[hpc-announce] CFP: Euro-EDUPAR Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education

Christos Kaklamanis kakl at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Apr 27 04:24:58 CDT 2016


2nd European Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education
for Undergraduate Students (Euro-EDUPAR),

with the support of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on
Parallel Processing

As part of Euro-Par 2016 (https://europar2016.inria.fr/), Grenoble,
France, August 22 or 23, 2016


Submission deadline: May 6, 2016,



Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) is nowadays omnipresent. It is
in all the computational environments, from mobile devices, laptops and
desktops to clusters of multicore nodes and supercomputers, comprising
in most cases one or several coprocessors of different types (GPU, MIC,
FPGA). In this context, it is vital to train new generations of
scientists and engineers in the use of these computational systems, so
parallelism topics must be incorporated in Computer Science (CS) and
Computer Engineering (CE) programs.

In 2010 the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel
Processing launched the Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and
Distributed Computing, with Core Topics for Undergraduates, and in 2011
started the workshop EduPar, dedicated to Parallel and Distributed
Computing Education. Given the differences in education in different
parts of the world, the Euro-EDUPAR workshop aims to analyze PDC
Education in a European context, i.e. the structure and organization of
European education.

The 2nd European Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing
Education for Undergraduate Students (Euro-EDUPAR) invites unpublished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, with emphasis on European undergraduate teaching, and
the workshop especially seeks papers that report on experiences
incorporating PDC topics into undergraduate core courses taken by the
majority of students on a degree course. Methods, pedagogical
approaches, tools, and techniques that have potential for adoption
across the European teaching community are of particular interest.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Parallel and Distributed Computing teaching in the European space
2. Pedagogical issues in PDC, educational methods and learning mechanisms
3. Novel ways of teaching PDC topics, including informal learning
4. Curriculum design, models for incorporating PDC topics in core CS/CE
5. Experience with incorporating PDC topics into core CS/CE courses
6. Experience with incorporating PDC topics in the context of other
applications learning
7. Pedagogical tools, programming environments, and languages for PDC
8. e-Learning, e-Laboratory, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Small
Private Online Courses (SPOC)
9. PDC experiences at non-university levels; secondary school,
postgraduate, industry, diffusion of PDC


The submissions will follow the Euro-Par guidelines, in PDF format, and
should not exceed 12 pages in the Springer LNCS style, which can be
downloaded from the Springer Web site. Paper submission is handled
electronically (EasyChair). The 12-page limit is comprehensive (text,
figures, references). Complete LaTeX sources must be provided for
accepted papers. Short papers and work-in-progress papers can be
submitted and presented at the workshop, but they will not be eligible
for the post-conference proceedings. Submissions will be reviewed
according to impact at European level, the novelty of contributions,
impact on broader undergraduate curriculum, relevance to the goals of
the workshop, the results and methodology.

The workshop proceedings will be published in a LNCS workshop volume
after the conference. Only long papers (10-12 pages) positively reviewed
by at least 3 referees and presented at the workshop will be considered
for inclusion in the workshop proceedings.


May 6, 2016: Paper submission deadline
June 17, 2016: Author notification
July 31, 2016: Paper due, for informal workshop proceedings
October 3, 2016: Camera-ready paper deadline


Workshop Co-Chairs:
Yves Robert, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
Arnold L. Rosenberg, Northeastern University

Steering Committee:
Henri E. Bal, Vrije Universiteit
Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin
Christian Lengauer, University of Passau
Pierre Manneback, University of Mons
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University
Yves Robert (Chair), Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
Arnold L. Rosenberg, Northeastern University
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester
Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milano
Paul G. Spirakis, University of Liverpool
Denis Trystram, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Mateo Valero, BSC
Vladimir Voevodin, Moscow State University

Program Chair:
Christos Kaklamanis, University of Patras and CTI "Diophantus"

Program Committee:
Marco Aldinucci, University of Torino
Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Olivier Beaumont, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
Marco Danelutto, Università di Pisa
Alex Delis, University of Athens
Efstratios Gallopoulos, University of Patras
Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus
Domingo Giménez, University of Murcia
Emmanuel Jeannot, INRIA
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Danny Krizanc, Wesleyan University
Milan Mihajlovic, University of Manchester
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara
Andrea Pietracaprina, Università di Padova
Christian Scheideler, Universität Paderborn
Fernando Silva, University of Porto
Jesper Larsson Träff, TU Wien
Frédéric Vivien, INRIA

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