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[FreeBSD-Announce] Call for Papers

Call for Papers: 2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Tuesday, May 30-Saturday, June 3, 2006, Boston, MA

Dear Colleague,

The 2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference is moving back to its usual June timeframe. It will be held May 30-June 3, 2006, in Boston, MA. Please note the schedule change: The Technical Program will run Thursday-Saturday. 

On behalf of the 2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference program committee, we request your ideas, proposals, and papers for invited talks, tutorials, refereed papers, Guru Is In sessions, Poster Session, and Work-in-Progress reports.

Call for Papers
2006 USENIX Systems Practice & Experience Refereed Papers
(formerly the Refereed Papers General Track)
Technical Program, Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3, 2006
Submissions Deadline: January 17, 2006 

The Program Committee for the Systems Practice & Experience Track (formerly the the Refereed Papers General Track) is seeking your participation. Please note that the submissions deadline is January 17, 2006. Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers that further the knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on practical implementations and experimental results. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on experience with computer systems. The USENIX conference has a broad scope, and we encourage papers in a wide range of topics in systems.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

-- Architectural interaction
-- Benchmarking
-- Deployment experience
-- Distributed and parallel systems
-- Embedded systems
-- Energy/power management
-- File and storage systems
-- Networking and network services
-- Operating systems
-- Reliability, availability, and scalability
-- Security, privacy, and trust
-- Self-managing systems
-- Usage studies and workload characterization
-- Virtualization
-- Web technology
-- Wireless and mobile systems

In addition to full-length papers, we are also soliciting short papers, at most 6 pages long. Accepted short-paper submissions will be included in the Proceedings, and time will be provided in the Short Papers sessions for brief presentations of these papers. Papers accepted for the Short Papers sessions will automatically be included in the Poster Session.

More information on these and other submission guidelines is available on our Web site: http://www.usenix.org/usenix06/cfpspe/

Submissions due: Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Notification to authors: Monday, February 27, 2006
Final papers due: Monday, April 17, 2006
Please note that January 17 is a hard deadline; no extensions will be given.

We look forward to your submissions.

On behalf of the USENIX '06 Conference Organizers,

Atul Adya, Microsoft
Erich Nahum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Program Co-Chairs