First International Workshop on Theory and Practice of MapReduce (MAPRED'2010)


MapReduce is a programming model, introduced by Google in 2004, to simplify distributed processing of large datasets on clusters of commodity computers. Currently, there exist several open-source implementations including Hadoop. MapReduce became the model of choice for many web enterprises, very often being the enabler for cloud services. Recently, it also gained significant attention in scientific community for parallel data analysis e.g. Rhipe.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss both theoretical and practical advances in MapReduce (or similar systems), identify open issues, present new related tools and report on scientific or industrial applications.


We are glad to invite contributions including, but not limited to:

  • Implementation architecture of MapReduce programming model
  • Improvements and extensions
  • Optimizations e.g multi-core, GPU
  • Fault-tolerance
  • Security
  • Job scheduling
  • Environments and tools
  • Real-time extensions and applications
  • Data collection
  • Data- and Compute-intensive problems
  • MapReduce as a support for mobile services
  • Algorithms based on MapReduce paradigm
  • Applications and lessons learned
  • Scientific and industrial data analysis (including higher level languages based on MapReduce)
  • Cloud computing implementation and applications of MapReduce (e.g. on AWS)
  • Paper Submission

    Authors are invited to submit full papers of two types:
    - research papers at most 8 pages,
    - application papers at most 6 pages,
    including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings.Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal. Please indicate the type of paper by including "RESEARCH" or "APPLICATION" as a first word of the abstract.

    Please submit your paper to the MAPRED'2010 submission server ( via an EasyChair account.

    Accepted papers will appear in the main conference proceedings. The conference and workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE (pending). After the conference, extended and revised versions of distinguished papers will be invited for possible publication in a special issue of the Journals:

  • Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal (Springer, SCI-indexed) for Cloud Computing , HCI, & Design: Sustainability and Social Impacts
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal (Wiley, SCI-indexed)
  • Computer Science and Technology Journal  (Springer, SCI-indexed pending)
  • Important Dates

    Submission deadline Aug 25th , 2010 Sept. 10th, 2010
    Author notification Sept. 15th, 2010 Sept. 20th, 2010
    Camera-ready manuscript Oct. 1st, 2010
    Author registration Oct. 1st, 2010



    Milind A Bhandarkar, Yahoo, USA
    Tomasz Wiktor Wlodarczyk, University of Stavanger, Norway


    Rui Maximo Esteves, University of Stavanger, Norway


    Abdulrahman Azab, University of Stavanger, Norway
    Aleksandar Bradic,, USA
    Alexandre de Assis Bento Lima, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Amund Tveit, Atbrox, Norway
    Chris K Wensel, Concurrent, USA
    Colin Evans, Metaweb Technologies, USA
    Eddy Caron, ENS de Lyon, France
    Gabriel Antoniu, INRIA, France
    Gilles Fedak, INRIA, France
    Hidemoto Nakada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
    Technology, Japan
    Oleg Lodygensky, Universite Paris Sud  11, France
    Rui Maximo, University of Stavanger, Norway
    Scott Preece, Yahoo, USA
    Teresa Wingfield, Datameer, USA
    Vadim Zaliva, Tristero Consulting, USA
    Xuanhua Shi, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    Zheng Shao, Facebook, USA
    Mark Davis, Kitenga, USA
    Ben "Shevek" Mankin, Karmasphere, USA


    Organized by Indiana University
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