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October 7, 2007

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Haifa Systems and Storage Conference 2007 (SYSTOR ’07)

October 29 – 30, 2007, Haifa, Israel


Registration deadline: October 22.

The first annual Haifa Systems and Storage Conference will be held at
the IBM Haifa Labs, in Haifa, Israel. The conference consists of two
one-day workshop, a virtualization workshop on October 29 and a
storage workshop on October 30.

SYSTOR 2007 is the first high-quality refereed systems and storage
conference organized by IBM Haifa Labs and the Technion, 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 targeting researchers and practitioners alike.

There is a limited number of seats available on a
first-come-first-served basis upon registration at
(registration is free of charge). Lunch and refreshments will be
served on both days courtesy of IBM Haifa Labs.


Virtualization Workshop: the first day of the conference will be a
full-day systems research workshop on the subject of
virtualization. The workshop will present contemporary advancements in
the field of systems virtualization and will feature two renowned
keynote speakers:

Danny Dolev
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


Willy Zwaenepoel
(Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland)

The workshop will also include a number of talks, a lightning-talk
session and a poster session. Audience participation will be expected
and encouraged. Selected best papers from the workshop will be
published in a special issue of ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review.

Storage Workshop: the second day of the conference will include
presentations by IBM contributors and guest speakers on storage market
trends and innovations. A focus will be put on leading R&D trends that
will likely underlie the future of storage technologies. Keynote

Pini Cohen
(Senior analyst, STKI)

The full agenda for both days will be available on the conference


SYSTOR ’07 Organizing Committee:

* Miriam Allalouf, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Gitit Bar-El, IBM Haifa Development Lab
* Muli Ben-Yehuda, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk, Technion
* Eliezer Dekel, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Erez Hadad, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Arik Kol, IBM Israel, GTU
* Dalit Naor, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Amir Sasson, IBM Haifa Development Lab
* Assaf Schuster, Technion
* Shmuel Vashdi, IBM Haifa Development Lab
* Yaron Wolfsthal, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Ben-Ami Yassour, IBM Haifa Research Lab

Virtualization Workshop Program Committee:

* Assaf Schuster, Technion
* Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk, Technion
* Roy Friedman, Technion
* Sivan Toledo, Tel Aviv University
* Shlomi Dolev, Ben Gurion University
* Leendert Van Doorn, AMD
* Marc E. Fiuczynski, Princeton
* Dilma Da Silva, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
* Bob Wisniewski, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
* 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
* Shimon Shoken, IDC

Storage Workshop Program Committee:
* Michael Rodeh, IBM Corporate
* Aviad Zlotnick, IBM Haifa Development Lab
* Arik Kol, IBM Israel, GTU
* Gitit Bar-El, , IBM Haifa Development Lab
* Amir Sasson, IBM Haifa Development Lab
* Shmuel Vashdi, IBM Haifa Development Lab

SYSTOR ’07 local arrangements:

* Yael Hay Karsenty, IBM Haifa Research Lab
* Sigal Feler, IBM Haifa Development Lab


  1. When will the technical program be published?

    Comment by Anonymous — October 7, 2007 @ 11:51 AM | Reply

    • Working on it. Here is the current draft for your perusing pleasure:
      SYSTOR ’07 Virtualization Workshop agenda:
      Arrival, light refreshments
      09:15-09:30 SYSTOR ’07 Welcome Remarks
      Oded Cohn, Director, IBM Haifa Research Lab
      GWiQ-P: An Efficient Decentralized Grid-Wide Quota Enforcement
      Kfir Karmon, Liran Liss and Assaf Schuster (Technion)
      Storage Virtualization using a block-device File System
      Sorin Faibish, Stephen Fridella, Peter Bixby and Uday Gupta (EMC
      10:30-11:00 Lightning Talks Session
      Desktop Hypervisor
      Etay Bogner, Guy Zana and Yoav Weiss (Neocleus)
      Self-Stabilizing Host Systems
      Shlomi Dolev and Reuven Yagel (Ben-Gurion University)
      Hardware-based Fabric and I/O Virtualization with InfiniBand
      Yaron Haviv (Voltaire)
      11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
      11:30-12:30 Keynote
      Keynote by Danny Dolev (HUJI)
      Time Travel in the virtualized past: cheap fares and first class
      Liuba shrira (Brandeis University), Catherine van Ingen
      (Microsoft) and Ross Shaull (Brandeis University)
      Virtual Machine Time Travel using Continuous Data Protection and
      Paula Ta-Shma, Guy Laden, Muli Ben Yehuda and Michael Factor (IBM HRL)
      13:30-14:30 Lunch
      Robust paravirtualized IO drivers for the modern hypervisor
      Dor Laor (Qumranet)
      Capability based Secure Access Control to Networked Storage
      Devices, Michael Factor, Dalit Naor, Eran Rom, Julian Satran and
      Sivan Tal (IBM HRL)
      15:30-16:30 Keynote
      Keynote by Willy Zwaenepoel (EPFL)
      16:30-16:45 Virtualization Workshop Concluding Remarks
      Yaron Wolfsthal, Senior Manager, System Technologies and Services,
      IBM HRL
      16:45-17:30 Poster session with cocktails and refreshments

      Comment by mulix — October 7, 2007 @ 11:57 AM | Reply

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