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USENIX 1997 ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
January 6-10, 1997, Anaheim, California


Co-Located with:
USELINUX:  Linux Applications Development & Deployment Conference
Co-Sponsored by Linux International and the USENIX Association

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE AND IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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Early Registration Savings Deadline: November 22, 1996
Hotel Discount Deadline: December 20, 1996
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	SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
Registration		4:00pm - 9:00pm
Kickoff Reception	6:00pm - 9:00pm

	MONDAY, JANUARY 6
Registration	7:30am - 5:00pm
Tutorials	9:00am - 5:00pm

	TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
Registration	7:30am - 5:00pm
Tutorials	9:00am - 5:00pm
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions	6:00pm - 10:00pm

	WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
Registration		7:30am - 6:00pm
Keynote Address		9:00am - 10:30am
Technical Sessions	11:00am - 5:00pm
USELINUX Developers 	9:00am - 5:30pm
Vendor Display		12:00am - 7:00pm
USELINUX Case Studies	7:30pm - 11:00pm
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions	7:30pm - 11:00pm

	THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
Registration		7:30am - 6:00pm
Technical Sessions	9:00am - 6:00pm
USELINUX Developers	9:00am - 5:30pm
Vendor Display		10:00am - 4:00pm
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions	6:00pm - 10:00pm
USELINUX Case Studies	6:00pm - 10:00pm

	FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
Technical Sessions	9:00am - 5:45pm
USELINUX Business	9:00am - 4:00pm


NEW AT ANAHEIM:
===============
USELINUX, the Linux Applications Development and Deployment
Conference, co-sponsored by Linux International and USENIX.

If you are:
An application developer porting or developing Linux applications,
a system admininistrator having to maintain Linux systems,
a business person who wishes to develop a Linux business,
plan to attend USELINUX.  One fee covers the registration for both
conference programs, and you can go freely back and forth between
them. (Tutorials carry a separate fee for both USENIX and USELINUX).

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TUTORIAL PROGRAM 	
Monday-Tuesday, January 6-7, 1997
=================================

Register now to guarantee your first choice - seating is limited.

Tutorial fees include printed and bound tutorial materials from 
your sessions, lunch, CD-ROM with Tutorials, Referreed Papers, and 
Invited Talks, Admission to the Vendor Exhibits


TUTORIAL OVERVIEW

Monday, January 6
=================
M1:  Beginning Perl Programming for UNIX Programmers (Updated for 
     Perl 5)
M2:  The Kerberos Approach to Network Security (Updated). 
M3:  An Introduction to Java
M4:  Secure Java Programming
M5:  Windows NT and Windows 95 - The Win32 API
M6:  UNIX Network Programming
M7:  Selected Topics in System Administration (New)
M8:  How Networks Work - The Limits of Modern Internetworking (Updated)
M9:  System and Network Performance Tuning (New)
M10:  Inside the Linux 2.0 Kernel (New)

Tuesday, January 7
=================
T1:  UNIX Security Tools: Use and Comparison.
T2:  CGI and WWW Programming in Perl (New)
T3:  Security on the World Wide Web (New)
T4:  Creating Effective User Interfaces (New)
T5:  Java Applets and the AWT (New)
T6:  Setting Up And Administering A Web Server (New)
T7:  Security for Software Developers: How to Write Code that
     Withstands Hostile Environments (New)
T8:  Solaris System Administration (New)
T9:  IP version 6: An Introduction
T10:  Writing Device Drivers Under Linux (New)

COMPLETE TUTORIAL DISCRIPTIONS
Are available on our Website, http://www.usenix.org

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TECHNICAL PROGRAM	
Wednesday-Friday, January 8-10, 1997
====================================

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
9:00-10:30

Opening Remarks: John Kohl, Pure Atria Corporation

Keynote Address: Developing on "Internet Time"
James Gosling, Sun Microsystems

REFEREED PAPERS

11:00-12:30:  PERFORMANCE I

Embedded Inodes and Explicit Grouping: Exploiting Disk Bandwidth for
Small Files
  Gregory R. Ganger and M. Frans Kaashoek, Massachusetts Institute of
  Technology

Observing the Effects of Multi-Zone Disks
  Rodney Van Meter, Information Sciences Institute, University of
  Southern California

