NSFCloud Workshop on Experimental Support for Cloud Computing
Workshop: NSFCloud Workshop on Experimental Support for Cloud Computing
Where: Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA
When: December 11-12, 2014
The NSFCloud solicitation was established in 2013 as a track within the NSF CRI program with the goal to provide an experimental platform enabling the academic research community to drive research on a new generation of innovative applications of cloud computing and cloud computing architectures. While this effort seeks to build on prior NSF investments, such as the GENI and FutureGrid testbeds, it is unique in that it targets specifically the field of cloud computing and seeks to support and integrate research in this area with innovate solutions in systems, networking, and cyber-physical system (CPS) research and thereby define a broad research agenda for the future.
The Chameleon and CloudLab projects funded under this initiative in 2014 are now being built and it is critical to initiate a dialogue between the research community and the experimental platform providers, detailing the expectations on one side and capabilities on the other. This workshop has two objectives: (1) to inform the Computer Science research community of current plans for experimental facilities to be developed under the NSFCloud program, and (2) to solicit community feedback that will shape those plans and the development of those facilities.
The workshop will be organized by the PIs of the two funded NSFCloud proposals, Kate Keahey and Rob Ricci, and will be held in the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA on December 11-12, 2014.
Workshop participation will be based on the submission of short (1-2 page) position papers describing the author’s research experiments and the specific experimental requirements of those experiments. We expect that the attendees will represent a wide variety of Computer Science experiments and present a wide range of needs.
Accepted position papers will be made public on the workshop website and authors of those papers will be invited to attend the workshop in person and contribute their insights during focus sessions. In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to present their ideas in a lightning talk session. Only authors physically attending the workshop will be invited to present.
Researchers who are unable to attend the workshop are also encouraged to submit position papers. The papers submitted without attendance will be published on the conference website together with other papers. An option in the submission system will allow you to identify whether you would like to attend or just submit the paper.
In selecting papers for attendance priority will be given to papers describing interesting experimental requirements for cloud computing research coming from the academic community in the USA. Only one author per paper (the corresponding author as identified in each submission) will be invited to attend.
Position papers will be due
October 31st, 2014 – now extended to November 2nd, 2014. We expect to issue invitations to authors by November 7th, 2014.
To submit a position paper, please go here. You will need to create an account on the CMT conference management service if you don’t already have one.
We will not be able to reimburse travel in general, however a limited amount of travel support is available for participants from minority serving institutions (MSIs). If you are an MSI participant, please identify yourself a the time of paper submission.
Registration fee is waived for keynote speakers, workshop organizers and NSFCloud participants (as authorized by workshop organizers), as well as authors of accepted position papers. If you are in one of this groups you will have received a special registration link from the workshop organizers.
For all others the registration fee is as follows:
- $50 for first day
- $100 for full workshop attendance
To pay the fee, please contact Kristi Hamilton at (773) 834 1412 or Ninfa Mayorga (219) 218 3468.
Kate Keahey, Computation Institute at University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Rob Ricci, School of Computing, University of Utah
Amy Apon, Clemson University
Theophilus Benson, Duke University
Patrick Bridges, University of New Mexico
Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Tech
Wyatt Lloyd, University of Southern California
Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
The NSFCloud Workshop on Experimental Support for Cloud Computing will be held on December 11-12, 2014 at the Waterview Conference Center at 1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington VA 22209.
The conference hotel is LeMeridien Arlington, located at 1121 19th Street North, Arlington, VA 22209, and adjacent to the conference center.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $239.00 + tax. Reservations under this rate can be made either online by following the University Of Chicago NSF CLOUD link or by calling 1.888.627.7101 and mentioning “University of Chicago NSF Cloud”. Reservations must be made by November 17, 2014 to receive the discounted rate – now extended to November 24, 2014.
The hotel website includes an overview of the surrounding areas of photos, guest rooms, dining, local area, photos and directions.
The workshop agenda is displayed below. You can also download a PDF copy (68.6 KB) .
|8:00 - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|8:30 - 10:00 am||Breakout group discussions by area|
|10:00 - 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 - 12:00 am||Breakout group discussions by concern|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||Working Lunch|
|1:00 - 3:00 pm||
Reports from breakouts and discussion:
All accepted position papers can be downloaded as a
. Open the
index.html file inside the archive to access the table of contents.
The workshop report can be downloaded here: NSFCloud Report final .pdf (386.1 KB) . If you don't have the time to read the full report, the much shorter summary of findings (included in the report) will provide a solid overview and direct you to sections in which you are most interested.
The following video recordings are available:
- Introduction - Suzanne Iacono
- Introduction - Keith Marzullo
- Chameleon: a Large-Scale, Reconfigurable Experimental Environment for Cloud Research - Kate Keahey
- CloubLab - Rob Ricci
- Q&A session with the NSFCloud awardees and community discussion
- Keynote: Thoughts on Experimental Midscale Infrastructure and NSFCloud - Jim Kurose
- Keynote: Cloud Evolution and Scientific Data Analysis - Dennis Gannon
- Keynote: Berkeley Data Analytics Stack (BDAS): Experience and Lessons Learned - Ion Stoica
- Lightning Talks
Glenn Ricart took pictures of the speakers and of the venue surroundings.
