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PDPTA 2016 : International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications


Conference Series : Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
When Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015
Where Las Vegas, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2016

Call For Papers


Paper Submission Deadline: March 22, 2016

The 22nd International Conference on Parallel
and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

July 25-28, 2016, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA

We anticipate having between 1,800 and 2,000 participants in the federated
event that this conference is part of. You are invited to submit a paper
for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in PRINTED
conference BOOKS/proceedings (with unique international ISBN number) and
will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data. In addition,
like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will
appear in journals and edited research books; publishers include, Springer,
Elsevier, BMC, and others). See the web link below for a small subset of
such publications: (some of these books and journal special issues have
already received the top 25% downloads in their respective fields and/or
identified as "Highly Accessed" by publishers and/or science citation
index trackers.)

Last year, the federated event that this conference is part of had attracted
speakers/authors/participants affiliated with over 178 different
universities (including many from the top 50 ranked institutions), many
major IT corporations (including, Microsoft, Google, SAP, Oracle, Amazon,
Yahoo, Samsung, IBM, Ebay, GE, Siemens, HSBC, Apple, GlaxoSmithKline,
Philips, Ericsson, BAE Systems, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, Hitachi, NTT, ...),
government research agencies (NSF, NIH, DoE, AirForce, ...), national
laboratories (including, NASA, ANL, LLNL, Sandia, ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley
National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, ...), and a number of Venture
Capitalists as well as speakers discussing Intellectual Property issues.

The conference is composed of a number of tracks, tutorials, sessions,
workshops, poster and panel discussions; all will be held simultaneously,
same location and dates: July 25-28, 2016.


o Big Data and High-Performance Computing:
Novel computational methodologies, HPC and scalable algorithms for
enhancing data quality, models and frameworks for Big Data, graph
algorithms, computational science, computational intelligence,
Scalable systems and architectures for Big Data, ...

o Parallel/Distributed Applications:
Numerical computations/methods, neural networks and fuzzy logic,
medicine, remote sensing, computer vision, computer graphics and
virtual reality, parallel/distributed databases, banking, financial
markets, high-performance computational biology, ...

o Parallel/Distributed Architectures:
Clusters and parallel systems of various topologies, supercomputers,
shared memory, distributed memory, general- and special-purpose
architectures, instructional level parallelism, ...

o Networks and Interconnection Networks:
Scalable networks, reconfigurable networks, routing issues,
general-purpose network performance for distributed applications,
network protocols, internet technology, optical interconnections and
computing, novel network topologies, ...

o Energy/power-aware Computing:
Energy-aware resource management, green computing, energy efficiency
planning, energy-aware technologies, low power virtualization and
software techniques, low power logic/circuit/process technology
design, methods and tools for forecasting, estimating, and validating
power use, ...

o Reliability and Fault-tolerance:
Software and hardware fault-tolerance (system- and application-level),
fault diagnosis, fault-tolerance measurement.

o Building Block Processors:
Applications of processors that can be used as basic building blocks
for multicomputer systems.

o Real-time and Embedded Systems:
Small-scale parallel systems for high-performance control, data
acquisition, and analysis; configuration, routing, scheduling,
performance guarantees, ...

o Parallel/Distributed Algorithms:
Algorithms exploiting clusters and general-purpose distributed and
parallel systems, new vector/pipeline issues, shared memory, distributed
memory, virtual memory, ...

o Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Applications:
High-speed networking, multimedia architectures and protocols,
multimedia applications, quality of service support, operating system
and networking support, internet tools and applications, audio/video
delivery over the internet, ...

o Software Tools and Environments for Parallel and Distributed Platforms:
Operating systems, compilers, languages, debuggers, monitoring tools,
software engineering on parallel/distributed systems, ...

o High-performance Computing in Computational Science:
Intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research programs and

o Performance Evaluation and Management of Wireless Networks and
Distributed Systems.
o FPGA-based Design.
o Performance Analysis, Evaluation, Prediction, ...
o Nanotechnology in HPC.
o High-performance Mobile Computation and Communication.
o Object Oriented Technology and Related Issues.
o Scheduling and Resource Management.
o Petri Nets: Theory, Analysis, Tools and Applications.
o Web-based Simulation and Computing.
o Cloud Computing.
o Complex Systems, Theory and Applications.
o Other Aspects and Applications relating to High-Performance Computations.
o Emerging Technologies.


