Paper Submission

  Workshop Organizers

 Program Committee

 Advance Program

Important Dates


Submissions Due:

Extended to January 13, 2012

Review Decisions:
February 15, 2012

Final Manuscript Due:
February 29, 2012

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High-Performance Grid and Cloud Computing Workshop

May 21, 2012, Shanghai, China

in conjunction with

International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium - IPDPS 2012
May 21-25, 2012,
Shanghai, China



The ninth HPGC workshop will be held in conjunction with IPDPS 2012 in Shanghai, PRC on May 21, 2012. It will give a forum to researchers and engineers to present their results in cloud, grid, and distributed computing. Special areas of interest will be cloud and grid services, distributed applications, mapping applications and data on distributed resources, programming models for distributed computing. As usual, we will have a leading expert in the areas as a keynote speaker.

  • Applications: Theory and practice cloud and grid computing.
  • Infrastructure: Implementation and evaluation of services for distributed computing.
  • Management and Monitoring: Account management, resource allocation and pricing.
  • Scheduling: Application scheduling, workflow management.
  • Networking: Bandwidth allocation, data routing, co-scheduling of network and compute resources.
  • Resource allocation: Mapping data and applications on distributed resources.
  • Programming Models: Middleware for remote execution and inter-task communication.
  • Virtualization: Virtualization of computing, storage, and network resources.

Paper Submission

We invite submissions not exceeding eight single-spaced pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns). Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference, or journal. Each paper will be refereed by at least three independent reviewers. Paper submission indicates the intention of the author to present the paper at the HPGC workshop at IPDPS 2012.

Submissions are Extended to January 13, to

The HPGC workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society along with the IPDPS conference proceedings. 

Workshop Organizers

  • Eric Aubanel, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Virendra C. Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Michael Alex Frumkin, Google, USA

Advance Program
9:00 - 10:00 am Welcome to HPGC

Keynote : Building a Robot Cloud, Zihui Du, Tsinghua University
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:50 am Session 1: Applications/Performance Analysis
  • Gagarine Yaikhom, David Walker, Improving Parallelisation of a Monte Carlo Radiotherapy Simulation using MPI
  • Lizhe Wang, Dan Chen, Ze Deng, Rajiv Ranjan, A Simulation Study on Water Threat Detection in Modern Cyberinfrastructures
  • Dinesh Agarwal, Sushil K. Prasad, AzureBench: Benchmarking the Storage Services of the Azure Cloud Platform
  • Weijia Xu, Wei Luo, Nicholas Woodward, Analysis and Optimization of Data Import with Hadoop
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm Session 2: Scheduling/Provisioning
  • Uwe Schwiegelshohn, Andrei Tchernykh, Online Scheduling for Cloud Computing and Different Service Levels
  • Nickolas Bielik, Ishfaq Ahmad, Cooperative Game Theoretical Techniques for Energy-Aware Task Scheduling in Cloud Computing
  • Paul Marshall, Henry Tufo, Kate Keahey, Provisioning Policies for Elastic Computing Environments
2:30 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:10 pm Session 3: Grid/Cloud Infrastructure
  • Yufei Ren, Tan Li, Dantong Yu, Shudong Jin, Thomas Robertazzi, Middleware Support for RDMA-based Data Transfer in Cloud Computing
  • Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Lukasz Lacinski, Mike Link, Karl Pickett, Steve Tuecke, Ian Foster, Instant GridFTP
  • Oleg Girko, Alexey Lastovetsky, Using Static Code Analysis to Improve Performance of GridRPC Applications
  • Ben Eckart, Xubin He, Chentao Wu, Ferrol Aderholdt, Fang Han, Stephen Scott, Distributed Virtual Diskless Checkpointing: A Highly Fault Tolerant Scheme for Virtualized Clusters
  • Josef Gattermayer, Pavel Tvrdík, Different approaches to distributed compilation

Program Committee

  • Nikos P. Chrisochoides, College of William and Mary, Wlliamsburg, VA, USA
  • Anthony T. Chronopoulos, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Jiahua He, Amazon Web Services, USA
  • Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Rajkumar Kettimuthu,  Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Paul Lu, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Gabriel Mateescu, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Rubén S. Montero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain
  • Stefan Podlipnig, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Sushil Prasad, Georgia State University, USA
  • Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Morris Riedel, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Ruth Shaw, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Guangzhong Sun, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Rob F. Van Der Wijngaart, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada


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