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04 Mar 2015




Turku, Finland, March 4-6, 2015

Special Session of the 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP 2015)



The design and implementation of e-infrastructures for Hydro-Meteorological Research (HMR) and for Civil Protection applications require solving a number of problems that are concerned with multidisciplinary and interoperability issues. At the heart of this challenge lies the ability to have easy access to forecasting model and data components, assembling them according to recognized standards and facilitating collaboration between the Hydro-Meteorological (HM) and ICT communities. This is of particular importance because ICT methodologies and tools are often aimed at satisfying general needs resulting in a gap between specific HM modeling chain requirements and available tools. The goal is to relieve HM scientists from the burden of time-consuming activities as to install and optimize legacy forecast models that have been developed by such heterogeneous scientific community, to access and prepare the necessary data to run the models, to select the executable resources and monitor the simulation and to retrieve results, allowing them to focus mainly on how to improve the forecasts.

The aim of this special session is to bring together HM and ICT researchers – and in perspective the Climate modeling community - in order to present and discuss solutions for this applicative scenario.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
-- data access, management and exchange among heterogeneous HMR models
-- data base solutions for store, access and retrieve HMR data
-- set up, management and validation of complex HMR workflows on distributed infrastructures
-- HPC, Grid and Cloud experience in HMR
-- set up and management of e-Infrastructures for HMR
-- science gateway for HMR
-- advanced and user friendly interfaces to manage HMR forecasting simulations
-- advanced remote visualization solutions for HMR simulation results
-- simple services for citizen scientists interested in HM

This is the first edition of the special session, and it is supported by the DRIHM (http://www.drihm.eu) and DRIHM2US (http://www.drihm2us.eu) projects.


Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the IEEE Conference proceedings format (IEEEtran, double-column, 10pt) to the Special Session through the EasyChair conference submission system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdp2015) with an indication of the name of the Special Session.

Double-bind review: the paper should not contain authors names and affiliations; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work entries should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review".

Call for Paper - http://www.pdp2015.org/specialsessions/einfra/einfra.html


Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference.

All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Conference proceedings will be indexed, among others, by IEEE explore, DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Selected high-quality papers from the session related to the use of Grid and Cloud technologies will be considered for a SPECIAL ISSUE of the Journal of Grid Computing (ISI IF 1.603) .


Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014
Camera ready due: 10th Nov. 2014
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar. 2015


Daniele D'Agostino    CNR-IMATI, IT    dagostino@ge.imati.cnr.it
Andrea Clematis        CNR-IMATI, IT    clematis@ge.imati.cnr.it
Michael Schiffers        MNM-LMU. DE    schiffer@nm.ifi.lmu.de


Daniele D'Agostino

Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technology
Italian National Research Council

Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy
Tel: +39-010-6475686
Fax: +39-010-6475660
URL: http://www.ima.ge.cnr.it/ima/dagostino.htm