Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference program
committee, we request your ideas, proposals, and papers for tutorials,
refereed papers, and posters.

Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the
Refereed Papers Track of the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference.
Papers can be either full papers of at most 14 pages or short
papers of at most 6 pages. Authors are required to submit papers by
11:59 p.m. PST, Friday, January 9, 2009. (Note new deadline.)

In full papers, we seek high-quality submissions that further the
knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an
emphasis on implementations and experimental results. Short papers
should describe early ideas, advocate a controversial position, or
present interesting results that do not require a full-length paper. We
encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results
based on practical experience.

The USENIX conference has a broad scope. Specific topics of interest
include but are not limited to:

--Architectural interaction
--Cloud computing
--Deployment experience
--Distributed and parallel systems
--Embedded systems
--Energy/power management
--File and storage systems
--Mobile, wireless, and sensor systems
--Networking and network services
--Operating systems
--Reliability, availability, and scalability
--Security, privacy, and trust
--System and network management and troubleshooting
--Usage studies and workload characterization
--Web technology

More information on these and other submission guidelines is available
on our Web site:

-Paper submissions due: Tuesday, January 9, 2009, 11:59 p.m. PST (hard
-Notification to authors: Friday, March 13, 2009
-Final papers due: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
-Poster submissions due: Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We look forward to your submissions.

On behalf of the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference organizers,

Geoffrey M. Voelker, University of California, San Diego
Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research

2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Program Co-Chairs

Call for Papers
2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 14-19, 2009, San Diego, CA
Paper Submissions Deadline: January 9, 2009, 11:59 p.m. PST