At the beginning of the 21st century we are at the threshold of the extended use of parallel computing technologies at all levels of main stream computing. Standard computer architectures increasingly use parallel computing technologies to achieve high compute speeds, fast access to very large information and knowledge bases and greater flexibility through heterogeneous computing. Compute and data intensive problems in emerging areas such as financial modelling and multimedia systems will, in addition to traditional application areas of parallel computing, stimulate this development.

ParCo2001 is a platform for exchanging research and application know-how about these strategic technologies.



The scientific program consists of invited papers, contributed classic and interactive papers. Classic papers are presented in parallel sessions with 20 minutes available per presentation. Interactive papers are presented in special sessions through interactive presentations using display and/or video material, computer presentations, demonstrations, etc. An industrial session and an exhibition of equipment are planned.



Contributions in English are solicited. Draft papers should be a maximum of eight A4 size pages. These should be submitted in electronic form using the style sheets available from the conference office or downloadable from Draft papers must be submitted to the conference office by 18 February 2001.



         Please state whether the paper is intended for classic or interactive presentation

         Indicate the preferred topic area (section).


Aims and Scope

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. 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 parallel processing to solve real life problems in all areas, including multidisciplinary applications, practical experiences and evaluations.



Section 1: Applications

The application of parallel computers to solve all types of business, industrial, scientific and engineering problems arising in, for example, integrated industrial (CIM) and enterprise (EIS) systems; space, earth, climate, environment and energy systems; biological, genetic and medical applications; financial systems, etc. The treatment of complex multidisciplinary problems is of special interest. The impact and the utilisation of the parallel processing paradigms used should be stressed.


Section 2: Algorithms

Parallel algorithms in the application areas mentioned in Section 1. The parallel computing paradigm, or the abstract machine model, to which the algorithm refers should be clearly specified. Scalability, portability and adaptability of the algorithms discussed are of special interest.

Section 3: Software Technology and Architectures

Software engineering for developing and maintaining parallel software, incl. parallel programming models and paradigms, development environments, compile-time and run-time tools.

Architectures and operating systems for all types of parallel computers, including SMP, MPP, cluster and network computers. Performance evaluation and benchmarking techniques.



Draft papers: 18 February 2001

Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2001

Draft interactive papers: 31 May 2001

Notification of acceptance of interactive papers: 30 June 2001

Final revised papers: 31 July 2001.



All papers (classic and interactive) will be refereed. Accepted papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings.



The conference is organised by the non-profit foundation ParCo Conferences in co-operation with the Center for Research on Parallel Computing and Supercomputers (CPS-CNR), the University of Naples and the University of Pisa, Italy.


Conference Committee Chair: Gerhard Joubert

Steering Committee/Finance Chair: Frans Peters

Program Committee Chairs: Marco Vanneschi, Almerico Murli

Organising Committee Chair: Almerico Murli, Roberto Vaccaro



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I-80126 NAPLES


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