Call for Papers

Special Session on

Processor Allocation and Scheduling in High-Performance Computing Systems:

Design and Performance

In The 2007 ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2007)

May 13-16, 2007, Amman, Jordan
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Arab Computer Society, and Philadelphia University, Jordan


Efficient processor allocation and job scheduling strategies are among the key factors in harnessing maximum possible computational power gained from employing high-performance parallel systems. Research on processor allocation and job scheduling has recently witnessed intense activities due to the challenging problems posed by large-scale, cluster, or grid systems, containing thousands of computing engines.


Papers are solicited which contain novel ideas and research results relevant to the design and performance evaluation and of processor allocation and job scheduling strategies. Papers surveying the state-of-the-art are also very welcome. The topics considered in this special session include, but are not limited to:

- Processor allocation in parallel, cluster, and grid systems

- Job scheduling in parallel, cluster, and grid systems

- Resource management

- Real workload models

- Stochastic models

- Simulation and modeling.

- Traces and measurement

- Performance comparison

- Performance metrics

- Performance analysis and Evaluation

- Impact of system software on allocation and scheduling (e.g., OS, middleware, ...)

- Impact of system hardware on allocation and scheduling (e.g., CPU, communication networks, memory, ...)

- Improvement in system performance through allocation and scheduling

- Case studies showing the impact of allocation and scheduling in system performance


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the special session. Papers must not exceed 20 pages double spaced 10-12 point font. Papers must not be published or under consideration to be published elsewhere. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format by sending it as an e-mail attachment to or All papers will be peer reviewed according to the procedures established by the conference. Review comments will be provided to the authors.


Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society and be available at IEEE XploreTM. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for possible publication in scholarly journals.


Submission Deadline: 16 November 2006

Author Notification: 16 December 2006

Final Manuscript: 16 January 2007


M. Ould-Khaoua

S. Bani-Mohammad

Department of Computing Science

University of Glasgow

Glasgow G12 8RZ


Department of Computing Science

University of Glasgow

Glasgow G12 8RZ