[hpc-announce] AusPDC 2021 - Call for Papers

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Nov 15 00:12:20 CST 2020

19th Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing 
(AusPDC 2021)

AusPDC 2021 will be held online in conjunction with Australasian 
Computer Science Week (ACSW 2021), 1 - 5 February 2021.

Scope of the Symposium
In 2010, AusGrid event was broadened to include all aspects of parallel 
and distributed computing and hence was called as Australasian Symposium 
on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC). Following a couple of 
successful events, it comes to the 19th in 2021 in the series. In both 
New Zealand and Australia parallel and distributed computing has been 
recognised as strategic technologies for driving their moves towards 
knowledge economies. A number of projects and initiatives are underway 
in both countries in these areas. There is a natural interest in tools 
which support collaboration and access to remote resources given the 
challenges of the countries location and sparse populations.

Topics of interest for the symposium include (but not limited to):
Cloud computing
Fog/edge computing
Grid and Cluster computing
Big Data processing and analytics
Virtualization, containers, unikernels, orchestration and other enablers
Security, trust and privacy in Clouds/Fog/Edge
Mobile, sensor networks and Internet of things
Data storage, placement and replication
Distributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchains
Multi-core systems
Peer-to-peer computing
GPUs and other forms of special-purpose processors
Service computing and workflow management
Managing large distributed data sets
Middleware and tools
Network function virtualisation and Software-defined networks
Performance evaluation and modelling
Datacentre and Interconnection networks
Performance accelerators
Problem-solving environments
Parallel programming models, languages and compilers
Operating systems and runtime systems
Resource scheduling and load balancing
Data mining and machine learning
Computational Science and Engineering
Agent-based computing
Reliability, security, privacy and dependability
e-Science and e-Health Applications
The symposium is primarily targeted at researchers from Australia and 
New Zealand, however, in the spirit of parallel and distributed 
computing, which aims to enable collaboration of distributed virtual 
organisations, we encourage papers and participation from international 

Important Dates:
Paper submissions due:  Sunday 29 November
Author notification: 15 December 2020
Camera-ready full papers due: 15 December 2020
Conference dates: 1 - 5 February 2021

Paper Submission
The proceedings of the symposium will be published by ACM in conjunction 
with ACSW 2021. Papers should be formatted in double-column according to 
ACM conference paper formatting guidelines ACM SIG Proceedings 
Templates. The following guidelines must be met for all submissions:
Submissions must be in English.

Paper Awards
A selection commission chaired by the AusPDC technical programme 
committee will select and acknowledge the best paper and the best 
student paper to receive an award during the conference.

General Co-Chair
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Bahman Javadi, Western Sydney University, Australia
Program Committee Chairs
Adel N. Toosi, Monash University, Australia
Irene Moser, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Steering Committee
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia
Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Yun Yang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden

AusPDC 2021 Website: https://sites.google.com/monash.edu/auspdc2021/

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