[rrd-developers] Call for Papers - SANE 2004

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Fri Jun 6 14:35:40 MEST 2003

                      Announcement and Call for Papers

                             4th International
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          System Administration and Network Engineering Conference

                       September 27 - October 1, 2004

                   RAI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

   A Stichting SANE conference, organized by the NLUUG, the UNIX User
  Group - The Netherlands, co-sponsored by USENIX and NLnet Foundation


Technology is advancing, the systems administration profession is
changing rapidly, and you have to master new skills to keep apace.
At the 4th International SANE (System Administration and Network
Engineering) technical conference and tutorial tracks you'll find
a wealth of opportunities to meet other system administrators and
network (security) professionals with similar interests, while
attending a program that brings you the latest in tools, techniques,
security and networking. You can learn from tutorials, refereed
papers and invited talks. The official language at the conference
will be English.

      TUTORIAL PROGRAM (September 27-29)

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, a large selection of practical,
problem-solving, in-depth tutorials will be presented by the most
authoritative, popular and widely acclaimed speakers in the field.
If you're interested in presenting a tutorial or would like to share
ideas about what would make a terrific tutorial, please contact the
Tutorial Coordinator.

      TECHNICAL CONFERENCE (September 30-October 1)

Thursday and Friday will  offer comprehensive technical sessions,
including keynote address, presentations of refereed papers and
invited talks. Join peers and gurus during the enjoyable social
event and the closing event.

There will also be plenty of opportunity to have "Birds of a Feather"
(BoF) or "The Guru is In" sessions throughout the conference.

The SANE 2004 conference seeks original and innovative papers about
the applications, architecture, implementation, performance and
security of modern computing systems and networks. Papers that
analyze problem areas and draw important conclusions from practical
experience are especially welcome. Presentations are being solicited
in areas including but not limited to:

    * Security tools and techniques: IPsec, Network Intrusion Detection
      Systems, Firewalls, VPNs, practical cryptography, auditing and
      computer forensics
    * Attacks against networks and machines, including denial-of-service
    * Adventures in nomadic and wireless computing
    * Web security fundamentals and practical web site maintenance
    * Integrating new networking technologies like IPv6
    * Network monitoring and traffic shaping solutions
    * System and network performance tuning
    * Managing enterprise-wide email and fighting spam
    * Innovative system administration tools and techniques
    * Distributed or automated system administration
    * Managing large amounts of computers
    * Unix on the desktop (including MacOS X)


Papers for the technical sessions will be reviewed by the program
committee. An award will be given at the conference for the best
paper in this track. An extended abstract is required for the paper
selection process. abstracts must be submitted through the web form,
which can be found at:


Abstracts accompanied  by non-disclosure agreement forms  are not
acceptable and will be returned unread.

Authors of accepted submissions must  provide a final paper for
publication in the conference proceedings. These final papers are
held in the highest confidence prior to publication in the conference
proceedings. By agreeing to present your paper at SANE 2004, you
also give permission to the SANE 2004 conference organizers to
publish the paper on the NLUUG and SANE web sites.


Extended abstracts due:   January  7, 2004
Notification to speakers: February 2, 2004
Final papers due:         August  16, 2004


Program chair <sane2004-prog-chair at sane.nl>
  Walter Belgers, Madison Gurkha, Eindhoven, NL

Tutorial Coordinator <sane2004-tut-chair at sane.nl>
  Jos Alsters, C&CZ, KU Nijmegen, NL

Program Committee
  Bastiaan Bakker, Lifeline Networks, Capelle a/d IJssel, NL
  Fred Donck, PatriotSoft, Gorinchem, NL
  Rudi van Drunen, Leiden Cytology and Pathology Lab, Leiden, NL
  Peter Honeyman, CITI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  Xander Jansen, SURFnet, Utrecht, NL
  Edwin Kremer, TUNIX Internet Security & Training, Nijmegen, NL
  Brenda Langedijk, Madison Gurkha, Eindhoven, NL
  Tobias Oetiker, ETH, Zurich, CH
  Alexios Zavras, Athens, GR

Event Organization <sane2004-org at sane.nl>
  Wytze van der Raay, treasurer, NLnet Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
  Marielle Klatten and Sabina Beeke, conference organizers, ICONIQ,
  Baarn, NL

      Complete program and registration information will be available in
    March 2004. For the latest information about the conference, please
              visit the SANE 2004 web site: http://www.sane.nl/

    For questions not being answered at this web site, please contact the
              ICONIQ office by e-mail: <sane2004-info at iconiq.nl>

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