[hpc-announce] Cluster 2016: Call for Papers

Balaji, Pavan balaji at anl.gov
Tue Dec 15 17:12:11 CST 2015

Cluster 2016 Call for Papers


(Cluster 2016 is the 18th edition of the IEEE Cluster conference
series (http://www.clustercomp.org/).  IEEE approval for the 2016
edition is being processed, after which it will be renamed to "IEEE
Cluster", as in previous years.)

Clusters are the primary architecture for building today's rapidly
evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of
the most complex problems.  The challenge to make them scalable,
efficient, and more functional requires a community effort in the
areas of cluster system design, management and monitoring, at the
hardware, system, middleware and application levels.

Following the successes of previous IEEE Cluster conferences, for 2016
we again solicit high-quality original work that advances the
state-of-the-art in clusters and closely related fields.  All papers
will be rigorously peer-reviewed for their originality, technical
depth and correctness, potential impact, relevance to the conference,
and quality of presentation.  Research papers must clearly demonstrate
novel research contributions while papers reporting experiences must
clearly describe lessons learned and impact, along with the utility of
the approach compared to previous ones.
Authors must indicate the primary area of preference out of the four
areas below. They may optionally rank the other areas.  The paper may
be accepted as a full paper, or the committee might decide to accept
it as a short paper with 4 pages in the proceedings.

Area 1: Application, Algorithms, and Libraries
 * HPC applications on clusters
 * Performance modeling and measurement
 * Novel algorithms on clusters
 * Hybrid programming techniques (e.g., MPI+OpenMP)
 * Cluster benchmarks
 * Application-level libraries on clusters
 * Effective use of clusters in novel applications
 * Performance evaluation tools

Area 2: Architecture, Network/Communications, and Management
 * Energy-efficient cluster architectures
 * Node and system architecture
 * Packaging, power and cooling
 * GPU/ManyCore and heterogeneous clusters
 * Interconnect/memory architectures
 * Single system image clusters
 * Administration and maintenance tools
Area 3: Programming and System Software
 * Cluster system software/operating systems
 * Cloud-enabling cluster technologies and virtualization
 * Energy-efficient middleware
 * Cluster system-level protocols and APIs
 * Cluster security
 * Resource and job management
 * Programming and software development environments on clusters
 * Fault tolerance and high-availability

Area 4: Data, Storage, and Visualization
 * Cluster architectures for big data storage and processing
 * Middleware for big data management
 * Cluster-based cloud architectures for big data
 * File systems and I/O libraries
 * Support and integration of non-volatile memory
 * Visualization clusters and tiled displays
 * Big data visualization tools
 * Programming models for big data processing
 * Big data application studies on cluster architectures

Paper Submission

Paper Format: Since the camera-ready version of accepted papers must
be compliant with the IEEE Xplore format for publication, submitted
papers must conform to the following Xplore layout, page limit, and
font size.

 * Submissions must be in PDF format.
 * Submissions are required to be within 10 pages (all inclusive).
 * Submissions must be single-spaced, 2-column numbered pages in IEEE
   Xplore format (8.5x11-inch paper, margins in inches -- top: 0.75,
   bottom: 1.0, sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25, main text:
 * Submissions are NOT double-blind.  Author information can be
   included on the submission and will be visible to the reviewers.
 * LaTeX and Word Templates are available here:
 * Only web-based submissions are allowed.

Submission Link: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/ieeecluster/

Important dates:
 * No separate abstract deadline
 * Full Papers due: March 25, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth (AoE), http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe)
 * Paper Acceptance Notification: May 13, 2016
 * Camera-ready deadline: T.B.D.


General Co-chairs:
 - Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
 - Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
 - Chung-Ta King, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Program Chair:
 - Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Complete committee list is available here: http://www.ieeecluster2016.org/Commitees.html

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