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Call for Articles for Computer

Computer ยป seeks articles for an upcoming special issue on Data Intensive Computing. Guest editors are Ian Gorton of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Paul Greenfield of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Alex Szalay of John Hopkins University, and Roy Williams of the California Institute of Technology.

The need to capture, store and provide timely processing on ever-increasing data volumes exists in a diverse range of application domains. These include scientific computing, Internet-based social computing, internet search, bio-informatics, enterprise applications, video surveillance, and cyber security.

Many existing technologies fail when data volumes reach multi-terabyte and petabyte ranges, requiring new approaches to solving such Data Intensive Computing problems. Innovations in Data Intensive Computing comprise both processor hardware and system and application software that can scale to handle ballooning data volumes and simultaneously reduce the time needed to provide useful data analysis.

Computer's special issue on Data Intensive Computing will bring together contributions from leading scientists that address current and future problems and describe promising solutions in Data Intensive Computing. The articles will represent the state-of-the-art in research and development.

Computer invites papers that provide a perspective on all facets of Data Intensive Computing. Examples of suitable topics include scalable algorithms to search and process massive data sets; advances in high performance computing platforms; high performance, high-reliability, petascale distributed file systems and databases; and techniques for processing massive data volumes from sensor networks.

Also welcome are case studies of solutions to Data Intensive Computing problems, as well as surveys of current and future problems in data intensive application domains such as astronomy, social computing, biology, environmental sciences and the intelligence community.

The deadline for papers is 15 October, 2007. Detailed author instructions for Computer are available online. Send inquiries the guest editors at Ian Gorton, Paul Greenfield, Alex Szalay, or Roy Williams.

Last Update: 13 July 2011 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory