[hpc-announce] Extended Submission Deadline for EduPar-16 @ IPDPS to Jan 17

Sushil K. Prasad sprasad at gsu.edu
Sat Jan 9 12:17:13 CST 2016

                     6th NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed
Computing Education (EduPar-16)

In conjunction with
*30th IEEE International Parallel & **Distributed Processing Symposium,*
*May 23, 2016, Chicago Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois, USA*

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 6th 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unpublished manuscripts from individuals or teams from academia, industry,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 curricuum as
well as in domain-specific Computational Sciences and Engineering
curriculums and with PDC and high performance computing (HPC) concepts. The
emphasis of the 6th 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 and

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors are asked to submit *6-8 page* papers in pdf
format at the EasyChair submission site
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edupar16>.  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.

Proceedings of the workshops are distributed at the conference and are
submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the

LaTex Package

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


January 8, 2016: Abstract submission deadline (Optional)

January 17, 2016: *Extended *Paper submission deadline

February 20, 2016: Author notification

February 28, 2016: Camera-ready paper deadline


*Workshop Chair:*

Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

*Program Chair  *

R. (Vaidy) Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University

*Proceedings Chair  *

Satish Puri, Georgia State University

*Program Committee**:*

*Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University*

*Martina Barnas, Indiana University Bloomington*

*Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama*

*Niloy Ganguly, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur*

*Victor Gergel, Nizhni Novgorod State University*

*Nasser Giacaman, The University of Auckland*

*Domingo Gimenez, University of Murcia*

*Sheikh Ghafoor, Tennessee Tech*

*Anshul Gupta, IBM Research*

*David Kaeli, Northeastern University*

*Kishore Kothapalli, International Institute of Information Technology,

*Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University*

*Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma*

*Peter Pacheco, University of San Francisco*

*Manish Parashar, Rutgers University*

*Sathya Peri, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad*

*Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories*

*Sushil Prasad, Georgia State University*

*Noemi Rodriguez, PUC-Rio*

*Krishnendu Roy, Valdosta State University*

*Jawwad Shamsi, FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences*

*Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University*

*Jerry Trahan, Louisiana State University*

*Frédéric Vivien, INRIA*

*Michael Wrinn, Intel*
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