ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2013

Final Submission Deadline
January 18, 2013

Submitted by Josef Weidendorfer

Call for papers
ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
Ischia, Italy, May 14-16 2013



The increasing complexity, performance, cost and energy efficiency
needs of current and future applications require novel and innovative
approaches for the design of computing systems. Boundaries between
state of the art and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing
frontiers that must be pushed forward to provide the support required
for the advancement of science, engineering and information
technology. The Computing Frontiers conference focuses on a wide
spectrum of advanced technologies and radically new solutions relevant
to the development of the whole spectrum of computer systems, from
embedded to high-performance computing.

Submission Deadline: January 18, 2013
Ph.D. Forum Deadline: February 8, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2013
Final Papers Due: March 15, 2013

We seek contributions on novel algorithms, computing paradigms,
computational models, application paradigms, computer architecture,
development environments, compilers, or operating environments. In
recognition of the maturation of several exciting areas at the
frontiers, this year, we are soliciting papers in thematic tracks in
addition to the general track. The topics of these tracks listed below
are suggestive and authors are invited to submit their papers in the
track that they believe matches their interests the best. In case the
authors prefer not to submit to any of the thematic tracks, they are
invited to submit their papers for review through the general
track. The program committee has identified the following tracks for
CF2013. In each track, a few key words identifying suggested topics
for research are listed below. These topics are not meant to be
exhaustive but instead, are broadly indicative of the range topics
being considered.

Thematic Tracks:

* Algorithms and Models of Computing: Approximate and Inexact, Quantum
and Probabilistic Computing, Neuromorphic Architectures
* Big Data: Analytics, Machine Learning, Search and Representation,
System Design
* System Complexity Management: Cloud Systems, Datacenters,
Computational Neuroscience, Neuromorphic and Biologically-inspired
* Computers and Society: Education, Health and Frugal Design
delivering significantly lower energy and cost, Smart Cities and
Urban Design
* Security: Architecture and Systems support for Side-channel attacks,
* Technology Scaling and Moore’s Law: Defect- and variability-tolerant
designs, Graphene and other novel materials, Inexact computing,
Nanoscale Design, Optoelectronics, coping with the Power Wall
* User Experience and Interfaces: Technology Convergence Enabling
Psychology and Neuroscience guided design

General track:

Topics in the general track can intersect with the above themes and/or
provide cutting-edge solutions in established disciplines such as:
Applications, programming and performance analysis of advanced
architectures next-generation high performance computing and systems,
Accelerators: many-core, GPU, custom, reconfigurable, embedded, and
hybrid, Virtualization and virtual machines, Compilers and operating
systems: adaptive, run-time, and auto-tuning, System management and
security, Computational aspects of intelligent systems and robotics,
Reconfigurable, autonomic, organic, and self-organizing computation
and systems, Sensors and sensor networks.

Demo Night:

We are pleased to announce that this year Computing Frontiers will
feature a special DEMO NIGHT session, to present EU and National
collaborative projects, to promote inter-project clustering and
networking, and to show demonstrations (hardware platforms, prototypes,
design frameworks, tools.). Short papers up to 3 pages, presenting the
projects, their technical challenges and the objectives of the
demonstration, are going to be included in the Computing Frontiers
proceedings. The proposals should be submitted through the conference
submission site and should include a description of the resources
required for the demo.


Authors are invited to submit full papers to the main conference and
short papers with the proposal for the demo night. Ph.D. students are
invited to submit an extended abstract for a special Ph.D. forum and
poster session.

Full papers should not exceed 10 double-column pages in standard ACM
conference format, including figures, tables, and references. Papers
will be reviewed in a double blind fashion. This means that submissions
must be anonymous. When submitting for a double blind process, authors
need to take special care in removing their names and any hints that
might reveal their identities to the reviewers.

Short papers for the demo night and extended abstracts for the Ph.D.
forum cannot exceed 3 double-column pages. If accepted, both are going
to be included in the Computing Frontiers proceedings.

As per ACM guidelines, at least one of the authors of accepted papers
is required to register for the conference.


General Chairs: Hubertus Franke, IBM, US
Alexander Heinecke, TU Muenchen, DE

Program Chairs: Krishna Palem, Rice University, US
and Nanyang Technological University, SG
Eli Upfal, Brown University, US

Workshop/Demo Chairs: Francesca Palumbo, University of Cagliari, IT
Paolo Meloni, University of Cagliari, IT

Finance Chair: Carsten Trinitis, TU Muenchen, DE
and University of Bedfordshire, UK

Scholarships Chair: Yanyong Zhang, Rutgers University, US

Poster Chair: Rui Hou, Chinese Academy of Science, CN

Local Arrangements Chairs: Claudia Di Napoli, CNR, IT
Maurizio Giordano, CNR, IT

Publicity Chairs: Gokul Kandiraju, IBM, US
Josef Weidendorfer, TU Muenchen, DE

Publication Chair: Mohamed Zahran, New York University, US

Web Chair: Karl Fuerlinger, LMU Muenchen, DE


Monica Alderighi, INAF, IT
Steven Beaty, National Center for Atmospheric Research, US
Calin Cascaval, Qualcomm Research, US
Sergio D’Angelo, INAF, IT
Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing, US
Paolo Faraboschi, HP, ES
John Feo, Pacific Northwest National Lab, US
Gearold Johnson, Colorado State Univ., US
Sally A. McKee, Chalmers Univ. of Tech., SE
Cecilia Metra, University of Bologna, IT
Viktor Prasanna, USC, US
Valentina Salapura, IBM TJ Watson, US
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY
Carsten Trinitis, TU Muenchen, DE
Oreste Villa, Pacific Northwest National Lab, US