SNAPIí03†††† ††† Call For Papers

International Workshop on Storage Network Architecture and Parallel I/Os

To be held with 12th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques,

Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2003, New Orleans, LA, USA

Preliminary Advance Program Available


Data are the "life-blood" of computing and the main asset of any organization. Therefore, disk I/O and data storage on which data reside are becoming "first class citizens" in today's information world.This workshop intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research on parallel and distributed data storage technologies. By discussing ongoing research, the workshop will expose participants to the most recent developments in storage network architectures and parallel I/O. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


o       Storage Manageability, Reliability, Availability, and Security

o       Storage Performance and Scalability

o       File systems, Object-based storage, block-level storage

o       NAS and SAN architectures

o       Storage networking: e.g. Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, IP Storage, iSCSI

o       Parallel I/O architectures

o       Caching and consistency

o       Evaluation of storage architectures

o       Storage management software


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract no longer than 4 pages for consideration. Submissions should be viewable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or higher). Accepted papers must be no longer than 8 single-spaced pages (including figures, references, and appendices) using 12pt font. Submit one electronic copy of the abstract in PDF format via email to by June 16th. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by July 14th, and camera-ready papers will be due by September 1st. All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop, will be included in a workshop proceedings booklet (distributed at the workshop), and will be made available online.


Important dates:

Paper submission:June 16th. One week automatic extension is granted

Notification of acceptance:July 14th

Final Camera-ready paper: September 1st




Program Committee:††


Qing (Ken) Yang


Dept. of ECE

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI 02881††††††††††††


Tel: 401 874 5880

Fax: 401 782 6422



Angelos Bilas†††††††††††††††††††† University of Crete

Pai Cao†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CISCO

Rafael Casado†††††††††††††††††††† University of Castilla-La Mancha

Chita Das†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pen State University

Ben He†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tennessee Technological University

Yiming Hu†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of Cincinnati

Pankaj Mehra †††††††††††††††††††††† Hewlett-Packard NonStop Labs

Li-Shiuan Peh ††††††††††††††††††††† Princeton University

Timothy Mark Pinkston††††† University of Southern California

Emilio M. Salgueiro††††††††††† UNISYS

Evan Speight †††††††††††††††††††††† Cornell University

Changsheng Xie††††††††††††††††† Huazhong Univ. of Sci. and Tech.

Qing Yang†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of Rhode Island

Mazin S. Yousif †††††††††††††††††† INTEL