A Revisitation of Kernel Synchronization Schemes
  Christopher Small and Stephen Manley, Harvard University

2:00-3:30:  INTERFACE TRICKS

Porting UNIX to Windows NT
  David G. Korn, AT&T Research

Protected Shared Libraries - A New Approach to Modularity and
Sharing
  Arindam Banerji, John M. Tracey, and David L. Cohn, University of
  Notre Dame

A Novel Way of Extending the Operating System at the User-Level: the
Ufo Global File System
  Albert D. Alexandrov, Maximilian Ibel, Klaus E. Schauser, and Chris
  J. Scheiman, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:00-5:00:  CLIENT TRICKS

Network-aware Mobile Programs
  Mudumbai Ranganathan, Anurag Acharya, Shamik Sharma, and Joel Saltz,
  University of Maryland

Using Smart Clients to Build Scalable Services
  Chad Yoshikawa, Brent Chun, Paul Eastham, Amin Vahdat, Thomas
  Anderson, and David Culler, University of California, Berkeley

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

9:00-10:30:  CLUSTERING

Building Distributed Process Management on an Object-Oriented
Framework
  Ken Shirriff, Sun Microsystems Laboratories

Adaptive and Reliable Parallel Computing on Networks of Workstations
  Robert D. Blumofe, University of Texas, Austin and Philip A.
  Lisiecki, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Distributed Shared Memory Facility for FreeBSD
  Pedro A. Souto and Eugene W. Stark, State University of New York,
  Stony Brook

11:00-12:30:  TOOLS

Libcdt: A General and Efficient Container Data Type Library
  Kiem-Phong Vo, AT&T Research

A Simple and Extensible Graphical Debugger
  David R. Hanson and Jeffrey L. Korn, Princeton University

Cget, Cput, and Stage  Safe File Transport Tools for the Internet
  Bill Cheswick, Bell Laboratories

2:00-3:30:  WORKS IN PROGRESS


FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

9:00-10:30:  USER SOMETHING

WebGlimpse - Combining browsing and searching
  Udi Manber, Michael Smith, and Burra Gopal, University of Arizona

Mailing List Archive Tools
  Sam Leffler and Melange Tortuba, Silicon Graphics

Experience with GroupLens: Making Usenet Useful Again
  Bradley N. Miller, John T. Riedl, and Joseph A. Konstan, University
  of Minnesota

11:00-12:30:  PERFORMANCE II

Overcoming Workstation Scheduling Problems in a Real-Time Audio Tool
  Isidor Kouvelas and Vicky Hardman, University College London

On Designing Lightweight Threads for Substrate Software
  Matthew Haines, University of Wyoming

High-Performance Local-Area Communication With Fast Sockets
  Steven H. Rodrigues, Thomas E. Anderson, and David E. Culler,
  University of California, Berkeley

2:00-3:30:  CACHING and STASHING

An Analytical Approach to File Prefetching
  Hui Lei and Dan Duchamp, Columbia University

Optimistic Deltas for WWW Latency Reduction
  Gaurav Banga, Fred Douglis, and Michael Rabinovich, AT&T Research

A Toolkit Approach to Partially Connected Operation
  Dan Duchamp, Columbia University


4:15-5:45:  JOINT CLOSING SESSION
Severe Tire Damage's Stupid Mbone Tricks - A Lecture/Demonstration


INVITED TALKS
=============
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

11:00-12:30:  Nomadicity and the IETF
  Charles E. Perkins, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

2:00-3:30:  If Cryptography Is So Great, Why Isnt It Used More?
  Matt Blaze, AT&T Research

4:00-5:00:  The Inktomi Web Search Engine
  Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

9:00-10:30:  The AltaVista Web Search Engine
  Louis Monier, Digital Equipment Corporation

11:00-12:30:  IPv6: The New Version of the Internet Protocol
  Steve Deering, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

2:00-3:30:  Highlights from 1996 USENIX Conferences and Workshops

4:00-5:30:  Inferno
   Rob Pike, Bell Labs

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

9:00-10:30:  Measuring Computer Systems: How to Tell the Truth with 
             Numbers
  Margo Seltzer and Aaron Brown, Harvard University

11:00-12:30:  Stupid Net Tricks
  Bill Cheswick, Bell Laboratories

2:00-3:30:  Finding Bugs in Concurrent Programs
  Gerard J. Holzmann, Bell Laboratories


