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The First International Conference on Intensive Applications and Services


April 20-25, 2009 - Valencia, Spain

Call for Papers

Intensiveness is a qualitative metrics expressing the degree of resources needed to fulfill a given task under strong requirements of either communication, computation, understanding, storage, data-volume, or collaboration,  where solutions are time-critical or have a mass impact. The well-known computation/resource intensive paradigm portrays a paradigm shift with the advent of high-speed applications, on-line multi-user game services, GRID applications and services, or on-demand resources and services.  With the heavy distributed and parallel applications, communication intensive aspects, such as bandwidth-intensive, multicast-intensive, and propagation intensive, became key contributors for optimizing workflows of computation of intensive tasks, or storage and access-intensive databases. For example, the massive scalability and storage capacity make it the clear choice for replication-intensive applications; the bandwidth-intensive becomes relevant for content streaming systems, while replication and data reuse are important for data-intensive applications on GRIDS. Data-intensive computing is another view on intensiveness, where data availability and data volume may impact solutions for time-critical aspects.

Associated with scalability, digital signal processors for computation intensive statistics and simulation relate to new hardware and software supporting the concept of ‘intensive’. Other technologies requiring real-time decoding, mobility, and wireless make the systems computationally very intensive. Performance intensive software is increasingly being used on heterogeneous combinations of OS, compiler, and hardware platforms.

There are monitoring and control aspects related to intensive applications and services aligned to different technologies. For example, specialized wireless LAN controllers are recommended for high-data-rate and multicast-intensive applications such as large data files, video, push-to-talk.

To deal with performance, scalability, stability, and accuracy (as some aspects may be NP-complete), different mechanisms and solutions were considered in terms of heuristics for relaxing the intensiveness, optimization, approximation or suboptimal solutions. For example, there are classes of computation-intensive applications in which the execution cost of a task is greater than its communication cost.

The First International Conference on Intensive Applications and Services, INTENSIVE 2009, inaugurates a series of international events covering a large spectrum of topics related to technologies, hardware, software and mechanisms supporting intensive applications and services (IAS).

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.  All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

Basics on IAS
Fundamentals on IAS
Heuristics for relaxing IAS
Optimization on IAS
Coordinated checkpointing and rollback in IAS
Approximation approach in IAS
Suboptimal solutions in IAS
Distribution IAS
Pervasive parallelism IAS

Basic algorithms for IAS

Fundamental algorithms for massive data
Specialized algorithms for grapics, statistics, bio-databases
Load-balancing and cache algoritms
Hierarchical algorithms
Streaming algorithms
Sublinear algorithms
Quick convergence algorithms
Algorithms for synchronization intensive processes
Algorithms for very high speed sustainability

Communications intensive
Transaction IAS
Bandwidth IAS
Traffic IAS
Broadcast and multicast IAS
Propagation IAS
Steam media intensive

Process intensive
Resource IAS
Computation IAS
Memory IAS
Data acquisition IAS
Data compression IAS
Replication intensive IAS
Storage IAS
Access IAS
Image processing IAS

Data-intensive computing
Computing platforms
Collaborative sharing and datasets analysis
Large data streams
Data-processing pipelines
Data warehouses
Data centers
Data-driven society and economy

Operational intensive
Cryptography IAS
Intrusion prevention IAS
Deep packet inspection IAS
Reconfiguration IAS
Load-balancing IAS
Buffering & cashing IAS
Performance IAS

User intensive
User interaction IAS
Multi-user IAS
User-adaptation IAS

Technology intensive
Mobility IAS
High-speed IAS
Intensive real-time decoding

Control intensive
Message IAS
Monitoring IAS
Power consumption IAS
Hardware for IAS
Software for IAS
Middleware for IAS
Threat containment IAS

Complex IAS
Bioinformatics computation
Large scale ehealth systems
Pharmaceutical/drug computation
Weather forecast computation
Earthquake simulations
Geo-spatial simulations
Spatial programs
Real-time manufacturing systems
Transportation systems
Avionic systems
Economic/financial systems
Electric-power systems


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) November 1, 2008 November 10, 2008
Authors notification December 5, 2008 December 9, 2008
Registration December 20, 2009 January 12, 2009
Camera ready December 25, 2008 January 23, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "POSTER : Posters".  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "WIP: Work in Progress".  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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