[hpc-announce] Fwd: The 1st Ultrascale Computing for Early Researchers Workshop (UCER 2016) - Last Extension

Fabrizio Marozzo fmarozzo at dimes.unical.it
Tue Jun 21 10:39:23 CDT 2016

Call for Papers for the 16th the 1st Ultrascale Computing for Early
Researchers Workshop (UCER 2016)
Held in conjunction with ICA3PP 2016

*Granada, Spain*
*December 14-16, 2016*

*Paper Submission Deadline: July 17th, 2016 (Last Extension)*

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

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, modelling.
- 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 info.

Submissions site EasyChair.

Important Dates
*Paper Submission Deadline: July 17th, 2016 (Last Extension)* Acceptation
Notification: September 15th, 2016 Camera-Ready Submission: October 15th,
2016 Workshop at ICA3PP 2016: December 14-16, 2016

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), and Prof. Pedro Alonso (palonso at upv.es).

*Fabrizio Marozzo*, PhD
*DIMES - University of Calabria*, Italy
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