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CALL FOR PAPERS
ECONMICAL PARALLEL PROCESSING
May 31 (Tutorial) and June 1, 1988
The conventional approach of using a sequential formulation and sequential
languages for sequential computers to solve practical problems
leads often to artificially complicated and inefficient algorithms
There are many practical problems where the consideration of
problem-inherent parallel structures may lead to much better
solutions. Fairly obvious examples can be found in
- Image processing
- Behavi*simulation of physical lattice models
- Treatment of finite element models
- Circuit layout for VLSI chips
- Optimization of access methods in distributed data bases
- Optimization of stock control systems
- Control of manufacturing systems
The goals of the seminar are
- to show common aspects and concepts for dealing with
practical problems in the areas above
- to discuss the usefulness of parallel approaches in general,
- to demonstrate that already today, parallel processor systems,
like networks of INMOS Transputers programmed in OCCAM, can
solve real practical problems with reasonable effort and costs.
February 15 1988:
Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words) of proposed
presentations in English.
March 1 1988:
Notification of acceptance to authors.
April 8 1988:
Copies of full papers due.
May 31 1988:
June 1 1988:
Copies of submitted manuscripts will be handed out to all
participants of the seminar. After the seminar we will consider
publication of formal proceedings.
Submit abstracts to: Dr. Karsten Decker
Institut fuer Informatik
und Angewandte Mathematik
Laenggassstr. 51, CH-3012 Bern
Telephone: +41 31 65'4498
The seminar will be organized by the Schweizer Informatiker Gesellschaft
in cooperation with the Chapter on Digital Communications of the
IEEE Section Switzerland and the English and the French Chapter of the
OCCAM User Group (OUG).
E.H. Rothauser K. Decker P.Kropf
(Chairman) (Local Organ.) (Local Organ.)
IBM Research Ruschlikon Universitaet Bern Universitaet Bern
Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland
U. Baitinger A. Kuendig T. Muntean
Universitaet Karlsruhe ETHZ Lab. de Genie Informatique
Karlsruhe Zuerich Grenoble
FRG Switzerland France
For detailed information please contact the local organisers.