The 10th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA 2012)

Submitted by Javier Garcia Blas
January 15, 2012

Submitted by Javier Garcia Blas

Madrid, Spain, 10-13 July 2012

Important Dates
Papers due: January, 15, 2012 Camera ready: April, 15 2012
Notification: March, 15 2012 Conference dates: July, 10-13, 2012

ISPA-12 follows the traditions of previous successful ISPA
conferences, ISPA-03 (Aizu, Japan), ISPA-04 (Hong Kong), ISPA-05
(Nanjing, China), ISPA-06 (Sorrento, Italy), ISPA-07 (Niagara Falls,
Canada) and ISPA-08 (Sydney, Australia), ISPA-09 (Chengdu, China),
ISPA-10 (Taipei, Taiwan), ISPA-11 (Busan, Korea).

The objective of ISPA 2012 is to provide a forum for scientists and
engineers in academia and industry to exchange and discuss their
experiences, new ideas, research results, and applications about all
aspects of parallel and distributed computing and networking. It will
feature session presentations, workshops, tutorials, and keynote
speeches. ISPA-12 is sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable
Computing (TCSC) and IEEE Computer Society.

Topics of interest
* Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, and Applications.
* High-performance scientific and engineering computing.
* Building block processors: FPGA, multicore, GPU, SoC
* Architectures and Virtualization.
* Middleware and tools.
* Network and pervasive computing.
* Performance simulations, measurement, and evaluations.
* Reliability, fault tolerance, and security.
* Database, data mining, and data management.
* Virtualization techniques, tools, and applications.
* Parallel/distributed system architectures.
* Tools/environments for parallel/distributed software development.
* Novel parallel programming paradigms.
* Code generation and optimization.
* Compilers for parallel computers
* Distributed systems and applications.
* Wireless networks, mobile, and pervasive computing.
* Energy management and power optimization.
* Green Computing and Energy-aware computing.
* Grid and cluster computing.
* Cloud systems and services.
* Programming models for Cloud services and applications.
* Internet computing and web services.
* Database applications, data mining, and data management.
* Data intensive applications and Internet-Of-Things.
* IoT and Ubiquitous computing: application scenarios.

Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in IEEE CS proceedings paper
format, including tables and figures. All paper submissions must
represent original and unpublished work. Submission of a paper should
be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register for the conference and present
the work. Submissions will be conducted electronically on the
conference website.

Journal publications
Extended versions of distinguished selected papers accepted and presented in
ISPA 2012, after further revisions, will be published in issues of following
indexed international journals:

– Cluster computing, Springer.
– The Computer Journal, Oxford.
– Int. Journal of Parallel Programming, Springer.
– Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer.
– Computer & Electrical Engineering, Elsevier.

– Clouds for Business, Business for Clouds.
– International Workshop on Cross-Stratum Optimization for Cloud
Computing and Distributed Networked Applications.
– International Workshop on AstroParticles Physics Advanced Computing (APPAC).
– International Workshop on Multicore Cache Hierarchies: Design and
Programmability Issues.
– HAC 2012: International Workshop on Heterogeneus Architectures and Computing.
– International Workshop On The Growing Problems with Scalable,
Heterogeneous Infrastructures.
– International Workshop on Stream Computing Applications.

Best paper awards
The Program Committee of ISPA 2012 will give two best paper awards:
one NVIDIA Best Student Paper Award and one NVIDIA Best Paper
Award. Best Paper Awards will be given to the author(s) of a full
paper presented at the conference, selected by the Organizing
Committee. The Best Paper Award is a Tesla C2075 computing processor,
sponsored by NVIDIA.

Steering Chairs
Minyi Guo (Shanghai Jia Tong University, China)
Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

General Chairs
David Abramson (Monash eScience and Grid Lab, Australia)
J. Daniel Garcia (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
Thomas Ludwig (German Climate Computing Center and University of
Hamburg, Germany)

General Vice-Chairs
Felix Garcia (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park (Seoul National University of Science and
Technology, Korea)
Ruppa K. Thulasiram (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Program Chairs
Nelson Amaral (University of Alberta, Canada)
Jesus Carretero (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
Mitsuhisa Sato (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Workshop Chairs
Florin Isaila (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
Avery Ching (Yahoo, USA)

Tutorial Chair
Robert Latham (Argonne National Labs, USA)

