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Call for papers


PPAM 2015


Krakow, Poland,
September 6-9, 2015

The PPAM 2015 conference, eleven in a series, will cover topics in parallel and distributed computing, 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, including big data problems.

PPAM is a biennial conference started in 1994, with the proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences series. Next year the PPAM conference will take place in beautiful Krakow, the old capital of Poland, a major national academic, cultural and artistic centre.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel/distributed architectures, enabling technologies
  • Cluster and cloud computing
  • Multi-core and many-core parallel computing
  • GPU computing
  • Heterogeneous/hybrid computing and accelerators
  • 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, including big data applications
  • Large-scale social network analysis

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (tentative list)

David A. Bader Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Costas Bekas IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Pete Beckman Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Christopher Carothers Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Barbara Chapman University of Houston, USA
Ewa Deelman University of Southern California, USA
Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Geoffrey Fox Indiana University, USA
Dieter Kranzlmueller Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Vladik Kreinovich University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Alexey Lastovetsky University College Dublin, Ireland
Enrique S. Quintana-Orti Universidad Jaime I, Spain
Rizos Sakellariou University of Manchester, UK
Boleslaw K. Szymanski Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Manuel Ujaldon NVIDIA
Jeffrey Vetter ORNL and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Richard W. Vuduc Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


  • Minisymposium on GPU Computing
  • Workshop on Numerical Algorithms on Hybrid Architectures
  • Workshop on Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Hierarchical Parallelism in New HPC Systems
  • WS on Power and Energy Aspects of Computation
  • Workshop on Scheduling for Parallel Computing
  • Workshop on Language-Based Parallel Programming Models
  • Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Parallel Applications on Large-Scale Systems
  • Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology
  • Minisymposium on Applications of Parallel Computation in Industry and Engineering
  • Minisymposium of HPC Applications in Physical Science
  • Minisymposium on Applied High Performance Numerical Algorithms in PDEs
  • Minisymposium on High Performance Computing Interval Methods
  • Workshop on Complex Collective Systems
  • Special Session on Efficient Algorithms for Problems with Matrix and Tensor Decompositions



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 26, 2015. 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 2015 will be included into the proceedings, which is planned to be published after the conference by Springer in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required by November 15, 2015.


The authors of the best papers selected by the Program Committee will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to special issues of the following journals: International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, and Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.


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

prof. Roman Wyrzykowski
Phone: +48 668 476 840
Fax: +48 34 3250 589
e-mail: roman@icis.pcz.pl


Submission of Papers: April 26, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2015
Camera-Ready Papers: Nov. 15, 2015
Roman Wyrzykowski Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland