Chameleon User Meeting | February 6-7, 2019

Call for Presentation and Demonstration Proposals

The Chameleon User Meeting -- to be held February 6-7, 2019 in Austin, Texas -- is fast approaching! This year, in addition to hosting presentations from Chameleon users we will also organize an evening reception with demonstrations. As before, we will reimburse travel expenses of up to $1,000 for the presenting authors of the top 10 selected presentation abstracts (one author per abstract). Please, take a look at the Call For Presentations below for details.

Chameleon User Meeting represents a forum where users can share their experiences working with the testbed and discuss challenges and suggestions on experimental work in Computer Science. To facilitate this discussion we are soliciting proposals for brief presentations (15-20 minutes) based on your work with Chameleon -- as well as demonstrations to be presented during the evening reception on the first day of meetings.

  • Submission due date: December 5, 2018
  • Send submissions to: presentations AT chameleoncloud dot org
  • Acceptance notification date: December 14, 2018

Both presentation and demonstration proposals should include the following information in the preamble:

  • Type of submission (presentation/demonstration)
  • Presentation title
  • Presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Chameleon project(s) under which work was carried out
  • Project type {research, education}
  • Resource type {bare metal/CHI, KVM}

Each presentation proposal should be in pdf format of no more than 1-2 pages in length and include the following sections:

  • Research/Education Project Description: A brief but clear description of the Computer Science research problem you are working on and your approach (What is the hypothesis? What is the challenge/trade-off? Why is it significant?) or a brief description of your education project (What are you teaching and to whom? What are the objectives of the class?)
  • A description of your experiment or project (including but not limited to):
    • Experimental configuration: What are your resource requirements? What capabilities do you need? (bare-metal reconfiguration, advance reservations, custom kernel reboot, type of isolation, the ability to snapshot, complex appliances, etc.) What qualities are you monitoring?
    • What features of the Chameleon testbed are you using to create your experiment? (hardware, features, appliances, etc.)
    • Did you create any new appliances, tools, or other artifacts that you would like to share with others?
  • An analysis: Pros and cons: In terms of using Chameleon what worked well and what didn’t? What changes or improvements would you like to see to our features, hardware, documentation, communication between the testbed operators and the user community? What features ideally would you like to see in the future and what is top priority?

Each demonstration proposal should include the following sections (2 paragraphs in email are sufficient):

  • A description of your demonstration:
    • What is the Computer Science research problem you are working on and why is it important?
    • What is your experimental methodology and how is it mapped onto the Chameleon testbed?
    • What can others learn from your demonstration?
  • Technical requirements: What do you need to provide an effective demonstration? (poster easel, large screen, wired network connnection, etc.)

As before, for the top 10 selected abstracts we will reimburse the travel expenses of up to $1,000 for the presenting authors (one per abstract). In addition, Chameleon User Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite presentation and demonstration, and we will recognize the top selections at the next morning's award presentation.

The presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length, and may be grouped by topic depending on the number of submissions received. The demonstrations will be shown for the duration of the evening reception (~2 hours). In addition, we will have a brief session of lightning talks for demonstration presenters to advertise their demonstrations. We support (and even encourage) the submission of both proposals for both presentations and demonstrations from the same teams.

Please, send your submissions to presentations AT chameleoncloud dot org or contact us at contact at chameleoncloud dot org or via the Chameleon users list if you have questions.

We look forward to seeing you all in Austin in February!

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Important Dates

December 5, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline

December 14, 2018: Proposal Acceptance Notification

January 15, 2019: Hotel Registration Group Rate Deadline

February 6-7, 2019: User Meeting at TACC