2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
			 May 30-June 3, 2006
			Boston, Massachusetts
			Conference Department

The USENIX Annual Technical Conference has always been the place to  
present groundbreaking research and cutting-edge practices in a wide  
variety of technologies and environments and 2006 is no exception.  
There will be an extensive Training Program and Technical Sessions,  
featuring refereed papers in the  new Systems Practice & Experience  
Track, Invited Talks, Guru Is In Sessions, and a Poster Session. Join  
the community of programmers, developers, and systems professionals  
in sharing solutions and fresh ideas.

Formerly the General Session Refereed Papers Track 

Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the
Systems Practice & Experience Track (formerly the General Session
Refereed Papers Track) of the 2006 USENIX Annual Technical
Conference. We seek high-quality submissions that further the
knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an
emphasis on practical implementations and experimental results. We
encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results
based on experience with computer systems. The USENIX conference has a
broad scope, and we encourage papers in a wide range of topics in

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

Architectural interaction 
Deployment experience 
Distributed and parallel systems 
Embedded systems 
Energy/power management 
File and storage systems 
Networking and network services 
Operating systems 
Reliability, availability, and scalability 
Security, privacy, and trust 
Self-managing systems 
Usage studies and workload characterization 
Web technology 
Wireless and mobile systems 
Best Paper Awards

Cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers at the
conference. Please see the Compendium of Best Papers for examples of
Best Papers from previous years.

How to Submit
Authors are required to submit full papers by 11:59 p.m. PDT, Tuesday,
January 17, 2006. This is a hard deadline; absolutely no extensions
will be given.

All submissions for USENIX '06 will be electronic, in PDF format, via
a Web form, which will be available here soon. Authors will be
notified of receipt of submission via email. USENIX '06 will accept
two types of papers:

Regular Papers: Submitted papers must be no longer than 14
single-spaced pages, including figures, tables, and references, using
10 point font or larger. The first page of the paper should include
the paper title and author name(s); reviewing is not blind. Papers
longer than 14 pages will not be reviewed.

Short Papers: Authors may submit short papers, at most 6 pages
long. These will be reviewed, accepted submissions will be included in
the Proceedings, and time will be provided in the Short Papers
Sessions for brief presentations of these papers. We expect that this
format will appeal to authors who wish to publicize early ideas,
convey results that do not require a full-length paper, or advocate
new positions.

In addition, the program committee may accept some standard
submissions as 6-page short papers if they feel the submission is
interesting but does not meet the criteria of a full-length
paper. Please indicate explicitly if you do not wish your full-length
paper to be considered for the Short Papers Sessions. Papers accepted
for the Short Papers Sessions will automatically be included in the
Poster Session.

Specific questions about submissions may be sent to usenix06chairs@usenix.org. 

In a good paper, the authors will have: 
 .  attacked a significant problem 
 .  devised an interesting and practical solution 
 .  clearly described what they have and have not implemented 
 .  demonstrated the benefits of their solution 
 .  articulated the advances beyond previous work 
 .  drawn appropriate conclusions 

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
submission of previously published work, and plagiarism constitute
dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical
conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the
recommendation of a program chair, take action against authors who
have committed them. In some cases, program committees may share
information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and
journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under
consideration. If a violation of these principles is found, sanctions
may include, but are not limited to, barring the authors from
submitting to or participating in USENIX conferences for a set period,
contacting the authors' institutions, and publicizing the details of
the case.

Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's guidelines
should contact the program chairs, usenix06chairs@usenix.org, or the
USENIX office, submissionspolicy@usenix.org.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreements cannot be accepted. All
submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to
publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in
accord with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

Authors will be notified of paper acceptance or rejection by Monday,
February 27, 2006. Accepted papers will be shepherded by a program
committee member. Final papers must be no longer than 14 pages,
formatted in 2 columns, using 10 point Times Roman type on 12 point
leading, in a text block of 6.5" by 9".

Note regarding registration: One author per paper will receive a
registration discount of $200. USENIX will offer a complimentary
registration upon request.