There is an active Call for Papers for the Second International Workshop on Virtualization Performance: Analysis, Characterization, and Tools (VPACT’09). I feel very lucky to have been asked to serve on the program committee (PC) for this excellent workshop by Peter Varman, the general chair. Peter is a superb researcher and I really like the work that he and his students have been doing in the area of QoS for storage systems. PC membership means that I’ll reviewing papers submitted to the conference and selecting the best ones for presentation and for publication in the proceedings.
If you have interesting ideas that you’d like to run by the research community in the following areas, please do consider submitting your work.
The workshop is intended as a venue for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to present their unpublished results in the area of virtualization research. Papers are solicited on topics including, but not limited to the following aspects of virtual machine (VM) execution:
• VM analytical performance modeling
• VM performance tools for tracing, profiling, and simulation
• VM benchmarking and performance metrics
• Workload characterization in a virtualized environment
• Evaluation of resource scheduling
• Models and metrics for new VM usages
• VM energy and power modeling
Take a look at the list of program committee members to see if you recognize any of those names.