Call for Proposals

The purpose of the Chameleon User Meeting is to create a forum where users can share their experiences working with the testbed and discuss challenges and suggestions to experimental work in Computer Science. To facilitate this discussion we are soliciting proposals for brief presentations (~20 minutes) based on your work with Chameleon.

  • Submission due date: July 21, 2017 — extended to Monday, July 24th
  • Send submissions to: presentations at chameleoncloud dot org

The proposals should be no more than 1-2 pages in length. Please include the following in your proposal:

  • Presentation title
  • Presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Chameleon project(s) under which work was carried out
  • Project type {research, education}
  • Resource type {bare metal/CHI, KVM}
  • Abstract

The abstract should include the following three sections:

  • A brief but clear description of the Computer Science research problems you are working on and your approach (What is the challenge/trade-off? Why is it significant?) or a brief description of your education project
  • A description of your experiment or project (including but not limited to):
    • Experimental configuration: What are your resource requirements? What capabilities do you need? (bare-metal reconfiguration, advance reservations, custom kernel reboot, type of isolation, the ability to snapshot, complex appliances, etc.) What qualities are you monitoring?
    • What features of the Chameleon testbed are you using to create your experiment? (hardware, features, appliances, etc.)
    • Did you create any new appliances, tools, or other artifacts that you would like to share with others?
  • An analysis: In terms of using Chameleon what worked well and what didn’t? What features ideally would you like to see in the future and what is top priority?

The final versions of accepted abstracts will be published as an electronic book “Experiments in Computer Science 2017”. This book will be released on an open access repository (such as Zenodo) with a DOI for ease of reference.

The abstracts will be evaluated and selected based on the soundness of experimental strategy, quality and relevance of the research, and quality of analysis.

For the top 10 selected abstracts we will reimburse the travel expenses of up to $1,000 for the presenting authors (one per abstract).

The presentations will be limited to ~20 minutes in length, including time for Q&A, and may be grouped by topic, depending on the number of submissions received.

Please, send your submissions to presentations at chameleoncloud dot org!