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SPAA 2014 First Call for Papers
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26th ACM Symposium on
Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA 2014)
June 23-25, 2014 Prague, Czech Republic
http://www.spaa-conference.org

This year, the submissions format differs from recent years. 
There will also be a rebuttal period. 

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Important Dates:

Submission deadlines:
- Abstract: January 22, 11:59pm EST
- Full versions: January 25, 11:59pm EST

Rebuttal period: March 12-16
Notification: March 31

Camera-ready: April 30

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Contributed papers are sought in all areas of parallel algorithms and
architectures, encompassing any computation system that can perform multiple
operations or tasks simultaneously. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

- parallel and distributed algorithms
- parallel and distributed data structures
- green computing & power-efficient architectures
- management of massive data sets
- parallel complexity theory
- parallel and distributed architectures
- multi-core architectures
- instruction level parallelism and VLSI
- compilers and tools for concurrent programming
- supercomputing architecture and computing
- transactional memory hardware and software
- the internet and the world wide web
- game theory and collaborative learning
- routing and information dissemination
- resource management and awareness
- peer-to-peer systems
- mobile, ad-hoc, and sensor networks
- robustness, self-stabilization, and security
- synergy of parallelism in algorithms, programming, and architecture

Conference presentations will have two formats:

Regular presentations will be allotted a 25-minute talk and up to 10
pages in the proceedings. This format is intended for contributions
reporting original research, submitted exclusively to this conference.

Brief announcements will be allotted a 10-minute talk and a 2-page
abstract in the proceedings. This format is a forum for brief
communications, which may be published later in other conferences.

Every regular paper is eligible for the best paper award. The program
committee may decline to make this award or may split the award among
multiple papers.

Submission:

Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to submit their manuscript
electronically. To submit electronically, visit http://www.spaa-conference.org
for instructions. This is the preferred method of submission.  Authors unable
to submit electronically should contact the program chair Peter Sanders at 
[log in to unmask] to receive instructions on how to proceed.

Submissions for regular presentations should include an introduction
understandable to a nonspecialist including motivation and previous work, and
a technical exposition directed to a specialist. A submission should not
exceed 10 double-column pages in 10-point font, including figures, tables, and 
references.  More details may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix to
be read at the discretion of the program committee. A submission for brief
announcements should be no longer than two double-column pages in 10-point
font. 

Rebuttal Period:

There will be a rebuttal period in which the authors can point out
misunderstandings or comment on critical questions that PC members may have.
The rebuttal period will take place on March 12-16.

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Program Committee:

Susanne Albers, Technische Universität München, Germany
Gianfranco Bilardi, Padua University, Italy
Phillip Gibbons, Intel Labs Pittsburg, USA
Martin Hoefer, MPI Informatics Saarbrücken, Germany
Dariusz Kowalski, University of Liverpool, UK
Fredrik Manne, University of Bergen, Norway
Ulrich Meyer, Goethe University Frankfurt/M., Germany
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, University of Paderborn, Germany
Seth Pettie, University of Michigan, USA
Vijaya Ramachandran, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Christian Scheideler, University of Paderborn, Germany
Oded Schwartz, UC Berkeley, USA
Sandeep Sen, IIT Delhi, India
Jiri Sgall, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Nodari Sitchinava, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Alexander Tiskin, University of Warwick, UK
Jesper Träff, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Phiilippas Tsigas, Chalmers University Gothenburg, Sweden
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

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Conference Committee:

Program Chair
Peter Sanders, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

General Chair
Guy Blelloch, Carnegie Mellon University

Secretary
Christian Scheideler, University of Paderborn

Treasurer
David Bunde, Knox College

Publicity Chair
Jeremy Fineman, Georgetown University

Local Arrangements Chair
Petr Kolman, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

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