David Culler, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Druschel, Rice University
Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley
Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research
Carla Ellis, Duke University
Dawson Engler, Stanford University
Deborah Estrin, UCLA/ISI
Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University
Jim Gray, Microsoft Research
Jay Lepreau, University of Utah
Robert Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Timothy Roscoe, Intel Berkeley Research Lab
Chandu Thekkath, Microsoft Research
David Wetherall, University of Washington
Mike Jones, Microsoft Research
Frans Kaashoek, MIT
The fifth OSDI seeks to present innovative, exciting work in the systems
area. OSDI brings together professionals from academic and industrial
backgrounds in what has become a premier forum for discussing the design,
implementation, and implications of systems software.
The OSDI Symposium emphasizes both innovative research and quantified
experience. OSDI takes a broad view of what the systems area encompasses and
solicits contributions from all fields of systems practice: operating systems,
networking, storage, distributed systems, parallel systems, mobile systems,
embedded systems, the influence of hardware developments on systems and
vice-versa, etc. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly
original ideas or groundbreaking results that push the systems frontier.
Submitting a Paper
Authors are required to submit full papers by Midnight PDT on May 17, 2002.
This is a hard deadline -- no extensions will be given.
Submitted papers must be no longer than 14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages,
including figures, tables, and references, using 11 point or larger fonts. Papers longer
than 14 pages will not be reviewed. Papers so short as to be considered "extended
abstracts" will not receive full consideration. A good paper will demonstrate that
- are attacking a significant problem,
- have devised an interesting, compelling solution,
- have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution,
- have drawn appropriate conclusions,
- have clearly described what they have done, and
- have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance,
and correctness. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by
a member of the program committee.
OSDI, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted
simultaneously to any other conference or publication, that submissions not be previously
published, and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers
accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to
the author(s) unread. All submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to
publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S.
Copyright Act of 1976.
Authors of accepted papers will be expected to provide an HTML page containing the
abstract of and links to their paper and slides, and if available, to the software
described in their paper. This will be collected after the event for inclusion in an
electronic version of the Symposium.
Deadline and Submission Instructions
Submitted papers must be received by Midnight PDT on Friday, May 17, 2002. Submission
of all papers must be made in electronic form.This is a hard
deadline -- no extensions will be given.
Papers must be in PostScript or PDF format (not ASCII) and must be submitted
using our Web submission form.
The first page
of the paper should also contain the paper title and author name(s).
(Reviewing is not blind.)
For more details on the submission process, authors are encouraged to consult the
detailed on-line author guidelines.
All submissions will be acknowledged by May 27, 2002. If your submission is
not acknowledged by this date, please contact the program chairs promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper at the symposium and best student paper.
Are you doing new, interesting work that has not been previously presented and that is
still in too early a phase for publication? The OSDI attendees could provide valuable
feedback to you. We are particularly interested in the presentation of student work.
Details on submitting Work-in-Progress session proposals will be made available on the
symposium Web site by September 2002.
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees
interested in a particular topic. BoFs may
be scheduled in advance by phoning the Conference Office at +1 (510) 528-8649 or via email
to email@example.com. BoFs may also be
scheduled at the symposium.
Complete program and registration information will be available in September
2002 here on the symposium Web site. The
information will be in both html and a printable PDF file. If you would
like to receive the program booklet in print, please email your request,
including your postal address, to: