5th International Workshop on Plan 9

Oct 11—13 2010
Seattle, WA
 
US Dept. of Energy, sponsors

Important Dates - Paper Submission - WIP Submission - Program & Proceedings - Registration - Location & Travel - Accommodation - Posters - Sponsors

Purpose
The workshop aims to bring together researchers, developers and students working on Plan 9 from Bell Labs or related platforms and projects, to discuss a wide range of system and application ideas and issues.

Previous issues: 1st IWP9 (2006), Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain; 2nd IWP9 (2007), Bell Labs, NJ, United States; 3rd IWP9 (2008), University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece; 4th IWP9 (2009), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States.

Important Dates
Sep 6: Paper submission deadline
Sep 6: Works in progress submission deadline
Sep 15: Paper acceptance notification
Sep 15: WIP acceptance notification
Oct 1: Registration deadline
Oct 1: Camera ready version
Oct 11-13: Workshop

Paper Submission
Papers of up to 15 pages must be sent to iwp9paper at quanstro.net in PDF or Postscript format. Troff or TeX source must be included to aid in the preparation of the proceedings. Please do not forget to include the e-mail address of the contact author. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail (please allow for a small delay). Papers must be visually similar to Plan 9 papers that can be found at /sys/doc/9/ in order to compile a homogeneous proceedings book. See for example
this paper. These macros and this mkfile can be used to duplicate this look. Please keep this look and feel, use the same fonts and do not include page numbers.

The workshop proceedings will be published in electronic form. We are also considering the edition of a printed version with ISBN, to be distributed during the workshop.

Accepted Papers

    Recent Plan 9 Work at Bell Labs, Geoff Collyer, (slides)
    Effective Resonant Frequency Tracking with Inferno, Jeff Sickel, Paul Nordine, (slides)
    A Cache to Bash for 9p, Charles Forsyth, Geoff Collyer, (slides)
    Easy system call tracing for Plan 9, Ron Minnich, (slides)
    Extending 9P to include HTTP-like streams, John Floren, Ron Minnich, Andrey Mirtchovski, (slides)
    Kernel-based Linux emulation for Plan 9, Ron Minnich, (slides)
    Usb serial design and experience in Plan 9, Gorka Guardiola Múzquiz, et. al., (slides)

Talks

    A Plan 9 Approach to Heirarchial Patch Dynamics, John L. David, (slides)
    Regression Testing in Plan 9: show us where it hurts with SpinalTAP, John L. David, (slides)
    Osprey, Noah “Sape” Evans, (slides)
    Namespaces and Plan 9 srv, Erik Quanstrom, (slides)

WIP Submission
WIP of up to 3 pages must be set to iwp9wip at quanstro.net in PDF or PS format. Troff or TeX source must be included to aid in the preparation of the proceedings. Please do not forget to include the e-mail address of the contact author. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail (please allow for a small delay). Formatting requirements are the same as for papers.

Accepted WIPs

  • none yet

Program and Proceedings
Printed copies of the
proceedings were provided to all participants and authors. An electronic copy is available. The provisional program is

mon
09:30-10:00	opening remarks: Ron Minnich
10:00-10:30	invited talk: Recent Plan 9 Work at Bell Labs, Geoff Collyer
10:30-11:00	break	
11:00-11:30	talk: Usb serial design and experience in Plan 9, Gorka Guardiola Múzquiz
11:30-12:00	Y Multipipes?, Eric Van Hensbergen

12:00-14:00	lunch

14:00-14:30	wip: A Bluetooth Sensor Array, Skip Tavakkolian
14:30:17:00	workshop: Marvell Ferceron (Sheevaplug) and other Arm machines
		(or till they kick us out)

tue
09:30-10:00	paper: Effective Resonant Frequency Tracking with Inferno, Jeff Sickel
10:00-10:30	talk: A Cache to Bash for 9p, Charles Forsyth
10:30-11:00	break
11:00-12:00	invited talk: New OS work at Bell Labs, Noah Evans

12:00-14:00	lunch

14:00-14:30	talk: Easy system call tracing for Plan 9, Ron Minnich
14:30-15:00	tutorial: Namespaces for Beginners, Erik Quanstrom
15:00-15:30	break
15:30-16:00	wip: Disbugging, Bruce Ellis
16:00-16:30	wip: Regression Testing in Plan 9: SpinalTAP, John L. David

wed
09:30-10:00	wip: A Plan 9 Approach to Heirarchial Patch Dynamics, John L. David
10:00-10:30	talk: Extending 9P to include HTTP-like streams, John Floren
10:30-11:00	break
11:00-11:30	talk: Kernel-based Linux emulation for Plan 9, Ron Minnich
11:30-12:00	panel: Hare Raising Tails, C.H. Forsyth, Ron Minnich, Eric Van Hensbergen

12:00-14:00	lunch

14:00-16:30	workshop: arm hack session
16:30-17:00	closing remarks: Ron Minnich

Registration
The registration deadline is extened to October 4th, 2010. To register, please send an e-mail to iwp9reg at quanstro.net with your name, affiliation and e-mail address, one per line. Registration is free for presenters and speakers. Registration fee for students is 5 USD and 25 USD for others. It includes entry to the talks and panels and a printed copy of the proceedings. Fees will be collected on the first day of the conference (We are in the process of setting up a non-profit corp. for this purpose). Food and hosting is not included.

Location & Travel
REI Flagship Store
222 Yale Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Map

Accommodation
We have secured a group rate for the event at the Marriott SpringHill Suites which is two blocks from the conference location. Up to 60 rooms (45 King Suites and 15 Double/Double Suites) are available at $129/night that includes complimentary breakfast and in-room high speed internet access. The cut-off date for this rate is Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Use the links below to make your reservations. If you make your reservations by phone be sure to mention the event name: 5th IWP9.

Marriott SpringHill Suites
Downtown Seattle
1800 Yale Avenue
Seattle, WA
206.254.0500

Use the following links to make your reservations online:

King Suites
Double/Double Suites

There are many other hotels with varying rates within walking distance of the conference. Here is a link to nearby hotels.

Posters

TBD

Promotional posters: TBD

Program Committee
Francisco J Ballesteros, LSUB, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Brantley Coile, Coraid
Geoff Collyer, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Charles Forsyth, Vita Nuova, Ltd.
Richard Miller, Miller Research Ltd
Ron Minnich, Sandia National Labs
Devon O'Dell, Message Systems, Inc.
Erik Quanstrom, Coraid
Brian Stuart, Coraid
Skip Tavakkolian, 9Netics
Eric Van Hensbergen, IBM

Organizing Committee
Ron Minnich, Erik Quanstrom, Skip Tavakkolian (chair)
For further inquiries, please send an e-mail to iwp9 at quanstro.net.

Sponsors
We would like to thank the United States Department of Energy for funding the conference facilities and Ron Minnich for his sponsorship.