9th Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC 2011)

Perth, Australia, 2011
17-20 January


in conjunction with Australasian Computer Science Week, 17-20 January 2011

Call for Papers

In 2010, AusGrid event was broadened to include all aspects of parallel and distributed computing and hence was called as Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC). Following this successful event, it comes to the 9th this year in the series. In both New Zealand and Australia parallel and distributed computing has been recognised as strategic technologies for driving their moves towards knowledge economies. A number of projects and initiatives are underway in both countries in these areas. There is a natural interest in tools which support collaboration and access to remote resources given the challenges of the countries location and sparse populations.

Topics of interest for the symposium include but not limited to:

  • Multicore
  • GPUs and other forms of special purpose processors
  • Cluster computing
  • Grid computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Service computing and workflow management
  • Managing large distributed data sets
  • Middleware and tools
  • Performance evaluation and modeling
  • Performance accelerators
  • Problem-solving environments
  • Parallel programming models, languages and compilers
  • Runtime systems
  • Operating systems
  • Resource scheduling and load balancing
  • Data mining
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Agent-based computing
  • Reliability, security, privacy and dependability
  • Applications and e-Science

The symposium is primarily targeted at researchers from Australia and New Zealand, however in the spirit of parallel and distributed computing, which aims to enable collaboration of distributed virtual organizations, we encourage papers and participation from international researchers.

A best paper award sponsored by Manjrasoft Pty. Ltd, Australia will be presented to a paper receiving the highest quality rating from the Program Committee and external reviewers. In addition, a special issue in a high quality international journal will be organized for selected best papers.

Paper Submission

This year, we accept three types of submissions: full research paper, full industry experience paper, and extended abstract.

The proceedings of the symposium will be published through the Australian Computer Society Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT) series, under the title ACSW Frontiers 2010. The proceedings are included in the ACM digital library. Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 referees. Submitted full research or industry experience papers should be at most 10 pages in length. Submitted extended abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length. All submissions must conform to the CRPIT formatting style. Formatting instructions can be found at http://crpit.com/Authors.html. Full research and industry experience papers or extended abstracts (in PDF form) should be submitted by 30 August 2010. Refer to submission page for how to submit your papers.