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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 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

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

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