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ScalCom 2016 : The 16th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications


Conference Series : International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications
When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 21, 2016
Where Toulouse, France
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2016
Notification Due May 6, 2016
Categories    parallel computing   cloud   modelling and simulation   mobile, wireless and pervasive

Call For Papers

ScalCom 2016

Parallel and distributed computing has undergone impressive change over recent years. The whole hardware industry shifted to both multicore and mobile platforms expanding the arena of communicating devices to an unprecedented scale. Communication networks have known great developments and many new applications in the same time. Scalability has rapidly become one of central aspect of the disciplines. It is of paramount importance to review and assess these new developments in comparison with recent research achievements in the well-established areas of scalable computing and communications, from industry and the scientific community. The 16th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom) will provide a forum for the presentation of these and other issues through original research presentations and will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and new ideas at the highest technical level.

We invite submissions of high quality research papers describing fully developed results or on-going foundational and applied work relating to all aspects of scalable computing and communications. The program committee will interpret it very broadly; everything from engineering principles to practical experiences on different levels of a parallel and distributed system. We particularly encourage submissions on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities.


* Cloud & fog computing:
- X as a service, where X includes backend, business process, database, information, infrastructure, network, platform, security, software, and storage
- Performance, dependability, and service level agreements
- Cloud programming models and tools
- Fog computing
- P2P computing
* GPU, accelerators and novel architectures for Scalability-Rethinking:
- parallel programming models
- embedded parallel and distributed systems
- heterogenous platforms
- GPU, MIC, and FPGA based parallel systems
- parallel I/O
- memory organisation
* Modelling and simulation of large complex systems
- complex systems modelling and simulation
- cellular automata, genetic algorithms, neural networks, swarm intelligence implementations
- integrated approach to optimization and simulation
- high-performance software developed to solve science (e.g., biological, physical, and social), engineering, medicine, and humanities problems
* Extreme scale systems and applications
- peta-scale and exa-scale workloads
- high performance and high throughput computing
- run-time systems for extreme scale applications
- fault-tolerance in large scale applications
- Near-Data Processing and data-centric approaches
* Mobile, wireless and pervasive computing
- queueing theory
- design and performance analysis of communication networks
- communication protocols
- distributed applications with emphasis on scalability
- distributed applications deployment
- Internet of Things
- pervasive computing
- distributed robotics
- energy
- convergence of communication and computing

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in length (and in the Conference proceedings format – double column, 10pt) including a 150-200 word abstract.

Paper Publication:

Accepted conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL, EI, Scopus indexed). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings. Best Paper and Best Demo Awards will be presented to high quality work. Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be recommended to special issues. More details will be available soon.

Important dates

Paper submission: March 25, 2016 [EXTENDED]
Acceptance notification: May 6, 2016
Camera ready due: May 20, 2016
Registration due: May 20, 2016
Conference: July 18-21, 2016

Honorary Chair:
Faming GONG, University of Petroleum, China

General Chairs:
Umit CATALYUREK Ohio State University, USA
Didier EL BAZ, LAAS-CNRS, France

Program Chairs:
Marco ALDINUCCI, University of Torino, Italy
Massimo TORQUATI, University of Pisa, Italy

Local Organisation Committee:
Didier EL BAZ, LAAS-CNRS, France (chair)
Bilal FAKIH, LAAS-CNRS, France
Brigitte DUCROCQ, LAAS-CNRS, France (Communication)
Isabelle LEFEBVRE, LAAS-CNRS, France (Web Site)
Caroline MALE, LAAS-CNRS, France (Secretariat)

Advisory Committee:
Philippe OWEZARSKI, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France
Zaiyue YANG, Zhejiang University China
Zhongshan ZHANG, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Steering Committee:
Laurence T. YANG (Chair), St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Albert Y. ZOMAYA (Chair), University of Sydney, Australia
Pavan BALAJI Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Rajkumar BUYYA, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jinjun CHEN, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Samee U. KHAN, North Dakota State University, USA
Jianhua MA, Hosei University, Japan
Manish PARASHAR, Rutgers University, USA
Lizhe WANG, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Stephen S. YAU, Arizona State University, USA

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