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September 4, 2003

CFP: Second Workshop on Systems and Storage Technology

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Second Workshop on Systems and Storage Technology November 24, 2003 Organized by the IBM Research Lab in Haifa

You are cordially invited to participate in a one-day workshop on Systems and Storage Technology, to be held on Monday, November 24, 2003 at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa, located on the Haifa University campus, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.

This full-day workshop will provide a forum for the research and development communities from both academia and industry to share their work, exchange ideas, and discuss issues, problems, and work-in-progress, as well as future research directions and trends.

The workshop will focus on the following major challenges in the field of systems and storage technologies:

Business Continuity: As organizations become increasingly dependent on a continuous flow of information across distributed, heterogeneous environments, disruptions to that flow become more and more intolerable. Minimizing data loss, rapid recovery to a consistent state, and reduction in security risks are essential for preserving business continuity.

Grid Computing: Grid computing enables the virtualization of distributed computing and data resources, such as processing, network bandwidth, and storage capacity to create a single system image, granting users and applications seamless access to vast IT capabilities. Grid computing keeps complexity hidden, brings computing resources together, and enables virtualization of computing resources.

Autonomic Computing and Advanced Systems Management: In an increasingly complex and heterogeneous IT environment, management of computing systems becomes more complex, more expensive, and requires increasingly specialized personnel. The autonomic computing model introduces computing systems that are self-managing, self-healing, self-organized, resilient, responsive, efficient, and secure.

The workshop will cover new storage systems as well as advanced systems technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Business Continuity * High availability and scalability * End-to-end availability and quality of service * Data replication and copy services * Disaster recovery * Data security and integrity

Grid Computing * Grid services, standards and frameworks (OGSA, grid as on-demand platform, programming models) * Grid infrastructure (e.g., storage, security, policy, scheduling) * Grid business (economic models, grid vs. .net/WS/CORBA) * Data and storage grids

Autonomic Computing and Advanced Systems Management * Integrated server, network and storage management * Problem determination and resolution * Resource and operation modeling * Self-management * Self-healing

New Storage Systems Technologies * Object storage * Novel data access models * Reference data and persistence archive * iSCSI technologies

The workshop will take place in the auditorium (room L100) of the IBM Research Lab in Haifa. A detailed agenda and participation information will be distributed at a later date.

Please feel free to further distribute this invitation to students and fellow researchers/developers.

Important dates: October 25, 2003: Abstracts due November 10, 2003: Notification of paper acceptance November 24, 2003: Workshop gathering and presentations (Monday)

What to submit Please send an abstract describing your work, up to one page in 11pt font, in either DOC or PDF format.

Where to submit Send your submission to moatti (at) or naamah (at)

When to submit Please send your submission before October 25, 2003.

Workshop Organizers: Naama Kraus Yosef Moatti

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