[hpc-announce] The 16th the 1st Ultrascale Computing for Early Researchers Workshop (UCER 2016)

juan juan at dps.uibk.ac.at
Thu Apr 7 07:13:43 CDT 2016

Call for papers for the 1st Ultrascale Computing for Early Researchers 
Workshop (UCER 2016)

Held in conjunction with ICA3PP 2016

Granada, Spain
December 14-16, 2016


The aim of this workshop is to give the opportunity to early researchers 
(PhD students or recent PhD graduates) to show their work related to 
Ultrascale Computing. Although a future technology, currently, many 
systems are being designed with the goal of being used in ultrascale 
systems. Many different subtopics are related in the exploration of 
system software and applications for enabling a sustainable development 
of future high-scale computing platforms. The tasks involved range from 
the analysis of the current state-of-the-art on sustainability in 
large-scale systems to the proposition of new tools that aim to improve 
computations on these systems. The topics addressed are, among others, 
HPC, distributed systems, and big data communities in cross cutting 
aspects like programmability, scalability, resilience, energy 
efficiency, and data management. To get the goal of ultrascale 
computation it is needed to explore new programming paradigms, runtimes, 
and middlewares to increase the productivity, scalability, and 
reliability of parallel and distributed programming. At the same time, 
the new magnitude of data and computations brings up as inevitability 
consequence the probability of failure, so any advance on resilient 
schedulers that handle errors reactive or proactive, monitoring and 
assessment of failures, and malleable applications that can adapt their 
resource usage at runtime are welcome. Other major challenges involved 
are the restructuring the Input/Output (I/O) stack, the advancing 
predictive and adaptive data management, and the concern about huge 
energy consumption as one of the major limitations. This topic also 
includes identifying applications, high-level algorithms, and services 
amenable to ultrascale systems and investigating the redesign and 
reprogramming efforts needed for applications to efficiently exploit 
ultrascale platforms while providing sustainability.

UCER 2016 welcomes original submissions that have not been published and 
that are not under review by another conference or journal. To respect 
the workshop's aim, at least one author has to be a PhD student or 
recent PhD graduate. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by 
UCER's technical program committee. All submissions will be evaluated on 
significance, presentation, and interest to the workshop attendees.

Scope and Interest

The program committee cordially invites any novel research ideas in the 
following (but not limited to) topics:

  - Parallel and distributed systems for ultrascale computing, including, 
frameworks, engines or programming models.
  - GPU and Heterogeneous computing
  - Data management methods and techniques for ultrascale computing.
  - Fault tolerance techniques.
  - Energy efficiency: monitoring, evaluation, modeling.
  - Load balancing and scheduling
  - Applications suitable for ultrascale computing.

Journal Publication

Extended version of selected papers from the workshop will be invited by 
the UCER2016 program committee for publication, after further revision, 
in an special issue of a Journal (approval pending).

Submission Instructions

All papers need to be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submitted 
papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been 
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a 
conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in 
English, must not exceed 6-8 pages (short paper) or 12-14 pages (regular 
paper) in Springer LNCS format, including tables, figures, references 
and appendixes. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment 
that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will 
register and attend the conference to present the work. All works 
submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least three experts of 
the UCER Program Committee. Upon the evaluation of the referees, the 
Program Committee will select papers to be included in the workshop 
agenda. The workshop's proceedings will be published by Springer in the 
Lecture Notes for Computer Science Series. See LNCS web page for more 

Submissions site EasyChair.


Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to:
  Dr. Juan Durillo (juan at dps.uibk.ac.at)
  Dr. Fabrizio Marozzo (Fabrizio Marozzo fmarozzo at dimes.unical.it)
  Prof. Pedro Alonso (palonso at upv.es)

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