The deadline for WORD’19 ( is extended by one week to March 6th, 2019.

Call for papers

hardware developments and application trends are challenging the
long-standing datacenter architecture where a server is the unit of
deployment, operation, and failure. With the current server-centric
datacenter architecture, it is fundamentally difficult to fully utilize,
add, remove, or reorganize hardware components. A promising solution to
these issues is to physically or virtually disaggregate hardware
resources. Physical resource disaggregation breaks a computer server
into independent, network-attached hardware devices. Virtual resource
disaggregation maintains existing server model and uses resources on
remote machines virtually.

1st Workshop on Resource Disaggregation (WORD’19) will bring together
researchers and practitioners in hardware, software, networking,
programming language, and application domains to engage in a lively
discussion on a wide range of topics in the broad definition of resource
disaggregation, including both physical and virtual resource
disaggregation. We solicit both position papers that explore new
challenges and design spaces and short papers that include completed or
early-stage work.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Hardware design for resource disaggregation
  2. Network for resource disaggregation
  3. Disaggregated and remote memory
  4. Disaggregated and remote storage
  5. Simulation and measurement of disaggregated cluster
  6. Resource management of disaggregated cluster
  7. Deployment of disaggregated cluster
  8. Application and programming models for resource disaggregation
  9. Virtualization of disaggregated hardware

encourage researchers from all institutions to submit their work for
review. Preliminary results of interesting ideas and work-in-progress
are welcome.
Submissions that are likely to generate vigorous discussion will be favored!


Yiying ZhangPurdue University

Christina DelimitrouCornell University

Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University


Program Committee

Irina Calciu, VMWare
Mosharaf Chowdhury, University of Michigan
Paolo Costa, Microsoft
Alex Daglis, Georgia Tech
Christina Delimitrou, Cornell University
Ionel Gog, UC Berkeley
Haris Volos, Google
Wei Wang, University of Texas, San Antonio
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University
Yiying Zhang, Purdue University
Noa Zilberman, University of Cambridge

Important dates

Paper submissions due: Feb 27, 2019 March 6, 2019
Notification: March 17, 2019
Final paper due: April 5, 2019
Workshop date: April 13, 2019

The 1st Workshop on Resource Disaggregation, Co-located with ASPLOS’19