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Call For Papers

ISPA-15 (13th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications) is a forum for presenting leading work on parallel and distributed computing and networking, including architecture, compilers, runtime systems, applications, reliability, security, parallel programming models and much more. During the symposium, scientists and engineers in both academia and industry are invited to present their work on concurrent and parallel systems (multicore, multithreaded, heterogeneous, clustered systems, distributed systems, grids, clouds, and large scale machines).

The 13th ISPA follows the tradition of previous successful ISPA conferences in the years from 2003 to 2014 in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. It will feature sessions of regular presentations, workshops, tutorials and keynote speeches. ISPA-15 is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) and the IEEE Computer Society. ISPA-15 is particularly interested in research addressing heterogeneous computing with the use of accelerators, mobile computing, approximate computing, tools and methodologies to improve the quality of parallel programming and applying generic computing approaches to networks, in particular Software Defined networking and its applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Base Technologies and Tools Track

  • Building block processors: FPGA, multicore, GPU, NoC, SoC
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Tools/environments for parallel/distributed software development
  • Novel parallel programming paradigms
  • Programming models for cloud services and applications
  • Code generation and optimization
  • Compilers for parallel computers
  • Middleware and tools
  • Scheduling and resource management
  • Performance simulations, measurement, and evaluations
  • Reliability, fault tolerance, dependability, and security

Parallel and Distributed Systems and Architectures Track

  • Cloud computing and data center technology
  • Virtualization of computing
  • Migration of computations
  • Multi-clouds environments, cloud federation, interoperability
  • Energy management and Green Computing
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Internet-Of-Things (IoT)
  • Social Networks, crowdsourcing, and P2P systems

Applications of Parallel and Distributed Processing Track

  • High-performance scientific and engineering computing
  • Grid and cluster computing
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Databases, data mining, and data management
  • Big data and business analytics
  • Scientific cloud systems and services
  • Internet computing and web services
  • Application scenarios of IoT and ubiquitous computing
  • Experience with computational, workflow and data-intensive applications
  • Software Defined Networks and its applications

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 8 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in IEEE Computer Society proceedings Format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please submit your paper at here. Authors of overlength papers with the max of 2 extra pages must pay a fee of 100€, i.e. the total length must not exceed 10 pages (8 pages for workshops).

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS Proceedings. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to high quality international journals.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 13th, 2015
Authors notification: May 31st, 2015
Camera-ready due: July 1st, 2015
Registration: July 1st, 2015

Keynotes (in alphabetical order)

  • Prof. Robert H. Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Mr. Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure, Finland
  • Mr. Lauri Oksanen, VP Research and Technology, Nokia Networks
  • Prof. Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
  • Prof. Witold Pedrycz, IEEE fellow, EiC of Information Sciences, Canada Research Chair
  • Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE fellow, IEEE Vice President on Technical Activities, EiC of IEEE Systems Journal


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Organization Committee

General Chairs

Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland
Zhiyong Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Program Chairs

Simone Campanoni, Harvard University, USA
Antonio Fernández Anta, IMDEA, Spain
Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden

Steering Committee

Steering Co-Chairs

Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Chair)
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair)

Publicity Chairs

Hsi-Ya Chang, National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC), Taiwan
Matti Hämäläinen, Digile, Finland
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Workshop Chairs

Hannu-Matti Järvinen, TUT, Finland
Peng Zhang, XUPT, China

Finance Chair

Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland

Web Chair

Jesús Llorente Santos, Aalto University, Finland

Aalto ELEC