Large Installation System Administration of Windows NT Conference
August 5-8, 1998, Renaissance Madison Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
Co-located with the 2nd USENIX Windows NT
Remy Evard, Argonne National Laboratory
Ian Reddy,Cisco Systems
OverviewSuccess brings challenge. Windows NT's success brings with it the challenge of administering and integrating large scale installations of NT hosts. The Large Installation System Administration of Windows NT conference, LISA-NT, is a forum to bring system administration professionals together to discuss workable solutions to the issues of scaling the NT environment.
LISA-NT '98 will enable dialogue with peers and experts in our field. We invite you to submit technical track papers and proposals to enhance the invited talks, panels, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and Work-in-Progress reports. We also invite proposals for tutorials and demos of products and solutions.
Please review this call for participation, make a submission, and join us in futhering LISA-NT's position as the premiere conference for system administrators of large scale NT environments.
We look forward to your participation.
TopicsLISA-NT is about creating a community of system administrators to meet and discuss common problems and share solutions learned from the management of thousands of NT machines to the integration of NT into complex computing environments. To facilitate these discussions, we encourage you to consider these topics:
What to SubmitThe most important aspect of the LISA-NT Conference is the sharing of information. With this in mind, the program committee seeks submissions from the Windows NT system administration community in the following formats.
Refereed PapersWe seek papers relating work of general interest to system administrators of Windows NT, particularly technical papers that reflect hands-on experience or describe implementable solutions.
Submissions will be judged on the quality of the written submission and whether or not the work advances the art and science of NT system administration.
A paper submission should:
Authors of an accepted paper must provide a final paper for publication in the conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper will present the paper during the technical track of the conference. We also ask that, if possible, copies of presentation slides be made available for publication.
Conference proceedings containing all refereed papers will be distributed to attendees and will also be available from USENIX once the conference ends.
Note that the USENIX organization, as well as most conferences and journals, requires that papers be "unique", i.e., not be submitted to more than one conference or publication. All submissions are held in the strictest confidence prior to publication in the conference proceedings, both as a matter of policy and as protected by the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.
Invited Talks/Panel DiscussionsIf you have a presentation that is not suitable for a technical paper submission, please submit a proposal for an invited talk.The prosposal should
Works-in-Program Reports (WIPs)Works-in-Program Reports (WIPs) are short talks that introduce new or ongoing work. If you have work you would like to share or a cool idea that is not quite ready to be published, a WIP is for you. To submit a WIP:
How and Where to Send SubmissionsPlease email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org in any one of the following formats:
We will acknowledge receipt of a submission by email within one week.
TutorialsThere will be full and half-day tutorials in all areas and levels of expertise for Windows NT system administrators.
If you are interested in presenting a tutorial at LISA-NT please contact the USENIX tutorial coordinator:
Daniel V. Klein
Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) and Demonstration SessionsBOF sessions are very informal gatherings of attendees interested in a particular topic. Demonstrations of NT tools, techniques, and products, whether freely available or commercial, are also welcome, though you will have to supply your own equipment. BOFs and demonstrations will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and may be scheduled at the conference or in advance by sending email or phoning the
USENIX Conference Office
Registration InformationComplete program and registration information will be available mid-May 1998 at this Web site. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:
USENIX Conference Office
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