March 22, 2016: Submission of full papers (max 7 pages)
April 17, 2016: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 10, 2016: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 25-28, 2016: The 22nd International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'16; Las Vegas, USA). All affiliated federated
conferences will be held simultaneously; same location
and dates.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: . Submissions must
be uploaded by the due date (see IMPORTANT DATES) and must be in either
MS doc or pdf formats (7 pages for Regular Research Papers; 4 pages for
Short Research Papers; 2 pages for Extended Abstract/Poster Papers - the
number of pages include all figures, tables, and references). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to
prepare their final papers for publication; these formatting instructions
appear at the submission web site and they conform to the two-column IEEE
style format). Papers must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the paper should include the followings:
- Title of the paper
- Name, affiliation, postal address, and email address of each author
(identify the name of the Contact Author)
- Abstract (between 100 and 120 words)
- A maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the work
described in the paper
- Write the type of the submission as "Regular Research Paper",
"Short Research Paper", or "Extended Abstract/Poster Paper".
- The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space
Submissions are to be uploaded to the submission/evaluation web site

Type of Submissions/Papers:

- Full/Regular Research Papers (maximum of 7 pages):
Regular Research Papers should provide detail original research
contributions. They must report new research results that represent
a contribution to the field; sufficient details and support for
the results and conclusions should also be provided. The work
presented in regular papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity
that with some additional work can be published as journal papers.

- Short Research Papers (maximum of 4 pages):
Short Research Papers report on ongoing research projects. They should
provide overall research methodologies with some results. The work
presented in short papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity
that with some additional work can be published as regular papers.

- Extended Abstract/Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages):
Poster papers report on ongoing research projects that are still in
their infancy (i.e., at very early stages). Such papers tend to provide
research methodologies without yet concrete results.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee would be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees. Papers whose authors include a member
of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-
blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but
may be considered for discussion/panels).

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will
also be made available online. The printed proceedings/books will be
available for distribution on site at the conference. The proceedings will be
indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each published paper. The proceedings/books of the congress have been
evaluated and approved for inclusion into major science citation index
databases. In addition, the proceedings are approved for inclusion into
EBSCO, one of the largest subject index systems. ACM Digital Library is also
including the titles into its database as well as ProQuest indexing database
and others.

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series (multiple
books in each series); one with Elsevier publishers (Emerging Trends in
Computer Science and Applied Computing) and another with Springer publishers
(Transactions of Computational Science and Computational Intelligence).
After the conference (the process may take 12 to 18 months), a significant
number of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
consideration in these books. We anticipate having between 10 and 15 books
a year in each of these book series projects. Each book in each series will
be subject to Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which
includes: Scopus, SCI Compendex, Engineering Village, EMBASE, and others).
For a recent and a very small subset of the books (and journal special
issues) that have been published mostly based on the extended versions of
the federated congress papers, see the link and titles below:

Some of these books and journal special issues have already received the
top 25% downloads in their respective fields and/or identified as "Highly
Accessed" by publishers and/or science citation index trackers. Some titles
appear below (this is a small subset):

