Call for Papers and Participation

WORKSHOP ON SCALABLE FILE SYSTEMS
AND STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

in conjunction with

THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL
AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS (PDCS 2004)

San Francisco, CA
September 15-17, 2004

http://multimedia.ece.uic.edu/pdcs2004/PDCS_WS_CFP.pdf


Submission deadline : Extended to June 12, 2004

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Computational simulations generate vast amounts of data that require
distributed storage facilities to effectively store, retrieve, and share
the information among collaborating applications. Performance of such
simulations is impacted by the performance of the storage subsystem.
Storage technologies are also evolving drastically in order to keep up
with the ever-increasing demand for improved data access. Along with
complex simulations and associated storage come new challenges. The goal
of this workshop is to encourage innovation by addressing the complex
issues that arise in data storage associated with very large-scale
distributed applications. This one-day workshop promotes the exchange of
novel ideas, information and developments among universities, industry and
federal laboratories. Topics of interest of this workshop include (but are
not limited to) the illustration of advances in the following areas:

* Parallel File Systems :
* Storage Technology and protocols
* Storage issues in Grid computing environments
* Storage issues associated with large-scale distributed applications
* I/O Performance Analysis;
* Parallel I/O support for databases.

There will be several invited 30-minutes lectures as well as contributed
20-30 minutes talks. Accepted abstracts would be published in the
conference proceedings. Links to individual presenters materials will be
posted at http://ardra.hpcl.cis.uab.edu/sfast04/

To submit papers, send your manuscript (4 page extended abstract)
electronically (PS or PDF format, compressed) or by mail (3 paper copies)
to the following address:

Vijay Velusamy
High Performance Computing Laboratory
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
113A Campbell Hall, 1300 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
e-mail: vijay@hpcl.cis.uab.edu


IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline : June 4, 2004
Acceptance Notifications : July 5, 2004
Camera-ready prints : July 28, 2004

Invited Speakers:
* Garth Gibson (Carnegie Mellon University, Panasas, Inc.)
* Gary Grider (Los Alamos National Laboratories)
* Tyce Mclarty (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories)
* Thomas H. Cormen (Dartmouth College)
* Robert Ross (Argonne National Laboratories)
* Thomas Ruwart (University of Minnesota)

Steering Committee:
* Anthony Skjellum (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
* Vijay Velusamy (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
* Kumaran Rajaram (Verari Systems, Inc.)

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Vijay Velusamy


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High Performance Computing Laboratory
Department of Computing and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
vijay@hpcl.cis.uab.edu