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CFP: 1st Workshop on Virtualized Infrastructure Systems and Architectures (VISA'09), August 17th 2009, Barcelona, Spain

VISA 2009:   The First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtualized Infastructure
Systems and Architectures

in conjunction with ACM SIGCOMM 2009, August 17th 2009, Barcelona,



                          * FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS *

Infrastructure virtualization has emerged as an important architecture
and experimentation concept for the Internet infrastructure. The global
computing and communication infrastructure will encompass (as it does
today) a diverse and huge collection of networking, computing and
storage resources. Together they need to form a coherent infrastructure
and meet our society's requirements for the 21st century. Infrastructure
virtualization involves creation of a virtual slice of network,
computing and storage resources in support of a service, an application,
or an experiment from a physical substrate of diverse resources. This
allows users of a virtualized infrastructure slice to access resources
on a potentially global scale without incurring the cost of building
such an infrastructure. Thus infrastructure virtualization provides a
platform to allow innovation on a global scale and enables new business

As we envision and research Future Internet, there is increasing
recognition that Infrastructure Virtualization will play an important
role. However, there are many technical problems to solve: how to
discover and advertise the resources; how to create and manage an
infrastructure slice across diverse resources; how does virtualization
extend to the wireless edge; how to implement virtualization across
diverse resources and across layers of protocol stack; how to map an
application or service to run on an infrastructure slice; what
applications and capabilities are enabled by infrastructure
virtualization; what kind of cross-layer protocols are possible; how
does infrastructure virtualization impact the business models of network
operators; and others.

                           * TOPICS OF INTEREST *

We solicit previously unpublished work on the following, non exhaustive,
list of topics:

*    Infrastructure virtualization architecture;
*    Resource allocation to virtual slices;
*    Management tools for infrastructure virtualization;
*    Implementation and transition map for infrastructure
*    Isolation and slice independence in a virtualized
*    Integration of the wireless edge into a virtualized network;
*    Inter-operability and federation of virtualized infrastructures;
*    Cross-layer protocols for virtualized networks;
*    Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructure;
*    Security issues with virtualized infrastructure.

                            * IMPORTANT DEADLINES *

Paper submission deadline:         Friday March 6, 2009
Acceptance notification:         Friday April 10, 2009
Camera ready final submission:     Monday May 4, 2009
Workshop:                     Monday August 17, 2009

                           * WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION *

Steering Committee:

- Tomonori Aoyama, Keio University and NICT
- Anja Feldmann, TU Berlin and T Labs
- Nick McKeown, Stanford University
- Guru Parulkar, Stanford University
- Larry Peterson, Princeton University
- Cedric Westphal, DoCoMo Labs USA

Program Chairs:

- Guru Parulkar, Stanford University
- Cedric Westphal, DoCoMo Labs USA

Program Committee Members:

- Hasan Alkhatib, Microsoft
- Tomonori Aoyama, Keio University and NICT
- Jack Brassil, HP Labs
- Stephan Baucke, Ericsson
- Simon Crosby, Citrix Systems
- Christophe Diot, Thomson Labs
- Lars Eggert, Nokia Research Center
- Serge Fdida, UPMC - Paris 6
- Nick Feamster, Georgia Tech
- Anja Feldmann, TU Berlin and T Labs
- Silvano Gai, Cisco Systems
- Albert Greenberg, Microsoft
- James Kempf, Ericsson
- Dae Young Kim, Chungnam National University
- Ulas Kozat, Docomo Labs USA
- Laurent Mathy, Lancaster University
- Nick McKeown, Stanford University
- Sue Moon, KAIST
- Akihiro Nakao, The University of Tokyo
- K.K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T Labs
- Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University
- Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
- Robert Ricci, University of Utah
- Martin Stiemerling, NEC Labs Europe
- Amin Vahdat, UCSD


Authors should submit pdf papers exclusively, to the EasyChair
conference management system:
Please follow the format of ACM Sigcomm 2009 submissions, except
anonymity is not required and the page limit is eight pages. This
workshop strongly encourages the submission of exploratory results that
point to new directions and challenges in the design and management of a
virtualized infrastructure.

Please contact visa09@easychair.org for any inquiry regardin the