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Call for Practitioner Talks
Industrial practitioners are invited to submit talk proposals to the Practitioner Talks Track of the 2015 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. The USENIX Annual Technical Conference is the senior USENIX forum covering the full range of technical research in systems software. This track seeks presentations about practical solutions and challenges to significant real-world issues facing industrial practitioners. It will provide a unique venue for industrial and academia participants to exchange ideas and experiences.
Examples of talk topics include, but are not limited to:
- Techniques that solve significant issues in practice
- Tool development and problem-solving experience report
- Forgotten research topics that are highly relevant to industry
- New challenges faced by industrial practitioners that need help from research
- Interesting data set or benchmark suite available for the community
Examples of technical areas include, but are not limited to:
- Architectural interaction
- Big data infrastructure
- Cloud computing
- Datacenter networking
- Deployment experience
- Distributed and parallel systems
- Embedded systems
- Energy/power management
- File and storage systems
- Mobile, wireless, and sensor systems
- Networking and network services
- Operating systems
- Reliability, availability, and scalability
- Security, privacy, and trust
- System and network management and troubleshooting
- Usage studies and workload characterization
The content of the talk will not be included in the conference proceedings.
If you are interested in the Refereed Papers Track, which accepts submissions of 11 pages, not including references, and 5 pages, not including references, please refer to the USENIX ATC '15 Call for Papers.
What to Submit
Talk proposals must include the following and be submitted before the submission deadline to receive full consideration.
- Title: Should make it obvious what your talk is about
- Description: Include attendee takeaways and why people want to hear this talk; if applicable, please also provide white papers or Web pages or videos that support this talk
- Should: Please indicate the talk topic and area of interests
- Speaker: Include past public speaking experience, with a URL to past presentations if available
- Duration: Talk or tutorial length (either 20 or 40 minutes)
All submissions will be through the Web submission form.
Presenting a talk that you gave before in another venue is allowed. However, any talk proposal that derives from an earlier talk must explicitly mention where and when the earlier talk was given in the talk description. If you have questions, contact your program co-chairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitters will be notified of talk acceptance or rejection by April 16, 2015.
The poster session is an excellent forum to discuss ideas and get useful feedback from the community. If you plan to prepare a poster for your talk, and want your poster to be considered for the poster session, please specify so in the submission form.
Program and Registration Information
Complete program and registration information will be available in April 2015 on the conference Web site.
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