[hpc-announce] 5-th LSDVE Workshop @Europar2017

LAURA RICCI ricci at di.unipi.it
Fri Apr 14 04:36:32 CDT 2017

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Call for Papers:
Fifth Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Virtual Environments, LSDVE 
in conjunction of EUROPAR 2017 <http://europar2017.usc.es/>
August 2017, Santiago de Compostela, (Spain)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer 
Science. Extended versions of the accepted papers will be published in a 
special issue (pending).

Paper submission deadline:  5 May 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 16 June 2017
Workshop Date: August 2017
Submission of Camera Ready papers: 3 October 2017

Objectives of the Workshop:

The recent advances in networking have determined an increasing use of 
information technology to support distributed networked cooperative 
applications. Several novel applications have emerged in this area:
social networks, distributed payment systems, connected devices, 
collaboration systems, and many other ones. These applications may 
greatly benefit from the support of different kinds of platforms, both 
cloud and peer to peer. An interesting technology recently adopted to 
handle cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin) is the block-chain technology, 
that has now taken the more general role to handle several distributed
applications. Furthermore, the analysis and validation of the huge 
amount of content generated by these applications asks for big data 
analysis and processing techniques. This workshop aims to provide a
venue for researchers to present and discuss important aspects of large 
scale networked collaborative applications and of the platforms 
supporting them. The definition of these applications requires to afford
several challenges, like the design of user interfaces, coordination 
protocols, and proper middle-ware and architectures. The track's aim is 
to investigate open challenges for such applications, related to both
the applications design and to the definition of proper supports. Some 
important challenges are, for instance, adaptation of the classical 
block-chain technology to support collaborative applications, protocols
design, distributed consensus algorithms, privacy and security issues.
The workshop will both present assessment of current state and introduce 
further directions.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Distributed Large Scale Collaborative Environments (LSCE) and 
- Online Social Networks
- Distributed financial transactions systems
- Connected devices tracking in distributed systems
- Distributed Virtual Environments
- Platforms for collaborative applications
- Block-chain technology to support LSCE
- Distributed Consensus
- General purpose distributed auditing through block-chains
- Cloud platforms for LSCE
- P2P platforms
- Distributed cloud storage systems
- Big Data processing for LSCE
- Security and Privacy in LSCE

Program Commettee (to be completed)

Michele Amoretti, University of Parma, Italy
Emanuele Carlini, ISTI CNR, Pisa, Italy
Giuseppe Di Battista, University of Roma 3, Italy
Kalman Graffi, Univerity of Dusseldorf, Germany
Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy
Alexandru Iosup, TU Delft, Holland
Jose Antonio Fernandes de Macedo, Federal University of Cearà, Brasil
Andrea Marino, University of Pisa, Italy
Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Pietro Michiardi, EURECOM, France
Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Radu Prodan, Institute of Computer Science, Innsbruck, Austria
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

We invite original papers previously unpublished. Full papers should not 
exceed 12 pages and follow the Springer LNCS Style.

Workshop Organizers

- Laura Ricci, Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa
- Alexandru Iosup, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
- Radu Prodan, Institute of Computer Science, Innsbruck, Austria

Full papers should not exceed 12 pages and follow Springer LNCS Style. 
Submission of the paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at 
least one of the authors must register and present the paper at the
All accepted and presented papers will be included in the Workshop 
proceedings that will be published in a  separate LNCS Euro-Par 2017 
Workshop, after the conference.

Contact information

- Laura Ricci: laura.ricci at unipi.it

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