[hpc-announce] CFP - Special Issue on High-Performance Interconnection Networks - Springer's Journal of Supercomputing

Jesús Escudero Sahuquillo jescudero at gap.upv.es
Tue Oct 6 11:30:39 CDT 2015

[Apologies if you received this CFP from several sources]


      Special Issue on High-Performance Interconnection Networks
                     for Exascale & Big-Data Era

                  Springer Journal of Supercomputing




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


The Exascale and Big-Data challenges are driving the technological
revolution of this decade, motivating significant research and development
efforts from both 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
interconnect in these systems is very likely to grow significantly to meet
the higher computing and storage demands. Therefore, the interconnection
network should provide high communication bandwidth and low latency,
otherwise the network becoming the bottleneck of the entire system. In that
regard, many design aspects should be considered to improve interconnection
network performance, such as topology, routing algorithm, power
consumption, reliability and fault tolerance, congestion control,
programming models, control software, etc. This Special Issue of the
Journal of Supercomputing is intended to offer an overview of the latest
and most prominent efforts in the design and development of scalable
high-performance interconnection networks, especially those oriented
towards meeting 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, and especially those involved in Exascale performance and
Big-Data, are encouraged to submit a paper to this special issue.


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

* High-speed, low-latency interconnect architectures and technologies
* Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a very large
number of nodes
* Power saving policies and techniques in interconnect components and
network infrastructure, at both the software and hardware levels
* Innovative configuration of the network control software
* High-performance frameworks for distributed applications: 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

Note 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.


Submission Opens:             30 September 2015
Paper submission Deadline:    15 November  2015
Notification of acceptance:   15 January   2016
Minor Revision Due:           15 February  2016
Camera-ready:             1 March     2016

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


* This call is open for all contributions, but it also invites selected
papers from the 1st edition of the HiPINEB 2015 workshop (

* Authors must abide by the requirement of adding significant novelty to
the papers submitted to this special issue. It is mandatory to attach a
cover letter to any submission, explaining the main contributions of the

* Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages and must be submitted according to
the rules defined at:

* The manuscripts must be submitted in the following link:

* In the “Author Main Menu” page, authors must select the “Submit New
Manuscript” option, under the “New Submissions” menu. Next, they must
choose the article type “S.I. : High-Performance Interconnection Networks
for Exascale & Big-Data Era”


For more information about this special issue or if you have any question,
please contact the guest editors at jescudero at gap.upv.es or
pedrojavier.garcia at uclm.es
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