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DISCS 2015 : The 2015 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS-2015)


When Nov 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
Where Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin TX, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 21, 2015
Notification Due Sep 25, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2015

Call For Papers

The 2015 International Workshop on

Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS-2015)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin TX, USA

Held in conjunction with SC15: The International Conference for High

Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

In cooperation with ACM SIGHPC,



* Scope of the Workshop *

The Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS) workshop series

facilitates dialogue about research aimed at the intersection of data

intensive computing and traditional high performance computing (HPC).

Traditional HPC systems were designed from a compute-centric perspective,

with an emphasis on high floating-point performance. As scientific and

analytics applications become more data intensive, there is a need to

rethink HPC system architectures, programming models, runtime systems,

and tools with a focus on data intensive computing. Industry approaches

supporting data intensive applications have been highly successful,

leading many in the HPC community to explore ways to apply them.

Conversely, the HPC community's expertise in designing, deploying, and

using high performance systems is attractive to those in industry.

DISCS-2015 will feature a keynote address and presentation of

peer-reviewed full and short research papers, with ample opportunity

for researchers and developers to discuss recent results and the future

challenges of running data intensive applications on traditional HPC

systems and latest data-centric computing systems.

* Important Dates *

Paper Submission: August 21, 2015

Author Notification: September 25, 2015

Camera-Ready Paper Submission: October 10, 2015

Workshop Date: November 15, 2015

* Topics of Interest *

Topics for DISCS-2015 include, but not limited to:

* HPC system architectures for data intensive applications

o Data-centric system architectures

o I/O systems and architectures

o System area networks

o Power efficient systems

* Programming models supporting data intensive applications

o Data-centric programming models

o MPI/GAS/PGAS extensions for data intensive applications

o Non-traditional programming languages/methodologies

* Runtime systems supporting data intensive applications

o Intranode, Internode and Inter-System Communication

o Data compression and de-duplication

o Caching and prefetching

o Reliability and fault tolerance

o Data integrity and consistency

* Productivity tools supporting data intensive applications

o Data analytic tools

o Tracing and trace analysis tools

o Data mining and knowledge discovery tools

o Data visualization techniques and tools

o Computational, mathematical and statistical techniques and

tools supporting such techniques

* Submission Instructions *

Submissions should be unpublished work and in PDF format on US

Letter sized paper (8.5"x11") with not more than 8 pages (all

inclusive) formatted according to the double-column format of

the ACM SIG Proceedings “Option 1: LaTeX2e – Strict Adherence

to SIGS style” template. Margins and fonts should not be modified

from this style. All accepted papers will appear in the workshop

proceedings in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. See for details.

* Keynote *

Irene M. Qualters will deliver the keynote address for DISCS-2015.

Ms. Qualters is the Division Director of Advanced Cyber-infrastructure

for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and has extensive

experience guiding NSF’s national computing infrastructure.

Before coming to the NSF, she had a 30-year career in industry,

working on compilers, operating systems, and file systems.

* Journal Special Issue *

The authors of papers presented in the DISCS-2015 workshop will be

invited to extend their manuscripts to be considered for a special

issue guest of Parallel Computing: Systems & Applications, guest

edited by the DISCS-2015 workshop chairs. Details regarding the

journal special issue and important submission dates will be

available to authors of accepted papers after the workshop.

* Workshop Registration *

Registration for DISCS-2015 and all other SC15 workshops is handled

through the SC15 registration system. Attendees can register for

access to SC15 workshops independent of the SC15 Technical Program, or

can add workshop registration to their Technical Program registration

at a reduced rate. All DISCS-2015 attendees, including presenters,

are required to have a valid SC15 workshop registration.

Please visit the SC15 Registration Page for more information and to

register for SC15 workshops.

* Organizers *


Philip Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Weikuan Yu, Florida State University

Shane Canon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Michael Kluge, TU Dresden


Jianhui Yue, Auburn University


Michael Brim, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Pietro Cicotti, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Shuibing He, Illinois Institute of Technology

Mitch Horton, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Hyun-Wook Jin, Konkuk University

Dries Kimpe, KCG Holdings, Inc

Michael Kluge, TU Dresden

Quincey Koziol, The HDF Group

Joshua Ladd, Mellanox

Michael Lang, Los Alamos National Laboratory

John Leidel, Texas Tech University

Zhuo Liu, Yahoo

Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories

Sarp Oral, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Balaji Palanisamy, University of Pittsburgh

Seung-Woo Son, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Jian Tan, Alibaba

Wei Tang, Argonne National Laboratory

Zhiqi Tao, Intel Corporation

Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame

Yandong Wang, IBM

Bin Wang, Auburn University

Belle Xiang, Huawei

Weijun Xiao, Virginia Commonwealth University

Pengcheng Xiong, Horton Networks

Cong Xu, Intel

Peixiang Zhao, Florida State University

Fang Zheng, IBM


Yong Chen, Chair, Texas Tech University

William D. Gropp, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology

Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory

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