CFP - Special Session on Cluster Computing at PDCS2000

Hai Jin hjin at
Mon Jul 10 15:50:50 PDT 2000


Special Session on Cluster Computing

Twelfth IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2000)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 6-9, 2000

(Submission Deadline:  August 4, 2000)

The availability of high-speed networks and high-performance
microprocessors as commodity components is making networks of computers
an appealing vehicle for cost-effective parallel computing.
Clusters/networks of computers (workstations/PCs/SMPs) built using
commodity hardware and software are playing a major role in redefining
the concept of supercomputing.  As a whole, clusters are becoming an
alternative to MPPs and supercomputers in many areas of application.

A special session on Cluster Computing will be organized at the PDCS
2000 conference.   This session will serve as a forum to present the
latest research results of works by international researchers,
developers, and users. Topics of interest include, but are not limited

         Cluster Hardware (Cluster of PCs, Workstations, or SMPs)
         High Performance Communication Networks and Interfaces
         Light Weight Communication Protocols
         Cluster Middleware
          Single System Image Infrastructure
         System Availability Infrastructure
         Issues in Building Scalable Services
         File Systems and Parallel I/O
         Job and Resource Management
         Data Distribution and Load Balancing
         Programming Paradigms/Environment for Clusters
         Message Passing Systems such as MPI and PVM for Clusters
         Problem Solving Environments for Clusters
         Tools for Operating and Managing Clusters
         Java for High Performance Computing
         Algorithms for Solving Problems on Clusters
         Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications on

Paper Submission
Submission should include authors names, affiliations, addresses and
email addresses, on the cover page. Submission implies the willingness
of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Please
submit full paper, not exceeding 10 pages in length (single-space) in PS
or PDF format for consideration, to session organizer at
hjin at by August 4, 2000 via email. Include up to 5 keywords
and an abstract of no more than 250 words.

All papers selected for this session by peer-review process will be
published in the PDCS'2000 conference proceedings through IASTED Press,

Session Organizer:
Dr. Hai Jin
Internet and Cluster Computing Lab.
Department of EE-System, EEB-104
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, 90089, USA
Tel: +1-213-740-6433
Fax: +1-425-920-8937
Email: hjin at

Important Dates:
Draft Papers due on:                                            August
4, 2000
Notification of Acceptance:                                August 20,
Final Manuscripts and Preregistration due on:   September 15, 2000

If you have questions concerning session paper submission or session
content, please contact the special session organizer at the address
above. If you have questions concerning conference paper submissions or
program, please contact Conference Program Co-Chairs.

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