USENIX Winter 1995 Technical Conference Call-for-Papers

USENIX Winter 1995 Technical Conference Call-for-Papers

Post by Toni Vegl » Thu, 30 Jun 1994 08:10:20

Announcement and Call for Submissions

USENIX Winter 1995 Technical Conference
January 16-20, 1995
New Orleans, Louisiana

The only "broad-topic" USENIX Conference in 1995!

USENIX, The UNIX and Advanced Computing Systems Professional and
Technical Association

Conference Schedule in Brief

Tutorial Program:
Monday and Tuesday, January 16-17, 1995
Technical Sessions:
Wednesday through Friday, January 18-20, 1995
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions:
Tuesday through Thursday evenings, January 17-19, 1995
USENIX Reception:
Thursday evening, January 19, 1995
Vendor Display:
Wednesday and Thursday, January 18-19, 1995

In-Depth, Practical Tutorials

On Monday and Tuesday, you may attend intensive, immediately practical
tutorials on topics essential to your use, development, and
administration of UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, windowing
systems, networks, advanced programming languages, and related
technologies.  The USENIX Association's well-respected program offers
you both introductory and advanced courses, presented by skilled
teachers who are hands-on experts in their topic areas.

At New Orleans, USENIX will offer two days with tutorials covering
topics such as:

*  System administration
*  Distributed computing:  DCE, DFS, RPC, CORBA
*  Kernel internals:  SVR4, Chorus, Windows NT
*  Systems programming tools and program development
*  Systems and network security
*  Portability and interoperability
*  Client-server application design and development
*  Sendmail, DNS, and other networking issues
*  GUI technologies and builders

To provide the best possible tutorial slate, USENIX constantly solicits
proposals for new tutorials.  If you are interested in presenting a
tutorial, contact the Tutorial Coordinator: Daniel V. Klein
+1-412-421-2332, E-mail:

Reports of the Latest Research and Practical Experience

The three days of technical sessions include one track of presentations
of papers selected by the Program Committee.  These refereed papers are
published in the Conference Proceedings and distributed free to
technical sessions attendees.  The Proceedings are available from the
USENIX Association following the conference.

A parallel second track of Invited Talks, complements the first.  These
talks by invited experts provide introductory and advanced information
about a variety of interesting topics, such as using standard UNIX
tools, tackling system administration difficulties, or employing
specialized applications.  Submitted Notes from the Invited Talks are
published and distributed free to conference technical sessions
attendees.  This second track also includes panel presentations and
selections from the best presentations offered at 1994 USENIX
Association and other Symposia.

The Invited Talks Coordinators welcome suggestions for topics as well
as request proposals for particular Talks. In your proposal, state the
main focus, include a brief outline, and be sure to emphasize why your
topic is of general interest to our community.  Please submit via
e-mail to:

Dates for Refereed Paper Submissions
Manuscripts or Extended Abstracts Due: July 18, 1994
Notification to Authors: August 31, 1994
Camera-ready Papers Due:  November 14, 1994

Call for Submissions

The emphasis for the USENIX Winter 1995 Technical Conference in New
Orleans is on state-of-the-art practice and research in personal,
distributed, and enterprise computing.  As a major technical conference
on open systems, we seek original and innovative papers about the
architecture and performance of modern computing systems.  We are
especially interested to hear reports on practical experiences with
such systems.  Of particular interest are such hot topics as:

   o  privacy and cryptography
   o  personal digital assistant applications
   o  enterprise-scale computing
   o  kernelized operating systems
   o  user interface toolkits
   o  standards-based computing environments
   o  file systems and mass storage
   o  nomadic and wireless computing
   o  shared address spaces

As at all USENIX conferences, papers that analyze problem areas and draw
important conclusions from practical experience are welcome.

Note that the USENIX conference, like most conferences and journals,
requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to more than one
conference or publication and that submitted papers not be previously
or subsequently published elsewhere.  Papers accompanied by so-called
"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
(Title 17, U.S. Code, Section 102).

Conference Program Committee

Program Chair:  Peter Honeyman, Center for Information Technology
Integration (CITI), University of Michigan

Charles J. Antonelli    CITI, University of Michigan
David Bachmann          IBM Austin
David Chaum             DigiCash b.v.
Cecelia D'Oliviera      Information Systems, MIT
Richard Draves          Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation
Lori Grob               Chorus Systemes
John T. Kohl            Atria Software
Greg Minshall           Novell, Inc.
Douglas Orr             University of Utah
Noemi Paciorek          Horizon Research
Phil Winterbottom       AT&T Bell Laboratories

Cash Prizes
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper at the conference and
the best paper by a full-time student.


