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The 25th International ACM Symposium on
High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Kyoto, Japan - May 31 through June 4, 2016

Sponsored by ACM SIGARCH
In-Cooperation with ACM SIGHPC


The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) is the premier annual conference for presenting the latest research on the design, implementation, evaluation, and the use of parallel and distributed systems for high-end computing.

The 25th HPDC will take place in historic Kyoto, Japan from May 31st to June 4th, 2016. (Workshops on May 31 and June 1, main conference on June 2-4.) Kyoto was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994 for its many historic monuments built during the more than 1000 years in which it served as the Japanese capital and cultural center.

Scope and Topics

Submissions are welcomed on high-performance parallel and distributed computing topics including but not limited to: clouds, clusters, grids, big data, massively multicore, and extreme-scale computing systems. Submissions that focus on the operating systems, runtime environments, architectures, and networks of high end computing systems are particularly encouraged. Experience reports of operational deployments that provide significantly novel insights for future research on HPDC applications and systems will also receive special consideration. All papers will be evaluated for their originality, technical depth and correctness, potential impact, relevance to the conference, and quality of presentation. Research papers must clearly demonstrate research contributions and novelty, while experience reports must clearly describe lessons learned and demonstrate impact.

In the context of high-performance parallel and distributed computing, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating systems, networks, and architectures
  • High performance runtime environments
  • Massively multicore systems
  • Resource virtualization
  • Programming languages
  • File and storage systems, I/O, and data management
  • Resource management and scheduling, including energy-aware techniques
  • Performance modeling and analysis
  • Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability
  • Applications and services that depend upon high-end computing


Note: The review process is not double-blinded; the authors can reveal their identities in the paper (It's also OK to conceal them if they so wish).

Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 12 pages in PDF format, including figures and references. Papers should be formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style and submitted via the conference web site. No changes to the margins, spacing, or font sizes as specified by the style file are allowed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, and will be incorporated into the ACM Digital Library. A limited number of papers will be accepted as posters. Acceptance as posters is not intended to preclude later publication of an extended paper on the same ideas. Papers must be self-contained and provide the technical substance required for the program committee to evaluate their contributions. Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal. See the ACM Prior Publication Policy for more details. Papers can be submitted at .

Important Dates

Abstracts (required) due:January 11, 2016
Full Papers due:January 18, 2016 (no extensions)
Author rebuttal period:March 2-4, 2016
Author notifications:March 12, 2016