SPAA '03  

Call for Papers

Fifteenth ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures
SPAA '03

June 7-9, 2003
San Diego, California, USA

The Fifteenth Annual ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA '03) is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and Computer Architecture (SIGARCH) and organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.

SPAA '03 will feature contributed papers, each with a 25-minute talk, and SPAA Revue papers, each with a 10-minute talk. The SPAA Revue is for brief communications including work in progress or demos.


Contributed papers are sought in ALL areas of parallel algorithms and architectures, and of related fields. SPAA defines parallel broadly, encompassing any computational system that can perform multiple operations or tasks simultaneously. Thus, this call for papers covers both traditional parallel and distributed algorithms and architectures, as well as new topics such as satellite networks, the web, quantum and DNA computing, etc. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Parallel Computing Massive Parallelism
Parallel and Distributed Algorithms Cluster Computing and Grid Computing
Parallel Complexity Theory Mobile Computing
Parallel Computing and Applications Metacomputing (Internet and Web)
Models for Parallel and Distributed Computing Parallel Data Bases and Data Mining
Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI Quantum and DNA Computing
Routing and Information Dissemination Satellite and Radio Networks
Parallel Data Structures Supercomputer Architecture and Computing
Compilers and Tools for Parallel Computing Large Networks
Memory-Aware Algorithms Pricing and Equilibria in Networks
Verification of Parallel Systems

Conference Presentation

Regular presentations will be alloted a 25-minute talk and up to 10 pages in the proceedings. This format is intended for contributions reporting original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. Presentation at the SPAA Revue will be alloted a 10-minute talk and up to 2 pages in the proceedings. This format is a forum for brief communications, which may be published later in other conferences.

Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to submit their manuscript electronically by email. To submit electronically, visit for instructions. This is the preferred method of submission. The deadline for electronic submissions is January 31, 2003, 5 p.m. EST. The submissions server can be turned off anytime after this point.

Authors who are unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Friedhelm Meyer auf de Heide, at to receive instructions. Do not send electronic submissions to this email address

Paper Submission Format
The cover page should include
  1. title,
  2. authors and affiliation,
  3. postal and e-mail address of the contact author,
  4. a brief abstract describing the work, and
  5. an indication of whether this is a regular presentation or a SPAA Revue presentation

If requested by the authors, an extended abstract that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for the SPAA Revue. Such a request will not affect the consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.

A submission for a regular presentation should include an introduction understandable to a nonspecialist including motivation and previous work, and a technical exposition directed to a specialist. It should not exceed 10 printed pages in 11-point type or larger (excluding cover, figures, and references). More details may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the program committee. A camera-ready copy of each accepted paper will have to be prepared according to ACM guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings of the conference.

A submission for the SPAA Revue should consist of a 2-page abstract for each proposed presentation. A camera-ready copy of each accepted abstract will have to be prepared according to ACM guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings of the conference.

Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by e-mail or letter mailed on or before March 10, 2003. A camera-ready copy of each accepted paper, prepared according to ACM guidelines, must be received by March 28, 2003.

Program Chair
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, U. Paderborn

Program Committee
Micah Adler, U. Massachusetts
Gianfranco Bilardi, U. Padova
David Culler, U. C. Berkeley
Matteo Frigo, Vanu, Inc
Phil Gibbons, Intel Research
Stefano Leonardi, U. Roma
Marios Mavronicolas, U. Cyprus
Ulrich Meyer, Max-Planck-Institut, Saarbrücken
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, U. Paderborn
Jose Moreira, IBM Watson Research Center
Wolfgang Paul, U. Saarbrücken
Andrzej Pelc, U. du Québec en Outaouais
Cindy Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories
Christian Scheideler, Johns Hopkins U.

SPAA General Chair
Arnold Rosenberg, University Massachusetts

SPAA Secretary
Cynthia A. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories

SPAA Treasurer
Fred Annexstein, U Cincinnati
SPAA Publicity Chair
Michael Bender, SUNY Stony Brook

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