[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: NDM'14: Workshop on Network-aware Data Management: ACM SIGHPC, IEEE/ACM SC'14

Mehmet Balman mbalman at lbl.gov
Thu Jul 24 16:55:00 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 21, 2014.

Website: http://ndm-meeting.org

Key dates:
Abstract Submission:                 August 22, 2014
Paper Submission due:              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 Submission:                 August 22, 2014
Paper Submission due:              August 29, 2014
Notification of acceptance:       September 23, 2014
Camera-Ready version due:     October 6, 2014
Workshop date:                          Nov 21, 2014

* Workshop 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
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 ACM/IEEE proceedings and will be available through
ACM DL and IEEE Xplore.

* Journal Special Issue: we are working on preparing a special issue
on Network-aware Data Management in a top-tier journal. High quality
papers from NDM'14 will be invited to submit their extended versions
for the special issue. Stay tuned for more details and deadlines.

* 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

* 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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