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Illinois Institute of Technology
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6th Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers (MTAGS) 2013

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



The 6th workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers (MTAGS) will provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for presenting new research, development, and deployment efforts of large-scale many-task computing (MTC) applications on large scale clusters, Grids, Supercomputers, and Cloud Computing infrastructure. MTC, the theme of the workshop encompasses loosely coupled applications, which are generally composed of many tasks (both independent and dependent tasks) to achieve some larger application goal.  This workshop will cover challenges that can hamper efficiency and utilization in running applications on large-scale systems, such as local resource manager scalability and granularity, efficient utilization of raw hardware, parallel file system contention and scalability, data management, I/O management, reliability at scale, and application scalability. We welcome paper submissions on all theoretical, simulations, and systems topics related to MTC, but we give special consideration to papers addressing petascale to exascale challenges. Papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as part of the ACM digital library (pending approval). The workshop will be co-located with the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2013 Conference in Denver Colorado on November 17th, 2013.

For more information, please see For more information on past workshops, please see MTAGS12, MTAGS11, MTAGS10, MTAGS09, and MTAGS08. We also ran a Special Issue on Many-Task Computing in the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) which has appeared in June 2011; the proceedings can be found online at We, the workshop organizers, also published a highly relevant paper that defines Many-Task Computing which was published in MTAGS08, titled “Many-Task Computing for Grids and Supercomputers”; we encourage potential authors to read this paper, and to clearly articulate in your paper submissions how your papers are related to Many-Task Computing. 


We invite the submission of original work that is related to the topics below. The papers should be 6 pages, including all figures and references. We aim to cover topics related to Many-Task Computing on each of the three major distributed systems paradigms, Cloud Computing, Grid Computing and Supercomputing. Topics of interest include:

Important Dates

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 6 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 6 page papers in PDF format must be submitted online at before the deadline of September 15th, 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, 2013. Selected excellent work may be eligible for additional post-conference publication as journal articles; we will be running a journal special issue in the IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing (see Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. For more information, please see   


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