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17th International Workshop

on High Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS)

October 8-11, 2017

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, CA

Every two years, HPTS brings together a lively and opinionated group of technologists to discuss and debate the pressing topics that affect today's systems and their design and implementation, especially where performance and scalability is concerned. The workshop includes position paper presentations, panels, moderated discussions, and significant time for casual interaction. The presentations are not recorded, and the only publications are slide decks by presenters who choose to post them.

Since its inception in 1985, HPTS has always been about large-scale systems --- systems that extend the state-of-the-art. Over the years the focus has expanded from scalable transaction processing to very large databases to cloud computing. Today, scalability is also about big data, machine learning and globally distributed systems. Here are some of the questions and topics we hope 2017 participants will address:

Others topics are welcome, as long as they are likely to be of interest to people building large-scale systems.

If you would like to attend, please submit a one-page technical position paper that presents a viewpoint on a controversial topic, a summary of lessons learned, experience with a large or unusual system, an innovative mechanism, an enormous problem looming on the horizon, or anything else that convinces the program committee that you have something interesting to say to builders of large-scale systems. The submission process is very lightweight, in part to attract systems developers who can't set aside time to write a paper. Each submission can have many authors. However, if a submission is accepted, only the primary author will receive an invitation to attend. At most one submission per primary author, please.

The workshop is by invitation only and will have under 100 participants. The submissions drive both the invitation process and the workshop agenda. Participants may be asked to give a presentation at the workshop. Students are particularly encouraged to submit and will enjoy a discounted workshop fee.

What to submit:

The length limits will be strictly enforced. We won't consider submissions that exceed the maximum length.

The workshop begins with dinner on Sunday, October 8 and ends with lunch on Wednesday, October 11.

Submissions will be collected using a google form, your entry will be emailed to the address you provide and can be revised up to midnight Pacific time on the due date of April 13th. Notifications of acceptance will be made on June 11th.

Where to submit: https://goo.gl/forms/7biFCoWPhYL8qLKZ2

Questions: hpts2017@gmail.com

Important Dates:


Program Chair

Adrian Cockcroft (Amazon)

Program Committee

Caitie McCaffrey (Twitter) Ippokratis Pandis (Amazon)
Fatma Ozcan (IBM) Andy Pavlo (CMU)
Allison Holloway (Oracle) David Cheriton (Stanford)
Kyle Kingsbury (Jepsen) Peter Bailis (Stanford)
Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL) Savas Parastatidis (Microsoft)

Organizing Committtee

Shel Finkelstein (U.C. Santa Cruz) Pat Helland (Salesforce)
Mark Little (Red Hat) Andy Pavlo (CMU)