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PDPTA 2014 : International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications


Conference Series : Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
When Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 24, 2014
Where Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2014
Notification Due Apr 15, 2014
Final Version Due May 3, 2014

Call For Papers



Paper Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

The 2014 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

July 21-24, 2014, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted papers
will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will
also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science
citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper. In
addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about
35%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include:
Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). See the following links for a small
subset of the publications based on the accepted papers of the federated
congress that PDPTA is part of; some of these books and journal special
issues have already received the top 25% downloads in their respective fields.

PDPTA'14 is composed of a number of tracks, including: tutorials,
sessions, workshops, posters, and panel discussions. The conference will
be held July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

o Big Data and High-Performance Computing:
Novel computational methodologies, HPC and scalable algorithms for
enhancing data quality, models and frameworks for Big Data, graph
algorithms, computational science, computational intelligence,
Scalable systems and architectures for Big Data, ...

o Parallel/Distributed Applications:
Numerical computations/methods, neural networks and fuzzy logic,
medicine, remote sensing, computer vision, computer graphics and
virtual reality, parallel/distributed databases, banking, financial
markets, high-performance computational biology, ...

o Parallel/Distributed Architectures:
Clusters and parallel systems of various topologies, supercomputers,
shared memory, distributed memory, general- and special-purpose
architectures, instructional level parallelism, ...

o Networks and Interconnection Networks:
Scalable networks, reconfigurable networks, routing issues,
general-purpose network performance for distributed applications,
network protocols, internet technology, optical interconnections and
computing, novel network topologies, ...

o Energy/power-aware Computing:
Energy-aware resource management, green computing, energy efficiency
planning, energy-aware technologies, low power virtualization and
software techniques, low power logic/circuit/process technology
design, methods and tools for forecasting, estimating, and validating
power use, ...

o Reliability and Fault-tolerance:
Software and hardware fault-tolerance (system- and application-level),
fault diagnosis, fault-tolerance measurement.

o Building Block Processors:
Applications of processors that can be used as basic building blocks
for multicomputer systems.

o Real-time and Embedded Systems:
Small-scale parallel systems for high-performance control, data
acquisition, and analysis; configuration, routing, scheduling,
performance guarantees, ...

o Parallel/Distributed Algorithms:
Algorithms exploiting clusters and general-purpose distributed and
parallel systems, new vector/pipeline issues, shared memory, distributed
memory, virtual memory, ...

o Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Applications:
High-speed networking, multimedia architectures and protocols,
multimedia applications, quality of service support, operating system
and networking support, internet tools and applications, audio/video
delivery over the internet, ...

o Software Tools and Environments for Parallel and Distributed Platforms:
Operating systems, compilers, languages, debuggers, monitoring tools,
software engineering on parallel/distributed systems, ...

o High-performance Computing in Computational Science:
Intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research programs and

o Performance Evaluation and Management of Wireless Networks and
Distributed Systems.
o FPGA-based Design.
o Performance Analysis, Evaluation, Prediction, ...
o Nanotechnology in HPC.
o High-performance Mobile Computation and Communication.
o Object Oriented Technology and Related Issues.
o Scheduling and Resource Management.
o Petri Nets: Theory, Analysis, Tools and Applications.
o Web-based Simulation and Computing.
o Cloud Computing.
o Other Aspects and Applications relating to High-Performance Computations.
o Emerging Technologies.


March 15, 2014: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 3, 2014: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 21-24, 2014: The 2014 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: . Submissions must
be uploaded by March 15, 2014 and must be in either MS doc or pdf
formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references -
single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats
are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to
follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for
publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should
include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email
address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of
the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best
represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference that the
paper is being submitted for consideration (i.e., PDPTA) must also be
stated on the first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word
abstract. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will
be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees. Papers
whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will
be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical
papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

The PDPTA'14 proceedings will be published in printed conference books
(ISBN) and will also be made available online. The printed proceedings/
books will be available for distribution on site at the conference. The
proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track
citation frequency/data for each published paper. Science citation
databases include: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering &
Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS,
INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO,
OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, & STN International); and others. The
proceedings/books of PDPTA for prior years have been evaluated for
inclusion into major science citation index databases. We are happy to
report that the evaluation board of science citation index databases have
approved the indexing, integrating, and inclusion of PDPTA proceedings
into relevant indexing databases (indexing databases include, among
others: Scopus,; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village,; and others).

