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January 7, 2014

IEEE Cluster Conference Heads for Madrid

Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti
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Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today’s rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. On September, Madrid will be the meeting point of all these efforts thanks to the IEEE Cluster Conference.

Since 1999, the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC) has been committed to the promotion of all aspects of this critical area, including research, technological development and education.

The IEEE Cluster Conferences are one of the greatest initiatives of TFCC and serve as a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent accomplishments and technological developments in the field of cluster computing, as well as the use of cluster systems for scientific and commercial applications.

Over the years, IEEE Cluster has represented a meeting point for individuals (researchers, developers and users) from both the academia and industry, coming together to discuss recent advances and trends.

This year, the IEEE Cluster Conference will be held in Madrid from September 22-26, at the School of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The organizing committee welcomes paper submissions on innovative work that describe original research and development efforts in the area of cluster computing.

Here you have some ideas on major topics of interest:

  • System design, configuration and administrations.
  • System software, middleware and tools.
  • Storage and file systems.
  • Algorithms, applications and performance.

Also, as the evolution of cluster technologies is expected to substantially impact emerging research areas like data science, this year there will be a special interest in cluster support for big data. This interest will be translated in specific tracks, tutorials and workshops on processing and storage within this key area.

And, if this was not enough, there will for the first time in IEEE Cluster a Student Mentoring Track. As “Vectors of the Future”, today’s Master and PhD students represent the next line of clusters, grids and clouds developers. This way, the IEEE Cluster Conference is more than proud to contribute to their education through a specific mentoring program all along the week.

Interested in the Cluster 2014 Conference? Don’t forget to visit the following website to get the latest news:

Want to contribute to IEEE Cluster? Be aware of the following important dates:
March 3rd: Workshop proposals due
April 24th: Abstracts (required) due
May 2nd: Full papers due
May 19th: Tutorial proposals due

About the Author

Vazquez-Poletti-biopicDr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti is Assistant Professor in Computer Architecture at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain), and a Cloud Computing Researcher at the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group ( He is (and has been) directly involved in EU funded projects, such as EGEE (Grid Computing) and 4CaaSt (PaaS Cloud), as well as many Spanish national initiatives.



Twitter: @jlvazpol

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