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Dear Colleague,

We're pleased to invite you to attend the 2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. This year we're offering 5 days of training running alongside a 3-day conference program filled with the latest research, security breakthroughs, and practical approaches to the questions and problems you wrestle with. You'll also have many opportunities to chat with peers who share your concerns and interests.

Training: Tuesday–Saturday, May 30–June 3, 2006
USENIX '06 offers 5 days of tutorials led by highly respected instructors covering crucial topics including:

  • Measuring Security, taught by Dan Geer
  • Ajax and Advanced Responsive WebApp Development, taught by Alex Russell
  • Administering Linux in Production Environments, taught by Æleen Frisch
  • Building a Logging Infrastructure and Log Analysis for Security, taught by Abe Singer
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts: Repelling the Wily Hacker, taught by Bill Cheswick

Technical Sessions: Thursday–Saturday, June 1–3, 2006
The 3-day technical program begins with the keynote address: "Planetlab: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design in Planetary-Scale Infrastructure," by Larry Peterson, Princeton University and PlanetLab Consortium, and includes other Invited Talks of note, such as:

  • Plenary Session: "Why Mr. Incredible and Buzz Lightyear Need Better Tools: Pixar and Software Development," by Greg Brandeau, Vice President of Technology, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Closing Session: "Real Operating Systems for Real-time Motion Control," by Trevor Blackwell, CTO, Anybots
  • Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, BBN Technologies, on "Success, Failure, and Alternative Solutions for Network Security"
  • Matt Welsh, Harvard University, on "Deploying a Sensor Network on an Active Volcano"
  • And more!

The Systems Practice and Experience track is the premier forum for presenting the latest in groundbreaking research. Be among the first to check out the latest innovative work on the topics you need most.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to pose your toughest questions to the experts in the Guru Is In Sessions. Mingle with colleagues and leading experts at the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and at the various evening social events, including a Poster Session & Happy Hour, vendor sessions, and an off-site conference reception.

USENIX '06 promises to be an exciting showcase for the latest in innovative research and cutting-edge practices in technology. We look forward to seeing you in Boston in May.

On behalf of the USENIX '06 Organizers,

Atul Adya, Microsoft
Erich Nahum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
USENIX '06 Program Co-Chairs

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