CFP: 3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)

                          Call for Papers
      3rd International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in
                    Distributed Computing (VTDC-09)

                     In conjunction with ICAC 2009
                    Barcelona, Spain, June 15 2009

Workshop scope:

Virtualization has proven to be a powerful enabler in the field of distributed computing and has led to the emergence of the cloud computing paradigm and the provisioning of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This new paradigm raises challenges ranging from performance evaluation of IaaS platforms, through new methods of resource management including providing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and energy- and cost-efficient schedules, to the emergence of supporting technologies such as virtual appliance management.

For the last three years, the VTDC workshop has served as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences studying the challenges and opportunities created by IaaS/cloud computing and virtualization technologies. VTDC brings together researchers in academia and industry who are involved in research, development and planning activities involving the use of virtualization in the context of distributed systems, where the opportunities and challenges with respect to the management of such virtualized systems is of interest to the ICAC community at large.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: February 20th, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: March 23rd, 2009
  • Final manuscripts due: April 6, 2009
  • Workshop: June 15, 2009


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Papers should be submitted as full-length 8 page papers of double column text using single space 10pt size type on an 8.5×11 paper. Papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop. VTDC 2009 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Virtualization in data centers
  • Virtualization for resource management and QoS assurance
  • Security aspects of using virtualization in a distributed environment
  • Virtual networks
  • Virtual data, storage as a service
  • Fault tolerance in virtualized environments
  • Virtualization in P2P systems
  • Virtualization-based adaptive/autonomic systems
  • The creation and management of environments/appliances
  • Virtualization technologies
  • Performance modeling (applications and systems)
  • Virtualization techniques for energy/thermal management
  • Case studies of applications on IaaS platforms
  • Deployment studies of virtualization technologies
  • Tools relevant to virtualization


  • General Chair:
    • Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Program Chair:
    • Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida
  • Steering Committee Chair:
    • Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida
  • Program Committee:
    • Franck Cappello, INRIA
    • Jeff Chase, Duke University
    • Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
    • Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University
    • Sverre Jarp, CERN
    • John Lange, Northwestern University
    • Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia
    • Paul Ruth, University of Mississippi
    • Kyung Ryu, IBM
    • Chris Samuel, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
    • Frank Siebenlist, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Dilma da Silva, IBM
    • Mike Wray, HP
    • Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
    • Mazin Yousif, Avirtec
    • Ming Zhao, Florida International University
  • Publicity Chair:
    • Ming Zhao, Florida International University

For more information:

VTDC-09 Web site:
ICAC-09 Web site: