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July 2019

 

Event: Call for Papers (Springer Nature Computing Science)

Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2019

Website: https://www.springer.com/computer/journal/42979

Note: See below for detailed information

 

 

Event: Call for Papers (OPTIM'2019 - Int. Workshop on Optimization of Energy Efficient HPC & Distributed Systems)

Date/Time: July 15 – July 19, 2019

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Submission Deadline: March 11th, 2019

Website:http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops/workshop02-optim

Note: See below for detailed information

 

August 2019

 

Event: Call for Papers (Energy Efficient HPC State of the Practice Workshop (EE HPC SOP 2019)

Subject: The 48th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2019)

Date/Time: August 5 – August 8, 2019

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2019

More Information: https://sites.google.com/view/eehpcsop2019/home

Website: https://www.hpcs.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/icpp2019/

Note: See below for detailed information

 

October 2019

 

Event: Call for Papers The Tenth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC’19)

Subject: Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing

Date/Time: October 21-24, 2019, Alexandria

Location: Alexandria, VA, USA

Website: https://www.igscc.org/https://www.igscc.org/

Note: See below for detailed information

 

Event: Call for Papers (GREEN 2019, The Fourth International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies)

Date/Time: October 27, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Location: Nice, France

Website: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2019/GREEN19.html

Note: See below for detailed information

Event Details

 

July 2019

 

Event: Call for Papers (Springer Nature Computing Science)

Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2019

Website: https://www.springer.com/computer/journal/42979

 

Dear Colleague,

 

We are pleased to inform you that we will be publishing a special issue on the "Software Challenges to Exascale  Computing" in the Springer Nature Computer Science journal and would like to invite you to submit  manuscripts to this issue.

 

The manuscripts can be based on any topic related to the area of "Software Challenges to Exascale Computing".

 

Some of the topics of interest are:

  • Tools and techniques for code modernization
  • Generative programming techniques in HPC
  • Supporting software and middleware for HPC environments: e.g., MPI libraries
  • Tools for profiling, debugging, and parallelizing applications
  • Tools and techniques for memory and power optimization
  • Large-scale HPC applications (tuning, optimization, and implementation on HPC resources)
  • HPC Science Gateways, Containerization (HPC in the Cloud)
  • Fault-tolerance
  • File systems and Parallel I/O
  • High-level interfaces, libraries, compilers, and runtime systems for parallel programming
  • Domain-Specific Languages in HPC
  • Best practices for HPC software development
  • Challenges and opportunities related to the workforce development in the area of software engineering for HPC

 

All the submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed for originality, relevance, and potential of impact on the field of software for advanced computing. The manuscripts should be prepared as per the "Instructions for Authors" provided at the following URL: https://www.springer.com/computer/journal/42979

 

The submission system can be accessed from the following URL: https://www.editorialmanager.com/sncs/default.aspx. The authors would need to select the title of the issue at the time of submission and the papers will automatically come to us for evaluation.

 

Timeline for publication:

 

  • Submission system closes: July 1, 2019
  • 1st round review deadline: August 15, 2019
  • Final round review deadline: September 15, 2019
  • Publication deadline: November 1, 2019

 

About Springer Nature Computer Science: Springer and Nature have joined hands to publish this peer-reviewed journal. The journal aims to be a global forum of, for, and by the community and offers rapid peer review under the expert guidance of a global  editorial board. There are no color or page charges for publishing in this journal.

 

 

Event: OPTIM'2019 - Int. Workshop on Optimization of Energy Efficient HPC & Distributed Systems

Date/Time: July 15 – July 19, 2019

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Submission Deadline: March 11th, 2019

Website:http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops/workshop02-optim

 

Scope And Objectives

 

Energy efficiency optimization has gradually become one fundamental constraint and requisite in the design of High Performance Computing

(HPC) and Distributed Systems, comprehending several prominent research domains embracing the processor architectures (homogeneous/heterogeneous many-core GPPs), the processing accelerators and co-processors (e.g., APUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc.), the distributed infrastructures (clusters, grids, data centers, etc.), the distributed platforms (application models, framework runtimes and virtual machines), and the underlying network and communication subsystem. Moreover, even in the embedded domain, saving energy in battery-supplied devices is established as a fundamental issue in mobile, hand-held and wireless applications and in most pervasive systems.

 

Accordingly, due to the often imposed thermal, power and energy constraints, an effective minimization and optimization of the energy

consumption surpasses the obvious economic impact of the energy cost, since it also directly affects other aspects of the overall infrastructure with a significant influence on its viability, including the power supply and its distribution, cooling mechanisms (cost and space overhead) and management techniques, etc.

