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NDM 2011

(1st International Workshop on Network-Aware Data Management 2011)

to be held in conjunction with

the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC'11)
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA 

November 14th, 2011

Call for Papers

The Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM'11) will be held in conjunction with the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC'11), in Seattle, WA. The format will consist of 30 minute presentations of peer-reviewed papers. Accepted papers will be published in ACM or IEEE digital proceedings through SC'11.


Accessing and managing large amounts of data is a great challenge in a collaborative environment where resources/scientists are geographically distributed. There is a need for efficient use of the network infrastructure in order to address the increasing data and compute requirements of large-scale applications. Since the amount of data is continuously growing, traditional techniques of leaving the burden on the user of moving/storing data is not a viable option in many cases. Furthermore, advanced knowledge is required by the users to utilize system tools and manage data manipulations in order to deliver true exascale performance to the application layer. Network-aware data management services for resource provisioning, intelligent data-flow and coordination between the host systems is highly desirable. This workshop will seek contribution from academia, government, and industry to discuss emerging trends in use of networking for data management, novel abstraction techniques for data representation, simplification of end-to-end data flow by providing transparent data services, end-to-end resource coordination, and network-aware tools for the scientific community.

One “Best Paper” would be awarded for outstanding contributing to the field of large-scale data management across network. In addition to that, two “Best Paper Honorable Mention” would be awarded.

Workshop Organizers:

    Mehmet Balman, LBNL
    Surendra Byna, LBNL

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
      Challenges in data-intensive distributed computing
      End-to-end resource provisioning
      Optimization and development of data transfer protocols
      Scalable services for network-aware applications
      Re-configurable end-to-end data-access frameworks
      Network-aware scheduling and resource brokering
      Advanced services for managing data-flow
      On-demand bandwidth allocation and network reservation
      Application pipelines and workflow management
      Network-aware toolkits for data distribution
      Data replication and metadata management
      Data clouds, data scheduling, and data placement
      Heterogeneous resource management
      Performance evaluation of network-aware data management

Workshop Activities:
          Invited Keynote Speaker:
                         Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
                         Title: TBA

Panel Discussion: [At the end]
    Title: “Data Management in Exa-scale Computing and Terabit Networking Era”
    Panel members: To be determined

Accepted papers would be given a total of 30 mins. for presentation and question time. We would wrap up the day by summarizing the important open questions in the area.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit full papers in PDF format via the submission site. No email submission would be accepted.

The paper(s) should be no longer than ten (10) pages, excluding references. It should be typeset in IEEE conference format. Submissions that violate any of these restrictions will not be reviewed. The page limit will be enforced strictly.

Reviewing of the full papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by external referees. The decision of the program committee is final.
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