2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Attracts Esteemed Experts from NASA, Intel, U.C. Berkeley, MIT, Kaspersky Lab

BOSTON , June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 USENIX Annual Tech Conference, http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix08/, taking place June 22-27 in Boston , includes a full slate of industry-renowned tutorials, refereed papers, and speakers from leading companies and educational institutions, including Kaspersky Lab, Netflix, Intel, NASA, MIT, and U.C. Berkeley . The highly- anticipated invited talks cover a range of topics such as Internet surveillance, Google hacking, parallel computing, and biological engineering.

USENIX '08 features three days of training with over 20 full- and half-day tutorials presented by well-known experts on the latest techniques and best strategies, covering new topics including botnets, the open source Xen hypervisor, and securing virtual environments. The refereed papers track will once again present the latest in groundbreaking research in areas such as security and bugs, virtualization, and Web and Internet services.

This year's keynote, "The Parallel Revolution Has Started: Are You Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?" delivered by David Patterson , Director, U.C. Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory, promises to be a thought- provoking talk that discusses the opportunities and pitfalls of this revolution.

"Programming DNA: A 2-bit Language for Engineering Biology," is the topic of a talk delivered by Drew Endy , Cabot Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT and a co-founder of the BioBricks Foundation (BBF).

Tom Bowers , Kaspersky Lab, will examine how today's search engines can double as competitive intelligence tools in "Google Hacking: Making Competitive Intelligence Work for You." Matthew Melis , NASA Glenn Research Center provides behind the scenes insight into, "The Columbia Accident Investigation and Returning NASA's Space Shuttle to Flight."

About the USENIX Association

USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 30 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. For more information about the USENIX Association, visit http://www.usenix.org/.