CFP: Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation '95 (Wash DC, 2/95)

CFP: Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation '95 (Wash DC, 2/95)

Post by Paul Havl » Thu, 07 Jul 1994 08:12:36

The Fifth Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation
February 6-9, 1995, McLean Hilton, McLean, VA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
        IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Architectures
        NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SUMMARY:                                                DEADLINE

    Research papers (presentation or demonstration)     July 18, 1994
    Workshop and tutorial proposals                     July 18, 1994
    Poster presentations                                November 1, 1994
    Exhibits                                            contact Exhibits Chair

Frontiers '95 continues a series of meetings on the design, development,
and use of massively parallel computing systems, scalable to 1,000 or more
processors.  The program of formal and interactive presentations, panel
discussions, tutorials, workshops, and exhibits will help create a dynamic
forum for researchers and practitioners.  Reports of near-term practical
results as well as those having long-term implications are encouraged.


Submission of original research papers concerning any aspects of the
design, analysis, development, and/or use of massively parallel computers
are solicited.  Papers that evaluate the use of high performance software
and hardware in solving problems with extremely demanding computational or
I/O requirements are of particular interest.  Systems software researchers
and developers are encouraged to include a description of results on
applications codes or computational templates derived from applications
codes.  Papers submitted by applications scientists should explore the
computational challenges posed by their application and outline the
progress they have made in dealing with these challenges.  A broad range
of applications areas are targeted, including computational physics,
biology, chemistry, material sciences, fluid, and plasma dynamics,
environmental and earth sciences, and artificial intelligence.

Of equal interest are papers describing research related to innovative
algorithms, architectures, and computational models for highly scalable
systems.  This includes hardware and software strategies and methods for
managing parallel resources and concurrent activities.  Papers describing
evaluation, modelling, and analysis techniques that examine trade-offs for
assessing alternative parallel structures are also of interest. This may
include measurement methodologies and tools employed on current generation
scalable parallel processing systems.

Researchers can arrange to present their results either as a formal
presentation or as a research exhibit in which the use of the researcher's
software can be demonstrated interactively.  A number of color Sparc and
Silicon Graphics workstations will be made available to researchers who
would like an opportunity to present their results in the form of a
research exhibit.  Researchers who wish to give either a formal
presentation or an interactive demonstration should submit a paper no
longer than 10 pages in length by July 18, 1994.

Each corresponding author is requested to include in a cover letter the
following information (1) complete postal address; (2) electronic mail
address; (3) phone number; (4) fax number; (5) an indication of whether a
formal presentation or research exhibit is desired; (6) a statement that
the manuscript is unpublished and is not under review for another

Please submit SIX (6) copies of the paper, in English, to

        Program Chair
        Frontiers '95
        University of Maryland
        College Park, MD 20742-3251

so that they arrive by July 18, 1994.  The text should be restricted to
TEN double-spaced 8.5 by 11 inch pages.  References, figures, tables, etc.
may be included in addition to the ten pages of text.  Submissions will be
acknowledged promptly by electronic mail and decisions sent by September
12, 1994.  Camera-ready copy for the proceedings will be due October 31,


The technical exhibit area provides an opportunity for commercial vendors
and/or other organizations to present their products and technology
directly to leading researchers, to establish avenues for future
collaboration, or simply increase their product visibility in this cutting
edge market.  Exhibits will be available to attendees during the middle
two days of the symposium and vendors will be able to present live
demonstrations (within certain logistical constraints).  Interested
vendors and institutions should contact the exhibits chair, Jerry Sobieski


Topical workshops and tutorials will be held on February 6, 1995.
Proposals are solicited for either half day or full day tutorials and
workshops. Researchers interested in giving a tutorial or organizing a
workshop should send a proposal by July 18, 1994 to the appropriate
Tutorial or Workshop Chair at the above address.


The symposium will feature a poster session that will make it possible for
researchers and practitioners to share their parallel machine experiences
in an informal setting.  Those interested in exhibiting their work in the
poster session should submit a one page abstract to the program committee
c/o Johanna Weinstein, at the above address by November 1, 1994.

