[hpc-announce] HUCAA2015 CFP: Workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications

Holger Fröning holger.froening at ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon May 18 07:02:39 CDT 2015

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS
             4th International Workshop on Heterogeneous
      and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications
                             (HUCAA 2015)
               http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/hucaa2015 <http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/hucaa2015>
                  Sept. 8-11, 2015 - Chicago, IL, US
                In conjunction with IEEE CLUSTER 2015
          IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing


The workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures 
and Applications gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and 
unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might 
have an impact on future mainstream cluster architectures. This 
includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual 
commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or 
software elements, or that is used for special and unconventional 
applications. In particular we call for GPUs and other accelerators 
(Intel MIC/Xeon Phi, FPGA) used at cluster level. Even though 
accelerators are already used pervasively, we still see many 
unconventional and even disruptive uses of them. 

This year, we especially call for methods, techniques and best 
practices to improve the energy efficiency of cluster computing. This 
includes for instance specialized hardware and power-/energy-aware 
software layers. Power consumption is a hard constraint, and 
predictions show that this trend will not revert in the future. For 
the nascent field of power- and energy-aware computing, we see a 
large need in sharing experiences, best practices and new ideas.

Note that papers submitted to this topic will be preferred given equal 
scores with other contributions. However, HUCAA also welcomes 
contributions on other topics (examples see below). Also, proposals 
may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend; in general 
contributions are not only accepted based on their technical merits 
but also according to their contribution to the discussion on how 
cluster computing might evolve in the future.


This year, HUCAA in particular calls for:

o New methods and techniques for improved energy efficiency

Papers submitted to this topic will be preferred given equal scores 
with other contributions. However, HUCAA still welcomes contributions 
to other topics, including:

o Clustered GPUs, Xeon Phis or other accelerators
o Runtimes for heterogeneous cluster architectures
o New industry and technology trends and their potential impact 
o High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
o Communication methods for distributed or clustered accelerators
o Application-specific cluster and datacenter architectures
o Emerging programming paradigms for parallel heterogeneous computing
o Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
o Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
o New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware


Paper submission: June 10th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2015
Camera-ready paper: August 1st, 2015
Workshop: in between September 8-11, 2015 (final day TBD)


Published papers will appear in the conference proceedings.

Submissions may not exceed 8 pages in PDF format including figures and
references, and must be formatted in the 2-column IEEE format. 
Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is
not under consideration for another conference or journal. Work in
progress is welcome, but first results should be made available as a 
proof of concept. Submissions only consisting of a proposal will be 
rejected. Please visit the workshop website for additional details. 

Templates are available on the main conference website: 
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/ieeecluster2015 <http://www.mcs.anl.gov/ieeecluster2015>


- Holger Fröning, U. Heidelberg
- Federico Silla, U. Politécnica Valencia

- José Duato, U. Politécnica Valencia
- Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech
- Ulrich Brüning, U. Heidelberg

- Antonio Peña, Argonne National Lab, US

- Tarek Abdelrahman, U. Toronto, Canada
- José Luis Abellán, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
- Olivier Aumage, INRIA, France
- José María Cecilia, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
- Javier Cuenca, U. Murcia, Spain
- Basilio Fraguela, U. Coruna, Spain
- Marc Gonzalez, U. Coruna, Spain
- Sascha Hunold, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
- Christos Kartsaklis, Oak Ridge National Lab, US
- Tomàs Margalef, U. Autonoma Barcelona, Spain
- Thu D. Nguyen, U. Rutgers, US
- Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
- Won Ro, Yonsei University, South Korea
- Lena Oden, Argonne National Lab, US
- Dirk Pleiter, Research Center Jülich, Germany
- Antonio Robles, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
- Mingxing Tan, Cornell University, US
- Douglas Thain, U. Notre Dame, US
- Blesson Varghese, U. St Andrews, UK
- Prudence Wong, U. of Liverpool, UK
- Shuangyang Yang, Louisiana State University, US


HUCAA was previously co-located with ICPP (2012-2014). Due to HUCAA's 
strong focus on cluster architectures we decided to move to IEEE 
Cluster for 2015. 


http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/hucaa2015 <http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/hucaa2015>

or send email to:
- Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia: 
  fsilla {at} disca.upv.es <http://disca.upv.es/>
- Holger Fröning, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg: 
  holger.froening {at} ziti.uni-heidelberg.de <http://ziti.uni-heidelberg.de/>

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