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[vox] USENIX LISA '08 Call For Papers

Call for Papers
LISA '08: 22nd Large Installation System Administration Conference
November 9-14, 2008, San Diego CA, USA
Extended abstract and paper submissions due: May 8, 2008
Sponsored by USENIX and SAGE

Dear Colleague,

The LISA '08 organizers invite you to contribute proposals for refereed
papers, invited talks, and workshops, plus any ideas you have for Guru
Is In sessions, the Hit the Ground Running track, Work-in-Progress
Reports, posters, and training sessions.

The theme for LISA '08 is "Real World System Administration."

The Call for Participation with submission guidelines and sample topics
can be found on the USENIX Web site at http://www.usenix.org/lisa08/cfpa

Since 1987, the annual LISA conference has become the premier meeting
place for professional system and network administrators. System
administrators of all ranks, from novice to veteran, and of all
specialties meet to exchange ideas, sharpen skills, learn new
techniques, debate current issues, and mingle with colleagues and

The conference's diverse group of participants is matched by an equally
broad spectrum of activities:

* A training program for both beginners and experienced attendees covers
many administrative topics, ranging from basic administrative procedures
to using cutting-edge technologies.

* Refereed papers present the latest developments and ideas related to
system and network administration.

* Workshops, invited talks, and panels discuss important and timely
topics in depth and typically include lively and/or controversial
debates and audience interaction.

* Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs) and poster sessions provide brief
looks ahead to next year's innovations.

* Submit a draft paper or extended abstract proposal for a refereed
* Propose a tutorial topic.
* Suggest an invited talk or panel discussion.
* Share your experience by leading a Guru Is In session.
* Create and lead a workshop.
* Propose a short Hit the Ground Running presentation.
* Present a Work-in-Progress Report (WiP) or submit a poster.
* Organize a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session.
* Email an idea to the program chair: lisa08ideas@usenix.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

On behalf of the LISA '08 Organizers,

Mario Obejas, Raytheon
LISA '08 Program Chair

Extended abstract and paper submissions due: May 8, 2008
Invited talk and workshop proposals due: May 20, 2008
Guru Is In & Hit the Ground Running proposals due: May 31, 2008
Notification to authors: Mid-June 2008
Poster proposals due, first round: July 16, 2008
Notification to poster presenters, first round: July 23, 2008
Final papers due: August 20, 2008
Poster proposals due, second round: Oct. 22, 2008
Notification to poster presenters, second round: Oct. 29, 2008
Submission guidelines and more information can be found at
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