Conference Report: 2000 LISA: Announcements
The first session started with the traditional announcements
from the Program Chairs, Phil Scarr and Rémy Evard. Phil
began with the following:
- There are over 1800 attendees, making this our biggest LISA
- There were 85 papers submitted; we accepted 36 (42%).
- The Proceedings ran 378 pages.
- Over 1,800 messages were sent to and from the program chairs
to plan the conference.
- Sixty-three percent of the program committee changed jobs
between LISA 1999 and LISA 2000.
Thanks go to the program committee, invited talks chairs, network
track coordinators, security track coordinators, guru coordinator,
WIPs coordinator, the paper readers, Ellie Young and the Usenix
staff, Rob Kolstad for his work in typesetting the Proceedings,
Lynda McGinley for the terminal room, and all the vendors mentioned
in the conference directory.
Rémy Evard then announced the best paper awards:
- System Honorable Mention--"Deployme: Tellme's Package
Management and Deployment System," by Kyle Oppenheim and Patrick
McCormick of Tellme Networks
- Best Papers (tie)--"Peep (The Network Auralizer):
Monitoring Your Network with Sound," by Michael Gilfix and
Professor Alva Couch of Tufts University; and "Tracing Anonymous
Packets to Their Approximate Source," by Hal Burch at
Carnegie-Mellon University and Bill Cheswick of Lumeta Corporation
Dan Geer, USENIX President, announced the proposed split of
USENIX and SAGE, covered elsewhere in this issue. Barb Dijker,
SAGE President, echoed Dan's announcement, reiterated the desire
for member feedback, and announced the 2000 SAGE Award for outstanding
achievement: Celeste Stokely, for her work in collecting and
distributing systems administration information for over ten
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