On behalf of the 3rd Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems
(HotStorage '11) program committee, I would like to invite you to submit
papers that present a fresh look at file and storage technologies.
Storage systems continue to present important research challenges and
opportunities today. The rapid increase in the volume and variety of
digital data, the trend toward using commodity components rather than
custom-built hardware, the ability to insert new filesystem
functionality transparently in hypervisors, the emergence of persistent
storage memory technologies, the challenges of "big data," the rise of
distributed key-value stores (such as nosql), and the proliferation of
storage devices in consumer electronics all offer exciting opportunities
and new challenges.
We expect the workshop submissions to advocate fresh, unorthodox
approaches advancing the state of the art in file and storage systems
design. Ideas presented in the workshop should provide a new look at
storage technologies and eventually lead to work that will likely appear
in top-tier systems conferences. The HotStorage workshop aims to bring
together researchers interested in presenting their thoughts and
engaging in discussions with their colleagues.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Cloud storage
* Storage for virtualized datacenters
* Clustered storage architectures
* Storage for mobile and embedded systems
* Key-value and "nosql" storage
* Solid-state storage
* Archival storage
* Storage at home
* Search and data retrieval
* Storage security
* Caching, replication, and data consistency
* Interactions of storage systems and databases
* The challenges of "big data"
* Storage system performance modeling and prediction
Submissions are due Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. PST.