[hpc-announce] CFP for IEEE Cluster 13 in Indianapolis

Schrock, Ceci Jones ccjones at iu.edu
Mon Apr 8 13:45:41 CDT 2013

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IEEE Cluster 2013 announces call for keynote speakers, revised deadlines

Hosted by Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute, IEEE Cluster 2013 will take place September 23-27, 2013, at the Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis.

The committee welcomes keynote speaker suggestions for this year’s conference. Please send ideas to Craig Stewart, executive director of Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute, associate dean of Research Technologies and general chair of the conference: stewart at iu.edu<mailto:stewart at iu.edu>

The Cluster 2013 conference is also continuing to accept proposals for tutorials, technical papers, posters, panels and visualizations. All submissions are due May 18, 2013. (A one-week extension until May 25 will automatically be granted upon submission of an abstract by May 18.) Proposal submission and review will be handled via EasyChair at http://bit.ly/YD8ivr. Conference proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Conference organizers are particularly interested in content related to:
* Current and future directions in cluster technology
* Clusters driving innovation in industrial and academic research
* Clusters in education and outreach (technical papers describing formal education and outreach programs, as well as position papers about how the community can help educate and train a twenty-first century workforce)
* Clusters and clouds in cyberinfrastructure strategy
* Clusters in distributed visualization

Here is the link to IEEE proceedings templates:

To learn more about Cluster 2013, visit the conference website at http://pti.iu.edu/ieeecluster-2013. Details on the call for participation are available below.

Submissions are sought in the following tracks:

* Cluster Management. This track will encompass all facets of cluster technology and management, highlighting new technologies, trends and best practices in cluster architecture, cluster management and applications that run on clusters. Please consider cluster technology and management within the broader context of clouds and cyberinfrastructure. (Submission type: Paper)
* Cluster Technology. Submissions should present technology developments and capabilities that enable increased performance, capability, productivity and/or reliability of cluster resources. Please describe the technology in detail, discuss achieved or potential impact and articulate future plans. (Submission type: Paper)
* Clusters, Interconnects and Next Generation Networks. This track will focus on the impact of new generation networking technology within the cluster, across campus and over long-haul networks – particularly given the implementation of 100-Gbps wide-area Ethernet networks and new developments in InfiniBand networks. We especially encourage submissions on the implications for data storage architectures given changing time and financial costs for bulk movement of data over long distances: If we are to create a national research data infrastructure architecture, how do we do that? (Submission type: Paper)
* Software and Software Environments. This track will focus on the software generally visible to the end user — applications, gateways or other software that enables clusters to be accessible to scientists, artists, clinicians and engineers of today and tomorrow. Of particular interest are submissions from software developers or software vendors regarding challenges and opportunities in the deployment and use of software on clusters, and considerations on software innovation and sustainability. Papers on science gateways related to use of clusters and cluster integration into campus cyberinfrastructure are of particular interest. (Submission type: Paper)
* Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT). This is a new addition for Cluster 2013. The EOT track invites technical and advocacy/position papers related to the training and education needs of students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. These should be technically oriented papers regarding, for example, programming languages and training, software engineering and education or cluster management and workforce development. Papers can either be success stories (on efforts that help advance education and training in computational science and engineering) or position papers that advocate better training for technically oriented students (for example, arguing that computer science departments should return to teaching high performance languages in addition to teaching Java.) Organizers especially encourage submissions that address the inclusion of traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities (including women, minorities and people with disabilities), institutions and disciplines. (Submission type: Technical paper or position/advocacy paper)
* Tutorials. The first day of the program will be reserved for tutorials. Half- and full-day tutorials provide participants with in-depth training on effectively managing or using cluster resources and services. Topics may cover a broad range of expertise and topics – including security, cluster management, file systems, gateways, visualization, grid environments, data-intensive science, data management, maximizing productivity, computational science, parallel programming, optimization, systems management, the allocations process and writing proposals.
* Tutorial presenters will receive an honorarium. Submissions should cover what attendees will learn and include a syllabus, a slide deck from a recent tutorial (if one exists) or a draft slide deck, and a listing of equipment needs. For example, proposals might list a projector for just a presentation, or a projector and workstations with minimum specifications for a hands-on tutorial. (Submission type: Tutorial proposal)
* Panels. Panel sessions provide an opportunity for conference attendees to engage in expert discussions on topics critical to the role of clusters in cyberinfrastructure strategy. Proposals should describe why the topic is timely and relevant to Cluster 2013, and why panelists are well qualified to facilitate a lively, interesting and informative discussion. Please include a proposed duration (90 minutes is the suggested default), with one-third of the total time allocated for discussion, as well as a list of potential panelists. (Submission type: Panel)
* Posters. Please present new results or promising work in progress concerning the use of clusters. (Submission types: Abstract and optional mockup)
* Visualization Showcase. This provides a digital gallery of the powerful, evocative imagery derived at least in part by the use of clusters – either interactively or rendered in advance. (Submission type: Abstract with images from planned visualization or similar past visualizations)
* Birds of a Feather (BOF). BOF sessions are intended to engage attendees in exciting, informal, interactive gatherings devoted to forward-looking topics drawn from the conference. (Submission type: Proposal)
* Workshops. The final day of the conference will be reserved for topical workshops arranged by participants who wish to share information on projects they are leading. These synergistic workshops leverage the availability of participants, economizing travel funds to aid projects in areas related to cluster computing and its applications. (Submission type: Proposal)
* Student Poster Contest. Students are invited to submit posters demonstrating how they use clusters – including models, simulations and visualizations – to solve science, engineering or math problems, or to describe new advances in cluster management and programming technology. Awards will recognize the best poster in the high school, undergraduate and graduate categories. (Submission type: Abstract)
* Student Research Papers. Undergraduate and graduate students who are working on research projects that use cluster technology are welcome to submit to one of the following conference tracks: Cluster Management; Cluster Technology; Software and Software Environments; or Education, Outreach and Training. Please include a cover page indicating that this is a student submission. (Submission type: Paper)
* Best Paper Awards. Starting with Cluster 2013, the “Mark Baker Best Paper Award” will be given to the best student paper. This new award, instituted by the IEEE Cluster advisory committee, will honor the service and memory of Mark Baker. There will also be best paper and best poster awards.

Ceci Jones Schrock
Media Relations Specialist
Indiana University
IT Communications
ccjones at iu.edu<mailto:ccjones at iu.edu>
(812) 856-2337

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