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MPP 2019 : 8th Workshop on Parallel Programming Models - Special Edition on IoT and Machine Learning


When May 24, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Where Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submission Deadline Feb 4, 2019
Notification Due Feb 25, 2019
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2019
Categories    internet of things   machine learning   parallel programming   fog computing

Call For Papers

MPP 2019 -- 8th Workshop on Parallel Programming Models - Special Issue on IoT and Machine Learning

In Conjunction with IPDPS 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Recent trends in artificial neural networks, such as deep neural networks, and the Internet-of-Things – IoT, indicate that an increasing number of artificial intelligence -based applications will be running on smartphones, sensors and other IoT devices collecting and processing large amounts of data. Most of those devices have limited processing power and often rely on cloud services for compute-intensive tasks. However, real-time applications may not tolerate the latency of offloading tasks to a cloud server.

Another important aspect to consider, especially in applications that run on big systems and manipulate big data sets, is the trade-off between moving data to a remote processing element to increase parallelism and computing things locally to reduce communication and energy costs while keeping performance levels. Edge/Fog computing proposes bringing computation closer to where data is sitting, by adding computational capabilities to network devices and adding edge gateways/servers, possibly in multiple layers with different latencies and computing performance. Moreover, such systems are expected to be heterogeneous, including multi-core processors, GPUs, FPGAs, and even processors that are customized for certain applications.

In this scenario, writing parallel applications is a non-trivial task, but also mandatory if one wants to explore the potential of the aforementioned modern computing platforms, imposing new challenges to the scientific community: the creation of models and alternatives to ease parallelism exploitation by the average programmer, considering the peculiarities of the different computation devices. Moreover, the proposed solutions should tackle problems such as application deployment, resilience and scheduling/offloading of tasks, considering latency, bandwidth, response time and computing power. In these complex environments, Machine Learning is becoming an important trend for the autonomic operation.

MPP aims at bringing together researchers interested in presenting contributions to the evolution of existing models or in proposing novel ones, considering the trends on IoT and Machine Learning. MPP 2019 will be held in conjunction with The 33rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2019), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 20-24, 2019.

Submission Guidelines

MPP invites authors to submit unpublished full and short papers on the subjects. Submissions must be in English, 8 pages maximum for full papers and 4 pages for short papers, following the IEEE formatting guidelines. Page limits include references.

List of Topics

Topics of interest include (with special emphasis on IoT, Fog, Edge Computing, and Machine Learning) :

-Novel execution models and languages for parallelism;
-Novel parallel programming techniques and architectures;
-Heterogeneous programming models;
-Synchronization mechanisms;
-Storage techniques;
-Load-balancing and scheduling mechanisms;
-Error detection/recovery;
-Theoretical analysis of systems;
-Smart network devices;
-Software-defined networks;
-Integration of IoT, Fog, Edge and Cloud Computing;
-Neural Networks inference and training on IoT, Fog, Edge and cloud environments;
-Performance analysis; and


General co-chairs

-Leandro A. J. Marzulo - Google, USA
-Felipe M. G. França - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Program co-chairs

-Cristiana Bentes - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
-Gabriele Mencagli - University of Pisa, Italy

Steering co-chairs

-Andrew Putnam - Microsoft Research, USA
-Mauricio Pilla - Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

Steering Committee

-Daniel Mosse - University of Pittsburgh, USA
-Edson Borin - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
-Lúcia Drummond - Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil
-Mario Dantas - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil
-Nader Bagherzadeh - University of California Irvine, USA
-Nelson Amaral - University of Alberta, USA
-Rodolfo Azevedo - UNICAMP, Brazil
-Sandip Kundu - University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
-Vladimir Alves - NGD Systems, USA

Program Committee

-Albert Y. Zomaya - University of Sydney, Australia
-Aletéia Araújo - Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
-Alexandre da Costa Sena - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
-Alexandre Solon Nery - Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), Brazil
-Arthur Francisco Lorenzon - Universidade Federal do Pampa​ (UNIPAMPA), Brazil
-Carla Osthoff - Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC), Brazil
-Claudia Di Napoli - CNR, Italy
-Claude Tadonki - Mines - ParisTech, France
-Cristina Boeres - Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil
-Dalvan Griebler - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
-Diego Dutra - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
-Edward Moreno - Universidade Federal do Sergipe, Brazil
-Elias Mizan - Wave Computing, USA
-Flavia Delicato - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
-Gabriel Paillard - Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Brazil
-Igor Machado Coelho - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
-Kazutomo Yoshii - Argonne National Laboratory, USA
-Krommydas Konstantinos - Intel, USA
-Luciana Arantes - Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, France
-Maria Clicia Stelling de Castro - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
-Mauricio Breternitz - Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal
-Michael Frank - MagiCore Inc., USA
-Rajesh Sankaran - Argonne National Laboratory, USA
-Rafael dos Santos - ARM, United Kingdom
-Rekai Gonzalez Alberquilla - ARM, UK
-Roberto Souto - Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC), Brazil​​
-Silvio Stanzani - Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil
-Tiago A. O. Alves – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
-Walid Najjar - University of California Riverside, USA
-Wei Li - University of Sydney, Australia
-Zehra Sura - IBM, USA


The conference will be held at Hilton Rio de Janeiro together with IPDPS 2019.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to .

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