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Important Dates


Submissions Due:

March 26, 2012
April 15, 2012

Review Decisions:
April 23, 2012

Final Manuscript Due:
May 7, 2012

Past Workshops:

ERSS: 2nd Workshop on Energy Consumption and Reliability of Storage Systems

June 5, 2012, San Jose, California, USA

in conjunction with

International Green Computing Conference - IGCC 2012
June 5-8, 2012,
San Jose, California, USA



Large-scale computing infrastructures make unprecedented demands on information storage capacity, performance, energy consumption, reliability, and manageability. The increasing use of computers for saving valuable data imposes stringent energy consumption and reliability constraints on storage systems.  As the disk capacity improves, advanced techniques are being employed to proactively conserve energy while improving the reliability of the storage systems.

To this end, the Workshop on Energy Consumption and Reliability of Storage Systems, is being organized to bring together researchers and practitioners to explore the challenges, opportunities, and approaches of energy-aware and reliable storage systems. This workshop focuses on the data storage problems and emerging solutions found in large-scale scientific and enterprise computing environments, with special attention to the issues concerning energy consumption and reliability of the storage systems.


  • Cloud storage system.
  • Cluster and data center storage system.
  • Energy efficient storage system.
  • Reliable storage system.
  • Algorithms for energy and reliability-aware storage.
  • Models for collective optimization of energy and reliability.
  • Monitoring tools for energy and/or reliability-aware storage.
  • Experiences with real storage systems concerning energy and reliability.
  • Reliability and energy efficiency in mobile storage systems.
  • Factors affecting energy and/or reliability.
  • Mobile storage systems and energy efficiency.
  • Hybrid storage systems.
  • External caching system for power saving and reliability.
  • Future of sustainable and reliable storage systems.



Participants will be required to register for the main IGCC'12 conference, which includes access to the workshops.

Information:Location/Lodging and IGCC registration


Call For Papers

The workshop invites authors to submit papers describing original, unpublished, work in all areas of energy consumption and reliability storage systems that is not concurrently under review elsewhere. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee.

The papers should not exceed five single-spaced pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, 11-point fonts, IEEE 8.5 x 11 inch) including everything, e.g., abstract, research description, figures, tables, and references.

Each paper will be refereed by independent reviewers. Submission is a definite commitment for at least one of the authors to register to attend IGCC (workshops are included) and present the paper if it is accepted.

The workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society along with the IGCC conference proceedings. 

Where to Submit?

Files should be submitted by following the instructions available at the EasyChair.




Workshop Organizers

Program Chairs:
  • Xenia Mountrouidou, Jacksonville University
  • Ali R. Butt, Virginia Tech
  • Chris Gniady, University of Arizona
Program Committee:
  • Jichuan Chang, HP Labs
  • Canturk Isci, IBM TJ Watson
  • Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue University
  • Sriram Sankar, Microsoft
  • Prasenjit Sarkar, IBM Almaden Research
  • Peter J. Varman, Rice U.
  • Tao Xie, San Diego State U.
  • Yifeng Zhu, U. Maine
  • Mustafa Uysal, Vmware
  • Dean Hildebrand, IBM Almaden Research
  • Nitin Agrawal, NEC Labs
  • Wes Felter, IBM Austin Research
Steering Committee:
  • Sudhanva Gurumurthi, U. Virginia
  • Jun Wang, U. Central Florida
  • Hari Cadambi, NEC Labs
  • Anand Sivasubramaniam, Penn State
  • Canturk Isci, IBM TJ Watson



  • 1/20/12 The workshop website is now online.


 - Send questions and comments to Xenia Mountrouidou via email to xmountr at ju dot edu