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Call for Papers

The 4th International Workshop on Network-aware Data Management (NDM'14) will be held  in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC, in conjunction with SC14: IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in New Orleans, LA, on  November 16, 2014.

Scope: Data sharing and resource coordination among distributed teams are becoming significant challenges every passing year. Networking is one of the most crucial components in the overall system architecture of a data centric environment. Many of the current solutions both in industry and scientific domains depend on the underlying network infrastructure and its performance. There is a need for efficient use of the networking middleware to address increasing data and compute requirements. Main scope of this workshop is to promote new collaborations between data management and networking communities to evaluate emerging trends and current technological developments, and to discuss future design principles of network-aware data management. We will seek contribution from academia, government, and industry to address current research and development efforts in remote data access mechanisms, end-to-end resource coordination, network virtualization, analysis and management frameworks, practical experiences, data-center networking, and performance problems in high-bandwidth networks.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  •     Applications of software defined networking to large data flows
  •     Experimental results from network applications
  •     Design, implementation, and analysis of high-performance networking
  •     Performance evaluation and network support for data-intensive computing
  •     Dynamic resource provisioning and network virtualization
  •     Operating system and virtualization support for networking
  •     Network-aware data management tools and systems
  •     Practical experiences and prototypes for network-aware data management
  •     Requirements and issues for network quality of service (QoS)
  •     Application pipelines and network-aware toolkits for data distribution
  •     Data replication and re-configurable data-access frameworks 
  •     Network fault tolerant data distribution for large scientific datasets
  •     Optimization and development of data transfer protocols
  •     Scalable services and workflows for network-aware applications
  •     Data center networking and network management for Cloud environments
  •     Heterogeneous and distributed resource coordination and management
 Accepted papers will be included  in the  ACM/IEEE proceedings and will be available through ACM DL and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates:
Abstract Registration:                       August 29, 2014 *
Paper Submission deadline:             September 07, 2014  (midnight PST)
Notification of acceptance:               September 23, 2014
Camera-Ready version due:             October 6, 2014
                               Workshop date:                                   Nov 16, 2014

*:  We  kindly request you to register your abstract by August 29, 2014. This is not a hard requirement. You will still be able to make a new submission till paper submission deadline.  

Workshop Web Site:    http://ndm-meeting.org

Workshop Organizers:   
           Mehmet Balman, VMware, Inc. & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
           Surendra Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
          Brian L. Tierney, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Program Committee: 
          Vishal Ahuja, Kvantum Inc., USA
Ilya Baldin, Networking Research and Infrastructure RENCI/UNC Chapel Hill, USA
Amitabha Banerjee, VMware Inc., USA
Jerry Chou, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
Dipak Ghosal, University of California, Davis, USA
Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand
Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA
Jinoh Kim, Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
Malathi Veeraraghavan,  University of Virginia, USA
Chen Wu, ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Wenji Wu, Fermilab, USA
Lei Xia, VMware Inc., USA
Esma Yildirim, Fatih University, Turkey

Submission Guidelines
Please submit full papers (6-8 pages) in PDF format via the submission site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ndm2014). No email submission would be accepted. Accepted papers would be given a total of 20-30 minutes for presentation and question time. The paper(s) should be no longer than eight (8) pages, including references and figures.  The page limit will be enforced strictly. Reviewing of the full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by external referees.  At least one of the authors of an accepted paper should register and present the paper.

Journal Special Issue: 
This year, we are working on preparing a special issue on Network-aware Data Management in a top-tier journal. High quality papers from NDM workshops will be invited to submit their extended versions for the special issue. Stay tuned for more details and deadlines.

SC'14 workshop registration (including NDM'14) is handled through the SC'14 system. Please visit http://sc14.supercomputing.org/register for more information.