Call for Papers:

Workshop on Resource Disaggregation

Final Submission Deadline
March 6, 2019

1st Workshop on Resource Disaggregation (WORD)
in conjunction with ASPLOS’19
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
April 13, 2019

Paper submissions due: March 6, 2019 (extended!)
Notification: March 17, 2019
Final paper due: April 5, 2019

Recent hardware developments and application trends are challenging the long-standing datacenter architecture where a server is the unit of deployment, operation, and failure. With the current server-centric datacenter architecture, it is fundamentally difficult to fully utilize, add, remove, or reorganize hardware components. A promising solution to these issues is to physically or virtually disaggregate hardware resources. Physical resource disaggregation breaks a computer server into independent, network-attached hardware devices. Virtual resource disaggregation maintains existing server model and uses resources on remote machines virtually.

The 1st Workshop on Resource Disaggregation (WORD’19) will bring together researchers and practitioners in hardware, software, networking, programming language, and application domains to engage in a lively discussion on a wide range of topics in the broad definition of resource disaggregation, including both physical and virtual resource disaggregation. We solicit both position papers that explore new challenges and design spaces and short papers that include completed or early-stage work.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– Hardware design for resource disaggregation
– Network for resource disaggregation
– Disaggregated and remote memory
– Disaggregated and remote storage
– Simulation and measurement of disaggregated cluster
– Resource management of disaggregated cluster
– Deployment of disaggregated cluster
– Application and programming models for resource disaggregation
– Virtualization of disaggregated hardware

We encourage researchers from all institutions to submit their work for review. Preliminary results of interesting ideas and work-in-progress are welcome.
Submissions that are likely to generate vigorous discussion will be favored!

Yiying Zhang, Purdue University
Christina Delimitrou, Cornell University
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University

Program Committee:
Irina Calciu, VMWare
Mosharaf Chowdhury, University of Michigan
Paolo Costa, Microsoft
Alex Daglis, Georgia Tech
Christina Delimitrou, Cornell University
Ionel Gog, UC Berkeley
Haris Volos, Google
Wei Wang, University of Texas, San Antonio
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University
Yiying Zhang, Purdue University
Noa Zilberman, University of Cambridge