Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
The Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is one of the most prestigious single-track academic conferences on operating systems.
SOSP is held every other year, alternating with the conference on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI). The first SOSP was held in 1967. It is sponsored by the ACM's Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS).
The inaugural conference was held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on 1–4 October 1967 at the Mountain View Hotel. There were fifteen papers in total, of which three presentations were in the Computer Networks and Communications session. Larry Roberts presented his plan for the ARPANET, which at that point was based on Wesley Clark's proposal for a message switching network. Jack Dennis from MIT discussed the merits of a more general data communications network. Roger Scantlebury, a member of Donald Davies' team from the UK National Physical Laboratory, presented their research on packet switching for data communications and mentioned the work of Paul Baran. After the meeting, Scantlebury suggested packet switching for use in the ARPANET and persuaded Roberts that the economics were favorable to message switching. The ARPA team enthusiastically received the idea and Roberts incorporated it into the ARPANET design.
The first conference held outside the USA was in Saint-Malo, France in 1997. In total, six conferences out of 27 have been held outside the USA. Other countries to have hosted the conference are Canada, the UK, Portugal and China.
List of conferences
The conferences are held every two years, beginning in 1967, when the first SOSP conference took place in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
|1||1967||Oct 1-4||Gatlinburg, TN USA|
|2||1969||Oct 20-22||Princeton, NJ USA|
|3||1971||Oct 18-20||Palo Alto, CA USA|
|4||1973||Oct 15-17||Yorktown Heights, NY USA|
|5||1975||Nov 19-21||Austin, TX USA|
|6||1977||Nov 16-18||West Lafayette, IN USA|
|7||1979||Dec 10-12||Pacific Grove, CA USA|
|8||1981||Dec 14-16||Pacific Grove, CA USA|
|9||1983||Oct 10-13||Bretton Woods, NH USA|
|10||1985||Dec 1-4||Orcas Island, WA USA|
|11||1987||Nov 8-11||Austin, TX USA|
|12||1989||Dec 3-6||Litchfield Park, AZ USA|
|13||1991||Oct 13-16||Pacific Grove, CA USA|
|14||1993||Dec 5-8||Asheville, NC USA|
|15||1995||Dec 3-6||Copper Mountain Resort, CO USA|
|16||1997||Oct 5-8||Saint-Malo, France|
|17||1999||Dec 12-15||Kiawah Island Resort, SC USA|
|18||2001||Oct 21-24||Chateau Lake Louise, Banff, Canada|
|19||2003||Oct 19-22||Bolton Landing, NY USA|
|20||2005||Oct 23-26||Brighton, UK|
|21||2007||Oct 14-17||Stevenson, WA USA|
|22||2009||Oct 11-14||Big Sky, MT USA|
|23||2011||Oct 23-26||Cascais, Portugal|
|24||2013||Nov 3-6||Farmington, PA USA|
|25||2015||Oct 4-7||Monterey, CA USA|
|26||2017||Oct 28-31||Shanghai, China|
|27||2019||Oct 27-30||Huntsville, Ontario, Canada|
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The most prestigious conferences (SOSP, OSDI) have had such papers in each of last few editions.
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- Gosden, J; Randell, B, eds. (1967). Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Operating System Principles - SOSP '67. New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/800001.
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Roberts’ proposal that all host computers would connect to one another directly ... was not endorsed ... Wesley Clark ... suggested to Roberts that the network be managed by identical small computers, each attached to a host computer. Accepting the idea, Roberts named the small computers dedicated to network administration ‘Interface Message Processors’ (IMPs), which later evolved into today’s routers.
- Roberts, Lawrence (1967). "Multiple computer networks and intercomputer communication" (PDF). Multiple Computer Networks and Intercomputer Communications. pp. 3.1–3.6. doi:10.1145/800001.811680. S2CID 17409102.
Thus the set of IMP's, plus the telephone lines and data sets would constitute a message switching network
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W. Clark's message switching proposal (appended to Taylor's letter of April 24, 1967 to Engelbart)were reviewed.
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Larry Roberts presented a paper on early ideas for what was to become ARPAnet. This was based on a store-and-forward method for entire messages, but as a result of that meeting the NPL work helped to convince Roberts that packet switching was the way forward.
- Abbate, Jane (2000). Inventing the Internet. MIT Press. p. 38. ISBN 0262261332.
The NPL group influenced a number of American computer scientists in favor of the new technique, and they adoped Davies's term "packet switching" to refer to this type of network. Roberts also adopted some specific aspects of the NPL design.
- Gillies, James; Cailliau, Robert (2000). How the Web was Born: The Story of the World Wide Web. Oxford University Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-0192862075.
Roberts was quick to latch on to a good idea. 'Suddenly I learned how to route packets,' he later said of the Gatlinburg conference.
- "Oral-History:Donald Davies & Derek Barber". Retrieved 13 April 2016.
the ARPA network is being implemented using existing telegraphic techniques simply because the type of network we describe does not exist. It appears that the ideas in the NPL paper at this moment are more advanced than any proposed in the USA
- Barber, Derek (Spring 1993). "The Origins of Packet Switching". The Bulletin of the Computer Conservation Society (5). ISSN 0958-7403. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
Roger actually convinced Larry that what he was talking about was all wrong and that the way that NPL were proposing to do it was right. I've got some notes that say that first Larry was sceptical but several of the others there sided with Roger and eventually Larry was overwhelmed by the numbers.
- Naughton, John (2015). "8 Packet post". A Brief History of the Future: The origins of the Internet. Hachette UK. ISBN 978-1474602778.
they lacked one vital ingredient. Since none of them had heard of Paul Baran they had no serious idea of how to make the system work. And it took an English outfit to tell them. ... Larry Roberts paper was the first public presentation of the ARPANET concept as conceived with the aid of Wesley Clark ... Looking at it now, Roberts paper seems extraordinarily, well, vague.
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America’s Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA), and the ARPANET received his network design enthusiastically
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