o. Elsevier/MK: Emerging Trends in Image Processing, Computer Vision
and Pattern Recognition. (about 650 pages)
o. Springer: Software Tools and Algorithms for Biological Systems;
Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol 696.
780 pages (Awarded the top 25% downloads in the field.)
o. Springer: Advances in Computational Biology; Series: Advances in
Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol 680. 700+ pages.
(Awarded the top 25% downloads in the field.)
o. Journal of BMC Systems Biology: Special Journal Issue "Bioinformatics
and Computational Biology", (Vol. 5, Supp. 3); Impact Factor: 2.44.
200+ pages. (Many articles of this issue is marked as "Highly
o. Elsevier/MK: Emerging Trends in ICT Security (Information and
Communications Technology). 660 pages. (One of the most highly
accessed books in the field.)
o. Journal of BMC Medical Genomics: Special Journal Issue
"Bioinformatics and Computational Biology", (Vol. 6, Supp. 1);
Impact Factor: 2.87. 240+ pages. (Some articles of this issue is
marked as "Highly accessed".)
o. Springer: Transactions on Computational Science and Computational
Intelligence (multiple volumes).
o. Journal of BMC Genomics: Special Journal Issue "Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology", (Vol. 9, Supp. 1); Impact Factor: 3.99.
250+ pages. (Some articles of this issue is marked as "Highly
o. Elsevier/MK: Emerging Trends in Computer Science and Applied Computing
(multiple volumes.)
o. Journal of BMC Genomics: Special Journal Issue "Advances in Big Data
Analytics", (Vol. 15, Supp. 11); Impact Factor: 3.99. 100+ pages.
(Some articles of this issue is marked as "Highly Accessed".)
o. Elsevier/MK: Emerging Trends in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics,
and Systems Biology - Algorithms and Software Tools. 600+ pages.
o. Elsevier/MK: Emerging Trends in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics,
and Systems Biology - Systems and Applications. (In Press). 600+ pages.
o. Springer: Resilient Computer System Design.
300+ pages.
o. Journal of BMC Bioinformatics: Special Journal Issue (Vol 15, Supp.
17); Impact Factor: 2.58. 140+ pages. (Some articles of this issue is
marked as "Highly accessed".)
o. Springer: The Journal of Supercomputing (multiple journal issues);
o. Springer: Special Issue in Annals of Information Systems; Data Mining;
Vol. 8; 400 pages.
o. Springer: Real World Data Mining Applications; in Annals of
Information Systems; Vol. 17; 420 pages.


Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of the
last offerings of the federated congress included: Dr. Selim Aissi,
(formerly: Chief Strategist - Security, Intel Corporation, USA) Vice
President, Global Information Security, Visa Inc., USA; Prof. Abbas M.
Al-Bakry, University President, University of IT and Communications,
Baghdad, Iraq; Prof. Nizar Al-Holou, Professor and Department Chair,
and Vice Chair of IEEE/SEM Computer Chapter, University of Detroit
Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Dr. Hamid Ali Abed Alasadi, Head,
Department of Computer Science, Basra University, Iraq and Member of
Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE, Washington, USA; Prof.
Hamid R. Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA and Editor-in-Chief,
Journal of Supercomputing (Springer) and Elected Fellow of Int'l
Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM); Prof. Michael
Panayiotis Bekakos, Director of Laboratory of Digital Systems and
Head of Parallel Algorithms and architectures Research Group,
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece; Prof. Juan Jose Martinez
Castillo, Director, The Acantelys Alan Turing Nikola Tesla Research
Group and GIPEB, Universidad Nacional Abierta, Venezuela; Prof. Kevin
Daimi, Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs,
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Dr. Lamia Atma
Djoudi, Synchrone Technologies, France; Prof. Mary Mehrnoosh
Eshaghian-Wilner, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of
Southern California, California, USA and Adjunct Professor, EE,
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California, USA; Prof.
George A. Gravvanis, Director, Physics Lab. & Head of Advanced
Scientific Computing, Applied Math & Applications Research Group and
Professor of Applied Mathematics and Numerical Computing and
Department of ECE, School of Engineering, Democritus University of
Thrace, Xanthi, Greece (former President of the Technical Commission,
European Commission); Prof. Houcine Hassan, Universitat Politecnica
de Valencia, Spain; Prof. George Jandieri, Georgian Technical
University, Tbilisi, Georgia and Chief Scientist, The Institute of
Cybernetics, Georgian Academy of Science, Georgia; Prof. Young-Sik
Jeong, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Information Processing Systems
(JIPS), Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea; Prof. Byung-Gyu Kim,
Multimedia Processing Communications Lab. (MPCL), Department of CSE,
SunMoon University, South Korea; Prof. Tai-hoon Kim, School of
Information and Computing Science, University of Tasmania, Australia;
Prof. D. V. Kodavade, Head of Computer Science and Engineering, DKTE
Institute, India; Prof. Dr. Guoming Lai, Computer Science and
Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, P. R. China; Prof.
Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software Department, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Russia; Prof. George Markowsky, Professor &
Associate Director, School of Computing and Information Science and
Chair of Int'l Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS, University of Maine,
Orono, USA; Dr. Andrew Marsh, CEO, HoIP Telecom Ltd (Healthcare over
Internet Protocol), UK and Secretary General of World Academy of
BioMedical Sciences and Technologies (WABT), a UNESCO NGO, The United
Nations; Prof. G. N. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, Arunachal University,
India and Adjunct Professor of Indian Institute of Information Tech.,
Allahabad, India; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Head, Department
of Computer Science and Engineering (DCSE), SeoulTech, South Korea
and President of FTRA, South Korea; Dr. Akash Singh, IBM Corporation,
Sacramento, California, USA and Chartered Scientist, Science Council,
UK and Fellow of British Computer Society, USA; Ashu M. G. Solo
(Publicity Chair), Fellow of British Computer Society, Principal and
R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies America Inc.; Prof. Sang C. Suh,
Head and Professor of Computer Science, Vice President, of Society
for Design and Process Science (SDPS), Director of Intelligent
Cyberspace Engineering (ICEL), Texas A&M University, Com., Texas,
USA; Prof. Fernando G. Tinetti, School of Computer Science, Univ.
Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina and Co-editor, Journal of
Computer Science and Technology (JCS&T); Dr. Predrag Tosic, Microsoft,
Washington, USA; Prof. Vladimir Volkov, The Bonch-Bruevich State
University of Telecommunications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Prof.
Patrick S. P. Wang, Fellow of IAPR, ISIBM, WASE and Professor of
Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, Boston,
Massachusetts, USA and Otto-von-Guericke Distinguished Guest Prof.,
University Magdeburg, Germany; Prof. Shiuh-Jeng Wang, Department of
Information Management, Central Police University, Taiwan and
Program Chair, Security & Forensics, Taiwan and Director of Info.
Crypto and Construction Lab (ICCL) & ICCL-FROG; Prof. Mary Q. Yang,
Director of Mid-South Bioinformatics Center and Joint Bioinformatics
PhD Program, Medical Sciences and George W. Donaghey College of Eng.
and Information Technology, University of Arkansas, USA; Prof. Jane
You, Associate Head, Department of Computing, The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The 2016 Program Committee for the conference is currently being
compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned
leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the
highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
various societies, heads/ chairs of departments, program directors
of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Program Committee should email the following
information for consideration: Name, affiliation and position,
complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that
includes research expertise & the name of the conference(s) offering
to help with.


