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Dear Colleague,

Yuanyuan Zhou
Yuanyuan Zhou

We're pleased to invite you to attend the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. This year we're offering 3 days of training followed by a 3-day conference program filled with the latest systems 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: Sunday–Tuesday, June 22–24, 2008
The 3-day training program at USENIX '08 provides in-depth and immediately useful training on the latest techniques, effective tools, and best strategies, including:

  • Bruce Potter on Botnets: Understanding and Defense
  • Peter Baer Galvin on Solaris 10 Administration
  • Phil Cox on Securing Virtual Environments
  • Alan Robertson on Configuring and Deploying Linux-HA

Technical Sessions: Wednesday–Friday, June 25–27, 2008
The 3-day technical program includes noteworthy invited talks, such as:

  • Keynote Address by David Patterson, Director of the U.C. Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory, on "The Parallel Revolution Has Started: Are You Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?"
  • Plenary Closing Session by Matthew Melis of the NASA Glenn Research Center on "The Columbia Accident Investigation and Returning NASA's Space Shuttle to Flight"
  • Drew Endy, Cabot Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT and a co-founder of the BioBricks Foundation (BBF), on "Programming DNA: A 2-bit Language for Engineering Biology"
  • Robert J. Lang on "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami"

The USENIX '08 Refereed Papers Track is the leading forum for presenting the latest in ground-breaking systems research. Be among the first to check out the latest innovative work in the systems field.

The Poster Session at USENIX '08 is an excellent forum for discussing new ideas and getting useful feedback from the community.

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 in the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and at the various evening social events, including a Poster Session & Happy Hour, vendor BoFs, and the Conference Reception.

USENIX '08 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.

On behalf of the USENIX '08 organizers,

Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research
Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USENIX '08 Program Co-Chairs
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