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Dear Colleague,

Geoffrey M. Voelker
Geoffrey M. Voelker

Alec Wolman
Alec Wolman

We're pleased to invite you to attend the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. This year we're offering 6 days of training and a 3-day conference program filled with the latest systems research, security breakthroughs, and practical approaches to the questions and problems you wrestle with. You'll also have many opportunities to chat with peers who share your concerns and interests.

Training: Sunday–Tuesday, June 14–16, 2009
The 3-day training program at USENIX '09 provides in-depth and immediately useful training on the latest techniques, effective tools, and best strategies to help you stay competitive. Take a full series or individual classes covering:

  • Virtualization: Xen Hypervisor, VMware ESX 3i, and Amazon EC2 and S3 taught by Phil Cox, Wenjin Hu, Zach Shepherd, and Dan Anderson
  • Plus classes on cloud computing by Milind Bhandarkar, storage by Jacob Farmer, and more

Technical Sessions: Wednesday–Friday, June 17–19, 2009
The technical program begins with the Keynote Address, "Where Does the Power Go in High-Scale Data Centers?" by James Hamilton, VP & Distinguished Engineer, Amazon Web Services, and continues with an impressive slate of invited speakers such as:

  • Plenary Closing Session by David Brin, Hugo Award-winning author
  • Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, on "The Antikythera Mechanism: Hacking with Gears"
  • Matthew Jadud, Allegheny College in Meadville, on "Towards Designing Usable Languages"

The USENIX '09 Refereed Papers Track is the leading forum for presenting the latest in ground-breaking systems research. Be among the first to check out the latest innovative work in the systems field.

The Poster Session at USENIX '09 is an excellent forum for discussing new ideas and getting useful feedback from the community. Poster submissions should include a brief description of the research idea(s); the submission must not exceed 2 pages. Send poster submissions to by Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to mingle with colleagues and leading experts in the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and at the various evening social events, including a Poster Session & Happy Hour, vendor BoFs, and the Conference Reception.

USENIX '09 promises to be an exciting showcase for the latest in innovative research and cutting-edge practices in technology. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

On behalf of the USENIX '09 organizers,

Geoffrey M. Voelker, University of California, San Diego
Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research
USENIX '09 Program Co-Chairs

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