First Workshop on
Automated Control for Datacenters and Clouds (ACDC09)


    • Keynote and three 90-minute paper sessions
    • Paper presentations maximum 20 minutes each
    • 5 minutes per paper for questions
    • 15 minutes per session for discussion
    • Breaks and lunch are coordinated with other workshops on the ICAC schedule.
    • Schedule in a .txt file


    8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

    9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and intro

    9:15 - 10:30 Keynote

    John Wilkes (Google)
    Automating Trade-offs

    10:30 - 11:00 Break

    11:15am - 12:45pm: Controlling Resource Usage

    • Automatic Exploration of Datacenter Performance Regimes
      Authors:P. Bodik, R. Griffith, C. Sutton, A. Fox, M. Jordan, and D. Patterson (UC Berkeley)
    • A Distributed Control Framework for Performance Management of Virtualized Computing Environments: Some Preliminary Results
      Authors:R. Wang, N. Kandasamy (Drexel University)
    • Automated Control in Cloud Computing: Challenges and Opportunities
      Authors:H. Lim (Duke University), S. Babu (Duke University), J. Chase (Duke University) and S. Parekh (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
    • Discussion (15 minutes)

    1:00pm - 2:30pm: Lunch

    2:30pm - 4:00pm: Across Environments

    • Elastic Management of Cluster-based Services in the Cloud
      Authors:R. Moreno-Vozmediano, R. Montero, and I. Llorente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
    • Virtual Machine Contracts
      Authors:J. Matthews (Clarkson University/VMware), T. Garfinkel (Stanford University/VMware), C. Hoff (Packetfilter), and J. Wheeler (Cisco)
    • Applicability of the Willow Architecture for Cloud Management
      Authors:Z. Hill, M. Humphrey (University of Virginia)
    • Discussion (15 minutes)

    4:00 - 4:30 Break

    4:30pm - 6:00pm: Awareness

    • Making Cluster Applications Energy-Aware
      Authors:N. Vasic, M. Barisits, V. Salzgeber and D. Kostic (EPFL)
    • Tashi: Location-aware Cluster Management
      Authors:M. Kozuch (Intel Research Pittsburgh), M. Ryan (Intel Research Pittsburgh), R. Gass (Intel Research Pittsburgh), S. Schlosser (Intel Research Pittsburgh), D. O'Hallaron (Intel Research Pittsburgh), J. Cipar (Carnegie Mellon University), M. Stroucken (Carnegie Mellon University), J. Lopez (Carnegie Mellon University), G. Ganger (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • Dynamic Cost-Efficient Replication in Data Clouds
      Authors:N. Bonvin, T. Papaioannou and K. Aberer (School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL)
    • Discussion and Wrapup (15 minutes)