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series (multiple
books in each series); one with Elsevier publishers (Emerging Trends in
Computer Science and Applied Computing) and another with Springer publishers
(Transactions of Computational Science and Computational Intelligence).
After the conference (the whole process takes 12 months), a significant
number of authors of accepted papers of PDPTA, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
consideration in these books. We anticipate having between 10 to 20 books
a year in each of these book series projects. Each book in each series
will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which
includes: Scopus,; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village,; EMBASE,; and others). See below for recent
examples of books/journals based on extended versions of accepted papers
of the federated congress that PDPTA is part of:


Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same
instructions that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except
for the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author
should state that "This paper is being submitted as a poster". Poster
papers (if accepted) will be published if and only the author of the
accepted paper wishes to do so.


Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of the last
offerings of the congress that PDPTA was held jointly with, included:
Dr. Selim Aissi, (formerly: Chief Strategist - Security, Intel Corporation,
USA) Senior Business Leader & Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA;
Prof. Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS, CITP, Professor of Informatics, Co-Director
of CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence &
organised Crime research), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK;
Prof. Nizar Al-Holou, Professor and Chair, Vice Chair, IEEE/SEM-Computer
Chapter; University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. Hamid R.
Arabnia, Professor of Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM,
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), University of
Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin Daimi, Professor of Computer Science, Director of
Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs, University of Detroit
Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. George Jandieri, Georgian Technical
University, Tbilisi, Georgia and Chief Scientist at The Institute of
Cybernetics, Georgian Academy of Science, Georgia; Prof. D. V. Kodavade, Head
of Computer Science and Engineering, DKTE Institute, India; Prof. Kun Chang
Lee, Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan
University, Korea; Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Associate Director,
School of Computing and Information Science, Chair Int'l Advisory Board of
IEEE IDAACS, Director 2013 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition,
University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA; Prof. G.N. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor,
Arunachal University of Studies, India; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul, Korea and President of
KITCS, President of FTRA, Editor-in-Chiefs: HCIS, JoC and IJITCC Journals;
Prof. Fernando G. Tinetti, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina,
Co-editor, Journal of CS and Technology (JCS&T); Dr. Predrag Tosic, Microsoft,
Washington, USA; Prof. Vladimir Volkov, The Bonch-Bruevich State University of
Telecommunications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Dr. Michael R. Grimaila, Air
Force Institute of Technology, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Air Force
Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince
Edward Fellows at MIT and Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO
Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Victor
Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software Department, Russian Academy of
Sciences, Russia; Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP
Telecom, UK, Secretary-General of WABT, Vice-president of ICET, Visiting
Professor, University of Westminster, UK; Ashu M. G. Solo (Publicity Chair),
Fellow of British Computer Society, Principal R&D Engineer, Maverick
Technologies America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer
Science, Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS),
Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering (ICEL), Texas A&M University,
Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow,
Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
State University, Virginia, USA; and others.

The 2014 Program Committee for PDPTA is currently being compiled. Many who
have already joined the committee are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers,
scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email the following information
for consideration: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address,
email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise & the
name of the conference (i.e., PDPTA).


PDPTA is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars,
professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster
working relationships and gain access to the latest research results. It is
being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research
conferences; namely, The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'14). The Congress is among the
top five largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have attendees from about
85 countries/territories.

The 2014 Congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures,
invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster
presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have
included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California,
Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology),
Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of
Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of
Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U. of California,
Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT),
Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost;
OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford
U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan),
Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose
L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer,
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of
Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/
2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet
Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System
Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI;
Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick),
Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue
University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology
Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Dean, Cornell
University - formerly at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and former
director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National
Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-President, HPCC
Systems), Prof. Victor Raskin (Distinguished Professor, Purdue University,
USA); Prof. Alfred Inselberg (School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv
University, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing Center;
Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel Coordinates and
author of textbook); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished
Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU Information Science
and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University, Colorado, USA);
and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the
conferences' atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:

An important mission of The Congress is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer
science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also
encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives;
ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across
sub-disciplines. 53965


As of December 14, 2013, papers published in the conference proceedings
that have been held as part of the joint Congress, have received over
27,500 citations (includes about 3,300 self-citations). Citation data
obtained from . The citation data
does not even include more than 15,000 other citations to papers in tracks
whose first offerings were initiated by this joint congress.

The information that appears in this announcement is correct as of
January 29, 2014


Inquiries should be sent to:


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