[hpc-announce] CFP JPDC Special Issue: Scalable Systems for Big Data Management and Analytics

Yogesh Simmhan simmhan at usc.edu
Fri May 17 15:09:56 CDT 2013

*** Call for Special Issue Articles *** 
*** Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) *** 
"Scalable Systems for Big Data Management and Analytics"
Guest Editors: Srinivas Aluru (Iowa State) and Yogesh Simmhan (Univ of
Southern California)


== Background and Scope ==
The growth of datasets of massive size, diversity and rates, termed 
"Big Data", is accelerated by high-throughput scientific instruments, 
and mobile and online sensors embedded in our daily lives. Management 
and analytics of Big Data is critical for achieving scientific and 
engineering breakthroughs, mining for timely and pertinent information, 
and decision making. The potential of Big Data can be translated into 
reality only through development of novel algorithms, effective 
software platforms to navigate data, and innovative use of hardware 
infrastructure to scale them. Big Data applications need to be 
supported not just on HPC systems but also on emerging cyber-
infrastructure such as Cloud platforms, and accelerators like GPGPUs, 
FPGAs and many-core processors. The convergence of Big Data software 
platforms and accelerated cyber-infrastructure is vital for 
transformative research. For this special issue, we invite articles 
on innovative research to address Big Data challenges using novel 
algorithms, software architectures, emerging computing platforms, and 
unique approaches. Submissions that pertain to Big Data analytics in 
any field are relevant to this special issue.

== Topics of Interest ==

Topics of interest for the special issue include but are not limited to:
* Scalable Big Data Software Platforms
* Big Data applications on Clouds, GPGPUs and Accelerators
* Management and analytics of semi-structured, Graph and 
  Scientific datasets
* Data-intensive workloads on emerging platforms
* Algorithms, approaches and evaluation of Big Data platforms
* Storage and Management of Big Data on Clouds
* Novel Big Data algorithms and applications in all fields of science 
  and engineering 

== Submission Format & Guidelines ==

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original 
research which is not published nor currently under review by other 
journals or conferences. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript 
can be found here:
For more information, please contact: Srinivas Aluru (aluru at iastate.edu).

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted 
through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select Special 
Issue: "Big Data Systems & Apps" when they reach the "Article Type" step 
in the submission process. The EES website is located here: 

== Important Dates ==

* Submission deadline: October 31, 2013
* Acceptance notification: January 31, 2014
* Final papers: March 15, 2014 

The schedule may be subject to revisions. Prospective authors are 
encouraged to contact the editors ahead of time to facilitate the 
harmonization of the issue and ensure that the authors will be informed 
of any change. The editors may be reached by email at aluru at iastate.edu 
and simmhan at usc.edu.

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