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[Condor-users] CFP: 5th Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS) 2012 -- at IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2012

Call for Papers 

The 5th Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and 
Supercomputers (MTAGS) 2012 
November 12th, 2012 
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 

Co-located with with IEEE/ACM International Conference for 
High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis 

The 5th workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and 
Supercomputers (MTAGS) will 
provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for 
presenting new research, 
development, and deployment efforts of large-scale many-task 
computing (MTC) 
applications on large scale clusters, Grids, Supercomputers, 
and Cloud Computing 
infrastructure. MTC, the theme of the workshop encompasses 
loosely coupled applications, 
which are generally composed of many tasks (both independent 
and dependent tasks) to 
achieve some larger application goal.  This workshop will 
cover challenges that can 
hamper efficiency and utilization in running applications on 
large-scale systems, such 
as local resource manager scalability and granularity, 
efficient utilization of raw 
hardware, parallel file system contention and scalability, 
data management, I/O 
management, reliability at scale, and application scalability. 
We welcome paper 
submissions on all theoretical, simulations, and systems 
topics related to MTC, but we 
give special consideration to papers addressing petascale to 
exascale challenges. 
Papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be 
published in the workshop 
proceedings as part of the IEEE digital library (pending 
approval). The workshop will 
be co-located with the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2012 Conference 
in Salt Lake City Utah 
on November 12th, 2012. 
For more information, please see 
http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/MTAGS12/. For more 
information on past workshops, please see MTAGS11, MTAGS10, 
MTAGS09, and MTAGS08. We also 
ran a Special Issue on Many-Task Computing in the IEEE 
Transactions on Parallel and 
Distributed Systems (TPDS) which has appeared in June 2011; 
the proceedings can be found 
online at 
We, the workshop organizers, also published a highly relevant 
paper that defines 
Many-Task Computing which was published in MTAGS08, titled 
"Many-Task Computing for 
Grids and Supercomputers" 
S08_MTC.pdf); we encourage 
potential authors to read this paper. 

We invite the submission of original work that is related to 
the topics below. The 
papers can be either short (4 pages) position papers, or long 
(8 pages) research 
papers. Topics of interest include (in the context of Many-
Task Computing): 
* Compute Resource Management 
  * Scheduling 
  * Job execution frameworks 
  * Local resource manager extensions 
  * Performance evaluation of resource managers in use on 
large scale systems 
  * Dynamic resource provisioning 
  * Techniques to manage many-core resources and/or GPUs 
  * Challenges and opportunities in running many-task 
workloads on HPC systems 
  * Challenges and opportunities in running many-task 
workloads on Cloud Computing 
* Storage architectures and implementations 
  * Distributed file systems 
  * Parallel file systems 
  * Distributed meta-data management 
  * Content distribution systems for large data 
  * Data caching frameworks and techniques 
  * Data management within and across data centers 
  * Data-aware scheduling 
  * Data-intensive computing applications 
  * Eventual-consistency storage usage and management 
* Programming models and tools 
  * Map-reduce and its generalizations 
  * Many-task computing middleware and applications 
  * Parallel programming frameworks 
  * Ensemble MPI techniques and frameworks 
  * Service-oriented science applications 
* Large-Scale Workflow Systems 
  * Workflow system performance and scalability analysis 
  * Scalability of workflow systems 
  * Workflow infrastructure and e-Science middleware 
  * Programming Paradigms and Models 
* Large-Scale Many-Task Applications 
  * High-throughput computing (HTC) applications 
  * Data-intensive applications 
  * Quasi-supercomputing applications, deployments, and 
  * Performance Evaluation 
* Performance evaluation 
  * Real systems 
  * Simulations 
  * Reliability of large systems 
* How MTC Addresses Challenges of Petascale and Exascale 
  * Concurrency & Programmability 
  * I/O & Memory 
  * Energy 
  * Resilience 
  * Heterogeneity 

Paper Submission and Publication 
Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, 
original work of not more than 8 
pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size 
on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, 
as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines; document templates 
can be found at 
templates.html. We are 
also seeking position papers of no more than 4 pages in 
length. The final 4/8 page 
papers in PDF format must be submitted online at 
https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MTAGS2012/ before the 
deadline. Papers will be 
peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the 
workshop proceedings as part 
of the IEEE digital library (pending approval). Notifications 
of the paper decisions 
will be sent out by October 12th, 2012. Selected excellent 
work may be eligible for 
additional post-conference publication as journal articles or 
book chapters, such as the 
previous Special Issue on Many-Task Computing in the IEEE 
Transactions on Parallel and 
Distributed Systems (TPDS) which has appeared in June 2011. 
Submission implies the 
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and 
present the paper. For more 
information, please http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/MTAGS12/, 
or send email to 

Important Dates 
* Abstract submission: September 10th, 2012 (11:59PM PST) 
* Paper submission: September 17th, 2012 (11:59PM PST) 
* Acceptance notification: October 12th, 2012 
* Final papers due: November 7th, 2012 

Committee Members 
Workshop Chairs (mtags12-chairs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
* Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology & Argonne 
National Laboratory 
* Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National 
* Yong Zhao, University of Electronic Science and Technology 
of China 

Steering Committee 
* David Abramson, Monash University, Australia 
* Jack Dongara, University of Tennessee, USA 
* Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA 
* Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA 
* Marc Snir, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA 
* Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA 
* Weimin Zheng, Tsinghua University, China 

Publicity Chair (mtags12-publicity@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
* Zhao Zhang, University of Chicago, USA 

Program Committee Chair (mtags12-pc-chair@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
* Justin Wozniak, Argonne National Laboratory, USA 

Technical Committee 
* Roger Barga, Microsoft Research, USA 
* Kyle Chard, University of Chicago, USA 
* Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research, USA 
* Florin Isaila, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 
* Hui Jin, Oracle Corporation, USA 
* Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago, USA 
* Zhiling Lan, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA 
* Mike Lang, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA 
* Gregor von Laszewski, Indiana University, USA 
* Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina, Chappel Hill, 
* David O'Hallaron, Carnegie Mellon University, Intel Labs, 
* Marlon Pierce, Indiana University, USA 
* Judy Qiu, Indiana University, USA 
* Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 
* Kui Ren, SUNY Buffalo, USA 
* Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia, Canada 
* Wei Tang, Argonne National Laboratory, USA 
* Valerie Taylor, Texas A&M, USA 
* Ken Yocum, University of California, San Diego, USA 
* Zhifeng Yun, Louisiana State University, USA 
* Zhao Zhang, University of Chicago, USA