[hpc-announce] IPDPS 2018 - Call for papers and workshops

Lena Oden l.oden at fz-juelich.de
Thu Aug 24 04:51:43 CDT 2017

32nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 21 – May 25, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Call release: August 23rd, 2017

For more details see: http://www.ipdps.org


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research in all areas of parallel and distributed processing, including the development of experimental or commercial systems. Work focusing on emerging technologies and interdisciplinary work covering multiple IPDPS areas are especially welcome. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following re-defined topic areas:

* Parallel and distributed computing theory and algorithms (Algorithms): Design and analysis of novel numerical and combinatorial parallel algorithms; protocols for resource management; communication and synchronization on parallel and distributed systems; parallel algorithms handling power, mobility, and resilience.

* Experiments and practice in parallel and distributed computing (Experiments): Design and experimental evaluation of applications of parallel and distributed computing in simulation and analysis; experiments in the use of novel commercial or research architectures, accelerators, neuromorphic architectures, and other non-traditional systems; algorithms for cloud computing; domain-specific parallel and distributed algorithms; performance modeling and analysis of parallel and distributed algorithms.

* Programming models, compilers and runtimes for parallel applications and systems (Programming Models): Parallel programming paradigms, models and languages; compilers, runtime systems, programming environments and tools for the support of parallel programming; parallel software development and productivity.

* System software and middleware for parallel and distributed systems (System Software): System software support for scientific workflows; storage and I/O systems; System software for resource management, job scheduling, and energy-efficiency; frameworks targeting cloud and distributed systems; system software support for accelerators and heterogeneous HPC computing systems; interactions between the OS, runtime, compiler, middleware, and tools; system software support for fault tolerance and resilience; containers and virtual machines; system software supporting scalable data analytics, machine learning, and deep learning; OS and runtime system specialized for high performance computing and exascale systems; system software for future novel computing platforms including quantum, neuromorphic, and bio-inspired computing.

* Architecture: Architectures for instruction-level and thread-level parallelism; memory technologies and hierarchies; exascale system designs; data center architectures; novel big data architectures; special-purpose architectures and accelerators; network and interconnect architectures; parallel I/O and storage systems; power-efficient and green computing systems; resilience and dependable architectures; performance modeling and evaluation.

* Multidisciplinary: Papers that cross the boundaries of the previous tracks are encouraged and can be submitted to the multidisciplinary track. During submission of multidisciplinary papers, authors should indicate their subject areas that can come from any area. Contributions should either target two or more core areas of parallel and distributed computing where the whole is larger than sum of its components, or advance the use of parallel and distributed computing in other areas of science and engineering.

The program committee will nominate a few papers for recognition. Upon presentation at a special session, the best papers will be selected by a committee.

A few papers from each area will be selected by the conference chair and co-chairs and invited for submission to a special issue of JPDC dedicated to IPDPS. The final paper should have at least 30% extra material and will be reviewed as any JPDC submission, but fast-tracked to appear a few months after the conference.

Abstracts must be submitted by October 17th; submitted abstracts may not exceed 500 words. Manuscripts must be submitted by October 22nd; submitted manuscripts may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The submitted manuscripts should include author names and affiliations.

All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, potential impact, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference scope. Submitted papers should NOT have appeared in or be under consideration for another conference, workshop or journal.

Questions may be sent to pc2018 at ipdps.org<mailto:pc2018 at ipdps.org>. Abstracts are due October 17, 2017, and full manuscripts must be received by October 22, 2017. This is a final, hard deadline. To ensure fairness, no extensions will be given.

Preliminary decisions will be sent by December 8, 2017, with a decision of either accept, revise, or reject. Authors of “revised” papers will have the opportunity to revise the content according to reviewers’ comments and will submit their final paper (together with a cover letter explaining the changes) by January 8, 2018.  Notification of final decisions will be mailed by January 22, 2018, and camera-ready papers will be due February 15, 2018.


