Top 5 Reasons to Attend USENIX '08

Top 5 Reasons to Attend USENIX '08

Post by Lionel Garth Jone » Wed, 21 May 2008 06:20:10

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA

USENIX '08 offers a cost-effective, one-stop shop for the latest in IT
training, breakthroughs, and systems research. Check out the top 5
reasons to join us in Boston, MA, June 22-27, 2008:

1. Top-notch training: Highly respected experts provide you with new
information and skills you can take back to work tomorrow. Topics

-- 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

To view the entire training program, see:

2. Invited Talks that feature luminaries in computing discussing timely
and important topics, 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"

-- And more!

3. You'll see it here first:

-- The latest developments in cutting-edge systems research in the
Refereed Papers track.

-- An introduction to interesting new or ongoing work at the Poster

4. Answers to your toughest questions:

-- Guru Is In sessions feature experts who come prepared to respond to
your most burning technical questions on hot topics. The full list of
topics will be announced soon!

5. The chance to mingle with industry leaders:

-- Evening events such as the Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions offer
additional opportunities to network with peers to gain that
all-important "insider" IT knowledge.

And that's just the beginning. Visit
to see the full list of offerings.

Don't forget:

-- Register by June 6 and save up to $300!

-- Take advantage of the multiple employee discount for groups sending 5
or more:

-- Chat with other attendees on the USENIX '08 Facebook page:

2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 6, 2008


1. USENIX Annual Tech '08 Call For Papers Now Available

Call for Papers
2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA
Paper Submissions Deadline: January 7, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference program
committee, we request your ideas, proposals, and papers for tutorials,
refereed papers, and posters.

Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the Refereed
Papers Track of the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. Authors
are required to submit full papers by 11:59 p.m. PST, Monday, January 7,

We seek high-quality submissions that further the knowledge and
understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on
implementations and experimental results. We encourage papers that break
new ground or present insightful results based on practical experience.

The USENIX conference has a broad scope; specific topics of interest
include but are not limited to:

* Architectural interaction
* Deployment experience
* Distributed and parallel systems
* Embedded systems
* Energy/power management
* File and storage systems
* Networking and network services
* Operating systems
* Reliability, availability, and scalability
* Security, privacy, and trust
* System and network management and troubleshooting
* Usage studies and workload characterization
* Virtualization
* Web technology
* Wireless, sensor, and mobile systems

More information on these and other submission guidelines is available
on our Web site:

Paper submissions due: Monday, January 7, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST
Notification to authors: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Final papers due: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Please note that January 7 is a hard deadline; no extensions will be

We look forward to your submissions.

On behalf of the Annual Tech '08 Conference Organizers,

Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research
Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Program Co-Chairs

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