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SIMPAT Sustainable Ultrascale Computing 2014 : SIMULATION MODELLING PRACTICE AND THEORY SPECIAL ISSUE ON “Techniques And Applications For Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems”


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Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2014
Notification Due Jan 30, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2015

Call For Papers


"Techniques And Applications For Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems"


Guest Editors:

Prof. Helen Karatza. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Prof. Jesus Carretero. University Carlos III of Madrid. Spain.

"Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory" (SIMPAT) is seeking original manuscripts for a Special Issue on "Techniques And Applications For Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems" scheduled to appear in September 2015.

The special issue will provide a forum for presenting the latest research on techniques and applications to make ultrascale systems, envisioned as a large-scale complex system joining parallel and distributed computing systems, maybe located at multiple sites, that cooperate to provide solutions to the users, more sustainable. This special issue focuses on the software side, aiming at bringing together researchers from academia and industry interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of services and system software mechanisms to improve sustainability in ultrascale computing systems with a holistic approach.

As a growth of two or three orders of magnitude of today’s computing systems is expected, including systems with unprecedented amounts of heterogeneous hardware, lines of source code, numbers of users, and volumes of data, sustainability is critical to ensure the feasibility of those systems. Due to those needs, currently there is an emerging cross-domain interaction between high-performance in clouds or the adoption of distributed programming paradigms, such as Map-Reduce, in scientific applications, the cooperation between HPC and distributed system communities still poses many challenges towards building the ultrascale systems of the future. Especially in unifying the services to deploy sustainable applications portable to HPC systems, multi-clouds, data centers, and big data.

Areas of Interest

The topics of specific interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Existing and emerging designs to achieve sustainable ultrascale systems.
• Simulation techiques to enhance sustainability of ultrscale computing systems.
• High-level parallel programming tools and programmability techniques to improve applications sustainability on ultrascale platforms. (model driven, refactoring, dynamic code generation, unified services, middlewares, …).
• Synergies among emerging programming models and run-times from HPC, distributed systems, and big data communities to provide sustainable execution models (increased productivity, transparency, elasticity, …).
• New energy efficiency techniques for monitoring, analyzing, and modeling ultrascale systems, including energy efficiency metrics for multiple resources (computing, storage, networking) and sites.
• Eco-design of ultrascale components and applications, with special emphasis on energy-aware software components that help users to shape energy issues for their applications.
• Sustainable resilience and fault-tolerant mechanisms that can cooperate throughout the whole software stack to handle errors.
• Fault tolerance techniques in partitioned global address space (e.g. PGAS, MPI, hybrid) and federated cooperative environments.
• Data management optimization techniques through cross layer adaptation of the I/O stack to provide global system information to improve data locality.
• Enhanced data management lifecycle on scalable architectures combining HPC and distributed computing (clouds and data centers).
• Experiences with applications, high-level algorithms, and services amenable to ultrascale systems.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be written in English and must describe original research which has not been published, and is not currently under review by other journals or for conferences. The author guidelines for preparation of manuscripts are available online. Manuscripts should be no longer than 20 pages, including the title page, abstract, or references. All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at the location indicated. The authors must select Special Issue “Sustainable Systems" upon uploading their paper.

Important Dates

• Submission of papers: November 30, 2014
• Communication of first round of review results: January 30, 2015
• Submission of revised manuscript: March 30, 2015
• Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2015
• Final paper due: June 15, 2015
• Tentative Publication date: October 2015

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