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2009 Call for Submissions (PDF PDF logo): Submissions (Papers, Tutorials, Technical Presentations, Technical Briefs, and Posters) and Student Submissions (Papers and Posters)

The Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is hosting the 10th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing. This year's conference examines how future large-scale system design will address the balance between inter- and intra-node parallelism and how applications will effectively harness these systems. This tension is clearly evident between the two most powerful systems in the world and is being strongly driven by power consumption and the re-examination of chip design in the wake of stalled clock frequencies. It will explore how the deep hierarchy of cores, processors, accelerators, cache, memory, interconnect, and I/O will create exciting opportunities for new algorithms that exploit the architectural hierarchy to increase scalability, efficiency, and accessible simulation sizes. Scaling applications to O(10 6) cores, coupling multiphysics and multiscale applications, numerical convergence and stability, analysis and visualization, and hybrid programming models are only a few examples of the challenges and opportunities that will require the combined attention of multidisciplinary development teams.

This conference is the premier international forum to share management, administration, and scientific computing expertise and experiences on clusters at all scales. This four-day event, including the conference and tutorials, will feature a broad range of presentations and papers from HPC and large-scale cluster computing professionals in industry, academia, and government. Speakers will address efforts to integrate and develop science and engineering applications for clusters that achieve maximum performance and scalability.

The technical program will include both peer-reviewed papers and discipline- and industry-specific sessions offering researchers and industry leaders the opportunity to share their experiences with applications, tools, user environments, and administration of clusters. It will feature experts discussing the state of the art in various aspects of clustered computing including developing the hardware, software environments, and applications to reach petascale with a focus on the near-term activities taking this community along that path. Vendor participants will highlight their contributions to the rapidly expanding field of clustered computing.

The conference program committee is soliciting novel papers, insightful technical presentations, and practical tutorials on a broad range of topics related to systems integration, operation and support, end user applications, tools, education, and experiences. Sessions are divided into “Introductory”, “Intermediate”, and “Advanced” content to cater to the breadth of experience of attendees and encourages submissions in all three areas. Educators are encouraged to submit papers detailing unique course-level and programmatic-level teaching efforts that they have instituted around growing needs for clustered computing competent graduates.

Proposed papers will be selected on the basis of an extended abstract of 5 to 8 pages. Exceptional papers presented by a student and with a student lead author will be considered for best paper and travel awards. Tutorials can come from a variety of areas but should provide practical information and/or training for the cluster community. Those interested in submitting tutorials for consideration should submit a 5- to 6-page abstract. Those interested in technical presentations for consideration should submit a 2- to 3-page abstract.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Key Dates and Information


SUBMISSIONS

TYPE DEADLINES SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS REQUIRED ACCOMPANYING INFORMATION
PAPERS      
Submission:
Extended:
october 27, 2008
You are invited to submit novel papers for consideration by the Program Committee. It is expected that papers will fall into one of two paper tracks: Applications and Tools, and Systems. Proposed papers will be selected on the basis of an extended abstract of 5 to 8 pages. Paper abstract submissions must include the Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a paper, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
  • Title
  • Track (indicate one):
       (Applications or Systems)
  • Author(s) & Institution(s)
  • Presenter's name
  • Presenter's email
  • Presenter's phone
  • Accepted papers will be presented at the conference. If accepted, your paper will be published and distributed to conference attendees in CD-ROM format.
    Notification:
    december 8 , 2008
    Final Materials:
    january 12, 2009
    TUTORIALS      
    Submission:
    december 1, 2008 You are invited to submit tutorial proposals for consideration by the Program Committee. Tutorials can come from a variety of areas but should provide practical information and/or training for the HPC cluster and the MPP community. Those interested in submitting tutorials for consideration should prepare a 2- to 3-page description. Tutorial proposals must include the Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a tutorial, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
  • Title
  • A brief description of the tutorial
  • An outline of the topics to be covered
  • Duration (indicate one):
       Half-day or full-day
  • For each author provide:
    • Name
    • Institution
    • email
    • phone
    • short CV
    Tutorials will be presented in half-day and full-day sessions on the day preceding the technical program of the conference. If accepted, your tutorial materials will be made available to attendees in a printed format.
    Notification:
    january 12, 2009
    Final Materials:
    TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS    
    Submission:
    december 1, 2008 You are invited to submit abstracts proposing interesting technical presentations for consideration by the Program Committee. Technical presentations can come from a variety of areas and will be grouped by similar subject matter in the conference program. Those interested in submitting technical presentations for consideration should prepare a 1- to 3-page abstract. Technical presentation abstract submissions must include the Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a presentation, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
  • Title
  • Author(s) & Institution(s)
  • Presenter's name
  • Presenter's email
  • Presenter's phone
  • Technical presentations will be presented at the conference. If accepted, your presentation will be made available via the conference Web site subsequent to the conference. Exceptions to this will be made in the case of presentations from industry containing sensitive information.
    Notification:
    january 12, 2009
    Final Materials:
    february 16, 2009
    TECHNICAL BRIEFS    
    Submission:
    january 16, 2009 You are invited to submit a technical brief related to high-performance clustered computing management, integration, or application to solve real-world problems. Proposed technical briefs will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of a brief description (100 to 300 words) of the work. The 10-15 minute technical presentations will permit conference attendees to be exposed to a wide range of topics. Thus, the technical briefs are an excellent opportunity to convey emerging ideas and new results not sufficiently developed or best suited for a full technical publication. (Note: The full technical paper deadline has passed.)
    Technical briefs must include the Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a brief, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
    • Title
    • Author(s) & Institution(s)
    • Presenter's name
    • Presenter's email
    • Presenter's phone
    • 2-3 sentences on the presenter's background that can be used by the Session Chair to introduce the presenter
    Technical briefs will be presented at the conference. If accepted, your presentation will be made available via the conference Web site subsequent to the conference. Exceptions to this will be made in the case of presentations from industry containing sensitive information.
    Notification:
    february 9, 2009
    POSTERS Update (2/10/09): Posters will be presented on 4' x 8' boards.
    Submission:
    Extended:
    February 2, 2009
    You are invited to submit posters displaying advanced research or production environment implementations related to high-performance clustered computing. Proposed posters will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of a brief description (100 to 300 words) of the work. A dedicated, scheduled Poster interaction will allow conference attendees to discuss the technical poster displays with presenters in a casual setting. Thus, posters are an excellent opportunity to convey emerging ideas and new results not sufficiently developed for a full technical publication. Also, of very high interest are technical posters focused on production environment implementations which may be too sensitive for a detailed technical paper.