It is important that you contact the USENIX Association office to
receive detailed guidelines for submitting a paper to the refereed
track of the technical sessions; please telephone to +1-510-528-8649 or
e-mail to

In addition, specific questions about submissions to the USENIX Winter
1995 Conference may be made to the program chair via e-mail at

The program committee will review full papers or extended abstracts.  An
extended abstract should be 5 manuscript pages (single-sided) or fewer
in length.  It should represent the paper in "short form."  Please
include the abstract as it will appear in the final paper.  If the full
paper has been completed, it may be submitted instead of an extended
abstract.  Full papers should be limited to 12 single-spaced pages.

Include references to establish that you are familiar with related
work, and, where possible, provide detailed performance data to
establish that you have a working implementation and measurement

Every submission should include one additional page or e-mail message

--the name of one of the authors, who will act as the contact for the
  program committee
--contact's surface mail address, daytime and evening telephone numbers,
  e-mail address and (if available) fax number
--an indication of which, if any, of the authors are full-time students


Submit one copy of an extended abstract or full paper by July 18, 1994
via AT LEAST TWO of the following methods

E-mail to
FAX to +1 313 763 4434
Mail to:
                Winter 1995 USENIX
                University of Michigan
                519 W. William
                Ann Arbor, MI  48103-4943

Work-in-Progress Reports

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea
that is not ready to be published?  Work-in-Progress Reports are for
you!  Work-in-Progress Reports, scheduled during the technical
sessions, introduce interesting new or ongoing work.  The USENIX
audience provides valuable discussion and feedback.  We are
particularly interested in presentation of student work.  To schedule
your report, contact Peg Schafer via e-mail at

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

The always popular Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BOFs) are very informal
gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic.  BOFs often
feature presentations or demonstrations followed by discussion,
announcements, and the sharing of strategies.  BOFs are offered
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings of the conference.  BOFs may
be scheduled at the conference or in advance by telephone to the USENIX
Conference Office at +1-714-588-8649 or via e-mail at

Winter 1995 Vendor Display

In the USENIX Vendor Display, emphasis is on serious answers from
technically savvy vendor representatives.  Vendors will demonstrate the
technical innovations which distinguish their products.  Here, in a
relaxed environment, conference attendees can "kick the tires" and be
sure the products and services on display really do what they're said
to do.  Plus, you can review the newest releases from technical

Vendors:  This is an exceptional opportunity for receiving feedback on
new development from USENIX's technically astute conference attendees.
If your company would like to display its products and services, please
contact:  Peter Mui Telephone:  +1-510-528-8649 FAX: +1-510-548-5738

Special Hotel Rates

The New Orleans Marriott Hotel is headquarters for the USENIX Winter
1995 Technical Conference and will be the location for all conference
activities.  The New Orleans Marriott will be offering special room
rates to USENIX conference attendees.

Conference Program and Registration Information

Materials containing all details of the technical sessions and tutorial
program, conference registration, hotel discounts, and airfare discount
and reservation information will be available at the end of September
1994.  If you wish to receive the registration materials, please
contact:  USENIX Conference Office 22672 Lambert St., Suite 613 Lake
Forest, CA  USA  92630 +1-714-588-8649, FAX: +1-714-588-9706 E-mail:

Celebrating  our 20th anniversary!
USENIX, The UNIX and Advanced Computing Systems Professional and
Technical Association.  Since 1975, the USENIX Association has provided
a forum for the communication of the results of innovation and research
in UNIX and modern open systems.  It is well known for its technical
conferences, tutorial programs, and the wide variety of publications it
has sponsored over the years.  USENIX is the original, not-for-profit
membership organization for individuals and institutions interested in
UNIX and related technologies.  Evolving with technology, USENIX has
extended its support to include open systems and the broad
interconnected and interoperable computing environment.  Recently,
USENIX launched its first Special Technical Group, the System
Administrator Guild or SAGE.  SAGE is devoted to the advancement of
system administration as a profession.

USENIX and its members are dedicated to:
--fostering innovation and research that works,
--communicating rapidly the results of both research and innovation, and
--providing a neutral forum for the exercise of critical thought and the
  airing of technical issues.