Workshop on Resource-Efficient Cloud Computing

Final Submission Deadline
April 10, 2015

Submitted by Christina Delimitrou

Workshop on Resource-Efficient Cloud Computing
Co-located with ISCA 2015
Half Day Workshop: Saturday, June 13, 2015 (morning)
With large-scale datacenters increasing in size and number, the challenge to
improve their efficiency is becoming more pressing. Despite their prevalence,
these systems remain greatly underutilized, even when techniques such as
virtualization and containers are used. Given that building new datacenters or
expanding existing systems is not a scalable approach to increase the compute
capabilities of cloud systems moving forwards, system architects and system
designers must focus on operating and managing these systems more efficiently.
For this reason, over the past few years, resource-efficient cloud computing
has attracted increased attention both from academia and industry. Effectively
improving the resource-efficiency of large-scale systems requires cooperation
among all layers of the system stack, from hardware to OSes, as well as
scheduling and resource management systems and application design. The goal of
the workshop is to bring together cloud computing researchers from academia and
industry, underline the most pressing challenges in large-scale system design,
and encourage new ways of improving the efficiency of these systems.

We are aiming for a mix of invited talks by experts in academia and industry,
panels and peer-reviewed papers. Peer-reviewed papers will not be published in
workshop proceedings, so submitting to the workshop will not preclude future
publication opportunities. We especially welcome early work and position papers
on future research directions.

Topics include but are not limited to:
– Hardware support for resource partitioning and isolation
– Scheduling, resource management and cloud provisioning systems
– Software techniques for enforcing resource isolation
– Runtimes that improve utilization and application QoS
– Scalable cluster management frameworks
– Bare-metal OSes for cloud applications
– Resource-efficient application design
– Datacenter monitoring and troubleshooting
– Implications of resource-efficiency to datacenter fault-tolerance
– Real-world measurements and analysis of cloud inefficiencies

Papers should be 4-6 pages long (8.5″ x 11″ pages), including figures and
tables, but not including references. You may include any number of pages for
references. Papers should be formatted in 2 columns, using 10-point type on
12-point leading, in a text block of 6.5″ x 9″. Figures and tables must be
large enough to be legible when printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Papers must be
submitted for single-blind review, i.e., you can include the authors’ names.
Please submit your papers over email to the workshop organizers by the
submission deadline.

For any questions, please contact Christina Delimitrou at cdel@stanford.edu

Paper Submission: April 10 2015 23:59 PST
Author Notification: April 24, 2015
Final Paper Submission: May 24, 2015
Workshop: June 13, 2015

Christina Delimitrou, Stanford University (cdel@stanford.edu)
Prof. Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford University (kozyraki@stanford.edu)
Prof. Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan (lingjia@eecs.umich.edu)
Prof. Jason Mars, University of Michigan (profmars@eecs.umich.edu)