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

Didier Elbaz elbaz at laas.fr
Fri Jan 12 03:24:45 CST 2018

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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 

* 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
- Author notification: February 23, 2018
- Camera ready version: March 15, 2018
- Workshop: May 21, 2018

For questions regarding the Workshop, please contact the conference 
organizers at pdco2018 at sciencesconf.org <mailto:pdco2018 at sciencesconf.org>

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