Check out the new USENIX Web site.


 LISA '09 Home
 Conference Overview
 Important Dates/Contact Information
 Conference Organizers
 Refereed Papers
 Web Submission Form
 Training Program
 Invited Talks and The Guru Is In
 Workshops, Posters, and BoFs
 Possible Topics for Authors and Speakers
 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Call for Participation in PDF

LISA '09 Call for Participation

Workshops, Posters, and BoFs


One-day workshops are hands-on, participatory sessions where small groups of system administrators have an opportunity to discuss a topic of common interest. Workshops are not intended as tutorials and participants are expected to have reasonable experience in the appropriate area—enabling discussions at a peer level. However, attendees with less experience often find workshops useful and are encouraged to discuss attendance with the workshop organizer.

A workshop proposal should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Objective
  • Organizer name(s) and contact information
  • Potential attendee profile
  • Outline of potential topics
Please email your proposal to Workshop proposals are due May 29, 2009.


Posters are an opportunity to present recent work that is not ready or not appropriate for a refereed paper. The posters will be on display during the conference, and fixed times will be advertised when authors should be present to discuss their work with anyone who is interested. Posters provide an excellent opportunity to make contact with other people who may be interested in the same area. Student posters, practitioners sharing their experiences, and submissions from open source communities are particularly welcome. Authors of accepted refereed papers may also submit poster proposals to supplement the presentation of the work described in their paper.

To submit a poster, please send a PDF file containing either a proposal of fewer than five (5) pages or no more than ten (10) slides to Please include your name, your affiliation, and the title of your poster. The deadline for submissions is September 18, 2009. If you would like a shepherd to assist you with your poster proposal, please contact in advance of the deadline. Accepted poster authors will be notified by September 25. If your poster is accepted, you might receive a recommendation for shepherding to prepare your final poster. Completed posters will be required by the start of the conference.

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)

This year's program does not include Work-in-Progress reports (WIPs). Please consider participating in either the Lightning Talks or the Uninvited Talks Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) instead.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evening. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.

Next page

? Need help?

Last changed: 23 Oct. 2009 ch
LISA '09 Home