[Talk] CfP: AUUG System Administration Symposium (Melbourne, April 9)

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Mar 12 15:20:25 EST 2003

In case you have missed this elsewhere! ;-)

AUUG's Vic chapter are holding the following technical practitioner's 
sysadmin event, which may be of interest to memebers of forum.


Con Zymaris
AUUGN - Australian Unix Users Group Newsletter

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This is the first call for papers for the first AUUG System Administration
symposium to be held on April 9th in Melbourne at the Australian Industry
Group's conference facilities and themed to try to canvas new challenges
in Systems Admin being brought to us by new technologies or new
application of existing technologies.

AUUG welcomes proposals on any subject related to systems administration
in general or the theme of future systems administration in particular.
Some ideas for potential topics are presented below but these are by no
means intended to be exhaustive or limiting. In particular, those with
expertise in specific areas or generalists who wish to speak outside these
areas should not feel constrained from responding.

Open Source: how is it changing the playing field...

Database: open source d/bs vs. established commercial players,
oracle 9i-rack in the field,

New PC I/O technologies: PCI-X, Infiniband, HyperTransport (aka LDT)

Integrating PCs and UNIX systems: where are we

Storage: how will new technologies like firewire, iSCSI and Infiniband
change NAS, SAN, and direct attached storage.

Backup: where are tape technologies headed? will they catch disks?

Networks: zeroconf.org (Apple Rendezvous product)

Communications: 10gig ether, 1gig ether, wireless, QoS, VoIP, VPNs

Clusters: 6 oxen vs. 1000 chickens? does it work.

Spam: new challenges, new solutions? (Bayesian filtering?)

LDAP: The promise of an open directory meets vendors and implementors,
where is single sign on? (Is it dead?)

Security: what's new? what's old? how do you get there from here...
secure PC platforms and their implications for us...

Capacity planning: how to do it for clusters and distributed solutions

Web & e-Everything: new trends, old trends.

Those of you interested in participating are invited to supply an abstract
of your presentation of 100-500 words and possibly a short biography if
you feel that will help in your successful selection. Papers are
encouraged but not mandatory for the symposium proper and will only be
published online on the AUUG web site for conference delegates to access
there. Please forward all proposals/abstracts to sysadm at vic.auug.org.au

by Monday 24th March, 2003

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