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When May 13, 2012 - May 16, 2012
Where Ottawa, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2012
Notification Due Feb 6, 2012
Final Version Due Feb 27, 2012
Categories    clouds   cluster   grids

Call For Papers

* Organized as part of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on
* Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid)
* May 13-16, 2012, Ottawa, Canada

The Doctoral Symposium of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster,
Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) provides a forum for students in the
areas of scalable Clusters, widely distributed Grids and emerging Clouds
to obtain feedback and advice on their Ph.D. dissertation topics and
research career. The specific goals of the Symposium are to provide
advice to students for a successful thesis completion, to enable
students to evaluate their research in the context of global trends, and
to engender fruitful interactions and networking between student
researchers at a similar stage in their careers.

Selected students will present their work in front of an audience that
consists of both their peers and a committee of expert researchers.
The program committee consists of experts in the field, which provide
their valuable feedback to the ongoing research work of participating
students. They will also have the option to display their work as a

*** Topic Areas ***
The symposium is open to all Ph.D. students carrying out research on
topics related to the CCGrid symposium interest areas. Example topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Architectures, Systems and Designs for cluster, Grid and Cloud computing
- Scalability issues in Grid and Cloud computing environments
- Middleware for scalable distributed and cluster computing
- Scheduling, load balancing and Resource management paradigms
- Programming Models, Tools, Problem Solving Environments and Applications
- Fault-Tolerant and reliable Computing
- Trust, Security and Data Privacy on public and hybrid clouds
- Service-Oriented Cyberinfrastructure, including discovery, composition
and orchestration
- Multicore, Accelerator-based and Heterogeneous Computing
- Autonomic and Nature inspired Computing
- Abstractions and Models for Dynamic, distributed and data intensive
- Community and collaborative computing networks
- High-performance networking
- Economic and Utility computing models for clusters, Grids and Clouds

*** Important Dates ***
- Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: February 6th, 2012
- Camera-ready submission: February 27th, 2012

*** Submission ***
Each submission needs to have a Ph.D. student as the sole author or as the
primary author with his/her thesis advisor(s) as co-authors. Students must
be officially enrolled in a Ph.D. Program at the time of submission. It is
expected that they would have one to two years left in their candidature so
that they have enough time to incorporate the suggestions made at the

The submission should contain the following points:
- An introduction with the specific research proposal that describes the
problem that the thesis aims to address
- The significance of the work and its relevance to the CCGrid symposium
topic areas
- Related work and their shortcomings that the candidate's research aims to
- Explanation of the proposed approach and the research methodology adopted
- The results obtained so far, remaining objectives and the challenges
expected to be tackled
- Expected contributions of the research and the novelty and benefits of
the suggested solutions

The submissions will be limited to between 4-6 pages of double column text,
using single spaced 10 point size type on Letter (8.5"x11"), following the
IEEE Computer Society proceedings guidelines. The proceedings of the
doctoral symposium will be published as part of the CCGrid 2012 proceedings,
as well as in the IEEE Digital Library.

Submissions should be made electronically via the online submission site:

*** Chairs ***
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA (
Yogesh Simmhan, University of Southern California, USA (

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