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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2008)


	  The 8th International Conference on Algorithms and
	 Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2008)

		       June 9-11, 2008   Cyprus

		 (*** Papers due January 7, 2008 ***)

Conference Information

Following the traditions of the previous successful ICA3PP conferences
held in   Hangzhou,   Brisbane, Singapore, Melbourne,  Hong   Kong and
Beijing, the objective of ICA3PP 2008 is to bring together researchers
and practitioners  from academia, industry  and governments to advance
the theories    and    technologies in   parallel    and   distributed
computing. ICA3PP  2008 will be held  on the island  of Cyprus, with a
focus on two broad areas  of parallel and distributed computing, i.e.,
architectures, algorithms and networks, and systems and applications.

Topics of interest include, but will not be limited to:
* Cluster, Distributed & Parallel Operating Systems and Middleware
* Cluster, Grid and Fault-tolerant Computing
* Multi-core Programming and Software Tools
* Distributed Scheduling & Load Balancing
* High-performance Scientific Computing
* Parallel Algorithms
* Parallel Architectures
* Parallel & Distributed Databases
* Parallel I/O Systems & Storage Systems
* Parallel Programming Paradigms
* Performance of Parallel & Distributed Computing Systems
* Tools & Environments for Parallel & Distributed Software Development
* Web Services

Paper Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited  to  submit manuscripts that  demonstrate original
unpublished  research in    all   areas of  parallel   and distributed

A manuscript  should not exceed 12 pages  in PDF, including tables and
figures.    The submitted  paper  must be  camera-ready  and formatted
according to  the rules of LNCS (for   formatting information refer to
the Springer LNCS web site Information  to Authors section, accessible
also from the  conference  web site).   The PDF version  of your paper
must be submitted  electronically through the  paper submission system
on the conference web site

Papers will  be reviewed internationally and  selected based  on their
originality, significance,  correctness,  relevance,   and clarity  of
presentation. The conference proceedings   of accepted papers  will be
published in the   Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in   Computer Science
(LNCS) series. Authors of  accepted papers, or  at least one  of them,
are requested  to register and  present their work  at the conference,
otherwise their papers will be  removed from the digital library after
the conference. A select number of distinguished papers, after further
revisions, will also  be invited to submit  for publication in special
issues of various international journals.

Proposals  for tutorial sessions  are   also solicited. Your  proposal
should include  the lecture  outline, assumed background  of audience,
and  vitae of the  presenter. Please send  your  proposals of tutorial
sessions to and/or

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 		January 7, 2008

Tutorial Session Proposal: 	January 7, 2008

Notification of Acceptance: 	February 28, 2008

Camera-ready Due: 		March 15, 2008

Early Registration Due:		March 15, 2008

Conference Dates: 		June 9 - 11, 2008

Committee Organization

General Chairs:

Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science & Technology China
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Steering Committee Chairs:

Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committee Chairs:

Anu G. Bourgeois, Georgia State University, USA
S. Q. Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Committee

Jemal Abbawajy		Deakin University, Australia
Selim Akl		Queen's University, Canada
Joseph Arul		Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Mark Baker		The University of Reading, UK
Amnon Barak		Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Maarten Boasson		University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arndt Bode		Technical University of Munich, Germany
Xiaojun Cao		Georgia State University, USA
Jiannong Cao		Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Peter Cappello		University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Jianer Chen		Texas A&M University, USA
Yingying Chen		Rutgers University, USA
Francis Chin		University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jose Cunha		New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Erik D'Hollander	Ghent University, Belgium
Eliezer Dekel		IBM Haifa Research Laboratory, Israel
Marios Dikaiakos	University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Jack Dongarra		University of Tennessee, USA
Robin Doss		Deakin University, Australia
Jos A. Fernndez-Zepeda	CICESE, Mexico
Len Freeman		University of Manchester, UK
Chryssis Georgiou	University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Teofilo Gonzalez	University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Andrzej Goscinski	Deakin University, Australia
Ashwin Gumaste		Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Ken Hawick		Massey University, New Zealand
Michael Hobbs		Deakin University, Australia
Bo Hong			Drexel University, USA
Susumu Horiguchi	Tohoku University, Japan
Shi-Jinn Horng		National Taiwan Univ. of Sci. and Tech, Taiwan
Ching-Hsien Hsu		Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Ali Hurson		Pennsylvania State University, USA
Weijia Jia		City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Jiang		University of Nebraska at Lincoln, USA
Krishna Kavi		The University of North Texas, USA
Zvi Kedem		New York University, USA
Wayne Kelly		Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Tohru Kikuno		Osaka University, Japan
Jacek Kitowski 		AGH Univ. of Science and Tech., Cracow, Poland
Michael Langston	University of Tennessee, USA
Laurent Lefevre		INRIA, France
Keqin Li		State University of NY at New Paltz, USA
Kuan-Ching Li		Providence University, Taiwan
Cho-Chin Lin		National Ilan University, Taiwan
Thanasis Loukopoulos	University of Thessaly, Greece
Praveen Madiraju	Marquette University, USA
Christine Morin		IRISA/INRIA, France
Koji Nakano		Hiroshima University, Japan
Michael Palis		Rutgers University, USA
Marcin Paprzycki	SWPS and IBS PAN, Poland
Weizhong Qiang		Huazhong U. of Science and Technology, China
Rajeev Raje		Purdue University, USA
Michel Raynal		IRISA, France
Barry Rountree		University of Georgia, USA
Srinivas Sampalli	Dalhousie University, Canada
Yiannakis Sazeides	University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Edwin Sha		University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Jackie Silcock		Deakin University, Australia
Chengzheng Sun		Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rajshekhar Sunderraman	Georgia State University, USA
Yong-Meng Teo		National University of Singapore, Singapore
Gabor Terstyanszki	University of Westminster, UK
Jerry Trahan		Louisiana State University, USA
Ramachandran Vaidyanathan	  Louisiana State University, USA
Vassos Vassiliou	University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Jianping Wang		City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Greg Wickham		GrangeNet, Australia
Jie Wu			Florida Atlantic University, USA
Yue Wu			University of Electronic Sci and Tech, China
Roman Wyrzykowski	Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Dong Xiang		Tsinghua University, China
Chengzhong Xu		Wayne State University, USA
Chao-Tung Yang		Tunghai University, Taiwan
Laurence T. Yang	St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Albert Zomaya		University of Sydney, Australia
Jun Zou			Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

For further questions, please contact:

Anu G. Bourgeois,
S. Q. Zheng,