31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 29 – June 2, 2017
Orlando, Florida USA
Call release: December 14th, 2016.

For more details see: http://www.ipdps.org

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STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM
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The annual IPDPS PhD Forum event will continue with the traditional 
poster presentations by students working toward a PhD in broadly defined 
areas related to parallel and distributed processing. In addition, 
continuing the program initiated in 2014, there will be a broader, 
enhanced program to include several evening and lunch-time sessions to 
provide the student participants coaching in scientific writing and 
presentation skills.

Participating students will have the opportunity to both present their 
research work and interact with senior academic and industry people in 
an informal setting. In addition, there will be mentoring sessions to 
help students improve communication skills, obtain valuable information 
for career planning, get familiar with a few of the trendy research 
topics, and make valuable contacts – all while enjoying the IPDPS main 
conference and many associated workshops.


*** Planned Program ***

The Student Research Program will be scheduled so that the participating 
students can follow all the main scientific and social events of the 
conference, and it is open to all students, including the authors of 
papers presented at the conference.

Tuesday (morning break): Introduction and icebreakers
Tuesday (lunchtime): Workshop on poster presentation skills
Wednesday (lunchtime): Panel on research and career planning
Wednesday (evening): Poster Session & Banquet (poster awards presented)
Thursday (morning break): Student feedback and program evaluation
Thursday (lunchtime): Workshop on paper writing and presentation skills
Thursday (evening): Student Social Event

See program description here: 
http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2017/2017_phd_forum.html

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IPDPS 2017 PhD Forum - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
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Because the 2017 IPDPS PhD Forum will emphasize interactive activities 
and offer mentoring-coaching support, the Applicant Statement of 
Interest will be as important as the poster proposal in the selection 
process. Applicant students must be officially enrolled in a PhD Program 
at the time of submission, and each submission MUST be backed by a 
specific endorsement from the official PhD advisor(s).


*** What to Submit ***

We refer to http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2017/2017_phd_forum.html for 
detailed instructions on the application.


*** When to Submit ***
The goal is to accept as many applications as our capacity allows, but 
the availability of our resources, including travel support, will limit 
the number of participants in the program.  To be fair, we will employ a 
“first-come-first-served” approach, with a rolling selection process to 
be used until the capacity is reached, based on the following schedule:

Application received by ====> Acceptance notice will be sent by

15 January  2017 ====> 30 January 2017
15 February 2017 ====> 30 February 2017
29 February 2017 ====> 7 March 2017


*** Review of Applications ***

A committee drawn from the IPDPS community and representative of the 
different areas of research that the conference embraces will review the 
applications in concert with the PhD Forum co-chairs. By submitting an 
application, the student is making a commitment to prepare and present a 
poster at the conference.

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STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPORT
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To encourage participation in the Student Research Program, PhD Forum 
participants (those who have a poster accepted for presentation) who are 
IEEE members are eligible for travel grants and discounted registration 
fees.  (Discounted registration fee does not apply to students who are 
the sole registered author of a paper being presented in the main 
conference or workshops.)

*** NSF Funding for US-based Students ***
Funds for travel support have been provided by the US National Science 
Foundation (NSF). This funding is available only for full time students 
attending US colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority and 
women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged 
to apply. Although student authors may be given priority for travel 
awards, this is not a requirement.

*** TCPP Travel Grants for All Student Authors ***
All participants in the IPDPS PhD Forum will be eligible for TCPP travel 
grants made available to all student authors at the conference. Note 
that all student attendees must have registered to be eligible for 
support and must be members of IEEE.

Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that 
are sent only after the completion of the conference and receipt of all 
required documentation and receipts. Please note that the IPDPS PhD 
Forum may not be able to reimburse students for all travel expenses due 
to limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include hotel and 
transportation (flight, bus or train). Expenses that are not eligible 
for reimbursement include registration, taxi and meals. The 
reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made and 
distance traveled. Details of all travel support that will be available 
to all students will be announced in February 2017.


