CDS 98 Program Announcement (Don Welch)
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From: (Don Welch)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 18 Feb 1998 23:05:38 -0500
Organization: U of Maryland, Dept. of Computer Science, Coll. Pk., MD 20742
Keywords: conference, parallel


     An invitation to attend the fourth


                          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 ( 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!

   Jim Purtilo
   Conference Chair

Monday, May 4th
8:00 Registration
9:30 Keynote Address

10:45-12:15 Session 1: Reconfiguration

        Application of dynamic recongfiguration in the design of fault tolerant
        production systems.
        Matos, White.

        Architectural support for dynamic reconfiguration of large scale
        distributed applications.
        Shrivastava, Wheater

        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
      Oreizy, Taylor.

      Component Interaction in Concurrent and Distributed Systems

      Functionality and partitioning configuration: design patterns and
      Rosa, Silva.
Tuesday, May 5th
9:00 - 10:30a Session 4: Analytical and Formal Methods

      Analysing dynamic change in software architectures: a case study
      Kramer, Magee.

      Dynamic semantics negotiation in distributed and evolving CORBA systems:
      towards semantic-directed system configuration
      Goedicke, Meyer.

      Towards a chemical model for software architecture reconfiguration

10:45 - 12:15p. Session 5: Multimedia and Visualization

      Configurable distributed retrieval of scientific data
      Silva, Schwan.

      Supporting adaptive multimedia applications through open bindings
      Fitzpatrick, Blair, Coulson, Davies, Robin.

      Warping distributed system configurations
      Thomas, Stotts.

1:15 - 3:45p Session 6: OS and Security

      An architecture for dynamically extensible operating systems
      Clarke, Coulson.

      Dynamic service reconfiguration and migration in the Kea Kernel
      Veitch, Hutchinson.

      Using meta-interfaces to support secure, dynamic system reconfiguration
      Horie, Pang, Manning, Shoja.

      Building configurable applications in Java
      Little, Wheater.

Wednesday, May 6
9:00 - 10:30a Session 7: Configuration Management

      Towards a requirements-based information model for configuration
      Aschemann, Kehr.

      Consistency in dynamic reconfiguration
      Feiler, Li.

      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.
    Garcia, Buzato.

    ILI: An adaptive infrastructure for dynamic interactive distributed
    Martin, Schwan.

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