The International Workshop of Software-Defined Data Communications and Storage (SDDCS) 2015,  in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2015, on April 27, 2015


April 28, 2015: (Summary) Our workshop has been successfully held and attracted more than 70 attendees. The attendees are very interested in our topics, and have at least 3 questions to each of keynote speech and the presented papers due to time limit. This is the good opportunity to bring together the networking and storage communities.  We would like to thanks all authors and attendees. Look forward to meeting you next year!

April 5, 2015: The final program is ready.

Feb.15, 2015: The tentative program is online now.

Feb.5, 2015: The instruction for submitting camera-ready version is here.

Jan. 29, 2015: IEEE Fellow, Prof.Jian-nong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) will give the keynote in our workshop.

Jan. 22, 2015: The authors of accepted papers prepare the camera-ready version following the similar instructions in final version. Please submit the final 6-page version and copyright form before Feb.15, 2015.

Jan. 21, 2015: The authors of the  half-day SDDCS workshop need to pay the Full Workshop Registration fee. More details can be found at Registration.

Jan. 20, 2015: We send the notification to authors.  Thanks for our hardworking TPC. The program will be announced soon.

Jan. 18, 2015: SDDCS 2015 is scheduled in the afternoon, on April 27, 2015. Welcome to attend our workshop.


Final Program


Session: Opening and Keynote Speech

Room: Sung II

Time: 14:00-14:40

Session Chair: Yu Hua (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Keynote Speech: Data Transmission in SDN-based Vehicular Networks

Prof. Jian-nong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, IEEE Fellow)


Session 1: Bridge the gap between storage and network

Room: Sung II

Time: 14:40-15:30

Session Chair: Patrick P.C. Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

File System-Independent Block Device Support for Storage Class Memory

Yi Wang (Shenzhen University), Tianzheng Wang (University of Toronto), Zili Shao (The Hongkong Polytechnic University), Duo Liu (Chongqing University), Jingling Xue (University of New South Wales)


The Problems and Solutions of Network Update in SDN: A Survey

Songtao Wang, Dan Li, Shutao Xia (Tsinghua University)


Coffee Break Time: 15:30-16:00


Session 2: Exploit software-defined approaches

Room: Sung II

Time: 16:00-17:30

Session Chair: Cong Wang (City University of Hong Kong)

Design of a Load-Balancing Middlebox Based on SDN for Data Centers

Renlong Tu, Xin Wang, Jin Zhao (Fudan University), Yue Yang (Zhejiang University), Lei Shi (Waterford Institute of Technology), Tilman Wolf (University of Massachusetts)


Virtual machine placement for minimizing connection cost in data center networks

Takuro Fukunaga (National Institute of Informatics & JST), Shuichi Hirahara, Hiyori Yoshikawa (The University of Tokyo)


Gotta Tell You Switches Only Once: Toward Bandwidth-Efficient Flow Setup for SDN

Kai Bu (Zhejiang University)



The future infrastructures of data centers and cloud computing are becoming software defined. Although these infrastructures consist of both 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 overlook of the properties of storage devices while storage performance may also get impacted by communication system. The software-defined methodology offers an opportunity to bridge their gap and deliver high performance. The SDDCS workshop provides a multi-disciplinary forum for networks and systems research spanning data communications, networking, storage systems and devices, as well as 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 original ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results.


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

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 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 papers must be submitted via the EDAS paper processing system.


Important Dates

Paper submission due: December 20, 2014

Notification to authors: January 20, 2015

Final paper files due: February 10, 2015 (extended to Feb 15, 2015)


Workshop Organizer

Steering Committee:

Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island

Hong Jiang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Peng-Jun Wan, Illinois Institute of Technology

Xue Liu, McGill University


Program Co-chair:

Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Wenbo He, McGill University

Publication Chair:

Jia Rao, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


Program Committee Member:

Feng Chen, Louisiana State University

Hanhua Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Yong Chen, Texas Tech University

Wei Dong, Zhejiang University

Deke Guo, National University of Defense Technology

Song Guo, The University of Aizu

Xubin He, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hao Howie Huang, The George Washington University

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

Dan Li, Tsinghua University

Jun Li, University of Oregon

Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University

Hongbo Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology 

Song Jiang, Wayne State University

Xiao Qin, Auburn University

Lei Rao, General Motors Research Lab

Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Zili Shao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Guangyu Sun, Peking University

Jun Wang, University of Central Florida

Bin Xiao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Lisong Xu, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Chun Jason Xue, City University of Hong Kong

Zhao Zhang, Iowa State University

Ming Zhao,  Florida International University

Yanmin Zhu, Shanghai Jiaotong University