POS focuses on design, implementation and use of persistent object systems, an increasingly important area of computer science. The six preceding workshops have given POS the tradition of a workshop where active researchers discuss up-to-date research issues in an atmosphere of lively debate, and the collective proceedings are generally regarded as a major source of research level knowledge about persistent systems.
In May 1996, POS7 will be held in Cape May, New Jersey, USA. Cape May is a quaint Jersey "shore" town, that should provide a relaxing backdrop for the workshop. POS7 is being held in conjunction with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ENIAC at the University of Pennsylvania. It is timed to be just after the ACM FRC (PLDI, PODC, ICFP...) in Philadelphia and just before SIGMOD in Montreal.
The main issue these workshops address is how best to support the implementation of long-lived, data-intensive, application systems. The challenges are:
The format of these workshops encourages everyone to participate actively in discussions. The attendance is limited to 40-50 active researchers. Keynote discussions have been used to focus the debate onto current research issues. Pre-printed papers are available to all participants and the discussion is expected to lead to improvement of the papers and a record of their interrelationships. The developed papers will probably be published in the Springer Verlag Workshop Series (this is currently subject to negotiation.)
Cape May is a quaint Victorian resort town on the Jersey shore. The hotel is directly across from the ocean and just a few minutes walk into the main part of town, where there are many places to eat and drink. Bird watching is also a main attraction. We will provide transportation between Philadelphia and Cape May. For more information try http://www.covesoft.com/Capemay/
The workshop will start on the morning of Wednesday 29th May 1996, and will end on the evening of Friday 31st May. There will be a "pre-POS" get-together in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and transport will be provided to and from the location of the workshop, returning on Saturday morning.
These dates have been chosen partly to fit with SIGMOD, which starts on the following Monday in Montreal. (An easy journey by air from Philadelphia, or a scenic drive of 1+ days.) POS7 is also immediately after the ACM FRC mega-conference, in Philadelphia.
Submissions are due February 28, 1996 and notification about acceptance should occur in late March. Submissions should not exceed 5000 words in length (roughly 10 double-space pages with figures, using at least 12-point font and reasonable margins) including an abstract and 5 keywords. Submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines will not be considered, independent of technical merit.
Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send submissions in postscript to email@example.com. All submissions will be acknowledged and authors will be informed if there are any printing problems.
Authors unable to submit electronically are invited to send 5 copies of their paper (printed double-sided, if possible) and a cover letter to one of the program co-chairs:
Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389 USA
Division of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
North Haugh, St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland, UK
The cover letter or email should include the postal address, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers for the contact author.
The Program Committee will be chaired by Richard Connor and Scott Nettles and the local arrangements are by Scott Nettles and Peter Buneman. The program committee is:
|Malcolm Atkinson||(U. of Glasgow)|
|Fred Brown||(U. of Adelaide)|
|Richard Connor||(U. of St. Andrews)|
|Al Dearle||(U. of Stirling)|
|Michael Franklin||(U. of Maryland)|
|Giorgio Ghelli||(U. of Pisa)|
|Bob Grossman||(U. of Illinois, Chicago)|
|Frank Kappe||(Graz U. of Technology)|
|Ron Morrison||(U. of St. Andrews)|
|Eliot Moss||(U. of Massachusetts)|
|Scott Nettles||(U. of Pennsylvania)|
|Atsushi Ohori||(Kyoto U.)|
|Paul Wilson||(U. of Texas, Austin)|
|Stan Zdonik||(Brown U.)|
|Ben Zorn||(U. of Colorado)|
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