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     The 2008 International Conference on Parallel and
     Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
                        PDPTA'08

    Date and Location: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings/book.

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

  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  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  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  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 applications.
  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  Other aspects and applications relating to high-performance
     computations.
  O  Emerging technologies

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit their full paper
   (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to
   Prof. H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 25, 2008 ([log in to unmask]). email
   submissions in MS Doc or PDF formats are preferable.  All reasonable
   typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
   papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
   to prepare their papers for publication.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
   7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have been previously published
   or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  The first page of
   the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
   postal address, and email address of each author as well as the name
   of the conference the paper is being submitted to (ie, PDPTA'08).
   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.

   Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are
   independent of the conference program committee.  The referees'
   evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program
   committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs of the track.
   The track chairs will make the final decision.  Lastly, the Camera-Ready
   papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

Academic/Technical Co-Sponsors:

-->  Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
     Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
     http://compbio.dfci.harvard.edu/

-->  Horvath Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),
     USA
     http://www.genetics.ucla.edu/labs/horvath/CoexpressionNetwork/

-->  Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
     http://www.msi.umn.edu/

-->  Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at
     Urbana-Champaign, USA
     http://bioinformatics.bioen.uiuc.edu/

-->  BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
     of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
     http://www.bio-miblab.org/

-->  Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University
     of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
     http://www.ideal.ece.utexas.edu/

-->  Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and
     MIT, USA
     http://bcl.med.harvard.edu/

-->  Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
     Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
     http://opal.biology.gatech.edu/GeneMark/

-->  Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Laboratory,
     Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

-->  Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
     College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
     http://www.uiowa.edu/~hri/

-->  Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab),
     University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
     http://www.uiowa.edu/mihpclab/

-->  The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
     http://www.und.edu

-->  International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
     http://www.isibm.org/

-->  Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
     Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

-->  Telecommunications Task Force of the Intelligent Systems
     Applications Technical Committee (ISATC) of IEEE
     Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
     http://wmn.csie.ntpu.edu.tw/isatc/

-->  IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (IEEE TCSC)
     http://www.ieeetcsc.org/

-->  IEEE Task force of Ubiquitous Intelligent Computing of IEEE
     Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
     http://www.ieee-cis.org/technical/isatc/

Corporate Co-Sponsors:

-->  Google, Inc.
     http://www.google.com/intl/en/about.html

-->  NIIT Technologies
     http://www.niit-tech.com/

Other Co-Sponsors:

-->  High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
     http://www.hpcnano.org

-->  International Technology Institute (ITI)
     http://www.itiworld.org/

-->  GridToday
     http://www.gridtoday.com/gridtoday.html

-->  HPCwire
     http://www.hpcwire.com/

-->  Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK
     http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

   The program committee includes members of the chapters of World
   Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing;
   AI; imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   computer security; and bioinformatics.) The names of the members
   of the program committee will soon be posted on the web site.
   Those interested in joining the program committee should email
   Prof. H. R. Arabnia ([log in to unmask]) the following information: Name,
   affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
   tel/fax numbers, a short biography together with research interests.

   For the list of the members of program committee of PDPTA'07, refer to:
   http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp07/ws/PDPTA07/committee
   Many members of the program committee include renowned leaders, scholars,
   researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
   are directors of research laboratories, fellows of various societies,
   heads/chairs of departments, deans and provosts.

IMPORTANT DATES:

   Feb.  25, 2008:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2008:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2008:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 14-17, 2008:  The 2008 International Conference on Parallel and
                      Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'08)

   URL: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/sites/worldcomp08/ws/conferences/pdpta08



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