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HotOS '05, The 10th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems

Monday, June 13, 2005
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Monday
Religious Wars
Session Chair: Robert Grimm, New York University

Are Virtual Machine Monitors Microkernels Done Right?
Steven Hand, Andrew Warfield, Keir Fraser, and Evangelos Kotsovinos, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory; Dan Magenheimer, HP Labs

OS Verification—Now!
Harvey Tuch, Gerwin Klein, and Gernot Heiser, National ICT Australia

Making Events Less Slippery with eel
Ryan Cunningham and Eddie Kohler, University of California, Los Angeles

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Break  
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday
Session Chair: Butler Lampson, Microsoft Research

Parallax: Managing Storage for a Million Machines
Andrew Warfield, Russ Ross, Keir Fraser, Christian Limpach, and Steven Hand, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

Stupid File Systems Are Better
Lex Stein, Harvard University

Aggressive Prefetching: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Athanasios E. Papathanasiou and Michael L. Scott, University of Rochester

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Lunch  
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Monday
Outside the Comfort Zone
Session Chair: Sharon Perl, Google, Inc.

Why Markets Could (But Don't Currently) Solve Resource Allocation Problems in Systems
Jeffrey Shneidman, Chaki Ng, and David C. Parkes, Harvard University; Alvin AuYoung, Alex C. Snoeren, and Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego; Brent Chun, Intel Research, Berkeley

Operating Systems Should Support Business Change
Jeffrey C. Mogul, HP Labs

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   Break  
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday
It's Not AI, It's Systems
Session Chair: Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico

Designing Controllable Computer Systems
Christos Karamanolis, Magnus Karlsson, and Xiaoyun Zhu, Hewlett-Packard Labs

Three Research Challenges at the Intersection of Machine Learning, Statistical Induction, and Systems
Moises Goldszmidt and Ira Cohen, Hewlett-Packard Labs; Armando Fox and Steve Zhang, Stanford University

Panel: Control Theory/Machine Learning
Panelists: Elizabeth Bradley, University of Colorado, Boulder; Moises Goldszmidt and Christos Karamanolis, Hewlett-Packard Labs; Terran Lane, University of New Mexico

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Tuesday
Cleaning Up the Mess We've Made
Session Chair: Christopher Small, Vanu

Making System Configuration More Declarative
John DeTreville, Microsoft Research

Reducing the Cost of IT Operations—Is Automation Always the Answer?
Aaron B. Brown and Joseph L. Hellerstein, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Human-Aware Computer System Design
Ricardo Bianchini, Richard P. Martin, Kiran Nagaraja, Thu D. Nguyen, and Fábio Oliveira, Rutgers University

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Break  
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday
Approaches to OS Research
Session Chair: Peter Druschel, Rice University

Short Presentations
Thirty Years Is Long Enough: Getting Beyond C
Eric Brewer, Jeremy Condit, Bill McCloskey, and Feng Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

Broad New OS Research: Challenges and Opportunities
Galen C. Hunt, James R. Larus, David Tarditi, and Ted Wobber, Microsoft Research

patch (1) Considered Harmful
Marc E. Fiuczynski, Princeton University; Robert Grimm, New York University; Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria; David Walker, Princeton University

Do We Work Within Existing Frameworks or Start from Scratch?
Panelists: Bill McCloskey, Galen Hunt, Marc Fiuczynski, Robert Grimm, Russ Cox, and Eric Brewer

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Lunch  
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Tuesday
Session Chair: Mary Baker, Hewlett-Packard Labs

WiDS: An Integrated Toolkit for Distributed System Development
Shiding Lin, Aimin Pan, and Zheng Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia; Rui Guo, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Zhenyu Guo, Tsinghua University

Causeway: Operating System Support for Controlling and Analyzing the Execution of Distributed Programs
Anupam Chanda, Khaled Elmeleegy, and Alan L. Cox, Rice University; Willy Zwaenepoel, EPFL, Lausanne

Treating Bugs as Allergies: A Safe Method for Surviving Software Failures
Feng Qin, Joseph Tucek, and Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Break  
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Tuesday
Session Chair: Armando Fox, Stanford University

When Virtual Is Harder than Real: Security Challenges in Virtual Machine Based Computing Environments
Tal Garfinkel and Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University

Make Least Privilege a Right (Not a Privilege)
Maxwell Krohn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Petros Efstathopoulos, University of California, Los Angeles; Cliff Frey and Frans Kaashoek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Eddie Kohler, University of California, Los Angeles; David Mazières, New York University; Robert Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Michelle Osborne, New York University; Steve VanDeBogart, University of California, Los Angeles; David Ziegler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Access Control in a World of Software Diversity
Martin Abadi, University of California, Santa Cruz; Andrew Birrell and Ted Wobber, Microsoft Research

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Wednesday
Sensor Nets
Session Chair: Doug Terry, Microsoft Research

PRESTO: A Predictive Storage Architecture for Sensor Networks
Peter Desnoyers, Deepak Ganesan, Huan Li, Ming Li, and Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Towards a Sensor Network Architecture: Lowering the Waistline
David Culler, Prabal Dutta, Cheng Tien Ee, Rodrigo Fonseca, Jonathan Hui, Philip Levis, and Joseph Polastre, University of California, Berkeley; Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley, and ICSI; Ion Stoica and Gilman Tolle, University of California, Berkeley; Jerry Zhao, ICSI

10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon Wednesday
Breakout Session
Session Chair: Margo Seltzer, Harvard University

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Presentation of the HotOS papers

Green Team Paper
Falling Off the Cliff: When Systems Go Nonlinear
Yvonne Coady, Russ Cox, John DeTreville, Peter Druschel, Joseph Hellerstein, Andrew Hume, Kimberly Keeton, Thu Nguyen, Christopher Small, Lex Stein, and Andrew Warfield

Red Team Paper
The Many Faces of Systems Research—and How to Evaluate Them
Aaron B. Brown, Anupam Chanda, Rik Farrow, Alexandra Fedorova, Petros Maniatis, and Michael L. Scott

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