[hpc-announce] IEEE Cluster 2021 - Call for Papers - Abstract Deadline May 10

Cathie Olschanowsky catherineolschan at boisestate.edu
Tue Apr 13 09:08:36 CDT 2021

                              IEEE Cluster 2021
                                Call for Papers

                    IEEE Cluster 2021 is the 23rd edition
                    of the IEEE Cluster conference series.

                               Portland, OR, USA
                              September 7-10, 2021

IEEE Cluster 2021 is the 23rd edition of the IEEE Cluster conference
series, organized in cooperation with SIGHPC.

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 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

Following the successes of previous IEEE Cluster conferences, for IEEE
Cluster 2021, which will be held September 7 - 10, 2021 in Portland, OR, 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.

Topic Areas
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 and must conform to the following
Xplore layout, page limit, and font size.
 - Submissions are required to be no more than 10 pages (excluding
 - 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:
 - Only web-based submissions are allowed.
 - Please submit your paper via the online submission system

Important Dates
 - Submission site open: March 1, 2021
 - Abstract deadline: May 10, 2021
 - Full Papers due: May 17, 2021
 - Paper Acceptance Notification: July 5, 2021
 - Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2021
 - Conference: September 7-10, 2021
All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

Ewa Deelman, The University of Southern California (USC), USA
Lin Gan, Tsinghua University, China
Complete committee list: https://clustercomp.org/2021/committees

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