 

These new challenges require innovative and effective solutions to attain an effective optimization and/or minimization of the power

consumption in HPC and distributed systems, including energy-efficient architectures, scheduling and mapping algorithms, load-balancing and

scalability studies, and communication protocols.

 

The goal of this workshop is to bring together active researchers who are interested in prevailing issues and prominent challenges related to

optimizing computing systems power consumption, energy efficient systems, power-aware distributed systems, and green computing.

 

The OPTIM workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

  • Computer architecture trends for energy efficiency: Heterogeneous parallel processing architectures; ISA diversity and morphable structures; run-time reconfiguration/adaptation and dynamic scalability; CPU accelerator co-design (GPUs, APUs, FPGAs, etc.); approximate computing techniques and architectures.

 

  • Energy/power management and control: Run-time power/energy monitoring and sensing; heat/power/energy models; Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) and power/clock gating strategies; performance vs. power/energy scaling and management.

 

  • Energy-aware large scale distributed systems: energy-efficient grids, clouds and data centers; exascale computing systems; energy-aware virtualization techniques for energy efficiency; energy-aware frameworks; virtual machines and network infrastructure management.

 

  • Energy-aware communication: energy-efficient models, protocols and and network infrastructure management. routing algorithms applied in the physical (PHY), data-link (MAC), network (IP), transport (TCP/UDP) and middleware layers above; energy-efficient cross-layer protocols; energy trade offs between communication and computation; energy-efficient network services and operations.

 

  • Tools and algorithms: Programing languages, compilers and models for energy-aware computing; profiling and simulation tools for heat/power/energy estimation; power- and thermal-aware scheduling, mapping and task/thread migration policies for energy efficiency; energy-aware resource management; operating system support and energy management tools.

 

  • Green Computing: models, methodologies and paradigms; sustainable computing; management and balance between performance, reliability and energy consumption; standardization and benchmarking for energy-aware systems; integration with smart grids. Both theoretical papers and papers describing systems implementations and real-world practical experiences will be welcome.

 

Instructions For Paper Submittal

 

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to optimization issues in energy

efficient high performance and distributed computing systems.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

 

Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Indicate

clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The

full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee.  Short papers (up to 4

pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to HPCS’2019 webpage for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author(s) is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

 

Submit your manuscript to the Workshop submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=optim2019

 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be

selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references.  Submission implies the

willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS’2019 conference to present the paper at the Workshop.

 

Proceedings

 

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted

on the HPCS’2019 web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time

of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

 

Important Dates

 

  • Abstract Submission (EasyChair): March 4, 2019
  • Paper Submissions (EasyChair):   March 11, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification:                April 3, 2019
  • Camera Ready Papers:                April 19, 2019
  • Registration Due:                          April 19, 2019
  • Conference Dates:                       July 15 - 19, 2019

 

Workshop Organizers

 

 

 

August 2019

 

Event: Call for Papers (Energy Efficient HPC State of the Practice Workshop (EE HPC SOP 2019) )

Subject: The 48th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2019)

Date/Time: August 5 – August 8, 2019

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2019

Website: https://www.hpcs.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/icpp2019/

 

Key Dates

 

Submissions Open:  February 15, 2019

Submission Deadline:  May 15, 2019

Author Notification:  May 30, 2019

Camera Ready Paper:  June 07, 2019

All dates are Anywhere on Earth

 

Scope And Objectives

 

The facility demands for supercomputing centers (SCs) are characterized by electrical power demands for computing systems that scale to tens of megawatts (MW) and millisecond voltage fluctuations approaching 10MW for the largest systems. The demand for primary electrical distribution capabilities to current large-scale facilities can exceed 60MW, comprising multiple, redundant, and diverse medium-voltage feeders.   Despite significant pressure on both Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling, the appetite for ever-larger systems and the subsequent demand for both agile power and effective cooling for these systems continues to grow. Computing trends, in terms of highly optimized hardware platforms that may leverage accelerators or other non-traditional components, scalable and high performing applications, and the requirements to manage exponentially larger data sets are driving facility demands not envisioned just a few years ago.

 

SC facilities must consider multiple elements, including the cost to extend or fit existing primary distribution capabilities; the cost and consequence of both trapped and stranded capacity, ever-increasing heat densities for new systems that may render existing cooling mechanisms obsolete or ineffective, increased mandatory use of liquid cooling for portions of the heat load, and wet weights that exceed the carrying capacities of existing raised floor systems.

 

Additionally, the operational costs of these facilities must be balanced versus the demand from the systems owners and users for high availability, high utilization, and low-impact facility maintenance and service demands. To achieve this balance, many SCs continue to innovate their operational design practices and technologies. Solutions seek improved management of both the electrical and mechanical systems, and minimizing long-term facility costs through best practices associated with their design.

