3rd International Workshop on Plan 9

October 30th & 31st, 2008
Computer and Communication Engineering Department
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Important Dates - Paper Submission - Program & Proceedings - Registration - Location & Travel - Accommodation

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and developers working on Plan 9 (see Plan 9 from Bell Labs), or related platforms and projects, to discuss a wide range of system and application ideas and issues.

Previous issues: 1st IWP9 (2006), Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain; 2nd IWP9 (2007), Bell Labs, NJ, US.

Important Dates
Sep 8: Paper submission deadline (closed)
Sep 21: Acceptance notification
Oct 12: Registration deadline (extended)
Oct 12: Camera ready version
Oct 30-31: Workshop

Paper Submission (closed)
Papers of up to 15 pages must be sent to iwp9 at inf.uth.gr (please Cc iwplan9 at gmail.com) in PDF or PS format. Please do not forget to include the e-mail address of the contact author. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail (please allow for a small delay). Papers must be visually similar to Plan 9 papers that can be found at /sys/doc/9/ in order to compile a homogeneous proceedings book. See for example
this paper. Please keep this look and feel, use the same fonts and do not include page numbers. You are free to use any style for references.

For accepted papers, besides the PDF/PS file, it would be nice if authors could provide a LaTeX (or troff) source in order to facilitate the compilation of the proceedings book. This is not mandatory. Worst case, page numbers and a toc will be added by hand. The workshop proceedings will be published in electronic form. We are also considering the edition of a printed version with ISBN, to be distributed during the workshop.

Accepted Papers

  • 9P For Embedded Devices, Bruce Ellis and Tiger Ellis
  • Glendix: A Plan9/Linux Distribution, Anant Narayanan, Shantanu Choudhary, Vinay Pamarthi and Manoj Gaur
  • Inferno DS : Inferno port to the Nintendo DS, Salva Peiro
  • Mrph: A Morphological Analyzer, Noah Evans
  • Scaling Upas, Erik Quanstrom
  • Semaphores in Plan 9, Sape Mullender and Russ Cox
  • Upperware: Pushing the Applications Back Into the System, Gorka Guardiola, Francisco J. Ballesteros and Enrique Soriano
  • Vidi: A Venti To Go, Latchesar Ionkov (unfortunately, won't be able to attend)
  • v9fb: A Remote Framebuffer Infrastructure for Linux, Abhishek Kulkarni and Latchesar Ionkov (unfortunately, won't be able to attend)

Program and Proceedings
You can find
the program here. And here are the proceedings. Printed copies will be provided to all participants and authors.

Registration (now closed)
The registration deadline is October 12th 2008 (extended). To register, please send an e-mail to iwp9 at inf.uth.gr (please Cc iwplan9 at gmail.com) with your name, affiliation and e-mail address, one per line. Registration is free and includes entry to the talks and panels. Food and hosting is not included.

Location & Travel
The workshop will be held at the Saratsi amphithearter, in the Papastratos building complex, right on the main sea promenade of Volos. The address is: Argonafton & Filelinon, 38221 Volos, Greece. For an overview of Volos and the location of the building, see
this map.

The city of Volos, located between Athens and Thessaloniki, can be reached by public train (more info) and bus/coach (more info), from Athens and Thessaloniki. We have collected the most relevant travel information in this page (some missing information should be updated soon).

Another option is to rent a car in Athens or Thessaloniki and drive to Volos, about 300km and 200km, respectively. The drive is casual (for those accustomed to mediterranean cultures), mostly on 2-lane motorways. Depending on the season, there may be direct flights from major European cities to Volos (e.g., see Air Berlin) or the nearby island of Skiathos, from where Volos can be reached by boat within 2-3 hours (see Hellenic Seaways for indicative routes and reservation options).

For those interested in exploring the local countryside, we recommend a trip to Pelion (see indicative site) and/or the Sporades island group (see indicative site).

There are several hotels in walking distance from the Papastratos complex, some of them marked on this map.

The Park Hotel has kindly agreed to offer a special rate for workshop participants for the 29th and 30th of October (please use the code IWP9 when making your reservation). This offer should remain valid until the 28th of September, but it is advisable to book as early as possible.

Program Committee
Richard Miller (chair), Miller Research Ltd.
Peter Bosch, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Geoff Collyer, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Latchesar Ionkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Paul Lalonde, Intel Corp.
Eric Nichols, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Brantley Coile, Coraid Inc.
Charles Forsyth, Vita Nuova Ltd.

Organizing Committee
Spyros Lalis, University of Thessaly
Manos Koutsoumpelias, University of Thessaly
Francisco Ballesteros, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid
Sape Mullender, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

For further inquiries, please send an e-mail to iwp9 at inf.uth.gr (please Cc iwplan9 at gmail.com).