The field of Operating Systems research is more relevant today than
ever. Massively multi-core architectures, field programmable hardware,
virtual machine monitors, safe languages, security, and dependability
requirements are all in significant flux while processor speeds
have stagnated. Decades-old assumptions about computer architecture and the computing environment are being challenged or changing.
In the context of these dramatic changes, the 11th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems will bring together people conducting innovative work in the systems area for three days of interaction, with all attendees being active participants and contributors throughout the workshop. Continuing the HotOS tradition, this workshop will be a place to present and discuss new ideas about computer systems and how technological advances and new applications are shaping our computational infrastructure.
We request submissions of position papers that propose new directions
of research, advocate nontraditional approaches to old (or new) ideas,
or generate insightful discussion. HotOS takes a broad view of what the systems area encompasses and
seeks contributions from all fields of systems practice, including
operating systems, data storage, networking, security, ubiquitous
computing, Web-based systems, tools, and systems management. As a venue for
exploring new ideas, HotOS encourages contributions influenced by other
fields such as hardware design, networking, economics, social
organizations, biological systems, and the impact of compiler developments on systems and vice versa. We particularly look for position papers containing highly original
To ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance is limited to about 60 participants who are active in the field. We urge practitioners as well as researchers to contribute
submissions. Each potential participant should submit a position paper of five or fewer pages that exposes a new problem, advocates a new approach to an old idea, or reports on actual experience. Participants will be invited based on the submission's originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and likelihood of leading to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. Multiple authors may share a position paper, but at most two authors per paper will be
invited to participate in the workshop.
Preliminary online proceedings will be made available via the Web by
April 17, 2007, for workshop participants. Printed proceedings, including a summary of the interactions at the workshop, will be published and mailed to participants after the workshop.
Galen Hunt, Microsoft Research
George Candea, EPFL
Landon Cox, Duke University
Armando Fox, University of California, Berkeley
Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Rodrigo Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico and INESC-ID
Margo Seltzer, Harvard
Michael Swift, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego
David Wetherall, Intel Research and University of Washington
John Wilkes, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Emmett Witchel, University of Texas at Austin
Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign