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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. The PPAM Proceedings 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 2013 Conference, are covered by the Web of Science.

Next year the PPAM conference will take place in beautiful Krakow, the old capital of Poland, a major national academic, cultural and artistic centre.

The PPAM 2015 conference is organized by Czestochowa University of Technology together with AGH University of Science and Technology, under the patronage of the Committee of Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the ICT COST Action IC1305 "Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (NESUS)".

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
Srinivasan Parthasarathy Ohio State University, USA
Enrique S. Quintana-Orti Universidad Jaime I, Spain
Daniel Reed University of Iowa, USA
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




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 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, 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 May 11, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 5 June 20, 2015
Camera-Ready Papers: Nov. 15, 2015
Roman Wyrzykowski Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland