegie Mellon University
  • SIGOPS-SIGSOFT Anecdotal History of Computer Systems held in conjunction with SOSP.
    Chair:  Peter G. Neumann, SRI International

1980

  • New officers are elected, rather than appointed, after the elections are delayed by a year:
    Chairman:  Dorothy E. Denning, Purdue University
    Vice Chairman:  David Redell, Xerox
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Gregory Andrews, University of Arizona
    Membership surpasses 7,000.
    Dues increased from $5 to $8 per year.
  • SIGOPS and SIGPLAN Workshop on Fundamental Issues of Distributed Computing held December 15-17 in Fallbrook, CA.
    Chair:  Barbara Liskov, MIT

1981

  • Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) proposed, rather than Transactions on Operating Systems (TOPS), and approved by ACM Publications Planning Committee.
  • Eighth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December 13-16 at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA.
    General Chair:  John Howard, IBM San Jose
    Program Chair:  David P. Reed, MIT

1982

  • SIGARCH, SIGOPS, and SIGPLAN Symposium on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 1-3 in Palo Alto, CA.
    General Chair:  Lloyd Dickman, Digital Equipment Corporation
    Program Chair:  David R. Ditzel, Bell Laboratories
  • SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, and SIGOPS Symposium on Computer Network Performance held April 13-14 in College Park, MD.
    General Chair:  David Wood, MITRE
    Program Chairs:  Ashok Agrawala, University of Maryland, and David Ault, MITRE
  • SIGACT and SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 18-20 in Ottawa, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Robert Probert, University of Ottawa
    Program Chair:  Michael Fisher, Yale University

1983

  • New officers are elected:
    Chairman:  Alan Jay Smith, University of California, Berkeley
    Vice Chairman:  Liba Svobodova, IBM Research
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Kevin Kahn, Intel
  • Dennis M. Ritchie and Kenneth L. Thompson receive ACM Turing Award
  • First issue of Transactions on Computer Systems is published with Anita K. Jones as Editor-in-Chief
  • Second Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 17-19 in Montreal, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Robert Probert, University of Ottawa
    Program Chair:  Nancy Lynch, MIT
  • Ninth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 10-13 in Bretton Woods, NH.
    General Chair:  Jerry Saltzer, MIT
    Program Chairs:  Roy Levin, Xerox PARC, and David Redell, Xerox

1984

  • Third Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 27-29 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Tiko Kameda, Simon Fraser University
    Program Chair:  Jayadev Misra, University of Texas

1985

  • New officers elected (or re-elected):
    Chairman:  Alan Jay Smith, University of California, Berkeley
    Vice Chairman:  Liba Svobodova, IBM Zurich Research
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Sten Andler, IBM San Jose Research
  • Workshop on Operating Systems in Computer Networks held January 28-30 in Ruschlikon, Switzerland.
    Chair:  Liba Svodobova, IBM Research
  • Fourth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 5-7 in Minaki, Ontario, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Mike Malcom, University of Waterloo
    Program Chair:  Ray Strong, IBM San Jose
  • Tenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December 1-4 at Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington.
    General Chair:  Forest Baskett, Digital Equipment Corporation
    Program Chairs:  Andrew Birrell, DEC, and David Cheriton, Stanford University
  • Workshop on Accommodating Heterogeneity held December 4-6 in conjunction with SOSP.
    Chair:  Ed Lazowska, University of Washington

1986

  • William N. Joy receives ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award
  • Fifth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 11-13 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Ernest Chang, Alberta Research Council
    Program Chair:  Joseph Halpern, IBM Almaden
  • Second European Workshop on “Making Distributed Systems Work” held September 8-10 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    Chair:  Sape Mullender, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)

1987

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Roy Levin, DEC SRC
    Vice Chairman:  Sape Mullender, CWI
    Secretary-Treasurer:   Hank Levy, University of Washington
    Membership dues were raised from $8 to $10 per year.
  • John K. Ousterhout receives ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award
  • Sixth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 10-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  David Kirkpatrick, University of British Columbia
    Program Chair:  Fred B. Schneider, Cornell University
  • Second International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 5-8 in Palo Alto, CA.
    General Chair:  Martin Freeman, Stanford University
    Program Chair:  Randy H. Katz, University of California, Berkeley
  • Eleventh Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held November 9-11 in Austin, TX.
    General Chair:  Les Belady, MCC Corporation
    Program Chair:  Alfred Spector, Carnegie Mellon University

