[hpc-announce] Call for papers: SC21 5th SuperCompCloud workshop

François Tessier francois.tessier at inria.fr
Wed Jun 16 08:56:52 CDT 2021

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                                             CALL FOR PAPER

     5th Workshop on Interoperability of Supercomputing and Cloud 

            held as part of Supercomputing 21, Saint-Louis, MO, USA - 
Friday, 19 November 2021

     Submission website: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
     Submission deadline: August 06, 2021

     Workshop website: 

=== *Overview* ===

This workshop aims at bringing together a group of experts and 
practitioners from academia, national laboratories, and industry to 
discuss technologies, use cases and best practices in order to set a 
vision and direction for leveraging high performance, extreme-scale 
computing and on-demand cloud ecosystems. Topics of interest include 
tools and technologies enabling scientists for adopting scientific 
applications to cloud interfaces, interoperability of HPC and cloud 
resource management and scheduling systems, cloud and HPC storage 
convergence to allow a high degree of flexibility for users and 
community platform developers, continuous integration/deployment 
approaches, reproducibility of scientific workflows in distributed 
environment, and best practices for enabling X-as-a-Service model at 
scale while maintaining a range of security constraints.

This workshop will cover topics related to interoperability of 
supercomputing and cloud computing, networking and storage technologies 
that are being leveraged by use cases and research infrastructure 
providers with a goal to improve productivity and reproducibility of 
extreme-scale scientific workflows.

=== *Topics* ===

* Virtualization for HPC e.g. virtual machines, containers, etc.
* Storage systems for HPC and cloud technologies
* On-demand and interactivity with performance, scaling and cost 
* Resource management and scheduling systems for HPC and cloud technologies
* Software defined infrastructure for high-end computing, storage and 
* Application environment, integration and deployment technologies
* Secure, high-speed networking for integrated HPC and cloud ecosystems
* Extreme data and compute workflows and use cases
* Research infrastructure deployment use cases
* Resiliency and reproducibility of complex and distributed workflows
* Isolation and security within shared HPC environments
* X-as-a-Service technologies with performance and scalability
* Workflow orchestration using public cloud and HPC data centre resources
* Authentication, authorization and accounting interoperability for HPC 
and cloud ecosystems
* Workforce development for integrated HPC and cloud environments

=== *Submission Guidelines* ===

Submission website: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/ (Submit > 
SC21 Workshop: SuperCompCloud)

All submissions must be in English and should not exceed 8 pages using 
the IEEE conference format (double column, 10pt font). Incorrectly 
formatted papers will be excluded from the reviewing process. Submission 
must be made as a single PDF file which includes all figures and 
references. Papers should not be submitted in parallel to any other 
conference or journal.

The submitted papers will go through a peer-review process and will be 
evaluated according to four main criteria: the relevance of the work, 
its technical soundness, its originality/novelty and the quality of the 

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a 
participant of the workshop and present the paper at the workshop, in 
order to have the paper published in the proceedings. It is our intent 
to publish the workshop proceedings through IEEE TCHPC and for inclusion 
in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

=== *Important Dates* ===

Paper Submission Deadline: August 06, 2021
Author Notification: September 13, 2021
Camera-ready Deadline: October 4, 2021
Workshop Date: Friday, 19 November 2021

=== *More Information* ===

For more information, including interest in future participation or 
leadership, please contact the workshop organizers Sadaf Alam (Swiss 
National Supercomputing Centre), François Tessier (Inria) and David Y. 
Hancock (Indiana University) at supercompcloud at googlegroups.com.

François TESSIER, Ph.D.
Research Scientist @ Inria Rennes, France
KerData Team

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