USELINUX PROGRAM
=================

USELINUX DEVELOPERS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

9:00-10:30:   Linux: What It Is and Why It Is Significant
  Mark Bolzern, Work Group Solutions
  Tom Miller, X Engineering Software Systems

11:00-12:30:   The Sparc Port of Linux
  David S. Miller, Rutgers CAIP
  Miguel de Icaza, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Ciudad
  Universitaria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

2:00-3:30:  Advanced Device Drivers
  Alessandro Rubini, Universita di Pavia

4:00-5:00:  Future of the Linux Kernel
  Linus Torvalds, Helsinki University


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

9:00-10:30:  Real Time
  Victor Yodaiken and Michael Barabanov, New Mexico Institute of
  Technology

11:00-12:30:  /proc
  Stephen Tweedie, Digital Equipment Corporation

11:00-12:30:  The Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) Framework
  Ted Tso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:00-3:30:  Standards
  Heiko Eissfeldt, Unifix Software

4:00-5:30:  Connecting Legacy and Open Systems
  Michael Callahan, Stelias Computing, Inc.


USELINUX BUSINESS
=================
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

9:00-9:30:  Linux: What It Is and Why It Is Significant
  Mark Bolzern, Work Group Solutions
  Tom Miller, X Engineering Software Systems

9:30-10:30:  Linux and Distribution Channels: Ways to Enter the 
             Commercial Market
  Dan Rosenberg, Stromian Technologies

11:00-12:30:  Using Linux in Your Business: A Business Justification
  Presented by Linux International

2:00-4:00:  The Linux Market: Who, What, Where, When and Why?
  Presented by Linux International


USELINUX PRESENTATIONS AND CASE STUDIES DESCRIPTIONS
====================================================

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 7:30pm - 11:00pm

The Use of Linux for Dedicated Systems
  Chel van Gennip, HISCOM BV

Perceptions: A Strategic Deployment of Linux in the Health Care
Environment
  Greg Wettstein, Velocity LLC

The Future of the Linux Desktop
  Ken Apa, Governors State University; Jim Fetters, Chicago 
  Mercantile Exchange; Joe Sloan, Toyota Motor Sales USA

The Classroom of the Future
  Karl Jeacle, Broadcom Eireann Research Ltd.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9,	6:00pm - 10:30pm

Using GNUstep to Deploy User Applications
  Scott Christley, NET-Community

Embedded, Turnkey and Real Time
  Phil Hughes, Linux Journal

Developing Linux-based Electronic Markets for Internet Trading
Experiments
  Paul J. Brewer, Georgia State University


VENDOR EXHIBITION
=================
Wednesday, January 8,   Noon - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 9   10:00am - 4:00pm

If you cannot make it to the conference but would like to visit the
exhibition, please contact Cynthia Deno, Exhibit Coordinator, at
408-335-9445 or [email protected]

Vendors:
========
The USENIX 97 Exhibition offers:

"Two days of exposure to the cream of the UNIX User Community."
-Neil Groundwater, Enterprise Management Group, SunSoft, Inc.

Please contact:

Cynthia Deno, Exhibit Co-ordinator
Tel: 408-335-9445
Fax: 408-335-5327
[email protected]


GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
==================================
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings

Do you have a topic that youd like to discuss with others?
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions may be perfect for you. BoFs are
interactive, informal gatherings for attendees interested in a
particular topic. Schedule your BoF in advance. Call the Conference
Office at 714.588.8649 or send email to [email protected]
Topics are announced at the conference. BoFs may also be scheduled
on-site.

The Guru is IN
==============
Have a question thats been bothering you? Try asking a USENIX guru!
Noted experts from the USENIX community will be available to spark
controversy and answer questions. Please contact the Invited Talks
Coordinators via email to [email protected] if you would like to
volunteer your expertise.

Works-in-Progress Reports
=========================
Short, pithy, and fun, Works-in-Progress Reports (WIPs) introduce
interesting new or ongoing work. If you have work to share or a cool
idea not quite ready to be published, a WIP Report is for you! You
will receive insightful feedback. We are particularly interested in
presenting student work. WIPs are scheduled within the technical
sessions program. To reserve a slot, send email to [email protected]
Topics are announced on-site.

