PPAM 2009

Wroclaw, Poland,
September 13-16, 2009

The PPAM 2009 conference, eighth in a series, will cover topics in parallel and distributed processing, including theory and applications, as well as applied mathematics. The focus will be on models, algorithms, and software tools which facilitate efficient and convenient utilization of modern parallel and distributed computing architectures, as well as on large-scale applications.

PPAM is a biennial conference started in 1994, with the proceedings published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Next year the conference will take place in Wroclaw, the thousand-year old city conveniently located in southwestern Poland, rival of Moscow and Shanghai in the bid to host the EXPO 2010 world exhibition, the third largest academic centre in Poland.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited) to:

  • Parallel/distributed and grid architectures, enabling technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Multi-core and many-core parallel computing
  • Cluster computing
  • Parallel/distributed algorithms
  • Scheduling, mapping, load balancing
  • Performance analysis and prediction
  • Parallel/distributed/grid programming
  • Tools and environments for parallel/distributed computing
  • Security and dependability in parallel/distributed environments
  • HPC numerical linear algebra
  • Methods of solving differential equations
  • Evolutionary computing, meta-heuristics and neural networks
  • Interval analysis
  • Computer methods in mechanics, material processing, biology and medicine, physics, chemistry, business, environmental modeling, etc.
  • Applications of parallel/distributed computing
  • Methods and tools for parallel solution of large-scale problems

Keynote speakers (tentative list)

  • Srinivas Aluru - Iowa State University, USA
  • Dominik Behr - AMD, USA
  • Ewa Deelman - University of Southern California, USA
  • Jack Dongarra - University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
  • Iain Duff - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
  • Anne C. Elster - NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Wolfgang Gentzsch - The DEISA Project
  • Naga Govindaraju - Microsoft, USA
  • Michael Gschwind - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Fred Gustavson - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Simon Holland - Intel, UK
  • Vladik Kreinovich - University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Magnus Peterson - Synective Labs, Sweeden
  • Andreas Schadschneider, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Michael Schreckenberg, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Boleslaw K. Szymanski - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Jerzy Wasniewski - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Tutorials (preliminary list)

  1. "GPU Programming", Robert Strzodka team
  2. "FPGA Programming for Scientific Computing", Magnus Peterson team
  3. "Programming the Cell Broadband Engine", IBM

The first day of PPAM 2009 is reserved for tutorials.

Workshops, minisymposia, special sessions (preliminary list)

The conference organizers will consider further proposals, if submitted by February 1, 2009.

Paper submission and publication

Original papers are invited for the conference. Authors should submit full papers (draft version, PDF file, together with abstract) to the conference office before April 10, 2009. Regular papers are not to exceed 10 pages (LNCS style). Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the conference topics. Abstracts of accepted papers will be available during the conference in form of a brochure. Only papers presented at PPAM 2009 will be included into the proceedings, which is planned to be published after the conference by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required by October 31, 2009.

Journal special issues

The authors of the best papers selected by the Program Committee will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to special issues of the Scientific Programming journal, Scalable Computing Practice and Experience electronic journal.

Best poster award

A Best Poster Award will be given to the author(s) of the poster presented during the poster session that will receive the best evaluation from the members of the Program Committee.

Conference office

PPAM 2009
Institute of Computer & Information Sciences
Czestochowa University of Technology
Dabrowskiego 73, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
Phone: +48 668 476 840
Fax: +48 34 3250 589
e-mail: roman@icis.pcz.pl
www: http://ppam.pl/

Important dates

Submission of Papers: April 10, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: Oct. 31, 2009
Roman WyrzykowskiCzestochowa University of Technology, Poland
e-mail: roman@icis.pcz.pl
Phone: +48 668 476 840
Boleslaw SzymanskiRensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY, USA