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Call for Papers for the 16th the 1st Ultrascale Computing for Early Researchers Workshop (UCER 2016)

Held in conjunction with ICA3PP 2016

Granada, Spain
December 14-16, 2016
Paper Submission Deadline: July 17th, 2016 (Last Extension)

The aim of this workshop is to give the opportunity to early researchers (PhD students or recent PhD graduates) to show their work related to Ultrascale Computing. Although a future technology, currently, many systems are being designed with the goal of being used in ultrascale systems. Many different subtopics are related in the exploration of system software and applications for enabling a sustainable development of future high-scale computing platforms. The tasks involved range from the analysis of the current state-of-the-art on sustainability in large-scale systems to the proposition of new tools that aim to improve computations on these systems. The topics addressed are, among others, HPC, distributed systems, and big data communities in cross cutting aspects like programmability, scalability, resilience, energy efficiency, and data management. To get the goal of ultrascale computation it is needed to explore new programming paradigms, runtimes, and middlewares to increase the productivity, scalability, and reliability of parallel and distributed programming. At the same time, the new magnitude of data and computations brings up as inevitability consequence the probability of failure, so any advance on resilient schedulers that handle errors reactive or proactive, monitoring and assessment of failures, and malleable applications that can adapt their resource usage at runtime are welcome. Other major challenges involved are the restructuring the Input/Output (I/O) stack, the advancing predictive and adaptive data management, and the concern about huge energy consumption as one of the major limitations. This topic also includes identifying applications, high-level algorithms, and services amenable to ultrascale systems and investigating the redesign and reprogramming efforts needed for applications to efficiently exploit ultrascale platforms while providing sustainability.

UCER 2016 welcomes original submissions that have not been published and that are not under review by another conference or journal. To respect the workshop's aim, at least one author has to be a PhD student or recent PhD graduate. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by UCER's technical program committee. All submissions will be evaluated on significance, presentation, and interest to the workshop attendees.

Scope and Interest

The program committee cordially invites any novel research ideas in the following (but not limited to) topics:

- Parallel and distributed systems for ultrascale computing, including, frameworks, engines or programming models.
- GPU and Heterogeneous computing
- Data management methods and techniques for ultrascale computing.
- Fault tolerance techniques.
- Energy efficiency: monitoring, evaluation, modelling.
- Load balancing and scheduling
- Applications suitable for ultrascale computing.

Journal Publication

Extended version of selected papers from the workshop will be invited by the UCER2016 program committee for publication, after further revision, in an special issue of a Journal (approval pending).

Submission Instructions

All papers need to be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 6-8 pages (short paper) or 12-14 pages (regular paper) in Springer LNCS format, including tables, figures, references and appendixes. 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. All works submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least three experts of the UCER Program Committee. Upon the evaluation of the referees, the Program Committee will select papers to be included in the workshop agenda. The workshop's proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes for Computer Science Series. See LNCS web page for more info.

Submissions site EasyChair.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: July 17th, 2016 (Last Extension) Acceptation Notification: September 15th, 2016 Camera-Ready Submission: October 15th, 2016 Workshop at ICA3PP 2016: December 14-16, 2016

Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to Dr. Juan Durillo (, Dr. Fabrizio Marozzo (Fabrizio Marozzo, and Prof. Pedro Alonso (


Fabrizio Marozzo, PhD
DIMES - University of Calabria, Italy


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