June 1994 Usenix Call for Papers -- 25th Anniversary of UNIX!

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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

USENIX SUMMER 1994 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
June 6-10, 1994
Boston Massachusetts

USENIX
The UNIX and Advanced Computing
Professional and Technical Association


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

DATES FOR REFEREED PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Submissions due: January 28, 1994
Authors notified by: February 21, 1994
Camera-ready papers due: April 8, 1994

PRE-REGISTRATION SAVINGS DEADLINE
Monday, May 16, 1994
HOTEL DISCOUNT RESERVATION DEADLINE
Monday, May 16, 1994
REGISTRATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE
mid-March, 1994

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE IN BRIEF
Tutorial Program: Monday and Tuesday June 6-7, 1994
Technical Sessions: Wed. through Fri., June 8-10, 1994
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions: Tues. through Thurs., June 7-9, 1994
USENIX Reception: Thursday evening, June 9, 1994
Vendor Display: Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-9, 1994
Product Demonstrations Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-9, 1994


Come join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of UNIX!

Our emphasis at the USENIX Summer 1994 Technical Conference in Boston is on UNIX
in the real world: describe your experiences developing portable applications,
running businesses on UNIX, or using UNIX as an educational platform. Share the
trials and tribulations of migrating complex applications into a UNIX
environment. Describe the network protocols necessary to make the networking
superhighway a reality. Or, take a foray into the future of computing:

* What to do when your toaster runs UNIX: Does cat still work?
* What should we do now to prepare for the 21st century?
* Of Mice and Pen: Human-computer interaction
* UNIX for the Masses
* Terabytes a Day: What's a disk to do?

Our traditional focus on UNIX remains, but we also encourage submissions about
systems other than UNIX, that have a significant impact on the world of open
systems. We are interested in papers describing new and interesting
developments in and around open systems, including networking, new languages,
tools, and software engineering. As at all USENIX conferences, papers that
analyze problem areas and draw important conclusions from practical experience
are welcomed.

Note that the USENIX conference, like most conferences and journals, requires
that papers not be submitted simultaneously to more than one conference or
publication and that submitted papers not be previously or subsequently
published elsewhere.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Program Co-Chairs:
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Keith Bostic, University of California, Berkeley

Mary Baker, Stanford University
John Bongiovanni, Stratus Computer, Inc.
Glen Dudek, Object Design, Inc.
Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan
Michael Jones, Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation
Kent Peacock, Consultant
Rob Pike, AT&T Bell Laboratories
Joseph Provino, Sun Select, Inc.
Greg Rose, Australian Computing and Communications Institute
Win Treese, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ozan Yigit, York University

DATES FOR REFEREED PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Submissions due: January 28, 1994
Authors notified by: February 21, 1994
Camera-ready papers due: April 8, 1994

CASH PRIZES
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best paper at the conference, the best paper
by a full-time student, and the best presentation.

HOW TO SUBMIT A REFEREED PAPER
It is important that you contact the USENIX Association office to receive
detailed guidelines for submitting a paper to the refereed track of the
technical sessions; e-mail to summer9...@usenix.org

In addition, enquiries about submissions to the USENIX Summer 1994 Conference
may be made by e-mail to ma...@usenix.org

The schedule for reviewing submissions for the conference is very short, so our
preferred submission is an exteded abstract (although we will accept full
papers). The object of an extended abstract is to convince the reviewers that a
good paper and 25-minute presentation will result. They need to know that
authors:
%are attacking a significant problem
%are familiar with the current literature about the problem
%have devised an original or clever solution
%if appropriate, have implemented the solution and characterized its
performance
%have drawn appropriate conclusions about what they have learned

The extended abstract should be 5 manuscript pages (single-sided) or less in
length. It should represent the paper in "short form." Please include the
abstract as it will appear in the final paper. Include references to establish
that you are familiar with related work, and, if appropriate, performance data
to establish that you have a working implementation and measurement tools. If
the full paper has been completed, it may be submitted instead of an extended
abstract. Full papers should be limited to 12 single-spaced pages.

Every submission should include one additional page containing:
%the name of one of the authors, who will act as the contact for the program
committee
%contact's surface mail address, daytime and evening telephone numbers, e-mail
address and (if available) fax number
%an indication of which, if any, of the authors are full-time students

Authors of accepted submissions will be notified by February 21, 1994. They
will promptly receive instructions for preparing camera-ready copy of an 8-12
page final paper, which must be received by April 8, 1994.

