[hpc-announce] CF20 - Call for Papers

Salvatore Monteleone salvatore.monteleone at dieei.unict.it
Mon Dec 9 13:30:33 CST 2019

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ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2020 (CF'20)
          May 11 - 13th, 2020, Catania, Sicily, Italy

                         CALL FOR PAPERS
                  Deadline: January 28th, 2020


The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will be
held May 11th - 13th in Sicily, Italy, in the town of Catania.
Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, interdisciplinary, collaborative
community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the
broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific
breakthroughs that transform society.

CF's broad scope is driven by recent technological advances in
wide-ranging fields impacting computing, such as memory hardware and
systems, network and systems architecture, cloud computing, novel
device physics and materials, power efficiency, new application
domains of machine and deep learning and big data analytics, and
systems portability and wearability.  The boundaries between the
state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the advancing
frontiers of science, engineering, and information technology — and
are the CF community focus. CF provides a venue to share, discuss, and
advance broad, forward-thinking, early research on the future of
computing and welcomes work on a wide spectrum of computer systems,
from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and


Paper Submission deadline:  January 28th, 2020
Notification:               March 15th, 2020
Final Papers Due:           April 5th, 2020
Conference Dates:           May 11-13th, 2020


We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide 
range of topics, including novel computational models and algorithms, 
new application paradigms, computer architecture (from embedded to 
HPC systems), computing hardware, memory technologies, networks, 
storage solutions, compilers, and environments.

* Innovative Computing Approaches, Architectures, Accelerators, 
  Algorithms, and Models
  - Approximate, analog, inexact, probabilistic computing
  - Quantum computing
  - Neuromorphic, biologically-inspired computing, and optical
  - Dataflow architectures, near-data, and in-memory processing

* Technological Scaling Limits and Beyond
  - Limits: Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and
    other novel materials, nanoscale design, dark silicon
  - Extending past Moore’s law: 3D-stacking, many-core architectures
    and accelerators, distributed computing on mobile devices and
    their challenges

* Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Big Data Analytics
  - Novel architecture and systems across computing systems (IoT to
  - High performance data analytics
  - Exascale data management

* Embedded, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems
  - Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging
  - Physical security, attack detection and prevention
  - Reactive, real-time, scalable, reconfigurable, and self-aware
  - Sensor networks, IoT, and architectural innovation for wearable

* Large-Scale System Design and Networking
  - Large-scale homogeneous/heterogeneous architectures and networking
  - System-balance and CPU-offloading
  - Power- and energy-management for clouds, datacenters, and exascale

* System Software, Compiler Technologies, and Programming Languages
  - Technologies that push the limits of operating systems,
    virtualization, and container technologies
  - Large scale frameworks for distributed computing and
  - Resource and job management, scheduling and workflow systems for
    managing large-scale heterogeneous systems
  - Compiler technologies: hardware/software integrated solutions,
    high-level synthesis
  - Tools for analyzing and managing performance at large scale
  - Novel programming approaches

* Fault Tolerance and Resilience
  - Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems (e.g.,
    infrastructure, airlines)
  - Hardware and software approaches in adverse environments such as

* Security
  - Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against
    malicious code
  - Real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols
  - Quantum and post-quantum cryptography

* Computers and Society
  - Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics and AI environmental impact
  - Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities,
    emerging markets, and interdisciplinary applications

We strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit
into traditional categories -- if in doubt, contact the PC co-chairs
by email.




We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing 
high-quality research describing original and unpublished work.

Papers must be submitted through 


Short papers may be position papers or may describe preliminary or
highly speculative work. Full papers are a maximum of eight (8)
(excluding references) and short papers a maximum of four (4)
(including references) double-column pages in ACM conference format
Authors may buy up to two (2) extra pages for accepted full papers.
Page limits include figures, tables and appendices, but exclude
references for full papers. As the review process is double-blind,
removal of all identifying information from paper submissions is
required (i.e. cite own work in third person). Papers not conforming
to the above submission policies on formatting, page limits and the
removal of identifying information will be automatically rejected.

No-show policy: Any accepted papers are expected to be presented at 
the conference and at least one full registration is required from a 
submission author for each accepted paper. A no-show of papers  will 
result in exclusion from the ACM digital library proceedings. If 
circumstances arise such that authors are unable to present their 
papers at the conference, they must contact the PC co-chairs.


Computing Frontiers 2020 Chairs

  General Co-Chairs:
      Maurizio Palesi, University of Catania, IT
      Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT

  Program Co-Chairs:
      Cat Graves, Hewlett Packard Labs, US
      Eishi Arima, ITC University of Tokyo, JP

  Poster/Short Paper Co-Chairs:
      Kun-Chih Chen, National Sun Yat-set University, Taiwan
      Nader Bagherzadeh, University of Irvine, US

  Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
      Flavio Vella, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT
      Carlo Sau, University of Cagliari, IT

  Workshops Chairs:
      Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT

  Registration Chair:
      Giuseppe Ascia, University of Catania, IT

  Publications Co-Chairs:
      Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE
      Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

  Finance Chair:
      Siddhartha Jana, Intel, US

  Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
      Giuseppe Mangioni, University of Catania, IT
      Davide Patti, University of Catania, IT
      Salvatore Monteleone, IEA & ETIS Lab, U-Cergy, FR

  Industry/Special Session Co-Chairs:
      Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
      Marco Aldinucci, University of Turin, IT

  Industrial Sponsorship Chair
      Amlan Ganguly, Rochester Institute of Technology, US

  Publicity Chairs:
      Salvatore Monteleone, IEA & ETIS Lab, U-Cergy, FR
      Anastasiia Butko, LBNL, US
      Kento Sato, RIKEN R-CCS, JP

  Web Chair:
      Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL
      Simone Vuotto, University of Sassari, IT

Computing Frontiers Steering Committee

  Michela Becchi, North Carolina State University, US
  John Feo, PNNL, US
  Hubertus Franke, New York University / IBM Research, US
  Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK
  Sally A. McKee, Clemson University, US
  Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
  Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT
  Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
  Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL
  Kento Sato, RIKEN R-CCS, JP
  Martin Schulz, Technical University of Munich, DE
  Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, DE
  Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
  Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE 


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