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Keynote 1: Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau: Measure, Then Build: A Story of Systems Research.

Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau is professor in the department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also serves currently as the Associate Chair. He has published in excess of 100 papers. His more than 20 Ph.D. students serve in leading companies, organizations, and universities.

Kenynote 2: James Hughes: "Trends in Storage and Opportunities for Research"

James Hughes is currently a Distributed Systems Architect at Apple and has a distinguished career in industry. Most recently he was a Managing Principal Technologist at Seagate Technology and before that, Vice President and Fellow (Cloud Storage) at Huawei, a Sun Fellow and Vice President at Sun Microsystems, a Senior Fellow and Vice President at Storage Technology Corporation, and a Fellow at Network Systems Corporation. In between, he was an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University and Peking University. In his spare time, he works on cryptography.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

8:00 - 8:45 Registration
8:45 - 10:00 Keynote: James Hughes: Trends in Storage and Opportunities for Research
10:15 - 12:00 Storage I
N. Elyasi, M. Arjomand, A. Sivasubramaniam, M. Kandemir and C. Das Content Popularity-Based Selective Replication for Read Redirection in SSDs
L. Bona, A. Ziviani, A. Elias, T. Cortes, R. Nou and M. Alves Freezing Time: A New Approach for Emulating Fast Storage Devices Using VM. [ Link to pdf]
J. Byron, E. Miller and D. Long Using Simulation to Design Scalable and Cost-Efficient Archival Storage Systems [ Link to pdf]
13:00 - 15:45 Storage II
M. Hajkazemi, P. Desnoyers, M. Abdi and M. Shafaei FSTL: A Framework to Design and Explore Shingled Magnetic Recording Translation Layers [ Link to pdf]
A. Jadidi, M. Kandemir and C. Das Tolerating Write Disturbance Errors in PCM Devices: Experimental Characterization,Analysis,and Mechanisms
S. Mukhopadhyay, J. Frank, D. Bittman, D. Long and E. Miller Efficient Reconstruction Techniques for Disaster Recovery in Secret-Split Datastores
N. Shahidi and M. Kandemir CachedGC: Cache-Assisted Garbage Collection in Modern Solid State Drives (short)
A. Khan, C. Lee, P. Hamandawana, S. Park and Y. Kim A Robust Fault-Tolerant and Scalable Cluster-wide Deduplication for Shared-Nothing Storage Systems (short) [ Link to pdf]
X. Ge, X. Xie, D. Du, P. Ganesan and D. Hahn ChewAnalyzer: Workload-Aware Data Management Across Differentiated Storage Pools (short) [ Link to pdf]
16:15 - 18:00 Distributed Systems I
G. Kesidis, Y. Shan, A. Jain, B. Urgaonkar, J. Khamse-Ashari and I. Lambadaris Scheduling Distributed Resources in Heterogeneous Private Clouds (short)
C. Koch, S. Werner, A. Rizk and R. Steinmetz MIRA: Proactive Music Video Caching using ConvNet-based Classification and Multivariate Popularity Prediction (short) [ Link to pdf]
M. Wajahat, B. Balasubramanian, A. Gandhi, G. Jung and S. Narayanan A Graybox Approach to Rehoming Service Chains (short) [ Link to pdf]
H. Feng, Y. Deng and Y. Zhao Criso: An Incremental Scalable and Cost-Effective Data Center Interconnection by Using 2-port servers and low-end switches (short) [ Link to pdf]

Thursday, September 27, 2018

8:45 - 10:00 Keynote: Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau -- Measure, Then Build: A Story of Systems Research
10:15 - 12:00 Systems I
J. Ryoo, O. Kislal, X. Tang and M. Kandemir Quantifying and Optimizing Data Access Parallelism on Manycores
Y. Zhu, F. Chowdhury, H. Fu, A. Moody, K. Mohror, K. Sato and W. Yu Entropy-Aware I/O Pipelining for Large-Scale Deep Learning on HPC Systems [ Link to pdf]
C. Pilch, M. Niehage and A. Remke HPnGs go non-linear: statistical dependability evaluation of battery-powered systems. [ Link to pdf]
13:00 - 14:30 Networking I
M. Haffey, M. Arlitt and C. Williamson Modeling, Analysis, and Characterization of Periodic Network Traffic [ Link to pdf]
J. Xu and S. Sun GPU based Real-time Super Hosts Detection at Distributed Edge Routers [ Link to pdf] (withdrawn)
H. Wen, Z. Cao, Y. Zhang, X. Cao, Z. Fan, D. Voigt and D. Du JoiNS: Meeting latency SLO with Integrated Control for Networked Storage [ Link to pdf]
C. Liu and L. Xiao Interference and Blockage Prediction in mmWave-enabled HetNets
15:00 - 17:10 Performance Evaluation I
Y. Jia, Z. Shao and F. Chen SlimCache: Exploiting Data Compression Opportunities in Flash-based Key-value Caching [ Link to pdf]
J. v.Kistowski, S. Eismann, N. Schmitt, A. Bauer, J. Grohmann and S. Kounev TeaStore: A Micro-Service Reference Application for Benchmarking, Modeling and Resource Management Research [ Link to pdf]
R. Basat, G. Einziger, R. Friedman, M. Luizelli and E. Waisbard Volumetric Hierarchical Heavy Hitters [ Link to pdf]
N. Aussel, Y. Petetin and S. Chabridon Improving Performances of Log Mining for Anomaly Prediction through NLP-based Log Parsing (short)
M. Umar, S. Moore, J. Vetter and K. Cameron Prometheus: Coherent Exploration of Hardware and Software Optimizations using Aspen (short)

Friday, September 28, 2018

8:30 - 10:00 Best Paper Candidates
N. Panigrahy, J. Li and D. Towsley Network Cache Design under Stationary Requests: Exact Analysis and Poisson Approximation [ Link to pdf]
P. Thakkar, N. Senthil and B. Viswanathan Performance Benchmarking and Optimizing Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Platform. [Link to pdf] [Link to presentation]
N. Ioannou, K. Kourtis and I. Koltsidas Elevating commodity storage with the SALSA host translation layer [Link to pdf] [Link to presentation]
10:30 - 12:00 Distributed Systems II
B. Hou and F. Chen Pacaca: Mining Object Correlations and Parallelism for Enhancing User Experience with Cloud Storage [ Link to pdf]
S. Lin, M. Paolieri, L. Golubchik and C. Chou A model-based approach to streamlining distributed training for asynchronous SGD [Link to pdf]
S. Sreenivasamurthy and K. Obraczka Clustering for Load Balancing and Energy Efficiency in IoT Applications [Link to pdf]
13:00 - 13:55 Performance II
R. Shi, Y. Gan and Y. Wang Evaluating Scalability Bottlenecks by Workload Extrapolation [ Link to pdf]
E. Incerto, A. Napolitano and M. Tribastone Moving Horizon Estimation of Service Demands for Queuing Networks (short)
14.30 - 15:55
K. Hale and P. Dinda An Evaluation of Asynchronous Software Events on Modern Hardware
O. Kilic, S. Doddamani, A. Bhat, H. Bagdi and K. Gopalan Overcoming Performance Bottlenecks in Large-VCPU Virtual Machines
W. Zheng, S. Mo, X. Jin, Y. Qu, J. Zhou, X. Li, J. Shuai and Z. Xie Pattern Parallel Learning Based Ant Colony Optimization on Many Integrated Core(short)
16:00-16:05 Closing and Best Paper Award