SysML08 Call for Papers
Third Workshop on Tackling Computer Systems Problems
with Machine Learning Techniques (SysML08)
December 11, 2008
San Diego, CA, USA
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
SysML08 will be held in conjunction with the 8th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '08), December 810, 2008.
Submissions due: September 26, 2008, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2008
Final papers due: November 21, 2008
Armando Fox, University of California, Berkeley
Sumit Basu, Microsoft Research
John Mark Agosta, Intel Research
Shivnath Babu, Duke University
Jeff Chase, Duke University
Ira Cohen, HP Labs
Moises Goldszmidt, Microsoft Research
Michael Jordan, University of California, Berkeley
Randy Katz, University of California, Berkeley
Emre Kıcıman, Microsoft Research
Gerry Tesauro, IBM Research
Statistical machine learning techniques have recently shown great potential in meeting the challenges of scale and complexity in datacenter-scale and Internet-scale computing systems. At the same time, the real-world challenges and opportunities of systems problems require creative applications of existing techniques and open new opportunities in machine learning research. The SysML workshop brings together researchers working at the intersection of machine learning and systems to discuss ideas and techniques that will benefit the future of both fields.
Topics and Submissions
We invite authors to submit papers that are generally in the area of applying machine learning techniques to problems in computer systems.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Use of machine learning techniques to address reliability,
performance, power management, security, fault diagnosis, or
manageability issues in computer systems
- Applications of machine learning for programming, debugging,
compilers, parallel programming, job scheduling, and cluster
- Challenges of mapping systems problems to machine learning
algorithms and then applying the results back to real systems
- Challenges of scale in applying machine learning to large
- Experience with online data collection and machine learning
- Integration of machine learning techniques into real-world
systems and processes
- Tools and building blocks for SysML problems
- Comparisons of the performance of various machine learning
models and algorithms when applied to systems problems and root
- Techniques for validation of learned models and/or
assessing the confidence of inferred results
- Model lifecycle management: adapting models to changing
data and determining when models become invalid
Papers will be selected based on originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and their likelihood of stimulating discussion at the workshop. We encourage authors not only to discuss their particular approach to a problem, but also to highlight the challenges of the problem itself so that other researchers can benefit from the exposure to new areas. Furthermore, preference will be given to papers that deal with data from real systems: while simulations are acceptable for certain scenarios, we strongly encourage authors to submit work that has moved beyond theory and has been deployed and tested.
Accepted papers will be available to participants before the workshop on the USENIX Web site, and will be made generally accessible after the workshop.
Please submit papers in PDF format through the workshop submission Web form. The page limit is 6 double-column pages (10-point font, 1 inch margins), including all figures and references. The review process is
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program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. In
some cases, program committees may share information about submitted
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Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX SysML08 Web site.
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