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Call for papers


PPAM 2013


Warsaw, Poland,
September 8-11, 2013

The PPAM 2013 conference, tenth 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 by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences series. The PPAM Proccedings are indexed in main databases such as Web of Science, SciVerse Scopus, and DBLP. In particular, all the Proceedings of PPAM conferences published in the Springer LNCS series, including the last PPAM 2011 Conference, are covered by the Web of Science in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science database.

The jubilee PPAM conference will take place in Warsaw, the capital and largest city of Poland, a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central Europe, known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived many wars throughout its history.

The PPAM 2013 conference is organized by Czestochowa University of Technology:

  • under the patronage of the Committee of Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • in-cooperation with Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel/distributed architectures, enabling technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Multi-core and many-core parallel computing
  • GPU computing
  • Heterogeneous/hybrid computing and accelerators
  • Cluster computing
  • Parallel/distributed algorithms: numerical and non-numerical
  • Scheduling, mapping, load balancing
  • Performance analysis and prediction
  • Performance issues on various types of parallel systems
  • Autotuning: methods, tools, and applications
  • Power and energy aspects of computation
  • Parallel/distributed programming
  • Tools and environments for parallel/distributed computing
  • Security and dependability in parallel/distributed environments
  • HPC numerical linear algebra
  • HPC methods of solving differential equations
  • Evolutionary computing, meta-heuristics and neural networks
  • HPC interval analysis
  • Applied Computing 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
  • Large-scale social network analysis

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (tentative list)

Fran BermanRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Ewa DeelmanUniversity of Southern California, USA
Jack DongarraUniversity of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Geoffrey Ch. FoxIndiana University, USA
Laura GrigoriINRIA, France
Fred GustavsonIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Georg HagerUniversity of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Alexey LastovetskyUniversity College Dublin, Ireland
Miron LivnyUniversity of Wisconsin, USA
Piotr LuszczekUniversity of Tennessee, USA
Rizos SakellariouUniversity of Manchester, UK
James SextonIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Leonel SousaTechnical University of Lisabon, Portugal
Boleslaw K. SzymanskiRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Denis TrystramGrenoble Institute of Technology, France
Jeffrey VetterORNL and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Richard W. VuducGeorgia Institute of Technology, USA
Jerzy WasniewskiTechnical University of Denmark
Robert WisniewskiIntel, USA


The conference organizers will consider further proposals, if submitted by February 1, 2013.

Tutorials (preliminary list)

  1. Scientific Computing with GPUs - Dominik Goeddeke team
  2. Design and implementation of parallel algorithms for highly heterogeneous HPC platforms - Alexey Lastovetsky
  3. Node-level performance engineering - Georg Hager
  4. Delivering the OpenCl performance promise: creating and optimizing OpenCl applications with the Intel OpenCl SDK - Intel
  5. A History of A Central Result of Linear Algebra and the Role of that Gauss, Cholesky and Others Played in its Development - Fred Gustavson

The first day of PPAM 2013 is reserved for tutorials.


Original papers are invited for the conference. Authors should submit full papers (draft version, PDF file, together with abstract) using the online submission system before April 21, 2013. 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 2013 will be included into the proceedings, which will be published after the conference by Springer in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required by November 15, 2013.

Submission of abstracts. The submission of abstracts before the abstract deadline also occurs via EasyChair. The abstract is entered in a text field of the submission form. It should essentially be the abstract included in the LNCS-formatted paper. According to the LNCS guidelines, the abstract should summarize the contents of the paper and should contain at least 70 and at most 150 words.

To submit a paper, please login to EasyChair.


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 following journals: Scientific Programming (IOS Press), and Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (John Wiley & Sons Ltd.).


Institute of Computer & Information Science
Czestochowa University of Technology
Dabrowskiego 73, 42-201 Czestochowa, Poland

Phone: +48 668 476 840    Fax: +48 34 3250 589
e-mail: prof. Roman Wyrzykowski This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
Koszykowa 86, 02-008 Warsaw, Poland
e-mail: prof. Marek Tudruj tudruj@pjwstk.edu.pl


Submission of Papers: May 6, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2013
Camera-Ready Papers: Nov. 15, 2013
Roman Wyrzykowski

Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland


Ewa Deelman

University of Southern California, USA