Cluster Computing Education Workshop

Dr. Hai Jin hjin at
Sun Jul 30 22:28:08 PDT 2000

              The 2001 International Workshop on
                 Cluster Computing Education

                       CLUSTER-EDU 2001

          Organized as part of the IEEE International
      Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid2001)

                        May 16-18, 2001
                      Brisbane, Australia

In Cooperation with the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC)

                       CALL FOR PAPERS


   In the last few years, cluster computing on networks of stand
alone computers, e. g., workstations and PCs, has been  unifying
parallel computing, distributied computing, high performance
computing, high available computing and web computing.

   As the world of computing evolves, the education of students must
change to incorporate the new ideas, techniques, and tools of cluster
computing. This workshop explores these changes and how they impact
both undergraduate and graduate education.

   With the advent of networked inexpensive high performance computers
and freely available cluster computing tools, most educational
institutions have the opportunity to provide their students with a
high quality learning experience in cluster computing. However, these
same institutions need direction in what and how to teach cluster
computing. So far the work done by educators has been fragmented. This
workshop will bring together educators around the world to discuss
cluster computing and how best to teach it.

CLUSTER-EDU 2001 solicits papers that focus on any aspect of cluster
computing education, including but definitely not limited to:

 . Selection and presentation of topics for a cluster computing course
 . Integration of cluster computing with existing courses
 . Organization and pedagogical strategies for teaching cluster
 . Cluster computing hardware requirements and selection
 . Issues in managing a cluster computing system for teaching
 . Performance issues for teaching cluster computing
 . Message-passing software and its use in teaching
 . Shared memory programming, tools, and teaching
 . Distributed shared memory (DSM) software and its use in teaching
 . Teaching Java High Performance Computing (HPC)
 . Teaching Grid Computing
 . Applications used as vehicles to teach cluster computing
 . Cluster computing textbooks and other educatiovnal materials
 . Student performance in cluster computing classes and ways for
 . The use of Web technologies in teaching cluster computing
 . Innovative and simple-to-build applications to demo clustering


   Papers submitted to CLUSTER-EDU 2001 must be unpublished and must
not be submitted for publication elsewhere.  The manuscript must be
written in English and be at most ten pages long (including figures
and tables, and references) of double column text using single spaced
10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11
manuscript guidelines. Exact IEEE instructions can be accessed from:

Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will
print on a PostScript printer to one of the workshop chairs by
email. All papers will be reviewed. Submission implies the willingness
of at least one of the authors to register for the conference and
present the paper. The deadline for submissions is November 4,
2000. Decisions will be announced by December 20, 2000. Accepted
papers will appear in the proceedings of CCGrid2001, to be published
by IEEE Computer Society Press.


Dan Hyde
Department of Computer Science
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
Tel: (570) 577-1281
Email: hyde at

Barry Wilkinson
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, USA
Tel: (704) 547-4879
Email: abw at


Papers due:                 November 4, 2000
Notification of Acceptance: December 20, 2000
Camera Ready Papers due:    January 24, 2001
CCGrid2001 Symposium:       May 16-18, 2001


   Brisbane is Australia's third largest city (1.6 million) and the
state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is about 500 miles (800 Km)
northeast of Sydney along the coast.  At latitude 27 S, Brisbane lies
roughly the same distance from the Equator as Miami, Florida in the USA.

Being in the subtropics, Brisbane's has near-perfect climate all year

   May is a great time to visit Brisbane (Remember Australia has
winter from June to September).  May is before the arrival of crowds
from Sydney and other Australian cities further south escaping
their chilly winter.

   Australia's not all that far from the USA.  Air time from Los
Angeles (LA) is about 14 hours.  Which is about the same air time as
from LA to Rome, Italy.

   Before and after the conference, there are plenty of opportunities
for day trips to visit Australia's unique wildlife, bushland, outback
and beaches.  The web page for CCGrid2001 <> has
a link to tourist information.  Also, Lonely Planet has a nice web
site on Brisbane at


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