First Workshop on
Automated Control for Datacenters and Clouds (ACDC09)


ACDC 2009


Date: June 19th, 2009
In conjunction with the 6th Intl. Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communications (ICAC 2009)
Location: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Building Vertex, room S206A on floor "-2"
Barcelona, Spain

Large-scale server farms of all kinds share many common challenges. Automated techniques will play a critical role in reasoning about and orchestrating the behaviors of these systems. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on automated control for cluster computing, large-scale Internet services, cloud computing infrastructures, enterprise datacenters, and other server farms. The workshop focuses on the separation of application concerns from infrastructure, resource, power and other management issues.
[Full Call For Papers in .txt format]

Topics for this workshop include:

  • Autonomic policies and techniques for improving reliability, performance, scalability and power efficiency of large server farms
  • Separation of application concerns from infrastructure, resource, power and other management issues
  • Change management and adaptation techniques
  • Experience reports on challenges and solutions in large-scale Internet services, cloud computing infrastructures, enterprise datacenters and other server farms.
  • Experience reports on requirements of high performance data computing, scientific computing, data processing and other applications using large server farms
  • Experiences with automatic control strategies, including strategies based on rule systems, strategies economic models, metering-based, control
  • Reports on key similarities and difference in autonomic requirements across classes of server farm infrastructures
  • Management of network infrastructures within server farms and between server farms