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PDCN 2011 : The Tenth IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks


When Feb 15, 2011 - Feb 17, 2011
Where Innsbruck, Austria
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2010
Notification Due Nov 1, 2010
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2010

Call For Papers

The Tenth IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks (PDCN 2011)
February 15-17, 2011
Innsbruck, Austria

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
•Technical Committee on Parallel & Distributed Computing & Systems
International Journal of Computers and Applications
World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

Prof. Michael Resch – University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Cristian Marinescu – OMICRON, Austria
Prof. Wolfgang E. Nagel – Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Prof. Thomas Fahringer – University of Innsbruck, Austria

The Tenth IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks (PDCN 2011) will act as an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and applications of these areas. It will be an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

Surrounded by breathtaking views of the distant snowcapped mountains, Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is a picturesque town with winding medieval streets. Twice the host of the Winter Olympics, the city is known as an internationally renowned winter sports centre and will be the host of the 1st Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. A perfect getaway for summer and winter sporting enthusiasts alike, Innsbruck’s beautiful town centre is a great attraction, with its historical buildings and friendly ambiance.
A must see in Innsbruck is the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof). Built when Innsbruck was the seat of the Tyrolean monarchy, the Golden Roof is a remnant from the rule of Emperor Maximilian I. It was built as a tribute to his marriage to his second wife and served as a royal box for the emperor to view tournaments and events in the square below. Another must see is the Schloss Ambras, a castle in the hills above Innsbruck. Built in the 16th century, the castle, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens, houses unique armour and portraits from that time. In good weather, take the opportunity to stroll down Maria Theresa Street to take in the shops and cafés. This main street is ringed by beautiful historic buildings and offers a spectacular view of the mountains.

The topics to be covered by PDCN 2011 include, but are not limited to:
Broadband Networks
Cluster Computing
Computer Networks
Data Mining
Data Warehousing
Distributed Databases
Distributed Knowledge-based Systems
Distributed Multimedia
Distributed Real-Time Systems
Fault Tolerance
Grid Computing
Heterogeneous Computing
High Performance Computing
Interconnection Networks
Internet Tools
IP and ATM Networks
Memory and I/O Systems
Mobile Computing
Modelling and Simulation
Operating Systems
Optical Networks
Parallel Computing Systems
Parallel Processing
Parallel Programming
Performance Evaluation
Personal Computing
Queuing Systems
Real-Time and Embedded Systems
Resource Allocation
Web Technologies
Wireless Networks

Submit your paper via our website at:
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by September 15, 2010. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.
Please complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under “Scope.” Initial paper submissions should be full papers, approximately six pages long. Formatting instructions are available at:
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to their submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language level is not satisfactory.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by November 1, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by November 15, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by December 1, 2010. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references.
Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: You must include your six-digit paper number in the subject line of your email submission. Formatting instructions for final papers can be found at:, and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for any extra pages, or for any additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by September 15, 2010 via the following website address:
A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to by September 15, 2010. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by September 15, 2010, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

The International Program Committee will nominate papers based on originality and scientific contribution for the Best Paper Award. An enhanced and expanded version of the best paper will be published in the International Journal of Computers and Applications.
INDEXING The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
EI Compendex
FIZ Karlsruhe
All papers submitted to the conference will be considered for possible publication in the International Journal of Computers and Applications . For additional information about the submission of papers to these journals, please visit:

Submissions due September 15, 2010 Notification of acceptance November 1, 2010 Final manuscripts due November 15, 2010 Registration deadline December 1, 2010

PDCN 2011 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
•Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2011)
•Modelling, Identification and Control (MIC 2011)
•Software Engineering (SE 2011)
•Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Applications (SPPRA 2011)
•Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2011)
•Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2011)

For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – PDCN 2011
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195,
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site:

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