1988

  • SIGOPS and SIGPLAN Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Debugging held May 5-6 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
    Chair:  Bart Miller, University of Wisconsin
  • Seventh Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 15-17 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Eshrat Arjomandi, York University
    Program Chair:  Danny Dolev, IBM Almaden Research
  • Third European Workshop on “Autonomy or Interdependence in Distributed Systems” held September 19-21 in Cambridge, England.
    Chair:  Roger Needham, Cambridge University

1989

  • Peter J. Denning receives ACM Distinguished Service Award
  • Third International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held April 3-6 in Boston, MA.
    General Chair:   Joel Elmer, DEC
    Program Chair:   John Hennessy, Stanford University
  • Eighth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 14-16 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Piotr Rudnicki, University of Alberta
    Program Chair:  Michael Merritt, AT&T Bell Labs
  • Twelfth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December 3-6 at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, AZ.
    General Chair:  Greg Andrews, University of Arizona
    Program Chair:  John Ousterhout, University of California, Berkeley

1990

  • Ninth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 22-24 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Gregor v. Bockmann, Universite de Montreal
    Program Chair:  Cynthia Dwork, MIT
  • Fourth European Workshop on “Fault Tolerance Support in Distributed Systems” held September 3-5 in Bologna, Italy.
    Chair:  Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna
  • SIGOPS continues to have over 7000 members.

1991

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Henry M. Levy, University of Washington
    Vice Chairman:  Sape J. Mullender, University of Twente
    Secretary-Treasurer:   Anita Borg, DEC/WRL
  • Membership dues raised from $10 to $15 per year to more accurately reflect the actual cost of printing and shipping conference proceedings to members.
  • Fourth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held April 8-11 in Palo Alto, CA.
    General Chair:   Bob Rau, HP Labs
    Program Chair:   Dave Patterson, University of California, Berkeley
  • SIGPLAN and SIGOPS Second Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Debugging held May 20-21 in Santa Cruz, CA.
    Chairs:  Charlie McDowell, U. C. Santa Cruz, and Bart Miller, University of Wisconsin
  • Tenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 19-21 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Luigi Logrippo, University of Ottawa
    Program Chair:  Richard Ladner, University of Washington
  • Thirteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 13-16 at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA.
    General Chair:  Jim Mitchell, Sun
    Program Chair:  Ed Lazowska, University of Washington

1992

  • Butler W. Lampson receives ACM Turing Award
  • Eleventh Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 10-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  Norm Hutchinson, University of British Columbia
    Program Chair:  Maurice Herlihy, DEC Cambridge Research
  • Fifth European Workshop on “Models and Paradigms for Distributed Systems Structuring” held September 21-23 in Le Mont Saint-Michel, France.
    Chairs:  Jean-Pierre Banatre, IRISA-INRIA, and Sacha Krakowiak, IMAG
  • Fifth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 12-15 in Boston, MA.
    General Chair:   Barry Flahive, HP
    Program Chair:   Hank Levy, University of Washington

1993

  • Carla Ellis, Duke University, is appointed Secretary-Treasurer (replacing Anita Borg).  Other officers agree to stay for another two-year term.
  • Third Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Debugging held May 17-18 in San Diego, CA.
    Chairs:  Charlie McDowell, U. C. Santa Cruz, and Bart Miller, University of Wisconsin
  • Twelfth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 15-18 in Ithaca, NY.
    Conference Chair:  James Anderson, University of Maryland
    Program Chair:  Sam Toueg, Cornell University
  • Fourteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December 5-8 in Asheville, NC.
    General Chair:  Andrew Black, DEC Cambridge Research
    Program Chair:  Barbara Liskov, MIT

1994

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum receives ACM Karl V. Karkstrom Outstanding Educator Award
  • Thirteenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 14-17 in Los Angeles, CA.
    Conference Chair:  James Anderson, University of North Carolina
    Program Chair:  David Peleg, Weismann Institute and IBM T.J. Watson Research
  • Sixth European Workshop on “Matching Operating Systems to Application Needs” held September 14-16 in Wadern, Germany.
    General Chair:  Jurgen Nehmer, Universitat Kaiserslautern
    Program Chair:  Marc Shapiro, INRIA
  • Sixth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 5-7 in San Jose, CA.
    General Chair:   Forest Baskett, Silicon Graphics
    Program Chair:   Doug Clark, Princeton University
  • USENIX, IEEE, and SIGOPS sponsor First Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI) held November 14-17 in Monterey, CA.
    Program Chair:  Jay Lepreau, University of Utah

