[hpc-announce] CFP: EduPar-20, NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education, in conjunction with IPDPS'20

Tia Newhall newhall at cs.swarthmore.edu
Wed Nov 20 07:56:29 CST 2019

Call for Papers

EduPar-20: the10th NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing
held in conjunction with IEEE International Parallel and Distributed
Processing Symposium (IPDPS’20)
May 18, 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Conference website: https://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/curriculum/?q=edupar20

Important Dates:


   January 10, 2020: Paper Abstracts Due (optional but encouraged)

   January 17, 2020: Papers Due

   January 31, 2020: Poster Abstracts Due

   January 31, 2020: Peachy Assignment Abstracts Due

   Late Feb (TBD):  Paper Author Notification

   Late Feb (TBD): Poster and Peachy Author Notification

   Early March (TBD): Final versions of Poster Abstracts and Peachy
   Assignments Due

   Early March (TBD): Camera-ready Papers Due

About EduPar:

The EduPar workshop is designed in coordination with the NSF/TCPP
curriculum initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing (
http://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/curriculum) and the Center for Parallel and
Distributed Curriculum Development and Educational Resources (CDER). EduPar
brings together individuals from academia, industry, and other educational
and research institutes to explore new ideas, challenges, and experiences
related to PDC pedagogy and curricula.  EduPar-20 marks the 10th year of
the EduPar workshop. As part of our 10 year milestone, EduPar-20 includes a
special focus on “looking back” to what we have accomplished over the past
10 years, and “looking forward” to challenges facing PDC education efforts
in response to future trends in parallel and distributed computing.   This
year, we particularly encourage submissions that fit into the EduPar-20
theme of “looking back” and “looking forward”.

Topics of interest:

We invite unpublished manuscripts on a broad range of topics pertaining to
the teaching of PDC topics in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering
curriculum, as well as in other domain-specific computational and data
science curricula.  We strongly encourage manuscripts that include a
systematic evaluation and analysis of the impact and performance of the
work. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


   Emerging PDC topics to inform TCPP and related curricular efforts.

   Curriculum design and models for incorporating PDC topics in CS/CE core

   Pedagogical issues with incorporating PDC topics in CS/CE courses.

   Experience incorporating PDC topics into core CS/CE courses.

   Experience incorporating PDC topics into new CS/CE curricula/courses, or
   other applications.

   Pedagogical tools, programming environments, infrastructures, languages
   and projects for PDC.

   Novel ways of teaching PDC topics, including informal learning

   Employers’ experiences and expectations of the PDC proficiency among new

   Educational resources based on higher level programming languages such
   as X10, Chapel, Haskell, Python, Cilk, CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC, Hadoop and

   Educational resources for e-Learning, e-Laboratory, Massive Open Online
   Courses (MOOC), Small Private Online Courses (SPOC).

   PDC experiences at non-university levels; secondary school,
   postgraduate, industry, diffusion of PDC.

   Parallel and distributed models of programming/computation suitable for
   teaching, learning and workforce development.

   Issues and experiences related to addressing diversity and broadening
   participation of underrepresented groups.

Submission Details:

See the EduPar-20 webpage for more details about paper, poster, and peachy
assignment submissions (https://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/curriculum/?q=edupar20)

For questions about submissions: contact Tia Newhall (
newhall at cs.swarthmore.edu)
For questions about  peachy assignment submissions: contact David Bunde (d
bunde at knox.edu)
For questions about poster submissions: contact Martina Barnas (
Martina.barnas at gmail.com)

Workshop Organization:


   Workshop Chair: Sushil Prasad (University of Texas at San Antonio)

   Program Chair: Tia Newhall (Swarthmore College)

   Program Vice-Chair and Peachy Assignments Chair: David Bunde (Knox

   Poster Chair: Martina Barnas (Indiana University)

   Proceedings Chair: Satish Puri (Marquette University)

Tia Newhall
Professor, Computer Science Dept
Swarthmore College
pronouns: she/her

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