 

Some SCs are early adopters and innovators in operational practices and technologies that are geared towards improving energy and power management capabilities.  This workshop will explore these operational and technological innovations that span HPC computational systems as well as buildings and building infrastructure.

 

The purpose of this workshop is to allow for publication of practices, policies, procedures, and technologies in formal peer-reviewed papers so the broader community can benefit from these experiences.  The nature of these papers is generally descriptive with hard experiential data generally gathered through surveys, case studies and research for practice.

 

Workshop Topics of Interest Include (but are not limited to)

 

Reports on experience gained with grid integration

  •  Impact of large HPC power loads and rapid voltage swings on electrical distribution systems
  •  Demand response and other ‘sustainability’ programs
  •  Negotiations on contracts with electricity service providers

 

Use cases, lessons learned and best practices from large-scale, production deployment of:

  •  integrated operational data collection and analytics
  •  Energy and power-aware job scheduling and resource management
  •  Liquid cooling control systems for HPC facilities, systems or both
  • Standards and open interfaces for power management and energy efficiency (e.g., Power API, Redfish, GEOPM, READEX, PowerStack)

 

Experiences from extending the L2/L3 power measurement methodology to other benchmarks (beyond HPL)

Use cases, lessons learned and best practices from:

  • Energy and power considerations during procurement of HPC systems
  • Liquid cooling commissioning
  • HPC facility preventative maintenance and management practices for RAS-M (reliability, availability, serviceability, and maintainability)
  • Energy and power considerations during facility construction or improvement that supports HPC systems
  • Measuring and evaluating the value of ITUE (IT power usage effectiveness), similar to PUE but “inside” the system and TUE (total power usage effectiveness)

 

 

Paper Submission

 

Abstracts and papers to be submitted via Easy Chair - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eehpcsop2019

Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop.

Long papers should not exceed **8** pages and short papers should not exceed **4** pages in the ACM format

For reproducibility, authors are expected to provide an appendix describing the methods used to gather, test and archive the data described in the paper.  This appendix is not included in the page limit, but cannot exceed **2** pages.

 

Submissions will be judged on correctness, novel or innovative approaches to a problem, technical and/or operational strength, written quality, and interest and relevance to the workshop scope. The workshop organizers will provide written reviews for all timely submissions.  Editorial review and recommendations may be provided as well.

 

Accepted papers will be published by ACM as part of the ICPP2019 Proceedings in a companion volume for workshops.

 

 

Organizing Committee

 

Natalie Bates, Energy Efficient HPC Working Group

Fumiyoshi Shoji, RIKEN

Jim Rogers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Greg. Koenig, KPMG

Siddhartha Jana, Intel

Torsten Wilde, HPE

 

 

Program Committee

 

Steve Martin, Cray Inc.

Todd Rosedahl, IBM

Anders Clausen, University Southern Denmark

Grant Stewart, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ryan Grant, Sandia National Laboratory

Thomas Scogland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ladina Gilly, Swiss National Supercomputing Center

Jason Hick, Los Alamos National Laboratory

James H. Laros, Sandia National Laboratory

Gert Svensson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Anna Maria Bailey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

David Grant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

David Martinez, Sandia National Laboratory

Jeff Broughton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Norman Bourassa, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Herbert Huber, Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ)

Daniel Hackenberg, Technical University of Dresden

Ted Kubaska, Independent Technical Writer & Software Engineer

Tapasya Patki, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Matthias Maiterth, LMU Munich and Intel

Barry Rountree, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Barbara Macchioni, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

John Gutman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Francis Belot, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

François Robin, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Andrea Bartolini, University of Bologna

Bilel Hadri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

 

 

October 2019

 

Event: Call for Papers The Tenth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC’19)

Subject: Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing

Date/Time: October 21-24, 2019, Alexandria

Location: Alexandria, VA, USA

Website: https://www.igscc.org/https://www.igscc.org/

 

Key Dates

 

  • Conference Paper submission: May 27, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting Workshop and Special Session proposals: May 1, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting Ph.D. forum extended abstracts: July 15, 2019
  • Notifications to authors: August 15, 2019
  • Camera-ready papers due: September 1, 2019

 

IGSC’19 provides a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research on a broad range of topics in the fields of sustainable and energy-efficient computing and computing for a more sustainable planet. The conference consists of technical papers, panels, workshops, and a PhD Forum on these topics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Track 1: High Performance and Cloud Computing
    • Power- and thermal-aware algorithms, software, and hardware, accelerators (including GPGPU/FPGAs), memory and storage systems, interconnection networks, optimized data management, efficient power delivery and cooling, data center organization and optimization, reliability, life-cycle analysis of IT equipment, hardware and software for large-scale data analytics and processing.

