Special Symposium

Special Symposium 1:

2018 International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing (Bench’ 18)

Special Symposium 2:

5th National Symposium for NSF REU Research in Data Science, Systems, and Security

Special Symposium 1:

2018 International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing (Bench’ 18)

Dec.10-13, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA
http://prof.ict.ac.cn/Bench18/

Description:
Benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing are fundamental activities in human being’s lives. This symposium (Bench 18) is dedicated to benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing complex systems, including (but not limited to) Big Data, AI, chainblock, datacenter, cloud and warehouse-scale computing, high performance computing, Mobile Robotics, edge and frog computing,Big Scientific data, IoT, and the other miscellaneous things, i.e., education systems, financial systems, and power systems. In addition, we encourage publishing benchmark specifications and the summaries of the open-source benchmarking projects.

Topics of Interest:
We solicit papers in all areas related to benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing systems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Big data domains
* Artificial intelligence
* NewSQL and distributed database systems
* Blockchain
* Datacenter, cloud and warehouse-scale computing
* High performance computing
* Mobile Robotics
* Edge and fog computing
* Big scientific data
* Internet of Things (IoT)
* Education, financial and power system

Important dates:
Deadline for authors who need a U.S. visa (Submission Site):
Aug 20, 2018: Electronic submission of full papers
Oct 9, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance
Nov 25, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 10-12, 2018: Conference

Deadline for authors who do not need a U.S. visa (Submission Site):
Sep 20, 2018: Electronic submission of full papers
Nov 9, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance
Nov 25, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 10-12, 2018: Conference

Symposium Organization
Program Chair:
Prof. Jianfeng Zhan
ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Dr. Lei Wang
ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Chen Zheng
ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Web Chairs:
Mr. Fei Tang
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Publicity Chairs:
Miss. Wanling Gao
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Miss. Rui Ren
ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences



Special Symposium 2:

5th National Symposium for NSF REU Research in Data Science, Systems, and Security

Dec.10-13, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA
https://www.datareu.com/symposium2018

Description:
Undergraduate research plays an important role in attracting our best undergraduates to continue towards graduate education in the science and engineering fields. Publishing research in a professional venue is part of the training for future researchers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides support for undergraduate research within the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The goal of this symposium is to provide a venue for students to publish their research done as part of the REU program. The symposium seeks original submissions in research areas that are currently funded by the NSF related to computing, systems, security or data science. The key requirement for this symposium is that the submission’s lead author must be an undergraduate student funded as part of the NSF REU program, either as an REU supplement or REU Site.

Important dates:
Oct 10, 2018: Due date for full workshop papers submission
Nov 1, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov 15, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 10-13, 2018: Symposium

Symposium Organization
Steering Committee Chair:
Dr. Jie Wu
Temple University

General Chairs:
Dr. Mohamamd Al Hasan
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Feng Li
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Program Chairs:
Dr. George Mohler
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Shuhui Yang
Purdue University Northwest