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A list of GreenIT Conferences is avaiable at: GreenIT Conferences.org


April 2017

Event: Call for Papers
Subject: CFP: SUSCOM Special Issue on Resilience and/or Energy-aware techniques for High-Performance Computing (RE-HPC)
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-computing/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-resilience-andor-energy-aware-techniques-fo

May 2017

Event: Call for Papers
Subject:Deadline Extension: SUSCOM Special Issue on RE-HPC - Paper due on May 15 
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-computing/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-resilience-andor-energy-aware-techniques-fo

June 2017

Event: Call for Papers
Subject:6th D-A-CH+ Conference on Energy Informatics (EI 2017) 
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: http://www.energieinformatik2017.org

Event: ISC HIGH PERFORMANCE 2017
Date/Time: June 18-22, 2017
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Website: http://www.isc-hpc.com/

Event: Data Center Dynamics: Smart Energy
Date/Time: June 19, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Website: http://www.dcdconverged.com/conferences/webscale2017/programme?date=2017-06-19

Event: Second Workshop on Energy-Aware High Performance Computing (EnaHPC) In conjunction with ISC High Performance
Date/Time: June 22, 2017
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Website: http://www.ena-hpc.org/

September 2017

Event: Workshop on Power and Energy Aspects of Computations (PEAC)
           held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - PPAM 2017 
Date/Time: September 10-13, 2017
Location: Lublin, Poland
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: http://ppam.pl
Website: http://ppam.pl/docs/workshops/Call_for_Papers_Energy.pdf

Event: Enviroinfo 2017 workshop: "Applied Environmental Modelling – Operation and Impact"
Date: September 13-15, 2017
Location: Neimënster Abbey, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: http://www.envcomp.eu/enviroinfo17/ or
Website: http://www.enviroinfo2017.org/ (programme, workshops & special sessions)
Papers: Submission deadline (abstracts): 3rd July 2017

October 2017

Event: The 6th D-A-CH+ Conference on Energy Informatics (EI 2017)
Date/Time: October 5-6, 2017
Early registration deadline: August 21, 2017  
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Website: http://www.energieinformatik2017.org

Event: Call for Papers
Subject: The Eighth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC’17)
Date/Time: October 23-25, 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida
Note: See below for detailed information
Website:www.green-conf.org

November 2017

Event: SC17
Date/Time: November 12-17, 2017
Location: Denver, Colorado
Website: http://sc17.supercomputing.org/

Event: 5th International Workshop on Energy Efficient SuperComputing (E2SC) Held in conjunction with SC'17
Date/Time: November 13, 2017
Location: Denver, Colorado
Note: See below for detailed information
Website:http://hpc.pnl.gov/conf/e2sc/2017/

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Event Details

Event: Call for Papers

Subject: CFP: SUSCOM Special Issue on Resilience and/or Energy-aware techniques for High-Performance Computing (RE-HPC)
Date/Time: See Below
Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-computing/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-resilience-andor-energy-aware-techniques-fo

SCOPE:

Resilience and energy consumption have become two important concerns for high-performance computing (HPC) systems. With the increasing core count and technology miniaturization, today's large computing platforms (datacenters, clusters, supercomputers, etc.) are increasingly prone to failures. Faults are becoming norm rather than exception. Besides the classical fail-stop errors (such as hardware failures), soft errors (such as SDCs for silent data corruptions) constitute another threat that can no longer be ignored by the HPC community. Another concern is energy. Presently, large computing centers are among the largest consumers of energy, hence measures must be taken to reduce energy consumption. Energy is needed not only to power the individual cores but also to provide cooling for the system. In today's datacenters, a large proportion of energy is spent on cooling and thermal-related activities. It is anticipated that the power dissipated to perform communications and I/O transfers will also make up a much larger share of the overall power consumption. The relative cost of communication is expected to increase dramatically, both in terms of latency/overhead and of consumed energy. Re-designing algorithms for HPC systems to ensure resilience and to reduce energy consumption will be crucial to achieving sustained performance. The link between resilience and energy must also be carefully tackled. Better resilience often requires redundancy (replication and/or checkpointing, rollback and recovery), which consumes extra energy. Hot cores may lead to less resilient computing or increase the probability of individual failures. On the other hand, reducing the energy consumption via voltage/frequency scaling techniques will increase the application running time, and hence the expected number of failures during execution.

