[ecoop-info] [CFP] ACM Computing Frontiers 2016 and Workshops

Tumeo, Antonino Antonino.Tumeo at pnnl.gov
Mon Jan 4 19:29:49 CET 2016

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 ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2016 (CF'16)
                May 16 - 18, 2016, Como, Italy

                         CALL FOR PAPERS




Computing Frontiers represents an engaged, collaborative community of
researchers who are excited about transformational technologies in the
field of computing.

The field of computing requires new breakthroughs to adapt to the
ever-changing requirements of society, especially with respect to
science.  Technology is on the verge of revolutions in memory devices
and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning,
data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and
energy efficiency, and many more areas.  New application domains that
affect everyday life are constantly emerging. Boundaries between the
state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing
frontiers that must be pushed forward to advance science, engineering,
and information technology.

Early research, using far-reaching projections of the future state of
technologies, provides the bases that will allow revolutionary
materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Revolutionary
breakthroughs are enabled through collaborative efforts among
researchers of different expertise and backgrounds.

Computing Frontiers is a gathering for people to share and discuss
such work, and it focuses on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies
and radically new solutions relevant to the development of a spectrum
of computer systems, from embedded devices to supercomputers and data


Submissions deadline:   January 15, 2016
Notification:           March 11, 2016
Camera-Copy Papers Due: March 25, 2016


We seek contributions that push the envelope in a wide range of
computing topics, from more traditional research in architecture and
systems to new technologies and devices. We seek contributions on
novel computing paradigms, computational models, algorithms,
application paradigms, development environments, compilers, operating
environments, computer architecture, hardware substrates, memory
technologies, and smarter life applications. We are also interested in
emerging fields that may not fit within traditional categories.

* Algorithms and Models of Computing
  Approximate and inexact computing, quantum and probabilistic

* Biological Computing Models
  Brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience,
  biologically-inspired architectures

* Limits on Technology Scaling and Moore's Law
  Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel
  materials, nanoscale design, optoelectronics, dark silicon

* Uses of Technology Scaling
  3D stacked technology, challenges of manycore designs, accelerators,
  PCM's, novel memory architectures, mobile devices

* Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems
  Design space exploration, ultra-low power designs, energy
  scavenging, reactive and realtime systems, reconfigurable and
  self-aware systems, sensor networks, internet of things, wearables

* Big Data Analytics
  High performance data analytics, machine and deep learning, data
  search and representation, architecture and system design

* Large-scale system design
  Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking
  technologies and protocols, Cloud and Grid systems, datacenters,
  exa-scale computing, power- and energy management

* Compiler technologies
  Novel techniques to push the envelope on new technologies,
  applications, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain specific
  languages, advanced analysis, high-level synthesis

* Security
  Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against
  malicious code, real-time implementation of security algorithms and
  protocols, quantum and post-quantum cryptography, advanced persistent
  threats, cyber and physical attacks and countermeasures

* Computers and Society
  Education, health and cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities,
  emerging markets

* Interdisciplinary Applications
  Applications that bridge multiple disciplines in interesting ways

Computing Frontiers 2016 also encourages Position Papers, Trend
Papers, and poster submissions on “frontier” topics.


Computing Frontiers 2016 will feature four Workshops and Special
Sessions that focus. Submission of papers to the workshops is handled
separately from the main conference. Please refer to the websites of
the workshops for more details.

### LP-EMS16 - 2nd Workshop on design of Low Power EMbedded Systems

Aim and Scope:
Modern cyber-physical and highly networked systems may impose
challenging and conflicting requirements. Implementing real-time
high-performance systems and minimizing, contemporarily, their power
consumption is not straightforward. It implies to devise advanced
modelling strategies as well as efficient design automation techniques
that have the capacity to optimize complex parallel applications over
heterogeneous many-cores platforms. Complexity on algorithmic side and
heterogeneity on hardware side are colliding system constraints, which
can be tackled by adopting hw/sw co-design solutions and flexible
design frameworks.

With respect to this context, we expect contributions in different
fields of digital signal processing such as: telecommunication,
multimedia, medical imaging, computing graphics, biomedical
applications... and many others! Papers may include, but are not limited
to, the following topics:

- High-level synthesis and hw/sw co-design techniques for low-power
  digital signal/image processing;
- Design of self-energy aware systems;
- Design space exploration techniques, with special emphasis on
  power/energy estimations and power minimization methodologies;
- Parallel/high throughput processing techniques for low-power digital
  signal/image processing;
- Algorithm-level optimization, low-complexity algorithm for low-power
  digital signal/image processing;
- MPEG Green Metadata;
- Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, hw and sw dynamic power

Workshop Organizers:
  Francesca Palumbo, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, PolComIng
  Maxime Pelcat, INSA de Rennes, IETR
  Daniel Menard, INSA de Rennes, IETR
Workshop website: http://hpc.pnl.gov/LP-EMS16/Home.html
Paper Submission Deadline: February 6, 2016

### Big Data Analytics

Managing and processing large volumes of data, or "Big Data" and
gaining meaningful insights is a significant challenge facing the distributed
computing community; as a consequence, many business are demanding large scale
streaming data analytics. This has significant impact in a wide range of
domains including health care, bio-medical research, Internet search, finance
and business informatics, and scientific computing.  Despite considerable
advancements on high performance, large storage, and high computation power,
there are challenges in identifying, clustering, classifying, and interpreting
of a large spectrum of information.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide
a fertile ground for collaboration between research institutions and industries
and in analytics, machine learning, and high performance computing.

