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PARA 12 Call for Papers

PARA 12 - Call for Papers


The main theme of PARA12 is State of the Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing with a special theme "Towards Exascale". Interesting topics include (but are not restricted to) algorithms, software, tools, environments as well as applications for scientific computing, high-performance computing, grid computing, cloud computing, and interactive visualization.

Important dates and deadlines

Registration opens December 8, 2011
Deadline for extended abstracts (3-4 pages) January 31, 2012
Deadline for minisymposium proposals January 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance March 15, 2012
Early-bird fee ends March 30, 2012
Registration ends May 31, 2012
PARA12 Workshop June 10-13, 2012
Deadline for proceedings papers (10-15 pages) September 1, 2012

Conference proceedings

fter the workshop, ten best contributions will be selected and invited for writing a full article (10-15 pages) to the conference proceedings, published in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The proceedings will include also all the extended abstracts (to provide the overview on the state-of-the-art in scientific computing) as well as review articles on the minisymposia. The full articles and the minisymposium articles will be peer-reviewed. Submission of an extended abstract does not bind the author for contributing a full article.

Contributed talks and posters

The contributed talks are presented in nine parallel sessions or in plenary sessions and have duration of either 30 min or 45 minutes. The oral contributions which are not selected can be converted into poster contributions.

There will be a poster session on Tuesday June 12. Poster contributions require an extended abstract as well.

The abstracts are submitted via the Springer Online Conference System at



There will be three parallel minisymposia on defined current topics (on Monday June 11), each with duration of 5 hours.

Person interested in organizing a minisymposium proposes a description of the minisymposium by email to para12@csc.fi and the program committee selects the symposia to be realized. The organizer of a minisymposium commits to writing a review article on the minisymposium, possibly with minisymposium speakers as co-authors. Speakers in minisymposia are not requested to submit an extended abstract at all, but the organizer of the minisymposium selects the contributions.

Interactive sessions

Two interactive sessions for Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions will be organized on Tuesday June 12 in parallel. Their topics are proposed similarly with the minisymposia.

The SIG/BoF sessions will not contribute to the conference proceedings.


Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland


June 10, 2012: Tutorials (topics to be announced)
June 11-13, 2012: PARA 2012 Workshop sessions

See the conference web site for the detailed programme.

There will be a reception on June 11 and a conference dinner on June 12.

Social activities for accompanying persons will be offered.

Principal members of organizing and steering committees

Per Öster, CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
Pekka Manninen, CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Jerzy Wasniewski, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

Further information


Contact information

Email: para12@csc.fi
Tel: +358 50 3819 039
Fax: +358 9 4572 302

PARA 2012
CSC - IT Center for Science
PO Box 405
FI-02101 Espoo

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