[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: NDM 2013 (SC13 workshop) – Network-aware Data Management

Mehmet Balman mbalman at lbl.gov
Tue Aug 13 12:53:34 CDT 2013

The 3rd International Workshop on Network-aware Data Management (NDM
2013) in conjunction with SC 2013
         Sunday - November 17, 2013 – Denver, CO, USA.

The Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM 2013) will be held in
conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 2013), in
Denver, Colorado.

The format of the workshop will consist of a keynote talk, invited
talks, 30-min presentations of peer-reviewed papers, and a panel
discussion at the end.  Accepted papers will be published in ACM
digital proceedings.


In addition to increasing data volumes, future scientific
collaborations require cooperative work at the extreme scale. As the
number of multidisciplinary teams and experimental facilities
increase, data sharing and resource coordination among distributed
centers are becoming significant challenges every passing year.  In
the age of extraordinary advances in communication technologies, there
is a need for efficient use of the network infrastructure to address
increasing data requirements of today’s applications.  Traditional
network and data management techniques are unlikely to scale to meet
the needs of future collaborative data-intensive systems. We require
novel data access mechanisms and intelligent network middleware to
enable future design principles of network-aware data management. This
workshop will seek contributions from academia, government, and
industry to discuss emerging trends and new technological developments
in dynamic resource provisioning, intelligent data-flow and resource
coordination, end-to-end processing of data, network-aware application
design issues, and cutting-edge network performance problems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
•	High-performance network protocols
•	Performance problems in networking applications
•	Network support for data-intensive computing
•	Network-aware data scheduling and resource brokering
•	Dynamic resource provisioning and network virtualization
•	Performance evaluation of network-aware data management
•	Tools and systems to support future collaborative science
•	Practical experiences and prototypes for large-scale data streaming
•	Requirements and Issues for Network Quality of Service (QoS)
•	Application pipelines and network-aware toolkits for data distribution
•	Data replication and re-configurable data-access frameworks
•	Network Fault Tolerant Data Distribution for large scientific datasets
•	Optimization and development of data transfer protocols
•	Scalable services for network-aware applications
•	Data clouds, data scheduling, and data placement
•	Heterogeneous and distributed resource management
•	Performance evaluation of data intensive networking applications

One "Best Paper" would be awarded for outstanding contributing to the
field of network-aware data management.

* Important Dates:
	Abstract Submission:		 Aug 23, 2013
	Paper Submission due:  	 Aug 30, 2013
	Notification of acceptance: 	 Sept 23, 2013
	Camera-Ready version due: Oct 15, 2013
	Workshop Date:			 Nov 17, 2013

* Workshop Web Site:		http://sdm.lbl.gov/ndm

* Workshop Organizers:
			Mehmet Balman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
			Surendra Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
			Brian L. Tierney, Energy Sciences Network

* Submission Guidelines:

Your paper must be formatted according to the ACM Conference
Proceedings. Please use the templates provided at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates to ensure
that formatting will meet ACM specifications.

Reviewing of the papers will be done by the program committee,
assisted by external referees. The decision of the program committee
is final. Papers should be self-contained. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed based on correctness, technical strength, originality,
quality of presentation, relevance to the workshop's scope and topics
of interest.

Submitted papers must be original work, have not appeared in and is
not under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal.
Accepted papers will be published in ACM digital proceedings.

Papers should be no longer than ten (10) pages, including figures,
tables, and references.  Submissions that violate any of these
restrictions will not be reviewed. The page limit will be enforced

At least one author of an accepted paper must attend and present the
paper in the workshop.

* Registration:

SC13 workshop registration (including NDM 2013) is handled through the
SC13 system. Please visit
http://sc13.supercomputing.org/content/registration for more

Attendees can register SC13 workshops independent of the SC13 program.
Workshop only registration is $200 ($100 for students). There is no
deadline for workshop only registration.

SC13 technical program attendees receive a reduced rate of $50 ($25
for students). This is for one-day only workshop add-on with technical
program registration. The fee for attending workshops on all three
days (Sunday, Monday, and Friday) with technical program registration
is $100 ($50 for students). Early registration deadline for the
technical program is October 15th.

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