[CCGrid-announce] Call for Participation: IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014 in Chicago May 26-29 -- Early Bird Registration due April 15th

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.iit.edu
Wed Mar 26 09:06:08 CDT 2014

------------------------- Call for Participation -------------------------

-------------------------- IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014 --------------------------

14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing

May 26-29, 2014

Chicago, IL, USA


Upcoming Important Dates:

Early Bird Registration: April 15

Registration: May 5

Room Reservation: May 5

Workshops: May 26

Conference: May 27-29

Tutorial: May 29

A Message from the CCGrid 2014 General Chairs:

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 14th IEEE/ACM 
International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 
2014) and to the great global city of Chicago. CCGrid is a forum for all 
distributed computing technologies and for all technology stakeholders. 
The inaugural CCGrid conference was held in Brisbane, Australia, in 
2001. Three years later, in 2004, it was held in Chicago. Ten years have 
passed since then. In 2004, Chicago was a leader in Grid computing. 
Today, it is a center of Cloud technology innovations. CCGrid 2014 is 
just like the city of Chicago, having naturally blended and mixed with 
the historical glories and modern stallers into its unique identity. 
Come and join us to meet preeminent computer scientists, leading 
creators of Grid and Cluster technologies, and new shining stars, the 
significant contributors of today's Cloud and big data management 
advances. We promise you a memorable experience unequaled at other 

Late May is the perfect time to visit Chicago. Flowers are booming, 
fountains are sprinkling, and sail boats are in the bay; but most of the 
summer tours are not in yet. The conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency 
Chicago, is in an ideal location. It is one block off The Magnificent 
Mile and near Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River. 
Even you do not do shopping, simply walking along Michigan Ave or the 
Chicago River, in the day time or in the evening, is a pleasure. Plus 
the special hotel rate for CCGrid attendees is very attractive. The 
conference banquet will be held on a lake cruise in the evening of 
Wednesday. That night Chicago will have a half hour long firework show 
on the lake. Of course, the most exciting part is the outstanding 
programs offered by CCGrid 2014. From Keynotes to Technical Papers, 
CCGrid14 has its first class programs in all categories. We heartily 
appreciate the committee members and volunteers who have put the 
wonderful programs together.

CCGrid 2014 features keynote talks, tutorials, workshops, poster 
sessions and demos, competition, student travel awards, panel, as well 
technical papers,. We are pleased to have This year the prestigious IEEE 
Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing award winner, Professor Yves 
Robert at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, is also a keynote speaker of 
CCGrid 2014. Prof Robert is authority in algorithm design and analysis.

CCGrid 2014 received 302 paper submissions from 40 countries. After 
administrative filtering, 283 papers received full reviews. In total, 
1089 reviews were conducted and 54 papers were accepted, with an 
acceptance rate of 19% (54/283). There are eight workshops on Monday, 
May 26, 2014, and five concurrent tutorials in the afternoon of 
Thursday, May 29. Eight posters and two demos are selected for the 
poster session in the evening of Tuesday, May 27, and ten papers are 
accepted for the Doctoral Symposium program on Wednesday, May 28. The 
IEEE SCALE Dr. Farnam Jahanian, the National Science Foundation 
Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and 
Engineering (CISE), to deliver the opening keynote. The keynote speaker 
of the second day, Prof. Ion Stoica, is a professor of Computer Science 
at University of California at Berkeley, and is known by his current 
research projects, Mesos and Spark. SCALE Challenge competition will be 
held live, with finalists judged by their demonstrations on Tuesday and 
the winner announced on Thursday. CCGrid 2014 has received generous 
sponsorship from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the IEEE 
Technical Committee on Scalable Computing to assist 17 students to 
attend this conference. A greeting and round-table session are also 
arranged for the student awardees.

The success of CCGrid 2014 is due to the dedicated efforts and high 
standards of numerous international volunteers. Our long thank you list 
starts with the two excellent Program Chairs: Kirk W. Cameron and 
Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, and the Program Committee. Special thanks to 
the Program Committee Area Chairs who braved the coldest Chicago day in 
decades to run the program committee meeting on January 27, 2014. We 
thank Workshops Co-Chairs Zhiling Lan and Matei Ripeanu, the chairs and 
PC committees of the various workshops, and our Publicity Chairs for 
getting the word out about the conference. We thank Tutorials Co-Chairs 
Kate Keahey and Radu Prodan, Poster and Research Demo Co-Chairs Borja 
Sotomayor and Hui Jin, Doctoral Symposium Chair Judy Qiu, the Student 
Awards Chair Yong Chen, and the SCALE Challenge Coordinator Douglas 
Thain. The Cyber Co-chairs, Ge Rong and Wei Tang, did a wonderful job 
with the conference website. Dr. Pavan Balaji, the Proceedings Chair, 
ensured the publication of the conference proceedings. We are especially 
grateful to the Local Organizing Chairs, Ioan Raicu and Kyle Chard, who 
did a tremendous job on innumerable tasks, from identifying the hotel to 
negotiating the price of the banquet. Thanks are also due to our 
sponsors, namely, IEEE, ACM, TCSC, and the organizational supporters at 
Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago. 
Ultimately, however, the success of the conference will be judged by the 
attendees' experience. We hope that the conference will provide you with 
a valuable opportunity to share ideas, communicate, learn, and network.

We wish everyone a successful, stimulating, and rewarding meeting and 
look forward to seeing you again at future CCGrid conferences.

Ian Foster (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)

Xian-He Sun (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Ioan Raicu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Guest Research Faculty, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Data-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory, CS/IIT
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