        Tom Blank, Maspar
        Phil Colella, UC Berkeley
        Ken Kennedy, Rice University
        Burton Smith, Tera Computer

        Scalable I/O:                   Paul Messina, Caltech/JPL
        Parallel C++:                   Carl Kesselman, Caltech
        NII Application -- Radiation Treatment Planning:  Robert Martino, NIH
        Embedded Systems:               David Schaefer, George Mason University
        HPF -- Vendor Perspective:      Joel Saltz, University of Maryland

General Chair   Joel Saltz      University of Maryland
Program Chair   Dennis Gannon   Indiana University
Program Vice Chairs
        Algorithms              Mike Heath      University of Illinois
        Applications            Ridgway Scott   University of Houston
        Architectures           Thomas Sterling CESDIS/NASA GSFC
        Systems Software        Fran Berman     UC San Diego

Tutorials Chair             Sanjay Ranka            Syracuse University
Workshops Chair             Tarek El-Ghazawi    George Washington University
Publications Chair          Joseph Ja'Ja'           University of Maryland

Program Committee
        Ian Angus               Boeing
        Ken Batcher             Kent State University
        Donna Bergmark          Cornell Theory Center
        Fran Berman             University of California -- San Diego
        Tom Blank               Maspar
        Randy Bramley           Indiana University
        Marina Chen             Yale University
        Alok Choudhary          Syracuse University
        John Dorband            NASA GSFC
        Tarek El-Ghazawi        George Washington University
        Charbel Farhat          University of Colorado
        Ian Foster              Argonne National Lab
        Geoffrey Fox            Syracuse University/NPAC
        Joan Francioni          University of Louisiana
        Anoop Gupta             Stanford University
JPL     Satya Gupta             Intel
        John Gurd               University of Manchester
        Paul Havlak             University of Maryland
        Mike Heath              University of Illinois
        Jim Hendler             University of Maryland
        Joseph Ja'Ja'           University of Maryland
        Carl Kesselman          CalTech
        Robert Knighten         Intel
        Chuck Koelbel           Rice University
        Monica Lam              Stanford University
        Robert Martino          National Institutes of Health
        Paul Messina            Caltech/
        Michael Norman          NCSA
        Merrell Patrick         NSF
        Serge Petiton           Etablissement Technique Central de l'Armement
        Constantine Polychronopolous    University of Illinois
        Bill Pugh               University of Maryland
        Sanjay Ranka            Syracuse University
        Dan Reed                University of Illinois
        David Schaefer          George Mason University
        Ridgeway Scott          University of Houston
        Marc Snir               IBM
        Guy Steele              Thinking Machines Corporation
        Thomas Sterling         CESDIS/NASA GSFC
        Ken Stevens             NASA Ames
        Rick Stevens            Argonne National Lab
        Alan Sussman            University of Maryland
        Lew Tucker              Thinking Machines Corporation
        Alex Veidenbaum         University of Illinois
        Uzi Vishkin             University of Maryland
        Pearl Wang              George Mason University
        Joel Williamson         Convex
        Steve Zalesak           NASA GSFC
        Mary Zosel              Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Publicity Chair             Mary Maloney Goroff     Caltech CCSF
Exhibits Chair              Jerry Sobieski          University of Maryland
Industry Interface Chair    Jim Fischer             NASA GSFC
Finance Chair               Larry Davis             University of Maryland
Registration Chair          Andrea Busada           University of Maryland
Local Arrangements          Johanna Weinstein       University of Maryland

Steering Committee
        R. Michael Hord         ERIM    (chair)
        Hank Dardy              NRL
        Larry Davis             University of Maryland
        Judy Devaney            NIST
        Jack Dongarra           University Tennessee Knoxville, ORNL
        John Dorband            NASA GSFC
        James Fischer           NASA GSFC
        Paul Messina            Caltech/JPL
        Merrill Patrick         NSF
        David Schaefer          George Mason University
        Paul Schneck            MITRE
        H.J. Siegel             Purdue University
        Francis Sullivan        SRC
        Pearl Wang              George Mason University
Paul Havlak                      Dept. of Computer Science, A.V. Williams Bldg
Postdoctoral Research Associate  U. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3255
High-Performance Systems Lab     (301) 405-2697 (fax: -6707)
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