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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. 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 posters, panels, presentations, and group
work. This call is to solicit submissions for one of the workshop’s main events – the poster and
demo session. This session is intended to encourage interactive discussions with authors,
provide an avenue for debate, and facilitate informal exchange of experiences and ideas. Poster
and demo submissions are invited that may describe:

1.        Innovative ideas or demonstrations describing research in feedback-based performance
2.        Results of case studies of experiences with applying control theory to software/networks  in
3.        New artifacts, tools, devices, or products in the area of performance control
4.        Statement of new problems for applying control theory along with challenges and open


Joseph L. Hellerstein, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Xiaoyun Zhu, Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Key Dates:

Poster/Demo Submission Deadline: February 24th, 2006
Notification of acceptance: February 27th, 2006
Workshop: April 3rd, 2006

Submission Guidelines:

To submit to the poster/demo session, please prepare:

•        A 1-page poster summary in 2-column format, single-spaced, 10pt Times Roman font (in
Word, Postscript, or PDF)
•        An electronic version of a 3’x4’ poster (in Powerpoint, Postscript or PDF).

The poster should be submitted by e-mail to Tarek Abdelzaher. Since e-mail will be filtered
automatically by subject, please make your subject line “FEBID 2006 POSTER” (in uppercase

The authors of a poster may optionally request a demo table if they also wish to present a demo.
The 1-page textual poster summary should describe the nature of the demo and mention any
associated requirements. Depending on the workshop’s ability to accommodate such
requirements, the poster may be accepted with or without the demo. It is therefore preferable if the
posters submitted are self-contained and do not depend on having the demo.
Call for Posters/Demos
April 3, 2006
Vancouver, Canada