- Enis Afgan (enis.afgan AT jhu.edu)
- Jay Aikat (aikat AT cs.unc.edu)
- Aditya Akella (akella AT cs.wisc.edu)
- Amy Apon (aapon AT clemson.edu)
- Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau (remzi AT cs.wisc.edu)
- Chaitanya Baru (cbaru AT nsf.gov)
- Gerald Baumgartner (gb AT csc.lsu.edu)
- Andy Bavier (acb AT cs.princeton.edu)
- William Beksi (beksi AT cs.umn.edu)
- Theophilus Benson (tbenson AT cs.duke.edu)
- Alex Blate (blate AT cs.unc.edu)
- Evan Bollig (boll0107 AT umn.edu)
- Patrick Bridges (patrickb314 AT gmail.com)
- Geoffrey Brown (gebrown AT nsf.gov)
- Ali Butt (butta AT cs.vt.edu)
- Kirk Cameron (cameron AT vt.edu)
- Qing Cao (cao AT utk.edu)
- Thomas Cheatham (tec3 AT utah.edu)
- Jim Chen (jim-chen AT northwestern.edu)
- Sen Chiao (sen.chiao AT sjsu.edu)
- Stephen Crago (crago AT isi.edu)
- Dong Dai (dong.dai AT ttu.edu)
- Zhenhai Duan (duan AT cs.fsu.edu)
- Eric Eide (eeide AT cs.utah.edu)
- Amr El Abbadi (amr AT cs.ucsb.edu)
- Magda El Zarki (elzarki AT uci.edu)
- Rafael Ferreira da Silva (rafsilva AT isi.edu)
- Renato Figueiredo (renato AT acis.ufl.edu)
- Darleen Fisher (dlfisher AT nsf.gov)
- Paul Flikkema (paul.flikkema AT nau.edu)
- Rajasekhar Ganduri (rajaganduri AT gmail.com)
- Dennis Gannon (dennis.gannon AT outlook.com)
- Mario Gerla (gerla AT cs.ucla.edu)
- Wolfgang Gerlach (wgerlach AT mcs.anl.gov)
- John Geske (jgeske AT kettering.edu)
- Suzanne Iacono (siacono AT nsf.gov)
- Gera Jochum (gjochum AT nsf.gov)
- Jeremy Johnston (jpj054000 AT utdallas.edu)
- Eunsung Jung (esjung AT mcs.anl.gov)
- Ethan Katz-Bassett (ethan.kb AT usc.edu)
- Kate Keahey (keahey AT mcs.anl.gov)
- Brian Kelley (Brian.Kelley AT utsa.edu)
- George Kesidis (kesidis AT gmail.com)
- Joseph Kizza (joseph-kizza AT utc.edu)
- Jim Kurose (kurose AT cs.umass.edu)
- Lawrence Landweber (larry.landweber AT gmail.com)
- John Lange (jlange AT pitt.edu)
- Charles Leiserson (cel AT mit.edu)
- Jason Liu (liux AT cis.fiu.edu)
- Wyatt Lloyd (Wyatt.Lloyd AT gmail.com)
- Yan Luo (yan_luo AT uml.edu)
- J. Bryan Lyles (jlyles AT nsf.gov)
- Eman Mahmoodi (smahmood AT stevens.edu)
- Amitava Majumdar (majumdar AT sdsc.edu)
- Joe Mambretti (j-mambretti AT northwestern.edu)
- Keith Marzullo (kmarzull AT nsf.gov)
- Snehasis Mukhopadhyay (smukhopa AT cs.iupui.edu)
- Anita Nikolich (anikolic AT nsf.gov)
- Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda (panda AT cse.ohio-state.edu)
- Seung-Jong Park (sjpark AT cct.lsu.edu)
- Paul Rad (paul.rad AT rackspace.com)
- Hridesh Rajan (hridesh AT iastate.edu)
- Praveen Rao (raopr AT umkc.edu)
- Arun Ravindran (aravindr AT uncc.edu)
- Sekou Remy (sekouremy AT gmail.com)
- Abdelmounaam Rezgui (rezgui AT cs.nmt.edu)
- Glenn Ricart (Glenn.Ricart AT us-ignite.org)
- Robert Ricci (ricci AT cs.utah.edu)
- Paul Ruth (pruth AT renci.org)
- Satya Sahoo (satya.sahoo AT case.edu)
- Sachin Shetty (sshetty AT tnstate.edu)
- Weisong Shi (wshi AT nsf.gov)
- Justin Shi (shi AT temple.edu)
- Gurdip Singh (gsingh AT nsf.gov)
- Warren Smith (wsmith AT tacc.utexas.edu)
- Dallas Snider (dsnider AT uwf.edu)
- Dan Stanzione (arleen AT tacc.utexas.edu)
- Ion Stoica (istoica AT cs.berkeley.edu)
- Martin Swany (swany AT indiana.edu)
- Yang Tang (ty AT cs.columbia.edu)
- Robbert Van Renesse (rvr AT cs.cornell.edu)
- Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam (muthuv AT cs.rochester.edu)
- Jorge Vinals (vinals AT msi.umn.edu)
- Ke Wang (kwang22 AT hawk.iit.edu)
- Kuang-Ching Wang (kwang AT clemson.edu)
- Shigetoshi Yokoyama (yoko AT nii.ac.jp)
- Wei Yu (wyu AT towson.edu)
- Dongfang Zhao (dzhao8 AT hawk.iit.edu)
- Mai Zheng (zheng.536 AT osu.edu)
- Michael Zink (zink AT ecs.umass.edu)