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VTDC13 - The 7th 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 number 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'13 will be held in New York City, in conjunction with the 22th edition of HPDC (the International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing)

Workshop scope

Although the convergence of virtualization technologies and distributed computing has been leading to exciting developments for almost ten years now, the use of virtual environments is still far from reaching the maturity of more usual computing facilities such as clusters or grids. Current solutions for operating virtual infrastructures are rather "simple" management systems focusing on the contextualization of the virtual machines, their deployments as well as their monitoring. The design and the implementation of advanced mechanisms in charge of addressing particular concerns such as scalability, reliability, and reactivity are either missing or not yet integrated in these systems

Building on previous successful as well as highly attended VTDC workshops, this 7th edition will particularly consider innovative work addressing the aforementioned concerns with the ultimate goal of delivering more advanced and integrated systems. Such systems might be seen as mixes between IaaS and PaaS toolkits, enabling end-users to run large-scale applications such as the HPC/HTC ones

More precisely, topics of interest include:

  • 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


VTDC2013 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/gi-proceedings). 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. Accepted papers will be included in the HPDC proceedings.

To submit a paper for VTDC 2013, please use the EasyChair submission site: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=vtdc2013


  • Abstract submission: February 4th, 2013 (11:59PM PST)
  • Paper submission: February 11th, 2013 (11:59PM PST)
  • Acceptance notification: March 18th, 2013
  • Final papers due: April 15th, 2013
  • Workshop: June 17-18, 2013


The seventh VTDC will take place inthe heart of iconic New York City at the New Yorker hotel.- check the HPDC'2013 venue page for further information.


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 or parashar at rutgers.edu