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Dear Colleague,

David N. Blank-Edelman
David N. Blank-Edelman
On behalf of all of the LISA '05 organizers, I'd like to invite you to join us in San Diego for the 19th Large Installation System Administration Conference.

For the past 18 years LISA has been the focal point for the global community of system and network administrators. This year LISA continues that tradition, featuring innovative tools and techniques essential to your professional and technical development.

Back by popular demand: 6 days of training. Select from over 50 tutorials taught by highly expert instructors, including:

  • Rik Farrow on Hands-on Linux Security
  • Dan Bailey on 802.11 Wireless Network Penetration Testing
  • Richard Bejtlich on Network Incidence Response
  • Jacob Farmer on Disk-to-Disk Backup
  • and more...
In addition to the training, 3 days of technical sessions include top-notch refereed papers, informative invited talks and panels, and expert Guru Is In sessions.

  • Our invited talks feature our most impressive slate of speakers to date. They include:
    • Keynote Speaker Qi Lu, Vice President of Engineering, Yahoo! Inc., on "Scaling Search Beyond the Public Web"
    • Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania, on "Picking Locks with Cryptology"
    • Kevin Bankston, EFF, on "How Sysadmins Can Protect Free Speech and Privacy on the Electronic Frontier"
    • Dan Kaminsky, DoxPara Research, on "Network Black Ops: Extracting Unexpected Functionality from Existing Networks"
    • Andrew Cowie, Operational Dynamics, on "Modern Trends in UNIX and Linux Infrastructure Management"
    • Terry Slattery, Netcordia, Inc., on "Silly Network Management Tricks"
  • LISA is the premier forum for presenting new research in system administration. We selected papers from over 50 submissions, showcasing state-of-the-art work on topics including spam/email, intrusion and vulnerability detection, security, system integrity, and more.
  • New! Hit the Ground Running Track: Get a head start on key technologies with 15-minute talks in the new Hit the Ground Running Track. Imagine someone coming up to you and saying, "OK, here are the top 5 things you have to know to get started with topic x. Here are the acronyms you'll encounter, here are the two basic concepts, here are some good Web sites and books you'll want to look at to get deeper into this topic..." You'll get that and more from this new track.
  • Bring your perplexing technical questions to experts at LISA's unique Guru Is In sessions.
  • And much more...

Explore the latest commercial innovations at the Vendor Exhibition.

Benefit from new opportunities for peer interaction around the topics that mean the most to you.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the conference and a sneak preview of some of the cool new things happening this year, visit the LISA '05 Blog.

Early registration discounts for LISA '05, taking place December 4–9, 2005 in San Diego, CA, are now available. Register by Friday, November 18, and save up to $300!

We're pleased to bring LISA back to San Diego and look forward to seeing you there.

David N. Blank-Edelman, Northeastern University CCIS
LISA '05 Program Chair

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