[MTC-announce] CFP: 7th IEEE Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers (MTAGS) 2014 @ IEEE/ACM SC14

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.iit.edu
Wed Jun 18 10:05:42 CDT 2014

Call for Papers

The 7th Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers (MTAGS) 2014
November 16th, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Co-located with with IEEE/ACM International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14)

The 7th 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 2014 Conference in New Orleans on November 17th, 2014. For more information, please see http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/MTAGS14/.

For more information on past workshops, see http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/MTAGS/. We also ran a Special Issue on Many-Task Computing in the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) which appeared in June 2011; the proceedings can be found online at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/abs/trans/td/2011/06/ttd201106toc.htm. 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:
* Compute Resource Management
   * Scheduling
   * Job execution frameworks
   * Local resource manager extensions
   * Performance evaluation of resource managers in use on large scale systems
   * Dynamic resource provisioning
   * Techniques to manage many-core resources and/or GPUs
   * Challenges and opportunities in running many-task workloads on HPC systems
   * Challenges and opportunities in running many-task workloads on Cloud Computing infrastructure
* Storage architectures and implementations
   * Distributed file systems
   * Parallel file systems
   * Distributed meta-data management
   * Content distribution systems for large data
   * Data caching frameworks and techniques
   * Data management within and across data centers
   * Data-aware scheduling
   * Data-intensive computing applications
   * Eventual-consistency storage usage and management
* Programming models and tools
   * Map-reduce and its generalizations
   * Many-task computing middleware and applications
   * Parallel programming frameworks
   * Ensemble MPI techniques and frameworks
   * Service-oriented science applications
* Large-Scale Workflow Systems
   * Workflow system performance and scalability analysis
   * Scalability of workflow systems
   * Workflow infrastructure and e-Science middleware
   * Programming Paradigms and Models
* Large-Scale Many-Task Applications
   * High-throughput computing (HTC) applications
   * Data-intensive applications
   * Quasi-supercomputing applications, deployments, and experiences
   * Performance Evaluation
* Performance evaluation
   * Real systems
   * Simulations
   * Reliability of large systems

Paper Submission and Publication
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 IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines; document templates can be found at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. The final 6 page papers in PDF format must be submitted online at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MTAGS2014/ before the deadline of August 25th, 2014 at 11:59PM PST (note that an abstract must be submitted 1 week prior to the deadline, on August 18th, 2014). 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 September 22nd, 2014. Selected excellent work may be eligible for additional post-conference publication as journal articles. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. For more information, please see http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/MTAGS14/.

Important Dates
*	Abstract Due:			August 18th, 2014
*	Papers Due:			August 25th, 2014
*	Notification of Acceptance:	September 22nd, 2014
*	Camera Ready Papers Due:	October  6th, 2014
*	Workshop Date:			November 16th, 2014

Committee Members
Workshop Chairs
*	Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology & Argonne National Laboratory
*	Justin Wozniak, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
*	Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
*	Yong Zhao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Steering Committee
*	David Abramson, Monash University, Australia
*	Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
*	Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
*	Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
*	Marc Snir, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
*	Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
*	Weimin Zheng, Tsinghua University, China

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
Distributed Systems Laboratory, MCS/ANL
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