[hpc-announce] New Submission deadline: IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization (PDCO 2018) in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS 2018 Vancouver Canada

Didier El Baz didier.el-baz at laas.fr
Sun Dec 17 09:09:44 CST 2017

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             The 8th IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed 
                      Computing and Optimization (PDCO 2018) 


                         held in conjunction with 
                       the 32nd IEEE International 
        Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'2018) 
                              May 21-25, 2017 

                             Vancouver, Canada 

New Submission Deadline: January 26, 2018

The IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization aims at providing a forum for scientific researchers 
and engineers on recent advances in the field of parallel or distributed computing for difficult optimization problems, 
ranging from theoretical to applied problems. 
The latter include 0-1 multidimensional knapsack problems and cutting stock problems, large scale linear programming 
problems, nonlinear optimization problems, global optimization and scheduling problems. Emphasis will be placed on new techniques for 
solving these difficult problems, like cooperative methods for integer programming problems, nature-inspired techniques and 
hybrid methods. Aspects related to Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC) will also be treated. We also solicit 
submissions of original manuscripts on sparse matrix computations and related topics (including graph algorithms); and 
related methods and tools for their efficiency on different parallel systems. The use of new approaches in parallel and 
distributed computing like GPU, MIC, cloud computing, volunteer computing will be considered. Applications combining 
traditional parallel and distributed computing and optimization techniques as well as theoretical issues (convergence, 
complexity, etc.) are welcome. Application domains of interest include (but are not limited to) cloud computing, planning, 
logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications and computational biology. 

* Integer programming, linear programming, nonlinear programming; 
* Scheduling;
* Global optimization, polynomial optimization; 
* Exact methods, heuristics, metaheuristics, hybrid methods; 
* Cooperative methods, hybrid methods; 
* Parallel / distributed algorithms for combinatorial optimization; 
* Parallel / distributed  metaheuristics; 
* Distributed optimization algorithms; 
* Nature inspired distributed computing; 
* Parallel sparse matrix computations, graph algorithms, load balancing; 
* Peer to peer computing and optimization problems; 
* Applications: cloud computing, planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, computational biology, 

combinatorial algorithms in high performance computing. 

Steering Committee: 
Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (co-chair) 
Didier El Baz, team CDA, LAAS-CNRS, France (co-chair) 
El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille, INRIA, CNRS, France 
Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia 

General Chairs: 
Grégoire Danoy, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Didier El Baz, team CDA, LAAS-CNRS, France 

Program Chairs: 
Vincent Boyer, University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico 
Bernabe Dorronsoro, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain 

Publicity Chairs: 
Keqin Li, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA 
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada 

Program Committee (to be completed): 
A. Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algiers, Algeria 
J.-N. Cao, Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, China 
J. J. Durillo, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
S. Fujita, Hiroshima University, Japan 
M. Halappanavar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA 
K. Li, State University of New York, USA 
N. Melab, University of Lille, France 
M. Menai, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia 
A. Nakib, University Paris 12, France 
S. Nesmachnow, Universidad de la República, Uruguay 
S. Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI, Greece 
C. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, USA 
T. Saadi, University of Picardie, France 
M. Seredynski, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg 
G. Ch. Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece 
G. Spezzano, University of Calabria, Italy 
A. Tchernykh, CICESE Research Center, Mexico 
B. Ucar, CNRS and ENS Lyon, France 
F. Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain 
L.T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada 

Submission : 
Papers in the Proceedings of the workshops will be indexed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the conference. 
Prospective authors should submit their papers through Workshop PDCO 2018 submission system: i.e. EasyChair: 
Abstract and paper can be uploaded until January 26, 2018. Authors should preferably follow the manuscript specifications 
of IEEE IPDPS, i.e. submitted manuscripts may not exceed 10 single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 
8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables and references. Style templates are available at the 
IPDPS web site. 

Important Dates: 
- New Submission Deadline: January 26, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: February 16, 2018 
- Workshop: May 21, 2018 

For questions regarding the Workshop, please contact the conference organizers at pdco2018 at sciencesconf.org

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