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The Advanced Computing Systems Association
The System Administrators Guild
Fostering a global community of expertise to strengthen
tomorrow's computing infrastructure
The LISA conference has become a focal
point for the global community of system and network administrators.
Once a year, system administrators of all specialities and levels of
expertise meet to exchange ideas, sharpen old skills, learn new
techniques, and explore the future of the profession. Attendees
include a broad range of system and network administrators, security
administrators, management, experts of the practice, vendors,
students, and academic researchers. LISA is the one place where all
the stakeholders in the future of systems administration converge to
work on the common goal of sustaining the global community of
computers with an equally global community of dedicated and skilled
The conference's diverse base of attendees is matched by equally
diverse activities. There is truly something for everyone. Tutorials
for both beginners and experienced attendees cover all aspects of
network and system administration, from basic administrative
procedures to application of cutting-edge technologies.
Refereed technical sessions explore the latest developments in both
theory and practice. Invited Talks and Panels explore timely and
entertaining topics in depth, with lively and sometimes controversial
discussions. Work-in-progress reports look ahead to next year's
LISA also fosters and encourages personal exchanges in a less formal
setting. There are so many animated technical conversations outside
the formal meetings that LISA insiders sometimes refer to them as the
"hallway track". Talk with the authors and other technology leaders
in depth about their work. Share your expertise at a Guru Is In
session. Celebrate or commiserate upon an informal
topic at a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session. Seek out vendors and
explore solutions to your current problems.
By attending LISA you are contributing to computer management
state-of-the-art, spreading knowledge about one of the most important
challenges of the next century: living with the machines!
System administrators and researchers: this is *your* conference.
You can foster its community and aid in its success in many ways: