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Re: CfP: 3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed,Systems (ROADS'08), Madrid, 9 December 2008

CfP: ROADS'08 - Madrid, Spain, 9 December 2008

The 3rd International Workshop on Real Overlays And Distributed
Systems (ROADS) seeks papers on the challenges in building large-scale
distributed systems and networking overlays. ROADS is a place to share
new experiences, and work in progress, with an emphasis on systems
that actually run in the wide-area Internet.

The Real in ROADS refers to systems that are deployed on a real
platform for a period of time. They might be existing widely deployed
systems, new research prototypes, or more permanent services, but
submissions should address technical challenges they present for
designers and researchers.  We also welcome papers that explore the
extent to which results retain their validity when moving from
simulation (e.g., ModelNet) to emulation (e.g., Emulab), and/or to
more realistic deployment settings (e.g., PlanetLab).

The workshop program will include invited speakers and presentations
of peer-reviewed papers. Papers will be selected based on originality,
likelihood of stimulating a lively discussion, and technical merit. We
encourage submissions of early work containing novel and interesting
ideas. We envision ROADS as a forum where participants can receive
early feedback on the design and implementation of systems that may
later form the core of submissions to conferences such as CoNEXT,
SIGCOMM, NSDI, SOSP, OSDI, MobiCom, or MobiSys.

Topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to:

* Self-organizing, autonomous, and federated networked systems
* Overlays and peer-to-peer systems
* Online social networks: privacy, reputation, content sharing, search
* Video-On-Demand and other advanced content distribution systems
* Cloud computing and data center networks
* Managing, debugging, and diagnosing problems in distributed systems
* Virtualization and resource management for networked systems
* Architectural support for improving security or availability
* Design and evaluation of Internet-scale testbeds
* Experiences with deployed systems (e.g., CDNs, metro-area Wi-Fi
networks, massive multiplayer game systems)
* Addressing novel challenges for the developing world
* Energy efficient computing in networked environments

Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 12th, 2008 (Friday, 23:59 CEST)
Notifications of acceptance: October 20th, 2008
Final versions due: November 14th, 2008


Submissions should be at most 6 pages in length (including figures,
tables, and references), in standard ACM two-column format, using at
least 10 point type. Longer submissions will not be reviewed.
Submissions should expose a new problem, advocate a specific solution,
or report on actual experience. Instructions regarding the submission
process can be found on the ROADS'08 web site.  Papers will appear in
the ACM Digital Library and will be included in the ACM CoNEXT 2008
electronic proceedings.

Program Committee

 Nick Feamster, Georgia Tech, USA
 Bryan Ford, MIT, USA
 Mike Freedman, Princeton University, USA
 Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington, USA
 Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research, USA
 Sue Moon, KAIST, Korea
 Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft Research, UK
 Stefan Saroiu, University of Toronto, Canada

Workshop Chairs

 Andy Bavier, Princeton University, USA
 Krishna Gummadi, MPI-SWS, Germany
 Pablo Rodriguez, Telefonica Research Lab, Spain