Spring 2003: CMSC 818I (13152) Advanced Topics in Computer Systems

Recent Topics in Operating Systems Research

Instructor:Liviu Iftode (iftode@cs.umd.edu)
Schedule: TuTh 3:30-4:45 pm. (CSI 2118)

Final Exam


The goal of this seminar is to review hot topics in operating systems and to identify promising directions for future research in the area. We will discuss selected papers which were presented at premier OS conferences in 2002 (
ASPLOS'02 , OSDI'02 FAST'03, USITS'03 and Mobisys'03 ).


Students should have taken an operating systems course (CMSC 412) and must be familiar with basic concepts of computer architecture, networking and distributed computing.

Expected Work

In addition to the readings and participation in discussions, all students will be required to:



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