[hpc-announce] [Final Deadline: June 12] Challenges and Opportunities of HPC Storage Systems (CHAOSS)

Michael Kuhn michael.kuhn at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Sat May 30 06:57:34 CDT 2020

# First International Workshop on
  Challenges and Opportunities of HPC Storage Systems (CHAOSS)

*UPDATE* Euro-Par 2020 has been converted to an all-virtual event. Our
workshop will follow this format and thus take place virtually. Please
note that the submission deadline has been updated accordingly.

The workshop is aimed at researchers, developers of scientific
applications, engineers and everyone interested in the evolution of HPC
storage systems. As the developments of computing power, storage and
network technologies continue to diverge, the performance gap between
them widens. This trend, combined with the growing data volumes,
results in I/O and storage bottlenecks that become increasingly serious
especially for large-scale HPC storage systems. The hierarchy of
different storage technologies to ease this situation leads to a
complex environment which will become even more challenging for future
exascale systems.

This workshop is a venue for papers exploring topics related to data
organization and management along with the impacts of multi-tier memory
and storage for optimizing application throughput. It will take place
at the Euro-Par 2020 conference in Warsaw, Poland on either August 24
or 25, 2020. More information is available at: 

## Important Dates

Paper Submission:        June 12, 2020 (*FINAL EXTENSION*)
Notification to Authors: July 21, 2020
Workshop Dates:          August 24 or 25, 2020
Camera-Ready Deadline:   September 11, 2020

## Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be submitted and managed via EasyChair at: 

Papers should not exceed 12 pages (including title, text, figures,
appendices and references). Papers of less than 10 pages will be
considered as short papers that can be presented at the conference but
will not be published in the proceedings. Papers must be formatted
according to Springer's LNCS guidelines available at 
. Accepted papers will be published in a separate LNCS workshop volume
after the conference.

One author of each accepted paper is required to register for the
workshop and present the paper. Due to the virtual format,
presentations have to be given either via pre-recorded video or live
stream. In both cases, the organizers will collect questions during the
workshop and perform a live Q&A session with the presenter.

## Topics of Interest

Submissions may be more hands-on than research papers and we therefore
explicitly encourage submissions in the early stages of research.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Kernel and user space file/storage systems
- Parallel and distributed file/storage systems
- Data management approaches for heterogeneous storage systems
- Management of self-describing data formats
- Metadata management
- Approaches using query and database interfaces
- Hybrid solutions using file systems and databases
- Optimized indexing techniques
- Data organizations to support online workflows
- Domain-specific data management solutions
- Related experiences from users: what worked, what didn't?

## Program Committee

- Gabriel Antoniu (INRIA)
- Konstantinos Chasapis (DDN)
- Andreas Dilger (DDN)
- Kira Duwe (UHH)
- Wolfgang Frings (JSC)
- Elsa Gonsiororowski (LLNL)
- Anthony Kougkas (IIT)
- Michael Kuhn (UHH)
- Margaret Lawson (UIUC, SNL)
- Jay Lofstead (SNL)
- Johann Lombardi (Intel)
- Jakob Lüttgau (DKRZ)
- Anna Queralt (BSC)
- Yue Zhu (FSU)

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