Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Research Visions at OSDI ’10

October 7th, 2010 / in research horizons / by Erwin Gianchandani

The CCC is interested in stimulating the development of new research visions and challenges. To do so, the CCC has been collaborating with conferences in computer science and sponsoring vision (sometimes called “crazy ideas”) sessions with travel awards for the most exciting submissions. Following the success at PLDI’s “Fun Ideas and Thoughts” session (see a prior blog entry), the CCC sponsored the Research Vision session at the 9th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), held Oct 4-6, 2010, in Vancouver.

In collaboration with the OSDI committee, the CCC is happy to announce the winners of the Research Vision session at OSDI:

1. SIGOPS to SIGARCH: “Now it’s our turn to push you around,” by Jeffrey C. Mogul, HP Labs

2 (tied). Epoch Parallelism: One Execution Is Not Enough, by Jessica Ouyang, Kaushik Veeraraghavan, Dongyoon Lee, Peter M. Chen, Jason Flinn, and Satish Narayanasamy, University of Michigan

2 (tied). Automated Software Reliability Services: Using Reliability
Tools Should Be as Easy as Webmail
, by George Candea, Stefan Bucur, Vitaly Chipounov, Vova Kuznetsov, Cristian Zamfir, École Polytechnique
Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

These three submissions were selected by the Research Vision program committee, chaired by Sam King. The three authors will receive a travel grant. The papers articulating their visions along with videos of their presentations can be found on the Research Vision page.

Many thanks to the OSDI community, and to Sam King for running the session.

(Contributed by Frans Kaashoek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Research Visions at OSDI ’10