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MSST 2011 : IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies - Research Track


Conference Series : IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies
When May 26, 2011 - May 27, 2011
Where Denver, Colorado
Submission Deadline Jan 17, 2011
Notification Due Feb 28, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 28, 2011
Categories    storage systems

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
27th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies - MSST Research Track
May 26th - 27th 2011, Denver, Colorado

Important Dates
Paper Submission due: January 17th, 2011
Notification: February 28th, 2011
Final papers due: March 28th, 2011

The 27th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST 2011) will be held in Denver, Colorado, from May 23rd to 27th, 2011, and offers a full week dedicated to storage technology. This year’s conference will include a two-day research track of peer-reviewed papers on the design, implementation, and analysis of storage systems on May 26th and 27th. As with prior MSST conferences, this conference will be a top‐quality venue for presenting the latest research and development in storage systems and for meeting with colleagues from industry, academia, and government.

We encourage the submission of research papers on the implementation, design, and analysis of file and storage systems. Specific areas of interest for MSST2011 include but are not limited to:

- Performance modeling and analysis of scalable storage systems
- Techniques for building extremely scalable and distributed storage systems
- Exascale storage architecture and design
- Parallel and Distributed File Systems
- Evaluation of networked storage architectures
- Scalable metadata management
- Data protection and recovery
- Storage security, privacy, and provenance,
- Data archiving
- Approaches to long-term data preservation and management
- Storage in virtualized environments
- Cloud storage and globally scalable storage approaches
- Experience with real systems

How to participate
We encourage participation by individuals and organizations with research or practical experience, including government and commercial users, universities, research laboratories, and early adopters. We invite submissions of technical papers. For more information please visit

Submission Instructions
Technical Papers and Poster Presentations: Submit a full 8-14 page paper or short 3-5 page paper online at by January 17th, 2011. Papers should be in two columns with 10 point font and should be in PDF; specific formatting details are available at the submission site. All papers will receive full, detailed reviews from at least 3 PC members, with acceptance notification provided by February 28th, 2011. Final camera-ready papers, incorporating reviewer comments, must be submitted in PDF format no later than March 28th, 2011, and must conform to the formatting standards described in the Author's Kit, which will be available at the conference Site.

Full 8-14 page papers will be considered for both full 30 minute presentations and the poster session; please indicate on your submission form if you do not want your paper to be considered for the poster session. Short paper submissions of 3-5 pages in length will only be considered for the poster session. Questions about technical papers may be directed to the program co-chairs, Andre Brinkmann and David Pease at and

Conference Organizers

Steering Committee
Sam Coleman, Lawrence Livermore Lab (retired )
Merritt Jones, MITRE Consultant
Ben Kobler, NASA/GSFC
Ethan Miller, UC Santa Cruz

Program Co-Chairs
Andre Brinkmann, University of Paderborn
David Pease, IBM Almaden Research Center

Program Committee
Ahmed Amer, Santa Clara University
John Bent, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Angelos Bilas, FORTH, Crete
Peter Braam, Xyratex
Phil Carns, Argonne National Laboratory
Toni Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Peter Desnoyers, Northeastern University
Markus Draeger, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Lab
Michael Factor, IBM Haifa Research Lab
Dan Feng, HUST, China
Kevin Greenan, Data Domain
Peter Haas, HLRS Stuttgart
Xubin He, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dean Hildebrand, IBM Almaden Research
David Holland, Harvard University
Darrell Long, UC Santa Cruz
Chris Lumb, Data Domain
Ethan Miller, UC Santa Cruz
Matt O'Keefe, Uni. of Minnesota and BakBone Software
Ron Oldfield, Sandia National Laboratory
Shankar Pasupathy, NetApp
Xiao Qin, Auburn University
Raju Rangaswami, Florida Intern. University
Avishay Traeger, IBM
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University
Brent Welch, Panasas
Felix Wolf, Juelich and Aachen
Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island
Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University
Yifeng Zhu, University of Maine

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