[hpc-announce] CfP: Workshop on Data Fabric for Hybrid Clouds (WDFHC); Student Research Symposium (deadline extended) at IEEE HiPC 2022

Anand Panangadan anandvp at hipc.org
Fri Sep 23 13:02:40 CDT 2022

Workshop on Data Fabric for Hybrid Clouds (WDFHC)

December 18, 2022
Bengaluru, India
Website: https://hipc.org/wdfhc/

A large number of organizations have adopted the hybrid-cloud paradigm
to optimize business processes. Hybrid clouds span public and private
clouds, different public cloud providers as well as edge and cloud
resources. A hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to scale
computing resources, optimize cost and use the best in the class
tools. However, it also poses a set of challenges around data
discovery, access, governance, usage and quality. The distributed
nature of the data makes it difficult for application builders to
find, retrieve and use the relevant data. This is especially the case
for data-rich machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI)
workloads that are gaining dominance within enterprises.

Data fabric (or a data mesh) is a data management design to make data
curation and access transparent in a distributed environment, and
alleviate these challenges. A data fabric enables access to the right
data to authorized users in an interoperable format while respecting
the regulatory and governance constructs. It continuously links
enterprise-wide data through their active and passive metadata from
different databases, data lakes and warehouses; orchestrates data
placement and integration; and uses semantic inferencing and knowledge
graphs to support decision-making by ML and real-time applications.

Gartner places Data Fabrics at the peak of the emerging technologies
hype cycle for 2021, and as such it is an evolving concept. In this
workshop, we aim to get academia and industry researchers together to
share their perspectives on challenges to data management in a hybrid
cloud environment, and the role of data fabrics in address these
challenges. We propose to explore questions such as: (1) What are the
requirements from Data Fabrics to operate in a multi-cloud ecosystem?
(2) What are the design principles for Data Fabrics to meet their
objectives? (3) What are the core components needed for Data Fabric to
support AI/ML applications? We expect participants to share research
ideas and practical use-cases/experiences to address these questions.

Call for Papers:
In order to advance the knowledge and promote discussion around this
topic, we solicit 6-page research/experience paper and 2-page position
papers for consideration by the workshop. The non-exhaustive list of
topics relevant to the workshop include:
- Data and Information platforms for managing the ML lifecycle
- Data management on edge and cloud resources
- Information management of AI and ML applications on hybrid clouds
- Data and metadata management for federated learning
- MLOps on Hybrid Clouds
- Regulatory and compliance issues in information management on hybrid clouds
- Data quality, preparation and trust in ML training and inferencing pipelines
- Data Gravity & optimizing data & compute co-location
- Distributed Training
- Data lake management in hybrid clouds

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, and must be formatted using
the 2-column IEEE conference style template. Page limits of 6 pages
(research/experience paper) and 2-page (position papers) apply to the
entire content, including figures, tables, references and appendices.
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research, and
should not currently be under review for any other conference or

Papers will undergo a single-blinded peer-review by the program
committee and shortlisted for presentation at the workshop. Accepted
papers will also appear in the companion proceedings of the HiPC
conference, and available in IEEE Xplore. At least one author of each
paper must be registered for the HiPC conference and present their
work at the workshop for the paper to be published in the proceedings.

Please use the following easychair link for submitting your manuscripts.

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 23, 2022 AoE
Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 AoE
Paper Notification: November 5, 2022
Camera-ready Deadline: November 15, 2022

General Chairs:
Prof. Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
(simmhan at iisc.ac.in)
Dr. Sameep Mehta, IBM Research India  (sameepmehta at in.ibm.com)

Program Chairs:
Dr. Kalapriya Kannan, HPE
Dr. Subhajit Sidhanta, IIT Bhila

*** 14th HiPC Student Research Symposium (SRS) ***

HiPC 2022 will feature the 14th Student Research Symposium on
High-Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC) aimed at
stimulating and fostering student research, and providing an
international forum to highlight student research accomplishments. The
symposium will also provide exposure to students to the best practices
in HPC in academia and industry.
The symposium will feature student posters and provide students with
other enriching experiences, such as workshops, industry exhibits, and
demos. The Conference Reception and multiple Student Symposium Poster
Exhibit sessions will provide an opportunity for students to interact
with HPC researchers and practitioners (and recruiters) from academia
and industry.
Awards for Best Poster, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society - Technical
Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) - will be presented at the
symposium to tentatively three posters based on technical merit,
poster, and quality of presentation. An online book containing the
resumes of the students participating in the symposium will be
compiled and made available to the sponsors of the HiPC 2022

Papers are solicited in all areas of high-performance computing, data,
and analytics. For more details please see the website.

Aug 22, 2022: Submission Opens
Sep 28, 2022: Submission Deadline
Nov  1, 2022: Accept/Reject Decision Notification
Nov 15, 2022: Camera-ready Deadline for the Abstract of Accepted Posters
Dec 18-21, 2022: Symposium

Submissions should have at least one author who is a student during
any part of the calendar year 2022. Submissions may have multiple
student or non-student co-authors. Submissions must mark student
authors with an asterisk (*). Please see the website for detailed
submission instructions.

We expect to provide a travel scholarship to at least one student
author of each accepted submission from an Indian university, subject
to availability of funding. This scholarship will cover partial
expenses for attending the conference. Further details on this
scholarship and the application process will be provided later.

Dip Sankar Banerjee, IIT Jodhpur, India
Mahima Agumbe Suresh, San Jose State University, USA

Contact student_symposium at hipc.org for more details.

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