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LISA '03 Call for Papers
October 26-31, 2003, San Diego, California


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Tutorial Program

LISA offers state-of-the-art tutorials by top experts in their fields. Topics range from introductory skills to advanced topics, updates on developments, and news. You can choose from over 40 full- and half-day tutorials, covering everything from performance tuning, Linux, Solaris, Windows, Perl, TCP/IP troubleshooting, security, networking, network services, sendmail, and Samba to legal issues and professional development.

To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, USENIX continually solicits proposals and ideas for new tutorials. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial at this or other USENIX conferences, or you have an idea for a tutorial you would like to see offered, please contact the tutorial coordinator:

Daniel V. Klein
Tel: +1.412.422.0285
Fax: +1.412.421.2332


In the past, LISA conferences have included workshops on Advanced Topics, MetaLISA, Curriculum, Teaching Sys Admin, AFS, and others.

Limited-attendance, special-topic workshops will be offered alongside the Tutorial Program at LISA 2003. If you are interested in organizing one, please submit a workshop proposal via email to

Work-in-Progress Reports

A Work-in-Progress report (WiP) is a very short presentation about new work that you are currently undertaking. It is a great way to poll the LISA audience for feedback and interest. We are particularly interested in presentation of student work.

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not yet ready to be published? To schedule your short report, send email to

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. BoFs may be scheduled in advance phoning +1 510 528 8649 or via email to BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.

The Guru Is In Sessions

The Guru Is In sessions are informal gatherings which allow attendees to pose questions to noted experts in the community. Please email suggestions for Guru Is In sessions, or your offer to be a Guru, to

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