The First Workshop on Resource Disaggregation

( WORD 2019 )

Held in conjunction with The 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2019)

April 13, 2019
Providence, Rhode Island, USA



Call for papers

Recent hardware developments and application trends are challenging the long-standing datacenter architecture where a server is the unit of deployment, operation, and failure. With the current server-centric datacenter architecture, it is fundamentally difficult to fully utilize, add, remove, or reorganize hardware components. A promising solution to these issues is to physically or virtually disaggregate hardware resources. Physical resource disaggregation breaks a computer server into independent, network-attached hardware devices. Virtual resource disaggregation maintains existing server model and uses resources on remote machines virtually.

The 1st Workshop on Resource Disaggregation (WORD'19) will bring together researchers and practitioners in hardware, software, networking, programming language, and application domains to engage in a lively discussion on a wide range of topics in the broad definition of resource disaggregation, including both physical and virtual resource disaggregation. We solicit both position papers that explore new challenges and design spaces and short papers that include completed or early-stage work.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  1. Hardware design for resource disaggregation
  2. Network for resource disaggregation
  3. Disaggregated and remote memory
  4. Disaggregated and remote storage
  5. Simulation and measurement of disaggregated cluster
  6. Resource management of disaggregated cluster
  7. Deployment of disaggregated cluster
  8. Application and programming models for resource disaggregation
  9. Virtualization of disaggregated hardware

We encourage researchers from all institutions to submit their work for review. Preliminary results of interesting ideas and work-in-progress are welcome.
Submissions that are likely to generate vigorous discussion will be favored!


Yiying Zhang, Purdue University

Christina Delimitrou, Cornell University

Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University

Program Committee

Irina Calciu, VMWare
Mosharaf Chowdhury, University of Michigan
Paolo Costa, Microsoft
Alex Daglis, Georgia Tech
Christina Delimitrou, Cornell University
Ionel Gog, UC Berkeley
Haris Volos, Google
Wei Wang, University of Texas, San Antonio
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University
Neeraja Yadwadkar, Stanford University
Yiying Zhang, Purdue University
Noa Zilberman, University of Cambridge


Submissions must be no longer than 4 pages including figures and tables, plus as many pages as needed for references. Text should be formatted in two columns on 8.5 x 11-inch paper using 10-point Times-Roman font on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, 1-inch margins, and a 0.25-inch gutter (separation between the columns). The title, author names, affiliations, and an abstract should appear on the first page. Pages should be numbered. Figures and tables should not require magnification for viewing; they may contain color, but should be legible when printed or displayed in black and white. Submissions not meeting these criteria will be rejected without review, and no deadline extensions will be granted for reformatting. Papers should be submitted as PDF files via the submission site.

Important dates

Paper submissions due: Mar 6, 2019
Notification: March 23, 2019
Final paper due: April 5, 2019
Workshop date: April 13, 2019


Preliminary Program



Please contact the co-chairs (,, if you have any questions.