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AISB Convention 2015

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2008)

The 27th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2008) 
December 8-10, 2008   Austin, Texas, USA
The International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference (IPCCC) is
the premier IEEE conference presenting research in the performance of computer and
communication systems. For more than two decades, IPCCC has been a research forum 
for academic, industrial, and government researchers. 
The theme of IPCCC 2008 is Computing for Emerging Networked Systems.  To capture
the recent exciting innovations in the system research, IPCCC 2008 will explore and
articulate (i) the challenges and opportunities as parallel and distributed systems
are scaling large and networked over the internet; (ii) the challenges and opportunities 
as multicore processors are becoming the mainstream desktop processors and networked 
onchip; (iii) the challenges and opportunities as embedded systems are becoming 
ubiquitous and networked through wireless communication. 
We encourage submission of high-quality papers that address the thematic topics as 
well as other topics in theoretical and experimental areas of system research.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
   Grid and cloud computing
   Internet Services and Network Management
   Network protocols
   Network Information Assurance, and Security
   Multi- and single- core processor architecture
   Cache, Memory, and Disk Storage Systems 
   Workload Characterization and its Impact on Architecture Design
   Embedded Systems
   Ubiquitous computing
   Mobile ad hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networks
   Parallel and Distributed Systems
   Performance Evaluation and Modeling
   Performance Tools and Techniques
In addition, proposals for panel sessions and workshops on relevant topics are welcome. 
Workshops may be for a full day or half a day. Workshop papers will be published in the
conference proceedings. 
   Workshop and Panel Proposal Due: August 31, 2008   
   Conference Paper Submission Due: September 9, 2008       
   Paper Acceptance Notification:  October 30, 2008         
   Camera-ready Manuscript Due:  November 15, 2008     
   General Chair               Taieb Znati  (Univ. of Pittsburgh) 
   General Vice Chair        Maggie Cheng (Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology)
   Program Chair              Youtao Zhang (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
   Finance Chair               Ullah Nasr (Freescale Semiconductor  Inc.)  
   Web Chair                    Neil Nelson (Freescale Semiconductor  Inc.)  
   Workshop co-Chairs      Dharma  Agrawal (Univ. of Cincinnati)
                                       Bing Wang (Univ. of Connecticut)
   Publicity Chair              Sheng Zhong (SUNY Buffalo)
Submitted manuscripts must have at least 11-point font size, and should not exceed 12 
pages formatted in IEEE conference style, including the abstract, figures, and 
references. Authors should obtain company and government clearances prior to submission 
of papers.
All papers will be reviewed by the program committee. They will be judged with respect 
to their quality, originality, and relevance. All accepted papers will be published in 
the conference proceedings, conditional upon the author's advance registration. Note 
that one full (non-student) registration fee must be paid for each paper published in 
the proceedings, and that submission of a paper entails a professional obligation to 
attend and present your paper at the conference if it is accepted.
Authors MUST submit their papers electronically using EDAS (