[hpc-announce] 1st CFP SYNASC 2014 : Distributed Computing Track

Marc-Eduard Frincu mfrincu at info.uvt.ro
Wed Mar 5 11:53:30 CST 2014

============================= Call for Papers    ============================
======> SYNASC - distributed computing track 2014 (first CFP) <======

16th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing
Distributed computing track

During the past 15 years SYNASC (http://synasc.ro/2014/) has built a strong nucleus of  researchers which gather every year to discuss their ongoing research. The multidisciplinary nature of the conference brings together people from various computer science areas, including symbolic computing, numerical analysis, multi-agent systems, nature inspired processing and distributed/parallel computing. All these are hot topics in computer science and provide the attendees with the chance of uncovering interdisciplinary research ideas and concrete use cases for their work. 

Among them, distributed computing, with an increasing interest in elastic distributed application on platforms such as clouds and HPC on clouds, is in the unique position of being at the center of the scene. It allows researchers from various fields to extend their experiments and test their ideas on large scale infrastructures.  In this frame the Distributed Computing track is a great opportunity for scientists working on topics related to clouds, grids, P2P, Internet of things or distributed systems in general to present  their work, discover new challenges, and find real use cases and applications for their research. With the global focus leaning towards (inter-) cloud and utility computing researchers start to feel the benefit of these systems too. However we feel there is much to be done before existing applications from other fields can be fully ported on these new platforms. SYNASC and the Distributed Computing track are therefore a great opportunity for addressing the interdisciplinary applicability of distributed scalable systems.

For the past 4 years the Distributed Computing track has been an important part of the conference attracting numerous researchers with interesting papers. The track's acceptance rate of 30% is proof of the increased competitiveness in submitting applied and fundamental research to the SYNASC Distributed Computing track.

Topics of interest:

We invite both researchers and practitioners to submit their work and join us in addressing these challenges.
Work-in-progress and mature research papers in the following non-exhaustive areas are welcomed:

- Models for parallel and distributed systems including models on resources and networks, semantic representation, negotiation, trace management, simulators;
- Parallel and distributed algorithms for clouds, grids, HPC, GPUs, P2P systems, autonomous systems. Work should focus on scheduling, scaling, load balancing, networks, fault-tolerance, gossip algorithms, energy saving; 
- Architectures and platforms for parallel and distributed computing, including self-managing and autonomous systems, negotiation protocols, big data analysis architectures, HPC on clouds, GPU processing, PaaS for (inter)cloud, Internet of Things, brokering platforms, mobile computing solutions;
- Applications for parallel and distributed systems, including work on cross disciplinary (scientific) applications for clouds/grids, big data platforms, web applications, workflow platforms, network measurement tools, programming environments;
- Any other topic deemed relevant to the field.

Important conference dates:

15 April 2014 : Abstract submission
30 April 2014 : Paper submission
15 July 2014 : Notification of acceptance
01 September 2014 : Registration
05 September 2014 : Revised papers according to the reviews
22-25 September 2014 : Symposium
30 November 2014 : Final papers for post-proceedings

Paper submission:

Paper submission should not exceed 8 IEEE double column format pages and should be submitted using the electronic EasyChair system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=synasc2014). 
Submitted work will benefit from a blind review of at least 3 experts in the area and will be judged based on their relevance to the track, novelty, clarity of text and future impact.
Prospective authors must demonstrate their intention of submitting their work by first submitting a 1/2 page abstract clearly indicating the main purpose and contributions of their paper.


The city of Timisoara, Romania, hosts several prestigious academic institutions (the West University, the Politehnica University, the University of Medicine, and others). The city and the surrounding region have an unique history in Romania, being over the centuries an object of dispute for several states (Roman, Hungarian, Ottoman, Austrian), which left their still visible marks, and, above all, a very multicultural society which constitutes a beautiful example of harmony in Romania and in the Balkans (30 Km from Serbia).

Timisoara is connected by direct flights with Bucharest, Munich, Rome, London, Madrid and other cities in Europe.

Chairs and committees:

Program chair:

Franz Winkler, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Track chairs:

Marc Frincu, University of Southern California, USA
Karoly Bosa, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

PC members (TBU as more members join):

Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, USA
Karoly Bosa, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
Xiaoliang Fan, Lanzhou University, China
Marc Frincu, University of Southern California, USA
Stephane Genaud, ENSIIE, France
Michael Krieger, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara and e-Austria Research Institute, Romania
Tomas Pitner, Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Czech Republic
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Wolfgang Schreiner, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

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