IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

Technical Committee on
Parallel Processing

IPDPS 2008 Call for Papers

The deadline for regular symposium paper submission has passed and is officially closed.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research in all areas of parallel and distributed processing, including the development of experimental or commercial systems. Work focusing on emerging technologies is especially welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel and distributed algorithms, focusing on issues such as: stability, scalability, and fault tolerance of distributed systems, communication and synchronization protocols, network algorithms, and scheduling and load balancing.
  • Applications of parallel and distributed computing, including web applications, peer-to-peer computing, grid computing, scientific applications, and mobile computing.
  • Parallel and distributed architectures, including shared memory, distributed memory (including petascale system designs, and architectures with instruction-level and thread-level parallelism), special-purpose models (including signal and image processors, network processors, other special purpose processors), nontraditional processor technologies, network and interconnect architecture, parallel I/O and storage systems, system design issues for low power, design for high reliability, and performance modeling and evaluation.
  • Parallel and distributed software, including parallel programming languages and compilers, runtime systems, operating systems, resource management, middleware, libraries, data mining, and programming environments and tools.

Best Papers Awards
Awards will be given for one best paper in each of the four conference technical tracks: algorithms, applications, architectures, and software. The selected papers also will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

What/Where to Submit
Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 15 single-spaced pages (one column) using 12-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the standard 1-inch margin. Authors may submit additional material as an appendix to their submission, but there is no guarantee that this material will influence the review process. Files should be submitted in PDF format. Authors must ensure that electronically submitted files are formatted for 8.5x11 inch paper.

*Authors who have web access will upload papers on the EDAS system, linked from here. Note that authors will be asked to select one of the four main tracks and one to three topics for each submission. Because the EDAS system will not accept manuscripts that exceed 15 pages, authors who wish to include appended material should send an Appendix as a pdf document with a file name that has the paper number (ipdps08-xxx-appendix) to the Program Chair at and make the subject of the email the same as the attached file name. Authors who submit appended material must include in their paper at the end of the Introduction a statement (in bold) that an Appendix has
been submitted to the Program Chair. Again, the reading of this extra material is at the discretion of the reviewers.

Authors who have e-mail access, but not web access, should contact the Program Chair at: Authors who have no electronic access (e-mail or web) should contact the Program Chair at:

Laboratoire LIP
Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France

Review of Manuscripts
All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference scope. Submitted papers may NOT have appeared in, nor be under consideration for, another conference or workshop, nor for a journal.

  • Manuscripts must be received by October 8, 2007, by 11:59pm, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. This is a final, hard deadline; to ensure fairness, no extensions will be given.
  • Notification of review decisions will be mailed by December 11, 2007 (typically electronically).
  • Camera-ready papers will be due January 28, 2008.

Program Chair
Yves Robert, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Program Vice-Chairs
Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
David Kaeli, Northeastern University, USA
Paul HJ Kelly, Imperial College London, UK

Program Committee
Jaume Abella, Intel Labs - UPC, Spain
David Abramson, Monash University, Australia
Susanne Albers, University of Freiburg, Germany
Scott Baden, UCSD USA
David A. Bader, Georgia Tech, USA
David H. Bailey, LBNL, USA
Richard Barrett, ORNL, USA
Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA
Anne Benoit, ENS Lyon, France
David Bernstein, IBM Research, Israel
Jonathan Berry, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Angelos Bilas, University of Crete, Greece
Rupak Biswas, NASA, USA
Marian Bubak, University of Krakow, Poland
Andrew Canning, NERSC, USA
Xiaojun Cao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Antonio Carzaniga, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Umit Catalyurek, Ohio State University, USA
Tien-Fu Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Edith Cohen, AT&T Research, USA
Brian Cooper, Yahoo Research, USA
Gene Cooperman, Northeastern University, USA
Patrick Crowley, Washington University, USA
Marco Danelutto, University of Pisa, Italy
Amitava Datta, University of Western Australia, Australia
Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Beniamino Di Martino, Second University of Naples, Italy
Victor Eijkhout, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Maria Eleftheriou, IBM Research, USA
Nahid Emad, Université de Versailles, France
Dick H.J Epema, T.U. Delft, NL
Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Yunsi Fei, University of Connecticut, USA
Jose Flich, Universitat Politecnica of Valencia, Spain
Pierfrancesco Foglia, University of Pisa, Italy
Karl Fuerlinger, University of Tennessee at Knoxville USA
Grigori Fursin, INRIA, France
Michael Geiger, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Omar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kanad Ghose, SUNY Binghamton, USA
Seth Gilbert, MIT and EPFL, Switzerland
David Greenberg, Institute for Defense Analysis, USA
William Gropp, ANL, USA
Torben Hagerup, University of Augsburg, Germany
Robert Harrison, ORNL, USA
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Martin Herbordt, Boston University, USA
Guillaume Huard, LIG Grenoble, France
Hillery Hunter, IBM Research, USA
Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick, UK
Emmanuel Jeannot, INRIA/LORIA Nancy, France
Chris Johnson, University of Utah, USA
Sanjay Kale, UIUC, USA
George Karypis, University of Minnesota, USA
Darren Kerbyson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA/IRISA Rennes, France
David Keyes, Columbia University, USA
Spyros Kontogiannis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dariusz Kowalski, University of Liverpool, UK
Amit Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Jaejin Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Hyunyoung Lee, University of Denver, USA
Arnaud Legrand, LIG Grenoble, France
Philip Leong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Michael Lewis, Binghamton University, USA
Jean-Yves L'Excellent, ENS Lyon, France
Jeff Linderoth, Lehigh University, USA
Calvin Lin,University of Texas at Austin, USA
Madhav Marathe, Virginia Tech, USA
Xavier Martorell, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Sally McKee, Cornell University, USA
Avi Mendelson, Intel Research, Israel
Sam Midkiff, Purdue University, USA
Tahsin M. Kurc, Ohio State University, USA
Marina Papatriantafilou, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ojas Parekh, Emory University, USA
Fabrizio Petrini, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Chiara Petrioli, Universita La Sapienza, Italy
Michael Philippsen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Andrea Pietracaprina, Università di Padova, Italy
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
Ali Pinar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Padma Raghavan, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University, USA
Alex Ramirez, UPC Barcelona, Spain
Jagannathan (Ram) Ramanujam, Louisiana State University, USA
Jared Saia, University of New Mexico, USA
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK
Joel Saltz, Ohio State University, USA
Peter Sanders, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University, Canada
Yiannakis Sazeides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Eric Schwabe, DePaul University, USA
David Skinner, NERSC, USA
Peter Sloot, University of Amsterdam, NL
Michelle Strout, Colorado State University, USA
Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria, Italy
Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Jesper Larsson Träff, NEC C&C Research Laboratories, Germany
Denis Trystram, LIG Grenoble, France
Hans Vandierendonck, Ghent University, Belgium
David Walker, Cardiff University
Yijian Wang, Network Appliance, USA
Joel Wein, Polytechnic, USA
Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M, USA
Matt Wolf, Georgia Tech, USA
Felix Wolf, Research Center Juelich , Germany
Christos Zaroliagis, CTI & University of Patras, Greece
Gang Zhou, U. Virginia, USA
Xinping Zhu, Northeastern University, USA

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