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					                                                      Co-located with ACM Symposium on High- Performance,
ScienceCloud 2012                                                   Parallel & Distributed Computing (HPDC)
                                                                                         Delft, The Nederlands
3rd Workshop on Scientific Cloud                 Computing                                      June 18th, 2012
                                                 Call for Papers
    The 3rd workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud), co-located with HPDC 2012, provides a
    dedicated forum for the scientific community to discuss new research, development, and deployment efforts in
    running scientific computing workloads on cloud Computing platforms. The workshop will focus on the use of
    cloud-based technologies to meet new compute intensive and data intensive scientific challenges that are not well
    served by the current supercomputers, grids and HPC clusters.
    The workshop aims to address questions such as: What architectural changes to the current cloud frameworks
    (hardware, OS, networking and/or programming models) are needed to support science? Dynamic information
    derived from remote instruments and coupled simulation, and sensor ensembles that stream data for realtime
    analysis are important emerging techniques in scientific and cyber-physical systems. How can cloud technologies
    enable and adapt to these new scientific approaches dealing with dynamism? How are scientists using clouds? Are
    there scientific workloads that are suitable candidates to take advantage of emerging cloud computing resources
    with high efficiency? Commercial public clouds provide easy access to cloud infrastructure for scientists. What
    are the gaps in commercial cloud offerings and how can they be adapted for running existing and novel eScience
    applications? What are the benefits of adopting a cloud model, over clusters, grids, or supercomputers? What
    factors are limiting clouds use or would make them more usable/efficient?
    This workshop encourages interaction and cross-pollination between those developing applications, algorithms,
    software, hardware and networking, emphasizing scientific computing for such cloud platforms. We believe that it
    will be an excellent place to help the community define the current state, determine future goals, and define
    architectures and services for future science clouds.
    Topics of Interest
    We invite the submission of original work that is related to the topics below. The papers can be either short (5
    pages) position papers, or full (10 pages) research papers. Topics of interest, in the context of clouds, include:
         Scientific application cases studies on cloud infrastructure
         Performance evaluation of cloud environments and technologies
         Fault tolerance and reliability in cloud system
         Data-intensive workloads and tools on clouds
         Use of programming models such as Map-Reduce and its implementations
         Storage cloud architectures
         I/O and Data management in the cloud
         Workflow and resource management in the cloud
         Use of cloud technologies (e.g., NoSQL databases, etc) for scientific applications
         Data streaming and dynamic applications on clouds
         Application of cloud concepts in HPC environments
         High performance parallel file systems and interconnects in virtual environments
         Research and best practices in cloud security
    For submission instructions and other details, visit or contact
    Yogesh Simmhan (
    Important Dates
           Abstract Due:                   February 5th, 2012
           Papers Due:                     February 12th, 2012
           Notification of Acceptance:     March 18th, 2012
           Camera Ready Papers Due:        April 16th, 2012
           Yogesh Simmhan                University of Southern California, USA             General Co-Chair
           Gabriel Antoniu               INRIA Rennes, France                               General Co-Chair
           Carole Goble                  University of Manchester, UK                       General Co-Chair
           Lavanya Ramakrishnan          Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA                Program Chair

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