Cluster 2004: 2nd Call for Papers
Wednesday February 04 2004 @ 11:52AM EST

Cluster 2004 The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing September 20-23, 2004 Omni Hotel, San Diego, California, USA


In less than a decade, commodity clusters have become mainstream and cost-effective computing platforms for executing a wide range of computation-, data-, and transaction-oriented parallel applications. In spite of countless deployed platforms and resounding application successes, many research and development challenges remain for achieving higher performance, scalability, and usability. The IEEE TFCC Cluster 2004 conference, to be held in beautiful San Diego, provides an open forum for researchers, practitioners, and users to present and discuss issues, directions, and results that will shape the future of cluster computing.

SCOPE -----

Cluster 2004 welcomes paper and poster submissions from engineers and scientists in academia and industry describing original research work in all areas of cluster computing. In addition, Cluster 2004 will welcome proposals for tutorials and workshops to be held concurrently with the conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Cluster Middleware: - Single-System Image Services - Software Environments and Tools - Standard Software for Clusters - I/O Libraries, File Systems, and Distributed RAID

Cluster Networking: - High-Speed System Interconnects - Lightweight Communication Protocols - Fast Message Passing Libraries

Cluster Management and Maintenance: - Cluster Security and Reliability - Tools for Managing Clusters - Cluster Job and Resource Management - High-Availability Cluster Solutions

Applications: - Scientific and E-Commerce Apps - Data Distribution and Load Balancing - Scheduling and Parallel Algorithms - Innovative Cluster Applications - Tools and Environments

Performance Analysis and Evaluation: - Benchmarking and Profiling Tools - Performance Prediction and Modeling - Analysis and Visualization

Grid Computing and Clusters: - Grid / Clusters Integration - Network-Based Distributed Computing - Mobile Agents and Java for Clusters/Grids

TECHNICAL PAPERS ----------------

Paper Format: Not to exceed 25 double-spaced, numbered pages (including title, author affiliations, abstract, keywords, figures, tables and bibliographical references) using 12 point font on 8.5x11-inch pages with 1-inch margins all around.

Submission: An on-line submission page will be activated on the conference web site two weeks before the submission deadline. Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE ---------------------

Authors of the best papers from the conference will be invited to submit an expanded version of their papers for possible publication in a special issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), which will appear in 2005.

IMPORTANT DATES ---------------

- Workshop Proposals Due March 6, 2004 - Paper Submissions Due April 16, 2004 - Tutorial Proposals Due May 14, 2004 - Paper Acceptance Notification June 1, 2004 - Exhibition Proposal Due June 18, 2004 - Final Paper Manuscripts Due July 2, 2004

- Pre-Conference Tutorials September 20, 2004 - Conference September 21-22-23, 2004

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE --------------------

* General Co-Chairs: - Henri Casanova, University of California, San Diego, USA - Daniel S. Katz, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA

* General Vice Chair: - Bernard Tourancheau, Sun Microsystems, France

* Program Chair: - Philip Papadopoulos, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA * Deputy Program Chair: - Rémy Evard, Argonne National Laboratory, USA * Program Vice Chairs - Middleware: Carl Kesselman, Information Sciences Institute & University of Southern California, USA - Hardware: Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan - Applications: David Walker, Cardiff University, UK

* Tutorials Chair: - Jennifer M. Schopf, Argonne National Laboratory, USA * Workshops Chair: - Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia * Exhibits/Sponsors Co-Chairs: - Jim Ang Sandia National Laboratories, USA * Posters Chair: - Richard Barrett, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

* Publications Chair: - Joseph C. Jacob, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA * Publicity Chair: - Bertil Schmidt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore * Finance/Registration Chair: - Vana Kalogeraki, University of California, Riverside, USA * Local Arrangements: - Chair Greg Bruno, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

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