STUDENT PARTICIPATION CHAIRS
Trilce Estrada (University of New Mexico, USA  - [log in to unmask])
Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories, USA - [log in to unmask])


*** Questions? ***
Any questions should be addressed to both chairs to ensure the
quickest response.


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IPDPS 2017 WORKSHOPS
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The IPDPS 2017 workshops listed below will be held on Monday, May 29th 
and Friday, June 2nd. IPDPS workshops provide an extended forum that 
allows the IPDPS community an opportunity to fully explore special 
topics and to present work that is more preliminary and cutting-edge or 
that has more practical content than the more mature research presented 
in the main symposium. Proceedings of the workshops are distributed at 
the conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore 
Digital Library after the conference.

PLEASE NOTE
Each workshop has its own requirements and schedule for submissions and 
all are linked from this page.
Submission deadlines for most are after January 8, 2017, the conference 
notification date.

IPDPS ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOPS – 2ND ANNUAL EVENT!

These condensed workshops, organized and animated by a few people, will 
be held on Tuesday and Thursday in a “roundtable” setting designed to 
promote one-on-one interaction. They will focus on an emerging area of 
interest to IPDPS attendees, especially topics that complement and 
“round out” the areas covered by the regular workshops. Proposals to 
conduct a Roundtable Workshop may be submitted after January 1, 2017. 
Return to this Webpage for details.

TWENTY-FOUR  WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR IPDPS 2017 IN ORLANDO
Below is the list of 24 workshops planned for 2017 in Orlando. For the 
most up to date information on each workshop, follow the link from this 
page. Note that all workshops have their own Web sites and may make 
changes in their submission requirements and due dates so please check 
the website for that workshop from the link below. Dates below valid as 
of December 12, 2017.

IPDPS WORKSHOPS MONDAY 29 MAY 2017
(with deadlines,  the * means "abstract due")

HCW Heterogeneity in Computing Workshop 16 JAN 2017
RAW Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop 11 JAN 2017*
HiComb High Performance Computational Biology 30 JAN 2017
EduPar NSF/TCPP W. on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education 6 JAN 
2017*
ParLearning Parallel and Distributed Computing for Machine Learning and 
Big Data Analytics 13 JAN 2017
PDCO Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization 21 DEC 2016
GABB Graph Algorithms Building Blocks 15 JAN 2017
AsHES Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems 13 JAN 2017
HIPS High Level Programming Models and Supporting Environments 29 JAN 2017
APDCM Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models 15 JAN 2017
HPPAC High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing 29 JAN 2017
HPBDC High-Performance Big Data Computing 10 JAN 2017*

IPDPS WORKSHOPS FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017
  (with deadlines,  the * means "abstract due")

CHIUW Chapel Implementers and Users Workshop 20 JAN 2017
LSPP Large-Scale Parallel Processing: Practices and Experiences 16 JAN 2017
PDSEC Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing 13 
JAN 2017
JSSPP Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processors Proposal 1 FEB 2017
DPDNS Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-centric Systems 31 
DEC 2016
IPDRM Emerging Parallel and Distributed Runtime Systems and Middleware 
29 JAN 2017
iWAPT International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tunings 19 DEC 2016
ParSocial Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social 
System 16 JAN 2017
BigDataEco Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs and Spokes: Accelerating 
the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem NA
GraML Graph Algorithms and Machine Learning 27 JAN 2017
EMBRACE Evolvable Methods for Benchmarking Realism and Community 
Engagement 6 JAN 2017*
REPPAR Reproducibility in Parallel Computing 13 JAN 2017

WORKSHOPS CHAIR and VICE-CHAIR | [log in to unmask]
Bora Uçar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France)
Erik Saule (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)

WORKSHOPS PROCEEDINGS CHAIR and VICE-CHAIR
Ramachandran Vaidyanathan (Louisiana State University, USA)
Kyle Chard (University of Chicago, USA)

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Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel 
Processing
In cooperation with
ACM SIGARCH,
ACM SIGHPC;
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, and
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing
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