This Special Issue will encompass a broad range of topics related to resilience and energy efficiency for HPC. Its objective is to facilitate exchange of valuable information and ideas among researchers and practitioners. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Fault-tolerant algorithms, tools, and protocols
  • Checkpointing, replication, and recovery techniques
  • Detection and prediction of soft errors and SDCs
  • System reliability, testing, and verification
  • Resilience models, algorithms, and simulations
  • Energy-efficient scheduling and resource management
  • Power-aware runtime systems
  • Energy-efficient I/O, storage, and networking
  • Thermal behavior modeling, control and management
  • Cooling-aware optimizations and evaluations
  • Tradeoffs between performance, reliability, energy and temperature

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

General information for submitting papers to SUSCOM can be found at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-computing(please note the “Guide for Authors” link).  Submissions to this Special Issue (SI) should be made using Elsevier's editorial system at the journal website (under the “submit your paper” link).  Please make sure to select the “SI: RE-HPC” option for the type of the paper during the submission process.  All submissions must be original and may not be under review. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to include major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new conceptual material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper such earlier articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed using the normal standards of SUSCOM.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Manuscript due date: May 1, 2017
  • First decision notification: August 1, 2017
  • Tentative publication schedule: December- 2017

GUEST EDITORS:

  • Anne Benoit, ENS-Lyon, France
  • Jean-Marc Pierson, University of Toulouse, France
  • Hongyang Sun, Vanderbilt University, USA

Any question may be sent to hongyang.sun@vanderbilt.edu

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Event: Call for Papers

Subject:Deadline Extension: SUSCOM Special Issue on RE-HPC - Paper due on May 15
Date/Time: See Below
Website:  https://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-computing/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-resilience-andor-energy-aware-techniques-fo

Scope:

Resilience and energy consumption have become two important concerns for high-performance computing (HPC) systems. With the increasing core count and technology miniaturization, today's large computing platforms (datacenters, clusters, supercomputers, etc.) are
increasingly prone to failures. Faults are becoming norm rather than exception. Besides the classical fail-stop errors (such as hardware
failures), soft errors (such as SDCs for silent data corruptions) constitute another threat that can no longer be ignored by the HPC
community. Another concern is energy. Presently, large computing centers are among the largest consumers of energy, hence measures must be taken to reduce energy consumption. Energy is needed not only to power the individual cores but also to provide cooling for the system. In today's datacenters, a large proportion of energy is spent on cooling and thermal-related activities. It is anticipated that the
power dissipated to perform communications and I/O transfers will also make up a much larger share of the overall power consumption. The
relative cost of communication is expected to increase dramatically, both in terms of latency/overhead and of consumed energy. Re-designing algorithms for HPC systems to ensure resilience and to reduce energy consumption will be crucial to achieving sustained performance. The link between resilience and energy must also be carefully tackled. Better resilience often requires redundancy (replication and/or checkpointing, rollback and recovery), which consumes extra energy. Hot cores may lead to less resilient computing or increase the probability of individual failures. On the other hand, reducing the energy consumption via voltage/frequency scaling techniques will increase the application running time, and hence the expected number of failures during execution.

This Special Issue will encompass a broad range of topics related to resilience and energy efficiency for HPC. Its objective is to facilitate exchange of valuable information and ideas among researchers and practitioners. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Fault-tolerant algorithms, tools, and protocols
  • Checkpointing, replication, and recovery techniques
  • Detection and prediction of soft errors and SDCs
  • System reliability, testing, and verification
  • Resilience models, algorithms, and simulations
  • Energy-efficient scheduling and resource management
  • Power-aware runtime systems
  • Energy-efficient I/O, storage, and networking
  • Thermal behavior modeling, control and management
  • Cooling-aware optimizations and evaluations
  • Tradeoffs between performance, reliability, energy and temperature

Submission Details:

General information for submitting papers to SUSCOM can be found at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-computing (please note the “Guide for Authors” link).  Submissions to this Special Issue (SI) should be made using Elsevier's editorial system at the journal website (under the “submit your paper” link).  Please make sure to select the “SI: RE-HPC” option for the type of the paper during the
submission process.  All submissions must be original and may not be under review. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to include major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new conceptual material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper such earlier articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed using the normal standards of SUSCOM.


