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Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Tuesday, December 7, 4:00 pm–5:30 p.m.

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OSDI Work-in-Progress Reports will be selected in advance on the basis of one-page ASCII talk abstracts. Paper or non-ASCII submissions will not be accepted. Abstracts must be e-mailed to by 5:00 PM EST Wednesday, November 17th with "OSDI WIP" in the subject line. Talks will be selected on the following basis: 1. Presentations must contain new, interesting work, not previously presented. 2. Submissions should represent early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal. 3. Student submissions meeting the above criteria will be explicitly favored; however, submissions are not limited to just students.

Submissions should begin with the following information in this format: Title: (title of proposed presentation) Name: (your name) E-mail: (your e-mail address) Student: (are you a student? yes/no) Following that you should provide a 1-3 paragraph abstract or summary of your proposed talk. Your job in the abstract is to convince the WIP review committee that a good talk will ensue. This abstract should be no longer than necessary to describe the key ideas. The review committee reserves the right to judge your submission based solely on the first 300 words of the abstract. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by Monday, November 29th. Presentations will be strictly limited to 5 minutes. Given this, your presentation should be focused on communicating one novel idea well, rather than trying to present a complete overview of your work. Send any questions about the Work-in-Progress session to Jason Nieh (

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Monday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 7, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a-Feather sessions may be perfect for you. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. To schedule a BoF and to see the latest schedule, check out the BoF boards in the registration area.

Social Activities
Meet the conference speakers and connect with your peers in the community.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, December 5, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Symposium Luncheon
Monday, December 6, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Symposium Reception
Tuesday, December 7, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

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