[hpc-announce] Call for papers: EduPar-15 workshop at IPDPS-15, Hyderabad, INDIA

Sushil K. Prasad sprasad at gsu.edu
Fri Dec 19 06:14:40 CST 2014

5th NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education

In conjunction with
29th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium,
May 25-29, 2015, Hyderabad, INDIA

Website: http://cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum/?q=edupar


Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) now permeates most computing
activities. The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore
CPUs and GPUs, including home and office PCs, laptops, and mobile devices,
is making even common users dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it
is no longer sufficient for even basic programmers to acquire only the
traditional sequential programming skills. The preceding trends point to
the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology at various
levels in the educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS) and
Computer Engineering (CE) programs as well as related computational
disciplines.  However, the rapid changes in computing hardware platforms
and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and research
advances, more than ever challenge educators in knowing what to include in
the curriculum and what to teach in any given semester or course.

The 5th workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education invites
unpublished manuscripts from individuals or teams from academia, industry,
and other educational and research institutes on topics pertaining to the
teaching of PDC topics in the Computer Science and Engineering curriculum
as well as in Computational Science and with PDC and high performance
computing (HPC) concepts. The emphasis of the 5th workshop continues to be
on undergraduate education, although certain aspects of graduate
education, if relevant to undergraduates, may be considered at the
discretion of the program committee.  The workshop especially seeks papers
that report on experience with implementing aspects of the NSF/TCPP or
ACM/IEEE CS2013 curriculum or other novel approaches to incorporating PDC
topics into undergraduate core courses that are taken by the majority of
students in a program. Methods, pedagogical approaches, tools, and
techniques that have the potential for adoption across the broader
community are of particular interest.

This effort is in coordination with the TCPP curriculum initiative (
http://www.cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum/index.php) for CS/CE undergraduates
supported by NSF and its NSF-supported Center for Parallel and Distributed
Computing Curriculum Development and Educational Resources (CDER).

 The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Pedagogical issues in PDC

2. Novel ways of teaching PDC topics, including informal learning

3. Models for incorporating PDC topics in core CS/CE curriculum

4. Experience with incorporating PDC topics into core CS/CE courses

5. Experience with incorporating PDC topics in the context of other
applications learning

6. Pedagogical tools, programming environments, and languages for PDC

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors are asked to submit 6-8 page papers in pdf
format at the EasyChair submission site
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edupar15.  Submissions should
be formatted as single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point font on
8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and
references. See style templates for details.

Submissions will be reviewed based on the novelty of contributions, impact
on broader undergraduate curriculum, particularly on core
curriculum, relevance to the goals of the workshop,  and, for experience
papers, the results of their evaluation and the evaluation methodology.

All accepted papers will appear in the IPDPS workshop proceedings.

LaTex Package

Word Template <http://www.ipdps.org/templates/IEEECS_CPS_8.5x11x2.zip>


January 11, 2015: Abstract submission deadline

January 18, 2015: Paper submission deadline

February 20, 2015: Author notification

February 28, 2015: Camera-ready paper deadline


Workshop Chair:
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

Program Chair:
Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University

Proceedings Chair
Martina Barnas, Indiana University

Program Committee (tentative):

Allen, Gabrielle, Louisiana State University

Banicescu, Ioana, Mississippi State University

Brito, Andrey, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Brown, Richard, St. Olaf College

Buck, Scott, Intel

Bhavsar, Virendra, University of New Brunswick

Crowder, Grace, National Security Agency

Dehne, Frank, Carleton University

Dongarra, Jack, University of Tennessee

Garland, Michael, NVIDIA

Gordon, Steven, Ohio Supercomputer Center

Gupta, Anshul, IBM Research

Kaeli, David, Northeastern University

Kant, Krishna, Temple University

Kothapalli, Kishore, International Institute of Information Technology,
Hyderabad, India

Lathrop, Scott, Shodor

Lumsdaine, Andrew, Indiana University

Neeman, Henry, University of Oklahoma

Pacheco, Peter, University of San Francisco

Padua, David, University of Illinois

Parashar, Manish, Rutgers University

Patt, Yale, The University of Texas at Austin

Phillips, Cynthia, Sandia National Laboratories

Prasad, Sushil, Georgia State University

Robert, Yves, ENS Lyon

Rosenberg, Arnold, Northeastern University

Sahni, Sartaj, University of Florida

Sussman, Alan, University of Maryland

Vivien, Frédéric, INRIA

Weems, Charles, University of Massachusetts

Wrinn, Michael, Intel

Wu, Jie, Temple University

Yang, Yuanyuan, Stony Brook University
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