Call for Papers:

Computing Frontiers 2018

Final Submission Deadline
March 7, 2018

ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
Ischia, Italy
May 8-10, 2018

Submissions deadline: January 21, 2018
Notification: March 7, 2018
Camera-ready papers due: March 31, 2018

Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, collaborative community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific breakthroughs that transform society. Technology is experiencing revolutions in memory devices and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and energy efficiency, systems portability/wearability, to name but a few areas. New application domains that affect everyday life are emerging, especially in the era of highly interconnected and collaborative cyber-physical systems. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the frontiers that mark the advances of science, engineering, and information technology.

Early research that envisions future technologies provides the bases that allow novel materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertises and backgrounds enables revolutionary scientific breakthroughs that lead to innovative solutions over a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and data centers.

We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide range of topics, including novel computing paradigms, computational models, algorithms, application paradigms, development environments, compilers, operating environments, computer architecture, hardware substrates, memory technologies, and smarter life applications:

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

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

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

– Uses of Technology Scaling: 3D stacked technology, challenges of many-core designs, accelerators, PCM’s, novel memory architectures, dealing with manufacturing variability, and mobile devices

– Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems: Design space exploration, modeling and development frameworks for interconnected systems and CPS and CPSoS, ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging, reactive and real-time systems, reconfigurable and self-aware systems, robotics, sensor networks and internet of things, and architectural innovation for wearable computing

– Big Data Analytics: High performance data analytics, data search and representation, architecture, and system design

– Machine and Deep Learning: innovative algorithms, innovative architectures, and neuromorphic approaches

– Large-Scale System Design: Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking technologies and protocols, power- and energy-management for cloud and grid systems, data centers, and exa-scale computing

– Fault tolerance and resilience: solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems, and hardware and software approaches to cope with adverse environments such as space

– Compiler Technologies: Advanced/novel analyses, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain-specific languages, and high-level synthesis

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

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

– Interdisciplinary Applications: Applications bridging multiple disciplines in interesting ways

We also strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit into traditional categories — if in doubt, please contact the PC co-chairs by email.

Authors are invited to submit full or short papers to the main conference. Papers must be submitted through the conference submission website. Authors must declare in advance to which category they are submitting.

Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) double-column pages in ACM conference format with an option for authors to buy up to 2 extra pages after acceptance. Short paper submissions should be at least two (2) pages and not more than four (4) pages in the same format. These limits include figures, tables, and references. Our review process is double-blind: please remove all identifying information from the paper submission (and cite your own work in the third person). Short papers may cover on-going research that is seeking for early feedback and will be presented at the conference as oral presentation in a dedicated slot and in a poster session.

Submission website:

Both full and short papers will be published in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of selected best papers will be invited to contribute with an extension of their work in a Special Issue of JSPS.

General Co-Chairs:
David Kaeli, Northeastern University, US
Miquel Pericas, Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Program Co-Chairs:
Miquel Moreto, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ES
Josef Weidendorfer, Technical University of Munich, DE

Short Paper/Poster Chair:
Ruben Salvador, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ES

Workshops Co-Chairs:
Jose L. Abellan, Catholic University of Murcia, ES
Diana Goehringer, TU Dresden, DE

Industrial Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Augusto Vega, IBM Research, US
Jian Li, Huawei, US
John Kim, KAIST, KR
Chris Adeniyi-Jones, ARM, UK

Industry/Special Session Chair:
Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US

Finance Chair:
Peter Zinterhof, University of Salzburg, AT

Registration Chair:
Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, Naples, IT

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Silvia Rossi, Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli
Federico II, Naples, IT
Laura Antonelli, ICAR-CNR, Naples, IT

Publicity Chairs:
Jose Cano, University of Edinburgh, UK
Elvira Teran, Intel Labs, US
Kenjiro Taura, University of Tokyo, JP

Publications Chair:
Carlo Galuzzi, Maastricht University, NL

Web Chair:
Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

Student Travel Grants Chair:
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY and Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Steering Committee:
Monica Alderighi, INAF, IT
John Feo, PNNL, US
Hubertus Franke, New York University / IBM Research, US
Alexander Heinecke, Intel Parallel Computing Lab, US
Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK
Sally A. McKee, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
Gianluca Palermo, Politechnico di Milano, IT
Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY and Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, DE
Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
Josef Weidendorfer, Technical University of Munich, DE