[ecoop-info] CFP Feedback Computing 2012

Martina Maggio maggio.martina at gmail.com
Sun May 13 15:11:33 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 http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

[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 ñ and not exceed 15 slides in

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 authorsí

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 Computing.


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)
	Martina 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 Computing
17 September 2012, San Jose, California, USA

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