LISA '06 Call for Papers
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS
- Architecture: Keeping an infrastructure up to date
- Autonomic computing: Self-repairing systems, zero administration systems, fail-safe design
- Configuration management
- Content and collaborative systems: Building them, managing them, growing them
- Data center design: Modern methods, upgrading old centers
- Scaling: Dealing with a doubling in storage, backup, networking, address space, database, etc.
- Spam: Will we ever be able to control it?
- Virtualization: Benefit or bane?
- Viruses: Preparing for the onslaught of UNIX viruses
- Information flows: Creating, understanding, and applying them
- Management: Transitioning from technical to managerial, "managing" your manager, measuring return on investment
- Metrics: Inventing and applying meaningful metrics
- Outsourcing/offshoring system administration: Is it possible?
- Proactive administration: Transitioning from a reactive culture
- Problem-solving: Training sysadmins to solve problems
- Quality: Control, measurement, and quality assurance
- Standardizing methodologies: IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), best practices, practical use, applicability
- IPv6: Deployment, large-scale implementation
- Peer-to-peer networking
- Scripting languages
- XML: Usage for configuration management, other potential applications
- Content and collaborative systems
- Diagnostics: Tools that explain what's wrong
- Google tools: Making use of them in system administration
- Tools for system administration: Implementation, use, and applicability
- Practical implementations and deployments of ideas or tools
- Scaling and expanding an infrastructure
- Theory meets practice