1995

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Carla Ellis, Duke University
    Vice Chairman:  Marc Shapiro, INRIA
    Secretary-Treasurer:   Paul Leach, Microsoft
  • Fourteenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 20-23 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    Conference Chair:  James Anderson, University of North Carolina
    Program Chair:  Vassos Hadzilacos, University of Toronto
  • Fifteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December 3-6 at Cooper Mountain Resort, CO.
    General Chair:   John Bennett, Rice University
    Program Chair:  Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC

1996

  • Peter J. Denning receives ACM Karl V. Karkstrom Outstanding Educator Award
  • Fifteenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held May 23-26 in Philadelphia, PA.
    Conference Chair:  James E. Burns, Bellcore
    Program Chair:  Yoram Moses, Weizmann Institute
  • SIGACT, SIGARCH, and SIGOPS sponsor Fourth Annual Workshop on I/O in Parallel and Distributed Systems (IOPADS) held May 27 in Philadelphia, PA.
    General Chairs:  David Kotz, Dartmouth College, Thomas H. Cormen, Dartmouth College, and Ravi Jain, Bellcore
    Program Chair:  Alok Choudhary, Syracuse University
  • Seventh European Workshop on “Systems Support for Worldwide Applications” held September 9-11 in Connemara, Ireland.
    General Chair:  Andrew Herbert, ANSA
    Program Chair:  Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vrije University
  • Seventh International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 1-5 in Cambridge, MA.
    General Chair:   Bill Dally, MIT
    Program Chair:   Susan Eggers, University of Washington
  • Second Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI) held October 28-31 in Seattle, WA.
    Program Chairs:  Karin Petersen, Xerox PARC, and Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University

1997

  • Mary Baker, Stanford University, is appointed to the new position of SIGOPS Information Director.
  • Sixteenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 21-24 in Santa Barbara, CA.
    Conference Chair:   James E. Burns, Bellcore
    Program Chair:  Hagit Attiya, Technion
  • Sixteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 5-8 in Saint Malo, France.
    General Chair:  Michel Banatre, IRISA/INRIA
    Program Chair:  Hank Levy, University of Washington
  • Fifth Annual Workshop on I/O in Parallel and Distributed Systems (IOPADS) held November 17 in San Jose, CA
    General Chairs:  Thomas H. Cormen, Dartmouth College, and Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University
    Program Chair:  David Kotz, Dartmouth College
  • SIGOPS membership has fallen to 4335 members.

1998

  • Jim Gray receives ACM Turing Award
  • Seventeenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held June 28-July 2 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    Conference Chair:   Brian Coan, Bellcore
    Program Chair:  Yehuda Afek, Tel-Aviv University
  • Eighth European Workshop on “Support for Composing Distributed Applications” held September 7-10 in Sintra, Portugal.
    General Chair:  Paulo Guedes, INESC
    Program Chair:  Jean Bacon, University of Cambridge
  • Eighth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 3-7 in San Jose, CA.
    General Chair:   Dileep Bhandarkar, Intel
    Program Chair:   Anant Agarwal, MIT

1999

  • Fred Brooks receives ACM Turing Award
  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  William E. Weihl, Compaq SRC
    Vice Chairman:  Valerie Issarny, INRIA
    Secretary-Treasurer:   David Kotz, Dartmouth College
  • Anita Borg receives ACM Distinguished Service Award
  • Third Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI) held February 22-25 in New Orleans, LA.
    Program Chairs:  Margo Seltzer, Harvard University, and Paul Leach, Microsoft
  • Eighteenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held May 4-6 in Atlanta, GA.
    Conference Chair:   Brian Coan, Bellcore
    Program Chair:  Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University
  • Seventeenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December 12-15 at Kiawah Island Resort, near Charleston, SC.
    General Chair:  David Kotz, Dartmouth College
    Program Chair:  John Wilkes, HP Labs

2000

  • Mike Dahlin, University of Texas, is appointed new Information Director.
  • Nineteenth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held July 16-19 in Portland, OR.
    Conference Chair:   Gil Neiger, Intel
    Program Chair:  James Anderson, University of North Carolina
  • Ninth European Workshop on “Beyond the PC: New Challenges for the Operating System” held September 17-20 in Kolding, Denmark.
    General Chair:  Marc Shapiro, INRIA
    Program Chair:  Paulo Guedes, INESC
  • Fourth Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI) held October 22-25 in San Diego, CA.
    Program Chairs:  Michael B. Jones, Microsoft Research, and Frans Kaashoek, MIT
  • First Workshop on Industrial Experiences with Systems Software (WIESS) held October 22 in San Diego in conjunction with OSDI.
    Program Chair:  Dejan S. Milojicic, HP Labs
  • Ninth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held November 12-15 in Cambridge, MA.
    General Chair:   Larry Rudolph, MIT
    Program Chair:   Anoop Gupta, Microsoft

