[hpc-announce] Extended Deadline Container-based systems for Big data, Distributed and Parallel computing (CBDP’2018)

Emiliano Casalicchio emiliano.casalicchio at uniroma1.it
Fri May 4 11:14:42 CDT 2018

Workshop on Container-based systems for Big data, Distributed and Parallel
computing (CBDP’2018)


Co-located with Euro-Par 2018 http://europar2018.org

August 27-28 2018, Torino, Italy

Extended DEADLINE May 15th, 2018

--- Call For Paper ---

Nowadays, cloud systems and applications are moving from a Virtual Machine
centric to a Container centric technology model. Containers are lightweight
virtualization environment that exploit OS-virtualization features (also
known as application virtualization) and is a technology that is changing
the way cloud platforms and distributed applications are architected and
managed. Containers enable micro-service software architectures, and are
used to deploy and run enterprise, scientific and big data applications, to
architect IoT and edge/fog computing systems, and by Cloud providers to
internally manage their infrastructure and services.

The Container technology landscape is developing and expanding at the speed
of light, however, we are far away from the maturity stage and there are
still many research challenges to be solved. One of them is container
orchestration, that demand for new solutions to select, deploy, monitor,
and dynamically control the configuration of multi-container packaged
applications in the cloud or in high performance computer systems. Another
issue to be solved is security, for example the secure resource sharing and
isolation to enable multi-tenancy without the need to leverage VMs
boundaries. Other challenges are: the selection and configuration of host
file system to improve performance; image layer caching to reduce
deployment and scaling latency; container migration.

On the other side, as mentioned before, the use of containers span over
many different application domains, and that raises new challenges to
properly manage different type of workloads. The scientific objective of
the workshop is to collect high quality contributions that: advance the
state of the art of container technologies; propose new solutions for
architecting high performance distributed and/or parallel container based
systems; put forward resource management techniques like scaling and
migration; enhance the state of the art in container security; show
successful use of container technologies in fields like Big Data
processing, Cloud Computing, Parallel computing, Distributed Computing and
Internet of Things.

More precisely, the goal of the workshop is to share new findings, exchange
ideas, discuss research challenges and report latest research efforts on
the following subjects (not an exhaustive list):

- Performance modeling, Performance evaluation, Performance monitoring
- Workload characterization
- Orchestration models, mechanisms and policies for large-scale deployments
- Resource management at run time, autonomic computing
- Energy efficiency
- Security in container technologies and container-based systems
- Container images verification, software IPR etc. via Blockchain
- Containers to support smart IoT-based applications running in real-time
- Containers to support Edge and Fog computing
- Containers to support Big data systems
- Containers to support High Performance Computing
- Use cases and challenges in the areas of Cloud Computing/Applications,
High Performance Computing, Parallel Computing, Distributed - - Computing,
Big Data applications, IoT applications and Internet / Network Services
- Scheduling on heterogeneous multi-processing systems
- High-availability, geographic availability, and other non-functional
- Repositories of container images and their non-functional requirements
- Containers and DevOps
- Component-based software engineering based on containers
- Container-based cloud networking (e.g. NFV)

--- Important dates ---

Papers submission deadline: 15 May, 2018 (extended)
Author notification: 15 June, 2018
Informal camera-ready from the authors due: July 6, 2018
Workshop formal camera-ready papers due: 02 October, 2018

--- Publications ----

Submissions must be in PDF format and should not exceed 12 pages (including
references) in the Springer LNCS style, which can be downloaded from the
Springer Web site (
Complete LaTeX sources must be provided for accepted papers.

All submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed. Only contributions
that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be
considered. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings,
published by Springer in the ARCoSS/LNCS series. Authors of accepted papers
will have to sign a Springer copyright form.

The Euro-Par quality commitment with Springer implies that only long papers
(10-12 pages), which have been positively reviewed by at least 3 referees
before being presented at the workshop, may be included in the Springer
workshop proceedings.

Papers can be submitted at the EuroPar2018 workshops' Easychair

Emiliano Casalicchio, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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