[ecoop-info] MBDS paper submission due in one month (The International Workshop on Management of Big Data Systems)

Ming Zhao zhaom at cis.fiu.edu
Sat May 19 02:44:40 CEST 2012


International Workshop on Management of Big Data Systems (MBDS 2012)

In conjunction with ICAC 2012

September 21, 2012, San Jose, CA



Paper submission due:  June 15, 2012
Author notification:   July 30, 2012
Workshop:              Sep 21, 2012



Data is growing at an exponential rate and several systems have emerged 
to store and analyze such large amounts of data. These systems, termed 
“Big data systems” are fast evolving Examples include the NoSQL storage 
systems, Hadoop Map-Reduce, data analytics platforms, search and indexing 
platforms, and messaging infrastructures. These systems address needs for 
structured and unstructured data across a wide spectrum of domains such 
as web, social networks, enterprise, cloud, mobile, sensor networks, 
multimedia/streaming, cyberphysical and high performance systems, and 
for multiple application verticals such as biosciences, healthcare, 
transportation, public sector, energy utilities, oil & gas, and scientific 

With increasing scale and complexity, managing these big data systems to 
cope with failures and performance problems is becoming non-trivial. 
New resource management and scheduling mechanisms are also needed for such 
systems, and so are mechanisms for tuning and support from platform layers. 
Several open source and proprietary solutions have been proposed to address 
these requirements, with extensive contributions from industry and academia. 
However, there remain substantial challenges, including those that pertain 
to such systems’ autonomic and self-management capabilities.

The objective of the MBDS workshop is to bring together researchers, 
practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others 
interested in sharing and presenting their perspectives on the effective 
management of big data systems. The focus of the workshop is on novel and 
practical, systems-oriented work. MBDS offers an opportunity for researchers 
and practitioners from industry, academia, and national labs to showcase the 
latest advances in this area and to also discuss and identify future directions 
and challenges in all aspects on autonomic management of big data systems.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of big data management. Specific topics 
of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

* Autonomic and self-managing techniques

* Application-level resource management and scheduling mechanisms

* System tuning/auto-tuning and configuration management

* Performance management, fault management, and power management

* Scalability challenges

* Complexity challenges, as for composite, cross-tier systems with multiple control loops

* Unified management of ‘data in motion’ and ‘data at rest’

* Dealing with both structured and unstructured data

* Monitoring, diagnosis, and automated behaviour detection

* System-level principles and support for resource management 

* Holistic management across hardware and software

* Implications of emerging hardware technologies such as non-volatile memory

* Domain specific challenges in web, cloud, social networks, mobile, sensor networks, 
  streaming analytics, cyber-physical systems

* System building and experience papers for specific industry verticals



Full papers (a maximum of 6 pages in the two-column ACM proceedings 
format) are invited on a wide variety of topics relating to management of big
data systems. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under 
consideration for another conference or journal. Complete formatting and 
submission instructions can be found on the workshop web site. Accepted 
papers will appear in proceedings distributed at the conference and available 



Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
Vanish Talwar, HP Labs


Aravind Menon, Facebook


Amitanand Aiyer, Facebook
Adhyas Avasthi, Nokia Research
Milind Bhandarkar, Greenplum Labs, EMC
Randal Burns, John Hopkins University
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc.
Herodotos Herodotou, Duke University
Michael A Kozuch, Intel
Kai Li, Princeton University
Mohamed Mansour, Amazon
Aravind Menon, Facebook
Arif Merchant, Google
Beth Plale, Indiana University
Indrajit Roy, HP Labs
Gabor Szabo, Twitter
Craig Ulmer, Sandia National Lab
Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft
Weikuan Yu, Auburn University
Philip Zeyliger, Cloudera

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