|CDS 98 Program Announcement firstname.lastname@example.org (1998-02-18)|
|From:||email@example.com (Don Welch)|
|Date:||18 Feb 1998 23:05:38 -0500|
|Organization:||U of Maryland, Dept. of Computer Science, Coll. Pk., MD 20742|
An invitation to attend the fourth
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONFIGURABLE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
to be held May 4-6, 1998, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Sponsored by the University of Maryland
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
You are cordially invited to attend CDS 98, the premier technical
forum for researchers and practitioners alike to study on-line system
configuration, at levels of abstraction ranging from application-level
programming tools and management techniques, to network communication
protocols and operating system services. The technical program
assembled here is the latest in a series of meetings to foster
progress in this burgeoning area of study, as begun at Imperial
College in London, 1991; continued at the second meeting hosted by
Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, 1994; and again at the
third meeting, held in Annapolis in 1996. This fourth meeting
broadens the scope of study to include configurable parallel systems,
as well as new application domains such as real-time, multimedia, and
high performance computing.
And new this year ... CDS will GO BEYOND THE CUTTING EDGE! Okay, a
little dramatic, but we are scheduling time for short (hard 5 min)
presentations of work in progress, outrageous opinions, queries for
help on technical problems and anything else members of our community
feel ought to be brought to group. We want to continue our tradition
of community building in this area, and so are making time available
for this purpose late in the day on tuesday. There will be time for
discussion and follow up on topics as needed, and supplemental
proceedings (compiled from up to four pages of material per speaker in
this session) will be prepared and distributed at the conference. If
you want to reserve one of these slots, please let us know by sending
a note to conference chair Jim Purtilo (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the
same time you register, otherwise slots will be given out at the
The slate of papers to be presented at CDS 98 appears below, and full details
of the technical program and registration can be found on the WWW at
This is a first-rate technical line-up, and May is a marvelous time of year
to visit Annapolis -- so we look forward to seeing you here!
Monday, May 4th
9:30 Keynote Address
10:45-12:15 Session 1: Reconfiguration
Application of dynamic recongfiguration in the design of fault tolerant
Architectural support for dynamic reconfiguration of large scale
Building self-reconfiguring distributed systems using compensating
1:15-2:45p Session 2: CORBA and Component-Based Programming
Dynamic configuration with CORBA components
Rodriguez, Iernsalimschy, Cerqueira.
A dynamic reconfiguration service for CORBA
Bidan, Issarny, Saridakis, Zarras.
SOFA/DCUP: Architecture for component trading and dynamic updating
Plasil, Balek, Janecek.
3:00 - 5:00p Session 3: Configuration Languages and Tools
System services for distributed application configuration.
Bellissard, Boyer, Riveill, Vyon-Dury.
On the role of software architectures in runtime system reconfiguration
Component Interaction in Concurrent and Distributed Systems
Functionality and partitioning configuration: design patterns and
Tuesday, May 5th
9:00 - 10:30a Session 4: Analytical and Formal Methods
Analysing dynamic change in software architectures: a case study
Dynamic semantics negotiation in distributed and evolving CORBA systems:
towards semantic-directed system configuration
Towards a chemical model for software architecture reconfiguration
10:45 - 12:15p. Session 5: Multimedia and Visualization
Configurable distributed retrieval of scientific data
Supporting adaptive multimedia applications through open bindings
Fitzpatrick, Blair, Coulson, Davies, Robin.
Warping distributed system configurations
1:15 - 3:45p Session 6: OS and Security
An architecture for dynamically extensible operating systems
Dynamic service reconfiguration and migration in the Kea Kernel
Using meta-interfaces to support secure, dynamic system reconfiguration
Horie, Pang, Manning, Shoja.
Building configurable applications in Java
Wednesday, May 6
9:00 - 10:30a Session 7: Configuration Management
Towards a requirements-based information model for configuration
Consistency in dynamic reconfiguration
Configuration management for highly-customizable services
10:45 - 12:15p: Distributed Systems
Achieving middleware customization in a configuration-based development
Issarny, Bidan, Saridakis.
Asynchronous construction of consistent global snapshots in the object
and action model.
ILI: An adaptive infrastructure for dynamic interactive distributed
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