[hpc-announce] CfP: Reliable Software Technologies and Communication Middleware (RST) Track, SAC, Pisa, Italy April 4 - 8, 2016

Tomofumi Yuki tomofumi.yuki at inria.fr
Wed Jul 8 07:48:04 CDT 2015

       31st ACM/SIGAPP SAC Symposium on Applied Computing
               April 4-8, 2016. Pisa, Italy.

                    T r a c k    R S T 
                 C a l l    f o r   P a p e r s

In recent years, the world of high-end parallel and distributed computing 
systems and applications (in their continuous evolving declinations in 
the form of high-performance computing, grid computing and cloud) is 
generally paying increasing attention to the problems related to quality 
of service, determination of the temporal behavior and response of the 
proposed software platform solutions, interactivity, and performance of 
the communication tools. In the modern computation centers, traditional 
distributed applications may coexist with others that become more and 
more time-sensitive (cross-border surveillance and object tracking, net 
gaming, remote video streaming, etc.), and this tends to happen in a 
virtualized infrastructure. 
The design of distributed reliable systems must take into account the 
selection and evaluation of interaction models, software technology choices, 
temporal behaviour, resource efficiency, performance, scalability, and 

In addition, this track calls for dynamic middleware solutions capable of 
taking context-aware resource management decisions in order to enforce the 
most appropriate quality levels depending on application SLAs and overall 
(possibly clustered) visibility of resource status. These solutions are 
particularly challenging when dealing with large-scale open deployment 
environments and their associated scalability issues. Novel and relevant 
application domains push for evolution and disruptive research in this field; 
only to mention a few, middleware solutions for datacenter resource management 
optimization for quality-aware online stream processing of big data flows, 
energy-aware middleware for resource management in smart city/smart grid 
deployment environments, middleware for cloud-hosted cyber-physical systems 
with strict requirements on latency and reliability. 
Topics include (but are not limited to) the challenging issues in the design 
of reliable and resource efficient middleware: 

-Reliable and time-sensitive distribution models 
-Performance of distributed applications 
-Cloud computing advances for cyber-physical systems and mobile cloud computing. 
-Middleware for the efficient integration of cyber-physical systems and the cloud 
-Reactive stream processing and on line processing of big data flows 
-Efficient integration with the run-time support: operating systems and virtualization technology 
-QoS-aware middleware for datacenter resource management 
-Interaction models (e.g., publish-subscribe or event-based). 
-Programming models and languages 
-Efficient and context-aware server-side management of smart city data 
-Scalability in city-wide deployment scenarios


Full paper submission:    September 11, 2015.
Author notification:      November 13, 2015.
Camera ready paper:       December 11, 2015.


Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format (6 pages in
ACM conf style), according to the instructions contained in the track
web site  http://rstsac.uc3m.es. Contributions must contain original
unpublished work not concurrently submitted to other conferences or journals. 


A selection of the best submitted papers (with at least 35% additional
content to their original contribution) will be invited to a special
(Elsevier). FGCS is a JCR indexed journal with a 2.786 impact factor
in 2014 (5-Year Impact Factor 2.464).



M. Garc’a-Valls - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
A. Gokhale - Vanderbilt University, USA
P. Bellavista - University Bologna, Italy


Kyongho An, RTI, USA 
Roberto Baldoni, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Ken Birman, Cornell University, USA
Gordon Blair, University Lancaster, UK
Cristian Borcea, New Jersey Institute Tech, USA
Jian-nong Cao, Honk Kong PolyU, Hong Kong 
Mauro Caporuscio, Linnaeus University, Sweden 
Antonio Cassimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, USA 
Paul Ezhilchelvan, Newcastle University, UK 
Nikolaos Georgantas, Inria, France
Akram Hakiri, LAAS CNRS, France 
Joe Hoffert, Indiana Wesleyan Univ, USA
Ruediger Kapitza, Technische Univ Braunschweig, Germany 
Takayuki Kuroda, NEC, Japan 
Cong Liu, Univ Texas Dallas, USA 
Juan L—pez-Soler, Univ Granada, Spain 
Pedro J. Marrón, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany 
William Otte, Vanderbilt University, USA
Karthik Pattabiraman, Univ British Columbia, Canada
Leonardo Querzoni, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Valerio Schiavoni, Univerity Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Anders Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Binoy Ravindran, Virginia Tech, USA
Stefano Russo, University of Naples, Italy 
Michael Wahler, ABB, Switzerland
Tomofumi Yuki, Inria, France

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