ROC User Study Volunteer Prequalification
If you are interested in participating in the Recovery-Oriented Computing user study, please read and fill out the prequalification form below. If you are selected to participate, we will notify you by e-mail to set up a time. We intend to conduct the study between October 23, 2003 and November 7, 2003.
Who are we?
Computing (ROC) Research Project is conducting research on the effectiveness of
new software tools designed to improve a system administrator's ability to
recover from problems affecting server systems.
We are soliciting volunteers to participate in an experimental study
comparing the recovery power of our newly-developed tools to that of traditional
recovery techniques. This research is being lead by graduate student Aaron Brown
and supervised by Professor David Patterson.
do we need?
Each volunteer will take
part in one session held in our lab, lasting no more than 1½ hours.
If you are willing, we may request that you return for a second session held on a separate day from the first; this session will last no more than 1
hour. In each
session, you will act as the administrator of an e-mail server, and
will be asked to recover the system from simulated problems using either our new
recovery tools or the standard tools that come with the system.
No prior experience with e-mail administration is required.
in it for you?
This is a great chance to
help advance a significant research project and to see what it's like to be a
system administrator. Additionally,
all selected volunteers who participate in the study experiments will receive a $50 gift
certificate to Amazon.com.
If you are interested in
participating and are over 18 years of age, we ask that you fill out the
screening questionnaire below and return it to us.
Responses will be kept confidential, and responses for non-selected
respondents will be destroyed. Whether or not you choose to complete
this questionnaire will have no bearing on your grades or standing at the University
of California. If you have any questions about this research, you can contact Aaron
Brown at (510) 642-1845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.