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VTDC12 - The 6th International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing

The convergence of virtualization technologies and distributed computing is an exciting subject and the aim of many research projects in both academia and industry.

Since the beginning of VTDC in 2006, a lot of events dealing with virtualization and cloud computing concerns have taken place. All of them have contributed to the improvement of virtualization technologies leading to more complex and larger scale systems. However, limiting the scope of Distributed Computing to Cloud platforms is not enough. For the VTDC Steering Committee, Distributed Computing is larger than just Cloud platforms and the VTDC workshop should continue to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of different virtualization technologies in distributed computing, including the management of HPC, Data-Intensive or web hosting platforms as well as concerns dealing with the virtualization of network and storage facilities.

VTDC'12 will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the 21th edition of HPDC (the International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing)

Workshop scope

Building on very successful VTDC workshops, this 6th edition will give a particular look to techniques and concepts to enable virtual machines, virtual networks, virtual data, virtual storage, virtual applications, and virtual instruments. The scope of "distributed computing" includes Cluster/Grid/Cloud computing, peer-to- peer computing, and mobile computing.


VTDC 2012 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtualization for resource management and QoS assurance of distributed computing platforms
  • 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 in HPC systems
  • Virtualization-based adaptive/autonomic systems
  • The creation and management of environments/appliances
  • Performance modeling (applications and systems)
  • Virtualization techniques for energy/thermal management
  • Case studies of applications on virtualized platforms
  • Deployment studies of virtualization technologies
  • Tools relevant to virtualization
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Virtualization in data/computing centers


  • June 19, 2012


The sixth VTDC will take place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, in Delft, the Netherlands.- check the HPDC' venue page for further information.


  • 9:00 Opening Session
  • 9:15 Invited Talk: Scaling I/O in Virtualized Multicore Servers: How much I/O in 10 years and how to get there, Angelos Bilas, FORTH-ICS, Greece


  • 10:05 Paravirtualizing TCP, Audun Nordal, Aage Kvalnes and Dag Johansen, Department of Computer Science University of Tromsø, Norway


  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:50 A Case for Tracking and Exploiting Memory Content Sharing in Virtualized Large-Scale Parallel Systems, Lei Xia and Peter Dinda, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA


  • 11:15: Inter-rack Live Migration of Multiple Virtual Machines, Umesh Deshpande, Unmesh Kulkarni and Kartik Gopalan, Binghamton University, Binghamton, USA


  • 11:40 Invited Talk: Integrating heterogeneous virtualized data centers through the WAN: a practical perspective Victor Souza, Ericsson Research, Sweden


  • 12:30 Lunch time
  • 13:30 Invited Talk: Virtualization, Cloud and IaaS at CERN, Helge Meinhard, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland


  • 14:20 Performance Evaluation of Video-on-Demand in Virtualized Environments: A look from user's perspective, Jagmohan Chauhan and Dr. Dwight Makaroff, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


  • 14:45 Designing a Flexible and Modular Architecture for a Private Cloud: a Case Study, Valeria Cardellini and Stefano Iannucci, University of Roma, Italy


  • 15:10 Coffee Break
  • 15:30 Secure Lazy Provisioning of Virtual Desktops to a Portable Storage Device, Luis Garcés-Erice and Sean Rooney, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 15:55 CANCELLED - Elastic IP and Security Groups Implementation Using OpenFlow, Greg Stabler, Aaron Rosen, Kuang-Ching Hang and Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University, Clemson, USA
  • 15:55 Invited Talk: Computing Power on Tap: How Cloud Computing Can Change Science? "Kate Keahey, Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • 16:45 End of the workshop


  • General Chair: Frederic Desprez, INRIA
  • Program Chair: Adrien Lèbre, Mines de Nantes
  • Steering Committee Chair: Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida, Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, Kartik Gopalan, Binghamton University
  • Program Committee:
    • Dilma M Da silva, IBM, USA
    • Peter Dinda, Northwestern University, USA
    • Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
    • Jose A. B. Fortes, University of Florida, USA
    • Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University, USA
    • Kartik Gopalan, Binghamton University, USA
    • Fabien Hermenier, Nice Sophia-Antipolis University, France
    • Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
    • Ardalan Kangarlou, NetApp, USA
    • Michael Kozuch, Intel Labs, USA
    • Jack Lange, Northwestern University, USA
    • Ignacio Lorente, DSA-Research, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    • Christine Morin, INRIA, France
    • D. K. Panda, Ohio State University, USA
    • Frederic Suter, IN2P3, France
    • Ming Zhao, University of Florida, USA
    • Mike Wray, HP Labs, UK
    • Xuanhua Shi, Huazhong University, China

Previous VTDC workshops

Contact information

For more information, contact the general or program chairs at: frederic.desprez at inria.fr or adrien.lebre at mines-nantes.fr

List of workshops held in conjunction with HPDC'12

VTDC is one of the workshops held in conjunction with HPDC'12:

Short Workshop Name Full Workshop Name
Application Domain
Astro-HPC 2012 Workshop on High-Performance Computing for Astronomy
ECMLS 2012 Emerging Computational Methods for the Life Sciences Workshop
Science Cloud 2012 Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing
SocMP 2012 Workshop on Social Media Processing
Data-Intensive Processing
DIDC 2012 Workshop on Data-Intensive Distributed Computing
ISDP 2012 In-Situ Data Processing Technologies
LSAP 2012 Workshop on Large-scale Systems and Applications Performance
MapReduce'12 Workshop on MapReduce and its Applications
VTDC-2012 Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing