[hpc-announce] Call for manuscript: International Journal of Big Data Intelligence

Alexander Sim asim at lbl.gov
Mon Jun 15 13:34:51 CDT 2020

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

Important Dates:
- Manuscripts due by: 31 August, 2020
- Notification to authors by: 30 November, 2020
- Final versions due by: 31 January, 2021

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 Such changes will render existing telemetry and analysis techniques as outdated, and more scalable techniques may be in place for data-driven and deeper data analysis.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 organising 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 summarising 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, cloud/edge, distributed systems status information analysis
• Network traffic measurement, statistics, and summarisation
• 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
• Visualisation 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. (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.

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

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