[hpc-announce] [CFP][ Extended Deadline: Apr 21st] ScienceCloud 2021: 11th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (co-located with HPDC)

Bogdan Nicolae bogdan.nicolae at acm.org
Thu Apr 15 18:18:49 CDT 2021

*** ScienceCloud 2021 ***: 11th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing
Workshop Date: June 21, 2021

Held in conjunction with ACM HPDC 2021, Stockholm, Sweden
(Conference dates: June 21-25, 2021)
Web: https://sites.google.com/view/science-cloud/

The 11th workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud) will
provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing new
research, development, and deployment efforts in running scientific
computing workloads in such a complex ecosystem that results from the
convergence of cloud, big data and machine learning. The focus is on
the use of cloud-based technologies to meet new convergence challenges
that are not well served by the current supercomputers and dedicated
data centers. The workshop aims to address questions such as: What
architectural changes to the current cloud frameworks (hardware,
operating systems, networking and/or programming models) are needed to
support the triple convergence? Dynamic information derived from
remote instruments, coupled simulations, and sensor ensembles that
stream data for real-time analysis and machine learning are important
emerging trends. How can cloud technologies enable and adapt to these
patterns? How are scientists using clouds? Are there scientific
workloads that are suitable candidates to take advantage of emerging
cloud computing resources with high efficiency? What factors are
limiting the use of clouds or would make them more usable and
efficient"? This workshop encourages interaction and cross-pollination
between those developing applications, algorithms, software, hardware
and networking, emphasizing scientific computing for cloud platforms.
The workshop will be an excellent place to help the community define
the current state, determine future goals, and discuss promising
technologies and techniques.

The ScienceCloud workshop, to be held as a full-day meeting at ACM
HPDC 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden, solicits high-quality 8-page and
4-page publications describing original research in the following

- Scientific application cases studies on cloud infrastructures
- Performance evaluation of cloud environments and technologies
- Fault tolerance and reliability in cloud systems
- Data-intensive workloads and tools in clouds
- Use of programming models (e.g. Spark, Map-Reduce) and their
implementations in cloud settings
- Scalable and elastic architectures for cloud storage and I/O
- Workflow and resource management in the cloud
- Use of cloud technologies (e.g., NoSQL databases) for scientific
- Data streaming and dynamic applications in the cloud
- Heterogeneous resources (network, storage, compute) and edge/fog
- Application of cloud concepts in HPC environments or vice versa
- Virtualized high performance I/O network interconnects
- Virtualization, containers, and dynamic provisioning
- Analysis of management complexity, cost, variability, and
reproducibility of cloud and IoT environments
- Stream processing for scientific applications in the cloud
- Edge, Fog and hybrid Cloud - Edge / Fog computing
- High-performance AI and deep learning frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow)
and their implementation in cloud settings
- Scalability and cost-effective elasticity of AI and deep learning
(e.g. data-parallel training) for cloud infrastructures

Paper submission deadline (extended): April 21, 2021 (AOE)
Author notifications: April 25, 2021
Camera ready papers: April 28, 2021
Workshop date: June 21, 2021

Authors are invited to submit papers describing unpublished, original
research. All submitted manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM
Master Template with sigconf format (please be sure to use the current
version). All necessary documentation can be found at:
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. The maximum
lengths are 8 and 4 pages (including all text, figures, and
references). All papers must be in English. We use single-blind
reviewing process, so please keep the authors names, publications,
etc., in the text. Papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers
will be published in the workshop proceedings as part of the ACM
Digital Library.

Papers conforming to these guidelines should be submitted through EasyChair:

Alexandru Costan, IRISA / INSA Rennes, France (alexandru.costan at irisa.fr)
Bogdan Nicolae, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (bogdan.nicolae at acm.org)
Kento Sato, RIKEN Center, Japan (kento.sato at riken.jp)

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