Nordu2003 Call for papers

Lars Tunkrans ltu at
Tue Jul 16 06:27:48 PDT 2002

Subject: Call For Papers NordU2003

5th NordU/USENIX Conference, General Technical (NordU2003)
February 10 - 14, 2003
Aros Congress Center
Vaesteraas, Sweden

Important Dates
Paper submissions due: September 2, 2002
Notification of acceptance: October 2, 2002
Camera-ready final papers due: December 2, 2002

Conference Organizers

Program Chairs
Martin Wahlen, Sound Foundation
Poul-Henning Kamp, FreeBSD developer & consultant

Program Committee
Seppo Kauppinen,
Lars Tunkrans, Fujitsu Services
Kristen Nielsen, TDC TeleDanmark Network Division.

Review Committee
Jonas Skeppstedt, Lund University
Marshall Kirk McKusick, Unix developer & consultant - formerly CSRG UCB.
Julia Lawall, DIKU
Brian A. LaMacchia, Microsoft

Tutorial Coordinator
Ulla Sandberg

Organization Committee
Anita Nilsson, UniForum Marknadskonsult
Jan Saell, Irial

The NordU program committee solicits papers on topics related to UNIX
UNIX like systems and UNIX system administration. We especially
papers on novel techniques, architectures and methodologies.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  Security Audits
  Common Problems
  Mandatory Access Controls
Operating Systems
  Virtual Memory
  File Systems
  Device Drivers
Open Source/ Free UNIX
  Open Source projects
  Open Source methodologies
  Open Source case studies
  Economic Impacts
High Performance Computing
  the GRID
High Availability
  Storage Technologies
  Checkpoint Techniques.
Mobile Computing
Software Development
  Development Environments
  Change Management
Storage Area Network
  UNIX drivers

Paper Submissions
Submissions should be full papers of about 4000-6000 words. The maximum
submission length is 14 single-spaced A4 pages, including figures,
and references, using an 11pt font. Submitted papers should be in PDF
format. The committee will not review papers that exceed the length
or papers in other formats such as Word or HTML. Extended Abstracts are
acceptable, if they provide sufficient detail.

Submissions are due on September 2, 2002.

The program committee and external readers will judge papers on
merit, significance, relevance, and presentation. A good paper will
demonstrate that the authors:

Are attacking a significant problem,
have devised an interesting, compelling solution,
have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution,
have drawn appropriate conclusions,
have clearly described what they have done, and
have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work.
Please read the detailed USENIX author guidelines for more information.
Accepted papers may be shepherded through an editorial review process by
member of the program committee.

The NordU conference, like most conferences and journals, does not allow
submissions that are substantially similar to works that are previously
published or are under review for publication elsewhere. Papers
accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not be read or

Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given for the best paper.

Work-in-Progress Reports
Would you like to share a provocative opinion, interesting preliminary
work, or a cool idea that will provoke discussion? The NordU technical
sessions will include slots for work-in-progress reports and
opinion statements. We are particularly interested in presentations of
student work. To submit, please send a proposal (one page or less) to
program committee at pgm03 at

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by
attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the
evening. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing the Program
Committee at pgm03 at BoFs may also be scheduled at the

Registration Materials
Complete program and registration information will be available in
December 2002 on the conference Web site. The information will be in
HTML and a printable PDF file. If you would like to receive the program
booklet in print, please email your request, including your postal
address, to: congrex at

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