IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

Technical Committee on
Parallel Processing
IPDPS 2009 Hosted By



Submissions 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Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research in all areas of parallel and distributed processing, including the development of experimental or commercial systems.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 algorithms and data structures for parallel and 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. Papers focusing on applications using multicore and/or GPUs, or discussing scalability to the Petascale level are encouraged.
  • Parallel and distributed architectures, including architectures for instruction-level and thread-level parallelism; special-purpose architectures, including graphics processors, signal processors, network processors, media accelerators and other special purpose processors and accelerators; impact of technology on architecture; network and interconnect architectures; parallel I/O and storage systems; architecture of the memory hierarchy; power-efficient architectures; dependable architectures; and performance modeling and evaluation.
  • Parallel and distributed software, including parallel programming languages and compilers, runtime systems, operating systems, virtualization, resource management, fault tolerance, middleware, libraries, data mining, scalability, 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, single-column pages using 12-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the standard 1-inch margin. 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.  Submission procedures for uploading manuscript are available from the IPDPS Web site.  Authors who have e-mail access, but not web access, should send an e-mail message to for an automatic reply that will contain detailed instructions for submission of manuscripts. They should also contact the Program Chair at:  Authors who have no electronic access (e-mail or web) should contact the Program Chair at: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96, Goteborg, Sweden.

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 3, 2008, by 11:59 PM, 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 5, 2008 (typically electronically). Camera-ready papers will be due February 15, 2009.

IPDPS 2009 Program Committee

Per Stenstrom, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Christian Scheideler, Technical University of Munich, Germany

James ASPNES (Yale University) USA
Olivier BEAUMONT (LaBRI) France
Petra BERENBRINK (Simon Fraser University) Canada
Azzedine BOUKERCHE (University of Ottawa) Canada
Costas BUSCH (Louisiana State University) USA
Amitabh CHAUDHARY (University of Notre Dame) USA
Frank DEHNE (Carleton University) Canada
Shlomi DOLEV (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) Israel
Guy EVEN (Tel-Aviv University) Israel
Michele FLAMMINI (University of L'Aquila) Italy
Pierre FRAIGNIAUD (Universite Paris Diderot) France
Leszec GASIENIEC (University of Liverpool) UK
Riko JACOB (Technical University of Munich) Germany
Christos KAKLAMANIS (University of Patras) Greece
David KEMPE (University of Southern California) USA
Dahlia MALKHI (Microsoft Research) USA
Marios MAVRONIKOLAS (University of Cyprus) Cyprus
Ulrich MEYER (Frankfurt University) Germany
Rasmus PAGH (University of Copenhagen) Denmark
Cynthia A. PHILLIPS (Sandia National Labs) USA
Geppino PUCCI (Universita di Padova) Italy
Vijaya RAMACHANDRAN (University of Texas at Austin) USA
Andrea RICHA (Arizona State University) USA
Yves ROBERT (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon) France
Christian SCHEIDELER (Technical University of Munich) Germany
Christian SCHINDELHAUER (University of Freiburg) Germany
Ulrich SCHMID (Technical University of Vienna) Austria
Philippas TSIGAS (Chalmers University of Technology) Sweden
Roger WATTENHOFER (ETH Zurich) Switzerland
Yuanyuan YANG (State University of New York at Stony Brook) USA

Horst Simon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, USA

Ray BAIR (Argonne National Laboratory) USA
Christan BISCHOF (RWTH Aachen) Germany
Tony DRUMMOND-LEWIS (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) USA
Erik ELMROTH (Umea University) Sweden
Anne ELSTER (Norwegian University of Science & Technology) Norway
Rob FARBER (Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland) USA
Geoffrey FOX (Indiana University, Bloomington) USA
Wilfried GANSTERER (University of Vienna) Austria
Michael GARLAND (NVIDIA Corporation) USA
Brent GORDA (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) USA
John GROSH (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) USA
Dan KATZ (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) USA
Tammy KOLDA (Sandia National Laboratory) USA
David KONERDING (Google) USA
Doug KOTHE (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) USA
Bob LUCAS (ISI, Univeristy of Southern California) USA
Michael MASCAGNI (Florida State University) USA
Kenichi MIURA (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo) Japan
Wolfgang NAGEL (TU Dresden, Germany) Germany
Kwang Jin OH (KISTI) S. Korea
Padma RAGHAVAN (The Pennsylvania State University) USA
Sonia SACHS (IBM Almaden Research Center) USA
Subhash SAINI (NASA Ames Research Center) USA
Thomas SCHULTHESS (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) USA
Horst SIMON (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) USA
Heinz STOCKINGER (Swiss Insititute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne) Switzerland
Sameer TILAK (University of California, San Diego) USA
Gregor VON LASZEWKSKI (Rochester Institute of Technology) USA
John WU (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) USA

Antonio Gonzalez, Intel and Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain and Grigorios Magklis, Intel Corp., Spain

Manuel ACACIO (University of Murcia) Spain
Ricardo BIANCHINI (Rutgers University) USA
Angelos BILAS (FORTH) Greece
David BROOKS (Harvard University) USA
Mats BRORSSON (KTH) Sweden
Ramon CANAL (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) Spain
Fred CHONG (University of California at Santa Barbara) USA
Chita DAS (Penn State University) USA
Babak FALSAFI (EPFL) Switzerland
Jose FLICH (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia) Spain
Maria Jesus GARZARAN (Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) USA
Antonio GONZALEZ (Intel Barcelona Research Lab and UPC) Spain
Canturk ISCI (VMware) USA
Lizy JOHN (The University of Texas at Austin) USA
David KAELI (Northeastern Univeristy) USA
Grigorios MAGKLIS (Intel) Spain
Yousif MAZIN, Avirtec, USA
Milos PRVULOVIC (Georgia Institute of Technology) USA
Yanos SAZEIDES (University of Cyprus) Cyprus
Cliff YOUNG (D.E. Shaw) USA

SOFTWARE Vice Chair:
Frank Mueller, North Carolina State University, USA

Kirk CAMERON (Virginia Tech University) USA
Jack DONGARRA (University of Tennessee) USA
Vincent FREEH (North Carolina State University) USA
Michael GERNDT (Technical University Munich) Germany
Helen GU (North Carolina State University) USA
Anne-Marie KERMARREC (INRIA-Rennes) France
Box (Chokchai) LEANGSUKSUN (Louisiana Tech University) USA
Andrew LUMSDAINE (Indiana University) USA
Xiaosong MA (North Carolina State University) USA
Barton MILLER (University of Wisconsin) USA
Jose MOREIRA (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) USA
Frank MUELLER (North Carolina State University) USA
D.K. PANDA (The Ohio State University) USA
Fabrizio PETRINI (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) USA
Keshav PINGALI (University of Texas at Austin) USA
Ponnuswamy SADAYAPPAN (Ohio State University) USA
Martin SCHULZ (Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab) USA
Karsten SCHWAN (Georgia Inst. of Tech.) USA
Stephen SCOTT (Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab) USA
Sudharshan VAZHKUDAI (Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab) USA
Christoph VON PRAUN (Fachhochschule Nuremberg) Germany
Felix WOLF (Forschungszentrum Juelich) Germany


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