================================================================= CALL FOR PAPERS
10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '15) held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2015, August 24-28, Vienna, Austria (Springer LNCS) ================================================================= Date: August 25, 2015 Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org Paper Submission Deadline: May 22, 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource management in modern data centers, cloud environments, and increasingly in HPC as well. Providers need to dynamically manage complex infrastructures in a seamless fashion for varying workloads and hosted applications, independently of the customers deploying software or users submitting highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads. Thanks to virtualization, we have the ability to manage vast computing and networking resources dynamically and close to the marginal cost of providing the services, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial computing. Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in different ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple under-utilized servers with heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to live-migrate a fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short downtime, enables novel and dynamic ways to manage physical servers; OS-level virtualization, with its capability to isolate multiple user-space environments and to allow for their co-existence within the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of the advantages of machine virtualization with high levels of responsiveness and performance; I/O Virtualization allows physical network adapters to take traffic from multiple VMs; network virtualization, with its capability to create logical network overlays that are independent of the underlying physical topology and IP addressing, provides the fundamental ground on top of which evolved network services can be realized with an unprecedented level of dynamicity and flexibility; These technologies have to be inter-mixed and integrated in an intelligent way, to support workloads that are increasingly demanding in terms of absolute performance, responsiveness and interactivity, and have to respect well-specified Service- Level Agreements (SLAs), as needed for industrial-grade provided services. Indeed, among emerging and increasingly interesting application domains for virtualization, we can find big-data application workloads in cloud infrastructures, interactive and real-time multimedia services in the cloud, including real-time big-data streaming platforms such as used in real-time analytics supporting nowadays a plethora of application domains. Distributed cloud infrastructures promise to offer unprecedented responsiveness levels for hosted applications, but that is only possible if the underlying virtualization technologies can overcome most of the latency impairments typical of current virtualized infrastructures (e.g., far worse tail-latency). The Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC) aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the challenges posed by virtualization in order to foster discussion, collaboration, mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, enabling research to ultimately provide novel solutions for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow. The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections, and lightning talks, limited to 5 minutes. Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations. TOPICS Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, cloud HPC and grids - Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms, hypervisors and OS-level virtualization - Hypervisor and network virtualization QoS and SLAs - Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV - Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments - Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud workloads - Programming models for virtualized environments - Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, high-availability and security - Heterogeneous virtualized environments, virtualized accelerators, GPUs and co-processors - Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud and for HPC in the cloud - Topology management and optimization for distributed virtualized applications - Cluster provisioning in the cloud and cloud bursting - Adaptation of emerging HPC technologies (high performance networks, RDMA, etc..) - I/O and storage virtualization, virtualization aware file systems - Job scheduling/control/policy in virtualized environments - Checkpointing and migration of VM-based large compute jobs - Cloud frameworks and APIs - Energy-efficient / power-aware virtualization Important Dates April 29, 2015 - Abstract registration May 22, 2015 - Full paper submission June 19, 2014 - Acceptance notification October 2, 2014 - Camera-ready version due August 25, 2014 - Workshop Date TPC CHAIR Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece Balazs Gerofi (co-chair), RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Japan PROGRAM COMMITTEE Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece Costas Bekas, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland Jakob Blomer, CERN Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Iftekhar Hussain, Infinera, USA Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA Eiji Kawai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland Kornilios Kourtis, ETH, Switzerland Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Massimo Lamanna, CERN Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Helge Meinhard, CERN Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes France Christine Morin, INRIA, France Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA Seetharami Seelam, IBM Watson Research Center, USA Josh Simons, VMWare, USA Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan PAPER SUBMISSION-PUBLICATION Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series - the format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requested to provide source files. Format Guidelines: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2015ws GENERAL INFORMATION The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2015, 24-28 August, Vienna, Austria _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"