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From: Ali Anwar2 <Ali.Anwar2(a)ibm.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 6:37 PM
Subject: [Storage-research-list] Submit Your Research to HotStorage'21
Call for Papers
The 13th Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems
(HotStorage '21) will take place July 27-28, 2021 in association with
the 2021 ACM International System and Storage Conference (SYSTOR ’21).
We expect that HotStorage ‘21 will receive sponsorship from the ACM
such that publications will appear in the ACM Digital Library and will
be held in cooperation with USENIX.
Paper submissions due: Friday, April 30, 2021, AoE
Notification to authors: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Final papers due: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Philip Shilane, Dell Technologies
Youjip Won, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Ali Anwar, IBM Research
Umesh Deshpande, IBM Research
Travis Janssen, IBM Research
Lukas Rupprecht, IBM Research
Dimitris Skourtis, Vectorized Inc.
Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research
Luna Xu Yamada, IBM Research
The HotStorage workshop provides a forum for cutting-edge storage
research, a place where researchers and industry practitioners can
discuss new opportunities and challenges in storage technology.
Submissions should propose new research directions, explore
non-traditional approaches, or report on noteworthy or
counterintuitive learnings and experience in emerging areas.
Submissions will be judged on their originality, technical merit,
topical relevance, and the likelihood of leading to insightful
discussions that will influence future storage systems design and
In keeping with the goals of the HotStorage workshop, the review
process will favor submissions that are forward-looking and
open-ended. If you are only a few months away from submitting to FAST,
NSDI, EuroSys, VLDB, OSDI, SOSP, etc. you are probably already past
the sweet spot for HotStorage. If you have a forward-looking or
unorthodox idea or new research, and some evidence or early working
system to support your view, but still have open questions, please
consider bringing your work to HotStorage. The program committee will
also welcome position papers that solicit discussion on controversial
topics, introduce emerging methods and paradigms, or call out for new
Topics of Interest
HotStorage '21 welcomes innovative submissions in the broad areas of
storage, data management, data applications, and cross-disciplinary
topics that relate to these. Specific areas are below but are not
Applications of machine learning and deep learning to storage
Caching, tiering, and replication
Container and serverless storage
Edge device (sensors, home, and IoT, etc.) storage
Key-value and NoSQL stores
Memory-centric storage systems
Next generation storage (DNA, glass)
Performance modeling and prediction for storage
Programming models for data management
Quality of service for storage
Security and privacy of storage
Storage for analytics applications
Verified storage systems
What to Expect from the Workshop
HotStorage '21 will be a two-day virtual workshop with video
presentations of each paper followed by discussion. At least one
author of each accepted paper must attend the virtual workshop to
participate in discussions and answer questions; if you have any
questions or concerns about attending the workshop as a presenting
author, please contact the program co-chairs via
chairs21(a)hotstorage.org to discuss. Presentation details and
guidelines will be communicated to the authors of the accepted papers.
Paper presentations will each be 15 minutes plus Q&A. There will also
be an online discussion for each paper, which will provide another
forum for engagement.
Submissions must be no longer than five (5) two-column pages excluding
references and should be submitted electronically via the submission
form. The URL of the submission form will be shared closer to the
Indicating Paper Type. Authors should indicate one of two paper types
in both the submission and on HotCRP: Position or Regular. Paper
titles should be prefixed by their type in the submission. For
example, “Position: XYZ”. Position titles should explicitly state and
argue for a position; the more interesting or forward-looking the
position, the better the paper is a match for HotStorage. Position
papers may also be used to put forward a vision for storage systems.
Regular papers might contain a new and interesting result that is at
an early stage and not yet ready for a conference submission.
Papers should be submitted electronically as a PDF. All text and
figures must fit within a 7”x9” text block, centered on the page,
using two columns with .33 inches of separation. The paper should be
typeset using a 10-point font (Times New Roman or similar) with a
12-point (single-spaced) leading.
Please follow paper formatting instructions. The author kit, which
contains the Latex style and template, is available here. Please
ensure that your paper satisfies all the above requirements for
content and formatting before submission; if you have a question about
any of these issues, please email the program chairs
Additional instructions regarding camera-ready versions of accepted
papers will be sent directly to the corresponding authors and will
appear here online closer to the deadline.
Submissions to HotStorage '21 may not be under consideration for any
other venue. Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple
venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism
constitutes dishonesty or fraud. HotStorage, like other scientific and
technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may
take action against authors who have committed them. See the ACM Prior
Publication and Simultaneous Submissions Policy for the policy we are
following. Questions? Contact your program chairs.
The review process is double-blind. Authors must not be identified in
the submissions, either explicitly or by implication. When it is
necessary to cite your own work, cite it as if it were written by a
third party. Do not say "reference removed for blind review." Papers
from industry may identify the company or the product. For example, it
is acceptable to talk about Company X's Product Y (X and Y need not be
blinded). Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not
be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential
prior to publication on the HotStorage '21 website; rejected
submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.
All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the
workshop. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the
event, please notify the chairs. The papers will be available online
to everyone beginning on the first day of the workshop.
Declaring and Avoiding Conflicts
When registering a submission, all its co-authors must provide
information about conflicts with the HotStorage'21 program committee
(PC) members. You are conflicted with a member if: (1) you are
currently employed at the same institution, have been previously
employed at the same institution within the past two years, or are
going to begin employment at the same institution; (2) you have a past
or present association as thesis advisor or advisee (no time limit);
(3) you have collaborated on a project, publication, grant proposal,
or editorship within the past two years; or (4) you have spouse or
first-degree relative relations.
Do not declare a conflict if you discussed your submission with a PC
member before the HotStorage '21 PC lists were publicized. Do not
declare a conflict merely because you wish to avoid a review from a
specific committee member; such unethical behaviour might result in
immediate rejection. All conflicts will be reviewed to ensure the
integrity of the reviewing process.
Authors and others are prohibited from directly or indirectly
communicating with any HotStorage ’21 PC member about any potentially
submitted paper. All requests should be made exclusively to chairs.
Violations of these guidelines may seek remedies as stipulated by the
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Philip Shilane (Dell Technologies) and Youjip Won (KAIST)
HotStorage '21 Program Chairs