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11th Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud Computing  (VHPC

held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference - High

June 19-23, 2016, Frankfurt, Germany.


Date: June 23, 2016

Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Lightning talk abstract registration deadline: February 29, 2016

Paper/publishing track abstract registration deadline: March 21, 2016

Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2016

Call for Papers

Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible

management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud environments.

Cloud providers need to manage complex infrastructures in a seamless
fashion to support

the highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads and hosted applications

deploy. Similarly, HPC environments have been increasingly adopting
techniques that

enable flexible management of vast computing and networking resources,
close to marginal

provisioning cost, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and


Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in
different ways: machine

virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple
under­utilized servers with

heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to
live­-migrate a

fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short downtime, enables
novel and dynamic

ways to manage physical servers; OS-­level virtualization (i.e.,
containerization), with its

capability to isolate multiple user­-space environments and to allow for
their co­existence

within the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of the advantages of

virtualization with high levels of responsiveness and performance; I/O
Virtualization allows

physical NICs/HBAs to take traffic from multiple VMs or containers; network

with its capability to create logical network overlays that are independent
of the underlying

physical topology and IP addressing, provides the fundamental ground on top
of which

evolved network services can be realized with an unprecedented level of
dynamicity and

flexibility; the increasingly adopted paradigm of Software-­Defined
Networking (SDN)

promises to extend this flexibility to the control and data planes of
network paths.

Topics of Interest

The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions
related to

virtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on the
intersection of HPC

and the cloud. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, cloud HPC
and grids

- OS-level virtualization including container runtimes (Docker, rkt et al.)

- Lightweight compute node operating systems/VMMs

- Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms, hypervisors

- QoS and SLA in hypervisors and network virtualization

- Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV

- Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments

- Virtual per job / on-demand clusters and cloud bursting

- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud

- Programming models for virtualized environments

- Virtualization in data intensive computing and Big Data processing

- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, high-availability and security

- Heterogeneous virtualized environments, virtualized accelerators, GPUs
and co-processors

- Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud and for HPC in
the cloud

- Topology management and optimization for distributed virtualized

- Adaptation of emerging HPC technologies (high performance networks, RDMA,

- I/O and storage virtualization, virtualization aware file systems

- Job scheduling/control/policy in virtualized environments

- Checkpointing and migration of VM-based large compute jobs

- Cloud frameworks and APIs

- Energy-efficient / power-aware virtualization

The Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC)
aims to

bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the

posed by virtualization in order to foster discussion, collaboration,
mutual exchange

of knowledge and experience, enabling research to ultimately provide novel

solutions for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
presentations, each

followed by 10 min discussion sections, plus lightning talks that are
limited to 5 minutes.

Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.

Important Dates

February 29, 2016 - Lightning talk abstract registration

March 21, 2016 - Paper/publishing track abstract registration

April 25, 2016 - Full paper submission

May 30, 2016 Acceptance notification

June 23, 2016 - Workshop Day

July 25, 2016 - Camera-ready version due


Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria

Anastassios Nanos (co-­chair), NTUA, Greece

Balazs Gerofi (co-­chair), ​RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational
Science​, Japan

Program committee

Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece

Costas Bekas, IBM Research, Switzerland

Jakob Blomer, CERN

Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK

Stephen Crago, USC ISI, USA

Christoffer Dall, Columbia University, USA

Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA

Robert Futrick, Cycle Computing, USA

Robert Gardner, University of Chicago, USA

William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada

Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud, USA

Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA

Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Krishna Kant, Templte University, USA

Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland

Brian Kocoloski, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Kornilios Kourtis, IBM Research, Switzerland

Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

John Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France

Kevin Pendretti, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Giuseppe Lettieri, University of Pisa, Italy

Qing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Paul Mundt, Adaptant, Germany

Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA

Carlos Reaño, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Seetharami Seelam, IBM Research, USA

Josh Simons, VMWare, USA

Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA

Dieter Suess, TU Wien, Austria

Craig Stewart, Indiana University, USA

Anata Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Amit Vadudevan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan

Nicholas Wright, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Gianluigi Zanetti, CRS4, Italy

Paper Submission-Publication

Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two

members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions

should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the

corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables

and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submission

of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper

be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the

conference to present the work.

The format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial

submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requested

to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:


Abstract, Paper Submission Link:


Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are non-paper track, synoptical in nature and are strictly
limited to 5 minutes.

They can be used to gain early feedback on ongoing research, for
demonstrations, to

present research results, early research ideas, perspectives and positions
of interest to the

community. Submit abstract via the main submission link.

General Information

The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with the

Supercomputing Conference - High Performance (ISC) 2016, June 19-23,
Frankfurt, Germany.
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