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LADIS 2011 : Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware


When Sep 2, 2011 - Sep 3, 2011
Where Seattle, Washington
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2011
Notification Due Jul 15, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 29, 2011

Call For Papers

LADIS 2011:
The 5th Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware

Held in conjunction with VLDB
2-3 September 2011
Seattle, Washington, USA


About the Workshop:

LADIS 2011 will bring together researchers and practitioners in
the fields of distributed systems and middleware to discuss the
challenges of building massive distributed computing systems and
clouds. By posing research questions in the context of the
largest and most-demanding real-world systems, the LADIS workshop
serves to catalyze dialog between cloud computing engineers and
scalable distributed systems researchers, to open the veil of
secrecy that has surrounded many cloud computing architectures,
and to increase the potential impact of the best research
underway in the systems, database and theory communities.

Due to the co-location with VLDB, this year's LADIS will devote
special attention to promoting exchange of ideas between the
database and systems communities on the topics related to design,
implementation, performance and underlying principles of
large-scale distributed systems and cloud computing. The
workshop is now in its 5th iteration, and was co-located with
SOSP and PODC in the past two years.

LADIS invites work and promotes the exchange of ideas in the
following topics:

* Consistency, reliability and fault-tolerance models for cloud
computing infrastructures and the technologies to support
them (e.g. convergent consistency, transactions,
state-machine replication).

* Novel storage organizations for large scale systems (e.g.,
NoSQL databases, key-value stores, intelligent caches),
snapshot and weak isolation models, scalable and elastic
transaction approaches (e.g. mini-transactions), wide-area

* Large-scale infrastructure technologies (e.g. Chubby, Paxos,
Zookeeper, group membership services, distributed

* Support and programming models for scalable cloud-hosted
applications and services (e.g. map-reduce, global file
systems, pub-sub, multicast, group communication).

* Power and other resource management tools
(e.g. virtualization and consolidation, resource allocation,
load balancing, resource placement, routing, scheduling).

* Privacy tools and models (e.g. digital identity management,
encrypting private data in the cloud, information flow in
data centers).

Particular attention is given to challenges unique to the
large-scale distributed systems and cloud computing domains. The
workshop will last for two days on September 2-3, which will
include a mix of presentation of accepted papers and as well as
keynotes from prominent industry speakers who have been there,
made key decisions, and can talk about the architectures of the
world's most demanding cloud platforms.

Previous LADIS keynote and invited speakers include:

* Amazon: Marvin Theimer (Principal Engineer)
* eBay: Franco Travostino (CTO) and Randy Shoup (Chief
* Google: Jeff Dean (Google Fellow), Tushar Chandra
* HP: Norm Jouppi (HP Fellow)
* IBM: Gennaro Cuomo (CTO, IBM WebSphere), Chet Murthy
(previously at Twitter)
* Microsoft: David Nichols (Windows Live), James Hamilton
(technology guru for Microsoft's Cloud Computing initiative,
now at Amazon)
* SAP: Burkhard Neidecker-Lutz (Technical Director of Research)
* Telefonica Research: Pablo Rodriguez-Rodriguez (Scientific
* Yahoo!: Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo! Fellow), Ben Reed
(developer of Yahoo's Zookeeper),

Submission and Logistics:

To attend, you are invited to submit a position or short research
paper expressing new ideas, research directions, or relevant
opinions. Submissions consist of up to 5 pages using 11-point
Times Roman font, including title page with author names, and
bibliography. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will
not be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on originality,
clarity, relevance, and, above all, their likelihood of
generating discussion. Accepted papers will be included in the
VLDB workshop proceedings.

Submission will be handled by EasyChair. Please use the following
submission site:

Publishing in the ACM Digital Library is being negotiated.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: 12 June 2011
Notification: 15 July 2011
Camera-ready due: 29 July 2011
Workshop Date: 2-3 Sept 2011

Workshop Organizers:

Ymir Vigfusson, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
Gregory Chockler, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel

Divy Agrawal, University of Californa, USA
Luis Rodrigues, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal

Ken Birman, Cornell University, USA
Ugur Cetintemel, Brown University, USA
Pascal Felber, U. Neuchatel, Switzerland
Roy Friedman, Technion, Israel
Flavio Junqueira, Yahoo Research, Spain
Srikanth Kandula, Microsoft, USA
Jose Pereira, U Minho, Portugal
Ken Salem, University of Waterloo, Canada
Michael (Mike) Spreitzer, IBM, USA
Maarten van Steen, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ricardo Jimenez Peris, U. Politecnica Madrid, Spain

Gregory Chockler, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research, USA
Marc Shapiro, INRIA & LIP6, France

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