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Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2012 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'12), USA, July 16-19, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

PDPTA'12
The 2012 International Conference on Parallel
and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings
(ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be
indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of
selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited
research
books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, ...).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
following:

O Parallel/Distributed applications:
Numerical computations/methods, neural networks and fuzzy logic,
medicine, remote sensing, computer vision, computer graphics and
virtual reality, parallel/distributed databases, banking,
financial markets, high-performance computational biology, ...
O Parallel/Distributed architectures:
Clusters and parallel systems of various topologies, supercomputers,
shared memory, distributed memory, general- and special-purpose
architectures, instructional level and thread level parallelism,
petascale and exascale systems design.
O Networks and interconnection networks:
Scalable networks, reconfigurable networks, routing issues,
general-purpose network performance for distributed applications,
network protocols, internet technology, optical interconnections and
computing, novel network topologies, ...
O Reliability and fault-tolerance:
Software and hardware fault-tolerance (system- and application-level),
fault diagnosis, fault-tolerance measurement.
O Building block processors:
Applications of processors that can be used as basic building blocks
for multicomputer systems.
O Real-time and embedded systems:
Small-scale parallel systems for high-performance control,
data acquisition, and analysis; configuration, routing, scheduling,
performance guarantees, ...
O Parallel/Distributed algorithms:
Stability, scalability, and fault-tolerance of algorithms and data
structures, scheduling, and load balancing. Algorithms exploiting
clusters and general-purpose distributed and parallel systems, new
vector/pipeline issues, shared memory, distributed memory,
virtual memory, ...
O Multimedia communications, systems, and applications:
High-speed networking, multimedia architectures and protocols,
multimedia applications, quality of service support, operating system
and networking support, internet tools and applications, audio/video
delivery over the internet, ...
O Software tools and environments for parallel and distributed
platforms:
operating systems, compilers, languages, debuggers, monitoring tools,
software engineering on parallel/distributed systems, ...
O High-performance computing in computational science:
intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research applications.
O Performance evaluation and management of wireless networks
and distributed systems.
O FPGA, multicore, GPU, SOC and applications.
O Ultra low power data-driven systems.
O Performance analysis, evaluation, prediction, ...
O Nanotechnology in HPC.
O RAID systems.
O High-performance mobile computation and communication.
O Object oriented technology and related issues.
O Petri Nets: theory, analysis, tools and applications.
O Web-based simulation and computing (planetlab, ...)
O Grid and Cloud computing.
O Other aspects and applications relating to HPC
O Emerging technologies


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'12)

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering
of
PDPTA (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen;
UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria;
Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of
Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico
Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for
Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine;
World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on
Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and
Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without
Boundaries; and others.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them
to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting
format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, PDPTA) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of
the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column
IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would
involve
seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-
blinded
review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but
may be
considered for discussion/panels). Proceedings of PDPTA will be
published
in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available
online.
The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that
track
citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation
databases
such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology;
The
French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases,
PASCAL
(covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of
inclusions
are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are
selected
to be among the 9% - accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO,
OVID,
Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there
is
no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in
EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, PDPTA proceedings were
included
in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings
for
indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/
books
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors
will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in
a
number of research books contracted with various publishers (such as,
Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books will be composed after the
conference.
Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to
be
published after the conference.


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid
Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-
Chief,
The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of
Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable
Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of
Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California,
Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information &
Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing
Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology;
Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University,
Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science,
Sungkyunkwan
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and
Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l
Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof.
Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The
National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
State
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA
Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair:  A. M. G. Solo (BCS Fellow; Principal/
Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick
Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research
Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and New
Math
Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for PDPTA is currently being compiled. Many
who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
are
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
Engineering,
fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Program
Committee should email editor@world-comp.org the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete
mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes
research expertise and the name of the conference(s) offering to help
with.
The list of Program Committee of PDPTA 2011 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/pdpta11/committee


GENERAL INFORMATION:

PDPTA is one of the premier research conferences in parallel and
distributed
processing. It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a
number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the
largest
annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering
and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more attendees
from
over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research
presentations,
keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have
included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California,
Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology),
Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of
Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of
Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U. of California,
Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT),
Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost;
OLPC),
Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.),
Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof.
Viktor K.
Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF
Program
Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of
MIT &
Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz
Naderi
(Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director,
Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA;
Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster
U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director,
CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice
President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and
many
other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences'
atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos available at:
http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching
as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions
that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system
to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November
2011),
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164
citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As
the
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers,
"Microsoft
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress
among its
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP
set of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above
citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011;
thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher;
citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/
)


USEFUL WEB LINKS AND OTHER MISC INFORMATION:
1. Web site of PDPTA'12: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The Table of Contents of last offering of PDPTA (2011) appears at:
http://world-comp.org/proc2011/pdpta/contents-vol-i.pdf
2. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
announcement supersedes earlier ones.

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: wcom12@world-comp.org
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