Workshop on Caching, Coherence and Consistency (WC3 '01)

Sorrento, Italy, June 17, 2001

to be held in conjunction with the

2001 ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS '01)

[Motivation] [Scope] [Important Dates] [Advance Program] [Committees] [Contact]


The workshop focuses on three remarkably persistent topics in computer systems research: caching, coherence and consistency. For a long time these topics were associated with parallel and distributed systems only. More recently, caching, coherence and consistency issues are being revisited in the context of mobile computing and the world-wide web. Our goal with this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers from all of these communities to present and exchange ideas on these three topics. Thus, we intend this workshop to cover a range of domains, from more traditional ones such as hardware and software cache coherence schemes and multiprocessor memory consistency models, to coherence and consistency issues in file systems and mobile data, to content caching and consistency issues in replicated data and services on the web. This workshop can be seen as a continuation of the WSDSM workshops that were held in conjunction with the last two ICS conferences but with an extended scope and addressing a significantly broader audience.


We solicit abstracts of original research including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Authors are invited to submit 5-page extended abstracts that demonstrate original and unpublished research in the areas of data caching, coherence, and consistency. Abstracts should be emailed to in postscript or pdf format. Accepted papers can be up to 10 pages long and will be published by the workshop. One of the authors will be required to attend the workshop and present the work.

Important Dates

May  08, 2001: Extended abstracts due. (extended from May 01)
May  22, 2001: Notification sent to authors. (extended from May 15)
June 08, 2001: Camera-ready papers due. (extended from June 01)

Advance Program

9:00 -- 9:15 Opening

9:15 -- 10:35 Session 1: Web Caching and Embedded and Mobile Systems

10:35 -- 10:50 Break

10:50 -- 12:10 Invited Talk

12:10 -- 1:30 Lunch

1:30 -- 2:50 Session 2: Shared Memory Systems

2:50 -- 3:05 Break

3:05 -- 4:25 Invited Talk

4:25 -- 5:05 Session 3: File Systems

5:05 -- 5:45 Discussion and Closing Remarks

Program Committee

Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University (co-chair)
Mark Crovella, Boston University
Fred Douglis, AT&T
Babak Falsafi, Carnegie Mellon University
Mark Heinrich, Cornell University
Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University (co-chair)
Pete Keleher, University of Maryland
Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon University
Chistine Morin, IRISA, France
Amin Vahdat, Duke University

Workshop Organizers

Ricardo Bianchini and Liviu Iftode
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
E-mail: {ricardob,iftode}


Please, send any questions or comments about the workshop to