The Fifth International Workshop on System Management Techniques, Processes, and Services  (SMTPS)

Special Focus on Cloud Computing


Advance Program [HTML][PDF]


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:      

January 9, 2009

Notification of Acceptance:     

January 23, 2009

Camera Ready Submission: 

February 15, 2009


Workshop General Chair

Jose Moreira, IBM


Program Co-Chairs

Kyung Dong Ryu, IBM Research

Walfredo Cirne, Google


Steering Committee

Ramendra K. Sahoo, IBM Research

Yanyong Zhang, Rutgers Univ.


Publicity Chair

Fabrizio Petrini, IBM Research


Program Committee

Vas Bala (IBM Research)

Claudio Bartolini (HP Labs)

Milind Bhandarkar (Yahoo)

Fubica Brasileiro (Univ. Federal de Campina Grande)

Henry Casanova (Univ of Hawai)

Grzegorz Czajkowski (Google)

Dilma Da Silva (IBM Research)

Dror Feitelson (Hebrew Univ.)

Renato Figueiredo (Univ. of Florida)

Navendu Jain (Microsoft Research)

Manish Parashar (Rutgers Univ.)

Greg Maewicz (Google)

Fernando Martins (Intel)

Mauricio Mediano (Yahoo)

Matthew Parker (Amazon)

Denny Raz (Technion Univ.)


Submission Instruction

Paper submission/review will be handled by EDAS. Prior to submitting papers, authors should first create an EDAS account. The workshop is listed under IPDPS 09, with the short name SMTPS 09.



Previous Workshops

SMTPS 2008

SMTPS 2007

SMTPS 2006

SMTPS 2005




To be held  in conjunction with

The 2008 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium











May 25, 2009, Rome, Italy




In our fifth year of SMTPS, we would like to invite the pioneers in computing resource management and discuss the latest ideas, with a special focus on ¡°cloud computing¡±. With advent of virtualization technologies, efficient and effective systems management plays an even more critical role to deal with the ever-increasing computing resources and their connectivity and complexity. The cloud computing paradigm has been introduced to better respond to dynamic computation demand by emerging applications and workload, and to better utilize computing resources and energy in aggregation to serve a large group of users.


Many issues in systems management within a traditional computing environment remain challenging for cloud computing. For instance, system administrators for both traditional and cloud systems are required to provide satisfactory and continuous services to applications even in the presence of interrupts and system failures. On the other hand, there are new challenges and opportunities posed by cloud computing, which call for different solutions  Management of computing infrastructure, platform and software are redefined to be part of online service offerings, commonly termed as ¡°infrastructure as a Service¡± and ¡°software as a service¡±. Management of future datacenters with tens of thousands of severs, a wide variety of middleware, and emerging web portals brings in new challenges for tomorrow's system administrators and architects.


This workshop is intended to bring together researchers and practitioners to define and discuss the issues and challenges and share early findings in systems management in the emerging cloud computing paradigm. Topics of interest include, and are not limited to:


Topics of interest include, and are not limited to:


¡§ Scalable resource management solutions

¡§ Cloud resource provisioning with QoS

¡§ High availability with failure detection, prediction, and recovery

¡§ Identity, metering, and privacy in Cloud

¡§ Management of virtualized resources

¡§ Workload and resource scheduling

¡§ Network delivery of IT services

¡§ Cloud over wireless


Results of both theoretical and practical significance will be considered including other related interesting topics in their infancy.