Friday, January 13, 2017

[DMANET] Call For Papers: ParLearning 2017

The 6th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing
for Large Scale Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics
May 29, 2017

In Conjunction with
31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 29 - June 2, 2017
Buena Vista Palace Hotel
Orlando, Florida USA

Call for Papers

Scaling up machine-learning (ML), data mining (DM) and reasoning algorithms
from Artificial Intelligence (AI) for massive datasets is a major technical
challenge in the times of "Big Data". The past ten years has seen the rise
of multi-core and GPU based computing. In parallel and distributed
computing, several frameworks such as OpenMP, OpenCL, and Spark continue to
appear to facilitate scaling up ML/DM/AI algorithms using higher levels of
abstraction. We invite novel works that advance the trio-fields of ML/DM/AI
through development of scalable algorithms or computing frameworks. Ideal
submissions would be characterized as scaling up X on Y, where potential
choices for X and Y are provided below.

Scaling up

recommender systems
gradient descent algorithms
deep learning
sampling/sketching techniques
clustering (agglomerative techniques, graph clustering, clustering
heterogeneous data)
classification (SVM and other classifiers)
probabilistic inference (bayesian networks)
logical reasoning
graph algorithms and graph mining


Multi-core architectures/frameworks (OpenMP)
Many-core (GPU) architectures/frameworks (OpenCL, OpenACC, CUDA, Intel TBB)
Distributed systems/frameworks (GraphLab, MPI, Hadoop, Spark, Storm, Mahout

Proceedings of the ParLearning workshop will be distributed at the
conference and will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital
Library after the conference.

Journal publication

Selected papers from the workshop will be published in a Special Issue of
Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier's International Journal of
eScience. Special Issue papers will undergo additional review.

Best Paper Award: The program committee will nominate a paper for the Best
Paper award. In past years, the Best Paper award included a cash prize.
Stay tuned for this year!

Travel awards:Students with accepted papers have a chance to apply for a
travel award. Please find details on the IEEE IPDPS web page.


General chair: Anand Panangadan (California State University,
Fullerton, USA)
Technical Program co-chairs: Henri Bal (Vrije Universiteit, The
Netherlands) and Arindam Pal (TCS Research, India)
Publicity chair: Charalampos Chelmis (University at Albany, State
University of New York, USA)
Steering Committee chair: Yinglong Xia (Huawei Research, USA)

Technical Program Committee

Brojeshwar Bhowmick, TCS Research, India
Danny Bickson, GraphLab Inc., USA
Vito Giovanni Castellana, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Tanushyam Chattopadhyay, TCS Research, India
Daniel Gerardo Chavarria, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Sutanay Choudhury, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Valeriu Codreanu, SURFsara, The Netherlands
Lipika Dey, TCS Research, India
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
Anand Eldawy, University of Minnesota, USA
Dinesh Garg, IBM Research, India
Saptarshi Ghosh, IIEST Shibpur, India
Dianwei Han, Northwestern University, USA
Renato Porfirio Ishii, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS),
Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University, USA
Gwo Giun (Chris) Lee, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, India
Debnath Mukherjee, TCS Research, India
Francesco Parisi, University of Calabria, Italy
Himadri Sekhar Paul, TCS Research, India
Aske Plaat, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Chandan Reddy, Wayne State University, USA
Rekha Singhal, TCS Research, India
Weiqin Tong, Shanghai University, China
Cedric van Nugteren, TomTom International BV
Zhuang Wang, Facebook, USA
Qingsong Wen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Bo Zhang, IBM, USA
Jianting Zhang, City College of New York, USA

Important Dates

Paper submission: January 20, 2017 AoE
Notification: February 10, 2017
Camera Ready: March 10, 2017

Paper Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts should be upto 10 single-spaced double-column pages
using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style),
including figures, tables, and references. Format requirements are posted
on the IEEE IPDPS web page.

All submissions must be uploaded electronically at

Arindam Pal, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
TCS Research

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