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FAST '09 2009 : 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies


When Feb 24, 2009 - Feb 27, 2009
Where San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline Sep 12, 2008
Notification Due Nov 5, 2008
Categories    file   storage   systems

Call For Papers


The 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09) brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The conference will consist of two and a half days of technical presentations, including refereed papers, Work-in-Progress reports, and a poster session.


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

Deadline and Submission Instructions

Submissions will be made electronically via a Web form, which will be available here soon. The Web form asks for contact information for the paper and allows for the submission of your full paper file in PDF format.

Submissions must be full papers (no extended abstracts) and must be no longer than twelve (12) pages, excluding references. Your paper should be typeset in two-column format in 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. Submissions longer than this will not be reviewed.

All submissions must be readable in black and white, so please take care not to produce graphs or charts in color.

Authors must not be identified in the submissions, either explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). Blind reviewing of full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee.

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. In some cases, program committees may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration. If a violation of these principles is found, sanctions may include, but are not limited to, barring the authors from submitting to or participating in USENIX conferences for a set period, contacting the authors' institutions, and publicizing the details of the case.

Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's guidelines should contact the program co-chairs,, 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 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

One author per paper will receive a registration discount of $200. USENIX will offer a complimentary registration upon request.

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