[ecoop-info] CFP Feedback Computing 2013 - One month notice

Martina Maggio mmartimay at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 09:33:49 CET 2013


Feedback Computing 2013 -
The 8th International Workshop on Feedback Computing

San Jose, California, USA, 25 June 2013
Co-hosted with the 2013 USENIX Federated Conferences Week



Paper submissions due: March 29, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PDT
Notification to authors: April 26, 2013
Final paper files due: May 24, 2013
Workshop date: June 25, 2013



Following the success of the past six FeBID workshops and the newly
debuted Feedback Computing Workshop in 2012, the 2013 International
Workshop on Feedback Computing will be held in June 2013, as part of
USENIX Federated Conferences Week in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
Feedback Computing is a unique forum built around advancing feedback
system theory and practice in modeling, analyzing, designing, and
optimizing computing systems. The creation of this 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,
embedding in the physical world, human interactions, and societal
infrastructure. Systematic and feedback-driven approaches are critical
to address the dynamic complexity that arises in new fields such as
cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, social networks, and mobile

2. Advances in disciplines such as machine learning, mathematical
optimization, network theories, decision theories, and data
engineering provide new foundations and techniques that empower
feedback approaches to address computing systems at scale and to
achieve goals such as autonomy, adaptation, stabilization, robustness,
or performance optimization.



The Feedback Computing Workshop seeks original research contributions
and position papers on advancing feedback control technologies and
their applications in computing systems, broadly defined. Topic of
interests include but are not limited to:

* Theoretical foundations for feedback computing
* New control paradigms and system architecture
* Sensing, actuation, and data management in feedback computing
* Learning and modeling of computing system dynamics
* Design patterns and software engineering
* Feedback computing education and awareness
* Experiences and best practices from real systems
* Applications in domains such as distributed systems, cloud
computing, data center resource management, real-time systems,
cyber-physical systems, social network, and mobility

We encourage research paper submissions expressing original research
results, challenge paper submissions motivating new research
directions, and application paper submissions elaborating 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 three types of papers to emphasize the
multiple focuses of this workshop:

* Research Papers: Research paper submissions must represent original,
unpublished contributions. All submissions should be typeset in
two-column format in 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced)
leading, with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep;
submission should not exceed 6 pages in length (excluding references).
Manuscript templates are available for download from the USENIX
templates page.

* Challenge Papers: Challenge paper submissions must motivate research
challenges with real systems that can take advantage of feedback
computing. All submissions should be typeset in two-column format in
10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block
being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep; submission should not exceed
3 pages in length (excluding references). Manuscript templates are
available for download from the USENIX templates page.

* Application Papers: Application 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 should not exceed 15 slides
in length.

All papers are to be submitted via the Web submission form, which will
be available here soon, as PDF files.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes
dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical
conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take
action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX
Conference Submissions Policy for details. Papers accompanied by
nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. If you are
uncertain whether your submission meets USENIX's guidelines, please
contact the program co-chairs, feedback13chairs at usenix.org, or the
USENIX office, submissionspolicy at usenix.org.

At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the
paper in person at the workshop. There will not be
copyright-transferred formal proceedings for the workshop. The
accepted papers will be available online to registered attendees
before the conference and will also be distributed via USB drives at
the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior
to the event, please notify production at usenix.org. The papers will be
available online to everyone beginning on June 25, 2013. Accepted
submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on
the USENIX Feedback Computing Workshop '13 Web site; rejected
submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

One Best Paper Award will be announced at the end of workshop to
recognize the current best work in feedback computing.



General Chair

Yixin Diao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Program Co-Chairs

Jie Liu, Microsoft Research
Ming Zhao, Florida International University

Program Committee

Sherif Abdelwahed, Mississippi State University
Christos Cassandras, Boston University
Zonghua Gu, Zhejiang University
Jeffrey Kephart, IBM Research
Maria Kihl, Lund University
Xenofon D. Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University
Charles R. Lefurgy, IBM Research
Michael Lemon, University of Notre Dame
Xue Liu, McGill University
Martina Maggio, Lund University
Ole Mengshoel, Carnegle Mellon University
Arif Merchant, Google
Pradeep Padala, VMware
Eric Rutten, INRIA Grenoble
Sharad Singhal, HP Labs
Eduardo Tovar, Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Zhikui Wang, HP Labs

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

Publicity Chair

Matina Maggio, Lund University

Web Chair

Adrian Suarez, Florida International University

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