There will be a Special Session on "Virtualization in
Distributed Systems" at PDP 2009. The
URL for the special session on virtualisation in distributed system is http://www.cpc.wmin.ac.uk/vds09/ and the
details of the call can also be found below.
Virtualization technologies in
the distributed systems community are raising significant interest. The
widespread deployment and the native support for hardware-assisted
virtualization in the AMD and Intel processors available in today's desktops
and computer clusters enable research challenges to be solved more efficiently.
Virtualization technologies include virtual machines, virtual networks, virtual
data, virtual storage, virtual applications, and virtual instruments.
Distributed computing includes Grid computing, cluster computing, peer-to-peer
computing and mobile computing.
The special session on
Virtualization in Distributed Systems is intended to be a forum for the
exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies for
distributed systems, the challenges and opportunities offered by the
development of virtualization solutions themselves, as well as case studies in
the applications of virtualization in distributed systems and in particular in
Grid computing. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, to learn,
and to discuss the latest results in this field of research.
The workshop program
will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers. The topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:
- virtualization solutions
for distributed systems,
- virtualized computer
- virtualization and Grid
- performance and
evaluation of virtualization in distributed systems
- virtualization enabled
- applications of
virtualization technologies in Grid computing
- high-speed interconnect
and virtualized I/O for virtualization solutions
- virtualized I/O and
Papers due: August 1st, 2008
Acceptance notification: October 15th, 2008
Camera-ready versions: November 23rd, 2008
Prospective authors should submit
a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word
abstract. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the
paper should contain only the title and abstract. Proceedings will be published
by IEEE CS. Best papers will be selected for a special issue of Journal
of Systems Architecture. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register
and present the paper at the Conference.
Papers submitted for the
workshops or special sessions must be submitted through the conference
submission system with an indication of the name of the workshop/special
session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will
undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference.
Further submission details will soon be made available at http://www.pdp2009.org/submission.html
Delaitre, University of Westminster, UK.
Keahey, ANL, USA
Ong, ORNL, USA
Terstiansky, University of Westminster, UK
Kiss, University of Westminster, UK
Baker, University of Reading, UK
Spies, LIFC, FR
Bourgeois, LIFC, FR
Kecskemeti, SZTAKI, HU