The 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
(NSDI '09) Program Committee invites you to contribute to the refereed
papers and poster session.

NSDI focuses on the design principles and practical evaluation of
large-scale networked and distributed systems. Systems as diverse as
Internet routing, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, sensor networks,
Web-based systems, and measurement infrastructures share a set of common
challenges. Progress in any of these areas requires a deep understanding
of how researchers are addressing the challenges of large-scale systems
in other contexts. Our goal is to bring together researchers from across
the networking and systems community--including communication,
distributed systems, and operating systems--to foster a broad approach to
addressing our common research challenges.

The Program Committee seeks a broad variety of work that furthers the
knowledge and understanding of the networked systems community as a
whole, continues a significant research dialog, or pushes the
architectural boundaries of large-scale network services. We solicit
papers describing original and previously unpublished research. Specific
topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Self-organizing, autonomous, and federated networked systems
* Scalable techniques for providing high availability and reliability
* Energy-efficient computing in networked environments
* Clean-slate approaches to communication systems
* Distributed storage, caching, and query processing
* Security, robustness, and fault-tolerance in networked environments
* Overlays and peer-to-peer systems
* Systems and protocols for mobile and wireless systems
* Protocols and OS support for sensor networking
* Novel operating system support for networked systems
* Virtualization and resource management for networked systems
* Design and evaluation of large-scale networked system testbeds
* Network measurements, workload, and topology characterization
* Managing, debugging, and diagnosing problems in networked systems
* Practical protocols and algorithms for networked systems
* Addressing novel challenges of the developing world
* Experience with deployed networked systems

Paper titles and abstracts are due by 6:00 p.m. EDT on October 3, 2008.
Complete paper submissions are due October 10, 2008

NSDI will be continuing its long-running tradition of showcasing early
research in progress at a poster session. New, ongoing work, early
findings from measurement studies, and demonstrations of newly deployed
systems are highly encouraged. To submit a poster, please send a
proposal, one page or less, by March 1, 2009, to The poster session chairs will send back
decisions by March 15, 2009.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit

The 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
(NSDI '08) will be held April 22-24, 2009, in Boston, MA, USA.

The symposium will consist of two and a half days of technical
presentations, including refereed papers and a poster session. Awards
will be given for the best paper and the best paper for which a student
is the lead author.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

On behalf of the NSDI '09 Program Committee,

Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University
NSDI '09 Program Co-Chairs

Call for Papers:
6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
(NSDI '09)
April 22-24, 2009
Boston, MA, USA
Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM and ACM SIGOPS
Paper titles and abstracts due: October 3, 2008
Complete paper submissions due: October 10, 2008