HotOS IX Call for papers
Ninth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS-IX)
May 18-21, 2003
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
Lihue, Hawaii, USA
Sponsored by USENIX, The Advanced Computing Systems Association.
In cooperation with the IEEE Technical Committee on Operating Systems (TCOS).
The Ninth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems will bring together
people doing innovative work in the systems area, broadly construed, for three
days of interaction, with all attendees being active participants and
contributors throughout the workshop. Continuing the HotOS tradition, this
workshop will be a place to present and discuss new ideas about and affecting
systems software, including how new application scenarios and requirements are
shaping systems today.
We request submissions of position papers that describe ongoing
research and development experiences, as well as those that propose new
directions, advocate non-traditional approaches, or generate controversy and
discussion. HotOS takes a broad view of what the systems area encompasses
and seeks contributions from all fields of systems practice, including
operating systems, networking, security, ubiquitous computing, peer-to-peer systems,
distributed systems, parallel systems, mobile systems, embedded systems, virtual
machines, and the
influence of hardware, networking, and compiler developments on systems and vice versa. We
particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas.
To ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance is limited to about
60 participants who are active in the field. Each potential participant should
submit a position paper of 5 pages or less that exposes a new problem, advocates
a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Participants will be
invited based on the originality, technical merit and topical relevance of their
submissions, as well as the likelihood that the ideas expressed in their
submissions will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop.
Please do not submit abbreviated versions of journal or conference papers.
Online copies of the position papers will be made available via the Web prior
to the workshop. Printed proceedings, including a summary of the interactions at
the workshop, will be published and mailed to participants after the workshop.
Michael B. Jones,
Microsoft Research, Redmond (Program
Microsoft Research, Cambridge
University of Washington
Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
UC San Diego
Dan S. Wallach,
|Paper submissions due (hard deadline)
||Fri., January 10, 2003
|Notification of acceptance
||March 17, 2003
|Revised position papers due
||April 21, 2003
||Sun.-Wed., May 18-21, 2003
Submitting a Paper
Position papers must be received by 23:59 Pacific Time, on Friday, January
10th, 2003. This is a hard deadline -- no
extensions will be given.
Submissions should contain five or fewer two-column pages, including all figures
and references, using 11 (preferred) or 10-point fonts, standard spacing, and
1-inch margins. Please number pages. All submissions will be electronic,
and must be in either PDF format (preferred) or
PostScript. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page.
Submit position papers using the web site