Submission site is now open
The 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage'24),
will take place July 8th – 9th, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
in Santa Clara, CA, USA.
The workshop is sponsored by ACM and its proceedings will appear in the ACM Digital Library.
The workshop will precede the
18th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI)
USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC).
- Paper submissions due: March 22, 2024 (Friday), 11:59 pm AoE
- Notification to authors: May 13, 2024 (Monday), 11:59 pm AoE
- Final papers due: June 1, 2024 (Saturday), 11:59 pm AoE
The HotStorage workshop provides a forum for cutting-edge storage research,
a place where academic researchers and industry practitioners can discuss
new opportunities and challenges in storage technology. Submissions should
propose new research directions, explore non-traditional approaches, or
report on noteworthy or counterintuitive learnings and experiences in
emerging areas. Submissions will be judged on their originality, technical merit,
topical relevance, and the likelihood of leading to insightful discussions
that will influence future storage systems design and applications.
In keeping with the goals of the HotStorage workshop, the review process
will favor submissions that are forward-looking and open-ended. If you
are only a couple of months away from submitting to FAST, NSDI, EuroSys,
VLDB, OSDI, SOSP, ASPLOS, SoCC, etc. you are probably already past the
sweet spot for HotStorage. If you have a forward-looking or unorthodox
idea or new research, and some evidence or early working system to support
your view, but still have open questions, please consider bringing your
work to HotStorage. The program committee will also welcome position papers
that solicit discussion on controversial topics, introduce emerging methods
and paradigms, or call out for new research directions.
Topics of Interest
HotStorage'24 welcomes innovative submissions in the broad areas of storage,
data management, data applications, and cross-disciplinary topics that relate
to these. Some specific areas are listed below but the list is not exhaustive:
- Application- and workload-specific storage
- Archival and backup storage
- Caching, tiering, and replication
- Cloud storage
- Disaggregated and distributed storage
- Energy-efficient storage
- File systems
- Key-value and NoSQL stores
- Memory-centric storage systems
- Mobile and edge device (sensors, home, and IoT, etc.) storage
- New storage hardware (CLX, DPUs, persistent memory)
- Next generation storage (DNA, glass)
- Performance modeling and prediction for storage
- Programming models and compilers for storage
- Quality of service for storage
- Security and privacy of storage
- Storage reliability, erasure coding
- Storage systems for ML and applying ML to storage systems
What to Expect from the Workshop
HotStorage’24 will be a one and a half day in-person workshop with presentations
of each paper followed by a discussion. At least one author per accepted
paper must attend the workshop to participate in discussions and answer questions
and one author cannot represent multiple papers. Presentation details and guidelines
will be communicated to the authors of the accepted papers. In addition to the
technical content of the workshop, there will be opportunities to meet and
mingle with other members of the community.
Submissions must be no longer than five (5) two-column pages excluding
references and should be submitted electronically via the submission form at
Indicating Paper Type. Authors must indicate one of two paper
types in both the submission and on HotCRP: Position
or Regular. Paper titles should be prefixed by their type
in the submission. For example, "Position: XYZ". Position titles
should explicitly state and argue for a position; the more interesting
or forward-looking the position, the better the paper is a match for HotStorage.
Position papers may also be used to put forward a vision for storage systems.
Regular papers might contain a new and interesting result that is at an early
stage and not yet ready for a conference submission.
Papers should be submitted electronically as a PDF. All text and figures
must fit within a 7"x9" text block, centered on the page, using two columns
with .33 inches of separation. The paper should be typeset using a 10-point
font (Times New Roman or similar) with a 12-point (single-spaced) leading.
Please follow paper formatting instructions. The author kit,
which contains the Latex style and template, is available
here. Please ensure that your paper satisfies all the above requirements
for content and formatting before submission; if you have a question about
any of these issues, please email the program chairs
Additional instructions regarding camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be
sent directly to the corresponding authors and will appear here online closer to the deadline.
Submissions to HotStorage'24 may not be under consideration for any other
venue. Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes
dishonesty or fraud. HotStorage, like other scientific and technical
conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take action
against authors who have committed them. We are following the
Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions Policy for the policy we
are following. Questions? Contact the program chairs.
The review process is double-blind. Authors must not be identified in the
submissions, either explicitly or by implication. When it is necessary
to cite your own work, cite it as if it were written by a third party.
Do not say "reference removed for blind review." Papers from industry may
identify the company or the product. For example, it is acceptable to talk
about Company X's Product Y (X and Y need not be blinded). Papers accompanied
by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions
will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the HotStorage'24
website; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.
All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the
workshop. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to
the event, please notify the chairs. The papers will be available online
to everyone beginning on the first day of the workshop.
Declaring and Avoiding Conflicts
When registering a submission, all its co-authors must provide information
about conflicts with the HotStorage'24 program committee (PC) members.
You are conflicted with a member if: (1) you are currently employed at
the same institution, have been previously employed at the same institution
within the past two years, or are going to begin employment at the same
institution; (2) you have a past or present association as thesis advisor or
advisee (no time limit); (3) you have collaborated on a project, publication,
grant proposal, or editorship within the past two years; or (4) you have
spouse or first-degree relative relations.
Do not declare a conflict if you discussed your submission with a PC
member before the HotStorage'24 PC lists were publicized. Do not declare
a conflict merely because you wish to avoid a review from a specific
committee member; such unethical behavior might result in immediate rejection.
All conflicts will be reviewed to ensure the integrity of the reviewing process.
Authors and others are prohibited from directly or indirectly communicating
with any HotStorage’24 PC member about any potentially submitted paper. All
requests should be made exclusively to chairs. Violations of these guidelines
may seek remedies as stipulated by the ACM.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Amy Tai (Google) and André Brinkmann (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)
HotStorage'24 Program Chairs