[hpc-announce] [CFP] IEEE Cluster 2019 (Papers due Friday 5/24)

Levy, Scott Larson sllevy at sandia.gov
Wed May 22 13:55:54 CDT 2019

A reminder that the deadline for completing paper submissions for IEEE Cluster 2019 is this Friday, May 24 (AoE).


21st IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (IEEE Cluster 2019)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, September 24-27, 2019

Important dates
* Abstract deadline: May 17, 2019
* Full Papers due: May 24, 2019
* Paper Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2019
* Camera-ready deadline: August 12, 2019
* Conference: September 24-27, 2019
* All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

Clusters remain the primary system architecture for building many of today's
rapidly evolving computing infrastructures and are used to solve some of the
most world's most complex problems. The challenges to make them scalable,
efficient, productive, and increasingly effective requires a community effort
in the areas of cluster system design, advancing the capabilities of the
software stack, system management and monitoring, and the design of algorithms,
methods, and applications to leverage the overall infrastructure.

Following the successes of previous IEEE Cluster conferences, for IEEE Cluster
2019 we again solicit high-quality original work that advances the
state-of-the-art in clusters and closely related fields. All papers will be
rigorously peer-reviewed for their originality, technical depth and correctness,
potential impact, relevance to the conference, and quality of presentation.
Research papers must clearly demonstrate novel research contributions while
papers reporting experiences must clearly describe the lessons learned and the
resulting impact, along with the utility of the approach in comparison to
previous work.

Authors must indicate the primary topic area of their submissions from the four
topic areas provided below. In addition, they may optionally rank their paper
relative to the overall set of topics. The papers may be submitted as either a
full 10-page paper or as a shorter 4-page paper submission.  Please note that
references are not counted in the limits on the number of pages and a 10-page
submission may be accepted with a caveat of transforming it into a 4-page
version for presentation at the conference.

Area 1: Application, Algorithms, and Libraries

* HPC and Big Data application studies on large-scale clusters
* Applications at the boundary of HPC and Big Data
* New applications for converged HPC/Big Data clusters
* Application-level performance and energy modeling and measurement
* Novel algorithms on clusters
* Hybrid programming techniques in applications and libraries (e.g., MPI+X)
* Cluster benchmarks
* Application-level libraries on clusters
* Effective use of clusters in novel applications
* Performance evaluation tools

Area 2: Architecture, Network/Communications, and Management

* Node and system architecture for HPC and Big Data clusters
* Architecture for converged HPC/Big Data clusters
* Energy-efficient cluster architectures
* Packaging, power and cooling
* Accelerators, reconfigurable and domain-specific hardware
* Heterogeneous clusters
* Interconnect/memory architectures
* Single system/distributed image clusters
* Administration, monitoring and maintenance tools

Area 3: Programming and System Software

* Cluster system software/operating systems
* Programming models for converged HPC/Big Data/Machine Learning systems
* System software supporting the convergence of HPC, Big Data, and Machine
  Learning processing
* Cloud-enabling cluster technologies and virtualization
* Energy-efficient middleware
* Cluster system-level protocols and APIs
* Cluster security
* Resource and job management
* Programming and software development environments on clusters
* Fault tolerance and high-availability

Area 4: Data, Storage, and Visualization

* Cluster architectures for Big Data storage and processing
* Middleware for Big Data management
* Cluster-based cloud architectures for Big Data
* Storage systems supporting the convergence of HPC and Big Data processing
* File systems and I/O libraries
* Support and integration of non-volatile memory
* Visualization clusters and tiled displays
* Big data visualization tools
* Programming models for big data processing
* Big data application studies on cluster architectures

Paper Submission:

Submissions must be in PDF format. Since the camera-ready version of accepted
papers must be compliant with the IEEE Xplore format for publication, submitted
papers must conform to the following Xplore layout, page limit, and font size.

* Submissions are required to be no more than 10 pages (excluding references)
* Submissions must be single-spaced, 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore
  format (8.5x11-inch paper, margins in inches -- top: 0.75, bottom: 1.0,
  sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25, main text: 10pt).
* Papers will NOT be reviewed double-blind. Author names and affiliations
  should be included in the submitted paper, and appropriate citations of prior
  work must be included.
* LaTeX and Word Templates are available here
* Only web-based submissions are allowed.
* Papers must be submitted via our electronic submission system:

Patrick Bridges - University of New Mexico
Ron Brightwell - Sandia National Laboratories

Pat McCormick - Los Alamos National Laboratory
Martin Schulz - Technische Universitat Munchen

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