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2016 International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational Science (CSCI-ISPD)-call for papers

Paper Submission Deadline: October 10, 2016

The 2016 International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed
Computing and Computational Science (CSCI-ISPD)
December 15-17, 2016, Las Vegas, USA

Publisher: IEEE CPS & IEEE Xplore


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

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, Performance Evaluation and Management,
Distributed System, Mobile Computation and Communication,
Scheduling and Resource Management, and Complex Systems.


You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted papers
will be published by IEEE CPS (+ IEEE Xplore) in the proceedings of The
2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational
Intelligence (CSCI). The proceedings will be indexed in science citation
databases that track citation frequency/data. Extended versions of
selected papers of the conference will also appear in journals and
edited research books (Springer, Elsevier, BMC, …). The published
proceedings can be accessed via IEEE CPS and other Digital libraries.


All accepted papers of this symposium will be published by IEEE CPS:
as part of the proceedings of The 2016 International Conference on
Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI’16). Past
year’s CSCI proceedings are indexed into IEEE Xplore Digital Library and
can be accessed via:
Volume I (2014):
Volume II (2014):
Volume (2015):
and via ACM Digital Library at:

Authors of accepted papers must agree with the standard IEEE CPS statement
in reference to Copyrights (Intellectual Property Rights):
and Policy on Electronic Dissemination:

Papers should be typeset by using the general typesetting instructions
available at:
(i.e., use of regular Times New Roman, font size of 10, single line
spacing, 2-column format). Authors of accepted papers will later receive
more specific typesetting instructions. All submissions must be original
(papers must not have been previously published or currently being
considered by others for publication).

Submissions must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (6 pages for Regular
Research Papers; 4 pages for Short Papers; 2 pages for Poster Papers –
the number of pages include all figures, tables, and references).

The first page of the paper should include the followings:
– Title of the paper
– Name, affiliation, postal address, and email address of each author
(identify the name of the Contact Author)
– Abstract (between 100 and 120 words)
– A maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the work
described in the paper.
– Write the type of the submission as “Full/Regular Research Paper”,
“Short Paper”, or “Poster Paper”
– Write the acronym of this symposium (i.e., CSCI-ISPD).
– The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space

Submissions are to be uploaded to the submission/evaluation web site
portal at:


– Full/Regular Research Papers (maximum of 6 pages):
Regular Research Papers should provide detail original research
contributions. They must report new research results that represent
a contribution to the field; sufficient details and support for
the results and conclusions should also be provided. The work
presented in regular papers are expected to be at a stage of
maturity that with some additional work can be published as journal

– Short Papers (maximum of 4 pages):
Short papers report on ongoing research projects. They should provide
overall research methodologies with some results. The work presented
in short papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity that with
some additional work can be published as regular papers.

– Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages):
Poster papers report on ongoing research projects that are still in
their infancy (i.e., at very early stages). Such papers tend to
provide research methodologies without yet concrete results.


Each paper will be peer-reviewed by 2 to 4 peers (except for papers that
are philosophical in nature – such papers would be considered for panel
discussions.) Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained.
Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, impact,
significance, quality of research, quality of writing, and contribution
to conference program and diversity. Papers whose authors include one
or more members of the program committee will be evaluated using the
double-blinded review process.  161115


October 10, 2016:     (11:59pm US Eastern Time Zone) Submission of Papers
October 25, 2016:     Notification of acceptance (+/- 2 days)
November 10, 2016:    Final papers and Registration for Authors of
Accepted Papers
December 15-17, 2016: The 2016 International Symposium on Parallel and
Distributed Computing and Computational Science
(CSCI-ISPD). CSCI-ISPD is an important part of The
2016 International Conference on Computational Science
and Computational Intelligence (CSCI’16: Las Vegas,
USA), other federated symposiums will also be held
simultaneously (i.e., same location and dates)
facilitating increased opportunities for cross-
fertilization across sub-disciplines.


Questions and inquiries should be sent to:
CSCI 2016 Conference Secretariat:

XII International GUIDE Conference “Online Learning in the 21st Century: Practice, Problems, and Prospects” call for abstracts

XII International GUIDE Conference

“Online Learning in the 21st Century: Practice, Problems, and Prospects”

University of Phoenix, Orlando, Florida, USA

February 15-17, 2017

The University of Phoenix (UOPX) will host our upcoming XII International GUIDE Conference in Orlando, Florida, in February 2017. With its reputation as a leader in distance education, UOPX will foster an atmosphere where experts and academics will be able to discuss the emerging trends.

Online Learning in the 21st Century will explore a variety of themes across five sessions discussing emerging technologies, data mining, faculty training and support, and distance learning communities. Among the distinguished keynote speakers at this conference are Dennis Littky, co-founder and co-director of the Met School and Big Picture Learning, Matteo Martini, professor at Guglielmo Marconi University and a member of the GUIDE Scientific Committee, and Dr. Meredith Curley, rector of UOPX.

The Conference will provide the opportunity for international experts and practitioners to share their experiences and perspectives and contribute to the ongoing debate of modern distance education.

We invite you, your colleagues and students to take part in the upcoming XII International GUIDE Conference whether as participants or speakers. Our call for papers is open and we will be accepting abstracts through November 21st.

You can submit your abstract or register as a participant through the registration page. If you have any questions, feel free to email

You can also find further information at the official GUIDE Conference Site.

Alessandra Briganti Spremolla
General Secretary
GUIDE Association
Via Gregorio VII, 414
00165 Rome (Italy)
Tel: +39 0637725 516
Fax: +39 0637725 544