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USENIX News: LISA '12, FAST '13, and Open Calls for Papers

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Anne Dickison

Feb 13, 2013, 3:52:49 PM2/13/13
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2012 ended with a bang here at USENIX. LISA ’12, which took place December 9-14, 2012, in San Diego, CA, included a Keynote Address from Vint Cerf, training on some of the hottest technologies in the sysadmin and devops arenas, and several opportunities to network with peers and influencers during the evening receptions, BoFs, and Poster Session. View the videos and audio here<>, and check out our Google+ page <> for some of the pictures. FAST ’13<> is this week, and we’re looking forward to hearing Kai Li’s Keynote Address about Data Domain as well as over 25 paper presentations on the latest in file and storage technologies.

In response to your feedback, we’ve begun to offer video “box sets” for each conference: a USB drive filled with high-resolution videos from the technical talks. The LISA ’12 box sets<> are now shipping, and the FAST ’13 box sets<> will be ready in late February.

Whether you’re looking to present a paper or figuring out which conferences you’d like to attend this year, please take a few moments and check out our open Calls for Papers below and our conferences Web page<>. Here’s to a great (and busy) 2013!

Anne Dickison and Casey Henderson,
USENIX Co-Executive Directors

Highlighted Videos

Why Attend USENIX Conferences?<>

The Internet of Things and Sensors and Actuators!<>
LISA '12 Keynote Address by Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Education vs. Training<>
LISA '12 Plenary by Selena Deckelmann, PostgreSQL

NSA on the Cheap<>
LISA '12 Plenary by Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania


Save 50% on SCALE 11x Registration

The 11th Annual Southern California Linux Expo<>, taking place February 22-24, in Los Angeles, CA, has graciously exended a 50% registration discount code for widespread use. Enter code "USENX" when prompted. We'll be exhibiting at booth 75, so stop by, say hello, and grab some schwag!


Your Membership

Did you let your USENIX or LISA membership lapse? Renew today!<>


Take Advantage of our Open Access Policy

Per our open access policy, we've made the materials from previous events open and free to all. This includes refereed papers, video, audio, and slides. Check out the materials from:

* FAST '12<>
* NSDI '12<>
* HotPar '12<>
* 2012 USENIX Federated Conferences Week<>
* USENIX Security '12<>
* OSDI '12<>
* LISA '12<>



Join us online!

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Registration Is Now Open
NSDI ’13: 10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation

April 3-5, 2013
Lombard, IL
Register Now!<>

The 10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '13) focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of large-scale networked and distributed systems. The technical sessions will focus on hot topics such as pervasive computing, network integrity, data centers, performance, big data, security, privacy, and many others. NSDI '13 also includes a poster and demo session, where presenters can showcase early research and discuss it with fellow attendees.

Selected Open Calls for Papers
USENIX Security '13: 22nd USENIX Security Symposium

August 14-16, 2013
Washington, D.C.

The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. Learn more at the USENIX Security '13 CFP page<>.

* Paper submissions due: February 21, 2013

ICAC '13: 10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing

June 26-28, 2013
San Jose, CA

ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, foundations, and applications. It brings together researchers and practitioners from disparate disciplines, application domains, and perspectives, enabling them to discover and share underlying commonalities in their approaches to making resources, applications, and systems more autonomic. Learn more at the ICAC '13 CFP page<>.

* Paper registrations due: February 25, 2013

HotCloud '13: 5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing

June 25-26, 2013
San Jose, CA

HotCloud provides a forum for both academics and practitioners to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important area. Learn more at the HotCloud '13 CFP page<>.

* Paper submissions due: March 7, 2013

HotStorage '13: 5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems

June 27-28, 2013
San Jose, CA

HotStorage continues to showcase the latest in storage systems design, implementation, management, and evaluation. This workshop provides a forum for the cutting edge in storage research where researchers can exchange ideas and engage in discussions with their colleagues. We also welcome controversial and disruptive ideas whose time is yet to come! Learn more at the HotStorage '13 CFP page<>.

* Paper submissions due: March 11, 2013

WiAC '13: 2013 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit

June 27, 2013
San Jose, CA

In the 2nd USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit (WiAC '13), we will continue to bring technical women together to discuss some of the challenges women face in the professional computing world. Beyond mere discussion, we hope to engage all attendees to share ideas, best practices, and knowledge to move us forward in our professional capacity as technical people. Learn more at the WiAC '13 Call For Participation page<>.

* Submissions due: March 13, 2013

View all of the open Calls For Papers<>


USENIX Members Support Open Access

Open access to scholarly papers continues to be a hot topic, as it should be. In April 2012, USENIX Community Manager Rikki Endsley wrote about the USENIX open access policy<>. Since 2008, USENIX papers<> have been freely available and USENIX authors retain their copyright. Whereas other organizations are moving toward policies that require authors or institutions to pay a fee to make their papers open access, USENIX memberships support open access for everyone to USENIX papers and conference videos of paper presentations<>. Read more<>.

If you have any questions about the mailing list, please email<>. We may also be reached via postal mail at:

USENIX Association
2560 9th Street, Suite 215
Berkeley CA 94710


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