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2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 6, 2008
http://www.usenix.org/usenix08/proga
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We're pleased to invite you to attend the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical
Conference. This year we're offering 3 days of training followed by a
3-day conference program filled with the latest systems research,
security breakthroughs, and practical approaches to the questions and
problems you wrestle with. You'll also have many opportunities to chat
with peers who share your concerns and interests.

http://www.usenix.org/usenix08/proga

Training: Sunday-Tuesday, June 22-24, 2008
The 3-day training program at USENIX '08 provides in-depth and
immediately useful training on the latest techniques, effective tools,
and best strategies, including:

* Bruce Potter on Botnets: Understanding and Defense
* Peter Baer Galvin on Solaris 10 Administration
* Phil Cox and Brad Johnson on Securing Virtual Environments
* Alan Robertson on Configuring and Deploying Linux-HA

Find out more at http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix08/training/

Technical Sessions: Wednesday-Friday, June 25-27, 2008
The 3-day technical program begins with a keynote address by David
Patterson, Director, U.C. Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory, on
"The Parallel Revolution Has Started: Are You Part of the Solution or
Part of the Problem?" and includes other noteworthy invited talks, such
as:

* Plenary Closing Session by Matthew Melis of the NASA Glenn Research
Center on "The Columbia Accident Investigation and Returning NASA's
Space Shuttle to Flight"

* Drew Endy, Cabot Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT
and a co-founder of the BioBricks Foundation (BBF), on "Programming DNA:
A 2-bit Language for Engineering Biology"

* Robert J. Lang on "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern
Science of Origami"

The USENIX '08 Refereed Papers Track is the leading forum for presenting
the latest in ground-breaking systems research. Be among the first to
check out the latest innovative work in the systems field.

The Poster Session at USENIX '08 is an excellent forum for discussing
new ideas and getting useful feedback from the community. Poster
submissions should include a brief description of the research idea(s);
the submission must not exceed 2 pages. Send poster submissions to
usenix08posters@usenix.org by Tuesday, May 6, 2008.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to pose your toughest questions to
the experts in the Guru Is In sessions. Mingle with colleagues and
leading experts in the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and at the various
evening social events, including a Poster Session & Happy Hour, vendor
BoFs, and the Conference Reception.

USENIX '08 promises to be an exciting showcase for the latest in
innovative research and cutting-edge practices in technology. We look
forward to seeing you in Boston.

On behalf of the USENIX '08 organizers,

Rebecca Isaacs, Microsoft Research
Yuanyuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USENIX '08 Program Co-Chairs
usenix08chairs@usenix.org

P.S. Don't miss the workshops co-located with USENIX '08, including:

Xen Summit North America 2008
June 23-24, 2008
http://xen.org/xensummit/

First USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Computing (LASCO '08)
June 23, 2008
http://www.usenix.org/events/lasco08/