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FAST 2018
16th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies
Event in series FAST
Dates 2018/02/12 (iCal) - 2018/02/15
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
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Important dates
Tutorials: 2017/09/28
Papers: 2017/09/28
Notification: 2017/12/11
Accepted short papers: 2
On site student: $ 495 / {{{On site fee reduced}}}
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Early bird regular: $ 915
On site regular: $ 1065
Papers: Submitted 139 / Accepted 40 (28.8 %)
Organizers: Nitin Agrawal, Raju Rangaswami
PC members: Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Anirudh Badam, Mahesh Balakrishnan, Pramod Bhatotia
Table of Contents

The 16th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '18) brings together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. Co-located summit Linux FAST Summit '18


  • Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    • Archival storage systems
    • Auditing and provenance
    • Big data, analytics, and data sciences
    • Caching, replication, and consistency
    • Cloud storage
    • Data deduplication
    • Database storage
    • Distributed and networked storage (wide-area, grid, peer-to-peer)
    • Empirical evaluation of storage systems
    • Experience with deployed systems
    • File system design
    • High-performance file systems
    • Key-value and NoSQL storage
    • Memory-only storage systems
    • Mobile, personal, embedded, and home storage
    • Parallel I/O and storage systems
    • Power-aware storage architectures
    • RAID and erasure coding
    • Reliability, availability, and disaster tolerance
    • Search and data retrieval
    • Solid state storage technologies and uses (e.g., flash, byte-addressable NVM)
    • Storage management
    • Storage networking
    • Storage performance and QoS
    • Storage security


Important Dates

    • Paper submissions due: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PDT
    • Tutorial submissions due: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PDT
    • Notification to authors: Monday, December 11, 2017
    • Final paper files due: Tuesday, January 23, 2018


  • Program Co-Chairs
    • [[Nitin Agrawal], Samsung Research]
    • [[Raju Rangaswami], Florida International University]
  • Program Committee
    • Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin—Madison
    • Anirudh Badam, Microsoft Research
    • Mahesh Balakrishnan, Yale
    • Pramod Bhatotia, University of Edinburgh
    • Andre Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
    • Vijay Chidambaram, University of Texas at Austin
    • Angela Demke Brown, University of Toronto
    • Kevin Greenan, Box Inc.
    • Jorge Guerra, VMWare
    • Haryadi Gunawi, University of Chicago
    • Dean Hildebrand, Google
    • Cheng Huang, Microsoft Azure
    • Hong Jiang, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Umesh Maheshwari, Nimble Storage (an HPE company)
    • Arif Merchant, Google
    • Ethan L. Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Pure Storage
    • Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft Research
    • Ed Nightingale, Microsoft Research
    • Sam H. Noh, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    • Vijayan Prabhakaran, Amazon
    • Bianca Schroeder, University of Toronto
    • Philip Shilane, Dell EMC
    • Keith A. Smith, NetApp
    • Vasily Tarasov, IBM Research
    • Cristian Ungureanu, Google
    • Ashish Vulimiri, Samsung Research
    • Andrew Warfield, University of British Columbia
    • Sage Weil, Red Hat
    • Youjip Won, Hanyang University
    • Gala Yadgar, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
    • Ming Zhao, Arizona State University
  • Work-in-Progress/Posters Co-Chairs
    • Anirudh Badam, Microsoft Research
    • Gala Yadgar, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Test of Time Awards Committee
    • Bianca Schroeder, University of Toronto
    • Eno Thereska, Amazon
  • Tutorial Coordinators
    • John Strunk, Red Hat
    • Eno Thereska, Amazon
  • Steering Committee
    • Keith A. Smith, NetApp
    • Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin—Madison
    • Angela Demke Brown, University of Toronto
    • Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Casey Henderson, USENIX Association
    • Kimberly Keeton, HP Labs
    • Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College
    • Florentina Popovici, Google
    • Erik Riedel, Dell Technologies
    • Jiri Schindler, SimpliVity
    • Bianca Schroeder, University of Toronto
    • Margo Seltzer, Harvard University and Oracle
    • Eno Thereska, Amazon
    • Carl Waldspurger, Carl Waldspurger Consulting
    • Ric Wheeler, Red Hat
    • Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University