Computing Frontiers 2016

Final Submission Deadline
January 15, 2016

Submitted by Jianbo Dong

ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2016 (CF’16)
Como, Italy
May 16 – 18, 2016
Submissions deadline: January 15, 2016
Notification: March 11, 2016
Camera-Copy Papers Due: March 25, 2016

Computing Frontiers is a gathering for people to share and discuss such work,
and it focuses on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies and radically new
solutions relevant to the development of a spectrum of computer systems, from
embedded devices to supercomputers and data centers.

We seek contributions that push the envelope in a wide range of computing
topics, 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

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

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

– 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, accelerators, PCM’s, novel memory architectures, mobile devices

– Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems: design space exploration, ultra-low
power designs, energy scavenging, reactive and realtime systems, reconfigurable
and self-aware systems, sensor networks, internet of things, wearables

– Big Data Analytics: high performance data analytics, machine and deep
learning, data search and representation, architecture and system design

– Large-scale system design: homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures,
runtimes, networking technologies and protocols, Cloud and Grid systems,
datacenters, exa-scale computing, power- and energy management

– Compiler technologies: novel techniques to push the envelope on new
technologies, applications, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain
specific languages, advanced analysis, high-level synthesis

– Security: methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against
malicious code, real-time implementation of security algorithms and protocols,
quantum and post-quantum cryptography, advanced persistent threats, cyber and
physical attacks and countermeasures

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

– Interdisciplinary Applications: applications that bridge multiple disciplines
in interesting ways

Computing Frontiers 2016 also encourages position papers, trend
papers, and poster submissions on topics of interest.

Authors are invited to submit full papers, position papers, trend papers, and
poster abstracts to the main conference. Papers must be submitted through the
conference paper submission site. Authors will declare in advance to which
category they are submitting through the submission site.
Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cf16

Full papers are allowed up to eight (8) double-column pages in standard ACM
conference format. Authors, however, will be able to buy up to two (2) extra
pages at 100 Euro per page. Position and trend papers should be at least two
(2) pages and not exceed four (4) pages in the same format. Poster abstracts
should be at least two (2) pages and not exceed four (4) 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 (and cite your own work in the third person). Authors of
interesting work not mature enough for an oral presentation may be offered the
option of presenting their work as posters.

Position papers, trend papers, and 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 in special issues of IJPP or PARCO.

As per ACM guidelines, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to
register for the conference.

General Chairs:
Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Program Chairs:
Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
Hubertus Franke, IBM Research, US

Finance Chair:
Peter Zinterhof, University of Salzburg, AT

Local Arrangements Chair:
Vittorio Zaccaria, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Workshop Chairs:
Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
Francesco Regazzoni, ALARI, CH

Publications Chair:
Carlo Galuzzi, Maastricht University, NL

Publicity Chairs:
Maurizio Palesi, KORE University, IT
Jianbo Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN

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, Maxeler, GB
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 Sassari, IT
Valentina Salapura, IBM, US
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY
Carsten Trinitis, Technische Universität München, DE
Eli Upfal, Brown University, US
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE