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8th Workshop on Scalable Computing (WSC'16)

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016

 

The Workshop on Scale Computing (WSC) is a result of evolution in the world of computing. It originated (as Workshop on Large Scale Computing in Grids; LaSCoG) in 2005. Next, cloud computing became popular and, in response to this new trend, Workshop on Scalable Computing in Distributed Systems (SCoDiS) emerged. The two workshops (under a joint name LaSCoG-SCoDiS) have been organized till 2014 (information about past events can be found here). However, the world of large-scale computing continuously evolves. In particular, data-intensive computations (known as "Big Data") brough a completely new set of issues that have to be solved (in addition to those that exist since late 1990th and that still deserve our attention). Therefore we have decided to refresh the name of the event (to better represent the scope of interest). This is how the Workshop on Scalable Computing (WSC) came to being.

Topics

Covered topics include (but are not limited to):

  • General issues in scalable computing
    • Algorithms and programming models for large-scale applications, simulations and systems
    • Large-scale symbolic, numeric, data-intensive, graph, distributed computations
    • Architectures for large-scale computations (GPUs, accelerators, quantum systems, federated systems, etc.)
    • Data models for large-scale applications, simulations and systems
    • Large-scale distributed databases
    • Security issues for large-scale applications and systems
    • Load-balancing / intelligent resource management in large-scale applications, simulations and systems
    • Performance analysis, evaluation and prediction
    • Portals, workflows, services and collaborative research
    • Data visualization
    • On-demand computing
    • Virtualization supporting computations
    • Self-adaptive computational / storage systems
    • Volunteer computing
    • Scaling applications from small-scale to exa-scale (and back)
    • Computing for Big Data
    • Business applications
  • Grid / Cloud computing
    • Cloud / Grid computing architectures, models, algorithms and applications
    • Cloud / Grid security, privacy, confidentiality and compliance
    • Mobile Cloud computing
    • High performance Cloud computing
    • Green Cloud computing
    • Performance, capacity management and monitoring of Cloud / Grid configuration
    • Cloud / Grid interoperability and portability
    • Cloud / Grid application scalability and availability
    • Economic, business and ROI models for Cloud / Grid computing
    • Big Data cloud services

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s) of:
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Committee

Past Conferences

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 30, 2015
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: December 15, 2015
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 09 2016 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
  • Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
  • Final version of paper submission: July 11, 2016
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
  • Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

FedCSIS is organized by

 

Under auspices of

Minister of Science and Higher Education
Jarosław Gowin

Minister of Digital Affairs
Anna Streżyńska

Prezydent Miasta Gdyni
Wojciech Szczurek
Prezydent Miasta Gdańsk
Paweł Adamowicz

Rector of Gdansk University of Technology
prof. dr hab. inż. Henryk Krawczyk