Call for Papers

The 26th International ACM Symposium on
High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Washington D.C., United States - June 26-30, 2017

Sponsored by ACM SIGARCH

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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 26th HPDC will take place in Washington DC on June 26-30, 2017.

Scope and Topics

Submissions are welcomed on high-performance parallel and distributed computing (HPDC) 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, including heterogeneous systems
  • Datacenter technology, resource virtualization
  • Programming languages, APIs, and system interoperation approaches
  • File and storage systems, I/O, and data management
  • Big data stacks and big data ecosystems
  • Resource management and scheduling, including energy-aware techniques
  • Performance modeling, analysis, and engineering
  • Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability
  • Operational guarantees, and risk assessment and management
  • Traditional and emerging 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. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, and will be incorporated into the ACM Digital Library. Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal.


Please submit your paper here when ready (open as of 11/30/16).

Important Dates (2017)

Abstracts (required) due:January 10
Papers due:January 17 (no extensions)
Author notifications:March 29
Camera ready:April 12
Conference:June 26-30

Program Chairs:

Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida (
Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology (

Program Committee:

Abhishek ChandraUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Ada GravilovskaGeorgia Tech, USA
Adrien LebreFrench Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation, France
Adwait JogThe College of William and Mary, USA
Alberto MontresorUniversity of TRento, Italy
Ali ButtVirginia Tech, USA
Ana Lucia VarbanescuUniversity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew A. ChienUniversity of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Arthur MaccabeOak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Bogdan NicolaeIBM Research, Ireland
Christine MorinINRIA, France
David AbramsonThe University of Queensland, Australia
David IrwinUniversity of Massachusets at Amherst, USA
Dean HildebrandIBM Research, USA
Dick EpemaDelft Unviersity of Technology, The Netherlands
Douglas ThainNotre Dame, USA
Evgenia SmirniCollege of William and Mary, USA
Franck CappelloArgonne National Laboratory, USA
Frederic DesprezINRIA, France
Gabriel AntoniuINRIA, Rennes, France
Henri BalVrije University, The Netherlands
Haryadi GunawiUniversity of Chicago, USA
Ian FosterUniversity of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, USA
Jay LofsteadSandia National Laboratories, USA
John (Jack) LangeUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA
Kenjiro TauraUniversity of Tokyo, Japan
Liana FongIBM, USA
Manish ParasharRutgers University, USA
Martin SchulzLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Matei RipeanuUniversity of British Columbia, Canada
Michela BecchiNorth Carolina State University, USA
Michela TauferUniversity of Delaware, USA
Ming ZhaoArizona State University, USA
Patrick BridgesUniversity of New Mexico, USA
Peter DindaNorthwestern University, USA
Radu ProdanUniversity of Innsbruck, Austria
Renato FigueiredoUniversity of Florida, USA
Rich WolskiUniversity of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Salim HaririUniversity of Arizona, USA
Sangmi PallickaraColorado State University, USA
Sameer Al-KiswanyUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
Satoshi MatsuokaTokyo Inst. Technology, Japan
Shuaiwen Leon SongPacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Tevfik KosarSUNY Buffalo, USA
Yogesh SimmhanIndian Institute of Science, India
Zizhong ChenUniversity of California, Riverside, USA