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HEAPS 2009 : The First International Workshop on High-End and Parallel Storage Systems


When Sep 13, 2009 - Sep 13, 2009
Where Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 13, 2009
Notification Due Jul 24, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2009
Categories    storage   high performance computing

Call For Papers

Workshop Scope:

High-performance storage is indispensable to high-end computing (HEC)
systems of the future. Emerging data-intensive applications from
various domains rely on high-throughput, low-latency I/O for efficient
and reliable processing and storage of large volumes of data. However,
improvements in storage performance have not been keeping pace with
the rapidly growing HEC processing power. The ever-increasing scale of
HEC systems also introduces new challenges with respect to scalability,
reliability, and manageability.

The purpose of the 1st International Workshop on High-End and Parallel
Storage Systems (HEAPS’09) is to bring together researchers and
practitioners from academia, research labs, and industry to discuss
the research issues and results in various aspects of high-end and
parallel storage systems.

HEAPS’09 will be co-held with PACT-2009 (Parallel Architectures and
Compilation Techniques,

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

* Parallel file and storage systems
* High-end network-attached storage and storage networks
* Traditional and emerging high-performance storage devices
* Data and metadata management for HEC systems
* Quality of Service (QoS) for storage I/O
* Scheduling and allocation of storage resources in HEC systems
* Performance and scalability
* Reliability, availability, and security of large-scale storage systems
* Archival storage in HEC systems
* Tools for HEC I/O benchmarking, tracing, performance measurement and
* HEC application I/O modeling and analysis
* Application interface to high-end and parallel storage

Important Dates:

* Extended abstract submission: July 13, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2009
* Full length final manuscripts due: August 15, 2009
* Workshop: September 13, 2009


* Organizing Committee:

o Ming Zhao, Florida International University
o Raju Rangaswami, Florida International University
o Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida

* Program Committee:

o Phil Carns, Argonne National Laboratory
o Vipin Chaudhary, University at Buffalo
o Ajay Gulati, VMware
o Eric Van Hensbergen, IBM Austin Research Laboratory
o Dean Hildebrand, IBM Almaden Research Center
o Jason Liu, Florida International University
o Ethan Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz
o Ron Oldfield, Sandia National Laboratories
o Philip Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
o Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology
o Seetharami Seelam, IBM Watson Research Center
o Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island

Submission Instructions:

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work to HEAPS’09.
Papers should be submitted as 4-page extended abstracts for
consideration. Final versions of accepted papers will be published in
full-length 8 pages using double column, single space, and 10pt font on
letter-size paper.

Submissions to HEAPS'09 are now OPEN! Please submit your paper through
EasyChair (

Your paper can be in either PDF or PS format. Please use the IEEE CS
templates to formate your manuscript. Style files are available here:

Further information:

HEAPS'09 Web site:
PACT-2009 Web site:

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