Important Dates:

  • Manuscript due date: May 15, 2017
  • First decision notification: August 1, 2017
  • Tentative publication schedule: December- 2017

Guest Editors:

  • Anne Benoit, ENS-Lyon, France
  • Jean-Marc Pierson, University of Toulouse, France
  • Hongyang Sun, Vanderbilt University, USA
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Event: Call for Papers

Subject: 6th D-A-CH+ Conference on Energy Informatics (EI 2017)
Date/Time: See Below
Website: http://www.energieinformatik2017.org/call-for-papers/

Scope:

Europe has put forward ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to increase energy efficiency, and to raise the share of renewable energies. Energy Informatics is developing IT-based solutions necessary to achieve these targets.

The objective of the D-A-CH+ conference series on Energy Informatics is to promote the research, development, and implementation of information and communication technologies in the energy domain and to foster the exchange between academia, industry, and service providers in the German-Austrian-Swiss region and its neighboring countries (D-A-CH+).

We seek high-quality, original papers on smart energy systems and energy-efficient computing and communication. Submissions describing theoretical contributions as well as system design, implementation, and experimentation are welcome. The list of topics of interest to the conference, includes, but is not limited to:

  • Energy networks, micro-grids, and distributed generation management.
  • Energy-efficient mobility, charge management for electric vehicles, energy-aware traffic control, and smart grid integration of mobile storage.
  • Smart buildings, digital metering, occupant comfort, and user interaction.
  • Protocols and architectures for green data centers.
  • Data analytics for smart energy systems and platforms for data analysis.
  • Information systems for behavior change, market mechanisms, and business cases.

Cross-cutting issues including: security and privacy protection, interoperability, verification of networked smart grid systems, and more.

Submission and Publication

Submitted papers will be reviewed in a double-blind process. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Springer Journal Springer journal on Computer Science — Research and Development (CSRD). Selected authors will be invited to submit an adapted version of their work to Informatik-Spektrum. The conference language will be English and papers should be written in English. We solicit full research papers (max. 10 pages content + 2 pages references) and research-in-progress papers (max. 6 pages content + 2 pages references).

Important Dates:

Submissions: May 22, 2017 (EXTENDED!)
Notifications: July 31, 2017
Camera-ready papers due: August 21, 2017
Early registration deadline: August 21, 2017

Detailed instruction for authors are available here

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Call for Papers

Event: Workshop on Power and Energy Aspects of Computations (PEAC)
           held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - PPAM 2017 
Date/Time: September 10-13, 2017
Location: Lublin, Poland
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: http://ppam.pl
Website: http://ppam.pl/docs/workshops/Call_for_Papers_Energy.pdf

Scope

Power and energy consumption have become and important issue for designing, development and maintenance of computing systems.
The fast increase of a number of data centers along with growing importance of computing, both clouds and HPC, in everyone's life makes it a major research, business and societal problem nowadays.
In particular, power and energy aspects form major constraints that advanced computing community must face to progress towards building exascale systems.

For these reasons, power and energy consumption have become the driving metrics for the design of computing hardware including multicore CPUs and accelerators, over the past years.
Power-conscious designs also dominate large supercomputing installations as well as large industrial complexes devoted to cloud computing and big data analytics. However, the advances in hardware efficiency must be followed by appropriate energy- conscious algorithms, application to hardware mapping and management techniques. With serious financial and environmental consequences, large scale computing community has to now cope with careful re-engineering of software to fit demanding power levels and tight energy envelopes.

This workshop will present research into new ways of addressing these pressing issues of energy preservation, power consumption, and heat dissipation while attaining best possible performance levels at the scale demanded by modern scientific challenges.
We hope to provide a vibrant forum for exchanging ideas, methodologies, and insights into more sustainable computing solutions.

The PEAC workshop is intended to be a forum for exchanging ideas in the field of power and energy-efficient computing.
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Power and energy consumption analysis, modeling, and  evaluation of modern and emerging computer architectures and systems
  • Accurate and efficient power and energy monitoring techniques
  • Energy-conscious algorithms and applications
  • Software solutions, techniques, and paradigm for energy conservation
  • Optimization techniques that directly influence power   consumption in computing, for example by using DPM/DVFS
  • Power and energy consumption simulation, optimization, management, and evaluation tools
  • Thermal aspects of computing including thermal management and cooling approaches
  • Trade-offs between energy efficiency and other important aspects such as performance and reliability
  • Position statements and surveys in the topic of power, energy, and head in large scale computing installations

Paper Submission and Publication

Two types of submissions are expected:

  • Extended abstracts
  • Regular papers

Extended abstract should include title, authors, abstract text and keywords. It should not exceed a single page (LNCS style). It will follow the same submission procedure as regular papers.

