16th Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC 2018)

AusPDC 2018 will be held in Brisbane Australia in conjunction with Australasian Computer Science Week, January 29 - February 2, 2018.

Scope of the Symposium

In 2010, AusGrid event was broadened to include all aspects of parallel and distributed computing and hence was called as Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC). Following a couple of successful events, it comes to the 16th this year in the series. In both New Zealand and Australia parallel and distributed computing has been recognised as strategic technologies for driving their moves towards knowledge economies. A number of projects and initiatives are underway in both countries in these areas. There is a natural interest in tools which support collaboration and access to remote resources given the challenges of the countries location and sparse populations.

Topics of interest for the symposium include (but not limited to):

  • Cloud computing
  • Grid and Cluster computing
  • Big Data processing and analytics
  • Data storage, placement and replication
  • Multi-core systems
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • GPUs and other forms of special purpose processors
  • Service computing and workflow management
  • Managing large distributed data sets
  • Middleware and tools
  • Performance evaluation and modeling
  • Datacentre and Interconnection networks
  • Performance accelerators
  • Problem-solving environments
  • Parallel programming models, languages and compilers
  • Operating systems and runtime systems
  • Fog/edge computing and software defined networks
  • Mobile, sensor networks and Internet of things
  • Resource scheduling and load balancing
  • Data mining and machine learning
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Agent-based computing
  • Reliability, security, privacy and dependability
  • e-Science and e-Health Applications

The symposium is primarily targeted at researchers from Australia and New Zealand, however in the spirit of parallel and distributed computing, which aims to enable collaboration of distributed virtual organizations, we encourage papers and participation from international researchers.

Important Dates

Paper submissions due : October 1, 2017

Author notification: October 23, 2017

Camera-ready full papers due: November 6, 2016.

Paper Submission

The proceedings of the symposium will be published by ACM together with ACSW 2018. Papers should be formatted according to ACM conference paper formatting guidelines ACM SIG Proceedings Templates. The following guidelines must be met for all submissions:

  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions must not exceed 10 pages for full papers, 4 pages for short papers and 2 pages for posters.
  • Submissions must be in PDF format. Other formats will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work.
  • Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference.
  • Authors must choose the appropriate satellite conference or workshop for your submission

Papers are to be submitted via the ACSW 2018 Easy Chair Submission Site. Upon logging into the system, please select “New Submission”, then select "Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing - AusPDC 2018" track and proceed through the steps for submission. Every submission will be reviewed by a minimum of three members of the program committee.

Committee

General Co-Chairs

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Deepak Puthal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Mukesh Prasad, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Publicity Co-Chairs

Josh Milthorpe, Australian National University, Australia

Publication Co-Chairs

Qiang He, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Wei Bao, The University of Sydney, Australia

Local Organization Chair

Longxiang Gao, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committee Members

David Abramson, University of Queensland, Australia

Peter Bertok, RMIT, Australia

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Mingsong Chen, East China Normal University, China

Phoebe Chen, La Trobe University, Australia

Lizhen Cui, Shandong University, China

Fang Dong, Southeast University, China

Xiaoliang Fan, Lanzhou University, China

Haiwu He, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Qiang He, Swinburne University of Technology

Zhiyi Huang, Otago University, New Zealand

Wayne Kelly, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Young Choon Lee, Macquarie University, Australia

Weifa Liang, Australian National University, Australia

Xuejun Li, Anhui University, China

Josh Milthorpe, Australian National University, Australia

Mukesh Prasad, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Li Pan, Shandong University, China

Jianzhong Qi, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Nabin Sharma, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia

Michael Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Sheng Wen, Deakin University, Australia

Andrew Wendelborn, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Jingling Xue, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Jun Yan, University of Wollongong, Australia

Yun Yang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Xuyun Zhang, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia


Steering Committee

David Abramson, University of Queensland, Australia

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Jinjun Chen (Vice Chair), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Paul Coddington, University of Adelaide, Australia

Andrzej Goscinski (Chair), Deakin University, Australia

Kenneth Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

John Hine, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Rajiv Ranjan, University of NSW, Australia

Wyne Kelly, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Andrew Wendelborn, University of Adelaide, Australia