Call for Papers

 

Conference

 

22nd International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE) 2013 - Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management Conference Track (CDCGM)

 

Organizers: Dr. Rao Mikkilineni and Dr. Giovanni Morana

 

Background

 

“New source of competitive differentiation may lie in the internal capacity to reconfigure resources in real-time”  C. K. Prahlad and M. S. Krishnan, “The New Age of Innovation” McGraw Hill, NY2008


Four major technology trends are radically altering the way we use and manage computers to organize our personal and business affairs:

  • Multi-core, multi-CPU chips and servers with hardware assisted virtualization that offer 10X performance improvement in space, energy and computing while decoupling services from the hardware on which they are deployed [1],
  • Integration of management at the chip level to provide a higher degree of reliability, availability, performance and security [2],
  • Highly scalable parrallel computing architectures that can be deployed in mobile. Laptop and enterprise class hardware and
  • High bandwidth wire-line and wireless networks that provide high degree of mobility and interactivity

Resulting services supporting communication, collaboration and commerce at the speed of light transcend not only geographical boundaries but also physical infrastructure  boundaries thus enabling truely distributed computing and execution of workflows limited only by their latency constraints.


However, the progress in hardware at the chip level is not matched by the progress in our ability to leverage the parrallelism and scaling possible with our softare and computing models available today [3].  In fact, current generation operating systems, programming languages and frameworks are derived from a computing model that has evolved from an environment where the CPU resources were limited and shared by multiple clients to optimally utilize the available resources.  The distributed computing models also were constrained by low bandwidth networks supported by special purpose hardware such as routers, switches and storage network systems.  This has given rise to a layer of server, network, storage and application management systems required to assure reliability, availability, performance and security of business workflows implemented using shared CPU, network and storage resources.  Parrallelism and scaling are constrained by the sequential computing models at the chip level. 


The new multi-core multi-CPU computing architecture allows high bandwidth networking inside the server to exploit the parrallelism.  It is therefore, appropriate to reexamine the current computing models and create next generation distributed workflows that leverage the features offered by hardware assisted virtualization, management at the chip level, parallelism, scaling and high-bandwidth wire-line and wireless network connectivity.   Dynamic real-time reconfiguration of infrastructure resources is made possible with virtualization technologies.  Efficient and dynamic real-time reconfiguration of business processes require new computing and programming models that exploit parallelism and reduce the semantic gap between workflow descriptions at high level and their execution at the chip level.


Furthermore, hardware assisted virtualization, chip level management and the ubiquitous availability of high bandwidth networks allow overcoming  of today's cloud service limitations, based on islands of proprietary architectures delivered by mega-providers, and enable the creation of federate distributed clouds [4] composed by small, medium, and large providers that cooperate with each other with telecommunication grade trust which is taken for granted in telephony and the Internet.

 

The target of WETICE2013 "Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management Conference Track" is to transform current labor and knowledge intensive IT management into self-configuring, self-monitoring, self-protecting, self-healing and self-optimizing distributed workflow implementations with end-to-end resource management only limited by the speed of light.


The conference will be held in Hammamet in Tunisia..
(www.wetice.org) from June 17th to 20th, 2013. For more details on the venue, go to http://wetice.org

 

 

Topics

 

Papers are solicited to advance the next generation distributed computing and its management infrastructure that leverages the new hardware innovations.  The goals of the conference include (but are not limited to):

 

 

Deadlines

 

Paper submission deadline Extended
February 1, 2013
Decision to paper authors
Marchl 30, 2013
Camera Ready
April 10, 2013
WETICE-2012 Conference
June 17-20, 2013

 

 

Submission Guidelines

 

All papers submitted will be reviewed by peers and selected papers will be published in WETICE2013 Conference Proceedings by IEEE.

 

Submission Details:

 

Details of the conference and past conference archives can be accessed at

 

 

References

 

[1] Vijay Sarathy, Purnendu Naraian, Rao Mikkilineni, “Next generation Cloud Computing Architecture – Enabling real-time dynamism for shared distributed physical infrastructure”, Proceedings of IEEE WETICE 2010, Second International Workshop on Collaboration & Cloud Computing, June 2010 (http://www.kawaobjects.com/resources/PID1258479.pdf )


[2] Arvind Kumar, Purushottam Goel, and Ylian Saint-Hilaire, “Active Platform Management Demystified”, Intel Press, 2009


[3] David Patterson, “The trouble with multi-core”, IEEE Spectrum, July 2010, p28