[hpc-announce] International Workshop on Scalable Compute Continuum [WSCC 2023]: CFP (Special Issue FGCS)

Gabriele Mencagli gabriele.mencagli at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 01:41:56 CDT 2023

WSCC 2023: Euro-Par 2023 International Workshop
International Workshop on Scalable Compute Continuum
Date: 28 August - September 2023
Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Workshop web page: https://wscc2023.di.unipi.it/
Euro-Par web page: https://2023.euro-par.org/

* Call for Papers

The “Compute Continuum” paradigm promises to manage the heterogeneity 
and dynamism of widespread
computing resources, aiming to simplify the execution of distributed 
applications improving data
locality, performance, availability, adaptability, energy management as 
well as other non-functional
features. This is made possible by overcoming resource fragmentation and 
segregation in tiers,
enabling applications to be seamlessly executed and relocated along a 
continuum of resources spanning
from the edge to the cloud. Besides consolidated vertical and horizontal 
scaling patterns, this paradigm
also offers more detailed adaptation actions that strictly depend on the 
specific infrastructure components
(e.g., to reduce energy consumption, or to exploit specific hardware 
such as GPUs and FPGAs). This enables
the enhancement of latency-sensitive applications, the reduction of 
network bandwidth consumption,
the improvement of privacy protection, and the development of novel 
services aimed at improving living,
health, safety, and mobility. All of this should be achievable by 
application developers without having
to worry about how and where the developed components will be executed. 
Therefore, to unleash the true
potential offered by the Compute Continuum, proactive, autonomous, and 
infrastructure-aware management
is desirable, if not mandatory, calling for novel interdisciplinary 
approaches that exploit optimization
theory, control theory, machine learning, and artificial intelligence 

In this landscape, the workshop is willing to attract contributions in 
the area of distributed systems with
particular emphasis on support for geographically distributed platforms 
and autonomic features to deal with
variable workloads and environmental events, and take the best of 
heterogeneous and distributed infrastructures.
A partial list of interesting topics of this workshop is the following:

- Scalable architectures and systems for Compute Continuum
- System software for cloud-edge-IoT orchestration
- Distributed and decentralized management of resources and application 
deployment in the Compute Continuum
- Programming models, languages and patterns for the Compute Continuum
- Compute Continuum performance modeling and analysis
- Compute Continuum as a service
- Energy-efficient solutions for sustainable Compute Continuum
- AI in the Compute Continuum
- Scalable applications for Compute Continuum (IoT, microservices, 
- Data-intensive and stream processing systems and applications in the 
Compute Continuum
- Digital Twins and industry applications in the Compute Continuum
- Prototypes and real-life experiments involving Compute Continuum
- Benchmarks and experimental platforms for reproducible experiments in 
the Compute Continuum

* Submission Instructions
The papers should be formatted according to the LNCS guidelines. They 
should be between a minimum of 10
and maximum of 12 pages.

* Special Issue
Authors of the accepted papers at the workshop will be invited to submit 
an extension of their work to the
Special Issue on Scalable Compute Continuum already accepted at Elsevier 
Future Generation Computer Systems. The call for paper for the special 
issue is available at:


* Important Dates
   May 5th, 2023       Paper submission deadline
   June 19th, 2023     Paper acceptance notifications
   July 2nd, 2023      Camera-ready due

* Workshop Co-Chairs
  - Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  - Patrizio Dazzi,     University of Pisa, Italy
  - Gabriele Mencagli,  University of Pisa, Italy
  - Matteo Nardelli,    Bank of Italy, Italy
  - Massimo Torquati,   University of Pisa, Italy

Looking forward to receiving your excellent submissions soon.

Best regards,

Valeria Cardellini, Patrizio Dazzi, Gabriele Mencagli, Matteo Nardelli, 
and Massimo Torquati

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