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Call for Papers

The 5th International Workshop on Network-aware Data Management (NDM'15) 
in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC
in conjunction with SC15: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 
in Austin, Texas, USA.

 November 16, 2015

Scope:  Today’s data centric environment both in industry and scientific domains depends on the underlying network infrastructure and its performance, to deliver highly distributed extreme-scale application workloads. As current technology enables faster storage devices and larger interconnect bandwidth, there is a substantial need for novel system design and middleware architecture to address increasing latency and scalability requirements. Furthermore, limitations in end-system architecture and system software design play an important role in many-core platforms. Traditional network and data management techniques are unlikely to scale to meet the needs of future data-intensive systems. We require new collaborations between data management and networking communities to develop intelligent networking middleware and efficient data management infrastructure. This workshop seeks contributions from academia, government, and industry to discuss future design principles of network-aware data management. We focus on emerging trends in resource coordination, data-aware scheduling, storage technologies, end-to-end performance, network-aware workflow management, high-performance networking, and network virtualization.

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

Practical experiences and prototypes for network-aware data management
Workload characterization for latency/throughput sensitive applications
Operating system and virtualization support for networking
Network-aware data management tools and systems 
Requirements and issues for network quality of service (QoS) 
•      Optimization of data transfer protocols, development of non-TCP protocols
•      Applications of software defined networking for large data flows 
Data center networking and network management for Cloud environment
Performance evaluation and experimental results from network applications 
Design, implementation, and analysis of high-performance networking 
Network virtualization for large-scale data management
Experiences with emerging storage technologies for network applications
Network fault tolerant data distribution for large scientific datasets 
Heterogeneous and distributed resource coordination and workflow management 

 Accepted papers will be included  in the  ACM/IEEE proceedings and will be available through ACM DL and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates:
    Abstract Submission: August 24, 2015 (optional)
    Paper Submission due: August 31, 2015
    Notification of acceptance:   September 25, 2015
    Camera-Ready version due: October 9, 2015
    Workshop date:                     November 16, 2015

Workshop Organizers:
         Mehmet Balman, VMware, Inc. & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
         Surendra Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
         Brian L. Tierney, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Program Committee:
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, USA
Jerry Chou, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
Renato J Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
Kartik Gopalan, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand
Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA
Jinoh Kim, Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
Siva Kulasekaran, Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Eric Pouyoul, Energy Sciences Network and Lawrence Berkeley Lab, USA
Yusuke Tanimura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Malathi Veeraraghavan, University of Virginia, USA
Venkat Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Chen Wu, ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Wenji Wu, Fermilab, USA
Lei Xia, LinkedIn, USA
Esma Yildirim, Fatih University, Turkey
Michelle M. Zhu, Southern Illinois University, USA

Submission Site:

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit full papers (6-8 pages) in PDF format via the EasyChair submission  site. No email submission would be accepted. Submissions  should be no longer than eight (8) pages, including references and  figures. 

Accepted papers would be given a total of 20-30 minutes for presentation and question time.   Reviewing of the  full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by  external referees.  

At least one of the authors of an accepted paper should register and present the paper.  

Accepted papers will be  included  in the proceedings and will be available through  ACM DL and IEEE Xplore.

SC'15 workshop registration (including NDM'15) is  handled through the SC'15 system. Please visit  http://sc15.supercomputing.org/register for more information

 If you have any further questions, please email Mehmet Balman, Suren  Byna, Brian L. Tierney {mbalman,sbyna,bltierney} at lbl.gov