CFP: Special Session on Cluster Computing at PDCS2000

Dr. Hai Jin hjin at
Sat Jul 29 15:24:15 PDT 2000

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                             CALL FOR PAPERS
                   Twelfth IASTED International Conference on
        Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2000)
                           Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
                             November 6-9, 2000

 The availability of high-speed networks and high-performance
microprocessors as commodity  components is making networks of computers

an appealing vehicle for cost-effective parallel computing.
Clusters/networks of computers (workstations/PCs/SMPs) built using
commodity hardware and software are playing a major role in redefining
the concept of supercomputing. As a whole, clusters are becoming an
alternative to MPPs and supercomputers in many areas of application.

 A special session on Cluster Computing will be organized at the PDCS
2000 conference. This session will serve as a forum to present the
latest research results of works by international researchers,
developers, and users. Topics of interest include, but are not limited

 Cluster Hardware (Cluster of PCs, Workstations, or SMPs)
 High Performance Communication Networks and Interfaces
 Light Weight Communication Protocols
 Cluster Middleware
 Single System Image Infrastructure
 System Availability Infrastructure
 Issues in Building Scalable Services
 File Systems and Parallel I/O
 Job and Resource Management
 Data Distribution and Load Balancing
 Programming Paradigms/Environment for Clusters
 Message Passing Systems such as MPI and PVM for Clusters
 Problem Solving Environments for Clusters
 Tools for Operating and Managing Clusters
 Java for High Performance Computing
 Algorithms for Solving Problems on Clusters
 Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications on Clusters

 Paper Submission
 Submission should include authors names, affiliations, addresses and
email addresses, on the cover  page. Submission implies the willingness
of at least one of the authors to register and present the  paper.
Please submit full paper, not exceeding 10 pages in length
(single-space) in PS or PDF format for consideration, to session
organizer at hjin at by August 4, 2000 via email. Include up
to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 250 words.

 All papers selected for this session by peer-review process will be
published in the PDCS'2000 conference proceedings through IASTED Press,

 Session Organizer:
 Dr. Hai Jin
 Internet and Cluster Computing Lab.
 Department of EE-System, EEB-104
 University of Southern California
 Los Angeles, California, 90089, USA
 Tel: +1-213-740-6433
 Fax: +1-425-920-8937
 Email: hjin at

 Important Dates:
 Draft Papers due on:       August 4, 2000
 Notification of Acceptance:     August 20, 2000
 Final Manuscripts and Preregistration due on:   September 15, 2000

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