USENIX '06 Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 12, 2006

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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,

The Early Bird Registration Deadline for the 2006 USENIX Annual
Technical Conference is quickly approaching. Please register by Friday
May 12 to save up to $300

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:

* Reliable, Fast, Lightweight Storage: A Berkeley DB Tutorial, taught by
Margo Seltzer

* Next Generation Storage Networking, taught by Jacob Farmer

* Ajax and Advanced Responsive WebApp Development, taught by Alex

* Administering Linux in Production Environments, taught by AEleen

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

To view the entire training program, see: /

--- 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: /

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.

Stay in the conference hotel! The Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline
has been extended to May 12, 2006. Please reserve your room today in
order to receive the discounted rate:

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: /

On behalf of the USENIX '06 Organizers,

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

p.s. USENIX '06 is co-located with the FAST-OS PI Meeting and Workshop,
May 3031, 2006. Find out more at:

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