Call for Papers

The 1998 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'98) Location and Dates

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA July 13 - 16, 1998 About the Conference

The 1998 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'98) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 13-16, 1998.

The last conference (PDPTA'97) had research contributions from 39 countries. It is hoped that PDPTA'98 will also have a strong international flavor. For information on the last three PDPTA conferences (PDPTA'95, PDPTA'96, & PDPTA'97), refer to

http://www.jhpc.org/pdpta98
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdpta

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. Submission Guidelines Papers

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Session Organizers

The names of the technical session chairs will appear as associate editors on the cover of the conference proceedings. Scope

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

Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper (about 5 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below: http://intervalinc.com) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 8 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 thepaper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first page should also include the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.

Organizing Technical Sessions

Each technical session will have 5/6 paper presentations. The session chairs will be responsible in selecting the papers for their own sessions. The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings. Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and how you plan to advertise the session and select papers for the proposed session. Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below); E-mail submissions are preferred.

Evaluation Process

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN). It will be a multivolume set. The proceedings will be available at the conference. It is planned to select 20 papers for journal publication in related journals (after theconference).

Organizers and Sponsors

A number of university faculty members in cooperation with the Las Vegas Hilton (conference division) will be organizing the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications Tech. (CSREA) in cooperation with the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI; http://www.npaci.edu), the North American Transputer Users Group (NATUG), the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (Department of Energy, USA), the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA), developers of high-performance machines and systems (pending) and related computer associations (pending.) The Las Vegas Venue

The conference will be held in Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Las Vegas Hilton is one of the top resort hotels in the world. It has excellent conference facilities and over 3000 rooms. The hotel is only minutes from the Las Vegas airport with free shuttles to and from the airport. The hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions, including:

casino, swimming pools, sunning, tennis courts, luxurious health spa, golf course, evening shows (Andrew Lloyd Webber's spectacular musical), a number of bars, nightclub, virtual reality game rooms, shopping in the variety of distinct retail stores, 9 restaurants (Italian, Japanese, ...), snack bars, ... Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a day and most are suitable for families and children. The hotel's room rate is ($99 + tax) per night for the duration of the conference.

The hotel is minutes from other Las Vegas attractions (major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night clubs, free street shows, ...).

For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, ...

Exhibition

An exhibition is planned during the conference. We have reserved 20+ exhibit spaces. Interested parties should contact H. R. Arabnia (address is given below). All exhibitors will be considered to be the co-sponsors of the conference. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity to include a two-page description of their latest products in the conference proceedings (if submitted by May 22, 1998).

Important Dates

Date What is due? Notes well before 20 February 1998 technical session proposals 20 February 1998 (Friday) 5-page draft papers due 3 April 1998 (Friday) notification of acceptance 22 May 1998 (Friday) camera-ready papers due Preregistration also required on this date. One author must attend conference for paper to be printed in proceedings 13-16 July 1998 conference Program and Organizing Committee

To minimize changes to the CFP itself, this list is being maintained on a different page.

Conference Chair and Contact

Hamid R. Arabnia
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
E-mail: hra@cs.uga.edu
Website: www.bakeradio.com