VHPC: Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing



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Event When Where Deadline
VHPC 2017 12th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 Frankfurt, Germany Apr 25, 2017
VHPC 2016 11th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 23, 2016 Frankfurt, Germany Apr 25, 2016 (Mar 21, 2016)
VHPC 2015 10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015 Vienna, Austria Jun 2, 2015 (Apr 29, 2015)
VHPC 2014 9th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
Aug 26, 2014 - Aug 26, 2014 Portugal May 30, 2014
VHPC 2013 8th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
Nov 22, 2013 - Nov 22, 2013 Denver, CO Sep 23, 2013
VHPC 2012 7th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
Aug 28, 2012 - Aug 28, 2012 Rhodes Island, Greece Jun 11, 2012

Present CFP : 2017


12th Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '17)
held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance,
June 18-22, 2017, Frankfurt, Germany.
(Springer LNCS Proceedings)


Date: June 22, 2017
Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2017 (Springer LNCS)

Abstract/Paper Submission Link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=23179

Call for Papers

Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud environments. Cloud providers need to manage complex infrastructures in a seamless fashion to support the highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads and hosted applications customers deploy. Similarly, HPC environments have been increasingly adopting techniques that enable flexible management of vast computing and networking resources, close to marginal provisioning cost, 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 under­utilized 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 (i.e., containerization), with its capability to isolate multiple user­-space environments and to allow for their co­existence 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 NICs/HBAs to take traffic from multiple VMs or containers; 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; the increasingly adopted paradigm of Software-­Defined Networking (SDN) promises to extend this flexibility to the control and data planes of network paths.


Accepted papers will be published in a Springer LNCS proceedings volume.

Topics of Interest

The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions related to
virtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on the intersection of HPC
and the cloud.

Major Topics

- Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, HPC in the cloud and grids
- OS-level virtualization and containers (Docker, rkt, Singularity, Shifter, i.a.)
- Lightweight/specialized operating systems, unikernels
- Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms and hypervisors
- Hypervisor support for heterogenous resources (GPUs, co-processors, FPGAs, etc.)
- Virtualization support for emerging memory technologies
- Virtualization in enterprise HPC and microvisors
- Software defined networks and network virtualization
- Management, deployment of virtualized environments and orchestration (Kubernetes i.a.),
- Workflow-pipeline container-based composability
- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud workloads
- Virtualization in data intensive computing and Big Data processing - HPC convergence
- Adaptation of HPC technologies in the cloud (high performance networks, RDMA, etc.)
- ARM-based hypervisors, ARM virtualization extensions
- I/O virtualization and cloud based storage systems
- GPU, FPGA and many-core accelerator virtualization
- Job scheduling/control/policy and container placement in virtualized environments
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance and high-availability
- QoS and SLA in virtualized environments
- IaaS platforms, cloud frameworks and APIs
- Large-scale virtualization in domains such as finance and government
- Energy-efficient and power-aware virtualization
- Container security
- Configuration management tools for containers (including CFEngine, Puppet, i.a.)
- Emerging topics including multi-kernel approaches and,NUMA in hypervisors

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, plus lightning talks that are limited to 5 minutes.
Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.

Important Dates

April 25, 2017 - Paper submission deadline
May 30, 2017 - Acceptance notification
June 22, 2017 - Workshop Day
June 25, 2017 - Camera-ready version due


Michael Alexander (chair), scaledinfra technologies, 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
Jakob Blomer, CERN, Europe
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Eduardo César, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK
Stephen Crago, USC ISI, USA
Christoffer Dall, Columbia University, USA
Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA
Robert Futrick, Cycle Computing, USA
Maria Girone, CERN, Europe
Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA
Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland
Brian Kocoloski, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
John Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Che-Rung Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Giuseppe Lettieri, University of Pisa, Italy
Qing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
Kevin Pedretti, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA
Carlos Reaño, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Thomas Ryd, CFEngine, Norway
Josh Simons, VMWare, USA
Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, USA
Anata Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan
Nicholas Wright, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
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 a
Springer LNCS volume. .

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:

Abstract, Paper Submission Link:

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are non-paper track, synoptical in nature and are strictly limited to 5 minutes. They can be used to gain early feedback on ongoing research, for demonstrations, to present research results, early research ideas, perspectives and positions of interest to the community. Submit abstract via the main submission link.

General Information

The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance (ISC) 2017, June 18-22, Frankfurt, Germany.


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