[hpc-announce] CFP Special Issue on Future Virtualization, 2019

Federico Silla fsilla at upv.es
Wed Mar 27 07:23:57 CDT 2019

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This special issue of Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 
(JPDC), Elsevier calls for submissions on all avenues of virtualization 
that affects future computing systems. The call is open to all 
contributions, including technically sound research that produced 
negative results.

Prospective authors are encouraged to informally express their interest 
to the guest editors.

The special issue details are also available at JPDC website:


Carlos Reaño, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; c.reano at qub.ac.uk
Blesson Varghese, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; b.varghese at qub.ac.uk
Federico Silla, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain; 
fsilla at disca.upv.es


Virtualization is a widely used technology intended to enable efficient 
management of resources in computing systems that range from small 
desktops and clusters to large facilities such as Cloud data centers. 
This technology increases the utilization of the underlying hardware by 
offering multi-tenancy. Furthermore, isolation among multiple users on 
the same resource is also provided, which is a mechanism for effective 
deployment of workloads. On the other hand, virtualization is a platform 
to deal with heterogeneity of resources. Consequently, the 
virtualization technology impacts the entire computing stack - the 
hardware, middleware and application layers. Rapid advances in hardware 
acceleration, the drive towards efficiently achieving exascale 
computing, harnessing the use of multiple and decentralized Clouds and 
opportunities in decoupling physical and logical networks is paving way 
for significant innovation in the virtualization arena. Virtualization 
may be used in many other domains and for many other purposes, some of 
them not even thought yet. This special issue invites authors to submit 
original and innovative research articles that impact any avenue of 
virtualization for future computing systems.


Topics of interest include all avenues of virtualization that affects 
future computing systems, but are not limited to:

- Platforms: Desktops, Clouds, Supercomputers, High-Performance 
Computing (HPC) clusters, micro data centers;
   for upcoming Fog/Edge computing and Internet-of-Things platforms

- Hardware: Processors, accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, etc), memory, IO, 
network (SDN, NFV etc), storage

- Middleware: Hypervisor support for the above; Abstraction of 
heterogeneous resources; Extending existing functionalities; Novel API 
Remoting and Hypervisor abstraction approaches in accelerator 
virtualization; Scheduling of virtualized resources; Multi-tenancy and 
its benefits

- Technologies: Virtual machines, Containers, Unikernels; Frameworks 
dealing with any aspect of management, such as scheduling, live 
migration and orchestration; Support for multi-kernel approaches; 
Lightweight virtualization for resource constrained environments

- Systems: Programming languages and models to support virtualization; 
Approaches relying on virtualization for improving reliability, 
energy-efficiency, latencies, resource under-utilization, resource 
availability, application performance and fault tolerance

- Applications: Use of virtualization for traditional workloads on any 
platforms indicated above; Novel workloads in deep learning, mobile 
apps, IoT, smart cities, etc that rely on virtualization


- To submit a paper you must go to this website: 
https://ees.elsevier.com/jpdc and login with your credentials. In
   the “Choose Article Type” Box, you must choose the option “VSI: 
Future Virtualization'19”.
- Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter outlining the 
basic findings of the paper and their significance.
- If your manuscript is an extended version of a conference paper, then 
it must contain at least 50% new core content.
- Manuscripts should be no longer than 35 double-spaced pages, not 
including the title page, abstract, or references. Number
   all pages consecutively and organize the paper as follows:
- Title page (page 1). This page should contain the article title, 
authors’ names and complete affiliations, footnotes to the title,
   and the address for manuscript correspondence (including e-mail 
address and telephone and fax numbers).
- Abstract (page 2). The abstract must be a single paragraph that 
summarizes the main findings of the paper in less than 150 words.
- After the abstract a list of up to 10 keywords that will be useful for 
indexing or searching should be included.

Authors must read the guide for authors in the following link:

- Submission deadline – March 31, 2019. Extended to May 5, 2019
- Notification date – June 30, 2019. Extended to August 4, 2019
- Revisions due – August 15, 2019. Extended to September 22, 2019
- Final decision – November 1, 2019. Extended to December 1, 2019
- Camera ready – December 1, 2019. Extended to January 12, 2020

All deadlines are set to 11:59 p.m. anywhere on Earth


For more information about this special issue or if you have any 
question, please contact the guest editors at
c.reano at qub.ac.uk, b.varghese at qub.ac.uk or fsilla at disca.upv.es, or visit 
the following website:

On behalf of the Guest Editors
Federico Silla

Federico Silla
Professor / Catedrático de Universidad
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

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