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20th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures

Munich, Germany
June 14 - 16, 2008

20 Years of SPAA

This year, we will celebrate 20 years of SPAA with a series of invited talks, a special track on hardware and software techniques for multicore machines, and a poster session.

The SPAA program is now available (in pdf, last update June 2, 2008).

20 Years of SPAA

SPAA '08 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.

The SPAA Symposium was called the ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures from 1989 to 2002. The new name reflects the expanded scope of the conference as detailed below. SPAA '08 will feature regular papers, each with a 20-minute talk, and brief announcements, each with a 7-minute talk. The SPAA brief announcements are for brief communications including work in progress or demos. In addition to this, we will have a special track on hardware and software techniques for multicore machines and a poster session. Also, because of 20 years of SPAA, we will have presentations by the following invited speakers:

Note that immediately after SPAA 2008 the SIROCCO 2008 Conference will take place in Villars, Switzerland, which is not far away from Munich. So people who plan to attend SPAA may also think about attending SIROCCO and vice versa. Finally, there is one more good reason reason to come to SPAA:

Munich Anniversary On June 14-15, Munich will celebrate its 850th anniversary with an artists market and lots of shows in the center of Munich. More information (in German) can be found here.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadlines:
    - Regular papers and special track: January 22
    - Brief announcements and posters: February 1
    These are firm deadlines. No extensions will be granted.

  • Notification: March 24

  • Camera-ready copy due: April 10.
  • Early Conference Registration: May 14
  • Room Reservation Deadline: April 14

  • Further Information:

    For detailed information about SPAA, please visit http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~spaa or follow the following links. If you need a visa to attend SPAA, please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to Ashley Cozzi (acozzi@acm.org) at ACM headquarters, and include your name, mailing address, and fax number. Indicate that you plan to attend SPAA (authors of regular papers, brief announcements and posters should also include the title). Click here for more information.


    SPAA 2008 is sponsored in part by generous contributions from the following organizations:

    DFG logo               Akamai logo           Intel logo                 Sun logo

    Conference Organization:

    Program Chair
    Nir Shavit, Tel-Aviv University and Sun Microsystems Laboratories

    Program Committee
    Susanne Albers, University of Freiburg
    Faith Ellen, University of Toronto
    Rolf Fagerberg, University of Southern Denmark
    Panagiota Fatourou, University of Ioannina
    Alexandra Fedorova, Simon Fraser University
    Pascal Felber, University of Neuchatel
    Christof Fetzer, Dresden University of Technology
    Danny Hendler, Ben-Gurion University
    Jim Larus, Microsoft Research
    Emmanuelle Lebhar, CNRS Paris
    Keith Lowery, AMD
    Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard University
    Andrea Pietracaprina, University of Padova
    Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University
    Ravi Rajwar, Intel
    Larry Rudolph, MIT
    Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
    Assaf Schuster, Technion

    SPAA General Chair
    Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, University of Paderborn

    SPAA Secretary
    Christian Scheideler, Technical University of Munich

    SPAA Treasurer
    Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University
    SPAA Publicity Chair
    Andrea W. Richa, Arizona State University

    SPAA Steering Committee
    Guy Blelloch, CMU
    Thomas H. Cormen, Dartmouth
    David Culler, UC Berkeley
    Frank Dehne, Carleton University
    Pierre Fraigniaud, University of Paris-Sud
    Phil Gibbons, Intel Research
    Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
    Tom Leighton, MIT and Akamai Technologies
    Charles Leiserson, MIT
    Fabrizio Luccio, University of Pisa
    Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, University of Paderborn
    Gary Miller, CMU and Akamai Technologies
    Burkhard Monien, University of Paderborn
    Franco Preparata, Brown University
    Vijaya Ramachandran, University of Texas, Austin
    Arnold Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts
    Paul Spirakis, CTI, Greece
    Uzi Vishkin, University of Maryland

    Questions and Comments: If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to spaa@cs.jhu.edu.