Software Support for Portable Storage


The International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage (IWSSPS) will focus on software issues related to portable storage. New emerging storage media such as Flash memory require extensive software support for higher performance and reliability, lower power consumption, and value-added functionalities. The goal of this workshop is to bring together people from industry and academia who are interested in all aspects of software support for portable storage. The workshop will provide a forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in this area. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • File systems for portable storage
  • Interaction between file systems and portable storage
  • Flash memory storage designs
  • Solid state disks (SSDs)
  • Power management for HDDs including microdrives
  • DRM (Digital Right Management) for portable storage
  • Security support for portable storage
  • Distributed mobile storage
  • Software support for new non-volatile memories (PRAM, FRAM, etc.)
  • Software reliability for portable storage
  • Software fault tolerance techniques for portable storage
  • Novel applications of portable storage