Archive for March, 2012

LaME’12 Call for Papers

March 22nd, 2012  |  Published in call for papers, concurrency  |  Bookmark on

2012 International Workshop on Languages for the Multi-core Era
June 13 2012, at ECOOP 2012, Beijing China
(also colocated with PLDI, ISMM, LCTES, the X10 workshop, and other events)

LaME is an interactive venue for exposing, evaluating, and developing programming language support for concurrency. This workshop provides a forum for the proposal and discussion of creative ideas that spur the development of innovative or improved concurrency models, languages, run-time systems, libraries and tools for multicore programming.

We solicit contributions in any of three forms, at EasyChair:

  1. Regular papers (of up to 8 pages) reporting mature or ongoing work in relevant foundational and theoretical aspects of concurrent programming, languages, tools, frameworks, case studies, and practical experience. Selected papers peer reviewed by the Program Committee will be presented at the workshop and included in the ACM Digital Library.

  2. Position papers (of up to 2 pages) describing ongoing work of attendees. Position papers will be reviewed for scope and relevance, and distributed to all attendees before the workshop.

  3. Solutions to the LaME’12 programming challenge (to be issued April 15, 2012). A session at the workshop will be devoted to brief presentations of solutions and their implications for the design and implementation of programming languages and parallel program development.

Important dates

Regular paper submission April 15, 2012
Regular paper notification May 13, 2012
Regular paper final copy May 25, 2012
Position paper submission May 20, 2012
Programming challenge submission May 20, 2012
Workshop June 13, 2012

Organizing Committee

Program Chair

  • Doug Lea (State University of New York at Oswego)

Program Committee

IC Call For Papers on Virtualization

March 19th, 2012  |  Published in call for papers, virtualization  |  Bookmark on

IEEE Internet Computing is soliciting papers for a special issue on Virtualization.

Final submissions due: 1 July 2012
Publication date: March/April 2013

Please email the guest editors a brief description of the article you plan to submit by 15 June 2012.

One of the most famous adages in computer science is that “any problem in computer science can be solved by an extra level of indirection.” Increasingly, that level of indirection takes the form of virtualization, where a resource’s consumers are provided with a virtual rather than physical version of that resource. This layer of indirection has helped address a multitude of problems, including efficiency, security, high availability, elasticity, fault containment, mobility, and scalability.

In the past several years virtualization has gone mainstream, and more and more resources are virtualizable. Although virtual machines are the most obvious example, others include desktop sharing (VNC), virtual networks, virtual storage, and many more. All these have an enormous impact on Internet computing. A key recent use of virtualization is to enable infrastructure-as-a-service clouds. Virtualization lets producers efficiently support many tenants while strongly isolating them from each other, and consumers to be isolated from the specifics of providers’ physical capacity, allowing, for example, virtual machines to move between different computers and even clouds. This special issue seeks articles from both industry and academia that discuss the application and development of virtualization in the Internet computing space. Topics include:

  • cloud computing;
  • virtual networks;
  • storage-area networks;
  • remote desktops;
  • security;
  • performance (in a network context); and
  • migration of virtual environments.

Editors’ note: We encourage submissions from both academic and industrial practitioners, especially as they pertain to open source tools or products, but content must have technical merit, not be an advertisement.

Questions? Contact Guest Editors Fred Douglis and Orran Krieger.

All submissions must be original manuscripts of fewer than 5,000 words, focused on Internet technologies and implementations. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to IC’s international readership—primarily system and software design engineers. We do not accept white papers, and we discourage strictly theoretical or mathematical papers. To submit a manuscript, please log on to ScholarOne to create or access an account, which you can use to log on to IC’s Author Center and upload your submission.