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Tribute to Honor Jim Gray

Please join us May 31, 2008, at U.C. Berkeley for a Tribute to Honor Jim Gray. Gray is known for his groundbreaking work as a programmer, database expert, and Microsoft engineer. The tribute will include a general session followed by a technical sessions program. Speakers include Joe Hellerstein, Mike Olson, and Ed Lazowska. The event is sponsored by the Family of Jim Gray, ACM, USENIX, and EECS, UCB.

The registration deadline for technical sessions is Tuesday, April 15.

Find out more and register here.

USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop Submissions Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2008

The submissions deadline for the 2008 USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop is approaching.

Please submit all work by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 11, 2008.

Paper submission guidelines can be found here.

New! USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Computing Submissions Deadline Approaching

The Program Committee for the First Workshop on Large-Scale Computing (LASCO '08) is seeking high-quality submissions that further the knowledge and understanding of large-scale computing, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results.

Please submit your work by 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 16, 2008.

See the Call for Papers for information on how to participate.

2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Registration Now Open

Join us in Boston, MA, June 22-27, 2008, for the latest systems research, security breakthroughs, and practical approaches to the questions you face every day. USENIX '08 begins with 3 days of training by industry leaders such as Æleen Frisch, Peter Galvin, and Bruce Potter.

USENIX Workshops UPSEC '08 and LEET '08 Registration Open

Don't miss the new security-related workshops (UPSEC '08 and LEET '08) taking place on April 14 and 15 in San Francisco, CA.

NSDI '08 Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 24

Join us in San Francisco, CA, April 16-18, for NSDI '08. The 5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation focuses on the design and implementation principles of large-scale networks and distributed systems.

This year's outstanding program includes 30 technical papers carefully selected from a pool of 175 submissions. These high-quality papers represent a diverse range of hot research areas including energy, scale, security, and fault tolerance.

USENIX Announces Open Access to Conference Proceedings

USENIX is pleased to announce open public access to all its conference proceedings.

This significant decision will allow universal access to some of the most important technical research in advanced computing. In making this move USENIX is setting the standard for open access to information, an essential part of its mission.

USENIX conference proceedings can be found here.

Find out more at the USENIX Web site.

NSDI '08 Poster Session Submission Deadline: March 10, 2008

NSDI '08 will feature a poster session during which attendees can discuss emerging ideas in networked systems design by talking with leading researchers who are introducing their ongoing work. To submit a poster, please send a proposal, one page or less, by March 10, 2008, to nsdi08posters@usenix.org. The poster session co-chairs will send back decisions by March 23, 2008.

Find out more and register here.

CC '08: USENIX Education on the Road

Join us in Salt Lake City on March 13 for the next installment of USENIX Education on the Road. Jacob Farmer of Cambridge Computer Services will bring you the tutorial "Latest Trends in Storage Virtualization and Data Protection." Registration is free. Find out more and register here.

Calling All SF Bay Area Residents! Upcoming Installfest for Schools

Don't Miss the Installfest for Schools
March 1, 2008
Donating F/OSS computers to NorCal schools on recycled hardware from the Alameda County Computer Resource Center

4 Installfest locations: San Francisco, Berkeley, San Mateo, and Novato

What you can do:

-- Sign up and join the installfest on March 1st!-

- Recycle your electronic waste (computers, TVs, and more) with the ACCRC