ParCo99 is the continuation of a series of international conferences on parallel computing started in 1983. The collected proceedings give an overview of the achievements in the Parallel Computing field over the last two decades of the 20th century. On the threshold to the next century ParCo99 aims to give a retrospective and a prospective view of parallel computing.

The scientific program consists of invited papers, contributed extensive and specialised papers. Extensive papers will be presented in parallel sessions with 20 minutes available per presentation. Specialised papers will be presented in interactive sessions through presentations and display material. An industrial session and an exhibition of equipment are planned. All papers will be refereed for acceptance for publication in the proceedings.

Extended abstracts of papers in English are solicited. Abstracts should be ca. 1000 words and include the most important references. The relevance and originality of the contribution must be stated. or each contribution proposal indicate:
  • whether it is intended as an extensive or specialised paper; and
  • in which section it should preferably be included.
Four copies of the abstract must be submitted to the conference office before the due dates.

Aims & Scope
The aim of the conference is to give an overview of the state-of-the-art of the development, application and future trends in parallel computing, including recent developments in cluster and metacomputing.
Preference will be given to papers discussing real implementations and practical experiences.

Topic Areas

Section 1: Applications
The application of parallel computers to solve all types of business, industrial, scientific and engineering problems. The emphasis should be on the impact of the parallel processing paradigm.

Section 2: Algorithms
Numerical and non-numerical parallel algorithms, also addressing aspects of scalability and adaptability.

Section 3: System Software & Hardware Architectures

Operating systems; compilers; techniques such as threading, scheduling, load balancing, message passing, automatic parallelisation; hardware architectures; communication systems; protocols; etc.

For each topic aspects relating to:
  • Software engineering methodologies
  • programming paradigms
  • development environments
  • performance and benchmarking
  • debugging
  • visualisation
  • etc.
may be discussed.

Abstracts:     28 February 1999
Full Papers:   15 July 1999

Submission of full papers
Based on the abstracts authors will be notified about provisional acceptance of papers by 30 April 1999.
Full papers must be submitted for final review and acceptance by 15 July 1999.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings after the conference.

Conference Organisation
The conference is organised by the non-profit foundation ParCo Conferences in co-operation with the Technical University of Delft.

Conference Committee Chair:Gerhard Joubert
Steering Committee Chair:Frans Peters
Program Committee Chair:Henk Sips
Erik D'Hollander
Organising Committee Chair:Ruud Sommerhalder

Conference office
Faculty of Information Technology and Systems
Department of Computer Science
P.O.Box 356
2600 AJ Delft The Netherlands