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Michael AlexanderFeb 22, 2009 1:49 pm 
Subject:[Xen-users] CfP 4th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'09)
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================================================================= CALL FOR PAPERS

4th Workshop on

Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing VHPC'09

as part of Euro-Par 2009, Delft, The Netherlands =================================================================

Date: August 25, 2009

Euro-Par 2009: Workshop URL:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Abstracts: March 12, 2009 Full Paper: June 8, 2009


Virtualization has become a common abstraction layer in modern data centers, enabling resource owners to manage complex infrastructure independently of their applications. Conjointly virtualization is becoming a driving technology for a manifold of industry grade IT services. Piloted by the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud services, the cloud concept includes the notion of a separation between resource owners and users, adding services such as hosted application frameworks and queuing. Utilizing the same infrastructure, clouds carry significant potential for use in high-performance scientific computing. The ability of clouds to provide for requests and releases of vast computing resource dynamically and close to the marginal cost of providing the services is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial computing.

Distributed computing concepts that leverage federated resource access are popular within the grid community, but have not seen previously desired deployed levels so far. Also, many of the scientific datacenters have not adopted virtualization or cloud concepts yet.

This workshop aims to bring together industrial providers with the scientific 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. Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations. It concludes with a 30 min panel discussion by presenters.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

- Virtualization in cloud, cluster and grid environments - VM-based cloud performance modeling - Workload characterizations for VM-based environments - Software as a Service (SaaS) - Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, and security - Cloud, cluster and grid filesystems for VMs - QoS and and service level guarantees - Virtualized I/O - VMMs and storage virtualization - Research and education use cases - VM cloud, cluster distribution algorithms - MPI, PVM on virtual machines - Cloud APIs - Cloud load balancing - Hardware support for virtualization - High-performance network virtualization - High-speed interconnects - Bottleneck management - Hypervisor extensions and tools for cluster and grid computing - Network architectures for VM-based environments - VMMs/Hypervisors - Cloud use cases - Performance management and tuning hosts and guest VMs - Fault tolerant VM environments - VMM performance tuning on various load types - Cloud provisioning - Xen/other VMM cloud/cluster/grid tools - Device access from VMs - Management, deployment of VM-based environments


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, accepted papers will be requested to provided source files.

Format Guidelines: Submission Link:


March 12 - Abstract submission due June 8 - Full paper submission July 14 - Acceptance notification August 3 - Camera-ready version due August 25-28 - Conference


Michael Alexander (chair), Scaled Infrastructure KG, Austria Marcus Hardt (co-chair), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany


Padmashree Apparao, Intel Corp., USA Hassan Barada, Khalifa University, UAE Volker Buege, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Isabel Campos, IFCA, Spain Stephen Childs, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada Derek Groen, UVA, The Netherlands Ahmad Hammad, FZK, Germany Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland Xuxian Jiang, NC State, USA Kenji Kaneda, University of Tokyo, Japan Krishna Kant, Intel, USA Yves Kemp, DESY Hamburg, Germany Marcel Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France Oliver Oberst, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Jose Renato Santos, HP Labs, USA Deepak Singh, Amazon Webservices, USA Yoshio Turner, HP Labs, USA Andreas Unterkirchner, CERN, Switzerland


The workshop will be held as part of Euro-Par 2009, Delft, The Netherlands.

Euro-Par 2009: