Call for Papers

(Virtual edition)

Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing has undergone impressive change over recent years. New architectures and applications have rapidly become the central focus of the discipline. These changes are often a result of cross-fertilisation of parallel and distributed technologies with other rapidly evolving technologies. It is of paramount importance to review and assess these new developments in comparison with recent research achievements in the well-established areas of parallel and distributed computing, from industry and the scientific community. PDP 2021 will provide a forum for the presentation of these and other issues through original research presentations and will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and new ideas at the highest technical level.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
  • Parallel Computing: massively parallel machines; embedded parallel and distributed systems; multi- and many-core systems; GPU and FPGA based parallel systems; parallel I/O; memory organisation.
  • Distributed and Network-based Computing: Cluster, Grid, Web and Cloud computing; mobile computing; interconnection networks.
  • Big Data: large scale data processing; distributed databases and archives; large scale data management; metadata; data intensive applications.
  • Programming models and Tools: programming languages and environments; runtime support systems; performance prediction and analysis; simulation of parallel and distributed systems.
  • Systems and Architectures: novel system architectures; high data throughput architectures; service-oriented architectures; heterogeneous systems; shared-memory and message-passing systems; middleware and distributed operating systems; dependability and survivability; resource management.
  • Advanced Algorithms and Applications: distributed algorithms; multi-disciplinary applications; computations over irregular domains; numerical applications with multi-level parallelism; real-time distributed applications.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: October 18 November 6, 2020 (23:59 AoE)
Acceptance notification: December 18 December 28, 2020
Camera ready paper due: January 17, 2021
Registration: Open: December 28th Early registration: January 31st
On-line conference: March 10 - 12, 2021

Submission of Papers:

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the IEEE Conference proceedings format (IEEEtran, double-column, 10pt) to the conference main track or to the Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system indicating the Main Track or the chosen Special Session.

Double-blind review: the paper should not contain authors names and affiliations; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work entries should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review”.

Publication: All accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings volume, that will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be annoiunced after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be be submitted for indexing among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Journal Special Issues

Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue in the following JCR-indexed journals:

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General Co-chairs:
Diego R. Llanos, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Jose Daniel García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dora Blanco Heras, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Financial chair:
Amund Skavhaug, MTP NTNU, Norway

Program Co-chairs:
Jose Daniel García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Massimo Torquati, University of Pisa, Italy

Proceedings Co-chairs:
Jose Daniel García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Massimo Torquati, University of Pisa, Italy
Amund Skavhaug, MTP NTNU, Norway

Publicity Chair:
Dora Blanco Heras, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Web Chair:
Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Local organization:
Yuri Torres, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Francisco José Andujar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
M. Inmaculada Santamaría Valenzuela, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain