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EMDC 2022 : Efficiency of Modern Data Centers (EMDC) 2022


When Apr 25, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
Where Lyon, France (Virtual)
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    datacenters   edge   IOT   energy

Call For Papers

Second International Workshop on the Efficiency of Modern Data Centers (EMDC)

EMDC 2022 will be held in conjunction with the Web Conference (2022)
April 25-29, 2022, Lyon, France

Introduction to EMDC 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
Theme: Datacenters'
Architecture & Design Methodologies
Design and Simulation Tools
Power Provisioning and Remote Management
Environmental Conditions and Energy Efficiency
Hardware Design and Optimization
Network and Compute Provisioning
Performance Monitoring, Accounting, and Optimization
Disaster Recovery Planning Methods
Large scale deep learning model training optimization
Lights out datacenters
Edge datacenters
Low, zero and/or negative carbon datacenters
Green datacenters and environmental conditions
Multi-tenant datacenter design and optimization
Containerization & Virtualization in datacenters
Deep learning inference optimization in datacenters
Multi-tendency workload and its optimizations
Large, small, and micro datacenter topologies
Regulations, protocols, and Standardization efforts

Important Dates
Feb 28, 2022: Due date for full workshop paper submissions
Mar 5, 2022: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Mar 10, 2022: Camera-ready of accepted papers (firm date)
Apr 25-26 , 2022: Workshop Day

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

Program Committee Members (pending):
Xiaolin Chang (Beijing Jiaotong University)
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)
Krishna Malladi (Samsung, USA)
Anand Ramesh (Google, USA)
Alexandros Daglis (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Abhinandan Majumdar (Intel, USA)

Submission Instructions
We welcome contributions describing original ideas, experiments and applications relevant to the workshop theme which have not been published earlier or are not currently pending submission at any other venue. All submitted papers must include the names and affiliations of all authors. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the Workshop Program Committee. All accepted papers will be included in the main conference proceedings (see Proceedings section below).

Submission Categories:

Long Papers: up to 8 pages (research at a mature stage)

Short/Work-in-Progress Papers: up to 4 pages (early or intermediate stage)

Paper Submission Link:

Please use this following for submitting papers to EMDC.


Paper submissions should adhere to the format of the ACM guidelines using the generic "sigconf" template.


All papers accepted will be published in the ACM Digital Library and will be included in the Companion volume of the Web Conference (WebConf) 2021 proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper at the workshop for the paper to be included in the companion volume. Details on the registration will be posted on the main conference's page.

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