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18th Large Installation System Administration Conference, November 14-19, Atlanta, GA
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Dear Colleague,

Lee Damon I'm pleased to invite you to join me in Atlanta for the 18th Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA '04): "System Administration Reality—Automation, Configuration, and Users."

For the past 17 years LISA has been the focal point for the global community of system and network administrators. This year LISA continues that tradition, featuring innovative tools and techniques essential to your professional and technical development.

New for 2004: 6 days of tutorials. Select from over 50 tutorials taught by expert instructors, including:

  • Aeleen Frisch on Administering Linux in Production Environments
  • Tom Christiansen and Mark-Jason Dominus on Advanced Perl Programming
  • Gerald Carter on LDAP and on Managing Samba
  • David Blank-Edelman on Over the Edge System Administration
  • Tom Limoncelli on Time Management for System Administrators
  • Curtis Preston on Backup Techniques
  • and more . . .
In addition to the training, 3 days of technical sessions include top-notch refereed papers, informative invited talks and panels, and expert Guru sessions.

Our Invited Talks Track offers our most impressive slate of speakers to date. Speakers include:

  • Keynote Speaker Howard Ginsberg, Senior Technology Implementation Manager for CNN Technology, on the challenges of replacing most of the videotape-based operations with server-based video storage.
  • Simson Garfinkel on what your used disk drives reveal to the world
  • Keri Carpenter and Tom Limoncelli on Lessons Learned from Howard Dean's Digital Campaign
LISA is the premier forum for presenting new research in system administration. We selected papers from over 60 submissions, showcasing state-of-the-art work on topics including Spam/Email, Intrusion and Vulnerability Detection, Security, System Integrity, and more.

2nd Annual Spam Mini Symposium: Back by popular demand, the Spam Mini Symposium will again focus on ways to fight spam. Leading spam experts will present the latest research findings and counter-spam techniques, including talks by:

  • Joshua Goodman on How to Stop the Spam
  • Doug Hughes on Lessons Learned Reimplementing an ISP Mail Service Infrastructure to Cope with Spam
  • John Graham-Cumming on What Spammers Are Doing to Get Around Bayesian Filtering and What We Can Expect for the Future
And much more . . .
  • Bring your perplexing technical questions to experts at LISA's unique "The Guru Is In" sessions
  • Explore the latest commercial innovations at the Vendor Exhibition
Early registration discounts for LISA '04, taking place November 14-19, 2004, in Atlanta, GA, are available now! Register by Friday, October 22, and save up to $300!

We're pleased to be bringing LISA to Atlanta and look forward to seeing you there.

Lee Damon, University of Washington
LISA '04 Program Chair

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