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[Xen-devel] CfP Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '16)

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11th Workshop on Virtualization in HighÂ-Performance Cloud Computing Â(VHPC '16)

held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance,

June 19-23, 2016, Frankfurt, Germany.


Date: June 23, 2016

Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Lightning talk abstract registration deadline: February 29, 2016

Paper/publishing track abstract registration deadline: March 21, 2016

Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2016

Call for Papers

Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource

management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud environments.

Cloud providers need to manage complex infrastructures in a seamless fashion to support

the highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads and hosted applications customers

deploy. Similarly, HPC environments have been increasingly adopting techniques that

enable flexible management of vast computing and networking resources, close to marginal

provisioning cost, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial


Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in different ways: machine

virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple underÂutilized servers with

heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to liveÂ-migrate a

fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short downtime, enables novel and dynamic

ways to manage physical servers; OS-Âlevel virtualization (i.e., containerization), with its

capability to isolate multiple userÂ-space environments and to allow for their coÂexistence

within the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of the advantages of machine

virtualization with high levels of responsiveness and performance; I/O Virtualization allows

physical NICs/HBAs to take traffic from multiple VMs or containers; 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; the increasingly adopted paradigm of Software-ÂDefined Networking (SDN)

promises to extend this flexibility to the control and data planes of network paths.

Topics of Interest

The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions related to

virtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on the intersection of HPC

and the cloud. Topics 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

- QoS and SLA in hypervisors and network virtualization

- Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV

- Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments

- Virtual per job / on-demand clusters and cloud bursting

- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud workloads

- Programming models for virtualized environments

- Virtualization in data intensive computing and Big Data processing

- 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

- 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

The Workshop on Virtualization in HighÂ-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, plus lightning talks that are limited to 5 minutes.

Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.

Important Dates

February 29, 2016 - Lightning talk abstract registration

March 21, 2016 - Paper/publishing track abstract registration

April 25, 2016 - Full paper submission

May 30, 2016 Acceptance notification

June 23, 2016 - Workshop Day

July 25, 2016 - Camera-ready version due


Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria

Anastassios Nanos (co-Âchair), NTUA, Greece

Balazs Gerofi (co-Âchair), âRIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Scienceâ, Japan

Program committee

Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece

Costas Bekas, IBM Research, Switzerland

Jakob Blomer, CERN

Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK

Stephen Crago, USC ISI, USA

Christoffer Dall, Columbia University, USA

Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA

Robert Futrick, Cycle Computing, USA

Robert Gardner, University of Chicago, USA

William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada

Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud, USA

Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA

Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland

Brian Kocoloski, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Kornilios Kourtis, IBM Research, Switzerland

Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

John Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France

Kevin Pendretti, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Giuseppe Lettieri, University of Pisa, Italy

Qing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Paul Mundt, Adaptant, Germany

Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA

Carlos ReaÃo, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Seetharami Seelam, IBM Research, USA

Josh Simons, VMWare, USA

Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA

Dieter Suess, TU Wien, Austria

Craig Stewart, Indiana University, USA

Anata Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Amit Vadudevan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan

Nicholas Wright, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Gianluigi Zanetti, CRS4, Italy

Paper Submission-Publication

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.

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:


Abstract, Paper Submission Link:


Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are non-paper track, synoptical in nature and are strictly limited to 5 minutes.

They can be used to gain early feedback on ongoing research, for demonstrations, to

present research results, early research ideas, perspectives and positions of interest to the

community. Submit abstract via the main submission link.

General Information

The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with the International

Supercomputing Conference - High Performance (ISC) 2016, June 19-23, Frankfurt, Germany.

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