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Welcome to the 3rd workshop on
INTERACTIONS OF NVM/FLASH WITH OPERATING-SYSTEMS AND WORKLOADS  (INFLOW)
co-located with the 25th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2015),
October 4-7, 2015, Monterey, California, USA







NEW!!! --->  INFLOW'15 Program

IMPORTANT DATES

    • Full paper submission due:   Friday, July 31st, 2015   (EXTENDED)                                 
    • Notification of acceptance:   Friday, August 28th, 2015
    • Final papers due:                     Thursday, September 10th, 2015
    •     NOTE:   For camera-ready version, please (1) incorporate the ISBN, DOI, and Copyright information received from the ACM after completing the online copyright assignment, and (2) upload the completed PDF.

 

MOTIVATION

The goal of INFLOW’15 is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in systems, across the hardware/software stack, who are interested in the cross-cutting issues of NVM/Flash technologies, Operating Systems, and emerging Workloads.

In recent years, non-volatile memory (NVM) and in particular Flash-based storage devices have seen widespread adoption, for the most part due to demands for storage performance; in turn solid-state storage has been a key driver in development of new and higher-speed storage interfaces such as SATA Express and NVM Express. Yet these devices are almost always used with software architectures at the block device and file system level that were developed decades ago for high-latency and lower-speed disk media. 

There are still fundamental research issues to be explored on how to efficiently interface applicatins to NVM- and Flash-based storage devices, and the implications of such devices for large scale workload deployments and on emerging workloads.The INFLOW Workshop is an attempt to bring top researchers across the World to exchange ideas and discuss recent innovations related to NVM/Flash technologies and their interactions with Operating systems and workloads, in the context of current enterprises as well as consumer markets.

TOPICS

We invite research papers from all areas of Flash, SSDs, other NVM technologies, and interactions of solid-state storage with operating systems and workloads. Major areas of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating systems support for Flash and other NVM technologies
  • New filesystem / storage software design ideas to support NVM/Flash
  • Virtualization trends for SSD storage
  • Flash SSD and NVM in Cloud Computing
  • Applications of NVM/Flash to mobile devices and IoT
  • Application/OS optimizations for Flash or other NVM properties
  • Emerging Workloads (BigData, Analytics, Social, etc.) for Flash/NVM
  • Workload characterization for NVM/Flash devices
  • SSD caching techniques
  • Acceleration techniques for Flash Storage and NVM technologies
  • Hybrid SSD technologies


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission Site:   HERE  (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=inflow15)

Submitted papers must be no longer than (8) single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages (including figures and tables, excluding references). Format requirements are the same as those for SOSP, available at http://www.ssrc.ucsc.edu/sosp15/submissionRules.html (10 point font on 12 point (single spaced) leading, two column printing with a 0.25 inch gutter, and a maximum text block of 7 inches wide by 9 inches deep) Papers not meeting these criteria will be rejected without review, and no deadline extensions will be granted for reformatting. Pages should be numbered, and figures and tables should be legible in black and white, without requiring magnification. Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted via the web submission form indicated below.

Blind reviewing of full papers will be done by the program committee, with limited use of outside referees. Papers will be provisionally accepted subject to revision and approval by a program committee member acting as a shepherd. On acceptance, authors will be required to sign an ACM copyright release form. Your submission indicates that you agree to this. Papers will be held in full confidence during the reviewing process, but papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be rejected without review. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to supply electronic versions of their papers.


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