The 2008 IEEE International Conference on
Networking, Architecture, and Storage

Sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) and the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP); The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press to be indexed by EI.

June 12-14, 2008
Chongqing, China
On May 12, a powerful earthquake struck Sichuan province in southwestern China with a devastating impact on the lives and livelihood of millions of people. We have our deepest sympathy to the victims, but this earthquake has little impact on Chongqing, therefore the NAS conference will be held as we have planned on June 12-14

General Co-Chairs
Yiming Hu, University of Cincinnati, USA
Zhongfu Wu, Chongqing University, China

Program Co-Chairs
Xubin (Ben) He, Tennessee Tech University, USA
Zhiyong Liu,
Chinese Academy of Science,China

Program Vice Chairs

Chuang Lin, Tsinghua University, China
Geyong Min,University of Bradford, UK

Stephen Scott, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
Weiwu Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhiyong Xu, Suffolk University, USA
Ahmed Amer, University of Pittsburg, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs
Yunhao Liu, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
Sohum Sohoni,
Oklahoma State University, USA

Local Arrangement Chair
Xueming Li, Chongqing University, China.

Registration and Finance Co-Chairs
Yingwu Zhu, Seattle University, USA
Diqing Hu, HUST, China

Publication Chair
Tao Xie, San Diego State University, USA

Publicity and Industry Relations
Jason Ding, Cisco Systems, USA

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

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. David Hung-Chang Du, Univ. of Minnesota and NSF, USA
  • Prof. Trevor Mudge, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Prof. Yale N. Patt, Univ. of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Prof. Jie Wu, Florida Atlantic Univ. and NSF, USA

    Important dates:

    • Paper submission (full paper up to 10 pages): February 17, 2008 (midnight, US Pacific Time, this is firm deadline and no more extension will be granted)
    • Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2008(midnight, US Pacific Time)
    • Final Camera-ready paper: April 4, 2008

    The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press and also be included in the IEEE digital library. All accepted papers will be indexed through EI, CompendexISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings, ISTP/ISI Proceedings, and Current Contents on Diskette. Detailed information can be found here

    Paper format:

    • PDF files only
    • Maximum 10 pages (file size no more than 2 MB)
    • 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore format

      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 online submission link.

  • For questions of the website and submission, please contact Tao Xie