[erlang-questions] [ANN] First Call for Papers, Third Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems, W-PSDS

Christopher Meiklejohn <>
Fri May 29 17:04:50 CEST 2015


Third Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems, W-PSDS

http://wpsds.lsd.di.uminho.pt/2015/

Call for Papers

Distributed systems have gained a more prominent role in the everyday
life of many people. Additionally, the scale of these systems has also
been increasing over the past decade, and systems that interconnect
users at a planetary scale are now common place. Users expect these
systems to be robust, highly available, safe, and efficient. This
leads to the emergence of significative challenges for the scientific
community to find solutions that provide all these characteristics.
The goal of the workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners
from the large-scale distributed systems communities to discuss the
current state of the art, emerging challenges and trends, as well as
novel solutions, implementation and deployment of large scale, and in
particular of planetary-scale, distributed systems and applications.
The workshop is looking for submissions in the form of papers with no
more than 6 pages describing novel contributions and results as well
as experiments reports. The organization welcomes contributions from
both academia and industry. Industry submission (or submissions with
co-authors from industry) should be labelled as so for notifying
reviewers. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop
program committee, that will select the best submissions for
presentation at the workshop. Regular papers will appear at the
workshop proceedings published in conjunction with the proceedings of
SRDS.

Areas of Interest

* Novel storage organizations for large scale systems (e.g., NoSQL
databases, in-memory databases, geo-replicated systems)
* Consistency, reliability, and fault models for large scale distributed systems
* Data recovery: online and disaster recovery
* System assumptions for dependability and performance
* Scaling-out and elasticity with large number of nodes
* Fully decentralized versus central control architectures
* Robust and efficient protocols for unstructured overlay networks
(epidemic-based dissemination, aggregation, slicing)
* Peer-to-Peer systems, protocols, and applications
* Large-scale infrastructure technologies (locking, group membership services)
* Cloud computing
* Grid Computing
* Smart Grids
* Security and privacy for planetary-scale distributed systems


Submission Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. The workshop is looking for
submissions in the form of papers with no more than 6 pages describing
novel contributions and results as well as experiments reports,
strictly following the IEEE two-column format. All submissions will be
reviewed by members of the workshop program committee, that will
select the best submissions for presentation at the workshop. Papers
will appear at the workshop proceedings published in conjunction with
the proceedings of SRDS.

All paper submissions will be handled via Easychair
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wpsds2015).

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 26, 2015
Authors notification: July 19, 2015
Camera-ready: July 29, 2015
Workshop: September 28, 2015

Programm Committee

João Leitão, NOVA University of Lisbon (Co-Chair)
Ricardo Vilaça, Minho University (Co-Chair)
Paulo Jesus, Oracle
Jason Brown, Apache Cassandra Committer
Jordan West, NOVA LINCS
Nuno Preguiça, NOVA University of Lisbon
Carlos Baquero, University of Minho
Alysson Bessani, University of Lisbon
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano
Marek Zawirski
Bernard Wong, University of Waterloo
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa
Christopher Meiklejohn, Basho Technologies
Mark Shapiro, LIP6
Etienne Reviére, University of Neuchâtel
Sean Cribbs, Comcast
Miguel Matos, INESC TEC
Ricardo Dias, INESC-ID

Venue

The Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems will take place on
September 28, 2015, in Montreal, Canada, and is co-located with the
SRDS 2015 conference. The goal of the workshop is to bring researchers
and practitioners from the large-scale distributed systems communities
to discuss the current state of the art, emerging challenges and
trends, as well as novel solutions, implementation and deployment of
large scale, and in particular of planetary-scale, distributed systems
and applications. The Call for Papers for W-PSDS 2015 is available,
please consider submitting your work.

For further information please send an email to 

Apologies for any duplicates you may receive.

- Chris


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