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MODA 2022 : 3rd ISC HPC International Workshop on Monitoring & Operational Data Analytics


When Jun 2, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022
Where Hamburg, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Mar 28, 2022
Submission Deadline Apr 4, 2022
Notification Due Apr 18, 2022
Categories    high performance computing   data analytics   machine learning   data center

Call For Papers

3rd ISC HPC International Workshop on Monitoring & Operational Data Analytics (MODA22)
June 02, 2022, Hamburg, Germany
Twitter: (@moda_hpc)

Following very successful previous editions initiated at ISC HPC, we are inviting contributions to the 3rd ISC HPC International Workshop on Monitoring and Operational Data Analytics (MODA22). The goal of the MODA workshop series is to provide a venue for sharing insight into current trends in MODA, to identify potential gaps, and offer an outlook into the future of the involved fields: high performance computing, databases, machine learning, and possible solutions that can contribute to the design and procurement of upcoming Exascale systems.

=== Important Dates

Abstract submission: March 28, 2022 (AoE)
Paper submission: April 04, 2022 (AoE)
Author notification: April 18, 2022
Camera-ready: one month after June 02, 2022
MODA22 workshop: June 02, 2022, Hamburg, Germany

=== Goals

While MODA is already a common practice at various HPC sites, each site adopts a different, insular approach, not always adopted in production environments, and mostly limited to the visualization of the system and building infrastructure metrics for health check purposes. In this regard, we observe a gap between the collection of operational data and its meaningful and effective analysis and exploitation, which prevents the closing of the feedback loop between the monitored HPC system, its operation, and its end-users. Under these premises, the goals of the MODA22 workshop can then be summarized in the following way:

(1) Gather and share knowledge and establish a common ground within the international community with respect to best practices in monitoring and operational data analytics.

(2) Discuss future strategies and alternatives for MODA, potentially improving existing solutions and envisioning a common baseline approach in HPC sites and data centers.

(3) Establish a debate on the usefulness and applicability of AI/ML techniques on collected operational data for optimizing the operation of production systems (e.g., for practices such as predictive maintenance, runtime optimization, optimal resource allocation and scheduling).

=== Scope

We seek novel research ideas that align with the above goals and match (see note below) the scope of the MODA workshop series:

(a) Challenges, solutions, and best practices for monitoring systems at data centers and HPC sites. Significant focus will be placed on operational data collection mechanisms respectively:
- covering different system levels, from building infrastructure sensor data to CPU-core performance metrics, and
- targeting different end-users, from system administrators and operators to application developers, computer scientists, and computational scientists.

(b) Effective strategies for analyzing and interpreting the collected operational data. Such strategies should particularly include (but are not limited to):
- different visualization approaches and
- machine learning-based techniques, potentially inferring knowledge of the system behavior and allowing for the realization of a proactive control loop.

Note: New solutions proposed in the context of application performance modeling and/or application performance analysis tools fall outside the scope of MODA. Novel contributions in the area of compiler analysis, debugging, programming models and/or sustainability of scientific software are also considered out of the scope of the workshop.

=== Topics

We cordially invite you to submit your contributions to the MODA22 workshop, in the form of short (6 pages) and full (12 pages) submissions, that address but are not limited to:
* Monitoring and operational data analysis challenges and approaches (data collection, storage, visualization, integration into system software, adoption).
* State-of-the-practice method, tools, techniques in monitoring at various HPC sites
* Solutions for monitoring and analysis of operational data that work very well on large- to extreme-scale systems, with a large number of users.
* Solutions that have proven limitations in terms of efficiency of operational data collection in real-time or in terms of the quality of the collected data.
* Opportunities and challenges of using machine learning methods for efficient monitoring and analysis of operational data.
* Integration of monitoring and analysis practices into production system software (energy and resource management) and runtime systems (scheduling and resource allocation).
* Explicit gaps between operational data collection, processing, effective analysis, impactful exploitation; new approaches for closing these gaps for the benefit of improving HPC center planning, operations, and research.
* Means to identify misuse, intentional or unintentional, of resources, and methods to mitigate the effects of these: taking automatic steps to contain the effects of one application/job/user allocation on others, supporting users to identify causes for the misbehavior of their application, linking to intrusion detection and safe multitenancy.
* Concepts to integrate MODA into the system design at all levels, including dedicated hardware components, middleware features, and tool support that make ‘monitoring by default’ a viable option without sacrificing performance.
* FAIR data practices, including sharing of monitoring workflows and tools across sites while ensuring compliance with GDPR regulations and user access agreements.

=== Submission and Publication

All papers submitted to MODA22 must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another venue. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee members and accepted papers are expected to be presented during the workshop.

Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair online system at Papers are required to be formatted according to the ISC research papers guidelines using LNCS style (see Springer’s website):
* Single-column format.
* Maximum 6 (six) for short papers or 12 (twelve) pages for full papers (including figures and references).
* Use Springer’s LaTeX document class or Word template (see Springer’s Proceedings Guidelines).

The workshop chairs reserve the right to reject incorrectly formatted papers.

The MODA22 workshop papers will be published together with the ISC 2022 post-conference proceedings (published by Springer LNCS), including an abstract of the keynote and invited talks, and a description of the panel session.

=== Workshop Organizers

* Florina Ciorba – University of Basel, Switzerland
* Utz-Uwe Haus – HPE EMEA Research Lab, Switzerland
* Nicolas Lachiche – University of Strasbourg, France
* Martin Schulz – Technische Universität München, Germany

We are looking forward to your submissions and to seeing you on June 02, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany.

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