[hpc-announce] Extended Deadline - CFP: EduPar-15 at IPDPS workshop - Abstract + Manuscript Due Jan 22

Sushil K. Prasad sprasad at gsu.edu
Fri Jan 16 11:45:16 CST 2015

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unpublished manuscripts from individuals or teams from academia, industry,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

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

*January 22, 2015: Abstract + 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:*

*Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University*

*Martina Barnas, Indiana University BloomingtonRichard Brown, St. Olaf
CollegeJeffrey Carver, University of AlabamaNiloy Ganguly, Indian Institute
of Technology KharagpurVictor Gergel, Nizhni Novgorod State
UniversityNasser Giacaman, The University of AucklandDomingo Gimenez,
University of MurciaAnshul Gupta, IBM ResearchDavid Kaeli, Northeastern
UniversityKrishna Kant, Temple UniversityKishore Kothapalli, International
Institute of Information Technology, HyderabadAndrew Lumsdaine, Indiana
UniversityHenry Neeman, University of OklahomaPeter Pacheco, University of
San FranciscoDavid Padua, University of IllinoisManish Parashar, Rutgers
UniversitySathya Peri, Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadCynthia
Phillips, Sandia National LaboratoriesSushil Prasad, Georgia State
UniversityYves Robert, ENS LyonNoemi Rodriguez, PUC-RioJawwad Shamsi, FAST
National University of COmputer and Emerging SciencesRudrapatna
Shyamasundar, IBM, India Research LabFrédéric Vivien, INRIAMichael Wrinn,
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