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CfP with Extended Deadline 5th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC’10)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

5th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing VHPC’10
as part of Euro-Par 2010, Island of Ischia-Naples, Italy
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Date: August 31, 2010

Euro-Par 2009: http://www.europar2010.org/

Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Abstracts: April 4, 2010 (extended)
Full Paper: June 19, 2010 (extended)

Scope:

Virtualization has become a common abstraction layer in modern data centers, enabling resource owners to manage complex infrastructure independently of their applications. Conjointly virtualization is becoming a driving technology for a manifold of industry grade IT services. Piloted by the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud services, the cloud concept includes the notion of a separation between resource owners and users, adding services such as hosted application frameworks and queuing. Utilizing the same infrastructure, clouds carry significant potential for use in high-performance scientific computing. The ability of clouds to provide for requests and releases of vast computing resource dynamically and close to the marginal cost of providing the services is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial computing.

Distributed computing concepts that leverage federated resource access are popular within the grid community, but have not seen previously desired deployed levels so far. Also, many of the scientific datacenters have not adopted virtualization or cloud concepts yet.

This workshop aims to bring together industrial providers with the scientific community in order to foster discussion, collaboration and mutual exchange of knowledge and experience.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections.
Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations. It concludes with a 30 min panel discussion by presenters.

TOPICS

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

- Virtualization in cloud, cluster and grid HPC environments
- VM cloud, cluster load distribution algorithms
- Cloud, cluster and grid filesystems
- QoS and and service level guarantees
- Cloud programming models, APIs and databases
- Software as a service (SaaS)
- Cloud provisioning
- Virtualized I/O
- VMMs and storage virtualization
- MPI, PVM on virtual machines
- High-performance network virtualization
- High-speed interconnects
- Hypervisor extensions
- Tools for cluster and grid computing
- Xen/other VMM cloud/cluster/grid tools
- Raw device access from VMs
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
- Cloud load balancing
- VMs – power efficiency
- Network architectures for VM-based environments
- VMMs/Hypervisors
- Hardware support for virtualization
- Fault tolerant VM environments
- Workload characterizations for VM-based environments
- Bottleneck management
- Metering
- VM-based cloud performance modeling
- Cloud security, access control and data integrity
- Performance management and tuning hosts and guest VMs
- VMM performance tuning on various load types
- Research and education use cases
- Cloud use cases
- Management of VM environments and clouds
- Deployment of VM-based environments

PAPER SUBMISSION

Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series – the format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial submissions are in PDF, accepted papers will be requested to provided source files.

Format Guidelines: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Submission Link: http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=8553

IMPORTANT DATES

April 4 – Abstract submission due (extended) May 19 – Full paper submission (extended) July 14 – Acceptance notification August 3 – Camera-ready version due August 31 – September 3 – conference

CHAIR

Michael Alexander (chair), scaledinfra technologies GmbH, Austria Gianluigi Zanetti (co-chair), CRS4, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Padmashree Apparao, Intel Corp., USA
Volker Buege, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy Werner Fischer, Thomas Krenn AG, Germany William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA. Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany Derek Groen, UVA, The Netherlands Marcus Hardt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland Shantenu Jha, Louisiana State University, USA Xuxian Jiang, NC State, USA Kenji Kaneda, Google, Japan Yves Kemp, DESY Hamburg, Germany Ignacio Llorente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France Anastassios Nano, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Oliver Oberst, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Jose Renato Santos, HP Labs, USA Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA Yoshio Turner, HP Labs, USA Kurt Tuschku, University of Vienna, Austria Lizhe Wang, Indiana University, USA Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan

DURATION: Workshop Duration is one day.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The workshop will be held as part of Euro-Par 2010, Island of Ischia-Naples, Italy.
Euro-Par 2010: http://www.europar2010.org/


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