International Advisory Committee
Hamid R. Arabnia (The University of Georgia, USA)
Alok Choudhary (Northwestern University, USA)
Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee, USA)
Ian Foster (Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Chicago, USA)
Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Eleni Karatza (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Victor C.M. Leung (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Stephan Olariu (Old Dominion University, USA)
Yi Pan (Georgia State University, USA)
Stephen S. Yau (Arizona State University, USA)
Albert Y. Zomaya (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Program Vice-Chairs
Edson Borin (University of Campinas, Brasil)
Paolo Bellavista (University of Bologna, Italy)
Christian Engelmann (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Akihiro Inokuchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Raffaele Montella (University of Napoli Parthenope, Italy)
Rainer Keller (HLRS, Germany)
Parimala Thulasiraman (University of Manitoba, Canada)

International Program Committee
Please visit the conference web site (

High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'12)

Submitted by Ioan Raicu
January 16, 2012

Submitted by Ioan Raicu

The 21st International ACM Symposium on
High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC’12)

Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
June 18-22, 2012

The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and
Distributed Computing (HPDC) is the premier annual conference on the
design, the implementation, the evaluation, and the use of parallel
and distributed systems for high-end computing. HPDC’12 will take
place in Delft, the Netherlands, a historical, picturesque city that
is less than one hour away from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport. The
conference will be held on June 20-22 (Wednesday to Friday), with
affiliated workshops taking place on June 18-19 (Monday and Tuesday).

Abstracts: 16 January 2012
Papers: 23 January 2012 (No extensions!)

Dick Epema, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Matei Ripeanu, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

Submissions are welcomed on all forms of high-performance parallel and
distributed computing, including but not limited to clusters, clouds,
grids, utility computing, data-intensive computing, and massively
multicore systems. Submissions that explore solutions to estimate and
reduce the energy footprint of such systems are particularly
encouraged. All papers will be evaluated for their originality,
potential impact, correctness, quality of presentation, appropriate
presentation of related work, and relevance to the conference, with a
strong preference for rigorous results obtained in operational
parallel and distributed systems.

The topics of interest of the conference include, but are not limited
to, the following, in the context of high-performance parallel and
distributed computing:

– Systems, networks, and architectures for high-end computing
– Massively multicore systems
– Virtualization of machines, networks, and storage
– Programming languages and environments
– I/O, storage systems, and data management
– Resource management, energy and cost minimizations
– Performance modeling and analysis
– Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability
– Data-intensive computing
– Applications of parallel and distributed computing

Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 12 pages in
PDF format, including figures and references. Papers should be
formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style and submitted via the
conference web site. No changes to the margins, spacing, or font sizes
as specified by the style file are allowed. Accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings, and will be incorporated into
the ACM Digital Library. A limited number of papers will be accepted
as posters.

Papers must be self-contained and provide the technical substance
required for the program committee to evaluate their
contributions. Submitted papers must be original work that has not
appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a
journal. See the ACM Prior Publication Policy for more details.

Abstracts Due: 16 January 2012
Papers Due: 23 January 2012 (No extensions!)
Reviews Released to Authors: 8 March 2012
Author Rebuttals Due: 12 March 2012
Author Notifications: 19 March 2012
Final Papers Due: 16 April 2012
Conference Dates: 18-22 June 2012

17th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems

Submitted by Tim Harris
March 3 to March 7, 2012

Submitted by Tim Harris

London, UK, March 3-7, 2012

Registration is now open for ASPLOS 2012. The early-reg deadline is
January 23rd, but please do register as soon as possible (i) to help
you get the best rates at nearby hotels, (ii) to avoid expensive
last-minute air fares, and (iii) to allow time for a visa application,
if needed.

The Monday-Wednesday conference programme is online, along with
details of the workshops and tutorials on the Saturday and Sunday:

Details of travel grants are at:

There are still several ways to get involved with the conference,
workshops, and tutorials:

* Provocative Ideas session submissions are due January 5th, 2012

* We are holding a First ASPLOS Doctoral Workshop, just before the
main conference. Submissions are due January 5th, 2012

* Tutorial:

Power Management of Multicore Systems: Challenges, Approaches, and
Recent Developments (Sunday March 4th, before the main conference)

* Workshops:

CCPC: Compiling Complete Programs into Circuits

EXADAPT: Workshop on Adaptive Self-Tuning Computing Systems for the
Exaflop Era

EXERT: Exascale Evaluation and Research Techniques Workshop

GPGPU-5: Workshop on General Purpose Processing on Graphics
Processing Units

RESoLVE: Runtime Environments, Systems, Layering and
Virtualized Environments

WoDET: Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel

Please check links from the ASPLOS workshops page for details of
which workshops still have open calls for papers:

The 10th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA 2012)

Submitted by Rob Latham
January 15, 2012

Submitted by Rob Latham

Madrid, Spain, 10-13 July 2012

As part of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and
Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA12), Leganes, Madrid,
10-13 July 2012 (

The ISPA tutorials program seeks proposals for full and half day
tutorials, to be held 10 July 2012. Proposals should not be
exclusively focused on the presenter’s own work or a commercial
product. Tutorial topics should be related to some aspect of parallel
and distributed computing and networking. Submitters are encouraged
to both aim for a broad audience and also cover key areas in depth.

