Sunday, July 27, 2008

IPDPS 2009: IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing (Rome, Italy)

IEEE IPDPS 2009 Call for Papers Submissions due October 3, 2008

23rd IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing
IPDPS 2009 - May 25-29
Rome, Italy

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing
In cooperation with ACM SIGARCH,
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, and
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing


Join us in the city of Rome to enjoy a favorite tourist destination, easily accessible from Europe and the Mediterranean. IPDPS serves as a forum for engineers and scientists from around the world to present their latest research findings in the fields of parallel processing and distributed computing. The five-day program will follow the usual format of contributed papers, invited speakers, panels, tutorials, and commercial participation mid week, framed by workshops held on the first and last days.

For details and updates, visit the IPDPS Website at

GENERAL CHAIR: Alessandro Mei, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
GENERAL VICE CHAIR: David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
PROGRAM CHAIR: Per Stenstrom, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
WORKSHOPS CHAIR (see call for proposals): Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, USA
TCPP PhD FORUM CHAIR: Yves Robert, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
PROCEEDINGS CHAIR: Yuanyuan Yang, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA



Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research in all areas of parallel and distributed processing, including the development of experimental or commercial systems.

Work focusing on emerging technologies is especially welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Parallel and distributed algorithms, focusing on issues such as: stability, scalability, and fault-tolerance of algorithms and data structures for parallel and distributed systems, communication and synchronization protocols, network algorithms, and scheduling and load balancing.

- Applications of parallel and distributed computing, including web applications, peer-to-peer computing, grid computing, scientific applications, and mobile computing. Papers focusing on applications using multicore and/or GPUs, or discussing scalability to the Petascale level are encouraged.

- Parallel and distributed architectures, including architectures for instruction-level and thread-level parallelism; special-purpose architectures, including graphics processors, signal processors, network processors, media accelerators and other special purpose processors and accelerators; impact of technology on architecture; network and interconnect architectures; parallel I/O and storage systems; architecture of the memory hierarchy; power-efficient architectures; dependable architectures; and performance modeling and evaluation.

- Parallel and distributed software, including parallel programming languages and compilers, runtime systems, operating systems, virtualization, resource management, fault tolerance, middleware, libraries, data mining, scalability, and programming environments and tools.

Best Papers Awards

Awards will be given for one best paper in each of the four conference technical tracks: algorithms, applications, architectures, and software. The selected papers also will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

What/Where to Submit

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 15 single-spaced pages using 12-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the standard 1-inch margin. Authors may submit additional material as an appendix to their submission, but there is no guarantee that this material will influence the review process. Files should be submitted in PDF format. Authors must ensure that electronically submitted files are formatted for 8.5x11 inch paper. Submission procedures will be available six weeks before submission deadline via web access at Authors who have e-mail access, but not web access, should send an e-mail message to for an automatic reply that will contain detailed instructions for submission of manuscripts. They should also contact the Program Chair at:

Authors who have no electronic access (e-mail or web) should contact the Program Chair at: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96, Goteborg, Sweden.

Review of ManuscriptsAll submitted manuscripts will be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference scope.

Submitted papers may NOT have appeared in, nor be under consideration for, another conference or workshop, nor for a journal.

Manuscripts must be received by October 3, 2008, by 11:59 PM, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. This is a final, hard deadline; to ensure fairness, no extensions will be given.

Notification of review decisions will be mailed by December 5, 2008 (typically electronically).

Camera-ready papers will be due February 15, 2009.

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