USENIX 1997 ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

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Announcement & Call for Papers and Presenters

USENIX 1997 ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
January 6-10, 1997
Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California

SPONSORED BY:
USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Professional and Technical Association

The USENIX 1997 Conference will explore original and innovative approaches to
applications, architecture, implementation, and performance of modern computing
systems. Some particularly interesting topics follow; this list is by no means
exhaustive. As at all USENIX conferences, papers that analyze advanced system
related problem areas and draw important conclusions from practical experience
are especially welcome.
%Scaling the advanced system: down to laptops, palmtops, embedded systems; up
to
large file systems and memories, mass storage, faster networks, new protocols
%Mobile systems: network connectivity, system support, application design
%Tasks/roles where advanced systems shine or fall short
%Practical network security, privacy, and cryptography
%Electronic commerce, internetworking
%Multi-media challenges, solutions, and innovations
%Interoperation/standards: tools, techniques, and experience connecting with
other computing systems

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Tutorials: January 6-7
Refereed Papers: January 8-10
Invited Talks: January 8-10
The Guru is IN: January 8-10
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions: evenings of January 7-9
Vendor Exhibits: January 8-9
USENIX Reception: evening of January 8

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
John T. Kohl, Program Chair, Atria Software
Matt Blaze, AT&T Bell Research
Nathaniel Borenstein, First Virtual Holdings
Charlie Briggs, Digital Equipment Corporation
Clem Cole, Locus Computing
Fred Douglis, AT&T Bell Research
Rob Gingell, Sun Microsystems
Mike Karels, Berkeley Software Design
Peg Schafer, Harvard University
John Schimmel, Silicon Graphics
Carl Staelin, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

TUTORIAL PROGRAM
On January 6-7, you may attend intensive, immediately practical tutorials on
topics essential to the use, development, and administration of UNIX and
UNIX-like operating systems, windowing systems, networks, advanced programming
languages and related technologies. The USENIX Association's well-respected
program offers introductory and advanced tutorials, presented by skilled
instructors who are hands-on experts in their topic areas. USENIX will offer
full- and half-day tutorials covering topics such as:
%System and network administration %Portability and interoperability
%Kernel internals: SVR4, BSD, Windows NT %Java
%Client-server application design and development %Distributed computing
%Sendmail, DNS, and other networking issues %System and network security
%GUI technologies and builders %World-wide web technologies
%Systems programming tools and program development

TUTORIAL PROGRAM PROPOSALS
USENIX constantly solicits proposals for new tutorials. If you are
interested in presenting a tutorial, contact the Tutorial Coordinator:
Daniel V. Klein
Telephone: 412 . 421 . 2332
Email: dvk@usenix.org

SUBMISSIONS TO THE REFEREED TRACK
It is imperative that you contact the USENIX Association office to receive
detailed guidelines and suggestions for submitting to the technical sessions.
Please send email to usenix97authors@usenix.org or telephone 510 . 528 . 8649.

DUE DATES FOR REFEREED SUBMISSIONS
Manuscripts Due: June 18, 1996
Notification to Authors: August 7, 1996
Camera-ready Final Papers Due: November 13, 1996

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

WORK-IN-PROGRESS REPORTS (WiPs)
Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is
not yet ready to be published? The Work-in-Progress reports, scheduled during
the technical sessions, introduce interesting new or ongoing work. The USENIX
audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly
interested in presentation of student work. To schedule your report, send
email to wips97@usenix.org.

INVITED TALKS
An Invited Talks track complements the Refereed Paper track. These talks by
invited experts provide introductory and advanced information about a variety
of
interesting topics such as using standard UNIX tools, tackling system
administration difficulties, or employing specialized applications. Submitted
Notes from the Invited Talks are published and distributed free to conference
technical sessions attendees. This track also includes panel presentations and
selections from the best presentations offered at 1996 USENIX conferences and
symposia.

INVITED TALKS SUGGESTIONS/PROPOSALS
The Invited Talks coordinators welcome suggestions for topics and 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 via email to ITusenix@usenix.org.

BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER SESSIONS (BOFs)
The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal
attendee-organized gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic.
BOFs often feature presentations or demonstration followed by discussion,
announcements, and the sharing of strategies. BOFs may be scheduled
on-site at the conference or in advance by contacting the USENIX Conference
Office by phone at 714 . 588 . 8649 or via email to conference@usenix.org.

VENDOR EXHIBITS
In the two-day-long Vendor Exhibits, vendors will demonstrate the technical
innovations which distinguish their products. Emphasis is on serious questions
and
feedback. In this relaxed environment, attendees can discuss first-hand the
product features and services on display. Plus, you can review the newest
releases from technical publishers.

VENDOR EXHIBIT APPLICATIONS
This is an exceptional opportunity for receiving feedback from USENIX's
technically astute conference attendees. If your company would like to
display
its products and services, please contact:
Zanna Knight
USENIX Association
Telephone: 510 . 528 . 8649
Fax 510 . 548 . 5738
Email: display@usenix.org

PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Materials containing all details of the conference program,
registration information, and hotel and airfare discounts will be available
mid-September, 1996.
If you wish to receive the registration materials, please contact:
USENIX Conference Office
22672 Lambert St., Suite 613
Lake Forest, CA USA 92630
Phone: 714 . 588 . 8649
Fax: 714 . 588 . 9706
Email: conference@usenix.org

ABOUT THE USENIX ASSOCIATION
USENIX is the original, not-for-profit membership organization for individuals
and institutions interested in UNIX and related technologies. USENIX is well
known for its technical conferences, tutorial programs, and the wide variety of
publications it has sponsored over the years. Since 1975, the Association has
provided a forum where the community of engineers, scientists, and technicians
working on the cutting edge of the computing world come together to communicate
the results of innovation and research in UNIX, modern open systems, and the
globally interconnected and interoperable computing environment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT USENIX AND THIS CONFERENCE
Please access the USENIX Resource Center on the World Wide Web. The URL is
http://www@usenix.org. Or, send email to our mailserver at info@usenix.org.
Your
message should contain the line: send catalog.