2001

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  David Kotz, Dartmouth College
    Vice Chairman:  Valerie Issarny, INRIA
    Secretary-Treasurer:   Michael Dahlin, University of Texas
    Amin Vahdat, Duke University, is appointed Information Director.
  • Twentieth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 26-29 in Newport, RI.
    Conference Chair:  Ajay Kshemkalyani, University of Illinois, Chicago
    Program Chair:  Nir Shavit, Tel Aviv University and Sun Labs
  • Eighteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 21-24 at Chateau Lake Louise, Banff, Canada.
    General Chair:  Keith Marzullo, U. C. San Diego
    Program Chair:  Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • First The Mark Weiser Award presented to Frans Kaashoek, MIT
  • Distinguished Service Award presented to Bill Waite, University of Colorado, who edited the Operating Systems Review newsletter for over 30 years.
  • SIGOPS membership continues to decline, and ends the year at 2880.

2002

  • Twenty-first Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held July 21-24 in Monterey, CA.
    Conference Chair:  Aleta Ricciardi, Valaran Corporation
    Program Chair:  Keith Marzullo, U. C. San Diego
  • Tenth European Workshop on “Can We Really Depend on an OS?” held September 22-25 in Saint-Emilion, France.
    General Chair:  Gilles Muller, INRIA
    Program Chair:  Eric Jul, University of Copenhagen
  • Tenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 5-9 in San Jose, CA.
    General Chair:   Kourosh Gharachorloo, HP Labs
    Program Chair:   David A. Wood, University of Wisconsin
  • Mark Weiser Award presented to Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University

2003

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Keith Marzullo, U. C. San Diego
    Vice Chairman:  Gilles Muller, Ecole des Mines de Nantes
    Secretary-Treasurer:   Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin
    Geoffrey M. Voelker, U. C. San Diego, appointed Information Director
  • Twenty-second Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held July 13-16 in Boston, MA.
    Conference Chair:  Elizabeth Borowsky, Boston College
    Program Chair:  Sergio Rajsbaum, UNAM
  • First International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) held November 5-7 in Los Angeles, CA.
    General Chairs:  Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Tech, and Deborah Estrin, UCLA
    Program Chairs:  David Culler, U. C. Berkeley, and Mani Srivastava, UCLA
  • Nineteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held December at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, NY.
    General Chair:  Michael Scott, University of Rochester
    Program Chair:  Larry Peterson, Princeton University
  • Mark Weiser Award presented to Mike Burrows, Google

2004

  • Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University, appointed Secretary-Treasurer
  • Twenty-third Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held July 25-28 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
    Conference Chair:   Soma Chaudhuri, Iowa State University
    Program Chair:   Shay Kutten, Technion
  • Eleventh European Workshop held September 19-22 in Leuven, Belgium.
    General Chair:  Yolande Berbers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Program Chair:  Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research
  • Eleventh International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 9-13 in Boston, MA.
    General Chair:   Shubu Mukherjee, Intel
    Program Chair:   Kathryn S. McKinley, University of Texas
  • Second International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) held November 3-5 in Baltimore, MD.
    General Chair:  John A. Stankovic, University of Virginia
    Program Chairs:  Anish Arora, Ohio State University, and Ramesh Govindan, University of Southern California
  • Mark Weiser Award presented to Brian Bershad, University of Washington

2005

  • Twenty-fourth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held July 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV.
    Conference Chair:  Marcos Aguilera, HP Labs
    Program Chair:  James Aspnes, Yale
  • Twentieth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 23-26 in Brighton, England.
    General Chair:  Andrew Herbert, Microsoft Cambridge Research
    Program Chair:  Ken Birman, Cornell University
  • Mark Weiser Award presented to Tom Anderson, University of Washington
  • Third International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) held November 2-4 in San Diego, CA.
    General Chair:  Jason Redi, BBN Technologies
    Program Chairs:  Hari Balakrishnan, MIT, and Feng Zhao, Microsoft Research

