IPPS/SPDP '99 ORGANIZATION


IPPS/SPDP'99 MARKS SECOND YEAR OF MERGER
In the refreshing Caribbean atmosphere of historic Puerto Rico, we will mark the 2nd anniversary of the merger of the International Parallel Processing Symposium and the Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing. This event reaffirms the value of joining forces to provide an international forum for engineers and scientists to present their latest research findings in the fields of parallel processing and distributed computing. To solidify this union we will prepare sfor the year 2000 by establishing a singular identity to be announced at IPPS/SPDP'99.



GENERAL CO-CHAIRS
Josť Rolim, University of Geneva
Charles Weems, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

GENERAL VICE-CHAIR
John K. Antonio, Texas Tech University

PROGRAM CHAIR
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University

PROGRAM VICE-CHAIRS
ALGORITHMS: Gianfranco Bilardi, Universita` di Padova and University of Illinois at Chicago
APPLICATIONS: George Cybenko, Dartmouth College
ARCHITECTURE: Jaswinder Pal Singh, Princeton University
SOFTWARE: Fran Berman, University of California at San Diego

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Sarita Adve, Rice University
Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ricardo Bianchini, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Danny Z. Chen, University of Notre Dame
Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University
Jan Cuny, University of Oregon
Frank Dehne, Carleton University
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
Josť Duato, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Sandhya Dwarkadas, University of Rochester
Afonso Ferreira, CNRS-I3S-INRIA, France
Eli Gafni, University of California at Los Angeles
Al Geist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mary Hall, ISI/University of Southern California
Martin Herbordt, University of Houston
Charles Holland, DOD HPC Modernization Program
Yousuff Hussaini, Florida State University
Oscar Ibarra, University of California at Santa Barbara
Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University
Israel Koren, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
John Kubiatowicz, University of California at Berkeley
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota
Jan van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Zhiyuan Li, Purdue University
Calvin Lin, University of Texas at Austin
David Martinez, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Ernst Mayr, TU Munich, Germany
Jill Mesirov, Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research
Yoichi Muraoka, Waseda University, Japan
Franco P. Preparata, Brown University
Alexander Reinefeld, Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, Germany
Arnold L. Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida
Ahmed Sameh, Purdue University
Assaf Schuster, Technion, Israel
Eric Schwabe, Northwestern University
Vaidy Sunderam, Emory University
Lonnie Welch, University of Texas at Arlington
Harry Wijshoff, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

TUTORIALS CHAIR
Matt W. Mutka, Michigan State University
PROCEEDINGS CHAIR
Ramesh Sitaraman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
FINANCE CHAIR
Bill Pitts, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Susamma Barua, California State University, Fullerton
PRODUCTION CHAIR
Sally Jelinek, Electronic Design Associates, Inc.
PUBLICITY CHAIR
David A. Bader, University of New Mexico
PUBLICITY COORDINATORS
ASIA/EASTERN EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST: R. Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: Albert Zomaya, University of Western Australia
FAR EAST: Ishfaq Ahmad, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
NORTH AMERICA: Robert D. Blumofe, University of Texas at Austin
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA: Nelson Maculan, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
WESTERN EUROPE/AFRICA: Rudolf G. Hackenberg, Technische Universitaet Muenchen


STEERING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California
George Westrom, Odetics, Inc. & FSEA

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
Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida
Behrooz Shirazi, University of Texas at Arlington
H.J. Siegel, Purdue University
Hal Sudborough, University of Texas at Dallas

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Said Bettayeb, University of South Alabama
Michel Cosnard, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
Michael J. Flynn, Stanford University
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, University of Paderborn, Germany
Louis O. Hertzberger, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Richard Karp, University of Washington
Jan van Leeuwen, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Kurt Mehlhorn, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Gary Miller, Carnegie Mellon University
Juerg Nievergelt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Charles L. Seitz, Myricom, Inc.
Ioannis Tollis, University of Texas, Dallas
Leslie Valiant, Harvard University
Paolo Zanella, E.B.I., Cambridge, UK

SPONSORSHIP
IPPS/SPDP'99 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing and is held in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture & Technical Committee on Distributed Processing. Companies and organizations listed on the inside cover are providing commercial support. Some workshops have additional sponsorship as listed.