SPAA 2020 will be in Philadelphia on July 14-17.  The deadline for paper submission is February 15.  The full call for paper is attached, and hope to see you in Philadelphia.

Julian and Yan (SPAA publicity chairs)

32nd ACM Symposium on Parallelism in
Algorithms and Architectures

July 14 - 17, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Important Deadlines:

Abstract registration:February 8, 2019, 11:59pm AoE
Full papers submission:February 15, 2019, 11:59pm AoE
Rebuttal:April 6-8, 2020
Notification:April 15, 2020

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

- Biological Distributed Algorithms
- Compilers and Tools for Concurrent Programming
- Game Theory and Collaborative Learning
- Green Computing & Power-Efficient Architectures
- Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI
- Management of Massive Data Sets
- Mobile, Ad-Hoc, and Sensor Networks
- Multi-Core Architectures
- Parallel Complexity Theory
- Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
- Parallel and Distributed Architectures
- Parallel and Distributed Data Structures
- Peer-to-Peer Systems
- Resource Management and Awareness
- Robustness, Self-Stabilization, and Security
- Routing and Information Dissemination
- Supercomputer Architecture and Computing
- Synergy of Parallelism in Algorithms, Programming and Architecture
- The Internet and the World Wide Web
- Transactional Memory Hardware and Software

Submission details:

Please indicate in the title of your manuscript whether this is a regular paper or a brief announcement. All regular rejected papers automatically will be considered for brief announcements. Titles of regular papers which should not be considered for this option should mention "full paper only" after the title. Visit this link for submission details.

Regular papers:

A regular paper submission must report on original research that has not been previously or concurrently published. Submitted manuscripts may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages. The title page and bibliography are not counted toward the ten pages.  All necessary details to substantiate the claims of the paper should be included in a clearly marked appendix. If desired, the authors can simply attach a copy of the full paper as an appendix.  Regular papers will be allotted 10 pages plus bibliography in the proceedings.

Brief announcements:

Examples of good brief announcements include: work in progress, announcement of tools/libraries, challenge problems posted to the community, corrections to earlier results. Brief announcements may also include smaller results of interest. Submitted manuscripts may not exceed two (2) single-spaced double-column pages for brief announcements. The title page is not counted toward the two pages.

Double-Blind Policy:

Submissions to SPAA 2020 will be double-blind.  Additional details are available at this link.


The program committee will select a set of "best papers", which will be presented in a special session of the conference.

Safe ToC:

SPAA 2020 is proud to be affiliated with the SafeToC initiative.

Program Chair

Michael Spear, Lehigh University

SPAA General Chair

Christian Scheideler, Paderborn University

SPAA Treasurer

David Bunde, Knox College

SPAA Publicity Chairs

Yan Gu, MIT
Julian Shun, MIT

SPAA SafeTOC Advocate

Vijaya Ramachandran, University of Texas at Austin

Local Arrangement Chair

           Roberto Palmieri, Lehigh University