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Scope and Interests

Big data has been manifesting the industry and academic community for the past few years. Data intensive throughput oriented applications such as videos, games, music, databases are flooding the Internet with tremendous amount of data flowing through as digital content. Retrieving, processing, distilling, delivering the content in real time is of significant importance to end users. One distinguishing feature of these applications is in the amount of data-level parallelism available to process the data independently on scalable multi-core chips or Cloud/Grid computing environments. On the other hand, there are many complex applications such as biological networks, social networks, finance, medicine that are not only data and compute intensive but also communication and bandwidth intensive. The data structures used in these problems are irregular, usually, pointer-based, graphs or trees that makes solving these problems on high performance/distributed computers challenging. To handle the dynamic nature of big data successfully, architectures, networks, memory, algorithms and programming languages should be scalable and extendable to accommodate the varying needs of the applications. Moreover, with service oriented computing gaining popularity, fault tolerant, scalable private and public Cloud, scalable and adaptable service level agreements become important.

ScalCom-14 focuses on the “Foundations” -- advances in parallel multi-core architectures, distributed Grid and Cloud computing environments with respect to networking, memory, fault tolerance, service oriented computing; “Applications” -- data/compute/communication/bandwidth intensive problems from various disciplines; “Theory” -- innovative scalable parallel/distributed algorithms involving heuristic, meta heuristics or graph algorithm partitioning techniques; “Performance” -- metrics, performance measurement, benchmark design, run-time performance management.

The goal of ScalCom-14 is to provide an international forum for researchers working in myriad areas of scalable computing and communications to share their ideas and experiences. ScalCom-14 is soliciting original, previously unpublished work addressing research challenges and presenting advances in the design and implementation of scalable computing and communication systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. New design in Multi-core Architectures for Scalability
    • System Interconnect
    • Memory System architecture
    • Programming languages such as Julia, Python, OpenCL, CUDA
    • Compilation
    • Run-time support
    • Power
    • Benchmark design

  2. Cloud/Grid Computing
    • Resource sharing/monitoring
    • Data storage
    • Replication, load balancing
    • Live migration
    • Fault tolerant computing
    • Scalable service oriented architectures
    • Hadoop framework
    • MapReduce
    • Scalable service level agreements
    • Green cloud systems and networking
    • Mobile cloud system design
    • Performance analysis-networks, system, storage

  3. Algorithms and Data Structures for Scalability-Rethinking
    • Graph partitioning algorithms
    • Machine learning algorithms
    • Evolutionary algorithms
    • Swarm Intelligence
    • Optimization algorithms

  4. Modelling and Simulation in Applications
    • Combinatorial Optimization
    • Computational Finance
    • Computational Neuroscience
    • Computational Biology
    • Computational Physics and Chemistry
    • Medical Imaging
    • Computer Vision
    • Data Intensive-Video/Audio/Image processing
    • Computer Graphics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Big Data Analytics in above applications

  5. Scalable Networks
    • Fast Interconnects
    • New/Innovative Data Center networks
    • Distributed algorithm and protocol design
    • Capacity in large-scale networks
    • Network scalability analysis

  6. Mobile and Wireless Communications
    • Signal processing for wireless communications
    • Network coding for mobile communications
    • Capacity analysis in mobile networks
    • Cooperative communications
    • Communications with renewable energy source

  7. Mobile and Pervasive Computing
    • Emerging applications for mobile computing
    • Crowdsourcing based computing
    • Energy efficiency in pervasive computing
    • Cooperative computing
    • Distributed pervasive computing
    • Resource allocation

  8. Modeling and Evaluation in Communication Systems
    • Quality and performance modeling
    • Mobility modeling
    • Scalability and robustness evaluation
    • Performance evaluation metrics
    • Traffic modeling in communication systems


The ScalCom-2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day workshops affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference. The workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE CPS. Submit workshop proposals to workshops chairs via emails. Click the following links for submission details/deadlines.

For workshop proposals:


Accepted conference papers will be published by Conference Publishing Service (proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL). From CPS: ["Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. Indexing services are independent organizations, and we cannot guarantee that any particular abstract or index entry will be included in Ei Compendex or any other indexing service."]. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Regular Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014 UTC
August 15, 2014
Poster/Position Papers, Demo Papers, Late Breaking Abstracts Deadline: September 30, 2014 UTC
Author(s) Notification: October 15, 2014 UTC
Final Manuscript Due: November 7, 2014, 23:00 PST
October 31, 2014 UTC
Registration Deadline (for Authors): November 7, 2014, 23:30 JST
October 31, 2014, 23:30 JST
BASIC Registration Deadline: November 30, 2014, 23:30 UTC
Conference Date: December 9-12, 2014

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 8 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 8 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs.

Accepted Poster Papers (3 to 4 pages) will be printed in the conference proceedings and presented as posters in the conference. Accepted Position Papers (3 to 4 pages) and Late Breaking Abstracts (2 pages) will be printed in the conference proceedings and presented orally during the conference. Manuscripts for Poster/Position Papers and Late Breaking Abstracts must conform to IEEE CPS format.

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

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