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HPC4BD 2017 : High Performance Computing for Big Data


When Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 14, 2017
Where Bristol, UK
Submission Deadline May 8, 2017
Notification Due May 21, 2017
Final Version Due May 26, 2017
Categories    high performance computing   big data

Call For Papers

4th International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Big Data (HPC4BD 2017) to be held in conjunction with the 46th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), August 14, 2017 at Bristol, United Kingdom.

Scope and Topics of Interest: Processing large datasets for extracting information and knowledge has always been a fundamental problem. Today this problem is further exacerbated, as the data a researcher or a company needs to cope with can be immense in terms of volume, distributed in terms of location, and unstructured in terms of format. Recent advances in computer hardware and storage technologies have allowed us to gather, store, and analyze such large-scale data. However, without scalable and cost effective algorithms that utilize the resources in an efficient way, neither the resources nor the data itself can serve to science and society at its full potential.

Analyzing Big Data requires a vast amount of storage and computing resources. We need to untangle the big, puzzling information we have and while doing this, we need to be fast and robust: the information we need may be crucial for a life-or-death situation. We need to be accurate: a single misleading information extracted from the data can cause an avalanche effect. Each problem has its own characteristic and priorities. Hence, the best algorithm and architecture combination is different for different applications.

This workshop aims to bring people who work on data-intensive and high performance computing in industry, research labs, and academia together to share their problems posed by the Big Data in various application domains and knowledge required to solve them.

All novel data-intensive computing techniques, data storage and integration schemes, and algorithms for cutting-edge high performance computing architectures which targets the utilization of Big Data are of interest to the workshop. Examples of topics include but not limited to
- parallel algorithms for data-intensive applications,
- scalable data and text mining and information retrieval,
- using Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Storm, Streaming to analyze Big Data,
- energy-efficient data-intensive computing,
- deep-learning with massive-scale datasets
- querying and visualization of large network datasets,
- processing large-scale datasets on clusters of multicore and manycore processors, and accelerators,
- heterogeneous computing for Big Data architectures,
- Big Data in the Cloud,
- processing and analyzing high-resolution images using high-performance computing,
- using hybrid infrastructures for Big Data analysis.

PC Members:
- Sameh Abdullah, KAUST
- Mehmet Deveci, Sandia National Laboratories
- Tahsin Kurç, Stony Brook University
- Siva Rajamanickam, Sandia National Laboratories
- A. Erdem Sarıyüce, Sandia National Laboratories
- Erik Saule, University of North Carolina Charlotte
- Robert Soule, University of Lugano
- Oğuz Kaya, ENS Lyon, INRIA
- Mahantesh Halappanavar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Hongyang Sun, Vanderbilt University
- Ata Türk, Boston University
- Bora Uçar, CNRS and LIP, ENS Lyon

Important Dates
- Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
- Notification deadline: May 21, 2017
- Camera ready deadline: May 26, 2017
- Workshop date: August 14, 2017

Submission information: Paper submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE standard double column format with a font size of 10 pt or larger and a maximum of 10 letter size (8.5’’ x 11’’) pages. Submissions should represent original research results and may not already be under review or accepted for publication in another venue.

Papers can be submitted via EasyChair:

Proceedings & Policies: Proceedings of the conference and workshops will be available on CD or USB at the conference and published to IEEE Xplore and CSDL for EI indexing.
- Author Registration Policy: All papers in the main conference and workshops must have a full (non-student) registration associated with them.
- Authors presenting multiple papers would pay an "Additional Paper Fee" of US$200 for each extra paper.
- Authors must register by 30 June 2017 for their papers to appear in the proceedings. Your registration will allow you to attend both the conference and workshop sessions, the reception, the banquet, and coffee breaks.

Invitation Letters for Visa Applications: Invitation letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid their registration fees in full and are eligible to travel to the United Kingdom. Attendees will need to check locally (for their country of origin-citizenship) to determine the visa requirements for travel to the United Kingdom and whether they require an invitation letter from the conference. If you require an invitation letter, when you have completed your registration and paid your fees please complete the information requested in the Request for Visa Assistance form on the ICPP website and email it to Workshop Co-Chairs

No-show Policy: An accepted paper that is not presented in the conference will be excluded from the final proceedings submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Kamer Kaya, Sabancı University, Turkey

Buğra Gedik, Bilkent University, Turkey

Ümit Çatalyürek, Georgia Tech, USA

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