[hpc-announce] Call for manuscript: IJBDI Special Issue on Systems and Network Telemetry and Analytics

Jinoh Kim jinoh.kim at acm.org
Tue Aug 27 22:29:42 CDT 2019

Call for manuscript
Special Issue on Systems and Network Telemetry and Analytics
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence

Important Dates:
- Manuscripts due by 1 December, 2019
- Notification to authors by 1 March, 2020
- Final versions due by 1 June, 2020

The tasks of systems and network telemetry are key elements for the
effective operation and management of HPC and distributed computing
systems, by offering comprehensive monitoring and analysis
capabilities to provide visibility into what is occurring at any time.
The tasks will be significantly complicated by the greater complexity
of computing systems, increasing network speeds, and the newly
introduced mobile and IoT devices. Such changes will render existing
telemetry and analysis techniques as outdated, and more scalable
techniques may be in place for data-driven and deeper data analysis.
In addition to the quantitative and qualitative challenges, data
pressure in systems and networks also comes from various sources such
as end systems, routers, firewalls, intrusion sensors, and the newly
emerging network elements speaking with different syntax and
semantics, which makes organizing and incorporating the generated data
difficult for extensive analysis.

This special issue aims at bridging systems and network telemetry and
the latest advances in machine learning and data science technologies,
to advance the performance and reliability of HPC and distributed
systems. New analysis techniques are needed in the modern world, from
the diverse angles of systems/network performance, availability, and
security. For example, real-time streaming analytics algorithms and
methods need to be explored for estimating network performance and
summarizing traffic variables to capture network activities due to
network bandwidth increase. Multivariate analysis of telemetric
variables may be able to provide an intuitive, comprehensive view of
the systems and networks dynamics. New logging techniques are also
needed in the future with the latest developments in storage and
archival technologies. In addition, many applications in this area may
need to address application-specific requirements and challenges. This
special issue invites original manuscripts to share ideas in
investigating new approaches and methods at the intersection between
HPC systems and data sciences.

Subject Coverage Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- HPC and distributed systems status information analysis
- Network traffic measurement, statistics, and summarization
- Data-driven, multivariate, streaming-based data processing and analysis
- Storage and archival technologies for traffic data management
- Identification of changes and anomalies for distributed systems
- Algorithms, frameworks, tools, and services for system logs and
traffic analytics
- Experiences, practices, and measurement studies on network traffic analysis
- Visualization of network traffic and attack information
- Systems and network forensic technologies
- Knowledge-defined networking technologies
- IoT and wireless network data analysis

Notes for Prospective Authors:
- Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B.
Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been
completely rewritten and if appropriate written permissions have been
obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
- All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
- All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read
our Submitting articles page.

- Jinoh Kim, Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
- Alex Sim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

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