Cluster2000    


Submission of Papers is EXTENDED until: July 2nd, 2000 !!!

Paper Registration Form

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

As a technology transfer conference, this new CLUSTER conference series -- a
merger of the three highly successful workshops IEEE IWCC, German CC, and
PC-NOW -- aims to provide:

(i) an evaluation of state-of-the art research and activities in cluster computing,
and

(ii) a spectrum of problems that can be made cluster-aware together with the
challenges therein with respect to performance, availability and programming
issues.

We are proud to announce the following invited speakers:

Keynotes

Henri E. Bal, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew A. Chien, University of California, San Diego, USA
Atsushi Hori, Real World Computing Partnership, Tsukuba, Japan
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California,USA
Thomas Sterling, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Center for Advanced Computing Research

Panel Session / Presentation

Gregory Pfister, IBM, Advanced Technology & Architecture, Server Design, USA

PAPER SUBMISSION and REVIEW PROCESS

We encourage submission of high quality papers reporting original work in both theoretical and experimental research in the topics listed below.

  • Cluster Hardware and Configuration
  • System Area Networks and High Speed Interconnects
  • Light Weight Communication Protocols
  • Message Passing Systems such as MPI and PVM for Clusters
  • Single System Image
  • Programming Paradigms/Environment for Clusters
  • File Systems and Parallel I/O
  • Job and Resource Management
  • Data Distribution and Load Balancing
  • Tools for Operating and Managing Clusters
  • Cluster Middleware
  • Highly Available Solutions
  • Problem Solving Environments for Clusters
  • Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications Clusters
  • Collaborative Work and Multimedia with Clusters
  • Java for High Performance Computing
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Clusters of Clusters/Computation Grids
  • Novel Hardware and Software Architectures
  • Low-Cost Clusters

The review process will be based on papers not exceeding 6000 words. Deadline for Web based electronic submission in Postscript (*.ps) or Adobe Acrobat v3.0 (*.pdf) is July 2nd, 2000. The submitted file must be viewable with Aladdin GhostScript 5.10 and printable on a standard PostScript Laser printer. No constraint is put on the format of the submitted draft except the lenght. However, submissions in double space format are encouraged, in order to provide the Referees the chance of marking comments and corrections on the paper copy for their own convenience.

In order to submit a paper, you will have to register using the WIMPE registration form that is available at this URL: http://now.disi.unige.it/c2000/forms/authpaper_reg.html. The Postscript or Adobe Acrobat file can be uploaded using the above paper registration form using your favourite browser. A confirmation will be e-mailed to the address you will provide as part of your registration as soon as the printability of the file will be assessed.

Contributed papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least 3 Anonymous Referees appointed by the Program Committee in order to identify their originality as well as their scientific and practical contribution to the state of the art. The identification of a high-quality scientific program is the primary objective of the CLUSTER 2000 Program Committee. We will not merely count the acceptance/rejection rate and claim that the selected paper are of high quality because several other papers have been rejected based on dubious quality refereee reports, as several other Conferences do.

Therefore, special care will be devoted to implement a fair and rigorous selection of submitted papers based on technical merit, significance of contribution, practical applicability of the results, and innovation. In particular, the Authors will have the chance to look at the reports prepared by the Anonymous Referees on their own papers, and provide an "answer" to some possible questions raised by the Reviewers. The Reviewers will then be asked to provide additional comments and justification of their initial evaluation based on the answer provided by the Authors. Both the Anonymous Referees' reports and the Authors' answer will be taken into account for the acceptance/rejection decision by the Program Committee.

chiola@disi.unige.it, June 1, 2000

PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of CLUSTER 2000 and its successors will be published as Proceedings by IEEE Society Press.

INDUSTRIAL TRACK / COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS

The Industrial Track consists of original technical papers from participating companies. Commercial Exhibits allow vendors to display their products. Proposals must be submitted to the Vendor Exhibit Chair Mario Trams at mario.trams@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de

TUTORIAL / POSTER

Proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials related to the conference topics as well as posters for presenting and discussing especially premature work in an informal walk-up-and-talk setting are invited. Please have a look at the TUTORIAL PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DETAILS

PANELS

Proposals are solicited for special topics and panel sessions. These proposals must be submitted to the Panel Chair Kai Hwang at kaihwang@usc.edu

Deadline for Posters/Panels/Tutorial/Industrial Track is June 30th, 2000

KEY DATES / INFO

Submission of Papers => EXTENDED until: July 2nd,2000
Notification of Acceptance => EXTENDED until: August 12th, 2000
Final Camera-ready Paper => EXTENDED until: September 15th, 2000

As mentioned in the AUTHOR KIT each author should have received, papers accepted as regular papers must not exceed a page limit of 8 pages.
Authors of papers wishing to have additional pages will pay an extra $50 USD per page - up to a max of 2 extra pages. From these authors we need an informal email containing a declaration that they will pay the $50 USD fee when they receive the request for payment. Then they are allowed to upload an up to 10-pages paper to the IEEE ftp site without having to contact anybody else.
Poster papers are generally limited to 2 pages and there is no way to purchase additional pages.
There is a $10.00 USD per page scanning charge for all papers received in hardcopy (use this submission method only in emergency case!).

