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March 31, 2011 - ParCo2011 (Parallel Computing)

PARALLEL COMPUTING 2011 (ParCo2011) 30 August - 2 September 2011 Ghent, Belgium
When Mar 31, 2011 12:00 AM to
Aug 31, 2011 11:00 PM
Where Ghent, Belgium
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30 August - 2 September 2011
Ghent, Belgium


Parallel computing, for many years the enabling technology of high end machines, is now the standard way of computing.

ParCo2011 continues the tradition of the international conferences on parallel computing that started in Berlin, Germany in 1983. This makes it one of the longest running international conferences on parallel computing. Over the years the conference established itself as the foremost platform for exchanging know-how on the newest parallel computing strategies, technologies, methods and tools.

The high scientific standard of the conference presentations and the refereed proceedings have become the hall-mark of ParCo.

As with all previous conferences in this series ParCo2011 will, through its informal nature, give delegates excellent opportunities to meet and interact with fellow researchers.

The aim of the conference is to give an overview of the state-of-the-art of the developments, applications and future trends in parallel computing for all platforms. The conference addresses all aspects of parallel computing, including applications, hardware and software technologies as well as languages and development environments.

Special emphasis will be placed on:
* The role of high performance processing to solve real-life problems in all areas, including scientific, engineering and multidisciplinary applications.
* Innovative directions in high speed and large scale computing, strategies, experiences and conclusions.
* The impact of parallelism on client computing.


Section 1: Applications
The application of parallel processing to solve all types of business, industrial, scientific and engineering problems using high performance computing technologies, in particular:
* Applications of high-end machines including exascale
* Applications of multicores
* GPU-based applications
* Cloud computing applications.
The parallel processing algorithms and paradigms used should be discussed.

Section 2: Algorithms
Design, analysis and implementation of parallel algorithms in science and engineering, focusing on issues such as
* Scalability and speedup
* Efficient utilization of the memory hierarchy
* Communication and synchronization
* Power consumption.
The parallel computing aspects should be emphasized.

Section 3: Software and Architectures
Software engineering for developing and maintaining parallel software, including
* Parallel programming languages, compilers and environments
* Tools and techniques for generating reliable and efficient parallel code
* Testing and debugging techniques and tools
* Best practices of parallel computing on multicore, manycore and stream processors.
Software, architectures and operating systems for all types of parallel computers may be considered, including multicores, GPU accelerators, FPGA reconfigurable systems, high-end machines and cloud computing.


The scientific program consists of invited and contributed papers as well as mini-symposia covering special topics.

Papers are presented in parallel sessions with 20 minutes available per presentation, with an additional five minutes for discussion.

An industrial session and an exhibition of equipment are planned.


Contributed papers in English are called for. Extended abstracts of at least two pages should be submitted in electronic form by 20 March 2011. Proposals are to be submitted in .pdf-format.

Abstracts should clearly describe the contents of the proposed paper. The relevance and originality of the contribution must be described and the most important references included. At most five relevant keywords must be supplied. Also indicate the preferred topic area (section 1, 2 or 3) from the list given above.

Please check the conference Website for details on how to submit proposals. This information will be published as soon as the conference management tool has been set up.

Proposals for organising a mini-symposium are called for. Such proposals should give:
* The proposed title of the symposium
* The name and affiliation(s) of the organiser(s)
* A short outline of the contents
* The planned number of papers.

Proposals for organising a mini-symposium can be submitted by 31 March 2011 to:
* Gerhard Joubert: gerhard.joubert [at]
* Frans Peters: fpeters [at]


Extended abstracts of Papers:
20 March 2011
Proposals for Mini-Symposia:
31 March 2011
Notification of Acceptance for Presentation at Conference:
1 June 2011
Submission of Full Papers:
31 July 2011
Notification of inclusion of Full Papers in the Proceedings:
30 September 2011



The conference proceedings will be published after the conference.

An invitation to (an) author(s) to present a paper at the conference is based on an extended abstract or draft paper. Thus the presentation of a paper at the conference does not imply an automatic acceptance of the presented paper for publication in the conference proceedings. All papers presented at the conference will be refereed at and/or after the conference. Only accepted papers will be published.

All papers presented as part of Mini-Symposia will be considered for publication in the proceedings. This will be done in liaison with the organiser(s) of the respective symposium.


ParCo2011 is organised by the non-profit foundation ParCo Conferences in cooperation with Ghent University, Belgium.

Conference Committee Chair: Gerhard Joubert (Germany/Netherlands)
Program Committee Chair: Erik D'Hollander (Belgium)
Program Committee Co-Chair David Padua (Illinois, USA)
Organising Committee Chair: Koen De Bosschere (Belgium)
Finance Chair: Frans Peters (Netherlands)
Exhibition Committee Chair: Mark Sawyer (UK)



Mail Address:

Ghent University
ELIS Department
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
9000 Ghent

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