3rd Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '06)
May 810, 2006
San Jose, CA, USA
Sponsored by USENIX, in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM and
The Web submission form is now available only for updates from abstracts to full papers.
Update! NSDI is now single- rather than double-blind; click here for details.
Paper titles and abstracts due: October 10, 2005
Final paper submissions due: October 17, 2005, 11:59 p.m. PDT
Notification of acceptance: January 13, 2006
Papers due for shepherding: March 13, 2006
Final papers due: March 29, 2006
Poster proposals due: March 29, 2006
Poster notification: April 17, 2006
Larry Peterson, Princeton University
Timothy Roscoe, Intel Research
David Andersen, Carnegie Mellon University
John Byers, Boston University
Steve Gribble, University of Washington
Steve Hand, University of Cambridge
Mark Handley, University College London
John Hartman, University of Arizona
Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research
Bryan Lyles, Telcordia
Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon University
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
Dan Rubenstein, Columbia University
Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University
Alex Snoeren, University of California, San Diego
Neil Spring, University of Maryland
Doug Tygar, University of California, Berkeley
Matt Welsh, Harvard University
Thomas Anderson, University of Washington
Mike Jones, Microsoft Research
Robert Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mike Schroeder, Microsoft Research
Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego
Ellie Young, USENIX
NSDI focuses on the design principles of large-scale
networked and distributed systems. We believe systems as diverse as
Internet routing services, peer-to-peer file sharing, sensor nets,
scalable Web services, and distributed network measurement share a set
of common challenges, and that progress in any of these areas requires
a deep understanding of how researchers are addressing the challenges
of large-scale systems in other contexts. Our goal is to bring
together researchers from across the networking and systems communityincluding computer networking, distributed systems, and operating
systemsto foster a cross-disciplinary approach to addressing our
common research challenges.
NSDI will provide a high-quality, single-track forum for presenting
new results and discussing ideas that overlap these
disciplines. We seek a broad variety of work that furthers the
knowledge and understanding of the networked systems community as
a whole, continues a significant research dialog, or pushes the
architectural boundaries of large-scale network services. We solicit
papers describing original and previously unpublished research.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Scalable techniques for providing high availability and reliability
- Security and robustness of highly complex systems
- Novel architectural approaches (e.g., for specific application domains)
- Network measurements, workload, and topology characterization
- Autonomous and self-configuring network, system, and overlay management
- Network virtualization and resource management
- Distributed storage, caching, and query optimization
- Network protocols and algorithms for complex distributed systems
- Operating system support for scalable network services
- Application experiences (e.g., in sensor networks, peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, pervasive computing, and content distribution)
What to Submit
Submissions should be full papers, 1214 single-spaced 8.5" x 11"
pages, including figures, tables, and references, two-column format,
using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, with a maximum text-block of 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Papers will be automatically checked by the submission
system and those which do not meet the requirements on size and
format will be rejected without being reviewed. Update! NSDI
is now single- rather than double-blind, meaning that authors should now include their names on their paper submissions and do not need to obscure references to their existing work. Submissions will be judged on
originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and
Authors must submit their paper's title and abstract by October 10,
2005, and the corresponding full paper is due by 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 17, 2005.
Accepted papers may be shepherded through an editorial review process
by a member of the Program Committee. Based on initial feedback from
the Program Committee, authors of shepherded papers will submit an
editorial revision of their paper to their Program Committee shepherd
by March 13, 2006. The shepherd will review the paper and give the
author additional comments. All authors (shepherded or not) will
produce a final camera-ready paper and the equivalent HTML by March 29, 2006, for the
One author per paper will receive a registration discount of $200. USENIX will offer a complimentary registration upon request.
Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
of previously published work, and plagiarism constitute dishonesty or
fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and
journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation
program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. In
some cases, program committees may share information about submitted
papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the
integrity of papers under consideration. If a violation of these
principles is found, sanctions may include, but are not limited to,
barring the authors from submitting to or participating in USENIX
conferences for a set period, contacting the authors' institutions,
publicizing the details of the case.
Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's
guidelines should contact the Program Chairs, email@example.com, or the
USENIX office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will
not be read or reviewed. All submissions will be held in confidence
prior to publication of the technical program, both as a matter of
policy and in accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.
How to Submit
Authors are required to submit at least a title and abstract by October 10, 2005, with the full papers due by 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 17, 2005. All submissions to
NSDI '06 must be electronic, in PDF or PostScript, via this Web form.
Authors will be notified of receipt of submission via email. If you
do not receive notification, contact the Program Chairs at
Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper and best paper for which a student is the lead author.
Do you have interesting work in progress you would like to share?
Poster sessions are for you! Poster sessions introduce new or ongoing
work, and the NSDI audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We
are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To
submit a poster, please send a proposal, one page or less, by March
29, 2006, to email@example.com. We will send back decisions by April 17, 2006.
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 the USENIX
Conference Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.
Complete program and registration information will be available in
February 2006 on the conference Web site. The information will be in
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