• Abstracts due:  October 17, 2017
• Submissions due (hard deadline): October 22, 2017
• Author notification  (first round):  December 8, 2017
• Revisions due: January 8, 2018
• Author notification (final): January 22, 2018
• Camera-ready due: February 15, 2018

 CALL FOR WORKSHOPS   (close deadline!)

Held on the first and last day of the conference, IPDPS workshops provide an extended forum that allows the IPDPS community an opportunity to fully explore special topics and to present work that is more preliminary and cutting-edge or that has more practical content than the more mature research presented in the main symposium. Each workshop has its own requirements and schedule for submissions. Workshop papers’ submission dates typically fall after the notification date for the main symposium papers. Proceedings of the workshops are distributed at the conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the conference.

The proposals should contain the following information:

* Description: Provide brief description of the workshop, its scope and topics; the list of organizers with the confirmed chair(s); the program committee members (indicate whether the members have been confirmed); and the important dates.

* Organizers: Provide a short vita of the organizers by listing the current affiliation, position, and previous experience in organizing other events including workshops/conferences/panels at IPDPS or other venues.

* History: If re-running (earlier editions were held somewhere other than IPDPS), provide general information by listing the name of the workshop, the hosting conference, year, number of papers submitted, number of papers accepted, number of attendees; if there were posters/panels, their numbers and topics (for panels), and URL’s of the existing web pages.

Targeted papers and audience: Provide information on targeted papers and audience: (i) Where are the papers from (government labs, universities, industry); (ii) What is the expected profile of the participants (speakers + audience)? (iii) How will the workshop be advertised?

Format of the workshop: Provide a short overview of the format by indicating if the workshop (i) will have peer reviewed papers in the proceedings? (ii) will be half day or full day long? (iii) will have a keynote talk? If yes, provide a tentative list of speakers; (iv) will have a panel? If yes, provide the topic and the potential panelists? (v) will have external (e.g., NSF) support for student participants.

What/where to submit: The proposals can be submitted using the link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ipdpsw18.

Submitted proposals may not exceed three (3) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references.

***IPDPS Workshops from the preceding year(s) should apply for renewal. For more information, please contact the workshops chair at workshops at ipdps.org.***<mailto:workshops at ipdps.org.***>

All submitted proposals and renewal requests will be reviewed by the workshops committee. Both new workshop proposals and renewal requests are due 1 September 2017. Notification of final decisions for new proposals and renewal requests are expected to be mailed on 18 September 2017.

Important dates:
September 1st, 2017.......Proposals for New Workshops
September 18th, 2017.....Notifications

IPDPS 2017 Organization

Bora Uçar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France)

Anne Benoit (ENS Lyon, France) and
Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Erik Saule (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Jaroslaw Zola (University at Buffalo, USA)

Kyle Chard (University of Chicago, USA)
Moustafa AbdelBaky (Rutgers, USA)

Fredrik Manne (University of Bergen, Norway) and
Ananth Kalyanaraman (Washington State University, USA)
Karen Devine (Sandia National Lab, USA) and
Christopher D. Carothers (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Albert Cohen (Inria, France) and
Cosmin Oancea (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Franck Cappello (Argonne National Lab, USA) and
Devesh Tiwari (Northeastern University, USA)
Mahmut Kandemir (Penn State University, USA) and
Gokhan Memik (Northwestern University, USA)
Daniel S. Katz (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA) and
Wei Tan (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)

Anu Bourgeois (Georgia State University, USA)

Trilce Estrada (University of New Mexico, USA)
Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

Francesco Silvestri (University of Padova, Italy)

Lena Oden (FZ-Juelich, DE)
Ana Varbanescu (University of Amsterdam, NL)
Hongzi Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Eric Aubanel (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Bill Pitts (Retired, IEEE Volunteer & Computer Society BOG-2012, USA)

Sally Jelinek Westrom (Electronic Design Associates, Inc., USA)

Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

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