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WebApps 2011 : 2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development


When Jun 15, 2011 - Jun 16, 2011
Where Portland, OR
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2011
Notification Due Mar 17, 2011
Final Version Due May 3, 2011

Call For Papers

The Web is now the dominant platform for delivering interactive applications to hundreds of millions of users. Such applications are now expected to scale effortlessly from tens of users to tens of millions of users in a single day while providing a responsive "always-on" experience. These demands, as well as the new possibilities opened by the proliferation of Web-capable mobile devices, requires that Web apps' design and operation be elastic, failure-tolerant, and seamlessly scalable, supporting multiple devices and access methods.
Like the inaugural WebApps '10, WebApps '11 seeks to attract cutting-edge research that advances the state of the art, not only on novel Web applications but also on infrastructure, tools, and techniques that support the development, analysis/testing, operation, or deployment of those applications.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Storage for Web-scale applications
Techniques for testing and debugging
Novel strategies for fault tolerance or high availability in Web apps
The Web as an emerging platform in new application areas
HCI techniques related specifically to Web apps
Measurement, modeling, workload generation, and other tools to aid experimental research on Web apps
New and unusual app features or implementation techniques
Media delivery applications and infrastructure
Client-side libraries, toolkits, plug-ins
Server-side frameworks
Languages and language engineering advances relevant to Web app development
Deployment substrates and technologies (cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, testing as a service, etc.)
Submission Instructions
WebApps '11 will consist of a single track of refereed papers. Papers with practical significance and/or working prototypes will be preferred over purely theoretical results. Submitted papers must be no longer than 12 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Papers should be formatted in two columns, using 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, in a text block of 6.5" by 9". The first page of the paper should include the paper title and author name(s). Papers that do not conform to these requirements will not be reviewed.
In a good paper, the authors will have:

Addressed a significant and challenging problem
Devised an interesting and practical solution
Clearly described what they have and have not implemented
Demonstrated the benefits of their solution, through experiments and prototypes where appropriate
Articulated the specific contributions and advances over previous work
Drawn appropriate conclusions for the implications to the state of the art
For more details on the submission process, suggestions on how (and how not) to prepare a competitive paper, and templates to use with LaTeX, Word, etc., authors should consult the detailed submission requirements. Submit papers using the HotCRP submission form, which will be available here soon.
All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the conference, June 15, 2011.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation of a program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy for details. Questions? Contact your program chair,, or the USENIX office,

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX WebApps '11 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

Note regarding registration: One author per accepted paper will receive a registration discount. USENIX will offer a complimentary registration upon request.

Program and Registration Information
Complete program and registration information will be available in March 2011 on the conference Web site. If you would like to receive the latest USENIX conference information, please join our mailing list.

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