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LISA '02 Call for Papers
November 3-8, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Conference Overview

Important Dates/Contact Info.

Conference Organizers

Conference Themes

Refereed Papers

Invited Talks

Tutorials, WIPs, and BOFs

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Call for Papers in PDF Format

Sponsored by:

The Advanced Computing Systems Association

The System Administrators Guild


Fostering a global community of expertise to strengthen tomorrow's computing infrastructure

The LISA conference has become a focal point for the global community of system and network administrators. Once a year, system administrators of all specialities and levels of expertise meet to exchange ideas, sharpen old skills, learn new techniques, and explore the future of the profession. Attendees include a broad range of system and network administrators, security administrators, management, experts of the practice, vendors, students, and academic researchers. LISA is the one place where all the stakeholders in the future of systems administration converge to work on the common goal of sustaining the global community of computers with an equally global community of dedicated and skilled people.

The conference's diverse base of attendees is matched by equally diverse activities. There is truly something for everyone. Tutorials for both beginners and experienced attendees cover all aspects of network and system administration, from basic administrative procedures to application of cutting-edge technologies. Refereed technical sessions explore the latest developments in both theory and practice. Invited Talks and Panels explore timely and entertaining topics in depth, with lively and sometimes controversial discussions. Work-in-progress reports look ahead to next year's innovations.

LISA also fosters and encourages personal exchanges in a less formal setting. There are so many animated technical conversations outside the formal meetings that LISA insiders sometimes refer to them as the "hallway track". Talk with the authors and other technology leaders in depth about their work. Share your expertise at a Guru Is In session. Celebrate or commiserate upon an informal topic at a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session. Seek out vendors and explore solutions to your current problems.

By attending LISA you are contributing to computer management state-of-the-art, spreading knowledge about one of the most important challenges of the next century: living with the machines!


System administrators and researchers: this is *your* conference. You can foster its community and aid in its success in many ways:

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