CONFERENCE SERVICES

Terminal Room
=============
Internet and dial-out access are provided in the Terminal Room.
The Terminal Room will be open throughout the conference week. 
Look for details posted to comp.org.usenix.

Attendee Message Service
========================
Electronic message service will be available Monday, January 6
through Friday, January 10. Electronic messages to conference
attendees should be addressed: [email protected]


HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION:
============================
Hotel Discount Reservation Deadline:
Friday, December 20, 1996

USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at 
the Anaheim Marriott. Contact the hotel directly to make your
reservation. You must mention USENIX to get the special rate. A
one-night room deposit must be guaranteed to a major credit card. To
cancel your reservation, you must notify the hotel at least 24 hours
before your planned arrival date.

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Toll Free: 800.228.9290
Phone: 714.750.8000
Reservation Fax: 714.750.9100

Room Rates:	$107/Single, $117/Double
(plus local taxes, currently at 15%)

Need a Roommate?

Usenet facilitates room sharing. If you wish to share a room, post
to and check comp.org.usenix.roomshare.

Discount Airfares and Car Rentals

Special discounted air fares and car rentals are available only
through JNR, Inc., a full service travel agency. All restrictions
apply. Please call JNR for details. Call toll free 800.343.4546 in
the USA and Canada or telephone 714.476.2788.


STUDENT STIPENDS AND DISCOUNTS
==============================
TUTORIALS: A limited number of seats in each tutorial are reserved
for full-time students at the very special rate of $70.00 per
tutorial. To take advantage of this, you must telephone the
conference office to confirm availability and make a reservation.
You will receive a reservation code number which must appear on your
registration form. Your registration form with full payment and a
photocopy of your current student ID card must arrive within 14 days
from the date of your reservation. If they do not arrive by that
date, your reservation will be canceled. This special fee is
non-transferable.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS: USENIX offers a discount rate of $75 for
technical sessions for full-time students. You must include a copy
of your current student I.D. card with your registration. This fee
is not transferable.

STIPENDS: Student stipends are available to pay for travel, living
expenses and registration fees to enable full-time students to
attend this conference. To apply for a stipend, read comp.org.usenix
six to eight weeks before the conference, visit our Web site,
http://www.usenix.org, or contact Diane DeMartini ([email protected])
for more information.

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To obtain descriptions concerning the tutorials and technical
sessions, and full conference information, please contact USENIX 
via any one of the following methods:

* Visit our Website, URL:  http://www.usenix.org

* Send email to our mailserver at: [email protected]
  Your message should contain the line:  send usenix97 conferences

* Contact:	USENIX Conference Office, 
		22672 Lambert St., Suite 613, 
		Lake Forest, CA USA 92630
		Phone: 714-588-8649
		Fax: 714-588-9706
		Email: [email protected]


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The USENIX Association brings together the community of engineers,
system administrators,  scientists, and technicians working on the
cutting edge of computing. Its technical conferences are the essential
meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of the most
advanced information on new developments in all aspects of advanced
computing systems.

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REGISTRATION FORM - USENIX 1997 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
                    January  6-10, 1997, Anaheim, California
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TUTORIAL PROGRAM 
Select only one full-day tutorial per day - 9:00am-5:00pm

Monday, January 6, 1997
========================
[ ] M1:  Beginning Perl Programming 
[ ] M2:  Kerberos Approach to Network Security
[ ] M3:  Introduction to Java
[ ] M4:  Secure Java Programming
[ ] M5:  Windows NT and Windows 95
[ ] M6:  UNIX Network Programming
[ ] M7:  Topics in System Administration
[ ] M8:  How Networks Work
[ ] M9:  System and Network Performance Tuning
[ ] M10: Inside the Linux 2.0 Kernel

    Second Choice of first is filled:____________________________

Tuesday, January 7, 1997
=========================
[ ] T1:  UNIX Security Tools
[ ] T2:  CGI and WWW Programming in Perl
[ ] T3:  Security on the Web
[ ] T4:  Creating Effective User Interfaces
[ ] T5:  Java Applets and the AWT
[ ] T6:  Setting Up and Administering a Web Server
[ ] T7:  Security for Software Developers
[ ] T8:  Solaris System Administration
[ ] T9:  IP version 6
[ ] T10: Writing Device Drivers Under Linux

    Second Choice of first is filled:____________________________


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