SPAA 2009 Call for Papers

21st ACM Symposium on Parallelism in
Algorithms and Architectures

August 11 - 13, 2009
Calgary, Canada

This year, SPAA is co-located with PODC. SPAA defines the term ``parallel'' broadly, encompassing any computational system that can perform multiple operations or tasks simultaneously. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Parallel and Distributed Algorithms Parallel and Distributed Data Structures
Parallel Complexity Theory Parallel and Distributed Architectures
Multi-Core Architectures Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI
Compilers and Tools for Concurrent Programming Supercomputer Architecture and Computing
Transactional Memory Hardware and Software The Internet and the World Wide Web
Game Theory and Collaborative Learning Routing and Information Dissemination
Resource Management and Awareness Peer-to-Peer Systems
Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks Robustness, Self-Stabilization and Security

Conference Presentation:

Regular presentations will be allotted 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. Brief announcements will be allotted a 10-minute talk and a 2-page abstract (each marked as a brief announcement) in the proceedings. This format is a forum for brief communications, which may be published later in other conferences.

The best regular paper will be given a best paper award.


Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to submit their manuscript electronically. More details will follow. The deadlines for electronic submissions are

These are firm deadlines. No extensions will be granted.

Authors who are unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Michael Bender, 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 content of the paper, and
  5. an indication of whether this is a regular presentation or a brief announcement
If requested by the authors, an extended abstract that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for the SPAA brief announcements. Such a request will not affect the consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.

Submissions of regular presentations including ones for the special track should include the cover page followed by 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 on letter-size paper in 11-point font or larger (excluding the cover page, the figures and the references). More details may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the program committee.

A submission for the SPAA brief announcements should be no longer than 3 pages (excluding the cover page) on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font.

For authors who are not sure about the right format, a simple Latex template can be accessed here.


Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by e-mail or letter mailed on or before April 22. A camera-ready copy of each accepted abstract must be prepared according to the ACM guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings of the conference and must be received by May 28.

Program Chair
Michael Bender, SUNY Stony Brook and Tokutek

Program Committee
Nikhil Bansal, IBM Watson Research Center
Gerth Brodal, Aarhus University
Jeremy Fineman, MIT
Seth Gilbert, EPFL
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL
Goran Konjevod, Arizona State University
Fabian Kuhn, MIT
Riko Jacob, Technische Universität München
Vitus Leung, Sandia National Labs
Victor Luchangco, Sun Microsystems Labs
Cindy Phillips, Sandia National Labs
Kirk Pruhs, University of Pittsburgh
Tatiana Shpeisman, Intel Labs
Greg Steffan, University of Toronto
Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv University
Denis Trystram, ENSIMAG
Lisa Zhang, Bell Labs

Christian Scheideler
Last modified: November 5, 2008.