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From: Sumit Naiksatam (snaiksatam_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-12 02:28:42


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EVGM 2007
1st IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on End-to-end Virtualization and
Grid Management
San José, California, USA - held as part of Manweek 2007
October 29 - November 2, 2007
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Virtualization allows layer n (upper layer) to function independently
and effectively without being intrinsically tied to layer n-1 (lower
layer). In OS virtualization, guest operating systems are isolated from
physical computational resources. In server virtualization, application
servers are isolated from physical server resources. In network
virtualization, network services or applications are isolated from
physical network resources. One of the major features of Grids is the
sharing of heterogeneous resources, which can be facilitated by various
levels of virtualization. In other words, Grids should provide holistic
or end-to-end virtualization. It is obvious that proper resource
management is key to providing effective virtualization. However,
resource management for virtualization is a challenge (as opposed to
typical resource management) in that there is no trivial way of
virtualizing resources and presenting virtualized resources to the upper
layers. It is even a bigger challenge when end-to-end (E2E)
virtualization is considered, for example, when OS and server
virtualization interplay with storage and network virtualization for
providing an effective E2E virtualized environment.

This workshop will offer a unique opportunity for researchers and
practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences on problems, challenges,
solutions and potential future research, as well as development issues,
in this new field of E2E Virtualization and Grid Management. In addition
to paper presentations, the workshop provides an intimate setting for
discussion and debate through panels and group work.

The authors are encouraged to submit original papers on topics related
to the concepts described above, including, but not limited to:
# OS resource management for virtualization (OS Virtualization)
# Server resource management for virtualization (Server
Virtualization)
# Application resource management for virtualization (Application
Virtualization)
# Storage resource management for virtualization (Storage
Virtualization)
# Network resource management for virtualization (Network
Virtualization)
# Network Management resource management for virtualization (NM
Virtualization)
# Heterogeneous Grid VO resource management for virtualization (Grid
Virtualization)
# Interplay of various virtualization layers
# Virtual resource scheduling
# Virtual resource discovery
# Virtual resource monitoring
# Virtualization in clusters and high-performance computing
environments
# Virtualization for ERP, CRM, Healthcare, Financial applications

SUBMISSION

EVGM 2007 is using the JEMS Conference Management System to manage
paper submission process. In order to submit, you must first create an
JEMS account. JEMS system will e-mail you your password. You need to
login to JEMS using the password you have received by email. JEMS will
provide you with submission homepage where you can register your paper
submission and make appropriate changes.

Authors are requested to submit either long or short papers, strictly
in LNCS format:
- Long papers (up to 10 single-spaced single-column pages)
- Short papers describing work-in-progress (up to 4 pages)

Submissions exceeding the above mentioned page limits will not be
reviewed. Papers must be submitted electronically through the JEMS
conference management system at https://jems.sbc.org.br/evgm2007 (only
PDF files are permitted).

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

# Submission: May 13th 2007
# Notification: July 6th 2007
# Camera ready: August 2nd 2007

WEBSITE: http://magellan.tssg.org/2007/evgm/cfp.php

Email: manweek07-oc_at_[hidden]