7th International Workshop on Plan 9

November 14 — 16, 2012
Bell Labs Ireland
Blanchardstown Business and Technology Park
Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown
Dublin 15, Republic of Ireland

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

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

Previous workshops: 1st IWP9 (2006), Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain; 2nd IWP9 (2007), Bell Labs, NJ, United States; 3rd IWP9 (2008), University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece; 4th IWP9 (2009), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States; 5th IWP9 (2010), Seattle, WA, United States; 6th IWP9 (2011), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain.

Next workshop: 8th IWP9 (2013), Coraid, Inc, Athens, GA

Important Dates (REVISED!)
Oct 31: Paper submission deadline (REVISED)
Nov 2: Paper acceptance notification
Nov 2: Maldron Hotel favorable IWP9 rate expires
Nov 4: Works in progress, poster and demos submission deadline (REVISED)
Nov 5: WIP/Poster/Demos acceptance notification
Nov 7: Registration deadline
Nov 8: Camera ready version
Nov 14-16: Workshop in Dublin

Call for Papers and Paper Submission (REVISED)
Plan 9 fans: we need more papers at the workshop, so the submission deadlines have been moved.

Papers of up to 15 pages must be sent to iwp9papers at ericjul.dk in PDF or PS format. The call for papers is
here. 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. These macros and this mkfile can be used to duplicate this look. Please keep this look and feel, use the same fonts and do not include page numbers.

For accepted papers, besides the PDF/PS file, it would be nice, if authors could provide a LaTeX (or troff) source as to facilitate the compilation of the proceedings printable version. This is not mandatory. In the worst case, page numbers and a toc will be added by hand. You might, however, have to compensate for this at an Irish pub. 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.

Overall Program Schedule

Nov 14th:
14:00   Registration (and coffee) in Bell Labs Museum Area
16:00   Welcome + keynote by Sape Mullender, in Shannon room
17:30   Prearranged, shared taxi departs for Maldron Hotel/Generator Hostel
18:45   Start walking from Maldron/Generator toward Mulligans, it is 420 meters and
	should take about 5 minutes
19:00   Intro to Irish pub + gastropub dinner
        L Mulligans Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
21:45   Start walking back from Mulligans to Cobblestone, it is about 400 meters and
	should take about 5 minutes, well perhaps 10-15 minutes, if you discuss more
	than a few of the 18 beers on tap at Mulligans, while walking to the Cobblestone.
22:00   Live Irish Session music at Cobblestone pub (across from Maldron Hotel)
        Cobblestone Pub, 77 North King Street, Dublin 7
23:30   Last call at Cobblestone - music usually continues for at least another hour.
Late:   Walk home to Maldron, distance is about 70 meters, and should take less than
	20 minutes (depending on how tired you are, some do it in less than one minute...)

Nov 15th
08:45   Prearranged, shared taxi departs from Maldron Hotel.
09:30   talk: Add some Olives to your coffee: A Java-based GUI for the Octopus System,
	Aram Sadogidis, Spyros Lalis.
10:15   talk: A light-weigh non-hierarchical file system navigation extension,
	Jonas Amoson, Thomas Lundqvist.
11:00   coffee break
11:15   talk: Networking in Osprey, Jan Sacha, Sape Mullender.
12:00   Prearranged, shared taxi to Lunch at nearby Market (bring coat in case of rain).
	Buy lunch (bring cash). Prearranged, shared taxi back to Bell Labs.
13:45   demo: Richard Miller, Plan 9 on the Raspberry Pi
14:00   Piepea - a new way to use the Internet,
	Sape Mullender, Jeff Napper, Francisco Ballasteros.
15:00   coffee break   
15:20   talk: A Performance Comparison of Cryptographic Hashes and Ciphers
	under Plan 9 and Linux, Franck Franck.
16:05   talk: A NIX Terminal, Erik Quanstrom.
17:00   Prearranged, shared taxi to Hotel Maldron/Generator Hostel/Porterhouse,
	drop you stuff at the hotel and continue immediately to Porterhouse, OR
	take your time and walk/take a taxi to Porterhouse
17:40   Start walking from Maldron to Porterhouse it is about 1,200 meters and should take
	about 15 minutes. Directions: exiting the hotel turn right and go down the plaza until you
	hit the river. Turn left and follow the river. At the THIRD bridge )(Capel Street)
	turn right, cross the river on the bridge. The road turns into Parliment Street,
	the Porterhouse is on the left, right after you have crossed the bridge. Arrive anytime
	between 18 and 19.
18:00   Microbrew at Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliment Street, Dublin 2
19:00   Dinner at Porterhouse, www.porterhousebrewco.com
22:00   Those that want to explore the Temple Bar area of Dublin can merrily
	walk thru it—the Porterhouse is at the start of the area, just turn left
	as you exit the Porterhouse and walk east.
Late:   Return by walking or by one of the many taxis that are everywhere. Expect to pay
	between 6 and 9 Euros for a ride back from the Temple Bar area to the Maldron Hotel.
	Or just walk, it is about 1.5 - 2 km walk.

