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VTDC 2015 : Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing


When Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 16, 2015
Where Portland (OR)
Abstract Registration Due Feb 6, 2015
Submission Deadline Feb 13, 2015
Notification Due Mar 20, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2015
Categories    distributed computing   cloud computing   virtualization   HPC

Call For Papers


The 8th International Workshop on
Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing
Portland, OR, USA

(Held in conjunction with HPDC 2015 -- The International Symposium on High
Performance Distributed Computing and FCRC 2015 - The Federated Computing
Research Conference)

Abstract submission: Feb 6, 2015 (11:59PM AOE)
Paper submission: Feb 13, 2015 (11:59PM AOE)
Acceptance notification: March 20, 2015
Final papers due: April 10, 2015
Workshop: June 15-16, 2015

During the past few years, a convergence has been observed between cloud
computing and High Performance Computing (HPC) at all levels, such as
infrastructures, technologies, and applications. For example, cloud
infrastructures are increasingly pressured to improve energy efficiency and
resource utilisation, which are traditional HPC concerns, while cloud
applications not only include long-running services, but also data-driven
applications and number crunching jobs. On the HPC front, job elasticity (or
dynamic jobs) has seen its way into batch schedulers: Instead of allocating
resources for peak requirements, HPC applications can be allocated the right
amount of resources for each execution phase, thus enabling a more efficient
resource utilisation. Furthermore, hardware used to be either specialised for
HPC or commodity for clouds, whereas now both types of infrastructure converge
towards using commodity hardware with a few specialised components, in
particular networking but also, e.g., accelerators. In the coming years, we
expect this convergence to lead to hybrid infrastructures running hybrid
applications, the infrastructures presenting characteristics both of HPC and
cloud systems, whereas the applications featuring a mix of compute- and
data-intensive applications, as well as user-facing services.

The VTDC workshop is open to researchers and practitioners in academia and
industry who are involved in research, development, and planning activities
involving the use of hybrid infrastructure and hybrid applications. Of
particular interest are submissions highlighting the convergence between HPC
and cloud systems at infrastructure, tools, or application level. For example,
contributions showing the benefits of applying HPC techniques or technologies
to clouds or the reverse are particularly interesting. Also of interests are
submission highlighting the difficulty of managing hybrid infrastructures
and/or hybrid applications.

Topics of interest include:
- Cloud technologies (e.g., virtualisation, containers) applied to HPC
- Use of HPC technologies (e.g., RDMA, low-latency communication, accelerators) inside clouds
- Orchestrated management of hybrid applications or hybrid infrastructures
- Unconventional HPC job scheduling (e.g., elasticity, migration)
- Running HPC applications on cloud infrastructures
- Programming models to support HPC application elasticity
- HPC-as-a-Service platforms
- Tools and programming models to support hybrid applications
- Performance modelling for hybrid applications
- Application deployment issues on cloud and HPC infrastructures
- Hybrid workloads (e.g., jobs and services), analysis and modelling
- Case studies of hybrid infrastructures and hybrid applications
- BigData and data-driven applications running on cloud and HPC infrastructures


VTDC'15 invites authors to submit or@iginal and unpublished work. Submitted
papers should be limited to 8 pages (including tables, images, and references)
and formatted according to the ACM SIGS Style
Document templates can be found at Only pdf format is
accepted. All papers will receive at least three reviews. Submission implies
the willingness of at least one of the authors to register for the workshop and
present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the HPDC proceedings.

To submit a paper for VTDC 2015, please use the EasyChair
submission site:


General Chair:
- Frédéric Desprez, Inria, France
- Adrien Lebre, Inria, France
Program Chair:
- Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys, Sweden
Steering Committee:
- Frederic Desprez, Inria, France
- Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
- Kate Keahey, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA
- Adrien Lebre, Inria, France
- Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA

Program Committee:
- David Breitgand, IBM Haifa, Israel
- Dilma M Da silva, Qualcomm, USA
- Peter Dinda, Northwestern University, IL, USA
- Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Dick Epema, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, FL, USA
- Liana Fong, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA
- Eitan Frachtenberg, Facebook, USA
- Alfredo Goldman, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
- Kartik Gopalan, Binghamton University, NY, USA
- Fabien Hermenier, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
- Francisco Hernandez-Rodriguez, Umeå University, Sweden
- Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Ardalan Kangarlou, NetApp, USA
- Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA
- Cristian Klein, Umeå University, Sweden
- Dalibor Klusáček, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
- Zhiling Lan, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL, USA
- Christine Morin, INRIA, France
- Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University, OH, USA
- Guillaume Pierre, Universite Rennes 1, France
- Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA
- Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
- Indrajit Roy, HP Labs, CA, USA
- Larry Rudolph, Two Sigma, USA
- Uwe Schwiegelshohn, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
- Xuanhua Shi, Huazhong University, China
- Rolf Stadler, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Mark Stillwell, Imperial College, UK
- Murray Stokely, Google, CA, USA
- Frederic Suter, IN2P3, France
- Johan Tordsson, Umeå University, Sweden,
- Vladimir Vlassov, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Wei Tang, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA
- Mike Wray, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
- Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University of Göttingen, Germany
- Ming Zhao, Florida International University, FL, USA

For more information, contact the general or program chairs at: frederic.desprez at or adrien.lebre at or elmroth at

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