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FeBID 2007
Second IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in
Computing Systems and Networks
sponsored by
25 May 2007, Munich, Germany
(Co-located with IM 2007)
Technical Program:

8:40-8:50 Introduction
Yixin Diao, Chenyang Lu, Anders Robertsson (FeBID 2007 Organizers)

8:50-9:50 Keynote Speech: Sensor Network Control Challenges
Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

9:50-10:20 Coffee Break

10:20-12 Session #1: Virtualized Platforms
Session Chair: Qian Wang (Penn State University)

AutoParam: Automated Control of Application-Level Performance in Virtualized Server Environments
Zhikui Wang, Xue Liu, Alex Zhang, Christopher Stewart, Xiaoyun Zhu, Terence Kelly (HP Labs)

DPS: A Distributed Proportional-Share Scheduler in Computing Clusters
Chang-Hao Tsai, Kang G. Shin (University of Michigan)

Adaptation of CCM Applications Based on Lightweight OS Virtualization
Jacek Cala, Lukasz Kubica, Wojciech Wisniowski, Krzysztof Zieliñski (AGH - University of Science and

Nice Resource Reservations in Linux
Martin Ohlin, Martin Kjær (Lund University)

12-1:20 Lunch

1:20-2:35 Session #2: Server Performance Control
Session Chair: Anton Cervin (Lund University)

An LPV Approach to Performance Control of Web Servers Under Self-Similar Workloads
Wubi Qin, Qian Wang, Anand Sivasubramaniam (Penn State University)

SISO PIDF Controller in an Energy-efficient Multi-tier Web Server Cluster for E-commerce
Luciano Bertini, Julius Leite (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Daniel Mossé (University of Pittsburgh)

Toward Adaptive Control of QoS-Importance Decoupled Real-Time Systems
Mehdi Amirijoo, Per Brännström, Jörgen Hansson, Svante Gunnarsson (Linköping University)
Sang Son (University of Virginia)

2:35-3:20 Posters and Coffee Break

Dynamic Rate Adaptation: A Method to Improve Operational Flexibility in Distributed Control Systems
A. Antunes, P. Pedreiras, L. Almeida and A. Mota

A Preliminary Approach to Feedback Control of Server-Based Real-Time Systems
Manel Velasco, Pau Martí (Technical University of Catalonia)

Topics on Event-Based Control and Response-Time Control of Server Systems
Anton Cervin, Karl-Erik Arzen, Anders Robertsson, Martin Kjær, Maria Kihl (Lund University)

3:20-4:35 Session #3: Networks and Beyond
Session Chair: Xiaoyun Zhu (HP Labs)

Design of Lyapunov based controllers as TCP AQM
Yann Labit, Ariba Yassine, Gouaisbaut Frederic (LAAS-CNRS)

Control Computing Systems as Queueing Systems: The Case of Optimal Dropping Strategy for Internet
Xue Liu (HP Labs)
Wenbo He (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Control Theory for Service Systems
Yixin Diao (IBM Research)

4:35-4:50 Coffee Break

4:50-5:50 Panel: Control in Computing Systems - the Next Frontier
Moderator: Anders Robertsson
Panelists: Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Anton Cervin (Lund University),
Maheswaran Surendra (IBM Research), Xiaoyun Zhu (HP Labs)

5:50-6 Closing Remarks
Yixin Diao, Chenyang Lu, Anders Robertsson (FeBID 2007 Organizers)