Call for Papers:

Conference on Network and Parallel Computing

Final Submission Deadline
April 15, 2019

The 16th Annual IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC)
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China
August 22-24,2019

Paper submissions due: May 15, 2019, AOE
Results notification: July 1, 2019
Camera-ready version: July 15, 2019

High Performance Computing and Big Data are two main areas where NPC 2019 will provide a dynamic forum to explore, discuss and debate state-of-the-art technology issues and challenges. Authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of high-performance computing and big data.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
1) Parallel and distributed applications and algorithms 
– Parallel and distributed issues and opportunities on artificial intelligence application.
– Parallel algorithms for computational and data-enabled scientific, engineering, biological and medical applications.
– Parallel algorithms for accelerators, neuromorphic architectures, and other emerging architectures.
2) Parallel and distributed architectures and systems 
– Emerging architectures and systems at all scales, from embedded to cloud.
– Systems for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale.
– Power-efficient and green computing systems.
– Neuromorphic architectures and cognitive computing accelerators.
– Heterogeneous multicore architectures and accelerators.
– In-Memory and near-data computing.
– Network and interconnect architectures.
– Storage systems in novel big data architectures.
3) Parallel and distributed software environments and tools 
– Programming models and compilation for existing and emerging platforms.
– Dataflow programming models, frameworks, languages and environments for data-enabled platforms.
– Virtualization of machines, networks, and storage.
– I/O, file systems, and data management.
– Resource management, scheduling, and load balancing.

Authors should submit the full version of the paper May 15, 2019, AOE. The full version should be a PDF file following the submission guidelines that will be made available at the submission website. Papers should be submitted for blind review. New-idea papers as well as papers that significantly advance established areas are strongly encouraged. Submission issues should be directed to program chairs, Pradip Bose and Quan Chen. We will publish top papers from NPC 2019 in a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP), and the proceedings will be published as part of Springer LNCS.

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and experience are solicited. Papers must not exceed 12 pages in LNCS format. All paper submissions will be handled electronically via EasyChair:

General Co-Chairs:
Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California Irvine, USA
Weimin Zheng, Tsinghua University, China
Program Co-Chairs:
Pradip Bose, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Quan Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Publicity Co-Chairs:
Takatsugu Ono, Kyushu University, Japan
Stéphane Zuckerman, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
Karthik V Swaminathan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Web Chair:
Zijun Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Steering Committee:
Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing, USA (Chair)
Hai Jin, HUST, China (Vice Chair)
Chen Ding, University of Rochester, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Guangrong Gao, University of Delaware, USA
Jean-Luc Gaudiot, UCI, USA
Tony Hey, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
Guojie Li, ICT, China
Yoichi Muraoka, Waseda University, Japan
Viktor Prasanna, USC, USA
Daniel Reed, University of Iowa, USA
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Ninghui Sun, ICT, China
Zhiwei Xu, ICT, China