IEEE Cluster Computing 2001: Call for papers

Rajkumar Buyya rajkumar at
Wed Mar 7 21:26:12 PST 2001

                              Call for Papers

         Third IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing

            Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, California, USA
                              Oct. 8-11, 2001

            Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, through the
                  Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC)

     Organized by the University of Southern California, University of
       California at Irvine, and California Institute of Technology


                          Call  For Participation

The rapid emergence of COTS Cluster Computing as a major strategy for
delivering high performance to technical and commercial applications is
driven by the superior cost effectiveness and flexibility achievable
through ensembles of PCs, workstations, and servers. Cluster computing,
such as Beowulf class, SMP clusters, ASCI machines, and metacomputing
grids, is redefining the manner in which parallel and distributed computing
is being accomplished today and is the focus of important research in
hardware, software, and application development.

The Third IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing will be held
in the beautiful Pacific coastal city, Newport Beach in Southern
California, from October 8 to 11, 2001.  For the first time, the Cluster
2001 merges four popular professional conferences or workshops: IWCC,
PC-NOW, CCC, JPC and German  CC into an integrated, large-scale,
international forum to be held in Northern America. The conference series
was previously held in Australia (1999) and Germany (2000). For details and
updated information, visit the Cluster 2001 official web site: The conference series information can be
found at:

We encourage submission of high quality papers reporting original work in
theoretical, experimental, and industrial research and development in the
following topics, which are not exclusive to cluster architecture,
software, protocols, and applications :

   * Hardware Technology for Clustering
   * High-speed System Interconnects
   * Light Weight Communication Protocols
   * Fast Message Passing Libraries
   * Single System Image Services
   * File Systems and Distributed RAID
   * Internet Security and Reliability
   * Cluster Job and Resource Management
   * Data Distribution and Load Balancing
   * Tools for Operating and Managing Clusters
   * Cluster Middleware, Groupware, and Infoware
   * Highly Available Cluster Solutions
   * Problem Solving Environments for Cluster
   * Scientific and E-Commerce Applications
   * Collaborative Work and Multimedia Clusters
   * Performance Evaluation and Modeling
   * Clusters of Clusters/Computational Grids
   * Software Tools for Metacomputing
   * Novel Cluster Systems Architectures
   * Network-based Distributed Computing
   * Mobile Agents and Java for Cluster Computing
   * Massively Parallel Processing
   * Software Environments for Clusters
   * Clusters for Bioinformatics
   * Innovative Cluster Applications

Paper Submission

The review process will be based on papers not exceeding 6000 words on at
most 20 pages. Deadline for Web-based electronic submission is March 12,
2001 in Postscript (*.ps) or Adobe Acrobat v3.0 (*.pdf) format. The
submitted file must be viewable with Aladdin GhostScript 5.10 and printable
on a standard PostScript Laser printer. No constraint on the format of the
submitted draft except the length. However, double-space format is
encouraged, in order to provide the referees the convenience of marking
comments and corrections on the paper copy. The web site for the paper
submission is:


The proceedings of CLUSTER 2001 will be published by IEEE Computer Society.
The proceedings will also be made available online through the IEEE digital
library following the conference.


Proposals are solicited for special topics and panel sessions. These
proposals must be submitted to the Program Chair: Thomas Sterling.
Proposals for a half-day or a full-day tutorial related to the conference
topics are encouraged and submit the same to tutorial chair: Ira Pramanick.
For exhibitions, contact exbition chair: Rawn Shah.

Conference Organization

General Chairs:

        * Kai Hwang  (University of Southern California, USA)
        * Mark Baker  (Portsmouth University, UK)

Vice General Chairs:

        * Rick Stevens  (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
        * Nalini Venkatasubramanian  (University of California at
          Irvine, USA)

Steering Committee:

        * Mark Baker    (University of Portsmouth, UK)
        * Pete Beckman    (Turbolinux, Inc., USA)
        * Bill Blake    (Compaq, USA)
        * Rajkumar Buyya    (Monash University, Australia)
        * Giovanni Chiola    (DISI - Universita di Genova, Italy)
        * Jack Dongarra    (University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA)
        * Geoffrey Fox    (NPAC, Syracuse, USA)
        * Al Geist    (ORNL, USA)
        * Kai Hwang    (University of Southern California, USA)
        * Rusty Lusk    (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
        * Paul Messina    (Caltech, USA)
        * Greg Pfister    (IBM, USA)
        * Wolfgang Rehm    (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
        * Thomas Sterling    (JPL and Caltech, USA)
        * Rick Stevens    (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
        * Thomas Stricker    (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
        * Barry Wilkinson    (UNCC, USA)

Technical Program Chair: Thomas Sterling  (Caltech & NASA JPL, USA)

Deputy Program Chair: Daniel S. Katz  (NASA JPL, USA)

Vice Program Chairs:

        * Gordon Bell  (Microsoft Research, USA)
        * Dave Culler  (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
        * Jack Dongarra  (University of Tennessee, USA)
        * Jim Gray  (Microsoft, USA)
        * Bill Gropp  (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
        * Ken Kennedy  (Rice University, USA)
        * Dan Reed  (UIUC, USA)
        * Chuck Seitz  (Myricom  Inc., USA)
        * Burton Smith  (Cray Inc., USA)

Program Committee

Tutorial Chair: Ira Pramanick  (Sun Microsystems, USA)

Publications/Proceedings Co-Chairs:

        * Marcin Paprzycki  (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
        * Rajkumar Buyya (Monash University, Australia)

Exhibition Chair: Rawn Shah (Sun World Journal, USA)

Publicity Chair: Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology,

Poster Chair:  Phil Merkey (Michigan Technical University, USA)

Conference Venue:

          Sutton Place Hotel
          4500 MacArthur Blvd.
          Newport Beach, California, 92660
          Tel:  949-476-2001
          Fax:  949-250-7191

Important Deadlines:

            Paper Submission          March 12, 2001
            Notification of
            Acceptance                June 18, 2001
            Camera Ready Papers       July 9, 2001
            Early Registration        August 31, 2001
            Proposals                 June 11, 2001

Cluster2001 is in cooperation  with the IEEE TC on Distributed Processing,
IEEE TC on Parallel Processing, ACM SIG on Computer Architecture, Univ. of
Portmouth, UK, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Rice Univ., Univ. of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaaign, Univ. of Tennessee, Monash Univ.,
Australia,Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany,  Huazhong University
of Science and Technology, China, Argonne National Lab., NASA Jet
Propulsion Lab., National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan,
Sun Microsystems, Cray, Compaq, IBM, Microsoft, and Myricom, etc.


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