The 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09)
Program Committee would like to remind you that the deadline to
contribute to the refereed papers is quickly approaching. Paper
submissions are due 9:00 p.m. EDT, September 12, 2008.

FAST '09 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to
explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and
deployment of storage systems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Archival storage systems
* Caching, replication, and consistency
* Database storage issues
* Designs with emerging storage devices
* Distributed I/O (wide-area, grid, peer-to-peer)
* Empirical evaluation of storage systems
* Experience with deployed systems
* Innovative file or data storage system design
* Manageability
* Mobile and personal storage
* Parallel I/O
* Reliability, availability, disaster tolerance
* Scalability
* Security
* Storage as a service
* Storage networking
* Virtualization

The FAST technical sessions will include slots for Work-in-Progress
reports, preliminary results, "outrageous" opinion statements, and a
poster session. We are particularly interested in presentations of
student work. Please send WiP submissions to

The Call for Papers, with submission guidelines, is now available at

The 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09)
will take place February 24-27, 2009, in San Francisco, CA.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Ric Wheeler, Red Hat
FAST '09 Program Co-Chairs

Call for Papers:
7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09)
February 24-27, 2009
San Francisco, CA
Paper Submission Deadline: September 12, 2008
Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS, IEEE Mass Storage
Systems Technical Committee (MSSTC), and IEEE TCOS