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MHPC 2013 : 2013 Workshop on Middleware for HPC and Big Data Systems


When Aug 27, 2013 - Aug 27, 2013
Where Euro-Par, Aachen, Germany
Submission Deadline Jun 10, 2013
Notification Due Jul 8, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 3, 2013
Categories    computer science   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers



2013 Workshop on

Middleware for HPC and Big Data Systems

MHPC '13

as part of Euro-Par 2013, Aachen, Germany


Date: August 27, 2012

Workshop URL:

Springer LNCS


June 10, 2013 - LNCS Full paper submission (extended)
June 28, 2013 - Lightning Talk abstracts


Extremely large, diverse, and complex data sets are generated from
scientific applications, the Internet, social media and other applications.
Data may be physically distributed and shared by an ever larger community.
Collecting, aggregating, storing and analyzing large data volumes
presents major challenges. Processing such amounts of data efficiently
has been an issue to scientific discovery and technological
advancement. In addition, making the data accessible, understandable and
interoperable includes unsolved problems. Novel middleware architectures,
algorithms, and application development frameworks are required.

In this workshop we are particularly interested in original work at the
intersection of HPC and Big Data with regard to middleware handling
and optimizations. Scope is existing and proposed middleware for HPC
and big data, including analytics libraries and frameworks.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together software architects,
middleware and framework developers, data-intensive application developers
as well as users from the scientific and engineering community to exchange
their experience in processing large datasets and to report their scientific
achievement and innovative ideas. The workshop also offers a dedicated forum
for these researchers to access the state of the art, to discuss problems
and requirements, to identify gaps in current and planned designs, and to
collaborate in strategies for scalable data-intensive computing.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections.
Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Middleware including: Hadoop, Apache Drill, YARN, Spark/Shark, Hive, Pig, Sqoop,
HBase, HDFS, S4, CIEL, Oozie, Impala, Storm and Hyrack
- Data intensive middleware architecture
- Libraries/Frameworks including: Apache Mahout, Giraph, UIMA and GraphLab
- NG Databases including Apache Cassandra, MongoDB and CouchDB/Couchbase
- Schedulers including Cascading
- Middleware for optimized data locality/in-place data processing
- Data handling middleware for deployment in virtualized HPC environments
- Parallelization and distributed processing architectures at the middleware level
- Integration with cloud middleware and application servers
- Runtime environments and system level support for data-intensive computing
- Skeletons and patterns
- Checkpointing
- Programming models and languages
- Big Data ETL
- Stream processing middleware
- In-memory databases for HPC
- Scalability and interoperability
- Large-scale data storage and distributed file systems
- Content-centric addressing and networking
- Execution engines, languages and environments including CIEL/Skywriting
- Performance analysis, evaluation of data-intensive middleware
- In-depth analysis and performance optimizations in existing data-handling
middleware, focusing on indexing/fast storing or retrieval between compute
and storage nodes
- Highly scalable middleware optimized for minimum communication
- Use cases and experience for popular Big Data middleware
- Middleware security, privacy and trust architectures


Rolling abstract submission
June 10, 2013 - Full paper submission (extended)
July 8, 2013 - Acceptance notification
October 3, 2013 - Camera-ready version due

Lightning Talks:
June 28, 2013 - Deadline for lightning talk abstracts
July 15, 2013 - Lightning talk notification

August 27, 2013 - Workshop Date



    Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria
    Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece
    Jie Tao (co-chair), Karlsruhe Institut of Technology, Germany
    Lizhe Wang (co-chair), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Gianluigi Zanetti (co-chair), CRS4, Italy


Amitanand Aiyer, Facebook, USA
Costas Bekas, IBM, Switzerland
Jakob Blomer, CERN, Switzerland
William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada
José Gracia, HPC Center of the University of Stuttgart, Germany
Zhenghua Guom,  Indiana University, USA
Marcus Hardt,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
Christopher Jung,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Andreas Knüpfer - Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Yan Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Martin Schulz - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Viral Shah, MIT Julia Group, USA
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Zhifeng Yun, Louisiana State University, USA


Accepted full papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series.

The best papers of the workshop -- after extension and revision -- will be
published in a Special Issue of the Springer Journal of Scalable Computing.


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.

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:

Style template:

Abstract Registration - Submission Link:


Talks 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. Lightning talks should spark discussion with presenters
making themselves available following the lightning talk track.  

DURATION: Workshop Duration is one day.


The workshop will be held as part of Euro-Par 2013.

Euro-Par 2013:

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