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Re: CFP: SYSTOR 2009---Israeli Experimental Systems Conference, 4–6 May 2009, Haifa, Israel

CFP: SYSTOR 2009---Israeli Experimental Systems Conference

            Call for Papers:

SYSTOR 2009 — The Israeli Experimental Systems Conference
                     4–6 May 2009
                     Haifa, Israel

IBM Haifa Research Lab and IBM Systems and Technology Group Lab, in
collaboration with Israeli academia, are organizing SYSTOR 2009, a
successor to the highly successful workshops on systems and storage
held at the IBM Haifa Research Lab.  The goal of the conference is to
promote systems research and to foster stronger ties between the
Israeli and worldwide systems research communities and industry.

SYSTOR 2009 will be a three-day conference combining academic and
industrial sessions. Each day will include a keynote by a well-known
international researcher on one of the conference topics. In addition,
we are planning special activities for graduate students.

Submissions of a practical and experimental nature are solicited for
the academic and industrial sessions. The conference is open to all
systems research topics, including (but not limited to):

* General computer systems issues in operating systems, architecture,
  memory hierarchy, compilation, and embedded systems
* Distributed systems such as peer-to-peer systems, sensor networks,
  and overlays, fault tolerance, and resource allocation
* Storage systems issues related to long term preservation, archival
  storage, internet-scale storage, and replication and consistency
* Cross-cutting issues such as workload modeling, performance metrics,
  power consumption, security, usability, and experience with real
  systems and failures

In particular, we would like to emphasize the following themes:

* Virtualization infrastructure and virtualization-aware system design
* Multi-core architectures and the operating system facilities and
  programming environments that use them
* Power consumption and management
* Managing the explosive growth in storage and the increasing need to
  store, nd and manage data for long periods,

For the academic track:

Papers should report original research; if part of the material
submitted was published previously, the paper should so indicate and
should provide substantial additional results and material.

For the industrial track:

We are looking for technical presentations that describe the
technology behind real products and the considerations that shaped the
product's design and functionality.


Paper submissions should be up to 14 pages in 11 pt font, in pdf
format. To submit, please use the conference submission website:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=systor2009. Submitted papers
will be reviewed by the program committee. Proceedings including all
accepted papers will be published by ACM in the ACM Digital

For the industrial track, it is acceptable to submit a short proposal
for a presentation in lieu of a full paper as described above. Please
include sufficient detail to exhibit the technical merit of the
proposed presentation. We encourage accepted industrial presentations
to also write a paper for the proceedings, but this is not

Important Dates:

Submission: January 26, 2009
Notification: March 20, 2009
Final Version: April 10, 2009

Student Activities

As part of the conference, students will have the opportunity to
interact with senior researchers and obtain feedback regarding their
research. To promote such interactions, we will have a poster session
where students present their work. We will also have a lunch where
members of the program committee and IBM researchers will be matched
with students for more intensive interaction.

Venue and Social Event

The conference will be held in the lovely city of Haifa, which
overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to Jews, Muslims, and
Christians. Haifa is also the world center of the Baha'i faith. A trip
will be organized to the wondrous Baha'i gardens and to areas in the
city of Jerusalem.

Advisory Committee:
Marc Auslander, IBM
Ken Birman, Cornell
Danny Dolev, HUJI
Julian Satran, IBM
Marc Snir, UIUC
Willy Zwaenepoel, EPFL

Program Chairs:
Michael Factor, IBM
Dror Feitelson, HUJI

General Chair:
Miriam Allalouf, IBM [miriama AT il.ibm.com <http://il.ibm.com>]

Publicity Chair:
Muli Ben Yehuda, IBM [muli AT il.ibm.com <http://il.ibm.com>]]

Publication Chair:
Gregory Chockler, IBM

Website Chair:
Avital Tuviana, IBM

Industrial Publicity Chair:
Gilad Sharaby, IBM

Program Committee:
Miriam Allalouf, IBM
Roberto Baldoni, Univ. of Rome
Muli Ben-Yehuda, IBM
Tsahi Birk, Technion
Gregory Chockler, IBM
Dilma Da Silva, IBM
Shlomi Dolev, Ben-Gurion Univ.
David Du, NSF
Greg Ganger, CMU
Sami Iren, Seagate
Nikolai Jukov, IBM
Idit Keidar, Technion
Israel Koren, UMASS
Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson Univ./VMware
Avi Mendelson, Intel
Ethan Miller, UCSC
David Nagle, Google
Erich Nahum, IBM
Danny Raz, Technion
Scott Rixner, Rice University
Larry Rudolph, VMware
Liuba Shrira, Brandeis
Neeraj Suri, TUD
Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv Univ.
Dan Tsafrir, IBM
Erez Zadok, Stony Brook

Miriam Allalouf
Join us at  http://www.haifa.il.ibm.com/conferences/systor2009/