[hpc-announce] CFP: Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM 2011) in conjunction with SC 2011

Suren Byna sbyna at lbl.gov
Wed Jul 27 14:55:14 CDT 2011

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The Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM 2011) to be held in conjunction with SC 2011
Mon Nov 14th, 2011 - Seattle, WA

The Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM 2011) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 2011), in Seattle, WA. The format will consist of 30 minute presentations of peer-reviewed papers. Accepted papers will be published in ACM or IEEE digital proceedings through SC'11.


Accessing and managing large amounts of data is a great challenge in a collaborative environment where resources/scientists are geographically distributed. There is a need for efficient use of the network infrastructure in order to address the increasing data and compute requirements of large-scale applications. Since the amount of data is continuously growing, traditional techniques of leaving the burden on the user of moving/storing data is not a viable option in many cases. In order to deliver true exascale performance to the application layer, network-aware data management services for resource provisioning, intelligent data-flow and coordination between the host systems is highly desirable. This workshop will seek contribution from academia, government, and industry to discuss emerging trends in use of networking for data management, novel abstraction techniques for data representation, simplification of end-to-end data flow by providing transparent data services, end-to-end resource coordination, and network-aware tools for the scientific community.

One "Best Paper" would be awarded for outstanding contributing to the field of large-scale data management across network. In addition to that, two "Best Paper Honorable Mention" would be awarded.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Challenges in data-intensive distributed computing
End-to-end resource provisioning
Optimization and development of data transfer protocols
Scalable services for network-aware applications
Re-configurable end-to-end data-access frameworks
Network-aware scheduling and resource brokering
Advanced services for managing data-flow
On-demand bandwidth allocation and network reservation
Application pipelines and workflow management
Network-aware toolkits for data distribution
Data replication and metadata management
Data clouds, data scheduling, and data placement
Heterogeneous resource management
Performance evaluation of network-aware data management

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Aug 22nd, 2011
Paper Submission due: Aug 29th, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Sept 26th, 2011
Camera-Ready version due: Oct 10th, 2011
Registration Deadline: Oct 14th, 2011
Workshop Date: Nov 14th, 2011

Workshop Web Site:

Workshop Organizers:
Mehmet Balman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Surendra Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Program Committee: (TBD)
Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory
Tasneem Brutch, Samsung Electronics
Ali R. Butt, Virginia Tech
Ann Chervenak, Information Sciences Institute
Jerry Chou, National TsingHua University, Taiwan
Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Raj. Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory
Tevfik Kosar, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Kamesh Madduri, Pennsylvania State University
Inder Monga, Energy Sciences Network & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State University
Arie Shoshani, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alex Sim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Brian Tierney, Energy Sciences Network & Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sudharshan Vazhkudai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Venkatram Vishwanath, Argon National Laboratory
Fatos Xhafa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit full papers in PDF format via the submission site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ndm20110). No email submission would be accepted.

The paper(s) should be no longer than ten (10) pages, excluding references. It should be typeset in IEEE conference format. Submissions that violate any of these restrictions will not be reviewed. The page limit will be enforced strictly.

Reviewing of the full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by external referees. The decision of the program committee is final.

Accepted papers would be given a total of 30 mins. for presentation and question time. We would wrap up the day by summarizing the important open questions in the area.

Workshop Activities:
Invited Keynote Speaker:[At the beginning – TBD]

Panel Discussion: [At the end]
Title: “Data Management in Exa-scale Computing and Terabit Networking Era”
Panel members: To be determined

If you have any further questions, please email Mehmet Balman and/or Surendra Byna {mbalman,sbyna} at lbl.gov

Best wishes,

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road Mail Stop 50B-3238
Berkeley, CA 94720

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