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CF 2019 : ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2019


Conference Series : Computing Frontiers
When Apr 30, 2019 - May 2, 2019
Where Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 24, 2019
Notification Due Mar 4, 2019
Final Version Due Mar 25, 2019

Call For Papers

ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2019 (CF'19)
April 30 - May 2, 2019, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

!!! Extended Deadline: January 24, 2019 !!!

The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will
beheld April 30 - May 2 in Sardinia, Italy. Computing Frontiers is an
eclectic, collaborative community of researchers who investigate
emerging technologies in the broad field of computing: our common goal
is to drive the scientific breakthroughs that transform society.
Technology is experiencing revolutions in memory devices and systems,
networks, electronic device production, machine learning, data
analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and energy
efficiency, and systems portability/wearability, to name but a few areas.
New application domains that affect everyday life are emerging,
especially in the era of highly interconnected and collaborative
cyber-physical systems. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art and
revolutionary innovation constitute the frontiers that mark the
advances of science, engineering, and information technology.

Early research that envisions future technologies provides the bases
that allow novel materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream.
Collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertises and
backgrounds enables revolutionary scientific breakthroughs that lead
to innovative solutions over a wide spectrum of computer systems, from
embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and data


Submissions deadline: January 24, 2019 (extended)
Notification: March 4, 2019
Camera-Copy Papers Due: March 25, 2019
Conference Dates: April 30 - May 2, 2019


We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide
range of topics, including novel computing paradigms, computational
models, algorithms, application paradigms, development environments,
compilers, operating environments, computer architectures (from
embedded to HPC systems), hardware substrates, memory technologies,
and storage solutions.

* Innovative Approaches, Algorithms, and Models of Computing, Including
but Not Limited to
- Approximate and inexact computing, probabilistic computing
- Quantum computing
- Biological computing models, including brain computing, neural
computing, computational neuroscience, and biologically-inspired
- Reconfigurable computing
- Dataflow approaches

* Approaches to Overcoming Technological Limitations
- Limits on technology scaling and Moore's Law
- Defect- and variability-tolerant designs
- New materials such as graphene
- Nanoscale design, optoelectronics, and dark silicon
- New memory designs such as 3D stacked technology
- Challenges for many-core designs and accelerators
- Dealing with manufacturing variability
- Computing on mobile devices

* Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems
- Design space exploration and modeling and development frameworks
- Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging
- Reactive and real-time systems, reconfigurable and self-aware
- Sensor networks, internet of things, and architectural innovation
for wearable computing

* New Approaches for Big Data Analytics and Machine and Deep Learning
- High performance data analytics
- Data search and representation
- Novel architecture and system designs

* Large-Scale System Design
- Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking
- Power- and energy-management for clouds, data centers, and
exascale systems

* Fault Tolerance and Resilience
- Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems
- Hardware and software approaches to cope with adverse environments
such as space

* Compiler Technologies
- Advanced/novel analyses
- Hardware/software integrated solutions
- High-level synthesis

* Programming Languages, Models, and Runtimes
- Development environments and tools
- New programming approaches for next generation systems and
- Domain-specific languages
- Task-based approaches
- Graphical and high-level programming
- Performance analysis, debugging, correctness tools

* System Software
- Advances in operating systems, virtualization, and container
- New approaches for resource and job management, and scheduling
- Workflow systems

* Security
- Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against
malicious code
- Real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols
- Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
- Advanced persistent threats, cyber and physical attacks, and

* Computers and Society, Interdisciplinary Applications
- Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, and
emerging markets
- Applications bridging multiple disciplines in interesting ways

We also strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not
fit into traditional categories -- if in doubt, please contact the PC
co-chairs by email.



We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing
high-quality research describing original and unpublished work. Short
papers are intended to describe preliminary or highly speculative work
as well as can be used to contribute position papers. Full papers are a
maximum of eight (8) and short papers are a maximum of four (4)
double-column pages in ACM conference format with an option for authors
to buy up to two (2) extra pages (full paper) or one (1) extra
page (short paper) after acceptance. Page limits include all figures,
tables and appendices; only references do not count against the page
limit. Our review process is double-blind: please remove all
identifying information from the paper submission (and cite your own
work in the third person). For each paper, at least one full
registration is required.

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair at:

Both full and short papers will be published in the proceedings and in
the ACM Digital Library.

Additionally, CF 2019 will, for the first time, provide the
opportunity to optionally and voluntarily provide an artifact
evaluation appendix. Accepted papers can use up to an additional two
pages (at no extra cost) to submit an additional, independent appendix
based on the ACM criteria, which will be evaluated from a separate
artifact evaluation committee. While this will have no impact on
publication, upon successful verification, papers can receive the
appropriate ACM artifact badges, base on the following rules:


Computing Frontiers 2019 Chairs

General Co-Chairs:
Francesca Palumbo, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, IT
Michela Becchi, North Carolina State University, US

Program Co-Chairs:
Martin Schulz, Technical University of Munich, DE
Kento Sato, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Poster/Short Paper Co-Chairs:
Masaaki Kondo, University of Tokyo, JP
Ruben Salvador, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ES

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
Flavio Vella, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT
Carlo Sau, University of Cagliari, IT

Workshops Chairs:
Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Registration Chair:
Tiziana Fanni, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, IT

Publications Co-Chairs:
Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE
Miquel Pericas, Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Finance Chair:
Peter Zinterhof, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Claudio Rubattu, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, IT
Simone Vuotto, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, IT

Industry/Special Session Co-Chairs:
Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
Miquel Moreto, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ES

Industrial Sponsorship Chair:
Ramon Bertran Monfort, IBM, US

Publicity Chairs:
Marziyeh Nourian, North Carolina State University, US
Christian Pilato, Politecnico di Milano, IT
James Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CN

Web Chair:
Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

Computing Frontiers Steering Committee

Monica Alderighi, INAF, IT
John Feo, PNNL, US
Hubertus Franke, New York University / IBM Research, US
Alexander Heinecke, Intel Parallel Computing Lab, US
Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK
Sally A. McKee, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
Gianluca Palermo, Politechnico di Milano, IT
Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY and
Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, DE
Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE


For further information and updates, check the CF19 website at

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