Call for Workshops

[Workshop proposal submissions are now closed]

Experts in cluster computing are invited to share their expertise with the community by submitting proposals for workshops to be co-located with the Cluster 2015 conference that will be held on September 8-11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cluster 2015 workshop program will provide an opportunity for authors to present preliminary work related to the topics covered by Cluster 2015 and, thus, will give attendees access to the latest work in progress in the field. Cluster 2015 invites proposals for workshops on a broad range of topics on the design of clusters and related technologies and on effectively managing or using cluster resources and services. All workshops will be held on September 8, 2015.

Topic Categories

Topic Categories of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cluster node and system hardware;
  • Cluster/distributed operating and runtime systems;
  • Parallel programming models, language, runtimes and environments;
  • Performance evaluation, analysis and optimization;
  • Fault-tolerance, resilience, reliability and high availability;
  • Data management and distributed and parallel file systems;
  • Visualization and data analytics;
  • Cluster management tools including resource management;
  • Power management, energy and cooling;
  • High performance networks and communication systems;
  • Clouds and distributed systems;
  • Security.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals are limited to a 3 page description that should include the following:

  • A title, an abstract (400 words maximum),and a syllabus;
  • Discussion of the topic’s relevance and workshop goals;
  • A description of the target audience;
  • An indication of half-day or full-day duration;
  • If applicable, details on previous instantiations of the workshop, including attendance numbers.

In addition to the 3 page description, please include the following:

  • A brief biographical sketch of each workshop organizer (2 pages per organizer).

Workshop proposal will be evaluated as they are received. Decisions will be made based on the proposal content and its relationship to any workshop proposals that have been accepted or received at the time the proposal is received. Since this policy may result in a the workshop program being completed early, Cluster 2015 reserves the right to close workshop submissions prior to the date listed below.

A single pdf file with all the material described above should be submitted to the Cluster 2015 conference on-line submission system under the workshop track (

Workshop length will be determined based on the following policy:

  • Workshops that accept ten or more papers will be provided space for a full day program;
  • Workshops that accept seven to nine papers will be provided space for four and a half hours (not including breaks);
  • Workshops that accept five or six papers will be provided space for three hours (not including breaks);
  • Workshops that accept three or four papers will be provided space for a half hour per paper;
  • Workshops with fewer accepted papers will be canceled.

Cluster 2015 will consider increasing the time allocated to a workshop if space is available.

Cluster 2015 will provide free conference registration for one keynote speaker to workshops that accept ten or more papers. The free registration cannot be used by a workshop organizer, even if the organizer presents a keynote.

Important Dates

See the Important Dates page. Workshop proposals no longer accepted.

Cluster 2015 Workshop and Tutorial Chair

Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (first name at llnl dot gov).