Submissions should contain the following information:
– Brief Abstract
– Tutorial Goals
– Targeted audience
– Content level (% beginner, % intermediate, % advanced)
– Audience prerequisites
– General description of content
– One page outline
– Resume or CV for each presenter

Please limit submissions to 5 pages or fewer.

Tutorial presenters are responsible for:

* Any additional equipment needed for the tutorial (hardware, software)
* Providing tutorial handout material to the tutorial chair 1 month
prior to the tutorial.
* Presenting the tutorial at ISPA 2012.

The ISPA 2012 organizing committee reserves the right to cancel any
tutorial if too few attendees are registered for the tutorial. Tutorial
speakers will be honored by a free conference registration.

Please send electronic submissions, preferably in PDF format, to the
tutorial chair, Rob Latham (robl [at]

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2012.

Third International Green Computing Conference (IGCC'12)

Submitted by John Owens
January 13, 2012

Submitted by John Owens

June 5-8, 2012 in San Jose, California, USA

IGCC’12 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing innovative
research on a broad range of topics in the fields of sustainable and
energy-efficient computing, and computing for a more sustainable
planet. The conference will hold a technical program, panels,
workshops, and tutorials on these topics. IGCC’12 will be technically
co-sponsored by the IEEE. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

Sustainable Computing
* Power-aware algorithms and protocols
* Power-aware software and hardware
* Low-power electronics and systems
* Application-specific ASICs and FPGAs
* Sensing and monitoring
* Characterization, metrics, and modeling
* Reliability, thermal behavior and control
* Power-efficient delivery and cooling
* Life-cycle analysis of IT equipment

Computing for Sustainability
* Renewable energy models and prediction
* Matching energy supply and demand
* Smart grid and microgrids
* Smart transportation and manufacturing
* Smart buildings and urban development
* Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling
* Climate and ecosystem monitoring
* Using IT to reduce carbon emissions
* Carbon metering and user feedback

IGCC’12 welcomes submissions that have not been published and that are
not under review by another conference or journal. All submissions
will be evaluated on their originality, technical soundness,
significance, presentation, and interest to the conference attendees.
Submissions must not exceed 10 letter-size pages using the IEEE format
for conference proceedings. Papers must be received by the submission
deadline to be considered for presentation.

Best paper award and journal publication
The Technical Committee will select the best paper as well as several
papers to be extended and considered by the Journal on Sustainable

Workshops and tutorials
Proposals are solicited for workshops and tutorials to be held in
conjunction with the conference. Proposals should be submitted to the
Workshops and Tutorials Chairs. Additional details are available at

Important dates
Abstract submission: January 13, 2012
Paper submission: January 20, 2012
Notifications sent to authors: April 4, 2012
Camera-ready papers due: May 1, 2012

General chairs:
David Culler (UC Berkeley), Behrooz Shirazi (Wash. State Univ.)

Program chairs:
Ricardo Bianchini (Rutgers Univ.), Fred Chong (UC Santa Barbara)

Program committee:
Tarek F. Abdelzaher UI Urbana-Champaign
Hakan Aydin George Mason Univ.
Cullen Bash HP Labs
Kirk W. Cameron Virginia Tech
John Carter IBM Research
Prabal Dutta Univ. of Michigan
Klaus Fichter Borderstep Institute
Rodrigo Fonseca Brown Univ.
Eugene Gorbatov Intel Research
Rajesh Gupta UC San Diego
Sandeep Gupta Arizona State Univ.
Sudhanva Gurumurthi Univ. of Virginia
Mor Harchol-Balter Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Canturk Isci IBM Research
Mahmut Kandemir Penn State Univ.
Aman Kansal Microsoft Research
Krishna Kant National Science Foundation
Randy H. Katz UC Berkeley
Dejan Kostic EPFL
Christos Kozyrakis Stanford Univ.
Ulrich Kremer Rutgers Univ.
Benjamin C. Lee Duke Univ.
Tao Li Univ. of Florida
Srilatha Manne AMD
Ethan L. Miller UC Santa Cruz
Onur Mutlu Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Manish Parashar Rutgers Univ.
Massoud Pedram Univ. of Southern California
Kirk Pruhs Univ. of Pittsburgh
Partha Ranganathan HP Labs
Tajana S. Rosing UC San Diego
Martin Schulz Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Ankur Srivastava Univ. of Maryland
Mani Srivastava UC Los Angeles
Michael Taylor UC San Diego
Bhuvan Urgaonkar Penn State Univ.
Xiaorui Wang Ohio State Univ.
Thomas F. Wenisch Univ. of Michigan

Workshops chair:
Sanjay Ranka (Univ. of Florida)

Publications chair:
Saeed Rajput (Nova Southeastern Univ.)

