[Developers] FW: Call For Papers - Paper Submission Deadline: June 2, 2012 (July 16-19, 2012, USA, PDPTA'12: Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing)

Mark Maunder mmaunder at iattc.org
Wed May 30 09:59:16 PDT 2012

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Subject: Call For Papers - Paper Submission Deadline: June 2, 2012 (July 16-19, 2012, USA, PDPTA'12: Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing)

           CALL FOR PAPERS - Extended Deadline: June 2, 2012

     The 2012 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
                Processing Techniques and Applications


                   July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper (max of 7 pages) for consideration.
All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings
(ISBN) and will also be made available online. Abstract submissions (1 to 2
pages) will be considered for poster presentations. The conference proceedings will be made available in printed book as well as online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/ data for each paper. The proceedings of the congress that PDPTA is part of enjoys a high number of citations; about 26,000 citations have been made (so
far) to papers published in the proceedings. The conference is co-sponsored by various associations and groups as well as centers, large labs, and institutes affiliated with University of Iowa, George Mason University, Texas A&M University, Harvard University and MIT, University of Minnesota, US national labs, and many others. Corporate sponsors include, Intel Corporation, Super Micro Computer, Inc., and others.

This announcement is ONLY for those who MISSED the opportunity to submit their papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers". Therefore, authors who have already submitted papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers"
should IGNORE this announcement. (Those who have been notified that their papers have been accepted, MUST still follow the instructions that were emailed to them; including meeting the deadlines mentioned in the notifications that were sent to them).

Please note that the conference web site refers to different deadlines; those who receive this announcement should ignore the deadlines mentioned on the web (we are not updating the deadlines on the conference web site because we would like to control the number of submissions - we can only manage a limited number of additional submissions at this late date). What appears below are the current deadlines.

June 2, 2012:       Submission of papers for evaluation
                    Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by
                    uploading them to the following general evaluation web site:
June 14, 2012:      Notification of acceptance/not-acceptance
June 22, 2012:      Registration
July 16-19, 2012:   The 2012 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
                    Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'12)

July 30, 2012:      Camera-Ready Papers Due for publication
                    (papers submitted and accepted in response to this announcement
                    will be published in the Final Edition of the proceedings which
                    will go to press soon after the conference.)

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O  Parallel/Distributed applications:
   Numerical computations/methods, neural networks and fuzzy logic,
   medicine, remote sensing, computer vision, computer graphics and
   virtual reality, parallel/distributed databases, banking,
   financial markets, high-performance computational biology, ...
O  Parallel/Distributed architectures:
   Clusters and parallel systems of various topologies, supercomputers,
   shared memory, distributed memory, general- and special-purpose
   architectures, instructional level and thread level parallelism,
   petascale and exascale systems design.
O  Networks and interconnection networks:
   Scalable networks, reconfigurable networks, routing issues,
   general-purpose network performance for distributed applications,
   network protocols, internet technology, optical interconnections and
   computing, novel network topologies, ...
O  Reliability and fault-tolerance:
   Software and hardware fault-tolerance (system- and application-level),
   fault diagnosis, fault-tolerance measurement.
O  Building block processors:
   Applications of processors that can be used as basic building blocks
   for multicomputer systems.
O  Real-time and embedded systems:
   Small-scale parallel systems for high-performance control,
   data acquisition, and analysis; configuration, routing, scheduling,
   performance guarantees, ...
O  Parallel/Distributed algorithms:
   Stability, scalability, and fault-tolerance of algorithms and data
   structures, scheduling, and load balancing. Algorithms exploiting
   clusters and general-purpose distributed and parallel systems, new
   vector/pipeline issues, shared memory, distributed memory,
   virtual memory, ...
O  Multimedia communications, systems, and applications:
   High-speed networking, multimedia architectures and protocols,
   multimedia applications, quality of service support, operating system
   and networking support, internet tools and applications, audio/video
   delivery over the internet, ...
O  Software tools and environments for parallel and distributed platforms:
   operating systems, compilers, languages, debuggers, monitoring tools,
   software engineering on parallel/distributed systems, ...
O  High-performance computing in computational science:
   intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research applications.
O  Performance evaluation and management of wireless networks
   and distributed systems.
O  FPGA, multicore, GPU, SOC and applications.
O  Ultra low power data-driven systems.
O  Performance analysis, evaluation, prediction, ...
O  Nanotechnology in HPC.
O  RAID systems.
O  High-performance mobile computation and communication.
O  Object oriented technology and related issues.
O  Petri Nets: theory, analysis, tools and applications.
O  Web-based simulation and computing (planetlab, ...) O  Grid and Cloud computing.
O  Other aspects and applications relating to HPC O  Emerging technologies


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org Submissions must be uploaded by June 2, 2012 and must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper (ie, PDPTA) as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if
accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.
Authors whose papers are ACCEPTED will be instructed to upload their papers to a particular web site for publication - the uploaded papers to the publication web site will only be checked for correct typesetting.

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; the set of proceedings that PDPTA is part of has been selected to be among the 9% - accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others.
Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, the proceedings that PDPTA was part of were included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a number of research books contracted with various publishers. These books will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.

Note that authors who submit papers in response to this announcement, will have their papers evaluated for publication consideration in the Final Edition of the conference proceedings which will go to press soon after the conference (the conference would then make the necessary arrangements to ship the printed proceedings/books to such authors). The Final Edition of the conference proceedings will be identical to earlier edition except for a number of sections/chapters appended to the proceedings/book. 22882

Submission of Poster Papers:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions that appear above. On the first page, the author should state that "This paper is being submitted as a poster for PDPTA". Poster papers (if accepted) will be published if and only if the author of the accepted poster wishes to have his/her poster published as a 2-page extended abstract.)


PDPTA conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other federated research conferences (World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing). This federated congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. The congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.  of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos available
at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of the congress is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.
The list of co-sponsors of 2012 meeting is Currently being prepared; for the 2011 list of sponsors, refer to:


The congress proceedings enjoy a high number of citations. In total, about
26,000 citations have been made (so far) to papers published in the proceedings of the federated congress. The link below contains the url's to the citation data for each track (each link is a live search and so it may take a few seconds for the data to pull up):

1. PDPTA 2012 web site:
2. To see the caliber of the past offering of worldcomp, see the 2011 congress web site:
3. The 2011 delegates photos are available at:


Any inquiries should be sent to: sc at world-comp.org


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