[hpc-announce] CCPE's Special Issue on Trends in High-Performance Interconnection Networks - Deadline extended to July 21

Jesús Escudero Sahuquillo jesus.escudero at uclm.es
Mon Jun 20 04:16:38 CDT 2016

[Apologies if you received multiple copies of this CFP]

*** Deadline extended: July 21


      Special Issue on Trends in High-Performance Interconnection Networks
                  in the Exascale and Big-Data Era

                  Wiley Journal of Concurrency and
                Computation: Practice and Experience




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


By the year 2023, High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems are expected to
break the
performance barrier of the Exaflop (10^18 FLOPS) while their power
consumption is kept at
current levels (or incremented marginally), what is known as the Exascale
In addition, more storage capacity and data-access speed is demanded to HPC
clusters and
datacenters to manage and store huge amounts of data produced by software
what is known as the Big-Data challenge. Indeed, both the Exascale and
challenges are driving the technological revolution of this decade,
motivating big research
and development efforts from industry and academia. In this context, the
network plays an essential role in the architecture of HPC systems and
datacenters, as the
number of processing or storage nodes to be interconnected in these systems
is very likely
to grow significantly to meet the higher computing and storage demands.
Besides, the
capacity of the network links is expected to grow, as the roadmaps of
several interconnect
standards forecast. Therefore, the interconnection network should provide a
communication bandwidth and low latency, otherwise the network will become
the bottleneck
of the entire system. In that regard, many design aspects are considered
when it comes to
improve the interconnection network performance, such as topology, routing
power consumption, reliability and fault tolerance, congestion control,
programming models,
control software, etc.

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

* Interconnect architectures and network technologies for high-speed,
low-latency interconnects.
* Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a huge number
of nodes.
* Power saving policies in the interconnect devices and network
infrastructure, both at software and hardware level.
* Emerging ideas, work-in-progress and early, high-impact achievements.
* Good practices in the configuration of the network control software.
* Network communication protocols: 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
(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


Deadline for submissions:    June 30, 2016 (extended to July 21)
First rounds of review:      September 7, 2016
Deadline for revised papers: October 7, 2016
Final decision notification: October 23, 2016
Camera Ready:                October 30, 2016
Estimated publication date:  January 31, 2017

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
  2nd edition of the HiPINEB workshop (http://hipineb.i3a.info/hipineb2016).

* Authors must abide by the requirement of adding significant novelty to
the papers
  submitted to this special issue. Extended versions of conference papers
must contain at
  least 50% new content. Besides, it is mandatory to attach a cover letter
to any
  submission, explaining the main contributions of the paper.

* Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages in length.

* It is expected that submissions will align with the topics of interest
listed above.

* Manuscripts should accomplish the general rules defined at:

* Papers should be submitted via Manuscript Central to special issue


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