For Position Papers
International Workshop on
Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS)
October 14-17, 2001
High Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS) workshop brings together
researchers, implementers, and users of transaction processing systems.
HPTS 2001 will focus on high-end transaction applications:
specifically, what these applications require from TP infrastructure and the
progress made over the last two years in both the research and the development
communities towards these requirements. Of
particular interest to the HPTS community are submissions describing large
transaction processing applications, especially those web-based, centrally
hosted, or centrally managed, detailing the problems faced in design,
development, deployment, and administration.
multi-tier TP applications continue to be built upon handcrafted
infrastructure specific to that application rather than depending upon
off-the-shelf middleware and tools, making the following avenues of
investigation topical for this workshop:
Architectural descriptions of new-breed TP applications currently
deployed and the challenges faced by the designers and administrators of
Application requirements left unsatisfied by current generation
commercial TP middleware and back-end servers;
The state of the art in application server, TP middleware, database
system, TP application development tools, and management systems;
The requirements unique to web-based application deployment and
administration especially those related to central hosting and
Security issues encountered when deploying multi-vendor, web-based, and centrally hosted TP applications;
Progress within the research community towards addressing these
High-scale TP application builders
still face the perennial challenges of the transaction processing community:
those of performance, scalability, availability, and system manageability.
Progress across these dimensions remains a strong focus of the
conference and we encourage submissions addressing these challenges.
analysis, data mining, and online analytical processing are increasingly
playing a role in support of modern TP applications.
Such tools are still used for traditional TP system capacity planning
and load prediction but, more recently, are being used directly against
operational TP system data in support of targeted marketing, inventory
management, dynamic pricing, and also in support of powerful, customer-visible
features. Retailers have long understood that data mining can be used
to better understand their customers but, more recently, these tools are being
used directly in ecommerce systems as an additional value-add service to
attract customers. For example, a
customer purchasing a book or CD is told that other customers who bought that
title also purchased certain others. Position
papers describing high-scale e-commerce and general TP application uses of
data mining and analysis, and the problems faced by applications integrating
these features, are actively sought for this year's conference.
is a biennial conference where leading application developers, researchers
from the DB and TP communities, and senior members of the commercial TP and DB
product development communities get together with an emphasis on sharing
experiences, solutions, ideas, visions, and challenges.
The format of the HPTS 2001 will include the presentation and
discussion of position papers, the presentation of full papers, and sessions
showing leading applications at an architectural level, describing how they
were built and describing how TP infrastructure could better support their
development and management.
A position paper may be a viewpoint on a controversial topic, a summary
of lessons learned, or a description of experience with a large or unusual TP
system. An abstract of a full paper may be a description of a new mechanism,
architecture, product, application, or a work-in-progress.
Attendance is limited to about 60 participants, who will be invited on the basis of their submissions and, in an effort to keep the workshop small and interactive, only one invitation can be extended per accepted paper. Abstracts and position papers should be five pages at most and should be sent electronically to the Program Chair, James Hamilton, in HTML, Word document, PDF of Postscript or PDF (PDF preferred over Postscript) by April 9th, 2001.
Ed Cobb, BEA Systems Inc.
James Hamilton, Microsoft SQL Server
Reuter, European Media Lab & International University
Salzberg, Northeastern Univ.
Bruce Lindsay, IBM Almaden Research
Mohan, IBM Almaden Research
Brett, C3B Consulting
Haderle, IBM Data Management
Gray, Microsoft Research
Hellerstein, UC Berkeley & Cohera
O'Neil, University of Mass
Selinger, IBM Data Management
Bernstein, Microsoft Research
Finkelstein, Sun Microsystems
of Papers: April 9, 2001
of Acceptance: June 15, 2001
of Presentations: September 14, 2001
Workshop: October 14-17, 2001