organizing committee is excited to invite you to take part in ACM
SIGMETRICS 2013. SIGMETRICS is the flagship conference of the ACM
special interest group for the computer systems
ACM SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and
application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic,
simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of
particular interest is work that furthers the state-of-the-art in
performance evaluation methods, or work that creatively apply
previously developed methods to understand or gain important insights
into key design trade-offs in computer or network systems.
• If you are a student looking to share a room during the conference, please contact the Student Activities Chair, Urtzi Ayesta, via email: "urtzi [at] laas.fr". Please include your gender.
• The schedule has been updated with information on the technical sessions.
• On-campus housing accomodations for the conference are now available. Click here for more details and registration.
• The registration information is now available. Please note that the early registration deadline is May 12, 2013.
• The conference hotel information is now available.
Sigmetrics Keynote Speakers
We are pleased to announce that we will have two exciting keynote speakers this year:
Balaji Prabhakar (Bio)
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
Designing Large-scale Nudge Engines
In many of the challenges faced by the modern world, from overcrowded transportation systems to overstretched healthcare systems, large benefits for society come about from small changes by very many individuals. We survey the problems and the cost they impose on society, and describe a framework for designing "nudge engines"---algorithms, incentives and technology for influencing human behavior. We present a model for analyzing their effectiveness and results from transportation pilots conducted in Bangalore, at Stanford and in Singapore, and a wellness program for the employees of Accenture-USA.
David Maltz (Bio)
Networking Research Group, Microsoft Research
Challenges in Cloud Scale Data Centers
Datacenters are fascinating places, where the massive scale required to deliver on-line services like web search and cloud hosting turns minor issues into major challenges that must be addressed in the design of the physical infrastructure and the software platform. In this talk, I'll briefly overview the kinds of applications that run in mega-datacenters and the workloads they place on the infrastructure. I'll then describe a number of challenges seen in Microsoft's datacenters, with a goal of posing questions more than describing solutions. The audience will leave with a better understanding of how economic factors, technology issues, and software design interact when creating low-latency, low-cost, high availability services.
Sigmetrics Workshop Keynote Speakers
We are also featuring four workshops this year with the following keynote speakers:
Dr. Rayid Ghani is the keynote speaker for Big Data Analytics. Dr. Ghani was the Chief Scientist at Obama for America 2012 campaign focusing on analytics, technology, and data. His work focused on improving different functions of the campaign including fundraising, volunteer, and voter mobilization using analytics, social media, and machine learning.
Prof. Ricardo Bianchini (Bio)
Professor, Computer Science, Rutgers University
Leveraging Renewable Energy in Datacenters: Present and Future
Interest has been growing in powering datacenters (at least
partially) with renewable or "green" sources of energy, such as solar or wind. However, it is challenging to use these sources because, unlike the "brown" (carbon-intensive) energy drawn from the electrical grid, they are not always available. In this talk, I will first discuss the tradeoffs involved in leveraging green energy today and the prospects for the future. I will then discuss the main research challenges and questions involved in managing the use of green energy in datacenters.
Next, I will describe some of the software and hardware that researchers are building to explore these challenges and questions. Specifically, I will overview systems that match a datacenter's computational workload to the green energy supply. I will also describe Parasol, the solar-powered micro-datacenter we have recently built at Rutgers University. Finally, I will discuss some potential avenues for future research on this topic.
Prof. Marija Ilić is a keynote speaker for GreenMetrics. Prof. Ilić is a faculty member in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Enegineering and Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Prof. Ilić has 30 years of experience in teaching and research in the area of electrical power system modeling and control. Her main interest is in the systems aspects of operations, planning, and economics of the electric power industry.
Prof. Prashant Shenoy is a keynote speaker for GreenMetrics. Prashant Shenoy is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the M.S and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin. His research interests lie in distributed systems and networking, with a recent emphasis on cloud and green computing. He has been the recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award, the IBM Faculty Development Award, the Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, and the UT Computer Science Best Dissertation Award, and several best paper awards at leading conferences. He serves on editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on the Web and the Multimedia Systems journal and will be the program chair of ACM BuildSys this year. He has previously served as the program chair for ACM Multimedia, ACM Sigmetrics, World Wide Web, Performance, Multimedia Computing and Networking, IEEE Comsnets, and Hotcloud. He is a distinguished member of the ACM and a fellow of the IEEE.
November 7, 2012, 11:59pm EST (hard deadline)
Submission: November 14, 2012, 11:59pm EST (hard deadline)
• First-round reviews available: December 26, 2012
• Rebuttals to reviews: January 4, 2013, 11:59 PM EST (hard deadline)
of Decision: February 11, 2013
• Early Registration: May 10, 2013
June 17 - 21, 2013
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