Technical Program

Monday, October 5, 2015

Note: R denotes regular paper, S denotes short paper.

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:20 Welcome and opening remarks

9:20-10:20 Keynote 1:   The Cirrus Cloud Project: Opportunistic Mobile Cloud Computing Mostafa Ammar


10:20-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-12:00 Networking
Session Chair: Sparsh Mittal, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA

(R)   TARS: A Traffic-Adaptive Receiver-Synchronized MAC Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks Yu Han and Yunsi Fei

(S)    A Graph Theoretical Analysis of the Web Using DNS Traffic Traces Sean Sanders and Jasleen Kaur

(S)   evalBox: A Cross-Platform Evaluation Framework for Network Systems Vineet Sinha and Mea Wang

(S)   On the Fidelity of Single-Machine Network Emulation in Linux  Joseph D  Beshay, Andrea Francini and Ravi Prakash


12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:50 Memory I
Session Chair: Niklas Carlsson,Linköping University, Sweden

(R)  Alleviating DRAM Refresh Overhead via Inter-rank Piggyback Caching Yuhua Guo, Ping Huang, Benjamin Young, Tao Lu, Xubin He and Qing Gary Liu

(S)   FAME: A Fast and Accurate Memory Emulator for New Memory System Architecture Exploration Krishna T  Malladi, Mu-Tien Chang, John Ping and Hongzhong Zheng

(S)   Flash-Aware High-Performance and Endurable Cache Qianbin Xia and Weijun Xiao

(R)  AYUSH: Extending Lifetime of SRAM-NVM Way-based Hybrid Caches Using Wear-leveling Sparsh Mittal and Jeffrey Vetter


14:50 -15:20 Coffee break

15:20-16:25 Cloud I
Session Chair: Marcelo Veiga Neves,Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

(R)  On Fair Attribution of Costs Under Peak-based Pricing to Cloud Tenants Neda Nasiriani, Cheng Wang, George Kesidis, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Lydia Chen and Robert Birke

(R)   Reducing Job Slowdown Variability for Data-Intensive Workloads Bogdan Ghit and Dick Epema

(S)   On Biasing towards Optimized Application Placement in the Cloud Asser Tantawi


16:25-16:45 Break

16:45-17:40 Architectures
Session Chair: Asser Tantawi, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

(R)     Energy Efficiency of Hierarchical Server Load Distribution Strategies Jóakim von Kistowski, John Beckett, Klaus-Dieter Lange, Hansfried Block, Jeremy Arnold and Samuel Kounev

(S)      An Approach to Discrete Parameter Design Space Exploration of Multi-core Systems using a Novel Simulation Based Interpolation Technique Neha Karanjkar and Madhav Desai

(S)  To Co-Run, or Not To Co-Run: A Performance Study on Integrated Architectures Feng Zhang, Jidong Zhai, Wenguang Chen, Bingsheng He and Shuhao Zhang


Tuesday, October 6, 2015


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:00 Keynote 2: Modeling and Optimization of Big Data Systems Li Zhang

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 Memory II
Session Chair: Krishna Malladi, Memory Solutions Lab, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., USA

(R)     Characterization of Dynamic Memory Allocations in Real-World Applications: An Experimental Study Diego Damasceno Costa and Rivalino Matias Jr

(R)     I/O-Cache: A Non-Volatile Memory Based Buffer Cache Policy to Improve Storage Performance Ziqi Fan, Alireza Haghdoost, David Du and Doug Voigt

(R)   Characterizing the Overhead of Software-Managed Hybrid Main Memory Santiago Bock, Bruce Childers, Rami Melhem and Daniel Mosse

(S)  InterSense: Interconnect Performance Emulator for Future Scale-out Distributed Memory Applications Qi Wang, Lucy Cherkasova, Jun Li and Haris Volos


12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:50 Modeling and Workloads
Session Chair: Marco A. S. Netto,  IBM Research, Brazil

(R)   Perfect sampling in stochastic Petri nets using decision diagrams Simonetta Balsamo, Andrea Marin and Ivan Stojic

(S)   A Case for Rigorous Workload Classification Avani Wildani and Ian Adams

(R)   A Product-form Model for the Analysis of Systems with Aging Objects Filippo Cavallin, Andrea Marin and Sabina Rossi

(S)   Accelerating Graphics in the Simics Full-system Simulator  Eric Nilsson, Daniel Aarno, Erik Carstensen and Håkan Grahn


14:50 -15:20 Coffee break

15:20-16:25 Cloud II
Session Chair: Anshul Gandhi,  Stony Brook University, USA

(R)   Self-boosted Co-scheduling for SMP Virtual Machines Kun Wang, Yudi Wei, Cheng-Zhong Xu, and Jia Rao

(R)   CloudScope: Diagnosing and Managing Performance Interference in Multi-tenant Clouds Xi Chen, Lukas Rupprecht, Rasha Osman, Peter Pietzuch, Felipe Franciosi, and William Knottenbelt

(S)   MRemu: An Emulation-based Framework for Datacenter Network Experimentation using Realistic MapReduce Traffic Marcelo Neves, Cesar De Rose and Kostas Katrinis


16:25-16:45 Break

16:45-17:35 Mobile and Social
Session Chair: Andrea Marin, Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy

(R)   On Modeling and Impact of Geographic Restrictions for Human Mobility in Opportunistic Networks Matthias Schwamborn and Nils Aschenbruck

(R)     CPSys: A system for mobile video prefetching Ali Gouta, David Hausheer, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Christian Koch, Yannick Lelouedec and Julius Rückert


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

9:00-10:30 Storage Systems
Session Chair: Avani Wildani,  The Emory University, USA

(R)  Preserving Row Buffer Locality for PCM Wear-Leveling Under Massive Parallelism Xinning Wang, Bin Wang, Zhuo Liu and Weikuan Yu

(R)  Soothsayer: Predicting Capacity Usage in Backup Storage Systems  Christy Vaughn, Hongtao Sun, Onyebuchi Ekenta, Caleb Miller, Medha Bhadkamkar, Petros Efstathopoulos and Erim Kardes

(R)  ExaPlan: Queueing-Based Data Placement and Provisioning for Large Tiered Storage Systems Ilias Iliadis, Jens Jelitto, Yusik Kim, Slavisa Sarafijanovic and Vinodh Venkatesan

(S)  SMR Disks for Mass Storage Systems Quoc Le, Ahmed Amer and Joanne Holliday


10:30-11:00 Coffee break

10:30-11:35 Cloud III
Session Chair: Bogdan Ghit,  Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

(R)     BATS: Budget-Constrained Autoscaling for Cloud Performance Optimization A  Hasan Mahmud, Yuxiong He and Shaolei Ren

(R)     HALO: Heterogeneity-Aware Load Balancing Anshul Gandhi, Xi Zhang and Naman Mittal

(S)      Using Application Data for SLA-aware Auto-scaling in Cloud Environments Andre Souza and Marco Netto