[hpc-announce] CFP - 18th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2021)

Stephane Zuckerman stephane.zuckerman at cyu.fr
Wed Feb 24 10:22:35 CST 2021

The 18th Annual IFIP International Conference
on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2021)
Paris, France

High Performance Computing and Big Data are two main areas where NPC 
2021 will provide a dynamic forum to explore, discuss and debate 
state-of-the-art technology issues and challenges. High-performance 
computers and big-data systems are tied inextricably to the broader 
computing ecosystem and its designs and market adoption. We strongly 
believe that the stakes are high and are far beyond the boundaries of 
nations and continents. We invite all researchers around the world to 
submit papers to NPC 2021.

We share the view that, during the past decade, the tools and cultures 
of high-performance computing and big data analytics are diverging to 
the detriment of both, and the international community should find a 
unified path that can best serve the needs of a broad spectrum of major 
application areas. Unlike other tools, which are limited to particular 
scientific domains, computational modeling and data analytics are 
applicable to all areas of science and engineering, as they breathe life 
into the underlying mathematics of scientific models. Topics of interest 
include, but are not limited to:

* Parallel and distributed applications and algorithms
- Parallel and distributed issues and opportunities on artificial 
intelligence applications.
- Parallel algorithms for computational and data-enabled scientific, 
engineering, biological and medical applications.
- Parallel algorithms for accelerators, neuromorphic architectures, and 
other emerging architectures.

* Parallel and distributed architectures and systems
- Domain-Specific Accelerators for AI, deep learning and applications in 
industry sectors (such as health: genomics, finance: block chain, and 
- Non-traditional Computing Technology (Quantum/Optical/Superconducting 
- Emerging architectures and systems at all scales, from embedded to cloud.
- Systems for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale.
- Power-efficient and green computing systems.
- Neuromorphic architectures and cognitive computing accelerators.
- Heterogeneous multicore architectures and accelerators.
- In-Memory and near-data computing.
- Network and interconnect architectures.
- Storage systems in novel big data architectures.
- IoT and Edge Computing related topics.

* Parallel and distributed software environments and tools
- Programming models and compilation for existing and emerging platforms.
- Dataflow programming models, frameworks, languages and environments 
for data-enabled platforms.
- Virtualization of machines, networks, and storage.
- I/O, file systems, and data management.
- Resource management, scheduling, and load balancing.

Authors should submit the full version of the paper by July XX, 2021, 
AOE. The full version should be a PDF file following the submission 
guidelines that will be made available at the submission website. Papers 
should be submitted for blind review. New-idea papers as well as papers 
that significantly advance established areas are strongly encouraged. 
Submission issues should be directed to program chairs, Jean-Luc 
Gaudiot, Guangming Tan and Stéphane Zuckerman. We will publish top 
papers from NPC 2021 in a special issue of the International Journal of 
Parallel Programming (IJPP), and the proceedings will be published as 
part of Springer LNCS.

* Important Dates:                                      *
- Paper Submissions Due: July 11, 2021, AOE             *
- Results Notification: August 20, 2021                 *
- Camera-ready Version: August 27, 2021                 *

* Manuscript submission

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and 
experience are solicited. All paper submissions will be handled 
electronically via EasyChair:

Papers must not exceed 12 pages in LNCS format. Authors must register 
and submit their paper through the online submission system.

For more information, please visit the NPC 2021 conference web site to 
be announced soon.

Workshops & Tutorials will also be announced later

Christophe Cérin, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France
Depei Qian, Beihang University, PRC

Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California, Irvine, USA
Stéphane Zuckerman, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
Guangming Tan, ICT, PRC

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
TBD + DNAC, France

Publicity Co-Chairs
Khaled Boussetta, Université Paris 13, France
Chen Liu, Clarkson, US
En Shao, ICT, PRC

Publication Chair
Éric Renault, ESIEE Paris, France

Web Chair
Elia Kallas, DNAC, France

Advisory Committee
Hai Jin, HUST, China (Chair)
Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Yunquan Zhang, ICT, CAS, China
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Shengzhong Feng, SZSC, China
Victor Prasanna, USC, USA

Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing, USA (Chair)
Hai Jin, HUST, China (Vice Chair)
Chen Ding, University of Rochester, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Guangrong Gao, University of Delaware, USA
Jean-Luc Gaudiot, UCI, USA
Tony Hey, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
Guojie Li, ICT, China
Yoichi Muraoka, Waseda University, Japan
Viktor Prasanna, USC, USA
Daniel Reed, University of Utah, USA
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Ninghui Sun, ICT, China
Zhiwei Xu, ICT, China

(Please note a more complete CFP will be issued in the near future for 
more information)

Maître de conférences / Associate Professor
Chargé de mission accompagnement jeunes chercheurs — laboratoire ETIS
Directeur des études de première année — IUT GEII (Neuville)
Laboratoire ETIS, UMR 8051, CY Cergy Paris Universités, ENSEA, CNRS F-95000, Cergy, France

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