[hpc-announce] CfP: E-Infrastructures for Hydro-Meteorological Research

Daniele D'Agostino dagostino at ge.imati.cnr.it
Mon Jun 16 08:16:47 CDT 2014

[ With apologies for duplicates ]

Call for Paper



Turku, Finland, March 4-6, 2015

Special Session of the 23rd Euromicro International Conference on 
Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP 2015)



The design and implementation of e-infrastructures for 
Hydro-Meteorological Research (HMR) and for Civil Protection 
applications require solving a number of problems that are concerned 
with multidisciplinary and interoperability issues. At the heart of this 
challenge lies the ability to have easy access to forecasting model and 
data components, assembling them according to recognized standards and 
facilitating collaboration between the Hydro-Meteorological (HM) and ICT 
communities. This is of particular importance because ICT methodologies 
and tools are often aimed at satisfying general needs resulting in a gap 
between specific HM modeling chain requirements and available tools. The 
goal is to relieve HM scientists from the burden of time-consuming 
activities as to install and optimize legacy forecast models that have 
been developed by such heterogeneous scientific community, to access and 
prepare the necessary data to run the models, to select the executable 
resources and monitor the simulation and to retrieve results, allowing 
them to focus mainly on how to improve the forecasts.

The aim of this special session is to bring together HM and ICT 
researchers – and in perspective the Climate modeling community - in 
order to present and discuss solutions for this applicative scenario.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
-- data access, management and exchange among heterogeneous HMR models
-- data base solutions for store, access and retrieve HMR data
-- set up, management and validation of complex HMR workflows on 
distributed infrastructures
-- HPC, Grid and Cloud experience in HMR
-- set up and management of e-Infrastructures for HMR
-- science gateway for HMR
-- advanced and user friendly interfaces to manage HMR forecasting 
-- advanced remote visualization solutions for HMR simulation results
-- simple services for citizen scientists interested in HM

This is the first edition of the special session, and it is supported by 
the DRIHM (http://www.drihm.eu) and DRIHM2US (http://www.drihm2us.eu) 


Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in 
the IEEE Conference proceedings format (IEEEtran, double-column, 10pt) 
to the Special Session through the EasyChair conference submission 
system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdp2015) with an 
indication of the name of the Special Session.

Double-bind review: the paper should not contain authors names and 
affiliations; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work 
entries should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review".


Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their 
papers at the Conference.

All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by 
the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS). 
Conference proceedings will be indexed, among others, by IEEE explore, 
DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Selected high-quality papers from the session related to the use of Grid 
and Cloud technologies will be considered for a SPECIAL ISSUE of the 
Journal of Grid Computing (ISI IF 1.603) .


Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014
Camera ready due: 10th Nov. 2014
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar. 2015


Daniele D'Agostino	CNR-IMATI, IT	dagostino at ge.imati.cnr.it
Andrea Clematis		CNR-IMATI, IT	clematis at ge.imati.cnr.it
Michael Schiffers		MNM-LMU. DE	schiffer at nm.ifi.lmu.de


Daniele D'Agostino

Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technology
Italian National Research Council

Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy
Tel: +39-010-6475686
Fax: +39-010-6475660
URL: http://www.ima.ge.cnr.it/ima/dagostino.htm

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