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VHPC 2015 : 10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing


Conference Series : Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
When Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015
Where Vienna, Austria
Abstract Registration Due Apr 29, 2015
Submission Deadline May 22, 2015
Notification Due Jun 19, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 2, 2015
Categories    virtualization   HPC   cloud   distributed computing

Call For Papers

CfP 10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '15)


10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '15)

held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2015, August 24-28, Vienna, Austria

(Springer LNCS)

Date: August 25, 2015
Workshop URL:

Paper Submission Deadline: June 2, 2015 (extended)


Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource
management in modern data centers, cloud environments, and increasingly in
HPC as well. Providers need to dynamically manage complex infrastructures in a
seamless fashion for varying workloads and hosted applications, independently of
the customers deploying software or users submitting highly dynamic and
heterogeneous workloads. Thanks to virtualization, we have the ability to manage
vast computing and networking resources dynamically and close to the marginal
cost of providing the services, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific
and commercial computing.

Docker et al. OS-level virtualization, with its capability to isolate multiple user-space
environments allows for their co-existence within the same OS kernel. It
promises to provide many of the advantages of machine virtualization with high
levels of responsiveness and performance; coupled with lightweight OSs it forms a
potent architecture with promise to become a mainstream environment
for HPC workloads.

Machine virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple
under-utilized servers with heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes),
and its capability to live-migrate a fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very
short downtime, enables novel and dynamic ways to manage physical servers;

I/O Virtualization allows physical network adapters to take traffic from multiple VMs;
network virtualization, with its capability to create logical network overlays that
are independent of the underlying physical topology and IP addressing, provides
the fundamental ground on top of which evolved network services can be realized
with an unprecedented level of dynamicity and flexibility; These technologies
have to be inter-mixed and integrated in an intelligent way, to support
workloads that are increasingly demanding in terms of absolute performance,
responsiveness and interactivity, and have to respect well-specified Service-
Level Agreements (SLAs), as needed for industrial-grade provided services.

The Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC)
aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the challenges
posed by virtualization in order to foster discussion, collaboration, mutual exchange
of knowledge and experience, enabling research to ultimately provide novel
solutions for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper presentations,
each followed by 10 min discussion sections, and lightning talks, limited to 5
minutes. Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, cloud HPC and grids
- OS-level virtualization including container runtimes (Docker, rkt et al.)
- Lightweight compute node operating systems/VMMs
- Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms, hypervisors
- Hypervisor and network virtualization QoS and SLAs
- Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV
- Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments
- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud workloads
- Programming models for virtualized environments
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, high-availability and security
- Heterogeneous virtualized environments, virtualized accelerators, GPUs and co-processors
- Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud and for HPC in the cloud
- Topology management and optimization for distributed virtualized applications
- Cluster provisioning in the cloud and cloud bursting
- Adaptation of emerging HPC technologies (high performance networks, RDMA, etc..)
- I/O and storage virtualization, virtualization aware file systems
- Job scheduling/control/policy in virtualized environments
- Checkpointing and migration of VM-based large compute jobs
- Cloud frameworks and APIs
- Energy-efficient / power-aware virtualization

Important Dates

rolling abstract registration
June 2, 2015 - Full paper submission (extended)
June 30, 2015 - Acceptance notification (shifted with extension)
October 2, 2015 - Camera-ready version due

August 25, 2015 - Workshop Date



Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria
Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece
Balazs Gerofi (co-chair), RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Japan

Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Costas Bekas, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Jakob Blomer, CERN
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK
Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA
William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada
Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA
Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Iftekhar Hussain, Infinera, USA
Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA
Eiji Kawai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland
Kornilios Kourtis, ETH, Switzerland
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Massimo Lamanna, CERN
Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
William Magato, University of Cincinnati, USA
Helge Meinhard, CERN
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes France
Christine Morin, INRIA, France
Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA
Seetharami Seelam, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Josh Simons, VMWare, USA
Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan


Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two
members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions
should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables
and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submission
of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper
be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the
conference to present the work.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series - the
format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial
submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requested
to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:

Submission Link:


The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2015, 24-28 August, Vienna, Austria

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