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VISA 2009 : The First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtualized Infastructure Systems and Architectures


Conference Series : Virtualized Infrastructure Systems and Architectures
When Aug 17, 2009 - Aug 17, 2009
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline Mar 6, 2009
Notification Due Apr 10, 2009
Final Version Due May 4, 2009
Categories    networking   systems   architecture   virtualization

Call For Papers

--- VISA 2009: The First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtualized Infastructure Systems and Architectures ---

in conjunction with ACM SIGCOMM 2009, August 17th 2009, Barcelona, Spain.


Infrastructure virtualization has emerged as an important architecture and experimentation concept for the Internet infrastructure. The global computing and communication infrastructure will encompass (as it does today) a diverse and huge collection of networking, computing and storage resources. Together they need to form a coherent infrastructure and meet our society’s requirements for the 21st century. Infrastructure virtualization involves creation of a virtual slice of network, computing and storage resources in support of a service, an application, or an experiment from a physical substrate of diverse resources. This allows users of a virtualized infrastructure slice to access resources on a potentially global scale without incurring the cost of building such an infrastructure. Thus infrastructure virtualization provides a platform to allow innovation on a global scale and enables new business models.

As we envision and research Future Internet, there is increasing recognition that Infrastructure Virtualization will play an important role. However, there are many technical problems to solve: how to discover and advertise the resources; how to create and manage an infrastructure slice across diverse resources; how does virtualization extend to the wireless edge; how to implement virtualization across diverse resources and across layers of protocol stack; how to map an application or service to run on an infrastructure slice; what applications and capabilities are enabled by infrastructure virtualization; what kind of cross-layer protocols are possible; how does infrastructure virtualization impact the business models of network operators; and others.

Many research groups in the US, Europe, Japan, and elsewhere are pursuing different aspects of infrastructure virtualization; various international funding agencies are actively supporting research in this area; and many providers and vendors are very interested in exploring how this concept and associated technologies would help solve their business problems and create new growth opportunities. The goal of the workshop is to feature recent research and developments related to infrastructure virtualization to allow exchange of ideas and help build a research and user community to explore and help realize the potential of infrastructure virtualization.


We solicit previously unpublished work on the following, non exhaustive, list of topics:

* Infrastructure virtualization architecture;
* Resource allocation to virtual slices;
* Management tools for infrastructure virtualization;
* Implementation and transition map for infrastructure virtualization;
* Isolation and slice independence in a virtualized infrastructure;
* Integration of the wireless edge into a virtualized network;
* Inter-operability and federation of virtualized infrastructures;
* Cross-layer protocols for virtualized networks;
* Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructure; and
* Security issues with virtualized infrastructure.


Paper submission deadline: Friday March 6, 2009
Acceptance notification: Friday April 10, 2009
Camera ready final submission: Monday May 4, 2009
Workshop: Monday August 17, 2009


Authors should submit pdf papers exclusively, to the EasyChair conference management system:
Please follow the format of ACM Sigcomm 2009 submissions, except anonymity is not required and the page limit is eight pages. This workshop strongly encourages the submission of exploratory results that point to new directions and challenges in the design and management of a virtualized infrastructure.

Please contact for any inquiry regardin the workshop.


Steering Committee:

- Tomonori Aoyama, Keio University and NICT
- Anja Feldmann, TU Berlin and T Labs
- Nick McKeown, Stanford University
- Guru Parulkar, Stanford University
- Larry Peterson, Princeton University
- Cedric Westphal, DoCoMo Labs USA

Program Chairs:

- Guru Parulkar, Stanford University
- Cedric Westphal, DoCoMo Labs USA

Program Committee Members:

- Hasan Alkhatib, Microsoft
- Tomonori Aoyama, Keio University and NICT
- Jack Brassil, HP Labs
- Stephan Baucke, Ericsson
- Simon Crosby, Citrix Systems
- Christophe Diot, Thomson Labs
- Lars Eggert, Nokia Research Center
- Serge Fdida, UPMC – Paris 6
- Nick Feamster, Georgia Tech
- Anja Feldmann, TU Berlin and T Labs
- Silvano Gai, Cisco Systems
- Albert Greenberg, Microsoft
- James Kempf, Ericsson
- Dae Young Kim, Chungnam National University
- Ulas Kozat, Docomo Labs USA
- Laurent Mathy, Lancaster University
- Nick McKeown, Stanford University
- Sue Moon, KAIST
- Akihiro Nakao, The University of Tokyo
- K.K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs
- Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University
- Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
- Robert Ricci, University of Utah
- Martin Stiemerling, NEC Labs Europe
- Amin Vahdat, UCSD

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