2006

  • Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University, takes over as Editor of Operating Systems Review (replacing Bill Waite, who had been serving as Editor since 1972!)
  • Membership dues are raised from $15 to $20 per year.
  • First EuroSys Conference held April 18-21 in Leuven, Belgium.
    General Chair:  Yolande Berbers, K. U. Leuven
    Program Chair:  Will Zwaenepoel, EPFL
  • Second International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE)held June 14-16 in Ottawa, Canada.
    General Chair:  Hans Boehm, HP Labs
    Program Chair:  David Grove, IBM Research
  • Twenty-fifth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held July 23-26 in Denver, CO.
    Conference Chair:   Eric Ruppert, York University
    Program Chair:   Dahlia Malkhi, Microsoft Research
  • Twelfth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held October 21-25 in San Jose, CA.
    General Chair:   John Shen, Intel
    Program Chair:   Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
  • Fourth International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) held October 31-November 3 in Boulder, CO.
    General Chair:  Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth University
    Program Chairs:  Philippe Bonnet, University of Copenhagen, and John Heidemann, USC
  • Mark Weiser Award presented to Dawson Engler, Stanford University

2007

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Doug Terry, Microsoft Research
    Vice Chairman:  Frank Bellosa, University of Karlsruhe
    Secretary-Treasurer:   Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University
    Jeanna Matthews also remains newsletter Editor, and Thomas Bressoud, Denison University, becomes the Associate Editor.
    Stefan Saroiu, University of Toronto, is appointed Information Director.
  • Second EuroSys Conference held March 21-23 in Lisbon, Portugal.
    General Chair:  Paulo Ferreira, Technical University of Lisbon
    Program Chair:  Thomas Gross, ETH Zurich
  • Third International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE)held June 13-15 in San Diego, CA.
    General Chair:  Chandra Krintz, U. C. Santa Barbara
    Program Chairs:  Steven Hand, University of Cambridge, and David Tarditi, Microsoft Research
  • Twenty-sixth Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)held August 12-15 in Portland, OR.
    Conference Chair:   Indranil Gupta, UIUC
    Program Chair:   Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich
  • Twenty-first Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 14-17 in Stevenson, WA.
    General Chair:  Tom Bressoud, Denison University
    Program Chair:  Frans Kaashoek, MIT
  • Mark Weiser Award presented to Peter Chen, University of Michigan
  • Fifth International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) held November 6-9 in Sydney, Australia.
    General Chair:  Sanjay Jha, University of New South Wales
    Program Chairs:  Phillip B. Gibbons, Intel Research, and Akos Ledeczi, Vanderbilt University

2008

  • Barbara Liskov receives ACM Turing Award
  • Thirteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 1-5 in Seattle, WA.
    General Chair:   Susan Eggers, University of Washington
    Program Chair:   James Larus, Microsoft Research
  • Fourth International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE)held March 5-7 in Seattle, WA.
    General Chair:  David Gregg, Trinity College Dublin
    Program Chairs:  Vikram Adve, University of Illinois, and Brian Bershad, University of Washington
  • Third EuroSys Conference held March 31-April 4 in Glasgow, Scotland.
    General Chair:  Joe Sventek, University of Glasglow
    Program Chair:  Steven Hand, University of Cambridge
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Peter Druschel, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

2009

  • Ed Lazowska receives ACM Distinguished Service Award
  • Fourteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 7-11 in Washington, DC, USA.
    General Chair:   Mary Lou Soffa, University of Virginia
    Program Chair:   Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State University
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 11-13 in Washington, DC, USA.
    General Chair:  Tony Hosking, Purdue University
    Program Chairs:  David F. Bacon, IBM Research and Orran Krieger, VMware
  • EuroSys Conference held 1-3 April in Nuremberg, Germany.
    General Chair:  Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Program Chair:  John Wilkes, Google Mt View
  • Twenty-Second Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 14-17 in Big Sky, Montana, USA.
    General Chair:  Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University
    Program Chair:  Thomas Anderson, University of Washington
    Keynote:  Barbara Liskov's Turing Award Lecture.
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Eric Brewer, UC Berkeley

2010

  • Fifteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 13-17 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    General Chair:  James C. Hoe, CMU
    Program Chair:   Vikram S. Adve, UIUC
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 17-19 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    General Chair:  Marc E. Fiuczynski, Princeton University
    Program Chairs:  Emery Berger, UMass Amherst and Andrew Warfield, University of British Columbia
  • EuroSys Conference held 13-16 April in Paris, France.
    General Chair:  Christine Morin, INRIA Rennes
    Program Chair:  Gilles Muller, INRIA
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Robert Morris, MIT

