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3rd USENIX Symposium on
Internet Technologies and Systems (USITS '01)
March 26-28, 2001
Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA
|Paper submissions due:|| ||Deadline extended to:
Noon, September 25, 2000
|Notification of acceptance:|| ||November 14, 2000
|Revised papers due for shepherding:|| ||December 15, 2000
|Camera-ready final papers due:|| ||January 23, 2001
Tom Anderson, University of Washington
Mary Baker, Stanford University
Hari Balakrishnan, MIT
Eric Brewer, UCBerkeley
Steve Gribble, University of Washington
Steve McCanne, Fast Forward
Greg Minshall, Redback Networks
Vivek Pai, Princeton University
Brian Pinkerton, Excite
Bill Weihl, Akamai Technologies
Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University
The goal of this symposium is to bring together a diverse collection of
engineers and researchers to help define the future of Internet applications,
technologies, and systems. We actively encourage participation by experts in
distributed systems, networking, performance measurement, security, user
interfaces, artificial intelligence, operating systems, and system
administration. We believe future Internet innovations will emerge
from a fusion of the best ideas from a spectrum of areas.
This will be a 3 day symposium, featuring refereed paper presentations, invited
talks, Works-in-Progress presentations, demos, panel discussions, and
The Internet continues to evolve in interesting and unexpected ways.
Electronic commerce, mobility, streaming media, and other developments
are driving the creation of new
applications, protocols, security models, and systems. Recent
application-level changes, such as XML, may dramatically improve the
functionality of the Web, and an increasing number of consumer devices
are being built to be Internet ready. What's next?
USITS emphasizes both innovative research and quantified
experience in Internet applications, technologies, and systems.
We seek papers describing original work concerning the design,
implementation, and application of Internet technologies.
Besides mature work, we also encourage papers outlining a
compelling distant vision of the future, exceptionally promising
prototypes, or enlightening negative results. Case studies and
experience papers are particularly welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Caching and co-location services
Internet programming tools
Novel system architectures
Server OS and I/O
Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper and best student paper at the symposium.
Submissions should be full papers, 10-12 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages,
including figures, tables, and references, using an 11 point or larger font. A
good paper will demonstrate that the authors:
are attacking a significant problem,
have devised an interesting, compelling solution,
have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution,
have drawn appropriate conclusions,
have clearly described what they have done, and
have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work.
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity,
relevance, and correctness. Please read the detailed
author guidelines for more information.
Submissions are due on September 18, 2000.
Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a
member of the program committee. Based on initial feedback from the program
committee, each author will submit an editorial revision of their paper to their
program committee shepherd by December 15, 2000. The program committee member
will review the paper and give the author additional comments. The author will
then produce a final camera-ready paper by January 23, 2001, for the symposium
USITS, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted
simultaneously to any other conference or publication, that submissions not be
previously published, and that accepted papers not be subsequently published
elsewhere. Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not
acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. All submissions are
held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings,
both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.
Authors are required to submit full papers by
September 18, 2000. All submissions for USITS '01 will be electronic, in PDF,
PostScript, or ASCII. Please use this Web form for submissions.
Authors will be notified of receipt of submission via e-mail. If you do not
receive notification, contact: email@example.com.
The symposium will include a session where participants can present and demonstrate
their work in an informal setting. To schedule a demo of your work at the symposium, please email
Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not
ready to be published? Work-in-progress reports are for you! Work-in-progress
reports, scheduled during the technical sessions, introduce new or ongoing work.
The USENIX audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We are
particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit a
work-in-progress, please send a proposal, one page or less, by March 9, 2001, to
the work-in-progress coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by
attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evenings.
BoFs may be scheduled in advance by phoning the Conference Office at
+1(510) 528-8649 or via email to
email@example.com. BoFs may also be scheduled at the symposium.
Complete program and registration information will be available in December
2000 here on the symposium Web site. The
information will be in both html and a printable PDF file. If you would
like to receive the program booklet in print, please email your request,
including your postal address, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.