DataSys: Data-Intensive Distributed Systems LaboratoryData-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

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The Fourth International Workshop on Data Intensive Computing in the Clouds (DataCloud) 2013

Co-located with Supercomputing/SC 2013
Denver Colorado -- November 17th, 2013



Applications and experiments in all areas of science are becoming increasingly complex and more demanding in terms of their computational and data requirements. Some applications generate data volumes reaching hundreds of terabytes and even petabytes. Analyzing, visualizing, and disseminating these large data sets has become a major challenge and data intensive computing is now considered as the ''fourth paradigm'' in scientific discovery after theoretical, experimental, and computational science.

As scientific applications become more data intensive, the techology of handling "Big Data" have gathered great importance. This necessity has made that applications have seen an increasing adoption on clouds infrastructures. The computing models,system software, programming models, analysis frameworks, and other clouds sevices need to evolve and accommodate them to face the challenge of big data applications.

DataCloud 2013 will provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing new research, development, and deployment efforts in running data-intensive computing workloads on Cloud Computing infrastructures. The DataCloud 2013 workshop will focus on the use of cloud-based technologies to meet the new data intensive scientific challenges that are not well served by the current supercomputers, grids or compute-intensive clouds. We believe the workshop will be an excellent place to help the community define the current state, determine future goals, and present architectures and services for future clouds supporting data intensive computing. 

For more information about the previous DataCloud workshops, please see:


Important Dates

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 5 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per ACM 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines; document templates can be found at The final 5 page papers in PDF format must be submitted online at before the deadline of September 1st, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. Papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as part of the ACM digital library (pending approval). Notifications of the paper decisions will be sent out by October 13th, 2011. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. For more information, please see   

Journal Special Issue

Selected excellent work may be eligible to submit extended manuscripts to IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing Special Issue on Scientific Cloud Computing.


General Chairs

Steering Committee

Program Committee