CALL FOR PAPERS
On January 22, USENIX will present a technical session focusing on
performance and UNIX systems. Topics applicable to UNIX Systems might
include, but are not limited to the following:
. Performance Data Gathering, Presentation and Analysis
. Performance Aspects of Real Time Systems
. Case Studies
. Performance Prediction Methodologies
. Techniques for Improving System Performance
. Meeting Performance Constraints
. Program Performance Tools (e.g. Profilers, Monitors, Optimizers)
. Measuring and Predicting Network Performance
. Multiprocessor and/or Distributed Systems
Papers or extended abstracts are due by September 15, 1986. Notification
of acceptance will be given by October 15, and camera-ready copy of accepted
papers must be received by November 20. Proceedings will be distributed
at the conference. Papers should be 8 to 12 pages in length and submitted to:
P.O. Box 200195
Austin, TX 78720
Herb Schwetman, Chair - MCC
Bob Brown - RIACS-NASA
John Chambers - MCC
John Quarterman - University of Texas
UNIX-BASED DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - CALL FOR PAPERS
On January 23, USENIX will explore the state of the art of UNIX-based
data managements systems. The day will be in two parts:
MORNING: User Experience
This session is a combination of invited talks and those chosen from the
submitted abstracts (see below). We are particularly looking for people
to give talks about their applications: how they have designed the
application and database for a particular DBMS, what features led them
to choose that particular DBMS, whether their expectations were met.
We are also looking for people who have resolved the data integrity
problems inherent in applications that replicate data across workstations
AFTERNOON: Advances (or Steps Backwards?)
The afternoon session is composed of invited talks and panels, and talks
or panels chosen from submitted abstracts.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
HOW DEEP SHOULD A DBMS GO?
How much of a general purpose OS can/should a DBMS use? Is it practical
to build a DBMS on top of a distributed file system? To use virtual
memory as a locking mechanism?
HOW HIGH SHOULD A DBMS GO?
Are DBMSs best used as "application programming environments" or is there
a use for programmerless, very fancy user interfaces?
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF:
AI/Expert System/Object Oriented databases?
CAD/CAM, pictographic, spatial databases?
WHY NOT JUST GREP YOUR DATA?
Extended abstracts (2 - 4 pages), papers (9 - 12 pages), or proposals
for panels must be submitted by September 15. Please send these to:
Britton Lee, Inc.
14600 Winchester Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Authors will be notifed of acceptance by October 15. Camera-ready copy of
accepted papers must be received by November 20. Proceedings will be
distributed at the conference.
Paula Hawthorn, Chair - Britton Lee, Inc.
David De Witt - University of Wisconsin
Judith Obarr - Functional Systems International
Lou Katz - Metron Computerware, Ltd., Oakland, CA