[Beowulf] CFP: 3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Mon Dec 29 22:14:40 PST 2008

                          Call for Papers
      3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in
                    Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)

                     In conjunction with ICAC 2009
                    Barcelona, Spain, June 15 2009

Workshop scope:

Virtualization has proven to be a powerful enabler in the field of 
distributed computing and has led to the emergence of the cloud 
computing paradigm and the provisioning of Infrastructure-as-a-Service 
(IaaS). This new paradigm raises challenges ranging from performance 
evaluation of IaaS platforms, through new methods of resource management 
including providing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and energy- and 
cost-efficient schedules, to the emergence of supporting technologies 
such as virtual appliance management.

For the last three years, the VTDC workshop has served as a forum for
the exchange of ideas and experiences studying the challenges and opportunities
created by IaaS/cloud computing and virtualization technologies. VTDC brings
together researchers in academia and industry who are involved in  research,
development and planning activities involving the use of virtualization in the
context of distributed systems, where the opportunities and challenges with
respect to the  management of such virtualized systems is of interest to the
ICAC community at large.

Important dates:

* Submission deadline: February 20th, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: March 23rd, 2009
* Final manuscripts due: April 6, 2009
* Workshop: June 15, 2009 


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that
exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on
actual experience. Papers should be submitted as full-length 8 page
papers of double column text using single space 10pt size type on an
8.5x11 paper. Papers will be published in the proceedings of the
workshop. VTDC 2009 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
* Virtualization in data centers
* Virtualization for resource management and QoS assurance
* Security aspects of using virtualization in a distributed environment
* Virtual networks
* Virtual data, storage as a service
* Fault tolerance in virtualized environments
* Virtualization in P2P systems
* Virtualization-based adaptive/autonomic systems
* The creation and management of environments/appliances
* Virtualization technologies
* Performance modeling (applications and systems)
* Virtualization techniques for energy/thermal management
* Case studies of applications on IaaS platforms
* Deployment studies of virtualization technologies
* Tools relevant to virtualization


* General Chair: 
 o Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory

* Program Chair: 
 o Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida

* Steering Committee Chair:
 o Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida

* Program Committee:
 o Franck Cappello, INRIA
 o Jeff Chase, Duke University
 o Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
 o Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
 o Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University
 o Sverre Jarp, CERN
 o John Lange, Northwestern University
 o Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia
 o Paul Ruth, University of Mississippi
 o Kyung Ryu, IBM
 o Chris Samuel, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 o Frank Siebenlist, Argonne National Laboratory
 o Dilma da Silva, IBM
 o Mike Wray, HP
 o Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
 o Mazin Yousif, Avirtec 
 o Ming Zhao, Florida International University

* Publicity Chair: 
 o Ming Zhao, Florida International University

For more information:
VTDC-09 Web site: http://grid-appliance.org/vtdc09
ICAC-09 Web site: http://icac2009.acis.ufl.edu

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
VPAC is a not-for-profit Registered Research Agency

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