1st Workshop on New Challenges of Distributed Systems

January 8th, 2014, Sydney, Australia

The 1st Workshop on New Challenges of Distributed Systems is a forum to foster exchanges, discussions, and disseminations among researchers of emerging solutions of distributed computing systems. The objective is to discuss new challenges and recent achievements in the context of distributed computing and systems.

Distributed computing systems are used by many on a daily basis, transparently outsourcing data management through web interface or mobile applications. As crucial components of our use of technologies, they need to handle challenging problems like correctness, dependability and security in a way that scale with their growth.

The main goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches for reasoning about distributed computing systems, we especially encourage the presentation of ongoing work, as well as case studies of existing projects.

The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:

Invited speakers

   
Sanjay Chawla - University of Sydney  Proximal Methods for Distributed Machine Learning
Alan Fekete - University of Sydney  Consistency Properties of Cloud Data Stores
Rachid Guerraoui - EPFL  Eventual Consistency: Does it Make Sense?
Dali Kaafar - NICTA  Privacy in Content Oriented Networking: New Challenges, Threats and...
Anne-Marie Kermarrec - INRIA  Privacy-aware micro-blogging
Zahir Tari - RMIT University  Task Assignment in Distributed Systems - beyond traditional approaches
Albert Zomaya - University of Sydney Adaptable Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing Systems

Participation

We solicit submissions describing recent results and/or positions relevant to distributed computing and systems to be presented and discussed at the workshop. As a major goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches for reasoning about distributed systems, we especially encourage the submission of ongoing work or case studies of existing projects. Submissions should be in PDF and include title, author affiliation and email address, and a 1-page abstract. Abstracts will not be published. Please send your abstract by email to vincent.gramoli@sydney.edu.au.
The registration is free, simply ask the organizers a week in advance if you would like to attend.

Program

Time Speaker Talk
Privacy
9h-9h30Anne-Marie Kermarrec (INRIA)Privacy-aware micro-blogging
9h30-10hDali Kaafar (NICTA)Privacy in Content Oriented Networking: New Challenges, Threats and Countermeasures
Cloud
10h-10h30Liming Zhu (NICTA)Challenges of Error Detection and Diagnosis of Sporadic Operations on Distributed Applications
10h30-11hCoffee break
11h-11h30Zahir Tari (RMIT)Task Assignment in Distributed Systems - beyond traditional approaches
11h30-12hAlbert Zomaya (U. Sydney)Adaptable Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing Systems
12h-12h30Young Choon Lee (U. Sydney) Shaping Local Resource Consumption
12h30-13h30Lunch break
Storage
13h30-14hRachid Guerraoui (EPFL)Eventual Consistency: Does it Make Sense?
14h-14h30Alan Fekete (U. Sydney)Consistency Properties of Cloud Data Stores
14h30-15hAkon S. Dey (U. Sydney)Scalable Transactions Across Heterogeneous Stores
15h-15h30Coffee break
Theory
15h30-16hSanjay Chawla (U. Sydney)Proximal Methods for Distributed Machine Learning
16h-16h30Weisheng Si (U. Western Sydney) Applying geometric graphs to wireless networks with directional antennas

Important dates

   
Submission deadline:   15 December 2013
Acceptance notification:   22 December 2013
Attendance request: 2 January 2014 (noon)
Workshop date: 8 January 2014

Location

The workshop will be held at the School of Information Technologies (building J12) of the University of Sydney. All talks will take place in the board room (room 124) on the ground floor of the School of IT building.

School of IT, Building J12
The University of Sydney
1, Cleveland Street
NSW 2006 Sydney

Organization