WoSC 2019 : Fifth International Workshop on Serverless Computing (WoSC5 2019)

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 25 Mar 2019
Conference & Submission Link https://www.serverlesscomputing.org/wosc5/cfp/
Conference Dates Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Conference Address Dallas, United States
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Conference Call for Papers

CFP: Fifth International Workshop on Serverless Computing (WoSC) 2019

Part of 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2019)

The workshop will take place in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Over the last four to five years, Serverless Computing (Serverless) has

gained an enthusiastic following in industry as a compelling paradigm

for the deployment of cloud applications, and is enabled by the recent

shift of enterprise application architectures to containers and

micro-services. Many of the major cloud vendors, have released

serverless platforms, including Amazon Lambda, Google Cloud Functions,

Microsoft Azure Functions, IBM Cloud Functions. There is, however,

little attention from the research community. This workshop brings

together researchers and practitioners to discuss their experiences and

thoughts on future directions.

Serverless architectures offer different tradeoffs in terms of control,

cost, and flexibility. For example, this requires developers to more

carefully consider the resources used by their code (time to execute,

memory used, etc.) when modularizing their applications. This is in

contrast to concerns around latency, scalability, and elasticity, which

is where significant development effort has traditionally been spent

when building cloud services. In addition, tools and techniques to

monitor and debug applications aren\’t applicable in serverless

architectures, and new approaches are needed. As well, test and

development pipelines may need to be adapted. Another decision that

developers face are the appropriateness of the serverless ecosystem to

their application requirements. A rich ecosystem of services built into

the platform is typically easier to compose and would offer better

performance. However, composing external services may be unavoidable,

and in such cases, many of the benefits of serverless disappear,

including performance and availability guarantees. This presents an

important research challenge, and it is not clear how existing results

and best practices, such as workflow composition research, can be

applied to composition in a serverless environment.

Authors are invited to submit research papers, experience papers,

demonstrations, or position papers.

The latest version of this CFP is available at



This workshop solicits papers from both academia and industry on the

state of practice and state of the art in serverless computing. Topics

of interest include but are not limited to:

* Infrastructure and network optimizations for serverless


* Debugging serverless applications

* Programming models

* Use cases, experiences

* Benchmarks

* Cost models, pricing models, and economics of serverless

* DevOps

* Other topics related to serverless computing

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 25, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: April 25, 2019

Final Camera-Ready Manuscript: May 1, 2019

Author registration deadline: TBD

Conference: July 7-10, 2019

Papers and Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished

research/application papers that are not being considered in another


Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may

not exceed six (6) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point

size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style ), including

figures, tables, and references.


Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format. All manuscripts

will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality,

technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of

presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the

paper submission system

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdcs2019 select \”Workshop

on Serverless Computing\” Track after clicking New Submission (top right

button in toolbar).

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program

committee members. Accepted papers (from both tracks and workshops)

with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings

published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be made available

online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM

Digital Library.

Review policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the

contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be

disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with

access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the

special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts

submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as

privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference

Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate

forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers.

An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference,

or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be

present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that

circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its

presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on

time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some

cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance

registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

Workshop co-chairs

Paul Castro, IBM Research

Vatche Ishakian, Bentley University

Vinod Muthusamy, IBM Research

Aleksander Slominski, IBM Research

Steering Committee (tentative)

Roger Barga, Amazon Web Services

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University

Dennis Gannon, Indiana University & Formerly Microsoft Research

Arno Jacobsen, MSRG (Middleware Systems Research Group)

Program Committee (tentative)

Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Azer Bestavros, Boston University

Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University

Rodrigo Fonseca, Brown University

Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University

Dennis Gannon, Indiana University & Formerly Microsoft Research

Pedro Garcia Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)

Arno Jacobsen, MSRG (Middleware Systems Research Group)

Tyler Harter, GSL, Microsoft

Visnja Krizanovic, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek

Maciej Malawski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Pietro Michiardi, Eurecom

Lucas Nussbaum, LORIA, France

Eric Rozner, University of Colorado Boulder

Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Rich Wolski, University of California, Santa Barbara

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