[ecoop-info] SCALE 2010 Challenge; Deadline: 01 Feb, 2010; First prize: Plaque + $1000;

S. Masoud Sadjadi sadjadi at cs.fiu.edu
Wed Nov 11 20:20:21 CET 2009

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Dear Colleagues,


The Third IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2010),
sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable
Computing (TCSC).


Objective and Focus: The objective of the Third IEEE International
Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2010), sponsored by the IEEE
Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), is to
highlight and showcase real-world problem solving using computing that


Effective solutions to many scientific problems require applications
that can scale. There are different dimensions to application scaling:

for example, applications can scale-up to large number of cores or
compute units, scale-out to utilize multiple distinct compute units, or
scale-down to release resources that are no longer needed. In order to
scale, applications need the support of tools, middleware,
infrastructure, programming systems, etc. SCALE is concerned with
advances in application development and supporting infrastructure that
enable scaling.


Call for Proposals: The Third IEEE International Scalable Computing
Challenge (SCALE 2010) contest will focus on end-to-end problem solving
using concepts, technologies and architectures (including Clusters,
Grids and Clouds) that facilitate scaling. Participants in the challenge
will be expected to identify significant current real-world problems
where scalable computing techniques can be effectively used, and design,
implement, evaluate and demonstrate solutions. SCALE2010 will be held in
conjunction with the 10th CCGrid Conference in Melbourne, Australia on
17-20 May, 2010.


We invite teams to submit white papers outlining the problem addressed
and the technologies employed to enable applications to scale. White
papers should be up to 4 pages long, 12-pt. font and single column, and
in addition to listing team members and contact information, should
clearly outline:


1. The problem being solved and the technology employed


2. The application scenario and its requirements


3. Performance data and a qualitative description of how the application
scales -- scale-up, scale-out or any other type of scaling


4. The solution -- architecture, underlying concepts and technologies
used -- highlighting the innovative aspects of the solution


5. Impact of the solution, including extensibility and uniqueness of
results, and the extent to which the presented solution pushes the
envelope in scalable computing


6. Analysis of solution and technology employed compared to related


Papers will be shortlisted using the above 6 points as merit criteria,
and up to 6 papers will be invited to compete in a final round at CCGrid


In addition to the above, finalists will be judged on the quality of
their presentation, which shall include a 5-minute demonstration, as
well as their responses to questions by a technical committee.


Participation from students and young researchers, especially in
leadership roles, is strongly encouraged. Selected teams will receive an
award of up to US$1000 to help with travel to the conference. At least
one member from each selected team will be expected to present and
demonstrate their project at CCGrid 2010.



First prize:  Plaque + US$1000

Second prize:   Plaque + US$500


Tentative timeline:

The deadline for submitting proposals is 01 Feb, 2010. Decisions:  15
Feb, 2010.

Final presentation/demo: 17-20 May, 2010.



Daniel S. Katz, Computation Institute, University of Chicago, USA, dsk
at ci dot uchicago dot edu Shantenu Jha, CCT, Louisiana State
University, USA, sjha at cct dot lsu dot edu



Best regards,




Masoud Sadjadi, PhD                  

Assistant Professor                  

School of Computing and Information Sciences         

Florida International University     

University Park, ECS 212C            

11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33199 


Email:  sadjadi at cs.fiu.edu

Web:  www.cs.fiu.edu/~sadjadi

Tel:  305-348-1835

Fax:  305-348-2336



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