Submitted by Mark Sawyer
The University of Edinburgh is hosting the International Conference on Parallel
Computing (ParCo) from 1 – 4 September 2015. This is the latest in the series
of biennial ParCo conferences that started in Berlin, 1983. This makes ParCo
one of the longest running international conferences on parallel computing.
Over the years, the conference has established itself as the foremost platform
for exchanging know-how on the newest parallel computing strategies,
technologies,methods, and tools.
The Call for Papers can be found here: http://parco.org/call_for_papers.html
Aims and Scope
The aim of the conference is to give an overview of the state of the art of the
developments, applications, and future trends in parallel computing for the
whole range of platforms. The conference addresses all aspects of parallel
computing, including applications, hardware and software technologies as well
as languages and development environments.
Section 1: Algorithms
Design, analysis, and implementation of parallel algorithms in science and
engineering, focusing on issues such as
- Scalability and speedup
- Efficient utilization of the memory hierarchy
- Communication and synchronization
- Data Management and Exploration
- Energy Efficiency.
The parallel computing aspects should be emphasized.
Section 2: Software and Architectures
Software engineering for developing and maintaining parallel software, including
- Parallel programming languages, compilers, and environments
- Tools and techniques for generating reliable and efficient parallel code
- Testing and debugging techniques and tools
- Best practices of parallel computing on multicore, manycore, and stream
Software, architectures and operating systems for all types of parallel
computers may be considered, including multicores, GPU accelerators, FPGA
reconfigurable systems, high-end machines and cloud computing.
Section 3: Applications
The application of parallel computing to solve all types of business,
industrial, scientific, and engineering problems using high-performance
computing technologies, in particular:
- Applications of high-end computers, including exascale
- Applications of multicore / manycore processors
- Applications for heterogeneous systems, including FPGAs, GPUs, etc.
- Cloud and Grid computing applications
- Data intensive (Big Data) analytics and applications.
The scientific programme consists of invited and contributed papers as well as
mini-symposia covering special topics.Papers are presented in parallel sessions
with 20 minutes available per presentation, with an additional five minutes for
discussion.A special session for young researchers as well as an industrial
session and an exhibition are planned.
Contributed papers in English are called for. Extended abstracts of at least
two pages should be submitted in electronic form by 28 February 2015.
Proposals are to be submitted in .pdf-format.
Abstracts should clearly describe the contents of the proposed paper. The
relevance and originality of the contribution must be described and the most
important references included.
At most five relevant keywords must be supplied. Also indicate the preferred
topic area (section 1, 2 or 3) from the list given above.
Submission of paper proposals:
Paper proposals can be submitted using ConfTool at
https://www.conftool.net/parco2015/. Authors are required to register with the
system before they can enter their proposals.
Full (draft) papers of accepted proposals are due by 31 July 2015.
Proposals for organising a mini-symposium are called for. Such proposals should
- The proposed title of the symposium
- The name and affiliation(s) of the organiser(s)
- A short outline of the contents
- The planned number of papers.
Proposals for organising a mini-symposium can be submitted by 31 March 2015
to the conference office. For any questions about the organisation of a
mini-symposium please contact the conference office.
Extended abstracts of papers: 28 Feb 2015
Proposals for mini-symposia: 31 Mar 2015
Notification of acceptance for presentation at conference: 15 May 2015
Submission of full (draft) papers: 31 Jul 2015
Notification of inclusion of full papers in the proceedings: 30 Sep 2015
The conference proceedings will be published after the conference.
An invitation to authors to present a paper at the conference is based on an
extended abstract or draft paper. Thus, the presentation of a paper at the
conference does not imply an automatic acceptance of the presented paper for
publication in the conference proceedings. All papers presented at the
conference will be refereed at or after the conference. Only accepted papers
will be published.
All papers presented as part of mini-symposia will be considered for
publication in the proceedings. This will be done in liaison with
the organiser(s) of the respective mini-symposium.
ParCo2015 is organised by the non-profit foundation ParCo Conferences in
cooperation with The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Conference Committee Chair Gerhard Joubert (Germany/Netherlands)
Program Committee Chair: Mark Parsons (UK)
Organising Committee Chairs: Hugh Leather (UK), Mark Sawyer (UK)
Finance Chair: Frans Peters (Netherlands)