2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference

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2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
May 30-June 3, 2006, Boston, MA
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 12, 2006

Dear Colleague,

We're pleased to invite you to attend the 2006 USENIX Annual Technical
Conference. This year we're offering 5 days of training running
alongside a 3-day conference program filled with the latest research,
security breakthroughs, and practical approaches to the questions and
problems you wrestle with. You'll also have many opportunities to chat
with peers who share your concerns and interests.

--- Training: Tuesday-Saturday, May 30-June 3, 2006
USENIX '06 offers 5 days of tutorials led by highly respected
instructors covering crucial topics including:

* Measuring Security, taught by Dan Geer

* Ajax and Advanced Responsive WebApp Development, taught by Alex

* Administering Linux in Production Environments, taught by AEleen

* Building a Logging Infrastructure and Log Analysis for Security,
taught by Abe Singer

* Defense Against the Dark Arts: Repelling the Wily Hacker, taught by
Bill Cheswick

To view the entire training program, see:
http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix06/training /

--- Technical Sessions: Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3, 2006
The 3-day technical program begins with the keynote address: "Planetlab:
Evolution vs. Intelligent Design in Planetary-Scale Infrastructure," by
Larry Peterson, Princeton University and PlanetLab Consortium, and
includes other Invited Talks of note, such as:

* Plenary Session: "Why Mr. Incredible and Buzz Lightyear Need Better
Tools: Pixar and Software Development," by Greg Brandeau, Vice President
of Technology, Pixar Animation Studios

* Closing Session: "Real Operating Systems for Real-time Motion
Control," by Trevor Blackwell, CTO, Anybots

* Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, BBN Technologies, on "Success, Failure, and
Alternative Solutions for Network Security"

* Matt Welsh, Harvard University, on "Deploying a Sensor Network on an
Active Volcano"

* And more!

The Systems Practice and Experience track is the premier forum for
presenting the latest in groundbreaking research. Be among the first to
check out the latest innovative work on the topics you need most. Check
out the full technical program at:

http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix06/tech /

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to pose your toughest questions to
the experts in the Guru Is In Sessions. Mingle with colleagues and
leading experts at the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and at the various
evening social events, including a Poster Session & Happy Hour, vendor
sessions, and an off-site conference reception.

USENIX '06 promises to be an exciting showcase for the latest in
innovative research and cutting-edge practices in technology. We look
forward to seeing you in Boston in May. Register today at:

http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix06/registration /

On behalf of the USENIX '06 Organizers,

Atul Adya, Microsoft
Erich Nahum, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
USENIX '06 Program Co-Chairs

2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
May 30-June 3, 2006, Boston, MA
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 12, 2006

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