[hpc-announce] IEEE Cluster 2016: Call for Papers (now with formal IEEE approval)

Balaji, Pavan balaji at anl.gov
Thu Jan 21 12:49:18 CST 2016

IEEE Cluster 2016 is the 18th edition of the IEEE Cluster conference 
series, and will be held Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.


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: August 5, 2016 

Poster Submission Deadline: May 27, 2016 
Poster Acceptance Notification: July 1, 2016 

Workshop/Tutorial Proposals Submission Deadline: April 8, 2016 
Workshop/Tutorial Proposals Acceptance Notification: May 8, 2016 


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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