To pay the additional charges for extra pages we offer you the opportunity to combine the extra fee with your regular registration. Just select the amount of extra pages of your paper in the Online Registration Form. The extra fee will be added to your registration fee automatically.
Important: Only one author of a paper (preferrably the main author) has to make a selection there! If your paper has extra pages, but you want to decouple this extra fee from the general registration, just select "No Extra Pages" and inform us via the comment field.

COMMITTEES
To contact a committee member via e-mail please click on his name below.

GENERAL CHAIR
Wolfgang Rehm, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

VICE CHAIR
Thomas Stricker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

STEERING COMMITTEE
Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK
Rajkumar Buyya (TFCC coordinator), Monash University, Australia
Giovanni Chiola, DISI - Universita di Genova, Italy
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Geoffrey Fox, NPAC, Syracuse,USA
Al Geist, ORNL, USA
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California,USA
Greg Pfister, IBM, Advanced Technology & Architecture, Server Design, USA
Wolfgang Rehm, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Thomas Sterling, JPL and Caltech, USA
Thomas Stricker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Barry Wilkinson, UNCC, USA

PROGRAM CHAIR
Giovanni Chiola, DISI - Universita di Genova, Italy

PROGRAM VICE CHAIRS
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Toni Cortes, Universtitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

HIGH AVAILABILITY
Ira Pramanick, Sun Microsystems, USA

CLUSTER APPLICATIONS
Daniel S. Katz, JPL and Caltech, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK
Luc Bouge, ENS Lyon, France
Rajkumar Buyya (TFCC coordinator), Monash University, Australia
Giovanni Chiola, DISI - Universita di Genova, Italy
Toni Cortes, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Hank Dietz, University of Kentucy, USA
Geoffrey Fox, NPAC, Syracuse,USA
Thomas Frank, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Al Geist, ORNL, USA
Ken Hawick, University of Adelaide, Australia
Hans-Ulrich Heiss, University of Paderborn, Germany
Hermann Hellwagner, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Salim Hariri, The University of Arizona,USA
Atsushi Hori, Tsukuba Research Center, Japan
A.R. Hurson, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California,USA
Daniel C. Hyde, Bucknell University,USA
Giulio Iannello, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Yutaka Ishikawa, RWCP, Japan
Hai Jin, University of Southern California,USA
Wolfgang Karl, Technische Universität München, Germany
Daniel S. Katz, JPL and Caltech, USA
Volker Lindenstruth, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Luigi Mancini, University of Rome, Italy
Timothy G. Mattson, Intel Co., USA
Arnd Meyer, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Ira Pramanick, Sun Microsystems, USA
Wolfgang Rehm, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Alexander Reinefeld, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik, Germany
Pietro Rossi, ENEA, Bologna, Italy
Stanislav Simeonov, Free University of Bourgas, Bulgaria
David Skillicorn, Queen´s University, Kingston, Canada
Thomas Sterling, JPL and Caltech, USA
Tony Skjellum, MPI Software Technology Inc., USA
Thomas Stricker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Djamshid Tavangarian, Universität Rostock, Germany
Bernard Tourancheau, University C. Bernard, Lyon, France
Mario Trams, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany
Theo Ungerer, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Werner Vogels, Cornell University, USA
Cho-Li Wang, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Barry Wilkinson, UNCC, USA
Albert Y.H. Zomaya, University of West Australia, Australia

VENDOR PRESENTATION CHAIR
Mario Trams, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany

TUTORIAL / POSTER CHAIR
Djamshid Tavangarian, Universität Rostock, Germany

PANEL CHAIR
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California,USA

STUDENTS FORUM CHAIR
Ralph Schlosser, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

PUBLICATION CHAIR
Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Cho-Li Wang, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

LOCAL ARRANGEMENT CHAIR
Andreas Mueller, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

FINANCE / REGISTRATION CHAIR
Bernd Junge, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany


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