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VTDC10 - The 4th International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing

Workshop scope

Welcome to the fourth edition of the VTDC workshop. VTDC'10 will be held in Chicago, USA in conjunction with HPDC'10 (The International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing)

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 HPDC community at large.


VTDC 2010 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


  • (Extented) Submission deadline: March 11, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2010
  • Final manuscripts due: April 14, 2010
  • Workshop: June 22, 2010


VTDC2010 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Submitted papers should be limited to 8 pages (including tables, images, and references) and formatted according to the ACM SIGS Style (http://www.acm.org/publications/instructions_for_proceedings_volumes). Document templates can be found at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Only pdf format is accepted. All papers will receive at least three reviews. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register for the workshop and present the paper.

To submit a paper for VTDC 2010, please use the EasyChair submission site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vtdc2010


The Fourth VTDC will take place in Chicago, a city rich in culture, art, and technology - check the city of Chicago's official tourism's site for more information.


Tuesday, June 22nd in Room Superior 2

  • 9:00 Invited Talk: Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Architecture: The Grid5000 Recipe, Adrien Lebre
  • 10:00 Cluster-Wide Context Switch of Virtualized Jobs, Fabien Hermenier, Adrien Lebre, and Jean-Marc Menaud
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Scaling Virtual Organization Clusters over a Wide Area Network using the Kestrel Workload Management System, Lance Stout, Michael Fenn, Micahel Murphy, and Sebastien Goasguen
  • 11:30 Pools of Virtual Boxes: Building Campus Grids with Virtual Machines, David Herzfeld, Lars Olson, and Craig Struble
  • 12:00 Janus: A Cross-Layer Soft Real-Time Architecture for Virtualization, Raoul Rivas, Ahsan Arefin, and Klara Nahrstedt
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Invited Talk: An Introduction to the V3VEE Project and the Palacios Virtual Machine Monitor, Peter Dinda
  • 2:30 DistriBit: A Distributed Dynamic Binary Translator System for Thin Client Computing, Haibing Guan, Yindong Yang, Kai Chen, Yindong Ge, Liang Liu, and Ying Chen
  • 3:00 Storage Deduplication for Virtual Ad Hoc Network Testbed By File-Level Block Sharing, Chang-Han Jong, Cho-Yu Lason Chiang, Taichuan Lu, Alexander Poylisher, and Constantin Serban
  • 3:30 Coffee Break
  • 4:00 Invited Talk: Future Grid: Supporting Next Generation Data Intensive Cyberinfrastructure, Geoffrey Fox


  • General Chair: Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida
  • Program Chair: Frederic Desprez, INRIA
  • Steering Committee Chair: Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida, Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Program Committee:
    • James Broberg, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Franck Cappello, INRIA and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    • Dilma M Da silva, IBM Research, USA
    • Peter Dinda, Northwestern University, USA
    • Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory & The University of Chicago, USA
    • Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University, USA
    • Kartik Gopalan, Computer Science, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
    • Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
    • Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherland
    • Jack Lange, Northwestern University, USA
    • Laurent Lefèvre, INRIA, University of Lyon, France
    • Ignacio Lorente, DSA-Research, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    • Norbert Meyer, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
    • Christine MORIN, INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, France
    • D. K. Panda, The Ohio State University, USA
    • Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Paul Ruth, University of Mississippi, USA
    • Kyung D Ryu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
    • Chris Samuel, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Frank Siebenlist, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    • Frederic Suter, CC IN2P3 / CNRS, France
    • Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, USA
    • Mike Wray, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
    • Mazin Yousif, IBM Corporation, USA
    • Ming Zhao, Florida International University, USA

Previous VTDC workshops

Contact information

For more information, contact the program or general chairs at: Frederic.Desprez at inria.fr or renato at acis.ufl.edu