FAST'02 Call for PapersMar 27, 2001, 23:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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The Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2002)
The Call for Papers with submission guidelines and suggested topics is now available at http://www.usenix.org/events/fast/cfp
Submissions are due July 13, 2001
The Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2002) is sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS (pending) and IEEE TCOS (pending)
File and storage systems are critical to business and society, holding the "crown jewels" of most Information Age organizations and dictating the performance of most computer systems. Storage density has increased at 100% per year for the past three years (60% per year for the past 30 years), but this is barely enough to keep up with the storage demands of
the modern economy. Digital media and electronic commerce stretch storage system design with problems not encountered a few years ago.
FAST brings together the top storage systems researchers and practitioners, providing a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and uses of storage systems. It aims to bring together the best work in file and storage systems in one venue. The large number
of file systems papers presented at all operating system conferences shows that there is no shortage of research in this area. FAST will be the successor to IOPADS, which for several years was the top conference dedicated to parallel and distributed IO systems.
The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, invited talks, and an introductory keynote address. A session of work-in-progress presentations is planned, and informal Birds-of-a-Feather sessions may be organized by attendees. Refereed papers will be published in the Proceedings, provided free to technical session attendees, and available for purchase from USENIX.
The FAST 2002 Program Committee invites you to contribute your ideas, proposals and papers for tutorials, invited talks program, refereed papers track, workshops, work-in-progress reports, and symposia tracks. We welcome submissions that address any and all issues relating to File and Storage Systems.
The Call for Papers with submission guidelines and suggested topics is now available at: http://www.usenix.org/events/fast/cfp/
Submissions are due July 13, 2001.
We look forward to seeing you in Monterey in January 2002!
Darrell Long, Program Chair