[hpc-announce] IEEE HiPINEB'16 - Deadline extended and CCPE Special Issue

Jesús Escudero Sahuquillo jescudero at gap.upv.es
Fri Dec 11 13:44:09 CST 2015

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*** Deadline extended to December 31, 2015
*** Special Issue in the CCPE journal
*** Program highlights updated

                              HiPINEB 2016

The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Interconnection
                    in the Exascale and Big-Data Era

                      Barcelona, Spain, March 2016

       To be held in conjunction with the HPCA Conference 2016


By the year 2023, High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems are expected to
break the performance barrier of the Exaflop (10^18 FLOPS) while their
power consumption is kept at current levels (or increases marginally), what
is known as the Exascale challenge. In addition, more storage capacity and
data-access speed is demanded to HPC clusters and datacenters to manage and
store huge amounts of data produced by software applications, what is known
as the Big-Data challenge. Indeed, both the Exascale and Big-Data
challenges are driving the technological revolution of this decade,
motivating big research and development efforts from industry and academia.
In this context, the interconnection network plays an essential role in the
architecture of HPC systems and datacenters, as the number of processing or
storage nodes to be interconnected in these systems is very likely to grow
significantly to meet the higher computing and storage demands. Besides,
the capacity of the network links is expected to grow, as the roadmaps of
several interconnect standards forecast. Therefore, the interconnection
network should provide a high communication bandwidth and low latency,
otherwise the network becoming the bottleneck of the entire system. In that
regard, many design aspects are considered when it comes to improving the
interconnection network performance, such as topology, routing algorithm,
power consumption, reliability and fault tolerance, congestion control,
programming models, control software, etc.

The main goal of the second HiPINEB workshop is to gather and discuss in a
full-day event the latest and most prominent efforts and advances, both
from industry and academia, in the design and development of scalable
high-performance interconnection networks, especially those oriented to
meet the Exascale challenge and Big-data demands.

All researchers and professionals, both from industry and academia, working
in the area of interconnection networks for scalable HPC systems and
Datacenters are encouraged to submit an original paper to the workshop and
to attend this event.


The list of topics covered by this workshop includes, but is not limited
to, the following:

* Interconnect architectures and network technologies for high-speed,
low-latency interconnects.
* Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a huge number
of nodes.
* Power saving policies in the interconnect devices and network
infrastructure, both at software and hardware level.
* Emerging ideas, work-in-progress and early, high-impact achievements.
* Good practices in the configuration of the network control software.
* Network communication protocols: MPI, RDMA, Hadoop, etc.
* APIs and support for programming models.
* Routing algorithms.
* Quality of Service (QoS).
* Reliability and Fault tolerance.
* Load balancing and traffic scheduling.
* Network Virtualization.
* Congestion Management.
* Applications and Traffic characterization.
* Modeling and simulation tools.
* Performance Evaluation.

Furthermore, short papers in the above topics will be also taken into
consideration, as long as they are based on emerging ideas,
work-in-progress and early, high-impact achievements.

Note, however, that papers focused on topics that are too far from the
design, development and configuration of high-performance interconnects for
HPC systems and Datacenters (e.g., mobile networks, intrusion detection,
peer-to-peer networks or grid/cloud computing) will be automatically
considered as out of scope and rejected without review.


Regular and short papers must be in PDF format and should include title,
authors and affiliations as well as the e-mail address of the contact
author. Submitted regular manuscripts may not exceed 8 single-spaced
double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages,
including figures, tables, and references. Short papers may not exceed 4
single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch
pages. At least one author of the paper must be registered for the
conference workshop. The conference style is based on IEEE (available at:

Authors can buy additional pages in the proceedings. Two extra pages at
100$ each will be allowed for regular papers, and one extra page at 100$
will be allowed for short papers.

HiPINEB manuscript submissions are managed by easyChair. To submit a paper,
go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hipineb2016 and follow the


Authors are entitled to submit original papers of high technical quality,
according to the list of topics described above. Papers will be reviewed
based on originality, novelty, technical strength, presentation quality,
correctness and relevance to the conference scope. Papers will be published
in the HiPINEB proceedings, edited by the IEEE CPS which will be submitted
for indexing and inclusion in Xplore and CSDL.


Best papers among those selected for HiPINEB 2016 will be published in the
Special Issue on “Trends in High-Performance Interconnection Networks in
the Exascale and Big-Data Era”, to be published in the Journal of
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley, (2014 Impact
Factor: 0.997). Further details in


Submission Opens:            15 October   2015
Paper submission due:        18 December  2015 (extended to December 31 -
hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance:  25 January   2016
Early Registration due:      1 February   2016
Camera-ready papers due:     1 February   2016
Workshop date:               12 March     2016

All deadlines are set at 11:59 p.m. anywhere on Earth
(cf. http://wirelessman.org/aoe.html).


* Keynote: Given by Prof. Jose Duato (Technical University of Valencia,
* Technical sessions: Presentation of regular and short papers
* Panel: Torsten Hoefler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) will steer the panel.
The rest of panelists will be announced shortly



  * Pedro Javier Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  * Jesus Escudero-Sahuquillo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Program Committee:

  * Francisco J. Alfaro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  * Jose Cano-Reyes, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  * Lizhong Chen, Oregon State University, USA
  * Chita Das, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  * Reetuparna Das, University of Michigan, USA
  * Bruno Farcy, Atos, France
  * Holger Fröning, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  * Maria Engracia Gomez, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  * Ernst Gunnar Gran, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  * Ryan E. Grant, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  * Scott Hemmert, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  * John Kim, KAIST, South Korea
  * Michihiro Koibuchi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  * Pedro Lopez, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  * Elad Mentovich, Mellanox Technologies, Israel
  * Jose Miguel Montañana, University of York, United Kingdom
  * Gaspar Mora, Intel Corporation, USA
  * Julio Ortega, University of Granada, Spain
  * Dhabaleswar K. Panda, The Ohio State University, USA
  * Fabrizio Petrini, IBM Corporation, USA
  * Samuel Rodrigo, Oracle Corporation, Norway
  * Jose Luis Sanchez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  * Alex Shpiner, Mellanox Technologies, Israel
  * Tor Skeie, University of Oslo, Norway
  * Enrique Vallejo, University of Cantabria, Spain

Steering Committee:

  * Jose Duato, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  * Francisco Jose Quiles, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  * Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  * Timothy M. Pinkston, University of Southern California, USA
  * Eitan Zahavi, Mellanox, Israel


For more information on HiPINEB 2016, or if you have any question, please
contact the workshop organizers at jesus.escudero at uclm.es or
pedrojavier.garcia at uclm.es
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