Register (travel support)

  Call for Papers (Submit paper)


  Workshop Organizers


Important Dates


Submissions Due:

April 1518, 2011

Review Decisions:
May 13, 2011

Final Manuscript Due:
June 624, 2011

ERSS: Workshop on Energy Consumption and Reliability of Storage Systems

July 25, 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA

in conjunction with

International Green Computing Conference - IGCC 2011
July 25-28, 2011,
Orlando, Florida, USA

The submission deadline has been extended to April 18, 2011.



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.


Registration & Travel support

Participants will be required to register for the main IGCC'11 conference, which includes access to the workshops.

Information:Location/Lodging and IGCC registration

Travel Stipends Small travel grants will be available to defray travel costs for student authors (US-based students, one per paper). Submissions from students from underrepresented groups is strongly encouraged.


Call For Papers (Closed)

The workshop invites authors to submit papers describing original, unpublished, work in all areas of energy consumption and reliability storage systems that is not concurrently under review elsewhere.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 (

Instructions for preparing final version of the accepted papers.

Contact authors of each accepted paper must have received an email from Joy Thompson regarding preparing and submitting the final version of the paper. Please contact if you have not received the instructions. For specific submission/formatting etc. questions, please contact Joy directly.



8:30am - 10:00am : Keynote talk: Failures and Recovery at Google Scale, Murray Stokely, Google
10:00am - 10:30am : Break
10:30am - 12:00pm : Papers Session I
12:00pm - 1:30pm : Lunch (On your own, TBD)
1:30pm - 3:00pm : Papers Session II


Workshop Organizers

Program Chairs:
  • Ali R. Butt, Virginia Tech
  • Chris Gniady, University of Arizona
Program Committee:
  • Hari Cadambi, NEC Labs
  • Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech
  • Jichuan Chang, HP Labs
  • Elmootazbellah Elnozahy, IBM Research Austin
  • Sudhanva Gurumurthi, U. Virginia
  • Anthony Hylick, IBM Research Austin
  • Canturk Isci, IBM TJ Watson
  • Xiaozhou (Steve) Li, HP Labs
  • Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue University
  • Sriram Sankar, Microsoft
  • Prasenjit Sarkar, IBM Almaden Research
  • Anand Sivasubramaniam, Penn State
  • Steven Swanson, UCSD
  • Peter J. Varman, Rice U.
  • Jun Wang, U. Central Florida
  • Tao Xie, San Diego State U.
  • Yifeng Zhu, U. Maine
Steering Committee:
  • Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers U.
  • Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech
  • Partha Ranganathan, HP Labs
  • Anand Sivasubramaniam, Penn State



  • 1/21/11 The workshop website is now online.
  • 3/3/11 The workshop submission site is not open on EasyChair (
  • 3/17/11 Travel stipends will be available for student authors of accepted papers.
  • 5/27/11 Instructions for preparing final paper versions emailed to the authors.
  • 6/20/11 List of papers and program is now available.
  • 7/25/11 Workshop.
  • 8/11/11 The papers are now available online via links above.


 - Send questions and comments to Ali R. Butt via email to butta at cs dot vt dot edu

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