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3rd Workshop on Scalable Computing in Distributed Systems (SCoDiS'14)
and
8th Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids (LaSCoG'14)

Warsaw, Poland, 7 - 10 September, 2014

 

The Large Scale Computing in Grids (LaSCoG) workshop originated in 2005, and when it was created we have stated in its preamble that:

“The emerging paradigm for execution of large-scale computations, whether they originate as scientific or engineering applications, or for supporting large data-intensive calculations, is to utilize multiple computers at sites distributed across the Internet. In particular, computational Grids are collections of distributed, possibly heterogeneous resources, which can be used as ensembles to execute large-scale applications. While the vision of the global computational Grid is extremely appealing, there remains a lot of work on all levels to achieve it.”

While, it can hardly be stated that the issues we have observed in 2005 have been satisfactorily addressed, a number of changes has happened that expanded the world of large-scale computing. Today we can observe emergence of a much more general paradigm for execution of large-scale applications, whether they originate from scientific or engineering areas, or they support large data-intensive calculations. These tasks utilize computational Grids, cloud-based systems and resource virtualization. Here, collections of distributed, possibly heterogeneous resources are used as ensembles to execute large-scale applications.

This being the case, we have decided to keep the LaSCoG workshop tradition alive, but to co-locate it with a conference, which will have an appropriately broader scope. This is how the Workshop on Scalable Computing in Distributed Systems (SCoDiS) emerged.

The LaSCoG-SCoDiS'14 pair of events shares a joint Program Committee and is envisioned as a forum to promote an exchange of ideas and results aimed at addressing sophisticated issues that arise in developing large-scale applications running on heterogeneous distributed systems.

Topics

Covered topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Large-scale algorithms and applications
  • Symbolic and numeric computations
  • High performance computations for large scale simulations
  • Large-scale distributed computations
  • Agent-based computing
  • Data models for large-scale applications
  • Security issues for large-scale computations
  • Science portals
  • Data visualization
  • Performance analysis, evaluation and prediction
  • Programming models
  • Peer-to-peer models and services for scalable Grids
  • Collaborative science applications
  • Business applications
  • Data-intensive applications
  • Operations on large-scale distributed databases
  • On-demand computing
  • Computation as a service
  • Federation of compute capacity
  • Virtualization supporting computations
  • Self-adaptive computational / storage systems
  • Volunteer computing
  • Large scale computation with GPU
  • Cloud computing architectures and models
  • Load Balancing in large-scale distributed systems
  • Intelligent resource allocation
  • Cloud Security, Privacy, Confidentiality and Compliance
  • Mobile Cloud
  • High Performance Cloud Computing
  • Green Cloud Computing
  • Economic, Business and ROI Models for Cloud Computing
  • Performance, Capacity Management and Monitoring of Cloud Configuration
  • Cloud Interoperability and Portability
  • Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
  • Big Data Cloud Service

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of 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 submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN and ISSN numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, Inspec, DBLP 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.

Organizers
Contact:
 scodis-lascog2014@fedcsis.org

Important Dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 18, 2013
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): Wednesday Apr 23 2014 11:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 11, 2014
  • Acceptance decision: May 18, 2014
  • Final version of paper submission: June 16, 2014
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 30, 2014
  • Conference dates: September 7-10, 2014

FedCSIS is organized by :

Under auspices of

Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Minister of Science
and Higher Education

Dr Rafał Trzaskowski

Minister of Administration
and Digitization

Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Major General Wiesław Leśniakiewicz

Chief Commandant of
the State Fire Service

Prof. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw

Prof. Jan Szmidt

Rector of Warsaw University of Technology

Gen. Prof. Zygmunt Mierczyk

Rector of Military Technical Academy

Prof. Andrzej Gospodarowicz

Rector of Wroclaw University of Economics