[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: Workshop on Resource-Efficient Cloud Computing (REC-2) at ISCA 2015

Christina Delimitrou christina.delimitrou at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 16:11:26 CST 2015

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Workshop on Resource-Efficient Cloud Computing Half Day Workshop (morning):
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at ISCA 2015


With large-scale datacenters increasing in size and number, the challenge
to improve their efficiency is becoming more pressing. Despite their
prevalence, these systems remain greatly underutilized, even when
techniques such as virtualization and containers are used. Given that
building new datacenters or expanding existing systems is not a scalable
approach to increase the compute capabilities of cloud systems moving
forwards, system architects and system designers must focus on operating
and managing these systems more efficiently. For this reason, over the past
few years, resource-efficient cloud computing has attracted increased
attention both from academia and industry. Effectively improving the
resource-efficiency of large-scale systems requires cooperation among all
layers of the system stack, from hardware to OSes, as well as scheduling
and resource management systems and application design. The goal of the
workshop is to bring together cloud computing researchers from academia and
industry, underline the most pressing challenges in large-scale system
design, and encourage new ways of improving the efficiency of these
systems. We plan to structure the workshop as a combination of invited
talks from key people in the area, and early-idea position papers.
 Call for Papers

We are aiming for a mix of invited talks by experts in academia and
industry, panels and peer-reviewed papers. Peer-reviewed papers will not be
published in workshop proceedings, so submitting to the workshop will not
preclude future publication opportunities. We especially welcome early work
and position papers on future research directions.

Topics include but are not limited to:

   - Hardware support for resource partitioning and isolation
   - Scheduling, resource management and cloud provisioning systems
   - Software techniques for enforcing resource isolation
   - Runtimes that improve utilization and application QoS
   - Scalable cluster management frameworks
   - Bare-metal OSes for cloud applications
   - Resource-efficient application design
   - Datacenter monitoring and troubleshooting
   - Implications of resource-efficiency to datacenter fault-tolerance
   - Real-world measurements and analysis of cloud inefficiencies

 Submission Guidelines

Papers should be 4-6 pages long (8.5" x 11" pages), including figures and
tables, but *not including* references. You may include any number of pages
for references. Papers should be formatted in 2 columns, using 10-point
type on 12-point leading, in a text block of 6.5" x 9". Figures and tables
must be large enough to be legible when printed on 8.5" x 11" paper. Color
may be used, but the paper should remain readable when printed in
monochrome. Papers must be submitted for single-blind review, i.e., you can
include the authors' names.
Please submit your papers over email to the workshop organizers by the
submission deadline.

For any questions, please contact Christina Delimitrou at cdel at stanford.edu

*Important Dates: *

Paper Submission:                      March 30 2015 23:59 PST
Author Notification:                      April 24 2015
Final Paper Submission:              May 24 2015
Workshop:                                  June 14 2015

Organizers Christina Delimitrou <http://www.stanford.edu/%7Ecdel/>,
Stanford University (cdel at stanford.edu)
Prof. Christos Kozyrakis <http://csl.stanford.edu/%7Echristos/>, Stanford
University (kozyraki at stanford.edu)
Prof. Lingjia Tang <http://lingjia.org/>, University of Michigan (
lingjia at eecs.umich.edu)
Prof. Jason Mars <http://jasonmars.org/>, University of Michigan (
profmars at eecs.umich.edu)
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