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EMDC 2020 : 1st International Workshop on the Efficiency of Modern Data Centers


When Dec 10, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020
Where Virtual
Submission Deadline Oct 25, 2020
Notification Due Nov 15, 2020
Final Version Due Nov 20, 2020
Categories    data center   server metrics   energy   architecture

Call For Papers

Introduction to Workshop
Major research challenges in the operations of data centers include performance, power efficiency, availability, scalability, security among many others. As the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices proliferates, data center capabilities will transcend basic management operations. That is, traditional management capabilities for CPU, memory and input/output operations need to be replaced with more advanced IoT-based management capabilities to include items such as temperature sensors, fan speed sensors, power sensors, moisture sensors among many others. Many modern data centers today continuously collect and aggregate a wide range of telemetry data in order to avoiding critical downtimes. For example, as heat load of modern data centers increases, the ability to monitor and manage ambient temperature becomes more and more vital for the availability, reliability, serviceability, safety, manageability and scalability of these mission-critical assets. However, such management capabilities also contribute to the consumption of network bandwidth, computational processing power and data storage. Therefore, we need more rigorous architectures and design methods for the efficient modern data centers, more sophisticated design and simulation tools, reliable equipment and software systems benchmarks, accurate performance evaluation methods, among many others.

This workshop will provide researchers and practitioners a venue to discuss the efficiency of modern data centers. The workshop’s ambition is to help in shaping a community of interest on the existing research opportunities and challenges associated with the engineering design and management of modern data centers. In this context, we believe having a dedicated workshop that brings researchers and practitioners together will help investigate innovative ideas or approaches to this new research challenge with main focus on the efficiency of modern data centers, foster collaborations and exchange points of view.

Research Topics
- IoT-Based Management for Ambient Devices
- Reliability and Performance Methods
- Design Methodologies for Data Centers
- IT Equipment and Software Systems Benchmarks
- Risk Management and Implementation Methods
- Disaster Recovery Planning Methods
- Server Metrics and Dashboards
- Data Centers’ Design and Simulation Tools
- Data Center Standards and Certifications
- Data Centers’ Capacity Planning Methods
- Data Centers’ Big Data Analytics
- Data Centers’ Trends and Research Challenges
- Data Center’s Architecture Design
- Data Centers’ Environmental Conditions and Energy Efficiency
- Data Center’s Power Provisioning and Management
- Data Center’s Cooling System
- Data Center’s (Renewable) Energy Sources and Management
- Data Center’s Workload Management
- Data Center’s Hardware Design and Optimization
- Data Center’s Availability and Reliability
- Data Center’s Infrastructure Optimization
- Data Center’s Network Provisioning, Design and Optimization
- Data Center’s Compute Provisioning, Design and Optimization
- Data Center’s Storage Provisioning, Design and Optimization
- Data Center’s Operation Optimization
- Data Center’s Emerging Energy Sources
- Data Center’s Hardware/Software Stack Co-Optimization
- Data Center’s Performance Monitoring, Accounting, and Optimization
- Data Center’s Service Pricing Design and Optimization
- Multi-tenant datacenter design and optimization
- Virtualization in datacenters
- Software-defined compute, network and storage
- Distributed training of deep learning models in datacenters
- Deep learning inference optimization in datacenters
- Green Datacenters
- Micro datacenter Management for Fog Computing
- Resource Allocation and Management for Fog Computing

Important Dates
- Oct 25, 2020: Due date for full workshop paper submissions
- Nov 9, 2020: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
- Nov 20, 2020: Camera-ready of accepted papers (firm date)
- Dec 10-13, 2020: Workshop Day (TBD)

Workshop Team
- Eyhab Al-Masri (University of Washington Tacoma, USA)
- Di Wang (Microsoft Research, USA)

Program Committee Members:
- Jordi Guitart (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
- Myeongjae Jeon (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
- Chao Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
- Shaolei Ren (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Submission Categories:
- Long Papers: 6 pages (research at a mature stage)
- Short/Work-in-Progress Papers: 4 pages (early or intermediate stage)

For more information, please visit the workshop website:

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