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VTDC11 - The 5th International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing

The convergence of virtualization technologies and distributed computing is an exciting development and the subject of much research in both academia and industry. Building on a very successful and highly attended VTDC workshops, this 5th edition will continue to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies in distributed computing, the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of virtual systems themselves, as well as case studies of application of virtualization.

VTDC'11 will be held in San José, USA in conjunction with the 20th edition of HPDC (the International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing)

Workshop scope

The scope of "virtualization technologies" includes techniques and concepts to enable virtual machines, virtual networks, virtual data, virtual storage, virtual applications and virtual instruments. The scope of "distributed computing" includes grid computing, cloud computing, cluster computing, peer-to-peer computing, and mobile computing.


VTDC 2011 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


  • Abstract deadline: February 4, 2011
  • EXTENDED Submission deadline: February 11, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2011
  • Final manuscripts due: March 31, 2011
  • Workshop: June 8, 2011


The Fifth VTDC will take place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California - check the HPDC' venue page or directly the city of San José's official tourism's site for more information.


  • 1:30 Invited Talk: Open Computing Infrastructures for Elastic Services: Contrail Approach, Christine Morin, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, France


  • 2:30 Shadowfax: Scaling in Heterogeneous Cluster Systems via GPGPU Assemblies, Alexander Merritt, Vishakha Gupta, Abhishek Verma, Ada Gavrilovska and Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA


  • 3:00 Reactive Consolidation of Virtual Machines Enabled by Postcopy Live Migration, Takahiro Hirofuchi, Hidemoto Nakada, Satoshi Itoh and Satoshi Sekiguchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan


  • 3:30 Coffee Break (FCRC)
  • 4:00 Invited Talk: Challenges in Supporting Virtual Infrastructures in the Cloud, Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, USA


  • 5:00 Performance of SAP ERP with Memory Virtualization using IBM Active Memory Expansion as an example, LaAndre Boegelsack, Marcus Homan, Holger Wittges and Helmut Krcmar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany


  • 5:30 Practical Cloud Evaluation from a Nordic eScience User Perspective, Ake Edlund, Maarten Koopmans, Zeeshan Ali Shah, Ilja Livenson, Frederik Orellana, Jukka Kommeri, Miika Tuisku, Pekka Lehtovuori, Klaus Marius Hansen, Helmut Neukirchen and Ebba Hvannberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden



  • General Chair: Adrien Lèbre, Mines de Nantes
  • Program Chair: Kartik Gopalan, Binghamton University
  • Steering Committee Chair: Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida, Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, Frederic Desprez, INRIA
  • Program Committee:
    • Peter Dinda, Northwestern University, USA
    • Dilma M Da silva, IBM Research, USA
    • Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University, 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
    • 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
    • Chris Samuel, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Anthony Sulistio, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany
    • Frederic Suter, CC IN2P3 / CNRS, France
    • Mike Wray, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
    • Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, USA
    • Ming Zhao, Florida International University, USA

Previous VTDC workshops

Contact information

For more information, contact the program or general chairs at: kartik at binghamton.edu or adrien.lebre at mines-nantes.fr