Subject: DEADLINE EXTENDED: Feb 1: Research & Applns in Global HPC: Call for
From: Henry Neeman
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:55:40 -0600 (CST)
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PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED BY 2 1/2 WEEKS:
* Proposal submission (2-3 pages): EXTENDED TO FRI FEB 1 2013
DEADLINES EXTENDED BY 2 WEEKS!
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
To be published by IGI Global
Deadline for 2 to 3-Page Proposal Submission: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Full Chapters Due: Friday March 1, 2013
"Research and Applications in Global Supercomputing"
A book edited by:
Dr. Richard S. Segall, Arkansas State University, USA
Dr. Qingyu Zhang, Arkansas State University, USA
(email@example.com, 870-680-8076) Jeffrey S. Cook, USA
A supercomputer is a computer at the frontlines of current
processing capacity and speed of calculations.
First introduced in the 1960s, the supercomputers of the 1970s
used only few processors, and in the 1990s machines with thousands
of processors began to appear.
By the end of the 20th century, supercomputers were massively
parallel computing systems composed of tens of thousands of
In contrast, supercomputers of the 21st century can use over
100,000 processors, including those with graphic capabilities.
Supercomputers are used today for highly-intensive calculation
tasks for projects ranging from quantum physics, weather
forecasting, molecular modeling, and physical simulations.
Supercomputers can be used for simulations of airplanes in wind
tunnels, detonations of nuclear weapons, splitting electrons, and
helping researchers study how drugs combat the swine flu virus.
Supercomputing can be in the form of grid computing, in which the
processing power of a large number of computers is distributed, or
in the form of computer clusters, in which a large number of
processors are used in close proximity to each other.
The Cray XK7 "Titan," completed in 2012, is currently the fastest
supercomputer in the world at 17.59 petaflops, consuming
8209 kilowatts of power.
The Indian government has stated that it has committed about
$940 million to develop what could become the world's fastest
supercomputer by 2017, one that would have a performance of
1 exaflop, which is about 61 times faster than today's fastest
Objectives of the Book
The objective of this book is to present the concepts of
supercomputing, explore its technologies and their applications,
and develop a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use
of supercomputing in multidisciplinary fields.
The book aims to highlight the historical and technical
background; architecture; programming systems; storage,
visualization, analytics, state of practice in industry,
universities and government; and numerous applications ranging from
such areas as computational earth and atmospheric sciences to
This book is designed to cover a broad range of topics in the field
As a result, it will be an excellent source on this topic.
It is primarily intended for professionals, researchers, students,
and practitioners who want to more fully understand the realm and
technology of supercomputing and how it has been used to solve
large-scale research problems in a multitude of disciplines.
Because each chapter is designed to be stand-alone, the reader can
focus on the topics that most interest him/her.
Readers would utilize this book as a unified presentation of a
spectrum of up-to-date research and applications topics on
The collection of chapters could interest the readers to do
subsequent research in supercomputing, as well as be used in
teaching courses in supercomputing.
The book is focused on the structure, practice, and applications
of supercomputing such as represented by the following sections.
Recommended topics include but not limited to the following:
* Section I: Background of Supercomputing History of supercomputing
Fundamentals of supercomputing
Supercomputing centers and clusters
* Section 2: Supercomputing Architecture
Quality of service
Congestion management of supercomputers
Embedded and reconfigurable architectures
Innovative hardware/software co-design
Parallel and scalable system architectures
Performance evaluation of systems architectures
* Section 3: Clouds, Clusters, and Grids
Virtualizations and overlays
Data management and scientific applications
Storage clouds architectures
Tools for computing on clouds and grids
Quality of service
Tools for Integration of Clouds, Clusters, and Grids
Management and monitoring
Security and identity management
Scheduling, load balancing, and resource provisioning
* Section 4: Programming Systems for Supercomputers
Compiler analysis and optimization
Parallel application frameworks
Software engineering for parallel programming
Solutions for parallel programming challenges
Parallel programming for large-scale systems
Productivity-oriented programming environments and studies
* Section 5: Storage, Visualization, and Analytics for Supercomputers
Databases for high performance computing
Data mining for high performance computing
Visualization for modeling and simulation
Parallel file, storage, and archival systems
Storage systems for data intensive computing
Visualization and image processing
Input/output performance tuning
* Section 6: State of Practice of Supercomputing
Experiences of large-scale infrastructures and facilities
Comparable benchmarks of actual machines
Facilitation of "big data" associated with supercomputing
Multi-center infrastructure and their management
Bridging of cloud data centers and their management
Procurement, technology investments, and acquisition of best practices
Infrastructural policy issues and international experiences
Supercomputing at universities
Supercomputing in China, India, and around the world
Supercomputing data mining
* Section 7: Applications of Supercomputing
Bioinformatics and computational biology
Computational earth and atmospheric sciences
Computational materials sciences and engineering
Computational chemistry, fluid dynamics, physics, etc.
Computational and data-enabled social science
Computational design optimization for aerospace, manufacturing,
and industrial applications
Computational medicine and bioengineering
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit e-mail intent
for proposal submission on or before Friday December 28, 2012,
and a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter on or before
Tuesday January 15, 2013.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by
Wednesday January 30, 2013 about the status of their proposals and
sent chapter guidelines.
Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Friday March 1, 2013.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers
for this project.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference"
(formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science
Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science
For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit:
This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.
Friday February 1, 2013: 2-3 page Chapter Proposal
Friday March 1, 2013: Full Chapter Submission
Thursday May 30, 2013: Review Results to Authors
Sunday June 30, 2013: Revised Chapter Submission
Tuesday July 30, 2013: Final Chapter Submission
Friday August 30, 2013: Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
Dr. Richard S. Segall, Dr. Qingyu Zhang
Arkansas State University, College of Business
Department of Computer & Information Technology
State University, AR 72467-0130 USA
Tel.: 870 972-3416
Fax: 870 972-3868
We ask you to please send us an e-mail by Friday December 28,
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
indicting your intent to submit a 2 to 3 page proposal by
Tuesday January 15, 2013.
We also are in the process of organizing an Editorial Advisory
Board for this valuable reference and, based on your impressive
research records, and if you have expertise in supercomputing, we
would like to invite you to join this Board.
As a member of the Board, you will receive a 40% discount should
you wish to purchase a copy of RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS IN GLOBAL
SUPERCOMPUTING upon its publication.
As a member of the Board, you would be asked to assist us with the
process by reviewing proposals, conducting reviews of those
manuscripts for which I need a reviewer, and assisting me with
submission cases where conflicting reviews exist.
Please keep in mind that we also will be arranging for a
double-blind review process between authors to evaluate the
submissions for this book.
The above due dates are extensions of the dates of submission of
those posted on the web page on IGI Global website of:
We sincerely hope that you will send us an intent for 2 to 3 page
proposal to be submitted by Tuesday January 15, 2013, and very
much look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr. Richard S. Segall, Co-Editor & Professor
Dr. Qingyu Zhang, Co-Editor & Associate Professor
Arkansas State University
College of Business
Department of Computer & Information Technology
State University, AR 72467-0130, USA
Phone: 870-972-3989 (Dr. Segall) & 870-680-8076 (Dr. Zhang)
email@example.com (Dr. Segall)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Zhang)
email@example.com (Jeffrey Cook)
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