The third Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities of Efficient and Performant Storage Systems (CHEOPS'23)
Held in conjunction with EuroSys 2023 on May 8th 2023, Rome, Italy
The CHEOPS workshop is aimed at researchers, developers of scientific applications, engineers and everyone interested in the evolution of storage systems. As the developments of computing power, storage and network technologies continue to diverge, the bandwidth performance gap between them widens. This trend, combined with the ever growing data volumes and data-driven computing such as machine learning, results in I/O and storage limitations, impacting the scalability and efficiency of current and future computing systems. Some of these challenges are quantitative, such as scale to match exascale system requirements, or latency reduction of the software stack to efficiently integrate new generations of hardware like storage class memory (SCM). Some other issues are more subtle and arise with the increased complexity of the storage solutions, like new smarter and more potent data management tools, monitoring systems or interoperability between I/O components or data formats.
The main objective of this workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research, innovative ideas and experiences that focus on the design and implementation of storage systems in both academic and industrial worlds.
- Abstract Submission: (Extended) February 11, 2023 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Paper Submission: (Extended) February 18, 2023 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Notification to Authors: March 20, 2023
- Camera-Ready Deadline: April 2, 2023
- Workshop Date: May 8, 2023
In order to guarantee the quality of the submissions, we have formed a globally distributed, diverse program committee. All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. We will use HotCRP to manage the submissions. The reviewing process will be double blind with at least 3 reviews for each submission. An online discussion will determine which papers to accept.
Only original and novel work not currently under review in other venues will be considered for publication. Submissions can either be full papers (6 pages) or short papers (4 pages). The page count includes the title, text, figures, appendices but excludes the references. They must be submitted electronically as PDF files formatted according to the submission rules of EuroSys. Accepted submissions will have to comply with the EuroSys proceedings format. One author of each accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and present the paper. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review journal.
Presentations can be given either in-person or via pre-recorded videos. In the latter case, the organizers will collect questions during the presentation and perform a live Q&A session with the presenter, who should be available via video conference.
You will find a link to the ACM copyright form on your paper’s HotCRP page. Once completed, ACM will send out the information and LaTeX directives (DOI, ISBN etc.) needed to complete the camera-ready version of your paper.
You should use the
acmart document class (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, the same as for submission), as follows:
As mentioned above, you will receive the instruction regarding some LaTeX directives (
\acmDOI etc.) after completing the copyright form.
All accepted papers can use up to 2 additional pages for the camera-ready version, for a final limit of 8 (full papers) or 6 (short papers) pages, references not included.
Note that Type 1 fonts (scalable) should be used, not Type 3 (bitmapped), and that all fonts must be embedded.
Type and embedding of fonts can be checked with various tools including
Page numbers should be suppressed.
Make also sure that the PDF is searchable by testing the search function in a PDF reader.
Uploading Final Versions
The camera-ready version of your paper and its LaTeX sources have to be uploaded via HotCRP. As a reminder, the camera-ready deadline for all papers is April 2nd, 2023.
Topics of Interest
Submissions may be more hands-on than research papers and we therefore explicitly encourage submissions in the early stages of research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Operating system optimizations
- Kernel and user space file/storage systems
- Including virtual file systems
- Cloud, parallel and distributed file/storage systems
- Network challenges, such as scalability, QoS and partitionability
- Approaches for low-latency and heterogeneous storage systems
- Such as SCM and NVRAM combined with HDDs
- Metadata management
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Storage requirements of ML and AI applications
- Using ML and AI within storage systems (e.g., to replace heuristics)
- Hybrid solutions using file systems and databases
- Approaches using query and database interfaces, including key-value stores
- Optimized indexing techniques
- Data organizations to support online workflows
- Data privacy and data security
- Domain-specific data management solutions
- Application I/O characterization
- Storage systems modeling and analysis tools
- Data reduction techniques
- Lossless and lossy compression, deduplication
- UI/UX for storage systems
- Related experiences from users: what worked, what didn’t?
- Feedback and empirical evaluation of storage systems
WORK IN PROGRESS (WIP) SESSION
There will be a WIP session where presenters provide brief (5-minute) talks on their on-going work, with fresh problems/solutions. WIP will not be included in the proceedings. A one-page abstract is required.
- Work in Progress (WIP) submissions due: April 2, 2023, 11:59 PM AoE
- Notification: On or before April 5, 2023
Submissions by email: Please email your submission as a PDF attachment of the one-page abstract to Shadi Ibrahim (email@example.com) and Suren Byna (firstname.lastname@example.org). Put “Cheops 2023 WIP” as the first part of the message subject.
The workshop will take place in an in-person format.
- Michael Kuhn - Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany
- Kira Duwe - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
- Jean-Thomas Acquaviva - DDN, France
- Konstantinos Chasapis - DDN, France
- Jalil Boukhobza - National Institute of Advanced Technologies of Brittany (ENSTA Bretagne), France
- Jean-Thomas Acquaviva - DDN, France
- Shadi Ibrahim - Inria, France
- Suren Byna - The Ohio State University, USA
Program Committee (TBC)
- Amelie Chi Zhou - Shenzhen University, China
- Anastasios Papagiannis - Isovalent, Greece
- Andreas Dilger - Whamcloud, Canada
- Anna Fuchs - Universität Hamburg, Germany
- Anna Queralt - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain
- Chen Wang - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America
- Christos Kozanitis - FORTH-ICS, Greece
- Diana Moise - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Switzerland
- George Markomanolis - IT Center for Science Ltd. (CSC), Finland
- Hao Fan - Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
- Jakob Lüttgau - GCLab, United States of America
- Jay Lofstead - Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America
- Jean Luca Bez - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States of America
- Marc-André Vef - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
- Marcus Paradies - German Aerospace Center, Germany
- Preeti Malakar - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
- Robert Ross - Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America
- Tanzima Islam - Texas State University, United States of America
- Thomas Lambert - Université de Lorraine, France
- Vasily Tarasov - IBM Research, United States of America
- Xiaosong Ma - Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar
- Yuan-Hao Chang - Academia Sinica, Taiwan