[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP SYNASC 2013 : Distributed Computing Track

Frincu G. Marc - Eduard mfrincu at info.uvt.ro
Fri Apr 5 04:21:03 CDT 2013

===================== Call for Papers    ================
======> SYNASC - distributed computing track 2013 <======

15th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing
Distributed computing track

During the past 14 years SYNASC (http://synasc13.info.uvt.ro) has built a strong nucleus of  researchers which gather every year to discuss their ongoing research. The multidisciplinary nature of the conference brings together people from various computer science areas, including symbolic computing, numerical analysis, multi-agent systems, nature inspired processing and distributed/parallel computing. All these are hot topics in computer science and provide the attendees with the chance of uncovering interdisciplinary research ideas and concrete use cases for their work. 

Among them, distributed computing, with an increasing interest in clouds and HPC on clouds, is in the unique position of being at the center of the scene. It allows researchers from various fields to extend their experiments and test their ideas on large scale infrastructures.  In this frame the Distributed Computing track is a great opportunity for scientists working on topics related to clouds, grids, P2P, Internet of things or distributed systems in general to present  their work, discover new challenges and find real use cases and applications for their research. With the global focus leaning towards (inter-) cloud and utility computing researchers start to feel the benefit of these systems too. However we feel there is much to be done before existing applications from other fields can be fully ported on these new platforms. SYNASC and the Distributed Computing track is therefore a great opportunity for addressing the interdisciplinary applicability of distributed systems. 

Topics of interest:

We invite both researchers and practitioners to submit their work and join us in addressing these challenges. 
Work-in-progress and mature research papers in the following non-exhaustive areas are welcomed:

- parallel and distributed algorithms for clouds, GPUs, HPC, P2P systems, autonomous systems. Work should focus on scheduling, scaling, load balancing, networks, fault-tolerance, gossip algorithms, energy saving;
- applications for parallel and distributed systems, including work on cross disciplinary (scientific) applications for grids/clouds, web applications, workflow platforms, network measurement tools, programming environments;
- architectures for parallel and distributed systems, including self-managing and autonomous systems, negotiation protocols, HPC on clouds, GPU processing, PaaS for (inter)cloud, brokering platforms, mobile computing;
- modeling of parallel and distributed systems including models on resources and networks, semantic representation, negotiation, social networks, trace management, simulators;
- any other topic deemed relevant to the field.

Important conference dates:

07 April 2013 : Special sessions / Workshops / Tutorials proposals
19 May 2013 : Abstract submission
26 May 2013 : Paper submission
22 July 2013 : Notification of acceptance
01 September 2013 : Registration
08 September 2013 : Revised papers according to the reviews
23-26 September 2013 : Symposium
30 November 2013 : Final papers for post-proceedings

Paper submission:

Paper submission should not exceed 8 IEEE double column format pages and should be submitted using the electronic EasyChair system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=synasc2013). Submitted work will benefit from a blind review of at least 3 experts in the area and will be judged based on their relevance to the track, novelty, clarity of text and future impact. 

Prospective authors must demonstrate their intention of submitting their work by first submitting a 1/2 page abstract clearly indicating the main purpose and contributions of their paper.

A special issue for the distributed track is planned to be published with the Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience Journal. SCPE is a quarterly open access journal indexed in Scopus, DBLP, DOAJ and EBSCO. The journal is currently under ISI Thomson review. More information about it can be found at http://www.scpe.org/ .


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Chairs and committees:

Program chair:

Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, US

Track chairs:

Marc Frincu, West University of Timisoara Romania and University of Strasbourg France
Karoly Bosa, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

PC members:

Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, USA
Karoly Bosa, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
Valentin Cristea, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Marc Frincu, West University of Timisoara Romania and University of Strasbourg, France
Stéphane Genaud, INRIA, France
Sylvia Ilieva, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Michael	Krieger, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Polland
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara and e-Austria Research Institute, Romania
Tomas Pitner, Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Czech Republic
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Romain Rouvoy, University Lille 1 - INRIA, France
Wolfgang Schreiner, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
Frederic Suter, CNRS, France
Mircea Trifu, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany
Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

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