NAS 2007

2007 International Conference on
Networking, Architecture, and Storage

In co-operation with IEEE and IEEE Computer Society

July 29-31, 2007
Guilin, China

General Co-Chairs
Hong Jiang, U Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Dan Feng, Huazhong U Sci&Tech, China

Program Co-Chairs
Yiming Hu, U Cincinnati, USA
Changsheng Xie,
Huazhong U Sci&Tech, China

Program Vice Chairs

Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
Laurance T Yang, St. Francis Xavier U., Canada
Frank Zhigang Wang, Cranfield U, UK

Thomas Rauber, U. of Bayreuth, Germany
Zhiyong Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Peter J. Varman, Rice Univ, USA
Ben Kobler, NASA, USA

Local Arrangement Chair
Diqing Hu, Huazhong U. of Sci & Tech. China

Registration and Fiance Co-Chairs
Yingwu Zhu, Seattle University, USA
Fang Wang, Huazhong U. of Sci & Tech. China

Publication Chair
Yifeng Zhu, U. of Maine, USA

Publicity and Industry Relations
Jason Ding, Cisco Systems, USA

Important notice to attendees: In order to sign the final hotel and travel agency contract to secure the discount rate, please return the following form by July 15.

  • Confirmation form in English (doc)
  • Confirmation form in Chinese (doc)

Important information for authors of accepted papers

  • NAS proceedings, like all other conference proceedings published by IEEE
    Computer Soceity Press, will be indexed through EI, INSPEC,
    Compendex(r), ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings(r),
    ISTP(r)/ISI Proceedings, and Current Contents on Diskette(r). Detailed can found here.
  • There are two types of papers: regular papers (8 pages) and short papers
    (2 pages). Please disregard the information on the author kit web site. If
    you are unsure of your type of paper, please contact the Conference
    Organizers directly for assistance.
  • PDF eXpress WILL NOT be available on May 4. The system is still in the
    process of being set up. This should take a few more days. Please check with
    the IEEE by May 11.
  • You can access the author kit from the link given in the email sent to you by IEEE.

The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

The last decade or so has seen rapid research and developments in computer technology, particularly the advent and proliferation of Internet and wireless networks, that has given way to a clear convergence of previously divert fields such as computer networking, architecture and storage. As a result, architectural designs are increasingly made more network-aware, if not network-centric; more classic architecture ideas are being adopted to network devices and protocols and vice versa; data grids and high-speed networks are making data ever more omnipresent and indeed the "life-blood" of computing and the main asset of any organization.

This conference intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research on networking (wireline and wireless), high-performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed data storage technologies. By discussing ongoing research, the conference will expose participants to the most recent developments in these interdisciplinary areas. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Ad hoc mobile networks
  • Mobility models and systems
  • Network applications and services
  • Network architectures and management
  • Optical networks
  • Peer-to-peer communications and networks
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Routing protocols
  • Security, trust, and privacy
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Sensor nets and embedded systems
  • Virtual and overlay networks
  • Web services and performance
  • Wireless networks and protocols
  • Processor architectures
  • Cache and memory systems
  • Parallel computer architectures
  • Impact of technology on architecture
  • Power-efficient architectures and techniques
  • High-availability architectures
  • High-performance I/O systems
  • Embedded and reconfigurable architectures
  • Interconnect and network interface architectures
  • Innovative hardware/software trade-offs
  • Impact of compilers on architecture
  • Performance evaluation of real machines
  • Storage Manageability, Reliability, Availability, and Security
  • Storage Performance and Scalability
  • File systems, Object-based storage, block-level storage
  • Storage networking: e.g. Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, IP Storage, iSCSI
  • Parallel I/O architectures
  • Evaluation of storage architectures
  • Storage management software

Important dates:

  • Paper submission (full paper up to 10 pages): March 5, 2007, March 19, 2007
  • Notification of acceptance:April 30, 2007, May 2, 2007 (midnight, US Eastern Time)
  • Final Camera-ready paper: May 20, 2007

Paper format:

  • PDF files only
  • Maximum 10 pages
  • 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore format
    (8.5x11-inch paper, margins in inches-- top: 0.75, bottom: 1.0, sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25, main text: 10pt ).
    Format instructions are available for: LaTeX , Word document , PDF files.
    Margin and placement guides are available in: Word , PDF and postscript files.

You can submit your paper through this oneline submission link.

For questions of the website and submission, please contact Yifeng Zhu