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Tech Sessions: Monday, November 6 | Tuesday, November 7 | Wednesday, November 8
Monday, November 6

8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Monday
Opening Remarks
Program Co-Chairs: Brian Bershad, University of Washington; Jeff Mogul, Hewlett-Packard Labs

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Monday
Local Storage
Session Chair: Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas

Awarded Best Paper!
Rethink the Sync
Edmund B. Nightingale, Kaushik Veeraraghavan, Peter M. Chen, and Jason Flinn, University of Michigan

Type-Safe Disks
Gopalan Sivathanu, Swaminathan Sundararaman, and Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

Stasis: Flexible Transactional Storage
Russell Sears and Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday
Runtime Reliability Mechanisms
Session Chair: Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University

SafeDrive: Safe and Recoverable Extensions Using Language-Based Techniques
Feng Zhou, Jeremy Condit, Zachary Anderson, and Ilya Bagrak, University of California, Berkeley; Rob Ennals, Intel Research Berkeley; Matthew Harren, George Necula, and Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley

BrowserShield: Vulnerability-Driven Filtering of Dynamic HTML
Charles Reis, University of Washington; John Dunagan, Helen J. Wang, and Opher Dubrovsky, Microsoft; Saher Esmeir, Technion

XFI: Software Guards for System Address Spaces
Úlfar Erlingsson, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley; Martín Abadi, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley, and University of California, Santa Cruz; Michael Vrable, University of California, San Diego; Mihai Budiu, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley; George C. Necula, University of California, Berkeley

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.    Lunch  (on your own)
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday
OS Implementation Strategies
Session Chair: Brad Chen, Intel

Operating System Profiling via Latency Analysis
Nikolai Joukov, Avishay Traeger, and Rakesh Iyer, Stony Brook University; Charles P. Wright, Stony Brook University and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

CRAMM: Virtual Memory Support for Garbage-Collected Applications
Ting Yang and Emery D. Berger, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Scott F. Kaplan, Amherst College; J. Eliot B. Moss, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Flight Data Recorder: Monitoring Persistent-State Interactions to Improve Systems Management
Chad Verbowski, Emre Kıcıman, Arunvijay Kumar, and Brad Daniels, Microsoft Research; Shan Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Juhan Lee, Microsoft MSN; Yi-Min Wang, Microsoft Research; Roussi Roussev, Florida Institute of Technology

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.    Break
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday
Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Session Chair: Jim Waldo, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The list of accepted WiPs is now available.

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday
NSF Program Update
Brett Fleisch and Dr. Helen Gill, National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation will present a short overview of the newly introduced Thematic areas in the CSR solicitation. Dr. Brett Fleisch and Dr. Helen Gill will present a short overview of how the solicitation has changed and a brief explanation of the VCM area and the CPS area. The purpose of the briefing is to alert the community concerning the revisions and this serves the community with the most recent information on the revisions to the Computer System Research solicitation.

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Monday
Poster Session and Reception
Co-Sponsored by USENIX and Google

The OSDI Poster Session will be held in conjunction with a reception at the Symposium. The list of accepted posters and demos is now available.

Tech Sessions: Monday, November 6 | Tuesday, November 7 | Wednesday, November 8
Tuesday, November 7

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9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Tuesday
Program Analysis Techniques
Session Chair: Martín Abadi, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Microsoft Research

EXPLODE: A Lightweight, General System for Finding Serious Storage System Errors
Junfeng Yang, Can Sar, and Dawson Engler, Stanford University

Securing Software by Enforcing Data-flow Integrity
Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research; Manuel Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge; Tim Harris, Microsoft Research

From Uncertainty to Belief: Inferring the Specification Within
Ted Kremenek and Paul Twohey, Stanford University; Godmar Back, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Andrew Ng and Dawson Engler, Stanford University

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday
Distributed System Infrastructure
Session Chair: Brad Calder, University of California, San Diego, and Microsoft

HQ Replication: A Hybrid Quorum Protocol for Byzantine Fault Tolerance
James Cowling, Daniel Myers, and Barbara Liskov, MIT CSAIL; Rodrigo Rodrigues, INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico; Liuba Shrira, Brandeis University

BAR Gossip
Harry C. Li, Allen Clement, Edmund L. Wong, Jeff Napper, Indrajit Roy, Lorenzo Alvisi, and Michael Dahlin, The University of Texas at Austin

Awarded Best Paper!
Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data
Fay Chang, Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Wilson C. Hsieh, Deborah A. Wallach, Mike Burrows, Tushar Chandra, Andrew Fikes, and Robert E. Gruber, Google, Inc.

12:30 p.m.–12:40 p.m. Tuesday
Presentation of 2006 ACM/SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award

12:40 p.m.–2:00 p.m.    Symposium Luncheon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Tuesday
Distributed Systems of Little Things
Session Chair: Mema Roussopoulos, Harvard University

EnsemBlue: Integrating Distributed Storage and Consumer Electronics
Daniel Peek and Jason Flinn, University of Michigan

Persistent Personal Names for Globally Connected Mobile Devices
Bryan Ford, Jacob Strauss, Chris Lesniewski-Laas, Sean Rhea, Frans Kaashoek, and Robert Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Modular Network Layer for Sensornets
Cheng Tien Ee, Rodrigo Fonseca, Sukun Kim, Daekyeong Moon, and Arsalan Tavakoli, University of California, Berkeley; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley, and Arch Rock Corporation; Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley, and International Computer Science Institute (ICSI); Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.    Break
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Tuesday
Operating System Structure
Session Chair: Rob Pike, Google Inc.

Making Information Flow Explicit in HiStar
Nickolai Zeldovich and Silas Boyd-Wickizer, Stanford University; Eddie Kohler, University of California, Los Angeles; David Mazières, Stanford University

Splitting Interfaces: Making Trust Between Applications and Operating Systems Configurable
Richard Ta-Min, Lionel Litty, and David Lie, University of Toronto

Connection Handoff Policies for TCP Offload Network Interfaces
Hyong-youb Kim and Scott Rixner, Rice University

6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Tuesday
Reception at Museum of Flight
Sponsored by Microsoft Research

Go up, up and away with USENIX at the OSDI symposium reception held at Seattle's Museum of Flight. Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the reception provides the perfect opportunity to mingle with colleagues among remnants of the past including a World War II Corsair and the famous Blackbird spyplane. Enjoy enticing food and drink while exploring the Apollo space exhibit and the Tower, a full-scale replica of an air traffic control tower. Don't miss this exciting chance to step back in time. Your registration fee covers one admission ticket. If you will not be attending the event, please donate your ticket to another person by returning it to the registration desk.

Please note: Attendees must present their reception admission ticket in order to board the bus. Buses will depart from the hotel lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m. The reception will end at 10:00 p.m. If you would like to leave earlier, one bus will depart from the Museum of Flight every half hour beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Tech Sessions: Monday, November 6 | Tuesday, November 7 | Wednesday, November 8
Wednesday, November 8

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Wednesday
Distributed Storage and Locking
Session Chair: Peter Druschel, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

Ceph: A Scalable, High-Performance Distributed File System
Sage A. Weil, Scott A. Brandt, Ethan L. Miller, Darrell D. E. Long, and Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz

Distributed Directory Service in the Farsite File System
John R. Douceur and Jon Howell, Microsoft Research

The Chubby Lock Service for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems
Mike Burrows, Google Inc.

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday
Large Distributed Systems
Session Chair: Derek McAuley, XenSource Inc.

Experiences Building PlanetLab
Larry Peterson, Andy Bavier, Marc E. Fiuczynski, and Steve Muir, Princeton University

iPlane: An Information Plane for Distributed Services
Harsha Madhyastha, Tomas Isdal, Michael Piatek, Colin Dixon, Thomas Anderson, and Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington; Arun Venkataramani, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fidelity and Yield in a Volcano Monitoring Sensor Network
Geoff Werner-Allen and Konrad Lorincz, Harvard University; Jeff Johnson, University of New Hampshire; Jonathan Lees, University of North Carolina; Matt Welsh, Harvard University

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