4th Software-Defined Data Computing and Storage workshop (SDDCS) co-located with ACM ASPLOS 2018 on March 25, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA, USA

The future infrastructures of data centers and cloud computing are becoming increasingly software-defined. Although the infrastructures consist of tightly connected computing, networking, and storage resources, these resources are generally studied independently. For example, studies focused on computing/network often overlook the properties of storage devices, and vice versa. Overall infrastructure performance often decreases due to miscommunication and misconfiguration of different resources. Software-defined methodologies offer an opportunity to bridge the gap and deliver high performance. But making an infrastructure "software defined" takes cross community efforts. The SDDCS workshop provides the forum for multi-disciplinary research spanning computing architecture, 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 computing and storage in the software-defined context. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly novel ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking results.

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

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.

The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of ACM ASPLOS 2018 and available in the ACM Digital Library. Selected and extended papers will  be further recommended to ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) for fast-track processing (no guarantee of acceptance).

Important Dates:

Paper submission due: January 25, 2018, 11:59pm AoE

Notification to authors: February 20, 2018

Final paper files due: March 10, 2018, 11:59pm AoE

Submission Site:

The Easychair submission


The registration guide

General Co-chairs:

Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary

Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Program Co-chairs:

Bo Wu, Colorado School of Mines

Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research

Publication Chair:

Xing Lin, NetApp

Publicity Chair:

George Amvrosiadis, Carnegie Mellon University

Web Chair:

Pengfei Zuo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Program Committee Member:

Vaneet Aggarwal, Purdue University

Bharath Balasubramanian, AT&T Labs Research

Feng Chen, Louisiana State University

Chris Gniady, University of Arizona

Song Jiang, University of Texas, Arlington

Mahmut Kandemir, Pennsylvania State University

Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories

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

Ao Ma, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rajesh Panta, AT&T Labs Research

Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California

Lukas Rupprecht, IBM Research - Almaden

Philip Shilane, Dell EMC

Emina Soljanin, Rutgers University

Alan Sussman, University of Maryland

Ravi Tandon, University of Arizona

Peter Varman, Rice University

Youjip Won, Hanyang University

Yuan Xie, University of California, Santa Barbara

Ming Zhao, Arizona State University

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