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FeBID 2007
Second IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in
Computing Systems and Networks
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Call for Papers

Second IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in
Computing Systems and Networks
(FeBID 2007)

Munich, Germany, 25 May 2007

Co-located with IM 2007
25 May 2007, Munich, Germany
(Co-located with IM 2007)
As today’s IT systems, networks, and services become increasingly complex, the demand to manage and
control them has grown rapidly. Traditional practice for run-time resource management and control largely
relies on ad-hoc techniques. As a result, changes in workloads and configurations often result in poor
quality of service (QoS) or even instabilities. In recent year, there has been considerable success with
applying feedback control theory to analyzing and designing run-time IT control systems. Areas addressed
include computer networks, middleware, Internet services, virtual environment management, workload
management, load balancing, and power management.

The Second IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing
Systems and Networks (FeBID 2007) will be held on 25 May 2007 in Munich, Germany. Building on the
success of the first FeBID workshop that took place in Vancouver, Canada (
org/febid2006/), FeBID 2007 offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners working in this
area to discuss recent and innovative results of applying control theory to computing systems and
networks, to exchange ideas and experience on practical control system design and implementation, and
to identify future directions and challenges in aligning feedback control techniques to business values.

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

The structure of this workshop will include paper presentations and panels to encourage discussions and
foster future collaborations. We encourage papers that position research directions in new areas, or share
lessons learned in practical applications. Attendance will be limited to 50 participants.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions in PDF through the workshop website. All submissions
should be formatted according to the standard IEEE two-column conference guidelines and not exceed 6
pages in length. Manuscript templates are available for download at Accepted
papers will be available on the workshop website (no transfer of copyright).

Program Co-Chairs:

Yixin Diao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Chenyang Lu, Washington University in St. Louis
Anders Robertsson, Lund University

Program Committee:

Sherif Abdelwahed, Vanderbilt University
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois
Guillermo A. Alvarez, IBM Almaden Research Center
Karl-Erik Arzen, Lund University
Christos Cassandras, Boston University
Zonghua Gu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jorgen Hansson, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph L. Hellerstein, Microsoft
Mikael Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology
Karl Henrik Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University
Charles R Lefurgy, IBM Austin Research Center
Baochun Li, University of Toronto
Jie Liu, Microsoft Research
Xue Liu, McGill University
Ying Lu, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Sujay Parekh, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
John Reumann, Google
Sharad Singhal, HP Labs, Palo Alto
Huaglory Tianfield, Glasgow Caledonian University
Haining Wang, College of William and Mary
Qian Wang, Pennsylvania State University
Xiaorui Wang, University of Tennessee
Zhikui Wang, HP Labs, Palo Alto
Xiaoyun Zhu, HP Labs, Palo Alto

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 16 February 2007
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2007
Final paper due: 6 April 2007
Workshop date: 25 May 2007
Control engineering and applications
  • Automated resource allocation
  • Virtual environment management
  • Centralized or distributed load balancing
  • Workload management
  • Power management
  • Automated application configuration and tuning
  • Congestion control and queue management
  • Control of IT services and business operations
  • Control of networks (overlay networks, sensor
    networks, wireless networks, …)
  • Control of middleware (Web servers,
    application servers, database servers, …)
  • Case studies and implementation issues   
Control models and paradigms
  • Control system architecture
  • System identification and modeling techniques
  • Controllability and observability issues
  • Actuator and sensor design
  • Control performance evaluation
  • Analysis of system stability and convergence
Control algorithms and functions
  • Adaptive control design
  • Optimal control design
  • Robust control design
  • Control of nonlinear systems
  • Decentralized and distributed control
  • Supervisory control and discrete event systems