WHERE TO SEND SUBMISSION
%Submit one copy of an extended abstract or full paper by January 28, 1994 via
at least two of the following methods
%E-mail to summer9...@usenix.org
%FAX to +1-510-548-5738
%Mail to:
Summer 1994 USENIX
USENIX Association
2560 Ninth St., Suite 215
Berkeley, CA 94710
U.S.A.


TUTORIAL PROGRAM
On Monday and Tuesday of the conference you can explore topics essential to
anyone using or developing UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, X windows,
networks, advanced programming languages, and related technologies. The USENIX
Association's well-respected program offers you introductory and advanced,
intensive yet practical tutorials. Courses are presented by skilled teachers
who are hands-on experts in their topic areas. At Boston, USENIX will offer two
full days of tutorials covering topics such as:

Introductory and advanced system administration
Distributed computing: DCE, DFS, RPC, CORBA
Kernel internals: SVR4, Chorus, Windows NT
Systems programming tools and program development
Systems and network security
Portability and Interoperability
Client-server application design and development
Sendmail and DNS
GUI technologies and builders

To provide the best possible tutorial slate, USENIX is constantly soliciting
proposals for new tutorials. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial,
contact the Tutorial Coordinator: Daniel V. Klein +1 (412) 421-2332, E-mail:
d...@usenix.org


TECHNICAL SESSIONS
The conference technical sessions include one track presentations of papers
selected by the Program Committee. These refereed papers are published in the
Conference Proceedings, provided free to technical session attendees.

A parallel track of Invited Talks complements the refereed paper track. These
survey-style or tutorial-type talks by invited experts range over a variety of
interesting topics, such as harnessing programming tools, resolving system
administration difficulties, or employing specialized applications. Submitted
Notes from the Invited Talks are published and distributed free to technical
sessions attendees. This second track includes selections from the best
presentations offered at recent Symposia.

The Invited Talks Coordinators welcome suggestions for topics as well as request
proposals for particular Talks. In your proposal, state the main focus, include
a brief outline, and be sure to emphasize why your topic is of general interest
to our community. Please submit to: Brent Welch, Xerox PARC (1-415-812-4405)
and Bob Gray, US WEST Advanced Technologies (1-303-541-6014) or via e-mail to:
ITus...@usenix.org


WORK-IN-PROGRESS REPORTS
Work-in-Progress Reports, scheduled during the technical sessions, introduce
interesting new or ongoing work. The USENIX audience provides valuable
discussion and feedback.

Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not
ready to be published? Works In Progress Reports are for you! We are
particularly interested in presentation of student work. To schedule your
report, contact Peg Schafer via e-mail to wi...@usenix.org


BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER SESSIONS
The always popular Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BOFs) are very informal
gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BOFs often feature
presentations or demonstrations followed by discussion, announcements, and the
sharing of strategies. BOFs are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
evenings of the conference. BOFs may be scheduled at the conference or in
advance by telephone to the USENIX Conference Office at 1-714-588-8649 or via
e-mail to confe...@usenix.org


SUMMER 1994 VENDOR DISPLAYS & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS
In Boston, vendor representatives will demonstrate the technical innovations
which distinguish their products, in scheduled 30-minute product presentations
in a theater-style setting. In the USENIX Vendor Display, emphasis is on
serious answers from technically savvy vendor representatives. Here, in a
relaxed environment, conference attendees can "kick the tires" and be sure the
products and services on display really do what they're said to do. Plus, you
can review the newest releases from technical publishers.

Vendors: this is an exceptional opportunity for receiving feedback on new
development from USENIX's technically astute conference attendees. If your
company would like to demonstrate or display its products and services, please
contact:
Peter Mui
Telephone 1-510-528-8649
FAX 1-510-548-5738
Email: pm...@usenix.org


SPECIAL HOTEL RATES
The Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel is headquarters for the USENIX Summer
1994 Technical Conference and will be the location for all conference
activities. The Boston Marriott Copley Place will be offering special room
rates to USENIX conference attendees.


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Materials containing all details of the technical and tutorial program,
conference registration, hotel and airline discount and reservation information
will be mailed at the end of March 1994. If you wish to receive the registration
materials, please contact:

USENIX Conference Office
22672 Lambert St., Suite 613
Lake Forest, CA 92630
USA
Telephone: 1-714-588-8649
FAX: 1-714-588-9706
E-mail: confe...@usenix.org

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