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8th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '13)

as part of SC 13, Denver, Colorado | sponsored by ACM sighpc


Date: November 22, 2013

Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Paper Submission Deadline: September 23, 2013


Virtualization has become a common abstraction layer in modern data

centers, enabling resource owners to manage complex infrastructures

independently of their applications. Conjointly, virtualization is becoming

a driving technology for a manifold of industry grade IT services. The

cloud concept includes the notion of a separation between resource

owners and users, adding services such as hosted application

frameworks and queueing. Utilizing the same infrastructure, clouds

carry significant potential for use in cpu-intensive or data-intensive

computing. The ability of clouds to provide for requests and releases

of vast computing resources dynamically and close to the marginal

cost of providing the services is unprecedented in the history of

scientific and commercial computing.

This workshop aims to bring together industrial providers with the

application community in order to foster discussion, collaboration

and mutual exchange of knowledge and experience.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper

presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections. Lightning

talks are limited to 5 minutes. Presentations may be accompanied by

interactive demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Management, deployment and monitoring of VM-based environments

- VM-cloud performance monitoring

- VM cloud topology management and optimization

- Operating systems virtualization supportpptimization

- VM-based cloud performance modelling

- Network virtualization for VM-environments

- Data virtualization

- Cloudbursting

- Evolved grid architectures including such based on network virtualization

- Workload characterization for VM-based environments

- Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud

- System and process/bytecode VM convergence

- Cloud frameworks and APIs

- GPU Virtualization architectures and APIs

- Checkpointing/migration of large compute jobs

- Instrumentation interfaces and languages

- VMM performance (auto-)tuning on various load types

- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, and security

- Heterogeneous virtualized environments

- Paravirtualized I/O

- Services in cloud HPC

- Research and education use cases

- Virtualization in cloud, cluster and grid environments

- Cross-layer VM optimizations

- Cloud HPC use cases including optimizations

- Energy-aware virtualization

- Performance and cost modelling

- QoS and and service levels

- Languages for describing highly-distributed compute jobs

- VM cloud and cluster distribution algorithms, load balancing

- Instrumentation interfaces and languages

- Hypervisor extensions and tools for cluster and grid computing

- Virtual machine monitor platforms

- Cluster provisioning in the cloud

Important Dates:

Rolling Paper registration

September 23, 2013 - Full paper submission

October 21, 2013 - Acceptance notification

November 8, 2013 - Camera-ready version due

Lightning Talks:

August 9, 2013 - Deadline for lightning talk abstracts

September 2, 2013 - Lightning talk notification

November 22, 2013 - Workshop Date



Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria

Gianluigi Zanetti (co-chair), CRS4, Italy

Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece


Costas Bekas, IBM, Switzerland

Jakob Blomer, CERN

Giovanni Busonera, CRS4, Italy

Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Simon Crosby, Bromium, USA

Tommaso Cucinotta, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Ireland

Casimer DeCusatis, IBM, USA

William Gardner, University of Guelph, USA

Marcus Hardt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany

Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland

Xuxian Jiang, NC State, USA

Krishna Kant, George Mason University, USA

Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland

Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Simone Leo, CRS4, Italy

Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Queen's University of Belfast, UK

Josh Simons, VMWare, USA

Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA

Yoshio Turner, HP Labs, USA

Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

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 8 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 ACM International Conference
Proceedings Series. The format must be according to the ACM SIG style.
Initial submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be
requested to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:


Style template:


Abstract Submission Link:



Lightning Talks are non-paper track synoptical in nature that 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.


The workshop will be held as part of SC’13, Denver, Colorado.

SC 2013: http://sc13.supercomputing.org/

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