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DCPerf 2014 : Workshop on Data Center Performance


Conference Series : Data Center Performance
When Jun 30, 2014 - Jul 3, 2014
Where Madrid, Spain
Submission Deadline Feb 7, 2014
Notification Due Mar 7, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 21, 2014
Categories    computer science   performance

Call For Papers

Call for Papers - Submission Due Date Extended: February 24, 2014

The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Data Center Performance (DCPerf'14)
Madrid, Spain, June 30 - July 3, 2014

in conjunction with ICDCS'14:

The 34th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

Data centers have become an integral part of the backbone infrastructure for information technology. In particular, they provide a cost efficient solution for provisioning a wide range of computing resources in diverse environments such as business, scientific, and mobile. Due to the rapid growth of user-defined and user-generated programs, applications and content, the complexity of deploying and operating data centers continues to increase. Considering the high volume of mixed workloads, the diversity of services offered, and the increasing mobility of users across geographically distributed areas, the performance optimization of data centers has become ever more necessary and challenging, especially in view of criteria such as scalability, reliability, manageability, power efficiency, area density, and operating costs.
The goal of this workshop is to promote a community-wide discussion to find and identify suitable strategies to enable effective and scalable data center performance optimizations. We are looking for papers that present new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, or discuss strategies for resolving open performance problems of data centers.

Topics of Interest

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
- System performance
Hardware & software architecture
Resource management & middleware
Evaluation / modeling methodologies
Empirical studies
- Communication performance
Intra- / inter-DC communication
Open-flow based networks
DC network architecture & protocols
- Storage and I/O performance
Storage architecture
I/O scalability and performance
- DC power and thermal issues
Power and thermal modeling
Power-constrained performance
- Security and robustness
Performance of security solutions
Intrusion & misconfiguration monitoring
Variability & reliability modeling
- Virtualization and cloud computing
Hypervisors & HW virtualization support
Virtualized networking and storage
Outsourcing issues
Cloud scalability and management
- Performance of DC applications
Cloud computing
Content distribution
Hadoop applications
Real-time analytics

Important Dates

Paper submission (extended): February 7, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 7, 2014
Final manuscript due: March 21, 2014

Submission Guideline

Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5"×11" double-column format.
Accepted papers will be published in the combined ICDCS 2014 workshop proceedings
and will be available through IEEE Xplore. Manuscripts should
be submitted via

General Chair

Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research Labs Bangalore, India

TPC Chairs

Robert Birke, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Len Wisniewski, IQSS, Harvard University, USA

Publicity Chair

Marco Beccuti, Università di Torino, Italy

Program Committee

Souheib Baarir, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Gianfranco Balbo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Gergely Biczók, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, UK
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
Herve Chabanne, Morpho, France
Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina, Italy
Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA
Peng He, Ciena, USA
Jeong-Hyon Hwang, State University of New York - Albany, USA
Samee Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
Masayuki Murata, Osaka University, Japan
Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Juan F. Perez, Imperial College London, UK
Alma Riska, College of William and Mary, USA
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Sriram Sankar, Microsoft, USA
Sanjeev Setia, George Mason University, USA
Seonghan Shin, AIST, Japan
Marko Vukolić, Eurecom, France
Miki Yamamoto, Kansai University, Japan
Yanjiang Yang, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Steering Committee

Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University, USA
Peter Mueller, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Martin Schmatz, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Anand Sivasubramaniam, Penn State University, USA
Larry Xue, Arizona State University, USA

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