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CCGRID 2016 : 16th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid


Conference Series : Cluster Computing and the Grid
When May 16, 2016 - May 19, 2016
Where Cartagena, Colombia
Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2015
Notification Due Jan 15, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 11, 2016
Categories    cluster   cloud   grid

Call For Papers

========================== IEEE/ACM CCGRID 2016 =============================
Call for Papers:

The 16th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing - CCGRID2016

May 16-19, 2016. Cartagena, COLOMBIA, South America. http//

Advances in architectures, networks, systems and middleware technologies are leading to
new concepts and platforms for computing, ranging from Clusters and Grids to Clouds and
Datacenters. The 16th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and
Grid Computing (CCGrid 2016) is a forum bringing together international researchers,
developers, and practitioners to present leading research activities and results on a
broad range of topics related to these concepts, platforms, and their applications.
The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, workshops, and posters,
as well as the Doctoral Symposium and the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations.

In 2016, CCGRID will come to Colombia, South America, for the first time, and it will
be held in Cartagena, a historical, picturesque modern port city on Colombia´s Caribbean
Cost, which was designated on 1984 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main conference
will be held on May 17-19, 2016, with affiliated workshops taking place on May 16, 2016.

All papers presented at the main conference, workshops, poster session (for proceedings
posters), doctoral symposium, and SCALE challenge of IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2016 will be
submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication and EI indexing.


- Papers Due: November 13, 2015, Anywhere on Earth
The paper submission online system is now open.
- Author Notifications: January 15, 2016
- Camera Ready Papers Due: March 11, 2016


Topics of interests:

CCGRID 2016 will have a focus on important and immediate issues that are significantly
influencing all aspects of cluster, cloud and grid computing. Topics of interest include,
but are not limited to:

* Applications and Experiences:
Applications of new computing concepts and platforms to real and complex problems in
science, engineering, business, and society; User studies; Experiences with
large-scale deployments, systems, or applications.

* Architecture and Networking:
Design and use of emergent system architectures including but not limited to
accelerators; multicores; High availability solutions as well as network optimization,
SDN Software Defined Networks and NFV Network Function Virtualization.

* Data Centers and CyberInfrastructure:
Self-managed behavior, models and technologies; Autonomic paradigms and systems
optimization (control-based, bio-inspired, emergent, etc.); Development, evaluation,
and optimization of large-scale computing architectures.

* Programming Models and Runtime System:
Programming models, systems software and environments for cluster, cloud, and grid
computing; Fault-tolerant systems, programs, and algorithms; MapReduce model and
implementation; programming and runtime optimizations for VM environments.

* Performance Modeling and Evaluation:
Prediction of speed, time, energy, etc.; Modeling and analysis; Monitoring and
evaluation tools; Benchmarks and testbeds.

* Scheduling and Resource Management:
Techniques to schedule jobs and resources on cluster, cloud, and grid computing
platforms; SLA definition and enforcement.

* Mobile and Hybrid Clouds:
Development, evaluation, and optimization of cloud architectures. Software tools
and techniques for clouds.

* Storage and I/O:
System design and optimization for data storage and Big Data processing in cluster,
cloud, and grid environments.

* Security, Privacy and Reliability:
Development and optimization in Application-level security, Security and reliability,
Privacy statements.


Paper submission guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. Submissions must not
exceed 10 letter-size pages using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. Submitted
papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review
for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be
rejected without review and further action may be taken.

For details see

The paper submission online system is open:


General Chairs:
Harold Castro, Universidad de los Andes. CO.
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Carlos Jaime Barrios, Universidad Industrial de Santander, CO.

Program Committee Chairs:
Gul Agha, Illinios - Urbana Champaign, USA.
Philippe Navaux, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, BR.

Program Committee Tracks and Vice-Chairs:

Daniel S. Katz, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA
Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University, USA

Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
William Gropp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), USA

Doug Thain, University of Notre Dame, USA

Kate Keahey, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Cheng-Zhong Xu, Wayne State University, USA

Toni Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University, USA

Workshops Co-Chairs
Bruno Schulze, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil
Kate Kaehny, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Tutorial chairs
Gonzalo Hernández, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs
Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sergio Neschmanow, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Poster and Research Demo Chair
Yves Denneulin, Université de Grenoble, France
Alvaro de la Ossa, Colaboratorio Nacional de Computación Avanzada (CNCA), France
Marcos Dias de Assuncao, INRIA, France

SCALE Challenge Co-Chairs
Tiberio Hernández, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Manish Parashar, Rudgers University, USA

Sponsorship and Student Travel Awards Chair
María Isabel Rodríguez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Luis Núñez, Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia
Craig Lee, The Aersopace Corporation, USA
Palden Lama, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Publicity Chair
Francisco Brasilero, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Isidoro Gitler, Cinvestav & Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
Keinjiro Taura, Tokyo University, Japan
Shrideep Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA
Srikumar Venugopal, IBM Research, Ireland

Finance and Registration Co-Chairs
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Gabriel Pedraza, Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia
Jesús Carretero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Yezyd Donoso, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Amaury Cabarcas, Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia
Pilar Mogollón, Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia

Web Co-Chairs
Eduardo Rosales, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
César Díaz, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Steering Committee

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia (Chair)
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, USA (Co-Chair)
Henri Bal, Vrije University, The Netherlands
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Franck Capello, University of Paris-Sud, France
Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California/ISI, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee & ORNL, USA
Dick Epema, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ian Foster, University of Chicago, USA
Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA, Germany
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France
Geng Lin, Dell Inc., USA
Manish Parashar, Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, USA
Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University, Canada
Satoshi Matsuoaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bruno Schulze, LNCC, Brazil
Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, USA
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

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