2011

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Jeanna Neefe Matthews, Clarkson
    Vice Chairman:  George Candea, EPFL
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Dilma Da Silva, IBM Research
    Muli Ben-Yehuda, Technion---Israel Institute of Technology, is appointed Information Director
  • Tom Bressoud has expanded his role with OSR from associate editor to co- editor.
  • Sixteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 5-11 in Newport Beach, CA, USA.
    General Chair:   Rajiv Gupta, UC Riverside
    Program Chair:   Todd Mowry, CMU
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 9-11 in Newport Beach, CA, USA.
    General Chair:  Erez Petrank, Technion
    Program Chairs:  Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego
  • EuroSys Conference held 10-13 April in Salzburg, Austria.
    General Chair:  Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg
    Program Chair:  Gernot Heiser, University of New South Wales
  • Twenty-Third Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 23-26 in Cascais, Portugal.
    General Chair:  Ted Wobber, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
    Program Chair:  Peter Druschel, MPI-SWS
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research

2012

  • Seventeenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 3-7 in London, UK.
    General Chair:   Tim Harris, Microsoft Research
    Program Chair:   Michael L. Scott, University of Rochester
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 3-4 in London, UK.
    General Chair:  Steve Hand, U. Cambridge
    Program chair:  Dilma da Silva, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • EuroSys Conference held 10-13 April in Bern, Switzerland.
    General Chair:  Pascal Felber, University of Neuchâtel
    Program Chairs:  Frank Bellosa, KIT and Herbert Bos, VU University
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, Google

2013

  • Eighteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 16--20 in Houston, Texas.
    General Chair:   Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
    Program Chair:   Rastislav Bodik, University of California -- Berkeley
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 16-17 in Houston, Texas.
    General Chair:  Steve Muir, VMware
    Program Chairs:  Steve Blackburn, Australian National University; Gernot Heiser, University of New South Wales
  • EuroSys Conference held 14-17 April in Prague, Czech Republic.
    General Chair:  Zdenek Hanzalek, Czech Technical University Prague; Hermann Hartig, Technische Universitat Dresden
    Program Chair:  Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research Cambridge; Frans Kaashoek, MIT
  • Twenty-Fifth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 4-7 in Monterey, CA, USA.
    General Chair:  Michael Kaminsky, Intel Labs
    Program Chair:  Mike Dahlin, Google and UT Austin
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Stefan Savage, University of California - San Diego
  • Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award presented to Mona Attariyan, University of Michigan
  • Shan Lu, University of Wisconsin -- Madison, is appointed Information Director

2014

  • Nineteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 1-5 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    General Chair:   Rajeev Balasubramonian, Univ. of Utah; Al Davis, Univ. of Utah
    Program Chair:   Sarita Adve, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 1-2 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    General Chair:  Martin Hirzel, IBM Research
    Program chair:  Erez Petrank and Dan Tsafrir, Technion
  • EuroSys Conference held 13-16 April in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    General Chair:  Dick Bulterman, CWI; Herbert Bos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Program Chairs:  Ant Rowstron, Microsoft Research Cambridge and Peter Druschel, MPI-SWS
  • Mark Weiser award presented to Eddie Kohler, Harvard University
  • Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award presented to Austin T. Clements, MIT

2015

  • New officers elected:
    Chairman:  Robbert Van Renesse, Cornell University
    Vice Chairman:  Shan Lu, University of Chicago
    Secretary-Treasurer:  Kaoutar El Maghraoui, IBM Research
  • Twentieth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) held March 14--18 in Istanbul, Turkey.
    General Chair:   Ozcan Ozturk, Bilkent University; Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing
    Program Chair:   Sandhya Dwarkadas, University of Rochester
  • International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) held March 14-15 in Istanbul, Turkey.
    General Chair:  Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Tech
    Program Chairs:  Angela Demke Brown, University of Toronto; Bjarne Steensgaard, Microsoft
  • EuroSys Conference held 21-24 April in Bordeaux, France.
    General Chair:  Laurent Reveillere, University of Bordeaux
    Program Chair:  Tim Harris, Oracle Labs, UK; Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA
  • Twenty-Fifth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) held October 4-7 in Monterey, CA, USA.
    General Chair:  Ethan L. Miller, Univ. of California Santa Cruz
    Program Chair:  Steven Hand, Google

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