C A L L F O R P A P E R S
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call For Workshop/Session Proposals
The 2009 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA
You are invited to submit a paper (and/or a proposal to organize
a session/workshop). All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings.
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 parallelism, ...
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
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:
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
programs and applications.
O Performance Evaluation and Management of Wireless Networks
and Distributed Systems
O FPGA-based design
O Performance analysis, evaluation, prediction, ...
O Nanotechnology in HPC
O High-performance mobile computation and communication.
O Object oriented technology and related issues.
O Scheduling and resource management.
O Petri Nets: theory, analysis, tools and applications.
O Web-based simulation and computing.
O Cloud computing
O Other aspects and applications relating to high-performance
O Emerging technologies
Currently being prepared - it will include a number of active
research laboratories and centers that have helped to shape our
field. The Academic Co-Sponsors of the last offering of
PDPTA included research labs at Harvard University, UCLA,
University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University,
University of Texas at Austin, MIT, George Mason University,
University of Iowa, Russian Academy of Sciences, NEMO/European
Union, and others. Corporate Co-Sponsors included, Google,
Salford Systems, Synplicity, Supermicro, NIIT, and others.
General Co-Chair and Coordinator:
H. R. Arabnia, PhD
Professor, Computer Science
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on TCSC
Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Boyd Building
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA
Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by
uploading them to http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/ .
Submissions must be received by Feb. 25, 2009 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - 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 papers for
The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The
first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
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. Finally, the name of the conference (PDPTA)
must be mentioned on the first page.
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,
impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts
in the field who are independent of the conference program
The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of
the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-
The co-chairs will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-
papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.
PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:
Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in
the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.
Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, title of
session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session,
the name of the conference the session is submitted for
consideration (ie, PDPTA'09), and a short description on how
the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers
solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is
known to the session proposer). email your session proposal
to Prof. Arabnia (address is given above). We would like to
receive the proposals by January 16, 2009.
Jan. 16, 2009: Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/
Feb. 25, 2009: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
March 25, 2009: Notification of acceptance
April 25, 2009: Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
July 13-16, 2009: The 2009 International Conference on Parallel
Distributed Processing Techniques and
MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:
The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
bioinformatics; computational biology; and computer security.)
The Program Committee for PDPTA is currently being formed. Those
interested in joining the Program Committee should email Prof.
(email@example.com) the following information: Name, affiliation
and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
biography together with research interests and the name of the
conference (PDPTA) offering to help with.
Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks
are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and
practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research
laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
departments, deans and provosts.
PURPOSE / HISTORY:
PDPTA'09 is an annual research conference about parallel and
distributed processing techniques and applications. It is being
held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other
conferences (WORLDCOMP'09). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual
gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing.
The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
into a coordinated meeting held in a common place at a common time.
The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
of research areas that interact. The model used facilitates
communication among researchers from all over the world in
fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied
computing. Both inward research (core areas of computer science
engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-
and applications) will be covered during the event.
PDPTA'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research
keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial
speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California,
Berkeley); Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H.
(U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan,
Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry
(MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley);
Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X
Window); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO, Tensilica, Inc.); and
many other distinguished speakers.
LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:
The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). This is
a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle
service to and from the airport. This hotel has many recreational
attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy
River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
a number of restaurants, ... The negotiated room rate for
conference attendees is very reasonable. The hotel is within
walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
destinations, Golf courses, ...)