PEASH'20 Contribute Paper submission Final program Organization

PEASH workshop has been co-located with IEEE BigData Conference since 2014.

7th Workshop on Performance Engineering with Advances in Software and Hardware for Big Data Sciences (PEASH'20)

In conjunction with 2020 IEEE Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2020)

December 10-13, 2020, Atlanta, GA, USA

Following the success of the PEASH (formerly ASH) workshop series co-located with IEEE Big data conference in the past six years, we are looking forward to organizing the 7th PEASH workshop in 2020. The PEASH workshop has positioned itself as a unique forum for bringing the latest technology development in hardware and software to enable big data science. The topics of the workshop are centered on the accessibility and applicability of the latest hardware and software to practical domain problems and education settings. The workshop will discuss issues in facilitating data-driven discovery with the latest software and hardware technologies for domain researchers, such as performance evaluation, optimization, accessibility, usability, application, and education of new technologies. The presentations and discussions at the workshop will speed and promote the adoption of latest software and hardware technologies for domain researchers working on big data science. Data-intensive science has become the fourth paradigm in science and has brought a profound transformation of scientific research. Indeed, data-driven discovery has already happened in various research fields, such as earth sciences, medical sciences, biology, and physics, to name a few. In brief, a vast volume of scientific data captured by new instruments has been becoming publically accessible for the purposes of continued and deeper data analysis. Big Data analytics result in the development of many new theories and discoveries but also require substantial computational resources in the process. However, the mainstream of many domain sciences still mostly relies on traditional experimental paradigms. It is a crucial issue to make the latest technology advancements in software and hardware accessible and usable to the domain scientists. Fueled by the big data analytics needs, new computing and storage technologies are also in rapid development and pushing for new high-end hardware geared for solving big data problems. These new hardware advances bring new opportunities for performance improvement but also new challenges. The overall performance bottleneck of a problem can be shifted, requiring different workload balancing strategy due to the significant performance boost of a particular hardware. While those technologies have the potential to greatly improve the capabilities in big data analytics and make significant contributions to data-driven science, it is even more important to make those technologies understood and accessible by data scientists early. In the recent years, analysis algorithms and software for machine learning have boomed. Deep neural network based methods begin to make buzz in nearly every domain fields. There are a dozen open source deep learning frameworks developed in last year alone. Comprehensive open source analytic software environments and platforms are also evolving with these new developments for data science. Therefore, how to efficiently utilize these latest technologies to solve big data problems in scientific domains and how to facilitate continuing innovations in computer science with these latest technologies are two central focuses of this workshop. We anticipate workshop participation from computer scientists, domain users, service providers, educators, and technology practitioners in industry. We intend to invite cyber-infrastructure specialists to share their experiences with the latest hardware and software advancements, data scientists to share their experiences and perspectives in using those technologies for data-driven discovery, and educators to share their stories in educating big data theories, computing foundations, and essential tools and resources.

Call for contribution:

We solicit high-quality original research papers (and significant work-in-progress papers) in any aspect of Big Data with emphasis on performance engineering, including the performance engineering for challenges in scientific and engineering, social, sensor/IoT/IoE, and multimedia (audio, video, image, etc.) big data systems and applications. The workshop adopts single-blind review policy. Accepted and presented paper at PEASH'20 will be be published in the proceedings of IEEE BigData'20. We expect to have a very high quality and exciting technical program at Atlanta this year.

Research Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Paper Submission:

Submit your paper to PEASH’20.

1) Papers should be formatted to 10 pages IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see link to "formatting instructions" below).

Formatting Instructions: 8.5" x 11" (DOC, PDF) LaTex Formatting Macros

2) Although we accept submissions in the form of PDF, PS, and DOC/RTF files, you are strongly encouraged to generate a PDF version for your paper submission if your paper was prepared in Word.

Important Dates:

Final program

Final program will be announced in Nov. 2020.

Workshop Chairs

Hui Zhang, University of Louisville

Weijia Xu, Texas University Austin

Hongfeng Yu, Nebraska University Lincoln

Technical Committee