(1st International Workshop on Network-Aware Data Management 2011)
to be held in conjunction with
the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC'11)
November 14th, 2011
Call for Papers
Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM'11) will be held in
conjunction with the International Conference for High Performance
Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC'11), in Seattle,
WA. The format will consist of 30 minute presentations of
peer-reviewed papers. Accepted papers will be published in ACM or
IEEE digital proceedings through SC'11.
Accessing and managing large amounts of data is a great challenge in a collaborative environment where resources/scientists are geographically distributed. There is a need for efficient use of the network infrastructure in order to address the increasing data and compute requirements of large-scale applications. Since the amount of data is continuously growing, traditional techniques of leaving the burden on the user of moving/storing data is not a viable option in many cases. Furthermore, advanced knowledge is required by the users to utilize system tools and manage data manipulations in order to deliver true exascale performance to the application layer. Network-aware data management services for resource provisioning, intelligent data-flow and coordination between the host systems is highly desirable. This workshop will seek contribution from academia, government, and industry to discuss emerging trends in use of networking for data management, novel abstraction techniques for data representation, simplification of end-to-end data flow by providing transparent data services, end-to-end resource coordination, and network-aware tools for the scientific community.
One “Best Paper” would be awarded for outstanding contributing to the field of large-scale data management across network. In addition to that, two “Best Paper Honorable Mention” would be awarded.
Surendra Byna, LBNL
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Challenges in data-intensive distributed computing
End-to-end resource provisioning
Optimization and development of data transfer protocols
Scalable services for network-aware applications
Re-configurable end-to-end data-access frameworks
Network-aware scheduling and resource brokering
Advanced services for managing data-flow
On-demand bandwidth allocation and network reservation
Application pipelines and workflow management
Network-aware toolkits for data distribution
Data replication and metadata management
Data clouds, data scheduling, and data placement
Heterogeneous resource management
Performance evaluation of network-aware data management
Invited Keynote Speaker:
Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Panel Discussion: [At the end]
Title: “Data Management in Exa-scale Computing and Terabit Networking Era”
Panel members: To be determined
papers would be given a total of 30 mins. for presentation and
question time. We would wrap up the day by summarizing the important
open questions in the area.
Please submit full papers in PDF format via the submission site. No email submission would be accepted.
The paper(s) should be no longer than ten (10) pages, excluding references. It should be typeset in IEEE conference format. Submissions that violate any of these restrictions will not be reviewed. The page limit will be enforced strictly.
Reviewing of the full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by external referees. The decision of the program committee is final.