Call for Papers
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Important Dates

Submissions due

1 May
10 May

Notification of Acceptance 24 June

Camera Ready

12 July

LADIS 2010

28-29 July

Call for Papers

LADIS 2010
4th ACM SIGOPS International Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware
(SIGOPS approval pending)

28-29 July 2010
Held in conjuction with PODC 2010
Zurich, Switzerland
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About the Workshop
LADIS 2010 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of distributed systems and middleware to discuss the challenges of building massive distributed computing systems and clouds. By posing research questions in the context of the largest and most-demanding real-world systems, LADIS serves to catalyze dialog between cloud computing engineers and scalable distributed systems researchers, to open the veil of secrecy that has surrounded many cloud computing architectures, and to increase the potential impact of the best research underway in both the systems and theory communities.

Due to the co-location with PODC, this year's LADIS will devote special attention to promoting exchange of ideas between the theory and systems communities on the topics related to design, implementation, performance and underlying principles of large-scale distributed systems and cloud computing.

This workshop invites work and promotes the exchange of ideas in the following topics:

  • Consistency, reliability and fault-tolerance models for cloud computing infrastructures and the technologies to support them (e.g. convergent consistency, transactions, state-machine replication).
  • Novel storage organizations for large scale systems (e.g., no-SQL databases or key-value storage), snapshot and weak isolation models, scalable and elastic transaction approaches (e.g. mini-transactions), wide-area transactions.
  • Large-scale infrastructure technologies (e.g. Chubby, Paxos, Zookeeper, group membership services, distributed registries).
  • Support and programming models for scalable cloud-hosted applications and services (e.g. map-reduce, global file systems, pub-sub, multicast, group communication).
  • Power and other resource management tools (e.g. virtualization and consolidation, resource allocation, load balancing, resource placement, routing, scheduling).
  • Privacy tools and models (e.g. digital identity management, encrypting private data in the cloud, information flow in data centers).

Particular attention is given to challenges unique to the large-scale distributed systems and cloud computing domains.

The workshop will last for a day and a half, which will include a mix of presentation of accepted papers and as well as keynotes from prominent industry speakers who have been there, made key decisions, and can talk about the architectures of the world's most demanding cloud platforms.

Previous LADIS keynote and invited speakers include Gennaro Cuomo (CTO, IBM WebSphere), Jeff Dean (Google Fellow), James Hamilton (technology guru for Microsoft's Cloud Computing initiative, now at Amazon), David Nichols (Microsoft Windows Live), Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo! Fellow), Ben Reed (developer of Yahoo's Zookeeper), Marvin Theimer (Principal Engineer at Amazon), Franco Travostino and Randy Shoup (CTO and Chief Architect for eBay).

Submission and Logistics
To attend, you are invited to submit a position or short research paper expressing new ideas, research directions, or relevant opinions. Submissions consist of up to 5 pages using 11-point Times Roman font, including title page with author names, and bibliography. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will not be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on originality, clarity, relevance, and, above all, their likelihood of generating discussion. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Submission site now open! Submit your paper here.

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 1 May 201010 May 2010
Notification: 24 June 2010
Camera-ready due: 12 July 2010
Workshop Date: 28-29 July 2010

Workshop Organizers

Gregory Chockler, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
Ymir Vigfusson, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel

Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research, USA
Marc Shapiro, INRIA & LIP6, France

Peter Dickman, Google, Switzerland
Danny Dolev, Hebrew U., Israel
Amr El Abbadi, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Alan Fekete, U. Sydney, Australia
Seth Gilbert, EPFL, Switzerland
Ricardo Jiménez Peris, U. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Flavio Junqueira, Yahoo Research, Spain
Dahlia Malkhi, Microsoft Research, USA
Christine Morin, IRISA, France
Yasushi Saito, Google, USA
Ion Stoica, UC Berkeley, USA

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