ADMS 2017
Eighth International Workshop on Accelerating Analytics and Data Management Systems Using Modern Processor and Storage Architectures

Friday, September 1, 2017
In conjunction with VLDB 2017
Munich, Germany
Workshop Overview

The objective of this one-day workshop is to investigate opportunities in accelerating data management systems and workloads (which include traditional OLTP, data warehousing/OLAP, ETL, Streaming/Real-time, Business Analytics, and XML/RDF Processing) using processors (e.g., commodity and specialized Multi-core, GPUs, FPGAs, and ASICs), storage systems (e.g., Storage-class Memories like SSDs and Phase-change Memory), and programming models like MapReduce, Spark, CUDA, OpenCL, and OpenACC.

The current data management scenario is characterized by the following trends: traditional OLTP and OLAP/data warehousing systems are being used for increasing complex workloads (e.g., Petabyte of data, complex queries under real-time constraints, etc.); applications are becoming far more distributed, often consisting of different data processing components; non-traditional domains such as bio-informatics, social networking, mobile computing, sensor applications, gaming are generating growing quantities of data of different types; economical and energy constraints are leading to greater consolidation and virtualization of resources; and analyzing vast quantities of complex data is becoming more important than traditional transactional processing.

At the same time, there have been tremendous improvements in the CPU and memory technologies. Newer processors are more capable in the CPU and memory capabilities and are optimized for multiple application domains. Commodity systems are increasingly using multi-core processors with more than 6 cores per chip and enterprise-class systems are using processors with 8 cores per chip, where each core can execute upto 4 simultaneous threads. Specialized multi-core processors such as the GPUs have brought the computational capabilities of supercomputers to cheaper commodity machines. On the storage front, FLASH-based solid state devices (SSDs) are becoming smaller in size, cheaper in price, and larger in capacity. Exotic technologies like Phase-change memory are on the near-term horizon and can be game-changers in the way data is stored and processed.

In spite of the trends, currently there is limited usage of these technologies in data management domain. Naive usage of multi-core processors or SSDs often leads to unbalanced system. It is therefore important to evaluate applications in a holistic manner to ensure effective utilization of CPU and memory resources. This workshop aims to understand impact of modern hardware technologies on accelerating core components of data management workloads. Specifically, the workshop hopes to explore the interplay between overall system design, core algorithms, query optimization strategies, programming approaches, performance modelling and evaluation, etc., from the perspective of data management applications.

Topics of Interest

The suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Hardware and System Issues in Domain-specific Accelerators
  • New Programming Methodologies for Data Management Problems on Modern Hardware
  • Query Processing for Hybrid Architectures
  • Large-scale I/O-intensive (Big Data) Applications
  • Parallelizing/Accelerating Analytical (e.g., Data Mining) Workloads
  • Autonomic Tuning for Data Management Workloads on Hybrid Architectures
  • Algorithms for Accelerating Multi-modal Multi-tiered Systems
  • Energy Efficient Software-Hardware Co-design for Data Management Workloads
  • Parallelizing non-traditional (e.g., graph mining) workloads
  • Algorithms and Performance Models for modern Storage Sub-systems
  • Exploitation of specialized ASICs
  • Novel Applications of Low-Power Processors and FPGAs
  • Exploitation of Transactional Memory for Database Workloads
  • Exploitation of Active Technologies (e.g., Active Memory, Active Storage, and Networking)
  • New Benchmarking Methodologies for Storage-class Memories
  • Applications of HPC Techniques for Data Management Workloads
  • Acceleration in the Cloud Environments

Workshop Keynotes

Every year, we choose a theme around which the keynote or panel sessions are organized. This year, the workshop theme is "Accelerating Machine Learning Applications". Based on this theme, we will have 3 keynote presentations this year:

  • Aroop Pandya, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Watson, Anatomy of Cloud native Cognitive System
  • John Ashley, Director, Global Professional Services, Nvidia, Accelerating AI
  • Tim Mattson, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel, Alice in Wonderland, the Red Queen’s race, and microprocessor design in a world of Deep Learning


Workshop Co-Chairs

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Program Committee

  • Nipun Agarwal, Oracle Labs
  • Christoph Dubach, University of Edinburgh
  • Nadathur Satish, Intel
  • David Schwalb, HPI
  • Viktor Rosenfeld, TU Berlin
  • Shirish Tatikonda, Target
  • Christian Lang, Acelot
  • Vincent Kulandaisamy, IBM Analytics
  • Oded Shmueli, Technion
  • Spyros Blanas, Ohio State University
  • Stefan Manegold, CWI
  • Rene Mueller, IBM Research
  • Holger Pirk, MIT
  • Man Lung Yiu, Hongkong Polytechnic University
  • Mohammad Sadoghi, Purdue University

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: Monday, June 12, 9 am EST (EXTENDED)
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Camera-ready Submission: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Workshop Date: Friday, September 1, 2017

Submission Instructions

Submission Site 

All submissions will be handled electronically via EasyChair.

Formatting Guidelines 

We will use the same document templates as the VLDB17 conference. You can find them here.

It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the VLDB format detailed here. In particular, it is not allowed to modify the format with the objective of squeezing in more material. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting detailed here will be rejected without review. 

The paper length for a full paper is limited upto 8 pages. However, shorter papers (4 pages) are encouraged as well.