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Papers to be presented:

A. S. Tanenbaum, J. N. Herder and H. Bos, "Can We Make Operating Systems Reliable and Secure?", IEEE Computer, Vol. 39(5), pp. 44-51, May 2006. - Yoav June 21

D. Golub, R. Dean, A. Forin and Richard Rashid. "Unix as an Application Program", Proceedings of the USENIX Summer Conference, June 1990. This paper presents the Mach MicroKernel. - Moshe April 26

T. Leschke, "Achieving Speed and Flexibility by Separating Management from Protection: Embracing the Exokernel Operating System", Operating Systems Review, Vol. 38(4), pp. 5-19, October 2004. - Shay I. May 31

X. Lu and S. F. Smith, "A Microkernel Virtual Machine: Building Security with Clear Interfaces", ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security, Ottawa, Canada, June 10, pp. 47-56, 2006.

LRU Improvements
J. Kim, J. Choi, J. Kim, S. Noh, S. Min, Y. Cho, and C. Kim, "A Low-Overhead, High-Performance Unified Buffer Management Scheme that Exploits Sequential and Looping References", 4th Symposium on Operating System Design and Implementation, San Diego, California, pp. 119-134, October 23-25, 2000.

S. Jiang and X. Zhang, "LIRS: An Efficient Low Inter-reference Recency Set Replacement Policy to Improve Buffer Cache Performance", In Proceeding of 2002 ACM SIGMETRICS, Marina Del Rey, California, pp. 31-42, June 15-19, 2002. - Yelena April 12

Y. Zhou, Z. Chen and K. Li. "Second-Level Buffer Cache Management", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 15, No. 7, pp. 505-519, July, 2004.

S. Bansal and D. Modha, "CAR: Clock with Adaptive Replacement", Proceedings of the 3nd USENIX Symposium on File and Storage Technologies, San Francisco, California, pp. 187-200, March 31-April 2, 2004. - Shy S. April 19

S. Jiang, F. Chen and X. Zhang, "CLOCK-Pro: an effective improvement of the CLOCK replacement", Proceedings of 2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX'05), pp. 323-336, Anaheim, California, April 10-15, 2005. - Emuna March 22

M. Talluri and M. D. Hill, Surpassing the TLB Performance of Superpages with Less Operating System Support, Sixth International Symposium on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), San Jose, California, pp. 171-182, October 4-7, 1994.

T. H. Romer, W. H. Ohllrich, A. R. Karlin, and B. N. Bershad, Reducing TLB and memory overhead using online superpage promotion, In Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), pp. 87-176, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, June 1995.

I. Subramanian, C. Mather, K. Peterson, and B. Raghunath. Implementation of multiple pagesize support in HP-UX, In Proceedings of the USENIX, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 15-19, 1998.

Z. Fang, L. Zhang, J. Carter, S. McKee, and W. Hsieh. Re-evaluating Online Superpage Promotion with Hardware Support. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, pp. 63-72, January 2001.

L. Zhang, Z. Fang, M. Parker, B. K. Mathew, L. Schaelicke, J. B. Carter, W. C. Hsieh, S. A. McKee, The Impulse Memory Controller, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 50(11), pp. 1117-1132, November 2001.

OS Bugs
J. Xu, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. Iyer, "Networked Windows NT System Field Failure Data Analysis," Proc. 1999 Pacific Rim Int'l Symp. Dependable Computing, IEEE CS Press, Los Alamitos, CA, 1999. - Roi May 10

M. Swift, M. Annamalai, B. N. Bershad, H. M. Levy, "Recovering Device Drivers", The 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '04), San Francisco, California, pp. 1-16, December 6-8, 2004. - Rinat May 17

Versioning File Systems
C. A. N. Soules, G. R. Goodson, J. D. Strunk, and G. R. Ganger, "Metadata Efficiency in Versioning File Systems," in Proceedings of the Second USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2003), pp. 43-58, San Francisco, California, March 31-April 2, 2003. - Meir June 7
S. Jiang and X. Zhang, "Token-ordered LRU: An Effective Page Replacement Policy and Implementation in Linux systems", Performance Evaluation, Vol 60/1-4, pp. 5-29, 2005. - Alon

D. S. Nikolopoulos, "Malleable Memory Mapping: User-Level Control of Memory Bounds for Effective Program Adaptation", Proc. 17th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS-2003), Nice, France, April 2003.

M. Reuven and Y. Wiseman, "Medium-Term Scheduler as a Solution for the Thrashing Effect", The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press, Swindon, UK, Vol. 49(3), pp. 297-309, May 2006. - Aviv May 3