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TARDIS 2011 : 1st International Workshop on fault Tolerant Architectures for Reliable Distributed Infrastructures and Services


When Dec 5, 2011 - Dec 8, 2011
Where Melbourne
Submission Deadline Aug 30, 2011
Notification Due Sep 15, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 25, 2011
Categories    distributed systems   distributed computing   grid computing   cloud computing

Call For Papers

Dear Colleague,

We apologize if you receive this CfP multiple times!

1st International Workshop on fault Tolerant Architectures for
Reliable Distributed Infrastructures and Services (TARDIS2011)
to be held at the:
4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011)
5th-8th December in Melbourne, Australia

Important Dates

Deadline for contribution submissions: 30 August (hard deadline)
Acceptance notification: 15 September 2011
Deadline for camera ready contributions: 25 September 2011


“Not letting the Sky fall down” [1,2,3]


Cloud Computing has moved the center of gravity of application
distributed execution, by exploiting vitualization at different layers
and by adding a complexity level to the scheduling problem. While
Cloud computing can bring more flexibility in the design of
applications, it also arises new research challenges. Compared with
the traditional method of dedicating one server to a single
application, consolidation through virtualization can boost the
resource utilization rate by aggregating workloads from separate
machines into a small number of servers: workloads can be now executed
in a dense environment using much less machines, in which the impacts
of faults can be vastly magnified. For example, any single hardware
failure will affect all the virtual servers in that physical machine,
or under dynamic workloads, it may be difficult to distinguish real
faults from normal system.

The need of this concept revisiting is fundamental when provisioning
is left to public Cloud infrastructures, where an optimal budget must
be met. Different strategies can be tailored, from hybrid
architectures to service distribution across cloud providers.
Additionally, cloud providers typically establish Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) with their customers, and providers must also
enforce the Quality of Service (QoS) in their infrastructures, under
an unreliable and highly dynamic environment.

Cloud computing is playing an increasingly important role in current
distributed computing, which involves a wide community. The Cloud
provides a scalable, computational model where users access services
based on their requirements without regard to where the services are
hosted or how they are delivered: computing processing power, storage,
network bandwidth or software usage can be provided as services over
the Internet. In consequence, applications developed over such
on-demand infrastructures can be built upon more flexible principles,
being more fault tolerant, more resilient and more dynamic. Although
fault tolerance in distributed systems has been a matter of research
in the past that has generated a wide collection of algorithms for
fault detection, identification and correction, these concepts will
have to be re-visited in the context of Cloud computing.

Papers on all aspects of Fault tolerance and reliability in private,
public and hybrid Clouds are expected, and the call is open to all
members of the Grid and Cluster Computing community.


- Application-level (including workflows, or any other problem solving
environment), Middleware-level or Virtual and Physical Resource-level
fault tolerance techniques.
- Programing models for Cloud computing including Fault tolerance.
- Fault tolerance detection & identification techniques in Cloud computing.
- Fault diagnosis systems in Cloud computing.
- Fault Tolerance recovery techniques in Cloud computing.
- Cloud Computing Fault Taxonomies.
- Fault Prediction Techniques and Models in Cloud computing.
- Fault tolerance in resource provision (SLA level and provision policies).
- The relationship between Quality of Service and Fault tolerance in *aaS.
- Fault tolerance solutions in other distributed computing
environments than Cloud that would definitely benefit this paradigm.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is
not currently under review for any other workshop, conference or
journal. Submissions must be done via Easychair
(, workshop
papers must be written in English and will be a maximum of 6 pages in
length in IEEE format. Additional pages may be purchased (in some
circumstances) subject to approval of the proceedings chair.

Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and successful
candidates will present their work at the workshop. Workshop
proceedings will be published as part of the IEEE UCC 2011 proceedings

Please, note that at least one author of each accepted submission must
attend the workshop and register for UCC 2011 (information for the
registration will be provided at the UCC2011 main Web site).


Workshop Chairs:

- Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
- Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
- Jose Angel Bañares (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

Program Committee:

Rajkumar Buyya (UMelb, Australia)
Agustin C. Caminero (UNED, Spain)
Jesus Carretero (UC3M, Spain)
Jinjun Chen (UTS, Australia)
Jose Cunha (UNL, Portugal)
Patrizio Dazzi (CNR, Italy)
Ewa Deelman (USC, USA)
Wolfgang Gentzsch (DEISA, Germany)
Matti Hiltunen (AT&T, USA)
Eduardo Huedo (UCM, Spain)
Marco Lackovic (UniCal, Italy)
Charles Loomis (LAL, France)
Patrick Martin (QueensU, Canada)
Parastoo Mohagheghi (SINTEF, Norway)
Alberto Nuñez (UC3M, Spain)
Manish Parashar (URutgers, USA)
Dana Petcu (UVT, Romania)
Radu Prodan (UIBK, Austria)
Omer Rana (UCardiff, UK)
Domenico Talia (UniCal, Italy)
Ian Taylor (UCardiff, UK)
Johan Tordsson (UMU, Sweden)

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