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SDDCS 2018 : Fourth Software-Defined Data Computing and Storage workshop


When Mar 25, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
Where Williamsburg, VA, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 25, 2018
Notification Due Feb 20, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 10, 2018
Categories    software-defined computing   networking   storage systems   computing architecture

Call For Papers

We invite authors to submit papers to the Fourth Software-Defined Data Computing and Storage workshop (SDDCS) which will be co-located with ACM ASPLOS 2018 and held on March 25, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA, USA.

* Overview
Data center and cloud computing infrastructure is becoming increasingly software-defined. Although such infrastructure consists of tightly interconnected computing, networking, and storage components, these resources are typically studied independently. For example, studies focused on computing or networking often overlook the properties of storage devices, and vice versa. Overall infrastructure performance often decreases due to miscommunication and misconfiguration of different resources. Software-defined methodologies offer an opportunity to bridge this gap and deliver high performance, efficiency, and reliability. Making any infrastructure "software defined" requires significant community efforts. The SDDCS workshop provides the forum for multidisciplinary research spanning computing architecture, networking, storage systems and devices, as well as applications.

SDDCS aims to bring together industry and academia to jointly explore recent progress related to performance bottleneck discoveries and to bridging the gap between computing and storage in the software-defined context. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly novel ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results.

Conference web-site:

* Topics

Topics of interest in SDDCS include but are not limited to:

- Software-defined memory systems for cloud computing
- Software-defined non-volatile devices
- Convergent design for computing and storage
- Non-volatile storage support for network transmission
- Storage deduplication for remote cloud backups
- Data collection and analytics for system optimization
- Dynamic workload redistribution and scheduling
- In-memory processing
- Near-data-computing
- Cross-layer coordination in data centers
- Storage and network virtualization
- Security for software-defined schemes
- Programmable interfaces for convergent design
- User studies and experiences of real-world applications (e.g., graph processing, deep learning, database, etc)

* Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 8 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references; two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading; and a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page.

The submitted papers should present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of the areas listed above that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by another conference or journal.

The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of ACM ASPLOS 2018 and available in the ACM Digital Library. Selected (extended) papers will b recommended for fast-track processing in ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS).

* Important Dates:

Paper submission due: January 25, 2018, 11:59pm AoE
Notification to authors: February 20, 2018
Final paper files due: March 10, 2018

* Submission Site:

* Workshop Organizer

General Co-chairs:

Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Program Co-chairs:

Bo Wu, Colorado School of Mines
Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research

Publication Chair:

Xing Lin, NetApp

Publicity Chair:

George Amvrosiadis, Carnegie Mellon University

Web Chair:

Pengfei Zuo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Program Committee:

Vaneet Aggarwal, Purdue University
Bharath Balasubramanian, AT&T Labs Research
Feng Chen, Louisiana State University
Chris Gniady, University of Arizona
Song Jiang, University of Texas, Arlington
Mahmut Kandemir, Pennsylvania State University
Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories
Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ao Ma, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rajesh Panta, AT&T Labs Research
Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California
Lukas Rupprecht, IBM Research - Almaden
Philip Shilane, DellEMC
Emina Soljanin, Rutgers University
Alan Sussman, University of Maryland
Ravi Tandon, University of Arizona
Peter Varman, Rice University
Youjip Won, Hanyang University
Yuan Xie, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ming Zhao, Arizona State University

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