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The 3rd International Workshop of Software-Defined Data Communications and Storage 2017, April 8, China


February 07, 2017

Opportunity Cover Image - The 3rd International Workshop of Software-Defined Data Communications and Storage 2017, April 8, China


Making an infrastructure “software defined” takes cross community efforts. Just like the theme of ASPLOS that brings together the architecture, systems and programming language community, SDDCS provides a multi-disciplinary forum for system research, spanning from storage devices, software systems, network virtualization and applications, focusing on the important problem of making future systems software-defined. 

The future infrastructures of the data centers and cloud computing are becoming increasingly software-defined. Although the infrastructures consist of communications and storage resources, they are generally studied separately. Hence, applications and platforms have to precisely define the virtual environment in which they wish to run. The communication performance decreases due to overlooking the properties of storage devices, and vice versa. Software-defined methodologies offer an opportunity to bridge their gap and deliver high performance. 

The SDDCS workshop provides the forum for multi-disciplinary research spanning data communications, networking, storage systems and devices, as well as the applications. SDDCS aims to bring together industry and academia to jointly explore recent progresses related to the potential performance bottleneck and the gap between communications and storage in the software-defined context. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly novel ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results. 


Topics of interests in SDDCS include but are not limited to: 

  • Software-defined memory system for cloud computing
  • Software-defined non-volatile devices
  • Convergent design for communications and storage
  • Non-volatile storage support for network transmission
  • Storage deduplication for remote cloud backups
  • Data collection and analytics for system optimization
  • Dynamic workload redistribution and scheduling
  • Non-volatile devices in network switches
  • Cross-layer coordination in data centers
  • Storage virtualization in data centers
  • Security for SDDCS schemes
  • Programmable interfaces for convergent design
  • User studies and experiences of real-world applications

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 6 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references; two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading; and a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page. 

The submitted papers should present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of the areas listed above that has not been previously published, accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by another conference or journal. 

Submission Site: The Easychair submission

Selected and extended papers will be recommended to ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) for fast-track processing (no guarantee of acceptance). 

Important Dates

Paper submission due: February 7, 2017  (11:59pm EDT)

Notification to authors: March 7, 2017

Final papers due: March 20, 2017

Workshop Organizer 

General Co-chairs:

Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Xue Liu, McGill University

Program Co-chairs:

Pin Zhou, Datos IO, Inc 

Vaneet Aggarwal, Purdue University

Wei Xu, Tsinghua University 

Publicity Co-chairs:

Jishen Zhao, University of California, Santa Cruz

Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside

Edith Ngai, Uppsala University

Program Committee Member:

Bharath Balasubramanian, AT&T Labs Research

Feng Chen, Louisiana State University

Darrell D. E. Long, University of California, Santa Cruz

Song Jiang, University of Texas, Arlington 

Mahmut Kandemir, Pennsylvania State University

Hyojun Kim, Google

Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tian Lan, George Washington University

Patrick P. C. Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ao Ma, Uber

Rajesh Panta, AT&T Labs Research

Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California

Mohit Saxena, IBM Research

Alan Sussman, University of Maryland College Park

Itzhak Tamo, Tel Aviv University

Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research

Peter J. Varman, Rice University

Youjip Won, Hanyang University

Ming Zhao, Arizona State University

Steering Committee:

Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island

Hong Jiang, University of Texas at Arlington

Peng-Jun Wan, Illinois Institute of Technology

Past Workshops

SDDCS 2016 in Nara

SDDCS 2015 in Hong Kong

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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January 25, 2017


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