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NPC 2020 : The 17th Annual IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing


Conference Series : Network and Parallel Computing
When Sep 28, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Where Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Submission Deadline Jul 12, 2020
Notification Due Aug 12, 2020
Final Version Due Aug 23, 2020

Call For Papers

The 17th Annual IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2020)
Sept.28-30, 2020
Zhengzhou, Henan, China
High Performance Computing and Big Data are two main areas where NPC 2020 will provide a dynamic forum to explore, discuss and debate state-of-the-art technology issues and challenges. High-performance computers and big-data systems are tied inextricably to the broader computing ecosystem and its designs and market adoption. We strongly believe that the stakes are high and are far beyond the boundaries of nations and continents. We invite all researchers around the world to submit papers to NPC 2020.

We share the view that, during the past decade, the tools and cultures of high-performance computing and big data analytics are diverging to the detriment of both, and the international community should find a unified path that can best serve the needs of a broad spectrum of major application areas. Unlike other tools, which are limited to particular scientific domains, computational modeling and data analytics are applicable to all areas of science and engineering, as they breathe life into the underlying mathematics of scientific models. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
*Parallel and distributed applications and algorithms
--Parallel and distributed issues and opportunities on artificial intelligence applications.
--Parallel algorithms for computational and data-enabled scientific, engineering, biological and medical applications.
--Parallel algorithms for accelerators, neuromorphic architectures, and other emerging architectures.

*Parallel and distributed architectures and systems
-- Domain-Specific Accelerators for AI, deep learning and applications in industry sectors (such as health: genomics, finance: block chain, and others)
-- Non-traditional Computing Technology (Quantum/Optical/Superconducting computers)
--Emerging architectures and systems at all scales, from embedded to cloud.
--Systems for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale.
--Power-efficient and green computing systems.
--Neuromorphic architectures and cognitive computing accelerators.
--Heterogeneous multicore architectures and accelerators.
--In-Memory and near-data computing.
--Network and interconnect architectures.
--Storage systems in novel big data architectures.

*Parallel and distributed software environments and tools
--Programming models and compilation for existing and emerging platforms.
--Dataflow programming models, frameworks, languages and environments for data-enabled platforms.
--Virtualization of machines, networks, and storage.
--I/O, file systems, and data management.
--Resource management, scheduling, and load balancing.
Authors should submit the full version of the paper July 1st, 2020, AOE. The full version should be a PDF file following the submission guidelines that will be made available at the submission website. Papers should be submitted for blind review. New-idea papers as well as papers that significantly advance established areas are strongly encouraged. Submission issues should be directed to program chairs, Guangming Tan and Guang R. Gao. We will publish top papers from NPC 2020 in a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP), CCF Transactions on High Performance Computing, and the proceedings will be published as part of Springer LNCS.

*Important Dates:
--Paper Submissions Due: July 12, 2020, AOE *
--Results Notification: August 12, 2020 *
--Camera-ready Version: August 23th, 2020 *
*Manuscript submission

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and experience are solicited. All paper submissions will be handled electronically via EasyChair:

Papers must not exceed 12 pages in LNCS format. Authors must register and submit their paper through the online submission system. If you have problems accessing the system, e-mail your submission to:

For more information, please visit the NPC 2020 conference web site at:

Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing Corporation, USA
Zhiwei Xu, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Guang R. Gao, University of Delaware, USA
Guangming Tan, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Bohu Huang, Xidian University
Xianyu Zuo, Henan University

Publicity Co-Chairs
Liang Yuan, Institute of Computing Technology, China
Jiajia Li, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Publication Chair
Xin He, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Web Chair
En Shao, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing, USA (Chair)
Hai Jin, HUST, China (Vice Chair)
Chen Ding, University of Rochester, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Guangrong Gao, University of Delaware, USA
Jean-Luc Gaudiot, UCI, USA
Tony Hey, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
Guojie Li, ICT, China
Yoichi Muraoka, Waseda University, Japan
Viktor Prasanna, USC, USA
Daniel Reed, University of Utah, USA
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Ninghui Sun, ICT, China
Zhiwei Xu, ICT, China

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