[hpc-announce] IEEE Cluster 2021 -- Call for Workshops -- April 16, 2021

Cathie Olschanowsky catherineolschan at boisestate.edu
Wed Feb 17 14:00:59 CST 2021

                          IEEE Cluster 2021
                Portland, OR, USA 7-10 September, 2021

                            Call for Workshops

Experts in cluster computing are invited to share their expertise with
the community by submitting proposals for workshops to be co-located
with the Cluster 2021 conference that will be held on September 7-10,
2021 in Portland, OR. The Cluster 2021 workshop program will provide
an opportunity to present preliminary work related to the topics
covered by the conference and will give attendees access to the latest
works-in-progress in the field. Workshop proposals can cover a broad
range of topics on the design, use, or management of clusters and
supporting technologies from throughout the software stack. All
workshops will be held on September 7, 2021.

* Topic Categories
Topic Categories of interest include but are not limited to the

- Cluster node and system hardware;
- Cluster/distributed operating and runtime systems;
- Parallel programming models, languages, runtimes, and environments;
- Performance evaluation, analysis, and optimization;
- Fault-tolerance, resilience, reliability, and high availability;
- Data management and distributed and parallel file systems;
- Visualization, data analytics, and workflows;
- Cluster management tools including resource management;
- Power management, energy, and cooling;
- High-performance networks and communication systems;
- Clouds and distributed systems;
- Combining and enabling unique workloads (e.g. concurrent machine
  learning, data-centric computing, and compute-heavy applications);
- Security

* Submission Guidelines
Proposals are limited to a three-page description that should include
the following:
- A title, an abstract (400 words maximum), and a syllabus;
- Discussion of the topic's relevance and workshop goals;
- A description of the target audience;
- An indication of duration: either half day or less, or half day to
  full day.
- If applicable, details on previous instantiations of the workshop,
  including attendance numbers.

In addition to the three-page description, please include a brief
biographical sketch of each workshop organizer (two pages maximum per

A single PDF file with all the material described above should be
submitted to the Cluster 2021 conference
https://clustercomp.org/submit under the workshop track. Acceptance of
a proposed workshop will be made based on the quality, content, and
organization, and its relationship to key topic areas when compared
with other submissions.

Workshop length will be determined based on the following policy:
- Workshops that accept 10 or more papers will be provided space for a
  full day program;
- Workshops that accept 7-9 papers will be provided space for four and
  a half hours (not including breaks);
- Workshops that accept 5-6 papers will be provided space for three
  hours (not including breaks);
- Workshops that accept 3-4 papers will be provided space for a half
  hour per paper;
- Workshops with fewer accepted papers will be canceled.

Workshop Proposal Submission:

* Important Dates
- Workshop proposals due: April 16, 2021
- Workshop acceptance notification: April 30, 2021
- Workshops held: September 7, 2021
- All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

* Contact
Workshop Chairs
- Nan Ding, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Felix Wolf, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

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