Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Chen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research
Jason Flinn, University of Michigan
Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University
Samuel Madden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jeff Mogul, Hewlett Packard Labs
Andrew Myers, Cornell University
Jason Nieh, Columbia University
Timothy Roscoe, Intel Research
Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Geoff Voelker, University of California, San Diego
David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley
Matt Welsh, Harvard University
David Culler, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Druschel, Rice University
Mike Jones, Microsoft Research
The sixth OSDI seeks to present innovative, exciting work in the systems
area. OSDI brings together professionals from academic and industrial
backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the
design, implementation, and implications of systems software.
The OSDI Symposium emphasizes both innovative research and quantified
experience. OSDI takes a broad view of the systems area and solicits
contributions from all fields of systems practice, including, but not limited
to, operating systems, networking, file and storage systems, distributed
systems, mobile systems, secure systems, embedded systems, and the interaction
of hardware and software development. We particularly encourage contributions
containing highly original ideas or groundbreaking results that push the
frontier of systems research.
Submitting a Paper
Authors are required to submit full papers by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 26,
This is a hard deadlineno extensions will be given.
Submitted papers must be no longer than 14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11"
pages, including figures, tables, and references, using 10 point type
on 12 point (single-spaced leading, within a text block 6.5" wide x 9"
deep). Papers longer than 14 pages will not be reviewed. Papers
so short as to be considered "extended abstracts" will not receive full
consideration. A good paper will demonstrate that the authors:
- are attacking a significant problem,
- have devised an interesting, compelling solution,
- have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution,
- have drawn appropriate conclusions,
- have clearly described what they have done, and
- have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance,
and correctness. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by
a member of the program committee.
OSDI, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted
simultaneously to any other conference or publication, that submissions not be previously
published, and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers
accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to
the author(s) unread. All submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to
publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S.
Copyright Act of 1976.
Authors of accepted papers will be expected to provide both PDF and HTML
versions of their paper, for inclusion in the Web version of the Proceedings.
One author per paper may take a registration discount of $200. If the registration fee poses a hardship to the presenter, USENIX can offer a complimentary registration.
Deadline and Submission Instructions
Submitted papers must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2004.
Submission of all papers must be made in electronic form. This is a hard
deadline -- no extensions will be given.
Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted via this Web submission form.
The first page
of the paper should also contain the paper title and author name(s).
(Reviewing is not blind.)
For more details on the submission process, authors are encouraged to consult the
detailed on-line author guidelines.
All submissions will be acknowledged by June 2, 2004. If your submission is
not acknowledged by this date, please contact the program chairs promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper at the symposium and best student paper. Papers of particular merit will be forwarded to ACM Transactions on
Computer Systems for possible publication in a special issue.
Are you doing new, interesting work that has not been previously
presented and that is still in too early a phase for publication? The
OSDI attendees could provide valuable feedback to you. We are
particularly interested in the presentation of student work. Details on
submitting Work-in-Progress session proposals will be made available on
the symposium Web site by September 2004.
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees
interested in a particular topic. BoFs may
be scheduled in advance by phoning the Conference Office at +1 (510) 528-8649 or via email
to email@example.com. BoFs may also be
scheduled at the symposium.
Complete program and registration information will be available in September
2004 here on the symposium Web site. The
information will be in both HTML and a printable PDF file. If you would
like to receive the program booklet in print, please email your request,
including your postal address, to: