Unveiling Future Serverless Technologies

Find Out More

Serverless Computing

is becoming mainstream in Cloud Computing environments

The simplicity/productivity gains from automated resource provisioning is bringing more and more applications to the Cloud. All major providers increasing their serverless offerings. This means more competition, but also exciting novelties for the next few years.

Serverless technologies are now at least seven years old, like Amazon Lambda or WOSC Workshop...

However, Serverless is still young and there are many opportunities to innovate.

We will see advances in Serverless Resource Management (data-driven, workload-driven, cost engineering, AI optimizations), novel horizontal services and middleware (like AWS EMR, IBM Code Engine, Google Cloud Run, Azure Container Instances, CloudFlare Workers) but also Serverless Vertical Domains (Serverless Genomics, Serverless MetaVerse, Serverless Personal Computing, Serverless Edge Computing, Serverless DataSpaces).

WOSCx want to become an open online forum for discussing the future of Serverless technologies.

We will accept short abstracts proposals and 5 minutes videos or lightning talks with one slide and up to 2 minutes video in three categories:

Serverless Visions

Blue Sky proposals about Serverless technologies

Serverless Prototypes

Demonstration and tutorials of new Serverless technologies

Serverless PhDs

PhD Elevator Pitch on Serverless technologies

Our panel of serverless experts will openly discuss the presented topics and provide interesting insights in these topics. We will combine Academia and Industry to provide new insights in this exciting topic.

Presentations and Submissions

Authors are invited to submit short presentations related to serverless computing.

These submissions will not appear in any proceedings, so you are welcome to submit work that has already been published, or early work that you would like feedback on.

The submission should include presentation slides and a video.

The slides should be in PDF format and be at most 5 slides. The video should be at most 5 minutes and be hosted on YouTube.

Submissions should indicate if they plan to have a demo after their talk (to not take longer than 5 min).

If your submission is accepted, you can submit a newer video, up to 5 minutes. The accepted presentations will be made available from the workshop website and the recording of the workshop will be published on YouTube.

For lightning talks tracks send one slide in PDF format - and max 2min lightning link to youtube video recording.

We may have an open mic afterwards for discussion and panel.

Important dates
  • Paper Submission: April 28, 2022 (extended)

  • Notification of Acceptance: June 21, 2022 (extended)

  • Workshop date: June 16, 12pm ET (6pm in Europe, 9am West Coast)


Workshop co-chairs
  • Paul Castro, IBM Research
  • Pedro García López, University Rovira i Virgili
  • Vatche Ishakian, IBM Research
  • Vinod Muthusamy, IBM Research
  • Aleksander Slominski, IBM Research
Steering Committee
  • Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University
  • Dennis Gannon, Indiana University & Formerly Microsoft Research
  • Arno Jacobsen, MSRG (Middleware Systems Research Group)
Program Committee (tentative)
  • Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Azer Bestavros, Boston University
  • Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University
  • Rodrigo Fonseca, Brown University
  • Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
  • Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University
  • Dennis Gannon, Indiana University & Formerly Microsoft Research
  • Pedro Garcia Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Arno Jacobsen, MSRG (Middleware Systems Research Group)
  • Ali Kanso, Microsoft
  • Wes Lloyd, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Maciej Malawski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Pietro Michiardi, Eurecom
  • Lucas Nussbaum, LORIA, France
  • Maciej Pawlik, Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET of the University of Science and Technology in Cracow
  • Per Persson, Ericsson Research
  • Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College
  • Rodric Rabbah, Nimbella and Apache OpenWhisk
  • Eric Rozner, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Rich Wolski, University of California, Santa Barbara