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December ;login: Now Online

The December 2008 edition of ;login: is now available online.  This issue features five security articles covering topics such as highly predictive blacklisting to threat analysis of a campus wireless network and more. This issue also contains reports from five of the USENIX conferences and columns by David N. Blank-Edelman and Peter Baer Galvin, just to name a few. Check it out here.

TaPP ’09 CFP Deadline Extended

The CFP submission deadline for the 1st Workshop on the Theory of Practice and Provenance (TaPP ’09) has been extended to December 9, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST.

More information and submission guidelines can be found here.

TaPP ’09 will take place February 23, 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

TaPP ’09 CFP Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching

The  submission deadline for the First Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP ’09) is December 5, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST.

We invite submissions addressing research problems involving provenance in any area of computer science, including but not limited to: databases, programming languages and software engineering, systems and security, and workflows/scientific computation.

More information and submission guidelines can be found here.

TaPP ’09 will take place February 23, 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

LISA ’08 Proceedings Now Available Online

Proceedings from the 22nd Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA ’08) are now available online.

Another new SAGE booklet

Booklet #19, Configuration Management with Bcfg2, by Narayan Desai and Cory Lueninghoener, is now online for members and available for purchase. Whether you're wondering which configuration management tool—if any—is for you, or you've settled on Bcfg2 and are already deploying it, this booklet by Bcfg2 authors Narayan Desai and Cory Lueninghoener will provide you with valuable insights and advice. Take a look now!

OSDI ’08 Early Bird Deadline Approaching: November 17, 2008

The early bird deadline for OSDI ’08 is November 17, 2008.

Register Now to Save!

OSDI ’08 will take place December 8 -10, 2008 in San Diego, CA.

USENIX ’09 CFP Deadline: January 9, 2009

The submission deadline for the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference is quickly approaching.

Please submit all work by January 9, 2009.

We seek high-quality submissions that further the knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results.

Find out more in the Call for Papers.

USENIX ’09 will take place June 14 -19, 2009 in San Diego, CA.

SysML '08 Online Registration Now Available!

Join us in San Diego, CA, December 11, 2008, for the Third Workshop on Tackling Computer Systems Problems with Machine Learning Techniques. The SysML workshop brings together researchers working at the intersection of machine learning and systems to discuss ideas and techniques that will benefit the future of both fields.

Registration is now open. The full program will be available soon.

Diversity '08 Student Grant Deadline Extended: November 17, 2008

The grant application deadline for Diversity '08 has been extended.
Applications are now due: November 17, 2008
Please complete this application by November 17 and answer the following
questions in your statement of interest (as required by NSF funding):
* Do you want to attend the Diversity workshop?
* Are you a woman or an underrepresented minority?
* At the time of the conference, will you be studying at a U.S. university?

LISA '08 Extended Poster Submissions Deadline Approaching

Submitting a poster is a great way to let other people know about your work and to meet other people who are interested in the same issues.
To submit a poster, please send a 1-5 page proposal or 6-12 PowerPoint slides in PDF to lisa08posters@usenix.org. Please include your name, your affiliation, and the title of your poster. The deadline for submissions is November 3, 2008. The LISA '08 Poster Sessions will take place at the following times: