An Invitation from the Program Chairs
OSDI 2000 captures exciting, innovative work in the systems software area, taking a broad view of what the area encompasses. We believe that this OSDI contains some of the most original, intriguing, and important work in the field today--work that you, as a systems practitioner, will find both interesting and useful.
Daniel Lewin, Chief Technology Officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a leading Internet content delivery company, will open the program with a keynote address on "Systems Issues in Global Internet Content Delivery."
It was our goal for OSDI 2000 to have a program of creative, highly original work opening up new areas--not merely incremental results building on prior work. We were able to achieve this goal even beyond our best expectations due to the diverse collection of innovative work submitted by the authors. The program presents important results in a wide range of areas including new storage devices, fault tolerance, software architectures for Internet services, Internet content distribution, applying language techniques to systems software, scheduling for variable-speed processors, storage management, and distributed secure filesystems.
OSDI 2000 also offers more opportunities to learn about the state of the art in systems software through short Work-in-Progress presentations and an evening Poster Session where you'll get a chance to interact with researchers pursing promising research ideas in their formative stages.
In summary, we believe this year's OSDI features an outstanding program giving insightful and useful results taken from the best of current systems software research and practice. We believe you will enjoy this program as much as we have already. Please join us at the beautiful Paradise Point Resort in San Diego on October 23-25, 2000.
Michael B. Jones, Microsoft Research