CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Joint NASA and IEEE Mass Storage Conference

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Joint NASA and IEEE Mass Storage Conference

Sixth NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Conference on Mass Storage Systems
and Technologies

Fifteenth IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems

March 23 - 26, 1998

University of Maryland University College Conference Center
College Park, Maryland, U.S.

This Conference provides a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the
management of large volumes of data. The Conference encourages all
interested organizations to discuss long term mass storage requirements and
experiences in fielding solutions. Emphasis is on current and future
practical solutions addressing issues in data management, storage systems
and media, data acquisition, long term retention of data, and data

Program Committee Chair

* Ben Kobler, NASA Goddard Space  Flight Center

Program Committee Members

* Jean-Jacques Bedet, Hughes STX
* John Berbert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
* Bill Callicott, Consultant
* Sam Coleman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Bob Coyne, IBM
* Charles Dollar, University of British Columbia
* Fynnette Eaton,  Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives
* P C Hariharan, Systems Engineering and Security, Inc.
* Merritt Jones, MITRE
* Ethan Miller, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
* Jim Ohler, Department of Defense
* Bernie O'Lear, National Center for Atmospheric Research
* Sanjay Ranade, Infotech SA Inc.
* Bruce Rosen, National  Institute of Standards and Technology
* Don Sawyer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
* Larry Tarbell, Department of Defense
* Pete Topoly, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
* Rodney Van Meter, USC/ISI

We invite submissions of technical papers or tutorial proposals. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

* Media (Capacity and performance, archivability and longevity,
environmental issues, predicting the future and reconciling past
predictions, high density storage including hybrid magneto/optical,
optical, holographic)

* Systems (Interface and standards, scalability, maintainability and
evolution, integrity and backup, data organization and access, metadata,
scheduling, modeling, requirements, functionality and performance, system
integration, system management, data compression,  data migration,
security, long term preservation of information)

* Technology drivers and evolution (Federal/commercial requirements,
consumer market drivers, internet and world wide web, digital libraries,
high performance computing, technology migration)

Paper Submission: A 2 -3 page extended abstract is due Aug. 8, 1997.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically in ASCII, Microsoft Word, or
Postscript format to: ben.kobler at Include: title, author
name, organization, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail
address. Acceptance notification will be mailed by Sept. 15, 1997. A near
final version of the paper is due Nov. 17, 1997 and a final camera ready
version is due Dec. 22, 1997. The conference proceedings will be published
as a NASA Conference Publication.

Tutorial Session: Two 1/2 day tutorial sessions are tentatively planned for
Mar. 23, 1998. Please label tutorial submissions as "Tutorial Session."

Poster Session: A poster session will be held during the conference. Please
label abstracts to be considered ONLY for the poster session, as "Poster

Vendor Briefing:  A block of time will be provided during the conference,
to allow vendors to present information on new products. Please label
submitted abstracts as "Vendor Briefing."

Vendor Exhibit Area: Space for vendor product exhibits will be available on
a reservation basis, in order received. Contact Ben Kobler (301-614-5231,
ben.kobler at to register and to discuss facilities and cost.
Additional Information:


        August 8, 1997          Abstracts due
        September 15, 1997      Acceptance notifications mailed out
        November 17, 1997       Near final version paper due
        December 8, 1997        Registration packets distributed
        December 22, 1997       Final paper due
        March 9, 1998           Pre-registration due
        March 23 - 26, 1998     Conference

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