International Workshop on Javatm for Parallel and Distributed Computing

Held in conjunction with  the
13th International Parallel Processing Symposium 

10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing 
(IPPS/SPDP 1999)
(April 12-16, 1999, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA) 

New !!! The program is now available !!!

Important Dates

Papers due:  October 30, 1998 
Author notification: December 11, 1998 
Camera-ready final papers due:  January 8, 1999 
Wokshop date: April 12, 1999


From IPPS'98 that was held in Orlando, Florida, in April 1998, it appears that Java is 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.

The success of other workshops focusing on Java also shows the importance of the topic. The ACM 1998 Workshop on Java for High-Performance Network Computing that was held at the University of Stanford, Palo Alto, California, February 28th and March 1st, 1998 (following Syracuse in 1996 and Las Vegas in 1997) is a notable example. This workshop focused on high performance computing. This inspired the UK workshop on Java for High Performance Network Computing that was held in Septembre 1998 at the University of Southampton.

This workshop focuses on Java for parallel and distributed computing and supportive environments. One of its aims is to bring together the IPPS/SPDP community around Java, 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. All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published as joint proceedings for all IPPS/SPDP workshops in the Springer LNCS series.

Related URLS



ACM 1998 Workshop on Java for High-Performance Network Computing

First UK workshop on Java for High-Performance Network Computing


Submission Guidelines

Papers should not exceed 7500 words (approximately 15 pages), including figures and references. All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published as joint proceedings for all IPPS/SPDP workshops in the Springer LNCS series. They will also be available on the proceedings CD-rom.

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
111 College Place 
Syracuse University  
NY 13244-4100 

Phone:(315) 443-2163  
Fax: (315) 443-2163

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. 
Dennis Gannon Indiana University 
Siamak Hassanzadeh Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. 
George K. Thiruvathukal Loyola University and Tools of Computing LLC 
Michael Philippsen University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
David Walker Cardiff University, UK 

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