Fifth International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID 2010)

April 13, 2010, Paris, France

In conjunction with the ACM SIGOPS EuroSys 2010 conference

About FeBID

FeBID is a series of workshops. In 2010, FeBID is associated with the ACM SIGOPS EuroSys 2010 conference. The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the control of computer systems and networks. The focus of the workshop is on novel, practical, systems-oriented work.

Topics of Interest

FeBID 2010 solicits original research papers on applying feedback control and mathematical optimization techniques to analyzing and designing computing systems, networks, and services, such as those in data centers, enterprise systems, real-time systems, embedded systems, sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems. The workshop offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss recent and innovative results in the field. It is a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on practical control system design and implementation, and to identify future directions and challenges in aligning feedback control techniques with traditional performance analysis, modeling, and simulation.

FeBID seeks contributions on all aspects of system control. Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Control engineering, modeling and mathematical optimization applications to server, embedded and network systems, virtualized systems and cloud computing design and implementation
  • System control for resource management, power management, security, performance, QoS, dependability, and fault-tolerance purposes
  • Operating system, middleware, and programming language supports
  • System support and architecture for feedback control loops
  • Design of systems for controllability: sensor, actuator and control algorithms
  • Control models, methodologies, and paradigms for computing systems (e.g. non-linear systems, discrete event systems, optimal control)


In accordance with the spirit of the EuroSys conference FeBID also seeks:

  • Quantified or insightful experience with existing systems
  • Reproduction or refutation of previous results
  • Negative results
  • Problem statement
  • Early ideas

FeBID explicitly encourages members of the systems community to explore leading-edge topics and ideas before they are presented at a major conference. Two formats of contributions are welcome: regular papers (6 pages), and position papers (2 pages).

FeBID will feature a Keynote speech on Introduction to Control Theory and Its Application to Computing Systems, given by Joseph L. Hellerstein, Google. This talk provides an introduction to control theory for computer scientists with an emphasis on applications, industry implementations as well as research directions.


Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of FeBID in the ACM Digital Library.

Furthermore, selected papers from FeBID will be published in a special issue of the ACM Operating Systems Review (OSR), see http://www.sigops.org/osr.html.

Important dates

Paper submission:

February 7, 2010 (hard deadline), 5pm, PST

February 1, 2010

Acceptance notification:

March 1, 2010

Final paper due:

March 29, 2010


April 13, 2010

Program Chairs

Sara Bouchenak, Grenoble University

Eric Rutten, INRIA Grenoble

Program Committee

Luis Almeida, Univ. of Porto, Portugal

Karl-Erik rzn, Lund University

Yixin Diao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Joseph L. Hellerstein, Google

Xenofon D. Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University

Stphane Lafortune, University of Michigan

Jie Liu, Microsoft Research

Chenyang Lu, Washington University in St. Louis

Arif Merchant, Hewlett Packard Labs

Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit

Anders Robertsson, Lund University

Sharad Singhal, Hewlett Packard Labs

Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University

Bhuvan Urgaonkar, The Pennsylvania State University

Qian Wang, Pennsylvania University

Yin Wang, HP Labs

Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

Submission Chair

Gwenal Delaval, INRIA Grenoble


Our thanks to INRIA Grenoble Rhne-Alpes for its sponsoring