1st Workshop on Storage, Control, Networking in Dynamic Systems

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA

Co-located with SSS 2017

Workshop address:
Boston University Photonics Center

We are excited to announce the 1st workshop on Storage, Control, Networking in Dynamic Systems (SCNDS). The workshop is interdisciplinary and touches storage systems, control systems, distributed computing as well as networking. It is intended as a forum where people with different backgrounds can learn from each other. We want to attract both industry relevant papers as well as papers from academic researchers working on the foundations of dynamic systems.

"Dynamic system" is defined broadly here. Following are some of the areas of interest, but not strictly limited to these topics:

Storage in dynamic networks, e.g., MANET, VANET

Control in dynamic systems

Erasure-code based storage systems

Consistency and erasure-codes

Consistency in dynamic networks

Web caching

Storage in data-centers

Big Data in clouds for IoT

Data storage in Fog/Edge Computing

Archival storage systems

Cryptocurrency systems

Cloud storage

Design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems

Performance evaluation of networked storage systems

Fault-tolerant storage in dynamic networks

New directions on networking techniques

Invited Speaker

Topic:        Message-Passing Implementations of Shared Data Structures
Speaker:    Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University


Topic:         Erasure Coding in Consistent Object Stores: Advantages, Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker:     Prakash Narayana Moorthy, MIT


Students' participation in the workshops/tutorials will be free of charge.

More details to be announced.

(Tentative) Schedule

12:00~12:30  -- Lunch

12:30~1:30   -- Invited Speaker

1:30~2:45     -- Tutorial

2:45~3:00     -- Break

3:00~4:30     -- Five to six presentations/discussion

4:30~5:00     -- Coffee Break

5:00~6:00     -- Poster Session

6:00~            -- SSS Reception

Call for presentations

We invite submissions of extended abstracts describing recent results relevant to the workshop. We especially welcome extended abstracts describing new insights and/or application studies even if these are not fully formed. A major goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches; thus, we encourage the submission of ongoing work. Selected contributors would be asked to present, discuss and defend their work at the workshop.

By default, the submissions will be evaluated for either oral or poster presentation, though authors may indicate in their submission if it should be only considered for one of the presentation types.

Submissions should be in PDF and include title, author information, and a 2-page extended abstract (plus references). Shorter submissions are also welcome, particularly for poster presentation.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link:

Important Dates

Oct. 10, 2017 - Extended abstract submission deadline, 23:59 Honolulu time
Oct. 20, 2017 - Decision notifications
Nov. 5, 2017  - Workshop

Note: The workshop will include an electronic published proceedings (citable). However, we welcome submissions of extended abstracts describing work that has appeared or is expected to appear in other venues. Please indicate clearly with the submission if the work has already been presented/accepted elsewhere.

Program/Organizing Committee

Antonio Fernandez Anta,  IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain
Dongjae Kim, Twitter
Kishori Konwar - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Co-Organizer)
Chung-Wei Lin - Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
Prakash Narayana Moorthy - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nicolas Nicolaou - University of Cyprus
Lili Su - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muntasir Raihan Rahman - Microsoft
Paul Rimba, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lewis Tseng - Boston College (Co-Organizer)