Cluster2003: Final Call for Paper

Cho-Li Wang clwang at
Mon Jun 23 03:32:03 EDT 2003

Dear Colleagues: 

Due to numerous requests from participants and especially 
the good news that Hong Kong is now removed from the 
SARS affected areas by WHO at 3:00pm today (June 23, Hong 
Kong time), we are pleased to further extend the submission 
deadline to June 30, 2003. If you have not submitted your 
paper to Cluster2003 yet, please consider to submit it
before the new deadline.

Best Regards,

Cho-Li Wang and Daniel S. Katz
Cluster2003 program Co-Chairs

* Deadline further extended to June 30, 2003 (Firm) *

Cluster 2003
IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing 
December 1-4, 2003, Hong Kong


Organized by Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, 
The University of Hong Kong

Clusters today are an important element of mainstream computing. In
less than a decade, "lowly" computer clusters have come to prominence
as the most convenient and cost-effective tool for solving many
complex computational problems. Being able to bring enough computing
cycles together in a pool is one thing, but to be able to use these
cycles efficiently so that the aggregate power of a cluster can be
fully harnessed is another. Research and development efforts must
continue to explore better strategies to make clusters an even greater
tool when facing the grandest challenges of this age.  Cluster 2003,
to be held in the most dynamic city in the Orient, will provide an open
forum for cluster researchers and system builders, as well as cluster
users, to present and discuss new directions and results that could
shape the future of cluster computing.

Cluster 2003 welcomes paper submissions from engineers and scientists
in academia, industry, and government describing their latest research
findings in any aspects of cluster computing. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

Cluster Middleware
-- Single-System Image Services
-- Software Environments and Tools
-- Standard Software for Clusters
-- I/O Libraries, File Systems, and Distributed RAID

Cluster Networking
-- High-Speed System Interconnects
-- Lightweight Communication Protocols
-- Fast Message Passing Libraries

Managing Clusters
-- Cluster Security and Reliability
-- Tools for Managing Clusters
-- Cluster Job and Resource Management
-- High-Availability Cluster Solutions

-- Scientific and E-Commerce Applications
-- Data Distribution and Load Balancing
-- Innovative Cluster Applications

Performance Analysis and Evaluation
-- Benchmarking and Profiling Tools
-- Performance Prediction and Modeling
-- Analysis and Visualization

Grid Computing and Clusters
-- Grid Applications Integration
-- Network-Based Distributed Computing
-- Mobile Agents and Java for Clusters/Grids
-- Middleware, Tools and Environments

Paper Submission:
Paper Format: Not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages (including figures,
tables and references) using 10-12 point font on 8.5 x 11-inch
pages. Show page number at each page. Include an abstract, five to ten
keywords, and the corresponding author's e-mail address.

Electronic Submission: Web-based submissions are strongly
encouraged. The URL will be announced two weeks before the submission
deadline at the conference web site. Authors should submit a
PostScript (level 2) or PDF file. Postal submissions are not accepted.

Journal Special Issue:
Authors of the best papers from the conference will be invited to 
submit an expand version of their papers for possible publication 
in a special issue of the International Journal of High Performance 
Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), which will appear in 2004.

For more information about proposals for organizing tutorials, please
contact Tutorials Chair Ira Pramanick (ira.pramanick at by June
30, 2003.

Companies interested in presenting exhibits at the meeting should
contact one of the Exhibits Co-Chairs - Jim Ang (jaang at or
Nam Ng (Nng at by August 31, 2003.

Important Dates:

-- Papers Submission Deadline:      June 30, 2003 (Firm)
-- Tutorial Proposals Due:          June 30, 2003
-- Author Notification:             (TBA) 
-- Exhibition Proposal Due:         August 31, 2003
-- Final Manuscript Due:            (TBA)
-- Pre-Conference Tutorials:        December 1, 2003
-- Conference:                      December 2-4, 2003

Proceedings of the conference and workshops will be available at the


General Co-Chairs
Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee)
Lionel Ni (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

General Vice Chair
Francis C.M. Lau (The University of Hong Kong)

Program Co-Chairs
Daniel S. Katz (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Cho-Li Wang (The University of Hong Kong)

Program Vice Chairs
Bill Gropp (Argonne National Laboratory) -- Middleware
Wolfgang Rehm (Technische Universita"t Chemnitz) -- Hardware
Zhiwei Xu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) -- Applications

Tutorials Chair
Ira Pramanick (Sun Microsystems)

Workshops Chair
Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Exhibits/Sponsors Co-Chairs
Jim Ang (Sandia National Lab)
Nam Ng (The University of Hong Kong)

Publications Chair
Rajkumar Buyya (The University of Melbourne)

Publicity Chair
Arthur B. Maccabe (The University of New Mexico)

Poster Chair
Putchong Uthayopas (Kasetsart University)

Finance/Registration Chair
Alvin Chan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Local Arrangements Chair
Anthony T.C. Tam (The University of Hong Kong)

For further information please send e-mail to: cluster2003 at

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