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PDSW 2015 : The 10th Parallel Data Storage Workshop


Conference Series : Petascale Data Storage Workshop
When Nov 16, 2015 - Nov 16, 2015
Where Austin, TX
Submission Deadline Sep 16, 2015
Notification Due Sep 30, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 9, 2015
Categories    storage   systems   HPC   performance

Call For Papers

The 10th IEEE/ACM Parallel Data Storage Workshop CFP

PDSW15 will be held in conjunction with SC15, november 16, 2015, Austin, TX.
Peta­and exascale computing infrastructures make unprecedented demands on
storage capacity, performance, concurrency, reliability, availability, and
manageability. This one­day workshop focuses on the data storage and management
problems and emerging solutions found in peta­ and exascale scientific
computing environments, with special attention to issues in which community
collaboration can be crucial for problem identification, workload capture,
solution interoperability, standards with community buy­in, and shared tools.

Addressing storage media ranging from tape, HDD, and SSD, to emerging storage
devices like NVRAM, the workshop seeks contributions on relevant topics,
including but not limited to:

*performance and benchmarking
*failure tolerance problems and solutions
*APIs for high performance features
*parallel file systems
*high bandwidth storage architectures
*support for high velocity or complex data
*metadata intensive workloads
*autonomics for HPC storage
*virtualization for storage systems
*archival storage advances
*resource management innovations
*incorporation of emerging storage technologies
*workload study from production systems, and
*programmability of storage systems

The Parallel Data Storage Workshop holds a peer reviewed competitive process
for selecting short papers. Submit a not previously published short paper of up
to 5 pages, not less than 10 point font and not including references, in a PDF
file as instructed on the workshop web site. Submitted papers will be reviewed
under the supervision of the workshop program committee. Submissions should
indicate authors and affiliations. Final papers must not be longer than 5 pages
(excluding references). Selected papers and associated talk slides will be made
available on the workshop web site; the papers will also be published in the
digital library of the IEEE or ACM.

Deadline information:
Regular 5-page paper submissions due: 9/16/2015, 11:59:59pm EDT
Notifications to authors: 9/30/2015
E-copyrights and camera ready due: 10/9/2015
Slides due: Sunday,11/15/2015, 8:00 pm EDT, BEFORE the workshop! Please
email them to Joan.

Work-in-progress (wip) submissions
There will also be a WIP session at the workshop, where presenters give
5-minute brief talks on their on-going work, with fresh problems/solutions, but
may not be mature or complete yet for paper submission. A 1-page abstract is

WIP Submission Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, 11:59:59pm EDT
WIP Notification: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Final Submission: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Attending the workshop
Please be aware that all attendees to the workshop, both speakers and
participants, will have to pay the SC15 registration fee. Workshops are no
longer included as part of the technical program registration. With a paid
Technical Program registration, workshop fees are $50 for Members/Non-Members
and $25 for Students. A workshop only fee is available for $200 for
Members/Non-Members and $100 for Students.

To attend the workshop, please register through the Supercomputing '15
registration page. Registration opens in July.

Program committee:
*Eric Barton, Intel, UK
*John Bent, EMC, USA
*Ali Butt (Chair), Virginia Tech, USA
*Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
*Garth Gibson, CMU and Panasas, USA
*Min Li, IBM Watson, USA
*Jay Lofstead (Chair), Sandia National Laboratories, USA
*Jeremy Logan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
*Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
*Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
*Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
*Robert Ross, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
*Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA
*Jin Xiong, ICT, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Steering committee:
*John Bent, EMC
*Evan J. Felix, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
*Garth A. Gibson (chair), Carnegie Mellon University and Panasas Inc.
*Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
*Dean Hildebrand, IBM Research
*Dries Kimpe, KCG, USA
*Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz
*Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
*Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz
*Robert Ross, Argonne National Laboratory
*Philip C. Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
*Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
*John Shalf, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
*Lee Ward, Sandia National Laboratories

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