[hpc-announce] The 6th International Workshop on Data Analysis and Reduction for Big Scientific Data (DRBSD-6)

Liu, Qing qing.liu at njit.edu
Tue Sep 15 07:43:22 CDT 2020

Call for Papers

The 6th International Workshop on Data Analysis and Reduction for Big
Scientific Data (DRBSD-6)
Held in conjunction with SC20: The International Conference for High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Nov 12th, 2020
Atlanta, GA

A growing disparity between simulation speeds and I/O rates makes it
increasingly infeasible for high-performance applications to save all
results for offline analysis. By 2024, computers are expected to
compute at 1018 ops/sec but write to disk only at 1012 bytes/sec: a
compute-to-output ratio 200 times worse than on the first petascale
systems. In this new world, applications must increasingly perform
online data analysis and reduction—tasks that introduce algorithmic,
implementation, and programming model challenges that are unfamiliar
to many scientists and that have major implications for the design of
various elements of exascale systems.

This trend has spurred interest in high-performance online data
analysis and reduction methods, motivated by a desire to conserve I/O
bandwidth, storage, and/or power; increase accuracy of data analysis
results; and/or make optimal use of parallel platforms, among other
factors.  This requires our community to understand a clear yet
complex relationships between application design, data analysis and
reduction methods, programming models, system software, hardware, and
other elements of a next-generation High Performance Computer,
particularly given constraints such as applicability, fidelity,
performance portability, and power efficiency.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* (New) AI and Data analysis over extreme-scale scientific datasets
* (New) Large-scale code coupling and workflow
* (New) Compressed sensing
* Application use-cases which can drive the community to develop MiniApps
* Data reduction methods for scientific data including:
         * Data deduplication methods
         * Motif-specific methods (structured and unstructured meshes,
particles, tensors, …)
         * Optimal design of data reduction methods
         * Methods with accuracy guarantees
* Metrics to measure reduction quality and provide feedback
* Data analysis and visualization techniques that take advantage of
the reduced data
* Hardware and data co-design
* Accuracy and performance trade-offs on current and emerging hardware
* New programming models for managing reduced data
* Runtime systems for data reduction

Important Dates
Paper Deadline: September 21th, 2020 (AoE)
Author Notification: by September 30th, 2020

* Papers should be submitted electronically on SC Submission Website.

* Paper submission must be in IEEE format.

* DRBSD-6 will accept full papers (no more than 6 pages, except
references and appendix), and extended abstracts (2 pages, except
references and appendix).

* Submitted papers will be evaluated by at least 3 reviewers based
upon technical merits.

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