Call for Papers

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 2014 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.
  • 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

Paper submission: 26th Aug 2013 (extended, firm deadline)
Acceptance notification: (7th Oct) 21st Oct 2013
Camera ready due: (7th Nov ) 22nd Nov 2013
Conference: 12th - 14th Feb 2014

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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 Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system ( with an indication of the main track or the name of the Special Session.
Double-bind review: the first page of 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".

Special Sessions: In addition to the main track, 9 special sessions on specific topics will be organised within the conference. They are:

  • High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS)
  • On-Chip Parallel and Network-Based Systems (OCPNBS)
  • Multi-Core and Many-Core systems for EMbedded Computing (MC3)
  • Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications
  • Energy-Aware Computing
  • Security in Networked and Distributed Systems (SNDS)
  • Advances in High-Performance Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • GPU Computing and Hybrid Computing
  • Formal Approaches to Parallel and Distributed Systems (4PAD)

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

Programme co-chairs:
Marco Aldinucci [Web, twitter] -- University of Torino, Italy,
Daniele D'Agostino -- IMATI - CNR, Italy,
Peter Kilpatrick -- Queen's University Belfast, UK

Local organization: Computer Science Dept - University of Torino STAFF