First Merged Symposium IPPS/SPDP 1998 12th International Parallel Processing Symposium & 9th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing

March 30 - April 3, 1998
Delta Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida - USA

Sponsored by:
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing In cooperation with: ACM SIGARCH

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION In 1998, the Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (SPDP) will join the International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS) to hold a combined event referred to as IPPS/SPDP 1998. It will follow the format of previous IPPS meetings. With continued sponsorship from the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, the symposium remains the committee's primary forum for engineers and scientists from around the world to present their latest research findings in the field. In addition to technical sessions of submitted paper presentations and addresses by invited speakers, IPPS/SPDP 1998 will offer panels, workshops, tutorials, an industrial track, and commercial exhibits. GENERAL CO-CHAIRS Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California {ipps98 or spdp98} Behrooz Shirazi, University of Texas at Arlington {ipps98 or spdp98} CALL FOR PAPERS Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that demonstrate original unpublished research in all areas of parallel processing including development of experimental or commercial systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Parallel Architectures - Memory Hierarchies - Parallel Algorithms - Scientific Computing - Parallel Languages - Signal & Image Processing Systems - Applications of Parallel and Distributed Computing - Interconnection Networks and Implementation Technologies - Programming Environments - Parallelizing Compilers - Special Purpose Processors - VLSI Systems - Performance Modeling/Evaluation To submit an original research paper, send your complete manuscript (not to exceed 15 single-spaced pages of text using 12 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch pages) to the Program Chair. References, figures, tables, etc. may be included in addition to the fifteen pages of text. Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to {ipps98 or spdp98} Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable postscript file containing the following header information in ASCII form: title, author name(s), abstract, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers. The header (in ASCII) should be followed by the postscript version of the complete manuscript (including title, author's name, affiliation, and abstract). Authors should submit a correct PostScript (level 2) file of their paper to be considered and make sure that the PostScript file will print on a PostScript printer that uses 8.5 x 11 inch size (letter size) paper. All manuscripts will be reviewed. Manuscripts must be received by September 19, 1997. Submissions received after the due date or exceeding the length limit may not be considered. Notification of review decisions will be mailed by December 12, 1997. Camera-ready papers are due January 20, 1998. Proceedings will be available at the Symposium. Fax submissions will not be considered. Hard copy submissions are also permitted and, like electronic submissions, must be received by September 19, 1997. Send six copies of the manuscript to: PROGRAM CHAIR Sartaj Sahni CIS Dept., CSE 301 University of Florida - Gainsville, FL 32611 USA Vox +1 352-392-1527 Fax +1 352-392-1220 PROGRAM VICE-CHAIRS ALGORITHMS Oscar Ibarra, University of California at Santa Barbara APPLICATIONS Paul Messina, California Institute of Technology ARCHITECTURE Lionel Ni, Michigan State University SOFTWARE David Padua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PROGRAM COMMITTEE Dharma P. Agrawal, North Carolina State University Rajive Bagrodia, University of California at Los Angeles Henri E. Bal, Vrije University, Netherlands Prithviraj Banerjee, Northwestern University Silvano Barros, University of London Laxmi Bhuyan, Texas A&M University Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck, California Institute of Technology Wen-Tsuen Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Yookun Cho, Seoul National University, Korea Dave Curkendall, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Robert Cypher, Johns Hopkins University Sajal Das, University of North Texas Tim Davis, University of Florida Andre DeHon, University of California at Berkeley Hossam ElGindy, University of Newcastle, Australia William J. Feiereisen, NASA Ames Research Center Robert Ferraro, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Afonso Ferreira, CNRS, LIP-ENS, France K. Gopinath, Indian Institute of Science, India Thomas Gross, Carnegie Mellon University John Gustafson, Ames Laboratory Reiner Hartenstein, Universitaet Kaiserslautern Debra Hensgen, Naval Postgraduate School Joseph Ja' Ja', University of Maryland Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota Richard Linderman, Rome Laboratory Evangelos P. Markatos, ICS-FORTH, Greece Kathryn S. McKinley, University of Massachusetts Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center David Nassimi, New Jersey Institute of Technology Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University Michael A. Palis, Rutgers University Keshav Pingali, Cornell University Timothy Mark Pinkston, University of Southern California Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Florida Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida Arnold L. Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts Larry Rudolph, Massachusetts Institute of Technology P. Sadayappan, Ohio State University Ambuj Singh, University of California at Santa Barbara Jaswinder Pal Singh, Princeton University Arun Somani, University of Washington Sang Son, University of Virginia Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboratory Kenji Toda, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan Josep Torrellas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chau-Wen Tseng, University of Maryland Mateo Valero, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain C. Eric Wu, IBM Watson Research Center Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Institute of Technology Tao Yang, University of California at Santa Barbara Kathy Yelick, University of California at Berkeley Chung-Kwong Yuen, National University of Singapore, Singapore WORKSHOPS To be held on the first and last days of the symposium, workshops are an opportunity to explore special topics. Individuals and/or special interest groups are encouraged to submit proposals which cover a particular topic in the field. Send a one page proposal to the Workshop Chair by August 15, 1997. Josť D.P. Rolim, IPPS/SPDP 1998 Workshops Chair Universite de Geneve - Centre Universitaire d'Informatique CH 1211 Geneve 4 - Switzerland Vox +41 22 705 7646 Fax +41 22 705 7780 Workshops already planned for 1998 include: * Heterogeneous Computing Workshop * Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems * Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop * Workshop on Randomized Parallel Computing * Workshop on Embedded HPC Systems and Applications * Workshop on Parallel Processing and Multimedia * Workshop on Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems in Parallel * Workshop on Run-Time Systems for Parallel Programming * Workshop on High-Level Parallel Programming Models and Supportive Environments * Workshop on Distributed Data and Structures * Workshop on Interconnection Networks and Communication Algorithms * Workshop on Personal Computer based Networks Of Workstations * Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing * Workshop on Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems * Workshop on Optics and Computer Science * Workshop on Formal Methods for Parallel Programming: Theory and Applications * Workshop on Biologically Inspired Solutions to Parallel Processing Problems For more information on workshops, visit the IPPS home page. INDUSTRIAL TRACK/COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS The Industrial Track consists of original technical papers from participating companies. Topics may include descriptions, comparisons, or evaluations of the design, implementation, or performance of an existing commercial system. Commercial Exhibits allow vendors to display their products in an informal walk-up-and-talk setting. For details and to make sure your company is on the IPPS mailing list, contact the Industrial-Commercial Chair John K. Antonio by October 31, 1997. John K. Antonio, IPPS/SPDP 1998 Industrial-Commercial Chair Department of Computer Science Texas Tech University, Box 43104 - Lubbock, TX 79409-3104 USA Vox +1 806-742-3527 Fax +1 806-742-3519 Email: TUTORIALS Proposals are solicited for organizing full or half-day tutorials to be held on the first day of the symposium. Interested individuals should submit a proposal by October 15, 1997 to the Tutorials Chair D.K. Panda ( It should include a brief description of intended audience, lecture outline and vita(e) for lecturer(s). Prof. D. K. Panda Dept. of Computer and Information Science Dreese Lab 785 The Ohio State University Columbus, OH-43210 USA Vox: +1 (614) 292-5199 Fax: +1 (614) 292-2911 Email: ORGANIZATION SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California Behrooz Shirazi, University of Texas at Arlington PROGRAM CHAIR Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIR George Westrom, Odetics, Inc. & FSEA WORKSHOPS CHAIR Josť D.P. Rolim, University of Geneva INDUSTRIAL-COMMERCIAL CHAIR John K. Antonio, Texas Tech University TUTORIALS CHAIR D.K. Panda, Ohio State University PROCEEDINGS CHAIR Matt Mutka, Michigan State University FINANCE CHAIR Bill Pitts, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR Susamma Barua, California State University, Fullerton PUBLICITY CHAIR Sally Jelinek, Electronic Design Associates, Inc. PUBLICITY COORDINATORS Asia Alexey Kalinov, Russian Academy of Sciences Australia/ New Zealand Albert Zomaya, University of Western Australia Far East Yu-Chee Tseng, National Central University, Taiwan North America Dan Watson, Utah State University South America Nelson Maculan, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Western Europe/Africa Afonso Ferreira, CNRS, LIP-ENS Lyon, France STEERING COMMITTEE K. Mani Chandy, California Institute of Technology Ali R. Hurson, Pennsylvania State University Joseph Ja'Ja', University of Maryland F. Tom Leighton, MIT Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida Behrooz Shirazi, University of Texas at Arlington H.J. Siegel, Purdue University Hal Sudborough, University of Texas at Dallas George Westrom, Odetics, Inc. & FSEA ADVISORY COMMITTEE Said Bettayeb, University of South Alabama (USA) Michel Cosnard, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France) Michael J. Flynn, Stanford University (USA) Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, University of Paderborn (Germany) Louis O. Hertzberger, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) Richard Karp, University of Washington (USA) Jan van Leeuwen, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) Kurt Mehlhorn, Max Planck Institute (Germany) Gary Miller, Carnegie Mellon University (USA) Juerg Nievergelt, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) Charles L. Seitz, Myricom, Inc. (USA) Ioannis Tollis, University of Texas, Dallas (USA) Leslie Valiant, Harvard University (USA) Paolo Zanella, E.B.I., Cambridge (UK) LOCATION IPPS/SPDP 1998 will take place in Orlando, Florida, the home of Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, and the Kennedy Space Center. The assortment of recreational facilities and discount rates at the Delta Orlando Resort make it exceptionally family friendly. This setting was chosen to help launch the new IPPS/SPDP partnership under conditions which promote work and play and welcome tag-along family and friends. In this spirit, the expanded Steering Committee and General Co-Chairs issue this invitation to join this new venture with an agenda of established events. DEADLINES IPPS/SPDP 1998 - IMPORTANT DATES 19 September 1997 ..... Manuscripts Due Extended to 26 September 1997 12 December 1997 ..... Review Decisions Mailed 20 January 1998 ..... Print Ready Paper Due 15 August 1997 ..... Workshop Proposals Due 15 October 1997 ..... Tutorial Proposals Due 31 October 1997 ..... Commercial Exhibit Registration