Nov 16th
9:30    talk: Access Control for the Pepys Internet-Wide File-System,
	Tommaso Cucinotta, Nilo Redini.
10:15   demo: Richard Miller, Fantasy on an FPGA
10:30   coffee break
10:45   talk: Atomic increments, Enrique Soriano-Salvador, Gorka Guardiola Muzquiz.
11:30   WIP talk: Dirk Hasselbalch
11:45   concluding remarks
12:00   lunch at Bell Labs

The proceedings may be found

The venue is 12 km outside the center of Dublin and transportation to the venue is a pain, except if you take a taxi. So we have arranged that there will be large, shared taxis to and from the hotel/venue every day. As we do not have neither a registration fee nor a rich sponsor, you will have to pay any taxi ride yourself. However, by sharing large taxis, the cost will likely be not much more than a bus ride per person. Oh, should anyone even consider renting a car, well, if you are in town just for the workshop and some city sightseeing, a car will merely be a pain. And remember, in Ireland you drive on the left. Should you rent a car, beware that there is a Stupid-American surcharge for cars with automatic transmission: given two car that are identical except one has automatic transmission while the other has manual, expect the automatic to be 2x - 2.5x the cost of the manual. The suspicion is that ONLY Americans who CANNOT drive a manual are the only ones EVER to rent a car with automatic in Ireland... Regardless, taxis are your best option, and they are not all that expensive by European standards, see below. And we will be providing shared taxis during the workshop.

Demos Submission
We solicit interesting demos. Send a description, include a time limit for your demo to iwp9demos at ericjul.dk 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). Formatting requirements are the same as for papers.

WIP Submission
WIP of up to 3 pages must be set to iwp9wip at ericjul.dk 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). Formatting requirements are the same as for papers.

Poster Submission
We solicit poster submissions. 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). Formatting requirements: send a PDF of the poster to iwp9posters at ericjul.dk

Program and Proceedings
An electronic copy of the proceedings will be made available shortly before the workshop.

The registration deadline is November 7th, 2012. To register, please send an e-mail to iwp9reg at ericjul.dk with your name, affiliation and e-mail address, one per line. Franck Franck, Ph.D. student at Bell Labs and Trinity College Dublin has volunteered to handle registration.

Location & Travel
The workshop will take place in the Shannon room at Bell Labs Ireland. Bell Labs Ireland is located in Alcatel-Lucents building in the Blanchardstown Business and Technology Park approximately 12 km from the center of Dublin and approximately 15 km from the Dublin airport GPS coordinates are:

N53 24 20.2 W6 22 09.4

The schedule is so that you may arrive at the Dublin airport after lunch on Wednesday and fly out on Friday afternoon on flights departing at 6pm or later.

How to get from Dublin Airport to Bell Labs
From the Dublin airport (either Terminal 1 or 2 - they are next to each other), Bell Labs can be reached by bus or taxi. The bus is run by Urbus, costs about 5 Euros, runs every 1-2 hours, and takes about one hour including a 10-15 minute walks in Blanchardstown from the nearest bus stop to Bell Labs. A taxi from the airport takes 20-30 minutes and costs approximately 25 Euros. We may arrange a large shared taxi on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Send me your shared taxi requests giving flight info.

How to get there from the city center:
From the city center, Bell Labs can be reached by bus or taxi. Busses take about one hour and require some walking depending on which bus you end up taking. Taxis take 25-40 minutes depending on traffic and costs 20-30 Euros again depending on traffic.

The Organizers expect you to take care of your own accommodations. We recommend the following hotel and have negotiated a rate of 65 Euros per night a single room including breakfast: The Maldron Hotel, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Twin rooms are available for 75 Euros including breakfast (which means 37.50 Euro, if sharing). They also have some suites available for a supplement of 30 Euro per night. These rates should be valid thru November 2nd, 2012. To reserve at this rate, send mail to res.smithfield@maldronhotels.com quoting "IWP9". The hotel is walking distance to the local restuarants and pubs. It is about 50 meter from one of Dublin's best traditional session music pubs, 1.2 km from the Temple Bar area, 150 meters from the Jameson Distillery, and about 1.3 km from the Guiness Storehouse Visitors Center.

Maldron Hotel Smithfield
Dublin 7
Telephone No: +353 (0)1 485 0900
Facsimile: +353 (0)1 485 0910
E-mail: res.smithfield@maldronhotels.com     remember to quote "IWP9"
Website: www.maldronhotelsmithfield.com
GPS: N53 20 57.6 W6 16 41.8

For those on a tight budget, consider a hostel, which has rooms down to about 9 Euros per night. It is across the Smithfield Square from the Maldron hotel. The hostel is quite modern and opened only a year ago after a major renovation (it is a rebuilt hotel). It provides dorm rooms and also 6-bed rooms suitable for sharing.
Generator Hostel Smithfields
Smithfield Square
Dublin 7
Telephone: +353 (0) 1 9010222
Email: dublin@generatorhostels.com
Website: http://www.generatorhostels.com/en/dublin/

An alternative hotel closer to Bell Labs is:
Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown
Website: http://www.cpireland.crowneplaza.com/crowne-plaza-dublin-blanchardstown/
It is about 3.5 km from Bell Labs and about 10 km from the Center of Dublin. It is next to Ireland's largest shopping centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. It is a nice business hotel for those that want that and who are either not going to participate in the evening social program (which takes place in the city 10 km away) or who do not mind ending the evening by taking a taxi from town. Taxis are plentiful in Dublin and the 10km trip should run 15-20 Euro. However, if you only visit Bell Labs, the hotel and the airport, you will hardly know you have been in Dublin.

Program Committee
Eric Jul, Bell Labs (co-chair)
Francisco Ballasteros, Lsub, URJC (co-chair)

Organizing Committee
Eric Jul, Bell Labs
Erik Quanstrom, IWP9.org (web)
Franck Franck, Bell Labs
For further inquiries, please send an e-mail to iwp9trouble at ericjul.dk.