8th IEEE International Conference on eScience – CALL FOR PAPERS

8th IEEE International Conference on eScience
October 8-12, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA

Researchers in all disciplines are increasingly adopting digital tools, techniques and practices, often in communities and projects that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries. The eScience 2012 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of eScience applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest applications research and product/tool developments and to highlight related activities from around the world. Also, we are now entering the second decade of eScience and the 2012 conference gives an opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved so far and look forward to the challenges and opportunities the next decade will bring.

A special emphasis of the 2012 conference is on advances in the application of technology in a particular discipline. Accordingly, significant advances in applications science and technology will be considered as important as the development of new technologies
themselves. Further, we welcome contributions in educational activities under any of these disciplines.

As a result, the conference will be structured around two e-Science tracks:

  • eScience Algorithms and Applications
  • eScience application areas, including:
  • Physical sciences
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Data-oriented approaches and applications
  • Compute-oriented approaches and applications
  • Extreme scale approaches and applications
  • Cyberinfrastructure to support eScience
  • Novel hardware
  • Novel uses of production infrastructure
  • Software and services
  • Tools

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)journal.

Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. (Up to 2 additional pages may be purchased for US$150/page)

Templates are available

Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=escience2012

(Note that paper submitters also must submit an abstract in advance of the paper deadline. This should be done through the same site where papers are submitted.)

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the conference.


Abstract submission (required): 4 July 2012
Paper submission: 11 July 2012
Paper author notification: 22 August 2012
Camera-ready papers due: 10 September 2012
Conference: 8-12 October 2012


General Chair

  • Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Program Co-Chairs

  • Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Heinz Stockinger, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland

Program Vice Co-Chairs
eScience Algorithms and Applications Track

  • David Abramson, Monash University, Australia
  • Gabrielle Allen, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Cyberinfrastructure to support eScience Track
  • Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center / CSIC, Spain
  • Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA

Early Results and Works-in-Progress Posters Chair
Roger Barga, Microsoft, USA

Workshops Chair
Ruth Pordes, FNAL, USA

Sponsorship Chair
Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Conference Manager and Finance Chair
Julie Wulf-Knoerzer, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Publicity Chairs

  • Kento Aida, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre, UK

Local Organizing Committee

  • Ninfa Mayorga, University of Chicago, USA
  • Evelyn Rayburn, University of Chicago, USA
  • Lynn Valentini, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Program Committee
eScience Algorithms and Applications Track

  • Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University, USA
  • Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK
  • David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jon Blower, University of Reading, UK
  • Paul Bonnington, Monash University, Australia
  • Simon Cox, University of Southampton, UK
  • David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre, UK
  • George Djorgovski, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Anshu Dubey, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Yuri Estrin, Monash University, Australia
  • Dan Fay, Microsoft, USA
  • Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton, UK
  • Wolfgang Gentzsch, HPC Consultant, Germany
  • Lutz Gross, The University of Queensland, Austrialia
  • Sverker Holmgren, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Bill Howe, University of Washington, USA
  • Marina Jirotka, University of Oxford, UK
  • Timoleon Kipouros, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Kerstin Kleese van Dam, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Arun S. Konagurthu, Monash University, Australia
  • Peter Kunszt, SystemsX.ch, Switzerland
  • Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
  • Sergio Maffioletti, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Amitava Majumdar, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Rui Mao, Shenzhen University, China
  • Madhav V. Marathe, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Maryann Martone, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Louis Moresi, Monash University, Australia
  • Riccardo Murri, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Silvia D. Olabarriaga, Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Enrique S. Quintana-Ortí, Universidad Jaume I, Spain
  • Abani Patra, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Rob Pennington, NSF, USA
  • Andrew Perry, Monash University, Australia
  • Beth Plale, Indiana University, USA
  • Michael Resch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Adrian Sandu, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Mark Savill, Cranfield University, UK
  • Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
  • Edward Seidel, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Suzanne M. Shontz, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • David Skinner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, USA
  • Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Domenico Talia, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy
  • Jian Tao, Louisiana State University, USA
  • David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre, UK
  • Shaowen Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Michael Wilde, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago, USA
  • Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Wu Zhang, Shanghai University, China
  • Yunquan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Cyberinfrastructure to support eScience Track

  • Deb Agarwal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Roger Barga, Microsoft, USA
  • Martin Berzins, University of Utah, USA
  • John Brooke, University of Manchester, UK
  • Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Gilles Fedak, INRIA, France
  • José A. B. Fortes, University of Florida, USA
  • Yolanda Gil, ISI/USC, USA
  • Madhusudhan Govindaraju, SUNY Binghamton, USA
  • Thomas Hacker, Purdue University, USA
  • Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia, USA
  • Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Isao Kojima, AIST, Japan
  • Tevfik Kosar, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Dieter Kranzlmueller, LMU & LRZ Munich, Germany
  • Erwin Laure, KTH, Sweden
  • Jysoo Lee, KISTI, Korea
  • Li Xiaoming, Peking University, China
  • Bertram Ludäscher, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University, USA
  • Tanu Malik, University of Chicago, USA
  • Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Shirley Moore, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Steven Newhouse, EGI, Netherlands
  • Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
  • Ron Perrott, University of Oxford, UK
  • Depei Qian, Beihang University, China
  • Judy Qui, Indiana University, USA
  • Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
  • Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Bruno Schulze, LNCC, Brazil
  • Marc Snir, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Yoshio Tanaka, AIST, Japan
  • Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
  • Kerry Taylor, CSIRO, Australia
  • Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Paul Watson, Newcastle University, UK
  • Jun Zhao, University of Oxford, UK