[hpc-announce] CFP: NDM'14: Network-aware Data Management: papers due on Sep 7: ACM SIGHPC, IEEE/ACM SC'14

Mehmet Balman mbalman at lbl.gov
Wed Aug 27 14:47:28 CDT 2014

 The 4th International Workshop on Network-aware Data Management
(NDM'14) in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC,
in conjunction with SC14: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis,
in New Orleans, LA, on  November 16, 2014.

Website: http://ndm-meeting.org
Abstract Registration:                       August 29, 2014
Paper Submission deadline:              September 07, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: NDM'14 has been moved to Sunday Nov 16, 2014 (from Friday
Nov 21, 2014)
Deadline extension: Paper submission deadline has been extended to
September 07, 2014. EasyChair submission system will be open till
midnight PST. Page limit is 8, including references and figures.
Please register your abstract by August 29, 2014.

* Scope:
Data sharing and resource coordination among distributed teams are
becoming significant challenges every passing year. Networking is one
of the most crucial components in the overall system architecture of a
data centric environment. Many of the current solutions both in
industry and scientific domains depend on the underlying network
infrastructure and its performance. There is a need for efficient use
of the networking middleware to address increasing data and compute
requirements. Main scope of this workshop is to promote new
collaborations between data management and networking communities to
evaluate emerging trends and current technological developments, and
to discuss future design principles of network-aware data management.
We will seek contribution from academia, government, and industry to
address current research and development efforts in remote data access
mechanisms, end-to-end resource coordination, network virtualization,
analysis and management frameworks, practical experiences, data-center
networking, and performance problems in high-bandwidth networks.

* Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Applications of software defined networking to large data flows
Experimental results from network applications
Design, implementation, and analysis of high-performance networking
Performance evaluation and network support for data-intensive computing
Dynamic resource provisioning and network virtualization
Operating system and virtualization support for networking
Network-aware data management tools and systems
Practical experiences and prototypes for network-aware data management
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 and workflows for network-aware applications
Data center networking and network management for Cloud environments
Heterogeneous and distributed resource coordination and management

 * Important Dates:
 Abstract Registration:                  August 29, 2014 +
 Paper Submission deadline:         September 07, 2014 (midnight PST)
 Notification of acceptance:           September 23, 2014
 Camera-Ready version due:          October 6, 2014
 Workshop date:                            Nov 16, 2014

+: We  kindly request you to register your abstract by August 29,
2014. This is not a hard requirement. You will still be able to make a
new submission till paper submission deadline.

 * Web Site:    http://ndm-meeting.org

 * Workshop Organizers:
         Mehmet Balman, VMware, Inc. & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
         Surendra Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
         Brian L. Tierney, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) & Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory
* Program Committee:
   Ilya Baldin, Networking Research and Infrastructure RENCI/UNC
Chapel Hill, USA
   Amitabha Banerjee, VMware Inc., USA
   Jerry Chou, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
   Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
   Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
   Dipak Ghosal, University of California, Davis, USA
   Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand
   Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
   Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA
   Jinoh Kim, Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
   Siva Kulasekaran, Texas Advance Computing Center, USA
   Malathi Veeraraghavan,  University of Virginia, USA
   Chen Wu, ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, Australia
   Wenji Wu, Fermilab, USA
   Lei Xia, VMware Inc., USA
   Esma Yildirim, Fatih University, Turkey

 * Submission Guidelines:
Please submit full papers (6-8 pages) in PDF format via the submission
 site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ndm2014). No email
submission would be accepted. Accepted papers would be given a total
of 20-30 minutes for presentation and question time. The paper(s)
should be no longer than eight (8) pages, including references and
figures.  The page limit will be enforced strictly. Reviewing of the
full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by
external referees.  At least one of the authors of an accepted paper
should register and present the paper.  Accepted papers will be
included  in the proceedings and will be available through  ACM DL and
IEEE Xplore.

 * Registration:  SC'14 workshop registration (including NDM'14) is
handled through the SC'14 system. Please visit
http://sc14.supercomputing.org/register for more information

 * This year, we are working on preparing a special issue on
Network-aware Data Management in a top-tier journal. High quality
papers from NDM workshops (including NDM'11, NDM'12, NDM'13, and
NDM'14) will be invited to submit their extended versions for the
special issue. Stay tuned for more details and deadlines.

 * If you have any further questions, please email Mehmet Balman,
Suren  Byna, Brian L. Tierney {mbalman,sbyna,bltierney} at lbl.gov

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