The 30th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Stockholm, Sweden, 21-25 June 2021

Call for Papers

The 30th International ACM Symposium on
High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Stockholm, Sweden on June 21-25, 2021

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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 30th HPDC will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 21-25, 2021.

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. Experience reports of operational deployments that provide significantly novel insights for future research on HPDC applications and systems will also receive special consideration.

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, risk assessment, and management
  • Emerging application areas that include cloud/edge computing and IoT

Submission Guidelines

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. Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal.

Optionally, authors may also provide an appendix to supplement the paper as described in the Appendix Policy below.

Reviewing for HPDC 2021 will be double-blind.

Anonymizing Submissions

HPDC will use double-blind reviewing this year. Please make a good faith attempt to anonymize your submission. Avoid identifying yourself or your institution explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). The first page should use the paper ID assigned during registration in place of the author names.

Use care in referring to your own related work. Do not omit references to your prior work, as this would make it difficult for reviewers to place your submission in its proper context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work. In some cases, it is not credible to refer to your related work in the third person. For example, your submission may extend a previous workshop paper, or it may relate to a submission currently under review at HPDC or another venue. In these cases, you must still explain the differences between your HPDC submission and the other work, but you should cite the other work anonymously and e-mail the deanonymized work to the PC chairs.

If your submission reports on experiences with a system at your institution, you should refer to the system anonymously but describe the properties of the system that are needed to appreciate the work (e.g., size of the user base, volume of requests, etc.). We recognize that, in some cases, these properties may allow a reviewer to identify your institution.

Appendix Policy

Additionally, authors may supplement their paper with an appendix whose length is limited to 4 additional pages. Such an appendix is optional for the review: it is the choice of the reviewers whether they read it. Moreover, the appendix may only be used for the purpose of justifying the technical correctness of the claims stated in the body of the paper, i.e., the technical details needed for a proof to be self-contained. No additional experimental validation - e.g., empirical evidence needed to demonstrate accuracy or scaling - is allowed in the appendix - such an addition will not be considered in the reviewing process. The paper itself must still stand as technically valid and reviewable without a reviewer having to read the appendix.


Submissions are now open here .


Abstracts due:January 18, 2021
Papers due:January 24, 2021
Author notifications:March 29, 2021
Camera ready version:April 20, 2021
Conference dates:June 21 - 25, 2021