Call for Papers: NDM 2013 (SC13 workshop) – Network-aware Data Management




The Network-aware Data Management Workshop (NDM 2013) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 2013), in Denver, Colorado. 





The format of the workshop will consist of a keynote talk, invited talks, 30-min presentations of peer-reviewed papers, and a panel discussion at the end.  Accepted papers will be published in ACM digital proceedings.



In addition to increasing data volumes, future scientific collaborations require cooperative work at the extreme scale. As the number of multidisciplinary teams and experimental facilities increase, data sharing and resource coordination among distributed centers are becoming significant challenges every passing year.  In the age of extraordinary advances in communication technologies, there is a need for efficient use of the network infrastructure to address increasing data requirements of todays applications.  Traditional network and data management techniques are unlikely to scale to meet the needs of future collaborative data-intensive systems. We require novel data access mechanisms and intelligent network middleware to enable future design principles of network-aware data management. This workshop will seek contributions from academia, government, and industry to discuss emerging trends and new technological developments in dynamic resource provisioning, intelligent data-flow and resource coordination, end-to-end processing of data, network-aware application design issues, and cutting-edge network performance problems.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

      High-performance network protocols

      Performance problems in networking applications

      Network support for data-intensive computing

      Network-aware data scheduling and resource brokering

      Dynamic resource provisioning and network virtualization

      Performance evaluation of network-aware data management

      Tools and systems to support future collaborative science

      Practical experiences and prototypes for large-scale data streaming

      Requirements and Issues for Network Quality of Service (QoS)

      Application pipelines and network-aware toolkits for data distribution

      Data replication and re-configurable data-access frameworks 

      Network Fault Tolerant Data Distribution for large scientific datasets

      Optimization and development of data transfer protocols

      Scalable services for network-aware applications

      Data clouds, data scheduling, and data placement

      Heterogeneous and distributed resource management

      Performance evaluation of data intensive networking applications


One "Best Paper" would be awarded for outstanding contributing to the field of network-aware data management. 


Important Dates:

         Abstract Submission:                Aug 23, 2013

         Paper Submission due:              Aug 30, 2013

         Notification of acceptance:          Sept 23, 2013

         Camera-Ready version due:        Oct 15, 2013

         Workshop Date:                       Nov 17, 2013


Workshop Web Site:          


Workshop Organizers:

                           Mehmet Balman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

                           Surendra Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

                           Brian L. Tierney, Energy Sciences Network


Submission Guidelines:



Your paper must be formatted according to the ACM Conference Proceedings. Please use the templates provided at to ensure that formatting will meet ACM specifications.


Reviewing of the papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by external referees. The decision of the program committee is final. Papers should be self-contained. All submissions will be peer-reviewed based on correctness, technical strength, originality, quality of presentation, relevance to the workshop's scope and topics of interest.


Submitted papers must be original work, have not appeared in and is not under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal. Accepted papers will be published in ACM digital proceedings.


Papers should be no longer than ten (10) pages, including figures, tables, and references.  Submissions that violate any of these restrictions will not be reviewed. The page limit will be enforced strictly.


At least one author of an accepted paper must attend and present the paper in the workshop.




SC13 workshop registration (including NDM 2013) is handled through the SC13 system. Please visit for more information.


Attendees can register SC13 workshops independent of the SC13 program. Workshop only registration is $200 ($100 for students). There is no deadline for workshop only registration.


SC13 technical program attendees receive a reduced rate of $50 ($25 for students).  Early registration deadline for the technical program is October 15th.