Computing Frontiers 2015

Final Submission Deadline
January 16, 2015

Submitted by Kaoutar El Maghraoui

ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2015 (CF’15)
Ischia, Italy
May 18 – 21, 2015
Computing Frontiers represents an engaged, collaborative community
of researchers who are excited about transformational technologies
in the field of computing. We are presently on the cusp of several
revolutions, including new memory technologies, networking
technologies, algorithms for handling large-scale data, power-saving
and energy-efficient solutions for data centers, systems solutions
for cloud computing, new application domains that affect every day
life and many, many more. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art
and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing frontiers that
must be pushed forward to advance science, engineering, and
information technology. Before revolutionary materials, devices,
and systems enter the mainstream, early research must be performed
using far-reaching projections of the future state of technologies.

Computing Frontiers is a gathering for people to share and discuss
such work, focusing 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

This year we are adding Industry Sessions and Workshops that focus
on special topics. These sessions should have a special computing
frontiers focus and can run between 1/2 and a full day.

Workshop / Industry Sessions Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2014
(Extended from October 3, 2014)
Submissions deadline: January 16, 2015
Notification: February 20, 2015
Camera-Copy Papers Due: March 20, 2015

We seek contributions that push the envelope in a wide range of
computing topics, ranging from more traditional research in
architecture and systems to new technologies and devices. We seek
contributions on novel computing paradigms, computational models,
algorithms, application paradigms, development environments,
compilers, operating environments, computer architecture, hardware
substrates, memory technologies and smarter life applications. We
are also interested in emerging fields that may not fit within
traditional categories.

– Algorithms and Models of Computing
approximate and inexact computing, quantum and probabilistic

– Biological Computing Models
brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience,
biologically-inspired architectures

– Big Data
analytics, machine learning, search and representation, system

– System Complexity Management
cloud systems, datacenters, exa-scale computing

– Computers and Society
education, health and cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities,
emerging markets

– Security
architecture and systems support for protection against malicious

– Limits on Technology Scaling and Moore’s Law
defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other
novel materials, nanoscale design, optoelectronics, dark silicon

– Uses of Technology Scaling
3D stacked technology, challenges of manycore designs,
PCM’s, novel memory architectures, mobile devices

– Compiler technologies
novel techniques to push the envelope on new technologies,
applications, hardware/software integrated solutions, advanced

– Networking
technology and protocols, bandwidth management, social networks,
internet of things

– Interdisciplinary Applications
applications that bridge multiple disciplines in interesting ways

– Position Papers, Trend Papers and Crazy Ideas

– Industry Sessions and Workshops
Sessions should have a special computing frontiers focus and can
run between 1/2 and full day. Proposals for Industry Sessions and
Workshops should be sent by e-mail to fpalumbo (AT) uniss.it by
filling out the form that can be found on the Computing Frontiers

Authors are invited to submit full papers or posters to the main
conference. Full papers and poster abstracts must be submitted
through the conference paper submission site. Full papers should
not exceed 8 double-column pages in standard ACM conference format.
Poster abstracts should not exceed two pages in the same format.
These limits include figures, tables, and references. Our review
process is double-blind. Thus, please remove all identifying
information from the paper submission (also if citing own work).
Abstracts for accepted posters will be published in the proceedings
and in the ACM Digital Library (note that authors of these works
retain their copyright rights to publish more complete versions
later). The best papers from the Computer Frontiers Conference and
Workshops will be invited to be published in special issues of IJPP
or PARCO. As per ACM guidelines, at least one of the authors of
accepted papers is required to register for the conference. Industry
Session and Workshop proposals should be submitted to
fpalumbo (AT) uniss.it by filling out the form that can be found
on the Computing Frontiers website.

General Chairs:
Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
Valentina Salapura, IBM, USA

Program Chairs:
Hubertus Franke, IBM Research, USA
Rui Hou, Institute for Computing Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC

Finance Chair:
Jens Breitbart, TU Munich, DE

Local Arrangements Chair:
Silvia Rossi, Universite degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, IT

Poster Chair:
Alexander Heinecke, Intel Parallel Computing Lab, US

Publicity Chairs:
Kun Wang, Microsoft, PRC
Raymond Namyst, University of Bordeaux, FR

Publication Chair:
Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, US

Web Chair:
Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

Steering Committee:
Monica Alderighi, INAF, IT
Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
Hubertus Franke, IBM, US
Diana Franklin, University of California at Santa Barbara, US
Georgi Gaydadijev, Chalmers University, SE
Alexander Heinecke, Intel Parallel Computing Lab, US
Paul Kelly, Imperial College, GB
Sally A. McKee, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Krishna Palem, Rice University, US / Nanyang Technological University, SG
Francesca Palumbo, University of Cagliari, IT
Valentina Salapura, IBM, US
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY
Carsten Trinitis, TU Munich, DE
Eli Upfal, Brown University, US
Josef Weidendorfer, TU Munich, DE