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VHPC 2013 : 8th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing


Conference Series : Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
When Nov 22, 2013 - Nov 22, 2013
Where Denver, CO
Submission Deadline Sep 23, 2013
Notification Due Oct 9, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 21, 2013
Categories    virtualization   HPC   cloud

Call For Papers



8th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '13)

as part of SC 13, Denver, Colorado | in Cooperation with ACM SIGHPC


Date: November 22, 2013

Workshop URL:

Paper Submission Deadline: September 23, 2013 (firm)

Invited Talk: John Goodacre Director, Technology and Systems, ARM Processor Division
The Evolution of the ARM Architecture Towards Big Data and the Data-Centre


Virtualization has become a common abstraction layer in modern data
centers, enabling resource owners to manage complex infrastructures
independently of their applications. Conjointly, virtualization is becoming
a driving technology for a manifold of industry grade IT services. The
cloud concept includes the notion of a separation between resource
owners and users, adding services such as hosted application
frameworks and queueing. Utilizing the same infrastructure, clouds
carry significant potential for use in cpu-intensive or data-intensive
computing. The ability of clouds to provide for requests and releases
of vast computing resources dynamically and close to the marginal
cost of providing the services is unprecedented in the history of
scientific and commercial computing.

This workshop aims to bring together industrial providers with the
application community in order to foster discussion, collaboration
and mutual exchange of knowledge and experience.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections. Lightning
talks are limited to 5 minutes. Presentations may be accompanied by
interactive demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Management, deployment and monitoring of VM-based environments
- VM-cloud performance monitoring
- VM cloud topology management and optimization
- Operating systems virtualization supportpptimization
- VM-based cloud performance modelling
- Network virtualization for VM-environments
- Data virtualization
- Cloudbursting
- Evolved grid architectures including such based on network virtualization
- Workload characterization for VM-based environments
- Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud
- System and process/bytecode VM convergence
- Cloud frameworks and APIs
- GPU Virtualization architectures and APIs
- Checkpointing/migration of large compute jobs
- Instrumentation interfaces and languages
- VMM performance (auto-)tuning on various load types
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
- Heterogeneous virtualized environments
- Paravirtualized I/O
- Services in cloud HPC
- Research and education use cases
- Virtualization in cloud, cluster and grid environments
- Cross-layer VM optimizations
- Cloud HPC use cases including optimizations
- Energy-aware virtualization
- Performance and cost modelling
- QoS and and service levels
- Languages for describing highly-distributed compute jobs
- VM cloud and cluster distribution algorithms, load balancing
- Instrumentation interfaces and languages
- Hypervisor extensions and tools for cluster and grid computing
- Virtual machine monitor platforms
- Cluster provisioning in the cloud

Important Dates:

Rolling Paper registration
September 23, 2013 - Full paper submission
October 21, 2013 - Acceptance notification
November 8, 2013 - Camera-ready version due

Lightning Talks:
August 9, 2013 - Deadline for lightning talk abstracts
September 2, 2013 - Lightning talk notification

November 22, 2013 - Workshop Date



Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria
Gianluigi Zanetti (co-chair), CRS4, Italy
Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece

Costas Bekas, IBM, Switzerland
Jakob Blomer, CERN
Giovanni Busonera, CRS4, Italy
Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Simon Crosby, Bromium, USA
Tommaso Cucinotta, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Ireland
Casimer DeCusatis, IBM, USA
William Gardner, University of Guelph, USA
Marcus Hardt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
Xuxian Jiang, NC State, USA
Krishna Kant, George Mason University, USA
Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Simone Leo, CRS4, Italy
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Josh Simons, VMWare, USA
Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Yoshio Turner, HP Labs, USA
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan


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 8 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 the ACM International Conference
Proceedings Series. The format must be according to the ACM SIG style.
Initial submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be
requested to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:

Style template:

Abstract Submission Link:


Lightning Talks are non-paper track synoptical in nature that 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.


The workshop will be held as part of SC’13, Denver, Colorado.

SC 2013:

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