[hpc-announce] CFP: Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '17)

Balazs Gerofi bgerofi at il.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Mon Jan 30 06:51:52 CST 2017

                         CALL FOR PAPERS

         12th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance
                    Cloud Computing (VHPC '17)

                  held in conjunction with the
      International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance,
               June 18-22, 2017, Frankfurt, Germany.
                   (Springer LNCS Proceedings)


Date: June 22, 2017
Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2017  (Springer LNCS)

Abstract/Paper Submission Link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=23179

Call for Papers:

Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible
resource management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud
environments. Cloud providers need to manage complex infrastructures in a
seamless fashion to support the highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads
and hosted applications customers deploy. Similarly, HPC environments have
been increasingly adopting techniques that enable flexible management of
computing and networking resources, close to marginal provisioning cost,
which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial

Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in
different ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to enable
consolidation of multiple under­utilized servers with heterogeneous
and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to live­migrate a fully
operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short downtime, enables novel
dynamic ways to manage physical servers; OS-level virtualization (i.e.,
containerization), with its capability to isolate multiple user­space
environments and to allow for their co­existence within the same OS kernel,
promises to provide many of the advantages of machine virtualization with
high levels of responsiveness and performance; I/O Virtualization allows
physical NICs/HBAs to take traffic from multiple VMs or containers; network
virtualization, with its capability to create logical network overlays that
are independent of the underlying physical topology and IP addressing,
provides the fundamental ground on top of which evolved network services
be realized with an unprecedented level of dynamicity and flexibility; the
increasingly adopted paradigm of Software-­Defined Networking (SDN) promises
to extend this flexibility to the control and data planes of network paths.


Accepted papers will be published in a Springer LNCS proceedings volume.

Topics of Interest:

The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions
related to virtualization across the entire software stack with a special
focus on the intersection of HPC and the cloud.

Major Topics:

- Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, HPC in the
  cloud and grids
- OS-level virtualization and containers (Docker, rkt, Singularity,
  Shifter, i.a.)
- Lightweight/specialized operating systems, unikernels and multi-kernels
- Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms and hypervisors
- Hypervisor support for heterogenous resources (GPUs, co-processors,
  FPGAs, etc.)
- Virtualization support for emerging memory technologies
- Virtualization in enterprise HPC and microvisors
- Software defined networks and network virtualization
- Management, deployment of virtualized environments and
  orchestration (Kubernetes i.a.),
- Support for workflows and container-based composability
- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of cloud workloads
- Virtualization in data intensive computing and
  Big Data processing - HPC convergence
- Adaptation of HPC technologies in the cloud (high performance networks,
  RDMA, etc.)
- ARM-based hypervisors, ARM virtualization extensions
- I/O virtualization and cloud based storage systems
- Job scheduling/control/policy and container placement in
  virtualized environments
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance and high-availability
- QoS and SLA in virtualized environments
- IaaS platforms, cloud frameworks and APIs
- Large-scale virtualization in domains such as finance and government
- Energy-efficient and power-aware virtualization
- Security in containerized environments
- Configuration management tools for containers (including CFEngine,
  Puppet, i.a.)

The Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC)
aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the
challenges posed by virtualization in order to foster discussion,
mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, enabling research to
provide novel solutions for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
each followed by 10 min discussion sections, plus lightning talks that are
limited to 5 minutes.
Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.

Important Dates:

February 28, 2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline
April 25, 2017 - Paper Submission Deadline
May 30, 2017 - Acceptance Notification
June 22, 2017 - Workshop Day
June 25, 2017 - Camera-ready Version Due

Workshop Chairs:

Michael Alexander (chair), Scaledinfra Technologies, Austria
Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece
Balazs Gerofi (co-chair), RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational
Science, Japan

Program Committee:

Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Jakob Blomer, CERN, Europe
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Eduardo César, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK
Stephen Crago, USC ISI, USA
Christoffer Dall, Columbia University, USA
Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA
Robert Futrick, Cycle Computing, USA
Maria Girone, CERN, Europe
Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA
Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland
Brian Kocoloski, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
John Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Che-Rung Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Giuseppe Lettieri, University of Pisa, Italy
Qing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
Kevin Pedretti, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA
Carlos Reaño, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Thomas Ryd, CFEngine, Norway
Josh Simons, VMWare, USA
Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, USA
Anata Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan
Nicholas Wright, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Paper Submission-Publication:

Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two
members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions
should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables
and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. 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. Accepted papers will be published in a
Springer LNCS volume. .

The format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial
submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requested
to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:

Abstract, Paper Submission Link:

Lightning Talks:

Lightning Talks are non-paper track, synoptical in nature and are strictly
limited to 5 minutes. They can be used to gain early feedback on ongoing
research, for demonstrations, to present research results, early research
ideas, perspectives and positions of interest to the community.
Submit abstract via the main submission link.

General Information:

The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with
the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance (ISC) 2017,
June 18-22, Frankfurt, Germany.
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