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The Fifth International Conference on Resource Intensive Applications and Services


March 24 - 29, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal

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Intensiveness is a qualitative concept of expressing the degree of resources needed to fulfill a given task under strong requirements of either communication, computation, storage or simply data-volume 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 and propagation intensive, became key contributors for optimizing workflows of computation of intensive tasks, or storage and access-intensive applications. For example, the massive scalability and storage capacity make it the clear choice for replication-intensive scenarios; the bandwidth-intensive becomes relevant for content streaming systems, while replication and data reuse are important for data-intensive applications on Grids.

There are monitoring and control aspects related to intensive applications and services aligned to different technologies. 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.

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.

The Fifth International Conference on Intensive Applications and Services, INTENSIVE 2013, continues a series of international events covering a large spectrum of topics related to technologies, hardware, software and mechanisms supporting intensive applications and services (RIAS).

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

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

Basic algorithms for RIAS
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 RIAS
Bandwidth RIAS
Traffic RIAS
Broadcast and multicast RIAS
Propagation RIAS
Steam media intensive

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

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 RIAS
Intrusion prevention RIAS
Deep packet inspection RIAS
Reconfiguration RIAS
Load-balancing RIAS
Buffering & cashing RIAS
Performance RIAS

Cloud-computing intensiveness
Software-as-a-service [SaaS applicaitions]
On-demand computing models
Cloud computing programming and application development
Cloud SLAs, scalability, privacy, security, ownership and reliability issues
Power-efficiency and Cloud computing
Load balancing
Business models and pricing policies
Custom platforms, on-premise, private clouds
Managing applications in the clouds
Content and service distribution in Cloud computing infrastructures
Migration of Legacy Applications

User intensive
User interaction RIAS
Multi-user RIAS
User-adaptation RIAS

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

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

Complex RIAS
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.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) October 29, 2012 November 21, 2012
Notification December 17, 2012 December 21, 2012
Registration January 1, 2013 January 17, 2013
Camera ready January 1, 2013 January 24, 2013

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

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

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 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.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

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 contribution type as 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

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/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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