Publicity chairs:
Giuseppe Anastasi (Universita di Pisa, Italy), John Owens (UC Davis)

Submissions chair:
Guoping Long (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Steering committee:
Ishfaq Ahmad Co-Chair, UT Arlington
Rajesh Gupta UC San Diego
Sandeep Gupta Arizona State Univ.
Ali Hurson Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology
Ashfaq Khokhar UI Chicago
Francis Lau Univ. of Hong Kong
Sanjay Ranka Univ. of Florida
Behrooz Shirazi Co-Chair, Wash. State Univ.

Compiling Complete Programs into Circuits (CCPC 2012)

Submitted by Satnam Singh
March 4, 2012

Submitted by Satnam Singh

A workshop on Sunday 4 March 2012 co-located with ASPLOS 2012 in London.

David F. Bacon (IBM Research)
Satnam Singh Microsoft Research and the University of Birmingham)

Compiling programs into circuits is becoming increasingly important as we strive
to reduce the latency and energy consumption of our computing systems. Although
significant effort has been put into the task of “C to gates” synthesis which
aims to improve the productivity of hardware engineers there has been little
work in the area of converting complete programs written by software engineers
into circuits. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
developers working on novel techniques for translating programs into circuits as
well as people using alternative techniques for translating algorithms into
circuits without using conventional hardware description languages based on
event-based simulation semantics. Our objective is to foster interaction between
researchers and developers working in this area and to establish a community
that can help drive forward a common set of goals and principles for the
synthesis of programs into circuits.

Examples of topics of interest include:
System design using Bluespec and in particular we encourage case-studies and
experience reports.
Synthesis of algorithms in high level languages into circuits e.g. from C#, F#,
Go, Java and Scala into hardware.
Analysis, verification and debugging of hardware systems described in high level
languages (including formal verification techniques and language semantics).
Embedded domain specific languages for hardware design e.g. Lava.
Support for high-level language features e.g. dynamic recursion and dynamic
Numerical aspects e.g. specification and control of range and precision.

We have a limited number of presentation slots so we welcome suggestions for
people to give talks about their experience of using or developing alternative
techniques for implementing computations on circuits although we may not be able
to fit in all the proposals. There is no plan to have a formal proceedings.

If you would like to present your own work on this topic please contact one of
the organizers: or

IEEE Computer Issue on Massively Threaded Computer Systems

Submitted by Steve Reinhardt
February 15, 2012

Submitted by Steve Reinhardt

IEEE Computer Special Issue on Massively Threaded Computer Systems
Submissions due: 15 February 2012
Publication date: August 2012

Computer seeks submissions for an August 2012 special issue on massively
threaded computer systems.

Massively threaded architectures, such as the Cray XMT, have long been known as
efficient solutions for high-throughput computing on large datasets. With the
broad availability of GPUs and their transformation to more general compute
resources, this type of architecture has moved beyond its previous niche and is
becoming mainstream. Several factors are driving this significant change,
including the end of uniprocessor performance scaling, the dominance of power as
a design constraint, tepid progress in reducing memory latency, and the
increasing availability of large datasets from both Internet-scale data
collection and high-definition media content.

This special issue seeks to highlight the state of the art and future directions
for massively threaded systems, defined as systems that support hundreds or
thousands of hardware threads per device. Contributions should focus on the
specific challenges that come from massive threading as well as how threading
helps address the looming challenges of chip and system-level parallel
computing. Potential topics of interest for this special issue include

* applications and algorithms that effectively exploit massively threaded
* programming models, programming languages, and runtime or operating systems
designed to support massively threaded execution;
* chip or system architectures for massive threading;
* embedded or special-purpose massively parallel architectures;
* prototypes, testbeds, or other evaluation techniques for massively threaded

Other topics dealing with massive threading that are not described above also
might be of interest. For more information, please contact the guest editors:
Steve Keckler of Nvidia Research and the University of Texas at Austin
( and Steve Reinhardt of AMD Research