FAST 2014 : 12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Conference Series : File and Storage Technologies
Call For Papers
= Overview =
The 12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '14) brings together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The program committee will interpret "storage systems" broadly; everything from low-level storage devices to information management is of interest. The conference will consist of technical presentations, including refereed papers, Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports, poster sessions, and tutorials.
FAST accepts both full-length and short papers. Both types of sub- missions are reviewed to the same standards and differ primarily in the scope of the ideas expressed. Short papers are limited to half the space of full-length papers. The program committee will not accept a full paper on the condition that it is cut down to fit in a short paper slot, nor will it invite short papers to be extended to full length. Submissions will be considered only in the category in which they are submitted.
= Topics =
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Archival storage systems
* Auditing and provenance
* Caching, replication, and consistency
* Cloud storage
* Data deduplication
* Database storage
* Distributed I/O (wide-area, grid, peer-to-peer)
* Empirical evaluation of storage systems
* Experience with deployed systems
* File system design
* Key-value and NoSQL storage
* Memory-only storage systems
* Mobile, personal, and home storage
* Parallel I/O
* Power-aware storage architectures
* RAID and erasure coding
* Reliability, availability, and disaster tolerance
* Search and data retrieval
* Solid state storage technologies and uses (e.g., flash, PCM)
* Storage management
* Storage networking
* Storage performance and QoS
* Storage security
* The challenges of "big data"
= Work-in-Progress Reports and Poster Sessions =
The FAST technical sessions will include a slot for short Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports presenting preliminary results and opinion statements. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work and topics that will provoke informative debate. While WiP proposals will be evaluated for appropriateness, they are not peer reviewed in the same sense that papers are.
We will also hold poster sessions each evening. WiP submissions will automatically be considered for a poster slot, and authors of all accepted full papers will be asked to present a poster on their paper. Other poster submissions are very welcome. Arrangements for submitting posters and WiPs will be announced later.
= Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions =
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic; they are held in the evenings. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by emailing the Conference Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. BoFs may also be scheduled at the conference.
= Tutorial Sessions=
Tutorial sessions will be held on February 17, 2014. Please send tutorial proposals to email@example.com.