DescriptionThis proposal describes a plan to continue the Industry/University Joint International Workshop on Data-Center Automation, Analytics, and Control (DAAC) to be hosted at the 2019 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC19). This workshop proposal is an outcome of intensive discussions from academia, industry, and national laboratory researchers that led to successful previous instances hosted at SC’18 and UCC’17. Looking at the last year’s attendance at SC’18, DAAC has attracted up to ~80 attendees and had 50.6 attendees on average. DAAC’18 featured an industry panel, 3 invited talks from both academia and industry, and 10 paper talks from academia, national labs, and industry, selected through a rigorous review process (at least three reviews for each paper). DAAC’17 featured three invited speakers from industry and a panel of five experts and different stakeholders in addition to presentations from peer-reviewed papers.
This proposed new instance of the DAAC workshop at SC remains a unique workshop that promotes collaboration among academia, industry, and national labs and remains jointly organized by academic and industry researchers. The objective is to promote and stimulate community’s interactions to address some of most critical challenges in automation, analytics, and control specifically aimed for the needs of large-scale data centers in high-performance/high-end computing. DAAC’19 will provide a valuable addition to main conference programs. Taking advantage of the opportune match to the SC19 audience, DAAC’19 expects to attract a larger number of attendees from academia, industry, and government labs who are interested in data center automated management, operation, and maintenance.