    Suggested topics of potential interest include but are not limited to:
    • Reliability metrics and measurement techniques
    • New innovations in cluster architectures
    • Parallel and distributed algorithms
    • Performance evaluation, modeling, and workload characterization
    • Software development environments and tools
    • Heterogeneous cluster capabilities and management aspects
    • Scalable visualization and digital processing/rendering via high-performance clusters
    Poster proposals must include the Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a poster, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
    • Title
    • Author(s) & Institution(s)
    • Presenter's name
    • Presenter's email
    • Presenter's phone
    Notification:
    Extended:
    February 6, 2009



    STUDENT SUBMISSIONS

    The conference program committee invites students to submit papers and posters. Papers will be reviewed by the conference peer-reviewing team. The following cash prizes will be awarded: Papers: $1000, $250, and $100 and Posters: $400, $200, and $50, for first, second and third places, respectively.

    Students submitting papers must be the first author on the paper and must be willing to attend the conference and present their winning paper. Students submitting posters must be the author and be willing to present their poster at the conference. Topics of interest are listed above, but students are not limited to them.

    TYPE DEADLINES SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS REQUIRED ACCOMPANYING INFORMATION
    PAPERS (STUDENTS)    
    Submission:
    EXTENDED:
    october 27, 2008
    You are invited to submit novel papers for consideration by the Program Committee. It is expected that papers will fall into one of two paper tracks: Applications and Tools, and Systems. Proposed papers will be selected on the basis of an extended abstract of 5 to 8 pages. Paper abstract submissions must include the listed Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a paper, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
  • Indicate "Student    Submission" on top of    first page
  • Title
  • Track (indicate one):
       (Applications or Systems)
  • Author(s) & Institution(s)
  • Presenter's name
  • Presenter's email
  • Presenter's phone
  • Accepted papers will be presented at the conference. If accepted, your paper will be published and distributed to conference attendees in CD-ROM format.
    Notification:
    december 8 , 2008
    Final Materials:
    january 12, 2009
           
    POSTERS (STUDENTS) Update (2/10/09): Posters will be presented on 4' x 8' boards.
    Submission:
    Extended:
    February 2, 2009
    You are invited to submit posters displaying advanced research or production environment implementations related to high-performance clustered computing. Proposed posters will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of a brief description (100 to 300 words) of the work. A dedicated, scheduled Poster interaction will allow conference attendees to discuss the technical poster displays with presenters in a casual setting. Thus, posters are an excellent opportunity to convey emerging ideas and new results not sufficiently developed for a full technical publication. Also, of very high interest are technical posters focused on production environment implementations which may be too sensitive for a detailed technical paper.

    Suggested topics of potential interest include but are not limited to:
    • Reliability metrics and measurement techniques
    • New innovations in cluster architectures
    • Parallel and distributed algorithms
    • Performance evaluation, modeling, and workload characterization
    • Software development environments and tools
    • Heterogeneous cluster capabilities and management aspects
    • Scalable visualization and digital processing/rendering via high-performance clusters
    Poster proposals must include the Required Accompanying Information. Submissions are being handled by the EDAS system. To submit a poster, please go to the EDAS Login for LCI 2009 page and follow the instructions.
    • Title
    • Author(s) & Institution(s)
    • Presenter's name
    • Presenter's email
    • Presenter's phone
    • Indicate ‘Student Submission’
    Notification:
    Extended:
    February 6, 2009