Call for Papers - ParCo 2013

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 for the whole range of platforms. The conference addresses all aspects of parallel computing, including applications, hardware and software technologies as well as languages and development environments.

See also the Programme page for information on the ParCo PhD Symposium and on all ParCo Mini-Symposia.

Topic Areas

Section 1: Algorithms

Design, analysis, and implementation of parallel algorithms in science and engineering, focusing on issues such as

  • Scalability and speedup
  • Efficient utilization of the memory hierarchy
  • Communication and synchronization
  • Data Management and Exploration
  • Energy Efficiency

The parallel computing aspects should be emphasized.

Section 2: Software and Architectures

Software engineering for developing and maintaining parallel software, including

  • Parallel programming languages, compilers, and environments
  • Tools and techniques for generating reliable and efficient parallel code
  • Testing and debugging techniques and tools
  • Best practices of parallel computing on multicore, manycore, and stream processors.

Software, architectures and operating systems for all types of parallel computers may be considered, including multicores, GPU accelerators, FPGA reconfigurable systems, high-end machines and cloud computing.

Section 3: Applications

The application of parallel computing to solve all types of business, industrial, scientific, and engineering problems using high-performance computing technologies, in particular:

  • Applications of high-end machines including exascale
  • Applications of multicore / manycore processors
  • GPU-based applications
  • Cloud and Grid computing applications.


The scientific program consists of invited and contributed papers as well as mini-symposia covering special topics. Papers are presented in parallel sessions with 20 minutes available per presentation, with an additional five minutes for discussion. A special session for young researchers as well as an industrial session and an exhibition are planned.



We call for contributed papers in English Language. Extended abstracts of at least two pages should be submitted in electronic form by 18 March 2013 (extended). Proposals are to be submitted in .pdf-format. Full papers are due before the conference.

Abstracts should clearly describe the contents of the proposed paper. The relevance and originality of the contribution must be described and the most important references included. At most five relevant keywords must be supplied. Also indicate the preferred topic area (section 1, 2 or 3) from the list given above.

Please check the "Information for Authors" for details on how to submit proposals.


Proposals for organising a mini-symposium are called for. Such proposals should give:

  • The proposed title of the symposium
  • The name and affiliation(s) of the organiser(s)
  • A short outline of the contents
  • The planned number of papers.

Proposals for organising a mini-symposium can be submitted by 31 March 2013 to the mini-symposium chairs:

  • Miriam Mehl This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Tobias Weinzierl This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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