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PQoSCOM 2012 : The 2012 International Workshop on Power and QoS Aware Computing


When May 1, 2012 - Sep 27, 2012
Where Beijing
Submission Deadline Jun 10, 2012
Notification Due Jun 30, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2012
Categories    power aware computing   energy efficient computing   green computing   virtualization

Call For Papers

The 2012 International Workshop on Power and QoS Aware Computing(PQoSCom’12)
In Conjunction With IEEE Cluster 2012
Beijing, China
September 24, 2012
Power is becoming a critical resource to not only mobile, wireless, and battery-powered devices, but also large-scale server systems and data centers. Lower power consumption can significantly extend the usage time of battery-powered devices or reduce heat-related malfunctions and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprise server systems and data centers. However, existing solutions for power aware computing mostly focus on the power reduction of the targeted computing systems at the sacrifice of QoS (Quality of Service) performance. Due to the high-density of service consolidation and development of new applications and the increasing number of users with heterogeneous requests, providing users with QoS guarantees while executing applications and saving power consumption has become a crucial problem that needs to be addressed for various computing systems. Moreover, with active deployment of multi-core and many-core architecture, virtualization and the emerging cloud computing infrastructure, power and QoS constraints raise more challenges and have negative impacts on system performance. Hence, various aspects of power and QoS aware related solutions, such as algorithms design, performance evaluation and analysis, and prototypical implementation are required to make the computing system more power efficient with little loss of QoS performance.

This workshop focuses on the challenges imposed by power and QoS constraints on computing systems, and on the different state-of-the-art solutions proposed to overcome these challenges.

2012 International Workshop on Power and QoS Aware Computing (PQoSCom2012) is a forum for professionals involved in energy efficiency and QoS constraints in parallel and distributed computing systems and data center operations and management. The goal of this workshop is to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field of power aware and QoS constrained computing and bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. We believe that power and QoS aware computing will benefit from close interaction between researchers and industry practitioners, so that the research can inform current deployments and deployment challenges can inform new research. In support of this, PQoSCom 2012 will provide a forum for both academics and industry practitioners to share their ideas and experiences, discuss challenges and recent advances, introduce developments and tools, identify open issues, present applications and enhancements for power and QoS aware computing systems and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new/emerging trends in this important area.

We therefore cordially invite contributions that investigate these issues, introduce new execution environments, apply performance evaluations and show the applicability to science and enterprise applications. We welcome various different kinds of papers that could formalize, simplify and optimize all the aspects of existing large scale computing systems and applications in science, engineering and business. We particularly encourage the submission of position papers that describe novel research directions and work that is in its formative stages, and papers about practical experiences and lessons learned from production systems.

Papers of applied research, industrial experience reports, work-in-progress and vision papers with different criteria for each category that describe recent advances and efforts in the design and development of power and QoS aware computing, functionalities and capabilities that will benefit many applications are also solicited.

List of topics
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Novel Power-aware Architectures for Various Kind of Computing Systems
Power and QoS Optimization
Power and QoS Tradeoff Modeling and Simulation
Power and QoS Performance Evaluation
Power and QoS Aware Scheduling
Power and QoS Aware Load Balancing
QoS Specification, Formulation, Quantification and Verification
Instrumentation, Profiling, and Measuring of Power Consumption
Power and QoS awareness and Management at All Levels
Multi/Many Core
Grid/Cluster/Cloud/Mobile/ Embedded Computing
Power-aware Real Time Systems
Power Reduction Algorithms & Applications
Survey/Reviews of Power and QoS Challenges of Modern Computing Systems
Power Efficiency and Thermal Management in Data Centers
Power and QoS Aware Storage and File Systems
Fault Tolerance, Reliability, and Availability
Green Data Intensive Computing
Performance Engineering, Benchmark Design, and Run-time Power-QoS management
Important dates
Paper Submission: June/10/2012
Notification of Acceptance: Jun/30/2012
Final Version of the Paper: Jul/15/2012
Submission Instructions
Please submit full papers in PDF or doc format via the submission system. Do not email submissions. Papers must be written in English.

The complete submission must be no longer than ten (10) pages. It should be typeset in two-column format in 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading. References should not be set in a smaller font. Submissions that violate any of these restrictions may not be reviewed. The limits will be interpreted fairly strictly, and no extensions will be given for reformatting. Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 8 pages; max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost.

The names of authors and their affiliations should be included on the first page of the submission.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud.

Reviewing of full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee.

By submitting a paper, you agree that at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present it. Otherwise, the paper will be excluded from the digital library of IEEE.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a revised and expanded version of their papers to be considered for publication in special issues of well-known international journals.

Elsevier Future Generation Computer System(SCI I.F./2.365)
Information Systems Frontiers(Springer, SCI I.F./1.596)

Workshop Co-Chairs
Prof. R.K. Shyamasundar, IEEE FELLOW, ACM FELLOW, School of Technology & Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Prof. Long Wang, Supercomputing Center, Computer Network Information Center,Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Chunlei Liu, Valdosta State University,USA

Program Co-Chairs
Prof. Cong-Feng Jiang, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Dr. Ji-Lin Zhang, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Program Committee Members
Guoray Cai (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Hong-Linh Truong(Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
R.K. Shyamasundar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
Walter Binder (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Weihui Dai(Fudan University, China)
Mea Wang (University of Calgary, Canada)
Kumiko Tadano (NEC, Japan)
Jian Zhao (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Dan Li (Tsinghua University, China)
Amit Dvir (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Jie Wu (Yale/Fudan University, China)
Woosung Jung, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Jian Wan (Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)

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