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1st Workshop on Large-Scale Computing (LASCO'08)

June 23rd 2008 Boston, MA, USA

LASCO'08 - Call For Papers

Workshop Overview

With the increasing interest devoted to grid computing and large clusters, large-scale computing is becoming once more a key topic in the system arena. Actually, current technology and needs are pushing the concept of large-scaling much further than ever before and new solutions need to be researched and applied.

The objective of the workshop is to gather people working on large-scale computing. For this reason, we will organize it with a mixture of invited speakers that are leaders (or key participants) of significant projects in the area, traditional research papers, and larger attendant participation (more time for discussion).

We seek high-quality submissions that further the knowledge and understanding of large-scale computing, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results. Specific topics of interest (ordered alphabetically) include but are not limited to:
  • Application execution management
  • Application-system interface
  • Ease of use
  • File and storage systems
  • Grid operating systems
  • Heterogeneity Industrial use cases
  • Networking and network services
  • Peer to peer management
  • Reliability, availability, and scalability
  • Security, privacy, and trust
  • System and network management and troubleshooting
  • Virtualization


Submitting a Paper

Submissions should be at most 10 U.S. letter pages long, two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading within a 6.5" x 9" text block.

Online copies of the papers will be made available before the workshop to registered attendees and will be added to the USENIX proceedings library after the workshop. Participants may update their papers to incorporate workshop feedback.

USENIX policy on simultaneous paper submission: Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, and plagiarism constitute dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation of a program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. In some cases, program committees may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration. If a violation of these principles is found, sanctions may include, but are not limited to, barring the authors from submitting to or participating in USENIX conferences for a set period, contacting the authors' institutions, and publicizing the details of the case.

Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's guidelines should contact the program chair,, or the USENIX office,