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Poster Sessions & Receptions

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom

Sponsored by NetApp

Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Sessions & Receptions. Take part in discussions with your colleagues over complimentary food and drinks. See the accepted posters.

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

See a list of accepted WiPs and their descriptions.

Please submit your proposals by Friday, January 13, 11:59 p.m. PST, via the Web submission form. The authors will be notified about acceptance by Friday, January 20. In their submissions, authors should indicate whether they will present their work as a poster, or as both a poster and a WiP talk.

The proposal should consist of a maximum two-page abstract, typeset in two-column format in 10 point Times Roman type on 12 point leading (single-spaced), with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. References should not be set in a smaller font. Submissions that violate any of these restrictions will not be reviewed. The limits will be interpreted strictly. No extensions will be given for reformatting.

Each submission must clearly indicate the names and affiliations of all authors, which authors (if any) are students, and the author who would give the presentation for the WiP or who would be the contact for the poster. Please send submissions in PDF format.

Submissions will be evaluated by the WiP/Poster Sessions Committee for quality and appropriateness, but they will not be peer-reviewed in the traditional sense. Each accepted (short or full) paper for the Technical Sessions is automatically granted a poster slot; paper authors do not need to submit a separate request for a poster.

The WiP session will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Each presenter will get five minutes to discuss their work, and one minute to answer questions. Accepted posters will appear in one of the two Poster Sessions, scheduled for the evenings of Wednesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 16, 2012.

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Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BoFs may be scheduled during the conference at the registration desk or in advance by sending email to Click here to view the current schedule and for scheduling instructions.

Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with FAST attendees? Host a Vendor BoF! Email for more information.

Social Activities

Meet the conference speakers and connect with your peers in the community.

Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Market Street Foyer
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, February 15, 12:20 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Regency Ballroom
Conference Luncheon

Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom
Poster Session & Reception

Thursday, February 16, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom
Poster Session & Reception
Sponsored by NetApp

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