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EMDC 2018 : First International Workshop on the Efficiency of Modern Data Centers


When Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018
Where Bellevue, WA, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 18, 2018
Notification Due Sep 20, 2018
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2018
Categories    data centers   ambient devices   disaster recovery   server metrics

Call For Papers

Introduction to Workshop
Major research challenges in the operations of data centers include performance, power efficiency, continuity, availability, security among many others. As the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices proliferates, data center capabilities will transcend basic management operations. That is, traditional management capabilities for CPU, memory and input/output operations need to be replaced with more advanced IoT-based management capabilities to include items such as temperature sensors, fan speed sensors, power sensors, moisture sensors among many others. Many modern data centers today continuously collect and aggregate a wide range of telemetry data in order to avoiding critical downtimes. For example, as heat load of modern data centers increases, the ability to monitor and manage ambient temperature becomes more and more vital for the availability, reliability, serviceability, safety, manageability and scalability of these mission-critical assets. However, such management capabilities also contribute to the consumption of network bandwidth, computational processing power and data storage. Therefore, we need more rigorous architectures and design methods for the efficient modern data centers, more sophisticated design and simulation tools, reliable equipment and software systems benchmarks, accurate performance evaluation methods, among many others.

This workshop will provide researchers and practitioners a venue to discuss the efficiency of modern data centers. The workshop’s ambition is to help in shaping a community of interest on the existing research opportunities and challenges associated with the engineering design and management of modern data centers. In this context, we believe having a dedicated workshop that brings researchers and practitioners together will help investigate innovative ideas or approaches to this new research challenge with main focus on the efficiency of modern data centers, foster collaborations and exchange points of view.

Research Topics
IoT-Based Management for Ambient Devices
Reliability and Performance Methods
Design Methodologies for Data Centers
IT Equipment and Software Systems Benchmarks
Risk Management and Implementation Methods
Disaster Recovery Planning Methods
Server Metrics and Dashboards
Data Centers’ Design and Simulation Tools
Data Center Standards and Certifications
Data Centers’ Capacity Planning Methods
Data Centers’ Big Data Analytics
Data Centers’ Trends and Research Challenges
Data Center’s Architecture Design
Data Centers’ Environmental Conditions and Energy Efficiency
Data Center’s Power Provisioning and Management
Data Center’s Cooling System
Data Center’s (Renewable) Energy Sources and Management
Data Center’s Workload Management
Data Center’s Hardware Design and Optimization

Workshop Team
Eyhab Al-Masri (University of Washington, USA)
Di Wang (Microsoft Research, USA)

Submission Instructions
We welcome original contributions describing original ideas, experiments and applications relevant to the workshop theme which have not been published earlier or are not currently pending submission at any other venue. We encourage short position and short demo papers (up to 3 pages) as well longer technical papers (up to 6 pages). All submitted papers must include the names and affiliations of all authors. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be included in the main conference proceedings (see Proceedings section below).

Submission Format
Submissions should be formatted according to the following IEEE template:

Submission Link
Please submit your paper via the following link:

All papers accepted will be included in the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (ICII) proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper at the workshop for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings. Details on the registration will be posted on the main conference's page.

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