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Second Workshop on Industrial Experiences with Systems Software (WIESS '02)

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 21:32:14 -0500
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
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I thought some of the readers of this list might be interested in the call
for papers for the WIESS workshop, which will be held in December in
Boston.  The workshop immediately precedes and is co-located with the
Usenix/ACM-sponsored Operating Systemd Design and Implementation (OSDI)

WIESS is unique in attempting to bridge the gap that often exists between
the community that does academic research in computer software systems, and
the community that builds real shipping products.  Since that's what many
of us on this list also try to do, and since I am concerned that XML-and
SOAP-like technologies may be underrepresented, I thought I would pass this

The conference Web site is at: http://www.usenix.org/events/wiess02/
The call for papers is at: http://www.usenix.org/events/wiess02/cfp/
Papers are due: July 15, 2002

For those who are interested, the following is excerpted from the call for


The goal of the Second Workshop on Industrial Experiences with Systems
Software (WIESS '02) is to help bridge the gulf between industrial
experience with systems software (such as operating systems, compilers,
large applications, embedded systems, etc.) and the research community.
We're looking for submissions from people from industry, reporting on their
experiences, successes, failures, and needs. We're also looking for
submissions from researchers, reporting on their own experiences in
relevant areas such as technology transfer, collaborations between research
and industry, etc. Sumbissions could be presented as short papers or
posters, and the workshop will favor spending time in group discussions
over lecture-style presentations.

WIESS is meant to provide a venue for material that would not normally be
accepted at a conference such as SOSP or OSDI. This does not mean that we
will be a forum for second-rate research papers, or even for first-rate
research papers. Rather, we will look for interesting submissions that are
primarily concerned not with research results, but with exploiting,
inspiring, or directing research.


WIESS will focus on papers that draw important conclusions from practical
experience in developing and using system software solutions. War stories,
controversial conclusions, and negative results are expecially welcome.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

      Operating Systems
      Distributed Systems
      Programming Environments and Tools
      Fault Tolerance and High Availability
      Real Time and Quality of Service
      Security and Privacy
      Networking and Internet
      Web-Based Technologies and Deployment
      Appliances and Personal Digital Assistants
      Embedded Systems
      System Administration and Configuration

Submissions will be accepted primarily based on the relevance and novelty
of the work, its value in provoking discussion, and especially on factual
information drawn from experience. While we value clear and concise
presentations, we will provide a shepherd (for all accepted papers) who
will assist the authors in improving the final versions. We will not reject
otherwise interesting submissions simply because they are unpolished.

Thank you very much.

Noah Mendelsohn                              Voice: 1-617-693-4036
IBM Corporation                                Fax: 1-617-693-8676
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
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