 

  • Track 2: Computer Architecture
    • Power-efficient multi/many-core chip designs, architectures for machine learning and AI, approximate computing, non-turing architectures, power and thermal management, GPGPU architectures, reconfigurable architectures, memory systems, caches, networks-on-chip (NOCs).

 

  • Track 3: Embedded Systems
    • Internet-of-Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting, storage, and conversion, cyber-physical systems, secure embedded systems, wearable computing, computing for smart systems, interfacing sensors and actuators, real-time operating systems, scheduling and optimization.

 

  • Track 4: VLSI Design
    • Low-power electronics and systems, emerging technologies, novel non-volatile memories, memory circuits, ASICs , reconfigurable computing and FPGAs, computer-aided design, thermal-aware circuits, design of sensors and actuators, analog, optical, non-digital circuits.

 

  • Track 5: Computing for Sustainability
    • Computational methods for sustainable economy and society, renewable energy models and prediction, matching energy supply and demand, smart grids (macro and micro),smart transportation and electric vehicles, smart buildings and urban computing, smart manufacturing and industrial IoT, climate and ecosystem monitoring, IT solutions for water quality, air pollution, and sustainable agriculture.

 

Paper submission guidelines:

 

IGSC’19 welcomes submissions that have not been published and that are not under review by other conferences or journals. All submissions will be evaluated on their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and interest to the conference attendees. Please refer to the IGSC website (https://www.igscc.org/) for specific instructions related to paper submission.  Upon approval from IEEE, IGSC conference proceedings will be published by IEEE (in IEEE Xplore).

 

Best paper award and journal publication:

 

IGSC bestows a best paper award as selected by a technical committee.  In addition, a special issue based on best contributions to IGSC 2019 in SUSCOM (Sustainable Computing: Informatics and System), an Elsevier SCI-indexed journal, is under consideration.

 

Workshops:

 

Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. Proposals should be submitted to the Workshops Chair (axgeec@rit.edu).

 

Ph.D. Forum and Project Demos:

 

The forum solicits extended abstract submissions from doctoral students engaged in research on sustainable and energy-efficient computing a well as poster and project demos from all researchers, faculty, and students. Please refer to the IGSC website for submission instructions.

 

Industrial Partners:

 

The conference seeks industry partners and sponsors with opportunities for them to showcase their technologies. Please contact the steering committee chairs for additional information.

 

Organization:

 

 

 

  • Workshops Chair: Amlan Ganguly, (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), axgeec@rit.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event: Call for Papers (GREEN 2019, The Fourth International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies)

Date/Time: October 27, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Location: Nice, France

Website: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2019/GREEN19.html

 

From data center air-coolers to on-chip implementations, energy conservation is predominant and innovative research is ongoing to address this huge energy drain. The need to limit or recover energy consumed has an associated cost.

 

New strategies are being developed with a goal to limit the energy consumption of data centers.  However, nothing comes for free. Compared

to an ideal solution, practical Green initiatives have associated costs to overcome and researchers & industry have to between the cost and

benefits. This track examines the concepts associated with current green energy initiatives and the cost benefit analysis.

 

The main objective of this track is to explore industrial practices and research initiatives, that address the challenges in implementing green

initiatives in the field of computing, storage, network and cooling technologies in data centers, such as (i) air cooling initiatives, (ii) managing compute servers, (iii) energy oriented storage solutions, (iv) networking techniques and (v) related economic and reliability studies (iv) industry studies related to Green technologies.

 

Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Green initiatives in data center Energy management & architectures
  • Compute, Storage & Networking Applications and test results
  • Quality of Service issues in Green computing
  • New business and economic models
  • Cross-layer cost benefit optimization

 

Important Datelines

Inform the Chair: As soon as you decide to contribute (http://www.iaria.org/conferences2019/filesGREEN19/CGI_DC.pdf)

Submission: August 31

Notification: September 20

Registration: September 30

Camera-ready: September 30

 

Contribution Types

  • Regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • Short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • Posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

 

Paper Format

  • More information on camera ready preparations will be posted after the paper notifications are sent out.

 

Publications

 

Paper Submission

http://www.iaria.org/conferences2019/filesGREEN19/CGI_DC.pdf

Please select Track Preference as GDI-DC

 

Registration

  • Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings.

 

Contacts

Sanjeev Sondur: sanjeev.sondur@temple.edu

GREEN Logistics: steve@iaria.org

 

 

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