Call for Papers

LADIS '13: 7th Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware

The Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS) brings together researchers and practitioners to share the challenges of building massive distributed computing systems and clouds. By raising research questions in the context of the largest and most-demanding real-world systems, LADIS serves to catalyze a dialog between cloud computing engineers and researchers in scalable distributed systems, to open the veil of secrecy that has surrounded many cloud computing architectures, and to increase the potential impact of the best research underway in the theory and practice of large-scale distributed systems. LADIS 2013 will be co-located with SOSP 2013 and be held on Nov. 2nd (afternoon) and Nov. 3rd, 2013.

Suggested Paper Topics

  • Consistency, reliability and fault-tolerance models for cloud computing infrastructures and the technologies to support them, including eventual/convergent consistency, transactions and state-machine replication.
  • Novel storage organizations for large-scale systems (e.g., NoSQL databases or key-value storage), snapshot and weak isolation models, scalable and elastic transaction approaches (e.g. mini-transactions), wide-area transactions.
  • Large-scale infrastructure technologies, such as massive file system and database designs, locking and synchronization services, group membership and communication services, distributed registries, peer-to-peer, autonomic and self-* systems, etc.
  • Support and programming models for scalable cloud-hosted applications and services, such as map-reduce, global file systems, pub-sub, multicast and group communication.
  • Novel architectures, paradigms, and application frameworks for parallel data processing, large-scale analytics, and Big Data.
  • Power and other resource management tools, such as virtualization and consolidation, resource allocation, load balancing, resource placement, routing and scheduling.
  • Privacy tools and models, including digital identity management, encrypting private data in the cloud and information flow in data centers.

If you have questions about LADIS, please contact info@ladisworkshop dot org.

Workshop Organizers

General Chairs

Gregory Chockler, University of London
Ymir Vigfusson, Reykjavik University

Program Chairs

Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas
Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia

Program Committee

Allen Clement, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Steven Hand, University of Cambridge
Rama Kotla, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
Jinyang Li, New York University
George Porter, University of California, San Diego
Rodrigo Rodrigues, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Jay Wylie, LinkedIn
Matei Zaharia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Important Dates

Submissions Due
July 15th July 29, 2013
Notification of Acceptance
August 15 August 22, 2013
Camera Ready
September 30, 2013
LADIS 2013
November 2-3, 2013