[hpc-announce] 2nd International Workshop on Ultrascale Computing for Early Researchers (UCER 2017)

juan juan at dps.uibk.ac.at
Fri Feb 24 01:57:46 CST 2017

2nd International Workshop on Ultrascale Computing for Early Researchers 
(UCER 2017)

Helsinki, Finland, 21-23 August 2017

The aim of this workshop is to give the opportunity to early researchers 
(Ph.D. students or recent Ph.D. 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 26 April, 2017
Author notification: 10 June, 2017
Camera-ready and Registration: 18 June, 2017
Conference datas: 21-23 August, 2017

Submission Instructions

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 10 pages (extra pages will be charged), 
including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in Springer LNCS 
Format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please submit your paper 
at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucer2017.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, 
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. 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. The workshop paper will be involved into 
the ICA3PP2017 proceedings published by Springer Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science (LNCS, EI indexed). Excellent Papers will be 
recommended to high-quality journal special issues (SCI/SCIE indexed).

Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain 
(jesus.carretero at uc3m.es)
Prof. Pedro Alonso, UP Valencia, Spain (palonso at upv.es)
Dr. Juan Durillo, University of Innsbruck, Austria (juan at dps.uibk.ac.at)
Dr. Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, Italy 
(fmarozzo at dimes.unical.it)

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