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2 - 5 September 2003




Parallel computing is quickly becoming the standard computing paradigm in all areas of mainstream computing. This evolution from specialised technologies for handling large and complex applications to standard techniques for solving everyday applications on affordable hardware is revolutionising computing strategies in virtually all application areas.

ParCo2003 is the continuation of the international conferences on parallel computing started two decades ago in Berlin. This makes it the longest running European based conference in the area of high performance computing. Over the years the conference has established itself as the foremost platform for exchanging know-how on the newest parallel computing strategies, technologies, methods and tools.



The scientific program consists of two kinds of papers, classic and interactive, wich are contributed. 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. Such contributions allow authors greater flexibility for presenting working models, etc. An industrial session and an exhibition of equipment are planned. A limited number of Mini-Symposia covering particular topics are planned.



Contributions in English are solicited. Extended abstracts of not less than two A4 size pages should be submitted in electronic form to the conference office by February 14th, 2003 (extended deadline: March 15th, 2003). Formats can be either Acrobat .pdf or Word .doc. Abstracts should clearly describe the contents of the paper or Mini-Symposium. The relevance and originality of the contribution must be stated and the most important references included. The preferred topic area (section)should also be indicated and whether a classic or interactive presentation is envisaged.



The aim of the conference is to give an overview of the state of the art in the developments, applications and future trends in parallel computing for all platforms, including grids and clusters. 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 parallel processing algorithms and paradigms used should be clearly described.

Section 2: Algorithms

Parallel algorithms in the application areas mentioned in Section 1. The parallel computing paradigm and/or the abstract machine model used must be clearly described. 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.



Abstracts of papers:  February 14th, 2003 (extended deadline: March 15th, 2003)

Proposals for Mini-Symposia:  February 14th, 2003 (extended deadline: March 15th, 2003)

Notification of acceptance:  Beginning of May 2003

Submission of full papers:  July 15th, 2003 (extended deadline: August,15th, 2003)



All papers (classic and interactive) will be refereed. Accepted papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers presented as part of Mini-Symposia will be considered for publication in Special Issues of Parallel Computing journal.



The conference is organised by the nonprofit foundation ParCo Conferences in cooperation with Dresden University of Technology, Germany.


Conference Committee Chair:   Gerhard Joubert

Steering Committee/Finance Chair:   Frans Peters

Program Committee Chair:   Wolfgang E. Nagel

Organising Committee Chair:   Wolfgang V. Walter



Conference Office

Center for High Performance Computing (ZHR)
Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)
Zellescher Weg 12-14
Building: Willers-Bau, Room A 117
01062 Dresden

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