All rules of paper submission of the PPAM conference apply. In particular:

  • Abstracts and papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics
  • Papers presented at the Workshop will be included into the conference proceedings and published after the conference by Springer in the LNCS series
  • Before the Workshop, abstracts of accepted papers and accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference site
  • Authors should submit abstract and papers (PDF files) using the online submission tool
     <https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ppam2017>
  • Papers are not to exceed 10 pages (LNCS style)
  • Final camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required by November 15, 2017

Authors of extended abstracts can submit full papers for additional review after the Workshop (by September 30, 2017) and, if paper is accepted, submit a camera-ready version by November 15, 2017

The authors of the papers presented at the workshop, as well as all the interested scientists through an usual Call for Papers, will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of an indexed scientific journal.

Dates:

Submission of of Extended Abstracts and Papers:  May 19, 2017
Notification of Acceptance:  June 16, 2017
Conference:  Sept. 10-13, 2017
Camera-Ready Papers:  Nov 15, 2017

Workshop chairs

Laurent Lefevre (INRIA), laurent.lefevre@inria.fr <laurent.lefevre@inria.fr>
Ariel Oleksiak (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center), ariel@man.poznan.pl <ariel@man.poznan.pl>

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Event: Enviroinfo 2017 workshop: "Applied Environmental Modelling – Operation and Impact"
Date: September 13-15, 2017
Location: Neimënster Abbey, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
Note: See below for detailed information
Website: http://www.envcomp.eu/enviroinfo17/ or
Website: http://www.enviroinfo2017.org/ (programme, workshops & special sessions)
Papers: Submission deadline (abstracts): 3rd July 2017

The proposed workshop brings together experts in green IT, IT cost assessment, environmental modelling, disaster risk assessment and global supply chain optimisation to lay the groundwork for an economic and ecologic cost-benefit analysis framework that can be used to estimate optimal investments in operational environmental modelling services. The workshop will include a mix of invited presentations and peer-reviewed papers submitted through a normal peer-review process.

The themes and focus areas of the workshop bring together and support cross-pollination between several themes of the EnviroInfo 2017 conference:
• Cross-border collaboration and issues and environmental informatics
• Environmental Modelling and Simulation
• Applications of Geographical Information Systems
• Risk Assessment and Resilience
• Software Tools and Environmental Databases
• Design, Sustainability and Green Software Engineering

Paper submission
Contributions should be submitted as 1-4 page extended abstracts via the conference tool (https://www.conftool.net/enviroinfo2017/), please refer to the conference author guidelines (http://www.enviroinfo2017.org/en/call-for-papers/authors-guidelines/) for different submissions options. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a journal after the workshop. Discussions pending with FGCS.

Important dates
Abstract submissions due: 3rd July 2017
Notification: 24th July 2017
Camera ready: 7th August 2017
Conference dates: 13th to 15th June 2017

Structure of the workshop
Full day workshop split into four 1.5 hour sessions.

Organisation
Dieter Kranzlmüller (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum)
Volker Wolgemuth (HTW Berlin)
Matti Heikkurinen (LMU München)
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Matti Heikkurinen - LMU
heikku@nm.ifi.lmu.de - +41 76 716 05 31

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Event: Call for Papers
Subject: The Eighth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC’17)
Date/Time: October 23-25, 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida
Website:www.green-conf.org

IGSC’17 will provide 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 will consist of technical papers, panels, workshops, PhD Forum, and tutorials on these topics. IGSC’17 will be technically co-sponsored by the IEEE. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Green Computing 

  • Power- and thermal-aware algorithms, software and hardware
  • Low-power electronics and systems
  • Power-efficient multi/many-core chip design 
  • Application-specific ASICs and FPGAs 
  • Sensing and monitoring
  • Power and thermal behavior and control 
  • Data centers optimization
  • Smart grid and microgrids
  • Power-efficient delivery and cooling 
  • Reliability, life-cycle analysis of IT equipment

Computing for Sustainability

  • Renewable energy models and prediction 
  • Matching energy supply and demand 
  • Smart transportation and electric vehicles
  • Smart buildings and urban computing 
  • Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling
  • Climate and ecosystem monitoring
  • IT solutions for water quality, air pollution, and sustainable agriculture
  • Computational models for epidemics, infectious diseases, and human well-being
  • Computational methods for sustainable economy and society

Paper submission guidelines

IGSC’17 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 (www.green-conf.org) for specific instructions related to paper submission

Best paper award and journal publication

The Technical Committee will select the best contributions to be extended and considered by the Elsevier Journal on Sustainable Computing.

