Local Arrangements Chair
Registration and Finance Chair
|In the tradition of its predecessors, the Seventh Workshop on Hot Topics
in Operating Systems will bring together participants from academia and
industry to exchange ideas and insights relevant to operating systems.
We seek broad participation, both by members of the OS community as well
as by application developers and users who have useful feedback for OS
designers and implementors.
Topics of interest include classic OS areas such as virtual memory, networking, file systems, process management, performance evaluation, real-time considerations and security. In addition, we hope that the workshop will expose innovative ideas and stimulate dialog in emerging areas such as power management, wireless communication, quality of service, safe extensibility, application-aware resource management, and predictive caching and execution.
To ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance will be limited to about 60 participants who are active in the field. Each potential participant should submit a position paper of 5 pages or less that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Participants will be invited based on the originality, technical merit and topical relevance of their submissions, as well as the likelihood that the ideas expressed in their submissions will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. Please do not submit abbreviated versions of journal or conference papers.
Online copies of the position papers will be made available via the Web prior to the workshop. A printed proceedings, including a summary of the interactions at the workshop, will be published and mailed to participants after the workshop.
The IEEE Computer Society's TCOS is sponsoring a $500 award for the best student contributor to the workshop. To be considered for this award, please indicate that you are a student when submitting your position paper. For multi-author papers, you should be the primary author and the presenter at the workshop.
A small number of students will be granted free registration and limited travel support. In return, these students will serve as scribes: their responsibilities will include taking detailed notes of the interactions at the workshop, and helping the program chair prepare a digest of the proceedings. Students who wish to be considered for this opportunity must send in a brief description of their current research, and an explanation of how participation in the workshop is likely to help them. These should be received by the program chair by the submission date below.
In addition, IBM Research is providing funds to cover limited travel expenses for a small number of student authors of position papers. Priority will be given to authors of accepted position papers. Students who wish to be considered for travel support should indicate this in a cover letter that accompanies the submitted position paper.
Send 10 copies of position papers to the program chair at the address below (no electronic submissions, please).