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DRSS 2019 : 1st Workshop on Distributed and Reliable Storage Systems


When Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019
Where Lyon, France
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2019
Notification Due Jul 19, 2019
Final Version Due Aug 2, 2019
Categories    storage systems   distributed systems   reliability

Call For Papers

1st Workshop on Distributed and Reliable Storage Systems (DRSS’19) -

The 1st workshop on Distributed and Reliable Storage Systems (DRSS’19) will take place on October 1, 2019, in Lyon, France and it is co-located with SRDS 2019.

Storage systems are the cornerstone for a wide range of applications focusing distinct fields, such as cloud and high-performance computing, machine learning, deep learning, transactional and analytical processing, data science, among others. Each field has very specific needs in terms of performance, scalability, dependability and security, which raises the need for a new generation of non-monolithic, configurable and scenario-driven distributed and reliable storage solutions.

The main goal of the DRSS workshop is to provide a common forum where storage researchers from across the world can debate new research ideas and directions. By gathering researchers and practitioners working on storage research topics and related areas such as big data, data science, distributed systems, databases, networking, and security, the workshop aims at discussing current state of the art, emerging challenges and trends, as well as, novel solutions for storage systems.

The workshop is looking for submissions in the form of papers with a maximum of 6 pages. The papers should explicitly address new research challenges or/and propose novel solutions. The organization welcomes contributions from both academia and industry. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee, who will select the best submissions for presentation at the workshop. Accepted papers will also be included in SRDS'19 Workshop proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Software-defined storage
Distributed storage
File systems
Geo-replicated storage
Application-specific storage
Archival and backup systems
IoT and edge storage
BigData storage
Storage for AI/Machine learning solutions
Storage auto-tuning
Storage security and privacy
Storage dependability and reliability
Storage benchmarking
Key-value and NoSQL stores

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 21, 2019
Authors notification: July 19, 2019
Camera-ready: August 2, 2019
Workshop: October 1, 2019

Submission guidelines

Papers must be written in English and must have at most 6 pages (including references), following the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and then submit their manuscripts in PDF format at the Easychair page (


General chairs

Joao Paulo - INESC TEC and Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Chentao Wu - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Program Committee

Alberto Miranda - Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Alysson Bessani - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Bo Mao - Xiamen University, China
Chao Li - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Kostas Magoutis - ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
Miguel Matos - INESC-ID, Portugal
Shenggang Wan - Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Shu Yin - Shanghai Tech University, China
Valerio Schiavoni - Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Vijay Chidambaram - The University of Texas at Austin, USA



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