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VM '04, May 6-12, 2004, Hyatt San Jose, San Jose, California
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Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Friday, May 7, 2:00 pm–3:30 p.m.

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Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of new research for inclusion in an informal Work-in-Progress session. Abstracts of 1-2 pages (inclusive of any figures) should be submitted electronically to Saul Wold at by March 7, 2004 (this is a hard deadline). Abstracts should be in PostScript or PDF format, viewable by Ghostview or Acroread. Submissions longer than 2 pages will not be considered.

Program committee members will select the best abstracts for 10- to 15-minute talks during the session. This is intended to be a fun, informal session that will spark ideas and interactions. Topics of interest include all aspects of Virtual Machine technology, including (but not limited to):

  • VM implementation
  • Hardware implementation of standard VMs
  • Compilation techniques
  • Security
  • Garbage Collection
  • Embedded VM systems
  • Large VM and Server Issues (scalability and availability)
  • Interactions and trade-offs with static compilation
  • VMs and Grid Computing
  • Porting Experiences
  • Performance Issues and Tuning Techniques
  • multiple VM environments and interactions
  • Proposed standards, particularly empirical studies
  • Alternate VM implementation
Abstracts should clearly communicate the ideas behind the work, and should highlight any initial results. Submissions will be selected based on originality, the importance of the problem addressed, and the potential for conveying the ideas clearly in a mere ten minutes. Mature work that has been presented elsewhere in some form is inappropriate, and will not be considered. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 7, 2004. Any questions should be directed to the Work-in-Progress session chair, Saul Wold at We look forward to your submissions!

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Thursday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a-Feather sessions may be perfect for you. BoFs are very interactive and informal gatherings for attendees interested in a particular topic. Schedule your BoF in advance by contacting the USENIX Conference Dept.: email or call 1.510.528.8649. BoFs may also be scheduled on-site at the registration desk. Click here for a list of BoFs that have already been scheduled.

Social Activities
Meet the conference speakers and connect with your peers in the community.

Wednesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 7, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Symposium Luncheon

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