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XtreemOS paper at COMPSAC 2009 Doctoral Symposium

Efficient Management of Consistent Backups in a Distributed File System


Authors: Jan Stender


Abstract: Setting up backup infrastructures for large-scale data management systems that can be operated cheaply and accessed with low latency has emerged as a practical problem. As a solution, we present a highly scalable and cost-efficient architecture for backup management in a distributed file system. We describe techniques for the creation of consistent backups at runtime, as well as approaches to resource management in connection with an integrated backup architecture.

COMPSAC 2009: website


Seattle, Washington, July 20-24, 2009

The Doctoral Symposium at COMPSAC will provide an international forum for doctoral students to interact with other students and faculty mentors. Since 2006, COMPSAC has been designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications.

The Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD Students working in computer software and applications and related fields. Selected students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research goals, methodology, and preliminary results within a constructive and international atmosphere.

The Symposium organizers will strive to provide useful guidance for completion of the dissertation research and motivation for a research career. The Symposium is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have produced limited preliminary results, but have enough time remaining before their final defense to benefit from the fruitful Symposium discussions. Due to the mentoring aspect of the event, the Symposium will be open only to the students and mentors participating directly in the event.

In coordination with the technical theme of COMPSAC 2009, topics pertaining to software engineering of critical infrastructure systems such as civil, telecommunications, and medical systems will be of particular interest. Related topics include, but are not limited to, requirements analysis, co-analysis and co-design, modeling, design, development, testing, measurement, verification and validation for performance, safety, security, and dependability constraints of such systems. As effective construction of critical infrastructure systems is not limited solely to the field of computer science and engineering and is truly a multidisciplinary effort, submissions addressing multidisciplinary research topics are particularly encouraged.