The 8th International Workshop on Big Data in Cloud Performance (DCPerf’18)
Honolulu, HI, USA, 15-19 April 2018
Cloud data centers are the backbone infrastructure for tomorrow's information technology. Their advantages are efficient resource provisioning and low operational costs for supporting a wide range of computing needs, be it in business, scientific or mobile/pervasive environments. Because of the rapid growth in user-defined and user-generated applications and content, the range of services provided at data centers will expand tremendously and unpredictably. Particularly, big data applications and services, e.g., social and environmental sensing, and IoT monitoring, present a unique class of challenges in the Cloud. In addition, the high volume of mixed workloads and the diversity of services offered render the performance optimization of data centers even more challenging. Moreover, important optimization criteria, such as scalability, reliability, manageability, power efficiency, area density, and operating costs, are often conflicting. The increasing mobility of users across geographically distributed areas adds another dimension to optimizing big data and cloud applications.
The goal of this workshop is to promote a community-wide discussion to identify suitable strategies to enable effective and scalable performance optimizations. We are looking for papers that present new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, or discuss strategies for resolving open performance problems for hosting big data analytics in the cloud.
Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside, USA
Juan F. Pérez, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
Submission: Dec. 30th, 2017
Decisions: Feb. 7th, 2018
Camera ready: Feb. 28th, 2018