The International Workshop of Software-Defined Data Communications and Storage (SDDCS) 2016,  in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2016, on June 27, 2016, in Nara, Japan.


Technical Program


Session: Opening and Keynote Speech

Room: A-1 in the 4th floor of New Building

Time: 14:00-14:40

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

Keynote Speech: Building Efficient Distributed In-memory Computing Systems using RDMA

Prof. Haibo Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)


Session 1:

Time: 14:40-15:40

Session Chair:  Feng Chen (Louisiana State University)

Leveraging Semantic Links for High Efficiency Page-Level FTL Design

Jian Zhou, Xunchao Chen and Jun Wang (University of Central Florida), Fei Wu, You Zhou, Changsheng Xie (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

MRAMsim: A Simulator for Magnetoresistive RAM

Xin Shi, Fei Wu, Changsheng Xie, Haitao Huang and Ming Zhu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Hadoop based scalable cluster deduplication for big data

Qing Liu, Yinjin Fu, Guiqiang Ni (PLA University of Science and Technology) and Rui Hou (Institute of Electronic System Engineering)


Coffee Break Time: 15:40-16:00


Session 2:

Time: 16:00-17:30

Towards Efficient Multicast Communication in Software-Defined Networks

Bastian Hagedorn, Tim Humernbrum and Sergei Gorlatch (University of Münster)

Virtual Cluster Placement in Datacenters

M. S. Parvez Khan, Xiangning Qi and Peter Varman (Rice University)

Toward Taming Policy Enforcement for SDN in The RIGHT Way: Or Can We?

Kai Bu, Minyu Weng, Junze Bao, Zhenchao Lin and Zhikui Xu (Zhejiang University)



The future infrastructures of the data centers and cloud computing are becoming more software defined. Although networking 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, and the communication performance decreases because we have been ignoring the properties of storage devices. The software-defined methodology offers an opportunity to bridge this gap and to deliver higher and improved performance. The SDDCS workshop provides the forum for researchers of multi-disciplinary fields: networks, systems research which spans data communications, networking, storage systems and devices, as well as the applications, to discuss and exchange idea on how to take this opportunity to bridge the performance gap.

    SDDCS aims to bring together industry and academia to jointly explore recent progresses related with the potential performance bottleneck and the gap between communications and storage in the software-defined context. We particularly encourage contributions which contain highly original ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results.



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


 Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 8 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 the Frontiers of Computer Science.

Author Registration and VISA supports:

Author kit:

If have any problem, please contact with Hirozumi Yamaguchi ( or Bo Mao (


Important Dates

Paper submission due: February 1, 2016  (11:59pm EDT)

Notification to authors: March 10, 2016

Final papers due: April 28, 2016


Workshop Organizer


Steering Committee:

Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island

Hong Jiang, University of Texas at Arlington

Peng-Jun Wan, Illinois Institute of Technology

Xue Liu, McGill University


Program Co-chairs:

Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

John C.S. Lui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Publication Chair:

Bo Mao, Xiamen University


Publicity Co-chairs:

Edith Ngai, Uppsala University

Vaskar Raychoudhury, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Wen Xia, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Program Committee Member:

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

Dan Rubenstein, Columbia University

Mahmut Kandemir, Pennsylvania State University

Yuan Xie, University of California at Santa Barbara

Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London

Leana Golubchik, University of Southern California

Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Vasily Tarasov, IBM Almaden Research Lab

Vaneet Aggarwal, Purdue University

Peter J. Varman, Rice University

Alan Sussman, University of Maryland College Park

Chris Gniady, University of Arizona

Youjip Won, Hanyang University

Tian Lan, George Washington University

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

Qing Gary Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jun Wang, University of Central Florida

Song Guo, The University of Aizu

Ming Zhao, Arizona State University

Feng Chen, Louisiana State University

Zili Shao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Song Jiang, Wayne State University

Yong Chen, Texas Tech University

Zhao Zhang, Iowa State University

Hao Howie Huang, The George Washington University


Past Workshops

SDDCS 2015 in Hong Kong