GSE ISP Symposium 2017

Der Arbeitskreis Zentrale Systeme möchte auf das GSE ISP Symposium aufmerksam machen. Das ISP-Symposium ist die größte Konferenz zu Backup (mit dem Schwerpunkt TSM / ISP) außerhalb der USA. Es findet nur alle zwei Jahre mit rund 350 Teilnehmern statt. Durch den Entfall der IBM-Konferenz „Edge“ in diesem Herbst werden alle hochkarätigen ISP-Entwickler zum Symposium erwartet.


Invitation and Call of Papers:


We are pleased to invite you to the GSE ISP Symposium, which will be held Tuesday, September 26th through Friday, September 29th, 2017 at the Köln Marriott Hotel in Cologne, Germany. The symposium will be hosted by the GSE German Region in partnership with the University of Cologne and IBM.

It will have been two years since the last symposium took place in Dresden and there will be plenty of Spectrum Protect (SP) related topics to talk about, among them "agile development" and "continuous release management" as challenging subjects.


How to make a contribution:

We are seeking technical contributions in the form of papers and presentations from the ISP (formerly TSM or ADSM) user community - the system managers and administrators, who are arguably the real ISP (TSM) experts - and this is an excellent chance to share your knowledge and wisdom and - hopefully - get new ideas for improvement.

Possible topics / Ideas for a contribution

* Experiences / Usage Scenarios
* Changing Perspectives of Backup / Restore to Data Storage Concepts
* Protection of virtualized environments
* Data Protection products for applications (databases, mail, SAP)
* Dealing with Growth: HSM, Deduplication, ...
* DR Strategies in a world of limited backup / restore scenarios
* New Tape and Library Technologies
* Data Security - Data shredding / Encryption
* Dealing with the Cloud: CRUD devices and Big Data
* Changing ISP Backup devices: From Tape to Cloud and back again

Technical contributions from ISP solution architects and related storage system vendors are also sought: this is an opportunity to demonstrate the flexibility and extensibility of ISP.

The conference language will be English. All lectures will have to be held in English language.

To simplify the submission of papers we have generated an appropriate form as PDF document. Please download the form using the link below, fill in all information you can give at this time and send the .pdf file as as e-mail attachment to isp2017(at)

The overall layout of the symposium requires the length of your presentation to be about 25 or 40 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q/A and/or discussion that follow your presentation. Justified exceptions from this schedule are feasible on demand.

File Downloads

Please use this PDF-form to submit a paper to ISP2017. You may fill it in during multiple sessions with Acrobat-Reader, as you may store it on your local disk in the meantime before finally submitting it as an e-mail attachment.

Information for Exhibitors and Sponsors:

We also offer excellent opportunities for exhibiting at the symposium. Your company may support the symposium by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor. This will be a great opportunity to show your company's supportive engagement in ISP at many places during the conference and on the conference
materials (bags, badges and such).

Please see the registration web-pages for details and options available.

Conference schedule:

The event will be opened for registrations on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at approx. 11:00 a.m.
The exhibition area will also be opened before noon and the exhibitors will give their introductory presentations before hosting an evening reception.

The symposium presentations will begin early on the following morning Wednesday 27th September 2017, and conclude at lunchtime on Friday 29th September 2017.

Please register at:
Further information can be found at:

All arrangements will be handled through the GSE Office German Region,
gsesek(at), c/o BTB GmbH, Wilhelm-Haas-Strasse 6, 70771 Leinfelden, Phone +49 711 9753 113.


Veranstaltungszeitraum: 26.09.2017 bis 29.09.2017



Ansprechpartner/-in: Bjørn Nachtwey

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