[hpc-announce] CFP: JSSPP 2021 - 24th Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing (in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS'21)
klusacek at cesnet.cz
Fri Nov 6 07:36:28 CST 2020
Call for Papers
24th Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing
In Conjunction with IPDPS 2021, Portland, Oregon USA
Paper submission deadline: February 7, 2021
Paper notification: March 14, 2021
Workshop date: May 21, 2021
e-mail: jssppw at gmail.com
The JSSPP workshop addresses all scheduling aspects of parallel
processing, including cloud, grid, HPC & HTC as well as "mixed/hybrid"
or otherwise specific systems.
Large parallel systems have been in production for 30 years, creating
the need of scheduling for such systems. JSSPP focuses both on
traditional parallel cluster/HPC/HTC systems as well as more recent
Nowadays, parallel processing is much more dynamic and connected. Many
workloads are interactive and make use of variable resources over time.
Complex parallel infrastructures can now be built on the fly, using
resources from different sources, provided with different prices and
quality of services. Capacity planning became more proactive, where
resources are acquired continuously, with the goal of staying ahead of
demand. The interaction model between job and resource manager is
shifting to one of negotiation, where they agree on resources, price,
and quality of service. Also, "hybrid" systems are often used, where the
(virtualized) infrastructure is hosting a mix of competing
workloads/applications, each having its own resource manager that must
be somehow co-scheduled. These are just a few examples of the open
issues facing our field.
From its very beginning, JSSPP has strived to balance practice and
theory in its program. This combination provides a rich environment for
technical debate about scheduling approaches including both academic
researchers as well as participants from industry.
Building on this tradition, JSSPP welcomes both regular papers as well
as descriptions of Open Scheduling Problems (OSP) in large scale
scheduling (see below). Lack of real-world data often substantially
hampers the ability of the research community to engage with scheduling
problems in a way that has real world impact. Our goal in the OSP venue
is to build a bridge between the production and research worlds, in
order to facilitate direct collaborations and impact.
Call for Regular Papers
JSSPP solicits papers that address any of the challenges in parallel
* Design and evaluation of new scheduling approaches.
* Performance evaluation of scheduling approaches, including
methodology, benchmarks, and metrics.
* Workloads, including characterization, classification, and modeling.
* Consideration of additional constraints in scheduling systems, like
job priorities, price, accounting, load estimation, and quality of
* Impact of scheduling strategies on system utilization, application
performance, user friendliness, cost efficiency, and energy efficiency.
* Scaling and composition of very large scheduling systems.
* Cloud provider issues: capacity planning, service level assurance,
* Interaction between schedulers on different levels, like processor
level as well as whole single- or even multi-owner systems
* Interaction between applications/workloads, e.g., efficient batch job
and container/VM co-scheduling within a single system, etc.
* Experience reports from production systems or large scale compute
For further information concerning paper formatting instructions please
Call for Open Scheduling Problems (OSP)
JSSPP welcomes descriptions of open problems in large scale scheduling.
We believe that clearly described real-world scheduling problems will
help both the production and the scientific community to bridge the gap
that often prevents adoption of newly proposed scheduling techniques in
Effective scheduling approaches are predicated on three things:
* A concise understanding of scheduling goals, and how they relate to
* Details of the workload (job arrival times, sizes, shareability,
* Details of the system being managed (size, break/fix lifecycle,
Submissions must include a concise description of the key metrics of the
system and how they are calculated, as well as anonymized data
publication of the system workload and production schedule. Detailed
descriptions of operational considerations (maintenance, failure
patterns, fault domains) are also important. Ideally, anonymized
operational logs would also be published, though we understand this
might be more difficult.
We envision that these papers will provide sufficiently detailed
information to be able to develop new scheduling approaches, which can
be robustly compared with the schedules used in production facilities,
and other approaches to solve the same problems.
Paper formatting requirements for OSP-related submissions are the same
as for regular papers.
Venue and virtual venue
JSSPP 2021 is being planned for Portland, Oregon May 21. However, remote
paper presentation and attendance will be allowed to accommodate various
constraints and restrictions caused by the pandemic.
A fully virtual workshop is being planned at the same time, in case it
is not possible to organize JSSPP physically.
In virtual format, we will use videoconferencing and upload
workshop-ready versions of papers at the workshop website beforehand.
Paper Formatting & Proceedings
Papers should be no longer than 20 single-spaced pages, 10pt font,
including figures and references. All submissions must follow the LNCS
format, see the instructions at Springer's web site:
Also, Springer's proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf:
Files must be submitted electronically in PDF format and must be
formatted for 8.5×11 inch paper. All papers in scope will be reviewed by
at least three members of the program committee.
Interim proceedings containing a collection of the papers presented will
be distributed at the workshop in electronic form.
It is planned to also publish a post-workshop proceedings in the
Springer "Lecture Notes on Computer Science" series, as was done in
Dalibor Klusacek, CESNET a.l.e., (chair)
Walfredo Cirne, Google, (co-chair)
Gonzalo P. Rodrigo, Apple (co-chair)
Amaya Booker, Facebook
Stratos Dimopoulos, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hyeonsang Eom, Seoul National University
Dror Feitelson, Hebrew University
Jiří Filipovič, Masaryk University
Liana Fong, IBM T. J. Watson Research
Bogdan Ghit, Databricks
Alfredo Goldman, University of Sao Paulo
Douglas Jacobsen, NERSC
Cristian Klein, Umeå Univeristy / Elastisys
Bill Nitzberg, Altair
Christine Morin, INRIA
P-O Östberg, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University
Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund University
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University of Goettingen
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