3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)

Call for Papers
3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in
Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)


In conjunction with ICAC 2009
Barcelona, Spain, June 15 2009

Workshop scope:

Virtualization has proven to be a powerful enabler in the field of
distributed computing and has led to the emergence of the cloud
computing paradigm and the provisioning of Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS). This new paradigm raises challenges ranging from performance
evaluation of IaaS platforms, through new methods of resource management
including providing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and energy- and
cost-efficient schedules, to the emergence of supporting technologies
such as virtual appliance management.

For the last three years, the VTDC workshop has served as a forum for
the exchange of ideas and experiences studying the challenges and
opportunities created by IaaS/cloud computing and virtualization
technologies. VTDC brings together researchers in academia and industry
who are involved in research, development and planning activities
involving the use of virtualization in the context of distributed
systems, where the opportunities and challenges with respect to the
management of such virtualized systems is of interest to the ICAC
community at large.

Important dates:

* Submission deadline: February 20th, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: March 23rd, 2009
* Final manuscripts due: April 6, 2009
* Workshop: June 15, 2009


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that
exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on
actual experience. Papers should be submitted as full-length 8 page
papers of double column text using single space 10pt size type on an
8.5×11 paper. Papers will be published in the proceedings of the
workshop. VTDC 2009 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
* Virtualization in data centers
* Virtualization for resource management and QoS assurance
* Security aspects of using virtualization in a distributed environment
* Virtual networks
* Virtual data, storage as a service
* Fault tolerance in virtualized environments
* Virtualization in P2P systems
* Virtualization-based adaptive/autonomic systems
* The creation and management of environments/appliances
* Virtualization technologies
* Performance modeling (applications and systems)
* Virtualization techniques for energy/thermal management
* Case studies of applications on IaaS platforms
* Deployment studies of virtualization technologies
* Tools relevant to virtualization


* General Chair:
o Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory

* Program Chair:
o Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida

* Steering Committee Chair:
o Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida

* Program Committee:
o Franck Cappello, INRIA
o Jeff Chase, Duke University
o Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
o Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
o Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University
o Sverre Jarp, CERN
o John Lange, Northwestern University
o Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia
o Paul Ruth, University of Mississippi
o Kyung Ryu, IBM
o Chris Samuel, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
o Frank Siebenlist, Argonne National Laboratory
o Dilma da Silva, IBM
o Mike Wray, HP
o Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
o Mazin Yousif, Avirtec
o Ming Zhao, Florida International University

* Publicity Chair:
o Ming Zhao, Florida International University

For more information:
VTDC-09 Web site: http://grid-appliance.org/vtdc09
ICAC-09 Web site: http://icac2009.acis.ufl.edu

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About imllorente

Dr. Ignacio M. Llorente is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he leads the Distributed Systems Architecture Group. He is co-leading research and development efforts, such as the OpenNebula VM Manager and the Globus GridWay Metascheduler, and involved in international research projects, such as EGEE-III, BEinGRID, RESERVOIR and Glbus Alliance.