The Linux Clusters: the HPC Revolution 2003 Conference and the ClusterWorld
Conference and Expo (CWCE) have merged to become CWCE, the premier
international conference concerning clusters of all types. CWCE will
be a 4-day event including conference, expo, and tutorials. This world-class
event is focused on the application and management of clustered systems
in large-scale computing environments.
For 4 days, users, researchers,
vendors, executives, and developers, of large-scale
clusters will gather in San Jose, California, to
see the most- recent technology offerings and learn
about the latest developments and current research
while also helping others by sharing knowledge and
The CWCE technical conference,
organized in partnership with the Linux Clusters
Institute (LCI), will feature quality presentations
from speakers involved in high-performance large-scale
and cluster computing from industry, academia, and
government organizations. The technical papers will
cover a broad range of topics. These speakers will
address efforts to integrate and develop science
and engineering applications for large-scale clusters,
in order to achieve maximum performance and scalability.
This year, the conference is being expanded to include
a full day of tutorials: "Applications Tuning
in a Nutshell" and "Systems in a Nutshell" offered
by LCI instructors.
The technical conference program
committee is soliciting novel papers on a broad range
of topics related to end user applications, development
of tools, systems integration, operation and support,
and experiences in use and administration. Proposed
papers will be selected on the basis of a 5- to 8-page
Industry-specific tracks will
provide users and companies an opportunity to present
their experiences with applications, tools, use,
and administration of large-scale clusters. The anticipated
industrial tracks include petroleum and geophysics,
bioinformatics, rendering for content creation, aerospace
and automotive, and finance. Parties interested in
participating in the industrial tracks, involving
a presentation only, should submit a one-page abstract
outlining their experiences.
Topics of interest include (but
are not limited to) the following:
- Cluster computing in Business, Industry, or Academia
- Experiences in Development of Highly Parallel Applications
- Porting Experiences
- Performance Evaluation, Analysis, and Optimization
- High-Performance Applications and Libraries
- Performance Tools, Debuggers, and Environments
- Clusters in Education
- Experiences in Operating Clusters for Production
- Clusters in Data Centers
- New Experimental and Commercial Clusters
- Clusters in Heterogeneous HPC Environments
- System Management and Administration
- Resource Management
- Tools for Building and Administering Clusters
- Scheduling and Load Balancing
- Parallel I/O, File Systems, and Storage
- Networks, Interconnects, and Protocols
- Meta- and Grid-Computing
- Middleware for Clusters
- February 24, 2003: Extended abstract submission
- March 15, 2003: Authors notification
- May 2, 2003: Final paper submission deadline
- May 23. 2003: Early registration deadline
You are invited to submit an extended abstract of
5 to 8 pages. Companies interested in participating
in the industrial track should submit a one page abstract.
These papers will be presented in 30-45 minute talks
at the conference. Final papers and agreements are
due to the committee on May 2, 2003.
Instructions for Paper Submission
Your paper will be published and distributed to conference attendees
in CD-ROM format. In order to publish your paper with the conference
proceedings, we ask that you read and sign the publishing agreement with
your electronic submission.
Instructions for Preparing Papers for Conference Proceedings
Note: Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your
paper being returned and cause a delay in publication.
The following instructions will help authors prepare their manuscripts.
Please read them carefully before you start. If software you use to compose
your paper is not capable of producing type sizes that exactly match
those in the specifications, try to obtain as close a match as possible.
Use the sample paper as a guideline.
Main Text Layout
Set the main text in 10 point Times Roman or Times New Roman (normal),
(no boldface), using single line spacing. All text should be in a single
column and justified.
Style (see sample
paper for reference)
Opening Style (First Page)
This includes the title of the paper, the author names, organization
and country, the abstract, and the first part of the paper.
- Start the title 35mm down from
the top margin in Times Roman font, 16 point bold,
range left. Capitalize only the first letter of
the first word and proper nouns.
- On a new line, type the authors'
names, organizations, and country only (not the
full postal address, although you may add the name
of your department), in Times Roman, 11 point italic,
- Start the abstract with the
heading two lines below the last line of the address.
Set the abstract in Times Roman, 12 point bold.
- Leave one line, then type the
abstract in Times Roman 10 point, justified with
single line spacing.
For the second and subsequent pages, use the full 190 x 115mm area and
type in one column beginning at the upper right of each page, inserting
tables and figures as required.
Although somewhat flexible, we would like to get papers from 8 to 25 pages
Submitting Your Paper and Author Bio
Ultimately, papers will be published as PDF files on a CD. To facilitate
this, we require that your paper be submitted as a PDF (strongly preferred),
a PostScript or a Microsoft Word file. Send it electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot submit it electronically, please send a disk containing all
the files required to reproduce your paper and state which operating system
and software you used. We prefer Windows-compatible disks, but we will
accept Macintosh disks. Additionally, please include an author biography
as a text file. If you have any further questions please contact Robert