The 3rd International Workshop on
Cluster Computing Technologies, Environments, and Applications (CC-TEA)

Organized At

1999 International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99)

 June 28 - July 1, 1999
                  Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

CC-TEA merges with CC-GRID symposium from 2001


Call for Papers (closed!) 

In recent years, the availability of high-speed networks and high-performance microprocessors is making networks of computers an appealing vehicle for cost-effective parallel computing. Clusters/networks of computers (workstations/PCs/SMPs) built using commodity hardware and software are playing a major role in redefining the concept of  supercomputing. As a whole, clusters are becoming an alternative to MPPs and supercomputers in many areas of application. The focus of this special session will be on both  hardware and software aspects of computing on clusters. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

     Cluster Hardware (Cluster of PCs, Workstations, or SMPs)
     High Perormance Communication Networks and Interfaces
     Light Weight Communication Protocols
     Cluster Middleware
         Single System Image Infrastructure
         System Availabilty Infrastructure
     Issues in Building Scalable Services
     File Systems and Parallel I/O
     Job and Resource Management
     Data Distribution and Load Balancing
     Programming Paradigms/Environment for Clusters
     Message Passing Systems such as MPI and PVM for Clusters
     Problem Solving Environments for Clusters
     Tools for Operating and Managing Clusters
     Java for High Performance Computing
     Algorithms for Solving Problems on Clusters
     Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications on Clusters

Submission should include authors names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, email addresses, on the cover page. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Please submit full paper not exceeding 5 (or 7) single spaced pages in file of the paper (preferably viewable by ghostview); also send a separate email with authors' names, addresses, title and abstract of the paper. Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible. 

All papers selected for this session will be published in the PDPTA'99 conference proceedings. Please send full paper for consideration to this special session to:

Session Organizers and Co-Chairs:

Rajkumar Buyya
Co-Chair, IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
School of Computing Science and Software Engineering
Monash University
Room No. 130, Bld No. 63, Clayton Campus
Melbourne, Vic. 3168, Australia

Phone: +61-3-9905 1502 
Fax: +61-3-9905 3574 
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WWW: /

Toni Cortes
Coordinator, Single System Image, IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

Important Dates:

Draft Papers due on: 
Notification of Acceptance: 
Camera Ready Papers and Preregistration due on:
PDPTA'99 Conference:
March 15, 1999 (extended to March 30) 
April  5, 1999 
May 1, 1999 
June 28 - July 1, 1999

For information regarding the PDPTA'99 Conference, contact:

Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
General Chair, PDPTA'99
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA
Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966

Authors who would like to submit papers to be considered for other technical sessions should mail their papers to Hamid R. Arabnia by March 1, 1999.