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

Special Focus on Cloud Computing





Advance Program



Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline (Extended):

Jan 7, 2011

Notification of Acceptance (Extended):

Jan 25, 2011

Camera Ready Submission:

Feb 21, 2011


Workshop General Chair

Kyung Dong Ryu, IBM Research


Program Co-Chairs

Yanyong Zhang, Rutgers Univ.

Liana L. Fong, IBM Research


Publicity Chair

Fabrizio Petrini, IBM Research


Technical Program Committee

Arati Baliga, AT&T

Claudio Bartolini, HP Research

Dilma Da Silva, IBM Research

Dror G. Feitelson, Hebrew Univ.

Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida

Navendu Jain, Microsoft Research

Ignacio M. Llorente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Mauricio Mediano, Yahoo Labs

Dejan S. Milojicic, HP Research

Jose Moreira, IBM Research

Matthew Parket, Amazon

Ramendra Sahoo, Citigroup

Hui Xiong, Rutgers University

Heon Y. Yeom, Seoul National University


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 11, with the short name SMTPS 11. Page limit is 8 pages (double column and single space).


Best Student Paper Award:

One submission will be chosen as the best student paper award (sponsored by IBM).



Previous Workshops

SMTPS 2010

SMTPS 2009

SMTPS 2008

SMTPS 2007

SMTPS 2006

SMTPS 2005




To be held in conjunction with

The 2011 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium











May 16, 2011, Anchorage (Alaska), USA




In our seventh 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

Mobile cloud computing

Streaming in could computing

Cloud services for enterprise applications


Results of both theoretical and practical significance will be considered including other related interesting topics in their infancy. Accepted papers will be published in the IPDPS'11 proceedings.