[HPDC-announce] CFP: DIDC 2014 (held in conjunction with HPDC 2014): The 6th International Workshop on Data-intensive Distributed Computing

Mehmet Balman mbalman at lbl.gov
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CFP: DIDC 2014 (held in conjunction with HPDC 2014): The 6th
International Workshop on Data-intensive Distributed Computing

When:     Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014
Where:    Vancouver, Canada

Important Dates:
    Abstract Submission:             March 01 2014
    Paper Submission due:             March 07 2014
    Notification of Acceptance:         April 04 2014
    Final Papers:                     April 11 2014

Link: http://www.fatih.edu.tr/~esma.yildirim/DIDC2014-workshop/home.html

Call For Papers:

The Sixth International Workshop on Data Intensive Distributed
Computing (DIDC 2014) will be held in conjunction with the 23rd
International ACM Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
(HPDC 2014), in Vancouver, Canada in June 23-27, 2014.


The data needs of scientific as well as commercial applications from a
diverse range of fields have been increasing exponentially over the
recent years. This increase in the demand for large-scale data
processing has necessitated collaboration and sharing of data
collections among the world's leading education, research, and
industrial institutions and use of distributed resources owned by
collaborating parties. In a widely distributed environment, data is
often not locally accessible and has thus to be remotely retrieved and
stored. While traditional distributed systems work well for
computation that requires limited data handling, they may fail in
unexpected ways when the computation accesses, creates, and moves
large amounts of data especially over wide-area networks. Further,
data accessed and created is often poorly described, lacking both
metadata and provenance. Scientists, researchers, and application
developers are often forced to solve basic data-handling issues, such
as physically locating data, how to access it, and/or how to move it
to visualization and/or compute resources for further analysis.

This workshop will focus on the challenges imposed by data-intensive
applications on distributed systems, and on the different
state-of-the-art solutions proposed to overcome these challenges. It
will bring together the collaborative and distributed computing
community and the data management community in an effort to generate
productive conversations on the planning, management, and scheduling
of data handling tasks and data storage resources.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Data-intensive applications and their challenges
    Data clouds, data grids, and data centers
    New architectures for data-intenstive computing
    Data virtualization, interoperability, and federation
    Data-aware toolkits and middleware
    Dynamic data-driven science
    Data collection, provenance, and metadata
    Network support for data-intensive computing
    Remote and distributed visualization of large scale data
    Data archives, digital libraries, and preservation
    Service oriented architectures for data-intensive computing
    Data privacy and protection in a collaborative environment
    Peer-to-peer data movement and data streaming
    Scientific breakthrough enabled by DIDC
    Future research challenges in data-intensive computing

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission:         March 01 2014
Paper Submission due:         March 07 2014
Notification of Acceptance:     April 04 2014
Final Papers:                 April 11 2014

Submission Guidelines:

DIDC 2014 invites authors to submit original and unpublished technical
papers of at most 10 pages. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and
judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance,
quality of presentation, and relevance to the workshop topics of
interest. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under
consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor may
they be under review or submitted to another forum during the DIDC
2014 review process. Proceedings will be published by ACM, and will be
available through the ACM Digital Library.

Papers should be prepared in ACM SIG Proceedings format at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates and
submitted electronically (as a PDF file) via this web site:

Workshop Organizers:

    Esma Yildirim, Fatih University, Turkey
    Mehmet Balman, VMware Inc. & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Steering Committee:

    Tevfik Kosar, University at Buffalo
    Ian Foster,     University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
    Malcolm Atkinson,    e-Science Institute
    Joel Saltz,     SUNY StonyBrook University

Program Committee:

    Gagan Agrawal, Ohio State University
    Roger Barga, Microsoft Research
    Umit Catalyurek,     Ohio State University
    Abhishek Chandra,     University of Minnesota
    Murat Demirbas,     University at Buffalo
    Dan Katz,     University of Chicago
    Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Shawn McKee,     University of Michigan
    Reagan Moore,     University of North Carolina
    Ruth Pordes,     Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Ioan Raicu    , Illinois Institute of Technology
    Brian Tierney,     Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Ismail Ari, Ozyegin University, Turkey
    Manish Parashar,     Rutgers University
    Florian Schintke, Zuse Institute, Germany
    Sudharshan Vazhkudai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Chen Wu, University of Western Australia
    Venkatram Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory
    Weikuan Yu, Auburn University
    Surendra Byna,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Rean Griffith,  VMware Inc.

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