Topics of interest are:
- High performance data analytics
- Machine and deep learning
- Data search and representation
- Architecture and system design
- Cloud-based big data solutions
- Software infrastructures

Workshop Organizers: Roberta Piscitelli, EGI.eu
Workshop Website: http://go.egi.eu/BigDAW16
Paper Submission Deadline: February 10, 2016

### Malicious Software and Hardware in Internet of Things

Aim and Scope:
Cyber-physical and smart embedded systems, already highly networked,
will be even more connected in the near future to form the Internet of
Things, handling large amounts of private and safety critical data.
The pervasive diffusion of these devices will create several threats
to privacy and could open new possibilities for attackers, since the
security of even larger portions of the Internet of Things could be
harmed by compromising a reduced number of components. The possibility
of securely updating devices should be guaranteed and it should be
possible to verify and assert the root of trust of components. With
respect to this context we expect contributions in different areas of
security in Internet of Things. Topics of the workshop include but are
not limited to:

- Malicious firmware design and detection
- Malware in Internet of Things applications
- Hardware root of trust
- Privacy issues of smart-home systems and complex systems
- Hardware Trojans and their effects on systems
- Hardware authentication and IP protection
- Secure communication and key-management
- Implementation attacks and countermeasures
- Emerging threats and attack vectors in the Internet of Things
- Supply chain security

Workshop Organizers:
  Georg T. Becker, Ruhr-University Bochum
  Francesco Regazzoni, ALaRI - USI
Workshop Website: http://www.alari.ch/mal-iot2016/
Paper Submission Deadline: February 10, 2016

### Special Session On Funded Projects

This year CF will also feature a special session on funded projects at
the "frontier" of computing. The special session will include talks
from well known principle investigators of collaborative projects all
over the world (Europe, America, Asia) dealing with themes such as
quantum and post quantum cryptography, high performance computing,
data analytics, machine learning, emerging and revolutionary
architectures, internet of things, wearables, and biological sensors.


Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cf16

Authors are invited to submit full papers, position papers, trend
papers, and poster abstracts to the main conference. Papers must be
submitted through the conference paper submission site. Authors will
declare in advance to which category they are submitting through the
submission site.

Full papers are allowed up to eight (8) double-column pages in
standard ACM conference format. Authors, however, will be able to buy
up to two (2) extra pages at 100 Euro per page. Position and trend
papers should be at least two (2) pages and not exceed four (4) pages
in the same format. Poster abstracts should be at least two (2) pages
and not exceed four (4) pages in the same format. These limits include
figures, tables, and references.  Our review process is double-blind.
Thus, please remove all identifying information from the paper
submission (and cite your own work in the third person).  Authors
of interesting work not mature enough for an oral presentation may be
offered the option of presenting their work as posters.

Position papers, trend papers, and posters will be published in the
proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library (note that authors of these
works retain their copyright rights to publish more complete versions

The best papers from the Computer Frontiers Conference and Workshops
will be invited in special issues of IJPP or PARCO.

As per ACM guidelines, at least one author of an accepted paper
is required to register for the conference.

For information on workshop submissions, please see the individual
workshop websites.


Computing Frontiers 2016 Chairs

General Chairs:   Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT
                  John Feo, PNNL/NIAC, US
Program Chairs:   Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
                  Hubertus Franke, IBM Research, US
Poster Chair:     Miquel Moretó, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ES
Finance Chair:    Peter Zinterhof, University of Salzburg, AT
Local Arrangements Chair:
                  Vittorio Zaccaria, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Workshop Chairs:  Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
                  Francesco Regazzoni, ALARI, CH
Publications Chair:
                  Carlo Galuzzi, Maastricht University, NL
Publicity Chairs: Maurizio Palesi, KORE University, IT
                  Jianbo Dong, Institute of Computing Technology,
                    Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
Web Chair:        Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

Computing Frontiers Steering Committee

Monica Alderighi, INAF, IT
Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
Hubertus Franke, IBM, US
Diana Franklin, University of California at Santa Barbara, US
Georgi Gaydadijev, Maxeler, GB
Alexander Heinecke, Intel Parallel Computing Lab, US
Paul Kelly, Imperial College, GB
Sally A. McKee, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Krishna Palem, Rice University, US / Nanyang Technological University, SG
Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
Valentina Salapura, IBM, US
Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus, CY
Carsten Trinitis, Technische Universität München, DE
Eli Upfal, Brown University, US
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE

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