CALL FOR PAPERS
Call For Conference Tracks
The 2012 International Conference on Parallel
and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, USA
Location: See the above web site for venue/city
You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (they
will also be available on the web). The proceedings will be indexed in
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP /
Computer Science Bibliography, and others. 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
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
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
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
Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering
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;
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria;
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of
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
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine;
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without
Boundaries; and others.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
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
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
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
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
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
Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference
committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered
discussion/panels). Proceedings of PDPTA will be published and indexed
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS
Bibliography, & others. The printed proceedings/books will be
distribution on site at the conference.
In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in
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
issues to be published after the conference.
PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS:
PDPTA 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as
Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums)
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic
the track, the name of the conference (ie, PDPTA) the track is
for consideration, and a short description on how the track will be
advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from
and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail
track proposal to email@example.com . We would like to receive the
track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31,
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
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-
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
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California,
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;
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science,
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof.
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA
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
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and New
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
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
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
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Committee should email firstname.lastname@example.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
The list of Program Committee of PDPTA 2011 appears at:
PDPTA is one of the premier research conferences in parallel and
processing. It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a
number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the
annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more attendees
over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research
keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
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;
Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.),
Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof.
Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF
Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of
Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz
(Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director,
Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA;
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
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
other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences'
atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at:
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
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system
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
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers,
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011;
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:
To see the DBLP entries for PDPTA, go to:
The main web site of PDPTA'12 is currently under construction, it will
soon appear at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The Table of Contents of last offering of PDPTA (2011) appears at:
Inquiries should be sent to: email@example.com