Workshops and special sessions

Proposals are solicited for workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the conference. Proposals should be submitted to the Workshops and Special Sessions Chair (iahmad@cse.uta.edu).

Ph.D. forum

Submissions are solicited for a Ph.D. forum, from doctoral students engaged in research on sustainable and energy-efficient computing. Please refer to the IGSC website for specific instructions for extended abstract submission.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submitting Workshop and Special Session proposals: May 15, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting Ph.D. forum extended abstracts: June 16, 2017
  • Paper submission: June 16, 2017
  • Notifications sent to authors: July 17, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers due: Aug 5, 2017

Organization

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Event: Call for Papers

Event: 5th International Workshop on Energy Efficient SuperComputing (E2SC) Held in conjunction with SC'17
Date/Time: November 13, 2017
Location: Denver, Colorado
Website:http://hpc.pnl.gov/conf/e2sc/2017/

With Exascale systems on the horizon, we will be ushering in an era with power and energy consumption as a key concern for scalable computing. To achieve viable high performance, a combination of evolutionary and revolutionary methods is required with a stronger integration among hardware features, system software and applications. Equally important are the capabilities for fine-grained spatial and temporal measurement and control to facilitate energy efficient computing across all layers. Current approaches for energy efficient computing rely heavily on power efficient hardware in isolation. However, it is pivotal for hardware to expose mechanisms for energy efficiency to optimize power and energy consumption for various workloads and to reduce data motion, a major component of energy use. At the same time, high fidelity measurement techniques, typically ignored in data-center level measurement, are of high importance
for scalable and energy efficient inter-play at different layers of application, system software and hardware.

This workshop seeks to address the important energy efficiency aspects in the HPC community that have not been previously addressed by aspects covered in the data center or cloud computing communities. Emphasis is given to an application's view related to significant energy efficiency improvements as well as to the required hardware/software stack that must include necessary power and performance measurement, and analysis harnesses. 

Current tools are often limited by hardware capabilities and their lack of information about the characteristics of a given workload/application. In the same manner, hardware techniques, like dynamic voltage frequency scaling, are often limited by their granularity (very coarse power management) or by their scope (a very limited system view). More rapid realization of energy savings
will require significant increases in measurement resolution and optimization techniques.  Moreover, the interplay between performance, power and reliability add another layer of complexity to this already difficult group of challenges.

Workshop Focus:

We encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • Tools for power and energy analysis with different granularities and  scope from hardware (e.g., component, core, node, rack, system) or  software views (e.g., threads, tasks, processes, etc.) or both.
  • Tools and techniques for measurement, analysis, and modeling of thermal  effects at different granularities (e.g., component, core, node, rack,  system) for large-scale systems.
  • Techniques that enable power and energy optimizations at different  scale levels for HPC systems.
  • Integration of power-aware technologies in applications and throughout  the software stack of HPC systems.
  • Characterization of current state-of-the-art HPC systems and  applications in terms of power.
  • Disruptive infrastructure hardware technologies for energy-efficient  supercomputing.
  • Analysis of future technologies that will provide improved energy consumption and management on future HPC systems.

Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:           

  • Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Adolfy Hoisie, PNNL, USA
  • David Lowenthal, University of Arizona, USA
  • Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos,Queen's University of Belfast,UK
  • Sudha Yalamanchili, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Co-Chairs:   

  • Jim Larus, Sandia, PNNL,
  • USAKevin J. Barker, PNNL, USA

Publicity Chair:

  • Andres Marquez, PNNL, USA

European Liaison:

  • Michele Weiland, EPCC, UK

Publication Chair:

  • Joseph Manzano, PNNL, USA

Panel Chair:

  • Barbara Chapman, SUNY/BNL, USA

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission:    8th September 2017
  • Paper Notification:     27th September 2017
  • Final Papers Due:     4th October 2017

Submission Guidelines:

Papers should not exceed ten single-space pages (including figures, tables and references) using a 10-point on 8.5x11-inch pages (US Letter). 

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, presentation quality and appropriateness.

Submitted papers should not have appeared in or should not be under consideration for another venue.

A full peer-review processes will be followed with each paper being reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.

Submissions will be made through EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=e2sc0
 
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