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First International Workshop on Feedback
Control Implementation and Design in
Computing Systems and Networks
(co-located with NOMS'06)
First International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing
Systems and Networks (FeBID'06)

April 3rd, 2006,  Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, Canada,
in conjunction with the 2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations & Management Symposium

FeBID'06 is the first workshop to focus on advances in the application of control theory to
computing systems and networks. The workshop offers a unique opportunity for researchers in
this area to exchange ideas and experiences on system considerations for applying control theory,
applicable control theoretic techniques, and experiences in control system designs. The
workshop will include a short introduction to the control theory for systems oriented practitioners,
recent research results with applying control theory to computing systems and networks, and a set
of practitioner oriented case studies targeted at the NOMS community.

FeBID will be co-located with the 2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations & Management Symposium
NOMS'06), which is the major network management conference in the year 2006. The workshop
provides an intimate setting for discussion and debate through panels and group work. The
program committee is soliciting position papers of no more than 5 pages in the area of feedback
control in computing systems and networks in the following three categories:
1.        Original papers describing research in this area;
2.        Case studies of experiences with applying control theory in practice (proposals of demos
are welcome in this category)
3.        Statement of new problems for applying control theory along with challenges and open

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

•        Applications of control in computing services
•        Control of middleware (Web server, application server, or database server)
•        Congestion control of networks
•        QoS in Internet services or networks
•        Automated resource allocation
•        Automated application configuration and tuning
•        Power management
•        Policy-based management for feedback control
•        Control system architecture
•        Actuator and sensor designs
•        System identification (modeling) techniques
•        Controllability and observability issues
•        Controller designs and algorithms
•        Analysis of system stability and performance
•        Evaluation methods and results
•        Adaptive control designs
•        Optimal control designs
•        Control of nonlinear systems
•        Implementation issues

The structure of this workshop will include paper presentations, panels, and demonstrations, to
share recent results and open problems, encourage discussions and foster future collaborations.
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants. Workshop papers will be available on the workshop
website (no transfer of copyright).

Workshop Co-chairs:

Joseph L. Hellerstein, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Xiaoyun Zhu, HP Labs
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois

Program Committee:

Nina Bhatti, HP Labs, Palo Alto
Christos Cassandras, Boston University
Yixin Diao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Olivier Festor, LORIA-INRIA
Zonghua Gu, University of Hong Kong
Kris Holot, UMass
Magnus Karlsson, HP Labs, Palo Alto
Chenyang Lu, Washington University
Ying Lu, University of Nebraska, Linkoln
Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois
Sujay Parekh, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
John Reumann, Google
Jerry Rolia, HP Labs, Palo Alto
Kang Shin, University of Michigan
Sharad Singhal, HP Labs, Palo Alto
Sang Son, University of Virginia
Jack Stankovic, University of Virginia
Haining Wang, College of William and Mary

Submission Guidelines:

The submission process involves the following three steps:
1. Creation of a personal account on JEMS (if the author does not already have one)
2. Registration of the paper (requiring a title and short abstract of up to 150 words)
3. Upload of the paper (PDF format only)

Author Instructions:

All submissions should be formatted according to the standard IEEE two-column conference
guidelines and must not exceed 5 pages in length. Manuscript templates are available for
download at

Important Dates:

Position paper (5 pages) due: January 6, 2006 (11:55pm Brazilian Time)
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2006
Final paper due: March 10, 2006
Call for Proposals
April 3, 2006
Vancouver, Canada