CLUSTER: International Conference on Cluster Computing



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Event When Where Deadline
CLUSTER 2021 23rd IEEE Cluster Conference
Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021 Portland, Oregon, USA May 17, 2021 (May 10, 2021)
CLUSTER 2020 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020 Kobe, Japan May 10, 2020 (May 3, 2020)
CLUSTER 2019 International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 Albuquerque, NM May 17, 2019 (May 10, 2019)
IEEE Cluster 2016 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016 Taipei, Taiwan May 14, 2016
CLUSTER 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015 Chicago, IL, USA Mar 25, 2015
Cluster 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014 Madrid May 2, 2014 (Apr 24, 2014)
CLUSTER 2013 IEEE CLUSTER 2013 Conference
Sep 23, 2013 - Sep 27, 2013 Indianapolis, Indiana May 18, 2013
CLUSTER 2012 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 24, 2012 - Sep 28, 2012 Beijing, China Jun 2, 2012
Cluster 2011 IEEE Cluster 2011
Sep 26, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011 Austin, TX, USA May 2, 2011
Cluster 2010 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 20, 2010 - Sep 24, 2010 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Mar 15, 2010 (Mar 8, 2010)
Cluster 2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Aug 29, 2009 - Sep 4, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Apr 14, 2009
Cluster 2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Sep 29, 2008 - Oct 1, 2008 Tsukuba, Japan Apr 18, 2008

Present CFP : 2021

IEEE Cluster 2021 is the 23rd edition of the IEEE Cluster conference series.

Clusters remain the primary system architecture for building many of today’s rapidly evolving computing infrastructures and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenges to make them scalable, efficient, productive, and increasingly effective requires a community effort in the areas of cluster system design, advancing the capabilities of the software stack, system management and monitoring, and the design of algorithms, methods, and applications to leverage the overall infrastructure.

Following the successes of previous IEEE Cluster conferences, for IEEE Cluster 2021, which will be held September 7 - 10, 2021 in Portland, OR, we again solicit high-quality original work that advances the state-of-the-art in clusters and closely related fields.

All papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed for their originality, technical depth and correctness, potential impact, relevance to the conference, and quality of presentation. Research papers must clearly demonstrate novel research contributions while papers reporting experiences must clearly describe the lessons learned and the resulting impact, along with the utility of the approach in comparison to previous work.

Authors must indicate the primary topic area of their submissions from the four topic areas provided below. In addition, they may optionally rank their paper relative to the overall set of topics. The papers may be submitted as either a full 10-page paper or as a shorter 4-page paper submission. Please note that references are not counted in the limits on the number of pages and a 10-page submission may be accepted with a caveat of transforming it into a 4-page version for presentation at the conference.

Area 1: Application, Algorithms, and Libraries

HPC and Big Data application studies on large-scale clusters
Applications at the boundary of HPC and Big Data
New applications for converged HPC/Big Data clusters
Application-level performance and energy modeling and measurement
Novel algorithms on clusters
Hybrid programming techniques in applications and libraries (e.g., MPI+X)
Cluster benchmarks
Application-level libraries on clusters
Effective use of clusters in novel applications
Performance evaluation tools

Area 2: Architecture, Network/Communications, and Management

Node and system architecture for HPC and Big Data clusters
Architecture for converged HPC/Big Data clusters
Energy-efficient cluster architectures
Packaging, power and cooling
Accelerators, reconfigurable and domain-specific hardware
Heterogeneous clusters
Interconnect/memory architectures
Single system/distributed image clusters
Administration, monitoring and maintenance tools

Area 3: Programming and System Software

Cluster system software/operating systems
Programming models for converged HPC/Big Data/Machine Learning systems
System software supporting the convergence of HPC, Big Data, and Machine Learning processing
Cloud-enabling cluster technologies and virtualization
Energy-efficient middleware
Cluster system-level protocols and APIs
Cluster security
Resource and job management
Programming and software development environments on clusters
Fault tolerance and high-availability

Area 4: Data, Storage, and Visualization

Cluster architectures for Big Data storage and processing
Middleware for Big Data management
Cluster-based cloud architectures for Big Data
Storage systems supporting the convergence of HPC and Big Data processing
File systems and I/O libraries
Support and integration of non-volatile memory
Visualization clusters and tiled displays
Big data visualization tools
Programming models for Big Data processing
Big Data application studies on cluster architectures

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in PDF format and must conform to the following Xplore layout, page limit, and font size.
Submissions are required to be no more than 10 pages (excluding references).
Submissions must be single-spaced, 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore format (8.5x11-inch paper, margins in inches – top: 0.75, bottom: 1.0, sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25, main text: 10pt).
Papers will NOT be reviewed double-blind. Author names and affiliations should be included in the submitted paper, and appropriate citations of prior work must be included.
LaTeX and Word Templates are available here
Only web-based submissions are allowed.
Please submit your paper via the online submission system

Important Dates

Submission site open: March 1, 2021
Abstract deadline: May 10, 2021
Full Papers due: May 17, 2021
Paper Acceptance Notification: July 5, 2021
Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2021
Conference: September 7-10, 2021
All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)


Ewa Deelman, The University of Southern California (USC), USA
Lin Gan, Tsinghua University, China

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