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2003 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 9-14, 2003, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
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Thursday, June 12, 2003    Friday | Saturday
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Network Services
Session Chair: Robert Watson, Network Associates Laboratories & The FreeBSD Project

Implementation of a Modern Web Search Engine Cluster
Maxim Lifantsev and Tzi-cker Chiueh, Stony Brook University

CSE: A C++ Servlet Environment for High-Performance Web Applications
Thomas Gschwind and Benjamin A. Schmit, Technische Universität Wien

U-P2P: A Peer-to-Peer Framework for Universal Resource Sharing and Discovery
Neal Arthorne, Babak Esfandiari, and Aloke Mukherjee, Carleton University

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session Chair: Carl Worth, University of Southern California

GNU Mailman, Internationalized
Barry Warsaw, Pythonlabs at Zope Corporation

ASK: Active Spam Killer
Marco Paganini

Learning Spam: Simple Techniques for Freely Available Software
Bart Massey, Mick Thomure, Raya Budrevich, and Scott Long, Portland State University

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Break
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Network Protocols
Session Chair: Chuck Cranor, AT&T Labs–Research

Network Programming for the Rest of Us
Itamar Shtull-Trauring, Zoteca; Glyph Lefkowitz, Twisted Matrix Labs

In-Place Rsync: File Synchronization for Mobile and Wireless Devices
David Rasch and Randal Burns, Johns Hopkins University

NFS Tricks and Benchmarking Traps
Daniel Ellard and Margo Seltzer, Harvard University

Friday, June 13, 2003    Thursday | Saturday
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
BIOS and Virtual Devices
Session Chair: Guido van Rooij, Madison Gurkha

Best Student Paper!
Flexibility in ROM: A Stackable Open Source BIOS
Adam Agnew and Adam Sulmicki, University of Maryland at College Park; Ronald Minnich, Los Alamos National Labs; William Arbaugh, University of Maryland at College Park

Console over Ethernet
Mike Kistler, Eric van Hensbergen, and Freeman Rawson, IBM Austin Research Laboratory

Implementing Clonable Network Stacks in the FreeBSD Kernel
Marko Zec, University of Zagreb

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
File Systems
Session Chair: Chuck Lever, Network Appliance

Best Paper!
StarFish: Highly Available Block Storage
Eran Gabber, Jeff Fellin, Michael Flaster, Fengrui Gu, Bruce Hillyer, Wee Teck Ng, Banu Ozden, and Elizabeth Shriver, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs

Secure and Flexible Global File Sharing
Stefan Miltchev, University of Pennsylvania; Vassilis Prevelakis, Drexel University; Sotiris Ioannidis, University of Pennsylvania; John Ioannidis, AT&T Labs—Research; Angelos D. Keromytis, Columbia University; Jonathan M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania

The CryptoGraphic Disk Driver
Roland C. Dowdeswell, The NetBSD Project; John Ioannidis, AT&T Labs—Research

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
X Window System
Session Chair: Bart Massey, Portland State University

Xstroke: Full-Screen Gesture Recognition for X
Carl Worth, University of Southern California

Matchbox: Window Management Not for the Desktop
Matthew Allum, OpenedHand Ltd.

X Window System Network Performance
Keith Packard and James Gettys, HP Cambridge Research Labs

Saturday, June 14, 2003    Thursday | Friday
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Session Chair: Keith Packard, HP Cambridge Research Labs

Building a Wireless Community Network in the Netherlands
Rudi van Drunen, Dirk-Willem van Gulik, Jasper Koolhaas, Huub Schuurmans, and Marten Vijn, Wireless Leiden Foundation

OpenCM: Early Experiences and Lessons Learned
Jonathan S. Shapiro, John Vanderburgh, and Jack Lloyd, Johns Hopkins University

Free Software and High-Power Rocketry: The Portland State Aerospace Society
James Perkins, Wind River Systems; Andrew Greenberg and Bart Massey, Portland State University

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Privilege Management
Session Chair: Angelos D. Keromytis, Columbia University

POSIX Access Control Lists on Linux
Andreas Gruenbacher, SuSE Linux AG

Privman: A Library for Partitioning Applications
Douglas Kilpatrick, Network Associates Laboratories

The TrustedBSD MAC Framework: Extensible Kernel Access Control for FreeBSD 5.0
Robert Watson, Brian Feldman, Adam Migus, Wayne Morrison, and Chris Vance, Network Associates Laboratories

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session Chair: Ray Bryant, SGI

Using Read-Copy-Update Techniques for System V IPC in the Linux 2.5 Kernel
Andrea Arcangeli, SuSE; Mingming Cao, Paul McKenney, and Dipankar Sarma, IBM

An Implementation of User-level Restartable Atomic Sequences on the NetBSD Operating System
Gregory McGarry

Providing a Linux API on the Scalable K42 Kernel
Jonathan Appavoo, University of Toronto; Marc Auslander, Dilma Da Silva, David Edelsohn, Orran Krieger, Michal Ostrowski, Bryan Rosenburg, Robert W. Wisniewski, and Jimi Xenidis, IBM T.J.Watson

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