Extended deadline to Nov. 18 of Cluster Infrastructure for Web Server and E-Commerce (CISCA'01)

Dr. Hai Jin hjin at ceng.usc.edu
Sun Nov 5 08:42:31 PST 2000

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The 2001 International Workshop on  Cluster Infrastructure for Web
Server and E-Commerce Applications

                  CISCA 2001

                   Organized At

IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid
            May 16 - 18, 2001, Brisbane, Australia
In Corporation with the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC)

                     Call for Papers


            The availability of high-speed networks and high-performance
microprocessors is making networks of computers an appealing vehicle for
cost-effective internet and business computing. Clusters of computers
built using commodity hardware and software are playing a major role in
web server design and

            The CISCA 2001 workshop organized at the CCGrid'2001
symposium will serve as a major forum to present and share the latest
research results of the work by international researchers, developers,
and users. The focus of this workshop will be on both architecture and
software aspects of web server and E-commerce by using cluster
technology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Web Server

      Scalability of clusters as web server
      Network architecture and protocol of cluster as web server
      Caching Algorithms for web server
      Web server performance
      Web server benchmark
      Network attached storage for web server
      Database for web server
      Security for web server
      Traffic Models & Statistics
      Job scheduling and load balancing for clustered web server
      Web server design and consolidation
      Web server monitoring and management
      Quality of Service of web server
      Web server for E-Commerce
      Fault tolerance and high availability of cluster as web sever
      Web server case studies by using cluster technology


      Cluster, Hypercluster and Grid architecture for E-Commerce
      Security and cryptographic issues, methods and applications
      Cyber Guards
      Digital certification, identification and authentication in
      Information storage, retrieval and update
      Web-based storage for E-Commerce
      Commerce-oriented middleware services
      Computational market for information services
      Formation of supply chains, coalitions, and virtual enterprises
      Software requirements and architectures for E-Commerce
      User interface support for E-Commerce
      Multilevel business support
      Intrusion prevention, detection and tolerance
      Data replication, consistency and caching
      Agent technology for E-Commerce
      Parallel databases and high performance reliable-mass storage
      Data mining for E-Commerce
      Decision making in E-Commerce environments
      Automatic Sales forecasting and Portal Reconfiguration
      E-Commerce application case studies

Paper Submission

        Submission should include authors names, affiliations, addresses
and email addresses on the cover page. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the
authors to register and present the paper. Please submit original, full
paper not  exceeding 8 pages of two column text using single spaced 10
point size type on 8.5 x
11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines, see:
http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm. Authors should submit a
PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer
to the workshop chair Hai Jin by email at:  hjin at ceng.usc.edu. Hard
copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible.


        All papers selected for this workshop by peer-review process
will be published in the the CCGrid'2001 symposium proceedings through
the IEEE Computer
Society Press, USA and they will also be made available online through
the IEEE digital library. Selected high quality papers will be invited
to extend and revise for
the publication in a special issue of Cluster Computing journal.

Workshop Chairs

Hai Jin
Internet and Cluster Computing Lab.
Department of EE-System, EEB-104
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, 90089, USA
Tel: +1-213-740-6433
Fax: +1-425-920-8937
Email: hjin at ceng.usc.edu

Peter C.J. Graham
Parallel & Distributed Systems Laboratory and Advanced Database Systems
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Tel: (204) 474-8837
Fax: (204) 474-7609
Email: pgraham at cs.umanitoba.ca

Program Committee Members

     Amnon Barak     (Hebrew University, Israel)
     Rajkumar Buyya    (Monash University, Australia)
     Peter Graham     (University of Manitoba, Canada)
     Kai Hwang     (University of Southern California, USA)
     Hai Jin     (University of Southern California, USA)
     Walter B. Ligon III    (Clemson University, USA)
     Veljko Milutinovic     (University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
     Clifford Neuman     (ISI, University of Southern California, USA)
     Yi Pan    (University of Dayton, USA)
     Michael Rumsewicz    (Ericsson, Australia)
     David Taniar    (RMIT University, Australia)
     Cho-Li Wang     (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
     Cheng-Zhong Xu    (Wayne State University, USA)
     Wensong Zhang     (National Laboratory for Parallel & Distributed
Processing, China)

Important Dates:

Draft Papers due on:  November 18, 2000 (extended!!)
Notification of Acceptance:  December 20, 2000
Camera Ready Papers and Preregistration due on:   January 24, 2001

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