[Opt-net] [Mycolleagues] CFP: IEEE SCALE2009 Challenge

Laurence T. Yang ltyang at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 21:33:30 MET 2009

Call for Proposals: Second IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge
            (SCALE 2009) at CCGrid 2009

*Modified Deadline: 27 Feb
*Notification: 13 March

Second IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2009)
(Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable
Computing (TCSC))

Objective and Focus: The objective of the Second IEEE International
Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2009), sponsored by the IEEE Computer
Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) is to highlight
and showcase real-world problem solving using scalable computing. The
first SCALE challenge was held at CCGrid 2008 in May 21st 2008 in Lyon,
France. The event featured finalists selected from 11 submissions. Detail
can be found at

SCALE 2009 contest will once again focus on end-to-end problem solving
using concepts, technologies and architectures (including Clusters and
Grids) relevant to the overall scope of TCSC (http://www.ieeetcsc.org).
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

Call for Proposals: The Second IEEE International Scalable Computing
Challenge (SCALE 2009) will be held in conjunction with the 9th CCGrid
Conference in Shanghai, China, May 18-21, 2009
(http://grid.sjtu.edu.cn/ccgrid2009/). TCSC is inviting research teams to
submit proposal detailing their contributions to the challenge.

The deadline for submitting proposals is February 27, 2009. Proposal
should be up to five (5) pages long and should clearly outline:

1.     The technology/application domain, the specific problem addressed and
its relevance to scalable computing challenge.
2.     The specific application scenario that will be addressed and its
3.     The overall solution architecture and its underlying concepts and
technologies, highlighting the innovated aspects of the solution.
4.     The expected outcome and impact of the project as well as specific
deliverables that will be presented and demonstrated at the conference.
5.     The team members along with their contact information.

Up to 5 teams will be selected based on proposals submitted and will be
invited to participate in the challenge and to demonstrate their project at
the CCGrid conference. Participation from students and young researchers,
especially in leadership roles, is strongly encouraged. Selected team will
receive a travel award of up to $1000 to help with travel to the conference.
Each selected team will be expected to present and demonstrate their project
at the conference. The teams will be judged by a panel of judges based on
the following criteria:

1.     The significance and potential impact of the application and its
appropriateness for scalable computing
2.     Novelty, technical complexity and correctness of the presented
solution and the results achieved
3.     Extent to which the presented solution pushes the envelope in
scalable computing
4.     Demonstration and presentation by the team

First prize:  Plaque + $1000
Second prize:   Plaque + $500

Tentative timeline:
Proposals due:  February 27, 2009.
Feedback about proposals: March 13, 2009.
Project update to panel: April 20, 2009.
Final presentation/demo: May 18-21, 2009.


Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA: parashar at rutgers dot
Shantenu Jha, CCT, Louisiana State University, USA, sjha at cct dot
lsu dot edu
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