[hpc-announce] QServ '23: International Workshop on Quality of Service-Aware Serverless Computing (co-located with UCC 2023)

Matteo Nardelli nardelli at ing.uniroma2.it
Thu Aug 10 04:03:30 CDT 2023

* International Workshop on Quality of Service-Aware Serverless
Computing (QServ '23)
* https://qserv23.github.io

The International Workshop on Quality of Service-Aware Serverless
Computing (QServ '23) is co-located with the 16th IEEE/ACM
International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2023)
that will take place in Taormina (Italy) on December 4-7, 2023.

Important Dates
 - Submission deadline: September 1, 2023
 - Notification to authors: September 30, 2023
 - Camera-ready deadline: October 21, 2023
 - Workshop: December 4-7, 2023 (TBA)

All times in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) timezone.

Scope and Topics

Serverless computing has gained enormous popularity in recent years,
promising seamless scalability, fine-grained pricing, and simplified
management. According to the serverless paradigm, providers should
take care of most operational issues, with users only responsible for
deploying applications and specifying desired Quality of Service (QoS)
levels. This fostered the development of the so-called
Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) computing paradigm, that is nowadays
offered by most popular cloud providers.

However, current implementations of serverless struggle to fully
realize this computing paradigm vision, and serverless adoption for
many applications is slowed down. For instance, latency-sensitive
applications cannot tolerate unpredictable cold start delays of FaaS
platforms; also, stateful serverless applications are currently not
well supported.

These challenges become even more difficult to solve as we consider
the adoption of serverless at the edge of the network as well as in
the emerging cloud-edge continuum, where resource constraints and
their heterogeneity represent a serious challenge for QoS guarantees.

In this workshop, we solicit high quality contributions that fit with
the overarching theme of guaranteeing QoS levels in serverless
computing systems and applications.

We invite submissions of original research papers, as well as vision
papers and experience reports.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

 - Performance modeling, isolation, and optimization for serverless applications
 - Resource management for serverless systems in cloud and edge environments
 - Middleware and frameworks for QoS-aware serverless
 - Serverless architectures in the cloud-edge continuum
 - Scheduling, offloading, and elasticity techniques for serverless functions
 - Reliable, fault-tolerant, and available serverless systems
 - Energy-efficient and sustainable serverless computing
 - QoS-aware serverless in Internet of Things applications
 - Artificial Intelligence solutions for QoS-aware orchestration of
serverless functions

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically through the
following link:

Submitted manuscripts must represent original unpublished research
that is not currently under review for any other conference or
journal. Manuscripts are submitted in PDF format and may not exceed
six (6) pages, including figures, tables, and references, in the
standard ACM format for conference proceedings. All manuscripts will
be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality,technical strength,
rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and
interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Your submission is
subject to a determination that you are not under any sanctions by

At least one author of each paper must be registered for the
conference (full registration; non-workshop, non-student) in order for
the paper to be published in the proceedings.

Workshop Co-Chairs
- Matteo Nardelli (Bank of Italy, Italy)
- Gabriele Russo Russo (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
- Carlo Vallati (University of Pisa, Italy)

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