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May 29, 2007

SYSTOR ’07 Virtualization Workshop CFP

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:47 AM

The Storage and Systems Department at IBM’s Haifa Research Lab (HRL),
in collaboration with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology,
cordially invite you to a full-day workshop on the subject of
virtualization within the SYSTOR 2007 conference. SYSTOR 2007 is the
first high-quality refereed systems and storage conference organized
by HRL, drawing upon the successful foundation of previous systems and
storage seminars. The purpose of this conference is to forge and
nourish research and working relations within the academic and
industrial community in Israel and in the world, targeting researchers
and practitioners alike.

The virtualization workshop in SYSTOR 2007 will present contemporary
advancements in the field of systems virtualization and will feature
two renowned keynote speakers: Danny Dolev from the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem, Israel, and Willy Zwaenepoel from Lausanne Federal
Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland.

SYSTOR 2007 will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 29-30, 2007,
at the HRL site at the Haifa University campus from 09:15 to
17:15. The virtualization workshop will take place on the first day
followed by the Storage: Market Trends and Future R&D seminar for
practitioners on the second day.

Lunch and refreshments will be served on both days. Participation is


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Virtualization techniques: native, emulation, paravirtualization, OS-level and application-level
* Programming language support for virtualization
* Hardware virtualization support: machine, IO, networking, storage
* Virtual machine support for parallel and distributed computing models
* Applications of virtualization: deployment, security, correctness, and reliability
* Virtual-machine scheduling and resource allocation
* Image management: storage, semantics, cloning and configuration
* Processor and architecture simulators
* Experiences with implementing virtualization


SYSTOR’s virtualization workshop accepts only original work by the
respective authors. Authors may submit their work either as an
extended abstract (up to 2 pages) or as a full paper (up to 14
pages). Submissions should be in 11 pt font, in .pdf
format. Submissions will be evaluated, after which notifications will
be sent to the authors. All accepted works will be presented in a
single track. No workshop proceedings will be published, but selected
full papers will be published in a special issue of ACM Operating
Systems Review. Extended abstracts will not be published. Work
presented at SYSTOR may have been published elsewhere; in case of such
an overlap, authors should add a reference to the additional
publication to their submission.

To submit, use the web submission system at

Important dates

Submission August 16, 2007
Acceptance Notiocation September 13, 2007
Camera-ready (full papers) October 11, 2007
SYSTOR 2007 Virtualization Workshop October 29, 2007

Organizing committee

* Erez Hadad, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Muli Ben-Yehuda, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Eliezer Dekel, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Miriam Allalouf, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Ben-Ami Yassour, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Yaron Wolfsthal, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Dalit Naor, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Assaf Schuster, Technion
* Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk, Technion

Program committee

* Assaf Schuster, Technion
* Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk, Technion
* Roy Friedman, Technion
* Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv University
* Shlomi Dolev, Ben-Gurion
* Leendert Van Doorn, AMD
* Marc E. Fiuczynski, Princeton
* Dilma Da Silva, IBM T.J. Watson
* Bob Wisniewski,IBM T.J. Watson
* Michael Factor, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Julian Satran, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Muli Ben-Yehuda, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Ilan Shimony, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Leah Shalev, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Avi Mendelson, Intel Center Israel
* Shimon Shoken, Interdisciplinary Center

Please feel free to further distribute this invitation to students and
fellow researchers / developers.

May 19, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 3:24 PM

When I was younger, I dreamed of going to MIT. Steven Levy’s Hackers fired my imagination and made me wish I could be there. Having just finished reading Pepper White’s The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT, I’m glad it hasn’t happened.

May 13, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:29 PM

This weekend I made the final changes to the OLS paper and pushed them to svn. It’s not that it’s done, it’s that I don’t have the energy to work on it any more and thus have pronounced it done.

In celebration, I then pronounced today “general cleanup day”. I threw away the two feet high pile of old papers that was keeping my desk from floating, applied every outstanding patch for various trees and finally wrote and submitted the trident fix for bugzilla 8172. This must be some kind of negative personal new record – almost two months from reported to fixed.

Plans for tomorrow: resume going for long walks in the morning (there, it is written, and thus I am now COMMITTED) and finally get the CalIOC2 and other outstanding Calgary patches in suitable shape for mainline submission. Also, start working on the “to-read” paper pile, which has grown to an alarming size.

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