[hpc-announce] CfP Springer Cluster Computing Journal - Special Issue on Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications - Deadline extension

Federico Silla fsilla at disca.upv.es
Wed Jan 30 16:10:37 CST 2013

(Apologies for multiple copies)

We've extended the submission deadline for the UCAA special issue of the 
Springer Cluster Computing Journal to February 17th, 2013.

                              CALL FOR PAPERS

                         Springer Cluster Computing
         The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications
                        Editor-in-Chief: Salim Hariri
Special Issue on Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications
                Guest Editors: Federico Silla, Holger Fröning
                    Paper submission: February 17th, 2013

This CLUSTER COMPUTING JOURNAL special issue gears to gather recent work 
on unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which 
potentially have a big impact on defining future cluster architectures. 
This includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual 
commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or 
software elements, or that is used for very special and unconventional 
applications. Examples include GPUs, MICs (Many Integrated Core), FLASH 
and FPGAs on the hardware side, and run-time management, virtualization, 
in-memory storage and device-to-device communication on the software 
side. We are in particular encouraging work on disruptive approaches, 
which may show inferior performance today but can already point out 
their full performance potential. The broad scope of the special issue 
facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware or software, 
gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and not limiting 
them except for their context: clusters.

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective. In 
this regard, one of the aims of the special issue is anticipating the 
evolution of clusters, instead of just presenting new work carried out 
in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other journals and 

Topics of interest include any unconventional cluster architecture or 
application. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
- Application-specific clusters, datacenters, and high performance cloud 
- Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
- Principles from organic computing applied to cluster architectures
- Hardware techniques for disaggregation of resources
- Management techniques for large-scale systems
- New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware
- Dedicated support for novel parallel programming paradigms like PGAS 
or MapReduce
- New industry and technology trends and their potential impact on one 
of the above

- Paper submission: February 17th, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2013
- Final Manuscript Due: June 3rd, 2013
- Publication of Special Issue: 4th Quarter 2013

- Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia, Spain,
fsilla at disca.upv.es
- Holger Fröning, University of Heidelberg, Germany,
froening at uni-hd.de

For further information about formatting instructions and submissions, 
please check the journal web site: http://www.springer.com/journal/10586 
The maximum number of pages in IEEE double column format is 10 pages, 
the length of the final article should not exceed 10 pages. Please note 
that authors are required to submit their work in Latex, Word, TXT or 
similar, but not PDF. The final formatting is being done by Springer.

- Mark Hummel, AMD, US
- Jeff Young, Georgia Tech, US
- Ben Juurlink, Technische U. Berlin, Germany
- Rafael Mayo Gual, U. Jaume I, Spain
- Juan Manuel Orduña, U. Valencia, Spain
- Pedro Javier García, U. Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
- Frank Olaf Sem-jacobsen, Simula Labs, Norway
- Elvira Baydal, U. Politécnica Valencia, Spain
- David Black-Schaffer, U. Uppsala, Sweden
- Gaspar Mora Porta, Intel, US
- Ron Sass, U. NC-Charlotte, US
- Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen, Germany
- Stephan Diestelhorst, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
- Yong Ho Song, Hanyang University, South Korea
- Andrew Kerr, NVidia, US
- Heiner Litz, Stanford, US

Additional information about the special issue can be found here:

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