Call for Papers  and  Mini-Symposia


    Parallel computing, for many years the enabling technology of high-end machines, is now the key for the efficient use of any kind of computer architecture, from embedded and personal up to exascale systems.

    ParCo2013 continues the tradition of the international conferences on parallel computing started in Berlin, Germany in 1983. This makes it one of the longest running international conferences on parallel computing. Over the years the conference established itself as the foremost platform for exchanging know-how on the newest parallel computing strategies, technologies, methods and tools.

    The high scientific standard of the conference presentations and the refereed proceedings have become the hall-mark of ParCo.

    As with all previous conferences in this series ParCo2013 will, through its informal nature, give delegates excellent opportunities to meet and interact with fellow researchers.


    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.

    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 reliabl;e and efficient parallel code
    • Parallel programming languages, compilers and environments
    • 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 February 28, 2013. 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 conference Website for details on how to submit proposals. This information will be published as soon as the conference management tool has been set up.

    Any requests for additional information should be sent to:


    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  
    • Tobias Weinzierl


    Extended abstracts of Papers:

    28 February 2013

    Proposals for Mini-Symposia:

    31 March 2013

    Notification of Acceptance for Presentation at Conference:

    15 May 2013

    Submission of Full Papers:

    31 July 2013

    Notification of inclusion of Full Papers in the Proceedings:

    30 September 2013


    The conference proceedings will be published after the conference.

    An invitation to (an) author(s) to present a paper at the conference is based on an extended abstract or draft paper. Thus the presentation of a paper at the conference does  not imply an automatic acceptance of the presented paper for publication in the conference proceedings. All papers presented at the conference will be refereed at and/or after the conference. Only accepted papers will be published.  

    All papers presented as part of Mini-Symposia will be considered for publication in the proceedings. This will be done in liaison with the organiser(s) of the respective symposium.

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