The 2015 International Workshop on

Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS-2015)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hilton Austin Hotel, Salon J, Austin TX, USA

Held in conjunction with SC15: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Workshop Scope and Goals

Traditional high performance computing (HPC) systems were designed from a compute-centric perspective, with an emphasis on high floating point performance.  As scientific and analytics applications become more data intensive, there is a need to rethink HPC system architectures, programming models, runtime systems, and tools with a focus on data intensive computing.  Industry approaches supporting data intensive applications have been highly successful, leading many in the HPC community to explore ways to apply them.  Conversely, the HPC community's expertise in designing, deploying, and using high performance systems is attractive to those in industry.  The 2015 International Workshop on Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS-2015) provides a forum for researchers and developers to discuss recent results and the future challenges of running data intensive applications on traditional HPC systems and the latest data-centric computing systems.  

The scope of the DISCS-2015 workshop is summarized as:

The workshop includes a keynote address and presentation of peer-reviewed research papers, with ample opportunity for informal discussion.


Irene M. Qualters will deliver the keynote address for DISCS-2015.  Ms. Qualters is the Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and has extensive experience with managing the NSF computing infrastructure.  Before coming to the NSF, she had a 30-year career in industry, working on compilers, operating systems, and file systems.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission:  August 21, 2015  September 4, 2015 (No further extensions will be made.)
  • Author Notification:  September 25, 2015 October 1, 2015
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission: October 10, 2015
  • Workshop date: November 15, 2015

Workshop Registration

Registration for DISCS-2015 and all other SC15 workshops is handled through the SC15 registration system.  Attendees can register for access to SC15 workshops independent of the SC15 Technical Program, or can add workshop registration to their Technical Program registration at a reduced rate.  All DISCS-2015 attendees, including presenters, are required to have a valid SC15 workshop registration.

Please visit the SC15 Registration Page for more information and to register for SC15 workshops.

Journal Special Issue

The authors of papers presented in the DISCS-2015 workshop will be invited to extend their manuscripts to be considered for a special issue of the journal Parallel Computing: Systems & Applications, guest edited by the DISCS-2015 workshop chairs.  Details regarding the journal special issue and important submission dates will be available on our Journal Special Issue page once it becomes available.

Past Workshops

DISCS-2015 is the fourth workshop in the DISCS series.