8th International Workshop on Javatm for Parallel and Distributed Computing

Held in conjunction with  the
International Parallel 
Distributed Processing Symposium 

(IPDPS 2006)
(April 25-29, 2006, Rhodes Island, Greece)




Important Notice

In order to organize the review and the publication process and to know the space to keep in the proceedings for this workshop, we require authors to declare their intention to submit a paper. Please provide as soon as possible a title, list of authors, a list of keywords and a 5 to 10 lines abstract.

Use this form to submit this information to Serge.Chaumette@labri.fr

Important Dates

Declaration of intention due: As soon as possible
Full papers or extended abstracts due: October 14, 2005
Author notification: December 16, 2005 January 6, 2006
Camera-ready final papers due:  January 21, 2006
Wokshop date: April 25, 2006


This series of workshops was born at IPPS'98 that was held in Orlando, Florida, in April 1998, where it appeared that Java was becoming more and more important for the IPPS/SPDP community, i.e. for parallel and distributed computing. Many of the papers that were presented in Orlando referred to Java. Furthermore  the attendance of the tutorial on Parallel and Distributed Computing Using Java that was given there clearly demonstrated the widespread interest.

This workshop is the eigth in the series.  The first edition was held in Puerto Rico in 1999 , the second in Cancun in 2000,  the third in San Francisco in 2001,  the fourth in Fort Lauderdale in 2002, the fith in Nice, the sixth in Sante Fe in 2004 and the seventh in Denver. It focuses on Java for parallel and distributed computing and supportive environments. One of its aims is to bring together the IPDPS community around Java and Java based technologies, and to provide an opportunity to share experience and views of current trends and activity in the domain.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

Papers that describe existing implementations or work in progress, or outline new problems or important issues are also welcome. The number of accepted papers will be limited to approximately ten.

Related URLS

Previous IDPPS


Submission Guidelines

Papers should not exceed 3000 words (approximately 6 pages), including figures and references. All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop.This year again, IPDPS will be going to a single CD-ROM published by IEEE Computer Society that will combine the proceedings of the main symposium and the workshops. We will have a printed book of abstracts of all papers for attendees to carry with them at the conference.

All papers will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. It is essential to identify what was accomplished, explain its significance, and include a comparison with previous work. Authors should make every effort to make the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad audience. If any author has published or presented on a related topic in a journal or a previous conference, the summary should explain how it advances such previous work.

Papers must describe work not previously published in refereed venues. Simultaneous submission to this workshop and another publication outlet (conference or journal) will be considered as grounds for rejection.

These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria described above will not be considered.

Program Co-chairs

Denis Caromel
URA CNRS 1376 
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis 
INRIA, 2004 Rt. des Lucioles, BP 93 
F-06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex 

Phone: +33 4 92 38 76 31 
Fax: +33 4 92 38 79 71

Serge Chaumette
UMR CNRS 5800 
Université Bordeaux I 
351 Cours de la Libération 
F-33405 Talence 

Phone: +33 5 56 84 69 04
Fax: +33 5 56 84 66 69

Geoffrey Fox
Community Grids Laboratory
501 N Morton Suite 224
Bloomington, IN 47404-3744

Phone: (812) 856-7977 
Fax: (812) 856-7972

Peter Graham
Dpt. of Computer Science 
University of Manitoba 
Manitoba R3T 2N2 

Phone:(204) 474-8837 
Fax: (204) 474-7609 

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the four co-chairs and

Jack Dongarra

University of Tenessee 
Doug Lea State University of New York at Oswego 
Vladimir Getov University of Westminster, London, U.K. 
in charge of publicity for Europe
George K. Thiruvathukal Loyola University and Northwestern University 
in charge of publicity for the US
David Walker Cardiff University, UK 

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