The federated congress ( ) that
this conference is part of will be composed of research presentations,
keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer,
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known
as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father
of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as
Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
(pioneer, VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding
member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer
of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of
Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program
Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of
Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi
(Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program 2000-2005 and Associate Director,
Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA;
Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge
Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof.
Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford
(Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr.
Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer,
SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Dean, Cornell University;
formerly at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and former director of
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science
Foundation, USA), Prof. Victor Raskin (Distinguished Professor, Purdue
University, USA); Prof. Alfred Inselberg (School of Mathematical
Sciences, Tel Aviv U, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing
Center; Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel Coordinates
and author of textbook); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair
Distinguished Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU
Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State
University, Colorado, USA); Prof. Amit Sheth (Fellow of IEEE and
LexisNexis Eminent Scholar; Founder/Executive Director, Ohio Center of
Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) and Professor of
Computer Science, Wright State University, Ohio, USA); Dr. Leonid I.
Perlovsky (Harvard University, USA and School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences and Medical School Athinoula Martinos Brain Imaging
Center; and The US Air Force Research Lab., USA; CEO, LP Information
Technology, USA and Chair of IEEE Task Force on The Mind and Brain;
Recipient of John McLucas Award, the highest US Air Force Award for
basic research); Dr. James A. Crowder (Chief Engineer, Raytheon
Intelligence, Information, and Services; Aurora, Colorado, USA); Prof.
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev (Distinguished Professor, Head of Numerical
Calculus Laboratory University of Calabria, Rende, Italy and part-time
Professor of Lobachevsky State University, Russia); and many other
distinguished speakers. The Congress is among the top five largest
annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have attendees
from about 85 countries. To get a feeling about the conferences'
atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:
2015 Congress:
2014 Congress:
Last 10 years:

An important mission of The Congress is "Providing a unique platform
for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars,
researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress
makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations,
government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the
world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from
institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who
are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main
mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution
and geography diversity objectives." 53965


As of January 5, 2016, papers published in the conference proceedings
that have been held as part of this federated congress, have received
28,380 citations (includes 3,346 self-citations). Citation data is
obtained from Microsoft Academic Search. The citation data does not
even include more than 17,000 other citations to papers in conferences
whose first offerings were initiated by this congress (such as: FUSION,
ICWS, ICMLA, and others).

The information that appears in this announcement is correct as of
January 5, 2016.

Inquiries should be sent to:

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