CF: Computing Frontiers



Past:   Proceedings on DBLP

Future:  Post a CFP for 2021 or later   |   Invite the Organizers Email


All CFPs on WikiCFP

Event When Where Deadline
CF 2020 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2020
May 11, 2020 - May 13, 2020 Catania, Sicily, Italy Jan 28, 2020
CF 2019 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2019
Apr 30, 2019 - May 2, 2019 Alghero, Sardinia, Italy Jan 24, 2019
CF 2018 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2018
May 8, 2018 - May 10, 2018 Ischia, Italy Jan 21, 2018
CF 2017 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017 Siena, Italy Jan 20, 2017
CF 2016 Computing Frontiers
May 16, 2016 - May 18, 2016 Como, Italy Jan 15, 2016
CF 2014 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2014
May 20, 2014 - May 22, 2014 Cagliari, Italy Jan 18, 2014 (Jan 11, 2014)
CF 2013 Computing Frontiers Conference
May 14, 2013 - May 16, 2013 Ischia, Italy Jan 18, 2013
CF 2012 Computing Frontiers Conference
May 15, 2012 - May 17, 2012 Caligari, Italy Jan 9, 2012
CF 2011 Computing Frontiers Conference
May 3, 2011 - May 5, 2011 Ischia, Italy Dec 10, 2010 (Dec 3, 2010)
CF 2010 Call for Papers: 2010 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
May 17, 2010 - May 19, 2010 Bertinoro, Italy Dec 11, 2009 (Dec 4, 2009)
CF 2009 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
May 18, 2009 - May 20, 2009 Ischia, Italy Dec 12, 2008 (Dec 5, 2008)
CF 2008 Computing Frontiers Conference
Mar 3, 2008 - Mar 5, 2008 Ischia, Italy TBD

Present CFP : 2020

CF2020 Call For Papers

The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will be held May 11th-13th in Sicily, Italy in the town of Catania. Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, interdisciplinary, collaborative community of researchers investigating emerging technologies in the broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific breakthroughs that transform society.
CF’s broad scope is driven by recent technological advances in wide-ranging fields impacting computing, such as memory hardware and systems, network and systems architecture, cloud computing, novel device physics and materials, power efficiency, new application domains of machine and deep learning and big data analytics, and systems portability and wearability. Emerging application domains are affecting everyday life, especially in the era of highly interconnected and collaborative cyber-physical systems and IoT. The boundaries between state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the advancing frontiers of science, engineering, and information technology - and are the focus of the CF community.
Early research that envisions the future state of computing forges the path for novel materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. We believe these forward-thinking breakthroughs are enabled by collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertise and backgrounds. CF provides such a venue to share, discuss and advance this broad scope of work and welcomes innovative solutions relevant to a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and hand-held or wearable devices to supercomputers and datacenters.

Topics of Interest

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

* Innovative Computing Approaches, Architectures, Algorithms and Models
- Approximate, analog, inexact, probabilistic computing
- Quantum computing
- Neuromorphic, biologically-inspired computing and optical computing
- Dataflow architectures, near-data and in-memory processing

* Technological Scaling Limitations and Beyond
- Limits: Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel materials, nanoscale design, dark silicon
- Extending past Moore’s law: 3D-stacking, many-core architectures and accelerators, distributed computing on mobile devices and their challenges

* Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data Analytics
- Novel architecture and systems across computing systems (IoT to datacenter)
- High performance data analytics
- Exascale data management

* Embedded, IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems
- Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging
- Physical security, attack detection and prevention
- Reactive, real-time, scalable, reconfigurable and self-aware systems
- Sensor networks, IoT, and architectural innovation for wearable computing

* Large-Scale System Design and Networking
- Large-scale homogeneous/heterogeneous architectures and networking
- System-balance and CPU-offloading
- Power- and energy-management for clouds, datacenters and exascale systems

* System Software, Compiler Technologies and Programming Languages
- Technologies that push the limits of operating systems, virtualization, and container technologies
- Large scale frameworks for distributed computing and communication
- Resource and job management, scheduling, workflow systems for managing large-scale heterogeneous systems
- Compiler technologies: hardware/software integrated solutions, high-level synthesis
- Tools for analyzing and managing performance at large scale
- Novel programming approaches

* Fault Tolerance and Resilience
- Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems (e.g. infrastructure, airlines)
- Hardware and software approaches in adverse environments such as space

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

* Computers and Society
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and AI environmental impact
- Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, and emerging markets, interdisciplinary applications

We strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit into traditional categories — if in doubt, please contact the PC co-chairs by email.
PC Co-chairs: Cat Graves (catherine.graves [at]
Eishi Arima (arima [at]

Important Dates

Paper submission Deadline: January 28th, 2020
Author Notification: March 15th, 2020
Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 5th, 2020
Conference: May 11th-13th, 2020


We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing high-quality research describing original and unpublished work. Papers must be submitted through
Short papers describe preliminary or highly speculative work as well as position papers. Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) and short papers a maximum of four (4) double-column pages in ACM conference format. Authors may buy up to two (2) extra pages (full paper) or one (1) extra page (short paper) after acceptance. Page limits include figures, tables and appendices but exclude references. Review process is double-blind, so please remove all identifying information from paper submissions (cite own work in third person). At least one full registration will be required from a submission author for each paper.

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