Monday, September 12, 2016, 11.00 - 17.00
11:00 - 12:00 Welcome & Keynote
The continuous growth of Internet content, applications and services has resulted in ever more demanding requirements of computing power, scalability, data processing, data storage, energy consumption and transfer speed. To meet this, one solution is the use of the cloud paradigm for applications and services. It covers a broad range of distributed computing principles as well as related application paradigms, networking approaches or architecture models.
This workshop covers the scientific areas around Cloud Networks, Programmability inside Networks, Cloud and Fog Computing principles, Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and Software Engineering approaches for Highly Distributed Applications.
The registration for PROCON workshop is open now at ITC web page: registration form. We recommend to book a hotel early in advance, since Würzburg is a nice place to be and attractive for tourists in September: information about accomodations.
The following topics fall within the target area of the workshop:
Title: Ensuring Performance in the Virtual Environment
Keynote speaker: Robert Birke, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Abstract: The advancement of virtualization technologies powers up modern cloud computing infrastructures, providing the advantages of higher degrees of resource multiplexing and of ease of management. Meanwhile, virtualized systems also pose several challenges in guaranteeing application performance, such as additional overheads and capacity variability.
In this talk, I will present some of the challenges and solutions in ensuring quality of service in virtualized systems. In particular, I will focus on lossless network virtualization and speculative application optimization to improve the tail latency.
Network virtualization is particularly demanding due to the additional host processing required to forward packets and the increased packet headers needed for isolation. To tackle these performance impairments, I will present the possible benefits of the latest 802.1Q standards. I will specifically discuss zOVN, a first-of-its-kind overlay network featuring a lossless virtual switch and a lightweight I/O processing stack.
While resource redundancy by virtual machine provisioning has been widely explored to guarantee QoS, its effectiveness may be hindered by its high cost and limited impact on tail performance. An attractive alternative to improve application performance is workload redundancy. Here I will present the benefits of partial replication for multi-tier applications in reducing the latency, especially the tail.
Bio: Robert Birke is at IBM Research Zurich Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His research interests are in the broad area of virtual resource management for large-scale datacenters, including network design, workload characterization and big-data application optimization. He has published more than 40 papers at venues related to communication and system performance, e.g., SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, DSN, FAST, INFOCOM, and JSAC.
Papers accepted for PROCON 2016 will be included in the ITC 28 proceedings (electronically and IEEE Xplore). The IEEE reserves the right to remove any paper from IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the ITC 28 Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference [or workshop] unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ITC 28 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.
Paper submissions must present original, research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 word abstract and a list of up to 5 key words. There is a length limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, figures, tables, and references) for full papers and of 3 pages for short papers. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers may be rejected without further review.
At least one author of accepted papers must be present at the workshop, to present the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings (electronically and IEEE Xplore) and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style, A4 format. Templates for both Latex & Word can be found at the following link: Submission Template.
Authors should submit their papers in PDF, postscript, or Word formats via EDAS.
Camera-Ready Papers: Author Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions To submit the camera-ready copy, you need to complete the following steps by June 15, 2016 at the latest.
For further detail about that process consult the Author Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions (CPS)!
If you have questions, please contact the CPS editor Patrick Kellenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstract registration deadline: 15. April 201615. April 2016
Paper submission deadline: 1. May 20161. May 2016
Notification of acceptance: 1. June 20161. June 2016
Final version of papers due: 15. June 201615. June 2016
The workshop takes place in the context of the ITC 28 in Würzburg. More information about the venue or travel information can be found at http://itc28.org.12. September 2016