4th International Workshop on Javatm for Parallel and Distributed Computing

Held in conjunction with  the
International Parallel 
Distributed Processing Symposium 

(IPDPS 2002)
(April 15-19, 2002, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  USA) 


The program is avilable here

The workshop will take place on monday starting 9 a.m.




Important Notice

In order to organize the review and the publication process and to know the space to keep in the LNCS 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.

Submit this information to Serge.Chaumette@labri.u-bordeaux.fr

Important Dates

Declaration of intention due: As soon as possible
Full papers or extended abstracts due: September 21, 2001
Author notification: November 23, 2001
Full papers due (in case of abstract submission):  December 14, 2001
Camera-ready final papers due:  January 4, 2002 
Wokshop date: April 15, 2002


This series of workshops is born from 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 fourth in the series.  The first edition was held in Puerto Rico in 1999 , the second in Cancun in 2000,  and the third in San Francisco in 2001. 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.  Each year, new topics are being added to the scope of the workshop; this year we will also consider submissions related to embeded Java and wireless devices used to setup seamless computing environments.

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

IPDPS 2001

IPDPS 2000



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
School of Computational Science
and Information Technology
Florida State University 
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4120

Phone: (850) 644-4587 
Fax: (850) 644-0098

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

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

Program Committee

Jack Dongarra University of Tenessee 
Ian Foster Argonne National Laboratory 
Doug Lea State University of New York at Oswego 
Vladimir Getov University of Westminster, London, U.K. 
in charge of publicity for Europe
Sia Zadeh Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. 
George K. Thiruvathukal Loyola University and Tools of Computing LLC 
in charge of publicity for the US
Michael Philippsen University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
David Walker Cardiff University, UK 

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