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WIVOSCA 2015 : Eighth Annual Workshop on the Interaction amongst Virtualization, Operating Systems and Computer Architecture (WIVOSCA 2015)


When Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
Where Portland, Oregon, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 29, 2015
Notification Due Apr 24, 2015
Final Version Due May 8, 2015
Categories    computer architecture   operating systems   virtualization

Call For Papers

~ Call for Papers ~

Eighth Annual
Workshop on the Interaction amongst
Virtualization, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture
( WIVOSCA 2015 )

Held in conjunction with the
42nd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture
( ISCA - 42 )

Workshop Overview and Topics

Operating Systems (OS) constitute a major software component and are essential
to any computing system. Commercial and server workloads such as online
transaction processing, database, file/e-mail servers involve significant
OS-level activity. The interactions between OS and emerging architectures (e.g.
homogeneous and heterogeneous chip multiprocessors, simultaneous multithreading
systems) / technology (e.g. hardware-assisted virtualization) are projected to
continuously increase. In addition, the use of a wide variety of virtualization
techniques, ranging from application-level virtualization to full-system
virtualization, for providing application portability, managing power and
performance, providing QoS guarantees and to effectively use the power of
emerging architectures, has become prominent.

To optimize system performance/power/reliability/security, it is important to
facilitate efficient interaction and cooperation amongst the three constantly
evolving components - OS, virtualization and computer architecture.

This workshop focuses on characterizing, modeling, and optimizing the
interaction between OS and hardware in the light of emerging architecture
paradigms, workloads, and computing technology. Topics of particular interest
include, but are not limited to:

* Architectural support for OS functionality and services
* Architectural support for virtual machines and hypervisors
* Hardware acceleration of OS and Virtualization services
* OS and Virtualization support for emerging computer architectures
* Implications of virtualization on OS design
* Effect of OS/Virtualization on emerging architectures
* System software-aware microarchitecture design
* Leveraging OS/Virtualization to optimize reliability/thermal/power
* Frameworks and tools for full-system simulation
* Characterization of OS/Virtualization activity in emerging workloads
* Performance, power, dependability, and security in OS/Virtualization
* OS/Virtualization -intensive benchmark suites
* Evaluation of the interaction/interference among OS/user
* Mitigation of OS and Virtualization related execution bottlenecks
* Architecture and Virtualization issues in data centers
* Architecture and Virtualization support for cloud computing

Furthermore, the workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers, engineers,
and students from academia and industry to discuss their latest research in
virtualization, computer architecture and OS, to bring their ideas and research
problems to the attention of others, and to obtain valuable and instant
feedback from fellow researchers.

Workshop Co-Organizers
Tao Li, University of Florida (
James Poe, Miami Dade College (
Girish Venkatasubramanian, Intel (

Important Dates
* Paper Submission: March 29, 2015
* Author Notification: April 24, 2015
* Camera-ready Version: May 08, 2015

Please feel free to visit our website for more information
as well as links to previous WIOSCA workshops:

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