[ecoop-info] Feedback Computing 2012 (formerly FeBID) - submission due 15 June 2012

Yixin Diao diao at us.ibm.com
Sun Jun 10 03:56:33 CEST 2012


                          Feedback Computing 2012
           The 7th International Workshop on Feedback Computing

                         In conjunction with ICAC
                         San Jose, California, USA
                            September 17, 2012

                  (Paper Submission Date: June 15, 2012)


Following the success of the FeBID workshops over the past six years, we
debut the Feedback Computing workshop: a unique forum built around the
concepts and technologies of applying, analyzing, designing, and exploiting
feedback in computing systems. The creation of this new workshop represents
the growing use of feedback in a broader agenda and is a timely response to
the following two trends: (1) Computing systems are growing larger,
smarter, and more complex, and encompass new fields such as cyber-physical
systems, social networks, and mobile applications. While much existing work
focuses on individual components and systems, it is time to take a more
systematic approach and address the dynamical complexity of interactions
that arise system-wide with much large scale. (2) Many research disciplines
such as machine learning, mathematical optimization, automatic control,
cyber-physical systems, and autonomic computing rely on feedback to achieve
goals such as autonomy, learning, adaptation, stabilization, robustness, or
performance optimization. However, much of existing work focuses on
isolated disciplines. It is time to take a more holistic approach and
address the foundations and use of feedback, broadly defined, in computing.

Feedback Computing calls for a holistic and systematic technology to study
both feedback-based design patterns as well as theoretical foundations of
feedback in computing. Aiming to raise community awareness and to promote
the fusion of multiple disciplines and practices, this workshop might lay
out the ground work for building a new generation of collaborative
computing systems that are adaptive, resilient, and agile, while remaining
stable and robust. Application topics include but are not limited to:

- Internet services
- Virtualized environments
- Cloud computing
- IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS environments
- Data center resource, power, and cooling management
- Mobile applications
- Sensor networks
- Cyber-physical systems
- Social networks
- Software performance engineering
- Data management systems
- High performance computing environments

The workshop seeks original contributions on foundations or applications of
feedback in computing systems. We encourage both research paper submissions
expressing new research directions with the promise of producing a pipeline
of papers, and application paper submissions elaborating the challenges and
experiences from real systems. In addition, the workshop will leverage
extended coffee breaks and lunch break to arrange special meetings and to
discuss collaborative research agenda built among the participants.


Authors are invited to submit both research papers and application papers
to emphasize the bi-fold focuses of this workshop.

[Research Papers] Paper submissions must represent original, unpublished
contributions. All submissions should be formatted according to the
standard ACM two-column proceeding guidelines and not exceed 6 pages in
length. Manuscript templates are available for download at

[Application Papers] Paper submissions must be based on real experience and
working systems. All submissions should be formatted as annotated slides -
a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower
half – and not exceed 15 slides in length.

All papers are to be submitted through the workshop website (
http://www.feedbackcomputing.org)  in PDF files. There will be NO
copyright-transferred formal proceedings for the workshop. Accepted papers
will be available on the workshop website under authors’ permission.

One Best Paper Award and one Best Application Paper Award will be announced
at the end of workshop to recognize the current best work in Feedback


Paper submission: 	Jun 15, 2012
Author notification: 	Jul 27, 2012
Final paper due:  	Aug 24, 2012
Workshop:		Sep 17, 2012


General Chair
	Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Program Co-Chairs
	Yixin Diao (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
	Zhikui Wang (HP Labs)

Publicity Co-Chairs
	Xiaoyun Zhu (VMWare)
	Matina Maggio (Lund University)

Steering Committee
	Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
	Yixin Diao (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
	Joseph L. Hellerstein (Google)
	Chenyang Lu (Washington University in St. Louis)
	Anders Robertsson (Lund University)
	Xiaoyun Zhu (VMWare)

Program Committee
   	Sherif Abdelwahed (Mississippi State University)
   	Karl-Erik Arzen (Lund University)
	Christos Cassandras (Boston University)
   	Anton Cervin (Lund University)
   	Chris Gill (Washington University in St. Louis)
   	Maria Kihl (Lund University)
   	Jeffrey Kephart (IBM Research)
   	Charles R Lefurgy (IBM Research)
   	Jie Liu (Microsoft Research)
   	Xue Liu (McGill University)
   	Ying Lu (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
   	Arif Merchant (Google)
   	Pradeep Padala (VMWare)
   	Sharad Singhal (HP Labs)
   	Raj Rajkumar (Carnegie Mellon University)
   	Eric Rutten (INRIA Grenoble)
   	Mark Squillante (IBM Research)
   	Eduardo Tovar (Polytechnic Institute of Porto)
   	Qian Wang (Pennsylvania State University)

Feedback Computing 2012: The 7th International Workshop on Feedback
17 September 2012, San Jose, California, USA
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