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ParCo2019 will cover the state of the art in the development, applications, and future trends in parallel computing for both High Performance (HPC) and Data Intensive Computing (DIC). Its scope encompasses all platforms, from Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics to HPC systems, Clouds, Quantum, and Neuro-Computing.

The conference addresses all aspects of parallel computing, including applications, hardware and software technologies, and languages and development environments.


Section 1: Architectures

New concepts for parallel computing architectures for all levels of parallelism, including:

  • Multicore and manycore systems
  • Heterogeneous systems
  • Accelerators, including GPUs and FPGAs
  • High-performance systems, including peta- and exascale
  • Architectures for handling large data sets and data intensive computing, including high speed storage systems
  • Interconnection networks
  • Clouds for HPC
  • Performance evaluation
  • Energy saving designs
  • IoT and mobile devices
  • Brain-inspired systems, including neurocomputing
  • Quantum computers
  • Specialised architectures for high-performance machine learning and deep learning.

Section 2: Software

Software for parallel computing platforms, including

  • Operating systems and middleware for all types of parallel architectures
  • Software engineering methodologies, and methods and tools for developing and maintaining parallel software
  • Parallel programming languages, compilers, libraries, and environments
  • Testing and debugging techniques and tools
  • Best practices of parallel computing on multicore, manycore, and stream processors
  • Design patterns for parallel computing.

Section 3: Algorithms

Design, analysis, and implementation of parallel algorithms for all application areas, emphasising the parallel computing aspects and focusing on issues such as:

  • Scalability and speedup
  • Efficient utilization of the memory hierarchy
  • Communication and synchronization
  • Data management
  • Energy awareness.

Section 4: Applications

The application of parallel computing to solve all types of business, industrial, scientific, and engineering problems using high-performance computing technologies, in particular:

  • Astronomy and space
  • Health science and care
  • Geo- and environmental sciences
  • Computational chemistry
  • Material science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Exploration and optimal use of resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Data intensive (big data) analytics and applications
  • Economic and financial modelling
  • Learning systems (deep learning) and AI
  • Robotics
  • Automonous transport systems, including self driving vehicles
  • Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).

Symposium Proposals

Proposals for organising a symposium related to any of the topic areas mentioned above are solicited. Such proposals should give:

  • The proposed title of the symposium
  • The name and affiliation(s) of the organiser(s)
  • A short outline of the contents
  • The planned number of papers (preferably in the range from 3 to 10).
The organisers of symposia publish their respective calls for contributions, determine submission dates and are responsible for the refereeing and acceptance of papers.

Symposium proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Conference Office by 31 March 2019, but later proposals will be considered. For any questions about the organisation of a symposium please contact the conference office.


The symposium organiser(s) is/are responsible for the selection of papers to be presented. The submission date as well as the format of papers required are determined by the organisers.

The Titles, Authors and short Abstracts of all accepted presentations must be made available to the Conference Office by 31 July 2019. Note that in the case of late submissions the relevant data should be made available as soon as possible before the start of the conference.

Presentation of Papers

A session for the presentation of the papers will be reserved in the conference program by the Program Committee. A projector for the projection of slides with a notebook or mobile equipment will be available. Organisers should communicate any special wishes to the Conference Office.

Publication of Symposium Papers

Papers presented in a mini-symposium may be included in the conference proceedings. These are published after the conference. Papers will be grouped together under the title of the Mini-Symposium, allowing for an Introduction by the organiser(s). The choice of publication rests with the organiser(s) of a mini-symposium. Papers are allowed the same number of pages as all other papers included in the proceedings, i.e. 10 pages. Additional pages may be purchased by contacting the Conference Office.

The organiser(s) is/are responsible for the refereeing and acceptance of final versions of papers to be included in the proceedings. The final submission date for accepted papers to be included in the conference proceedings is 31 October 2019.

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