Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the 16th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2016)

University Carlos III, Spain
University of Granada, Spain

Venue & Dates:
Granada, Spain, December 14-16, 2016


ICA3PP 2016 is the 16th event in the series of conferences started in 1995 that are devoted to algorithms and architectures for parallel processing. ICA3PP is now recognized as the main regular event of the world that is covering many dimensions of parallel algorithms and architectures, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and systems. As applications of computing systems have permeated in every aspect of our daily life, the power of computing system has become increasingly critical. This conference provides a forum for academics and practitioners from countries around the world to exchange ideas for improving the efficiency, performance, reliability, security and interoperability of computing systems and applications.

Following the traditions of the previous successful ICA3PP conferences held in Hangzhou, Brisbane, Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Beijing, Cyprus, Taipei, Busan, Melbourne, Fukuoka, Vietri sul Mare, Dalian and Zhangjiajie. The objective of ICA3PP 2016 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and governments to advance the theories and technologies in parallel and distributed computing. ICA3PP 2016 will focus on two broad areas of parallel and distributed computing, i.e. architectures, algorithms and networks, and systems and applications. The conference of ICA3PP 2016 will be hosted by University of Granada, Spain.


Scope and Interests

Track 1: Parallel and Distributed Architectures

Chairs: Vladimir Voevodin, Moscow University, Russia

Marco Aldinucci, Universita’ degli Studi di Torino, Italy

  1. Parallel Architectures
  2. Parallel Programming Paradigms
  3. Heterogeneous Systems
  4. Service-Oriented Architectures

Track 2: Software Systems and Programming Models

Chairs: Xinjun Mao, National University of Defense Technology, China

Jose Daniel Garcia, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

  1. Cluster, Distributed & Parallel Operating Systems and Middleware
  2. Multi-core Programming and Software Tools
  3. Parallel I/O Systems and Storage Systems
  4. Parallel and Distributed Databases

Track 3: Distributed and Network-based Computing

Chairs: Laurent Lefevre, Ecole Normal Lyon, INRIA, France

Peter Kropf,University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

  1. Mobile and Wireless Computing
  2. Cloud, Grid, and Services Computing
  3. Web and Internet Computing
  4. Interconnection Networks
  5. Network Simulations

Track 4: Big Data and its Applications

Chairs: Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy

Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

  1. Architecture, Networks and Systems of Big Data
  2. Big Data Applications, Algorithms and Data Structures
  3. Research and Development Trends of Big Data
  4. Big Data Benchmarking, Interoperability, Monitoring, Security, Privacy and Management
  5. Distributed Data Analytics and Feature Extraction
  6. Big Data Interoperability and Orchestration
  7. Parallel Processing for Big Data

Track 5: Parallel and Distributed Algorithms

Chairs: Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Stefano Markidis, KTH, Sweden

  1. Reliability and Fault-tolerant Computing
  2. High-performance Scientific Computing
  3. Parallel Algorithms
  4. Resource Management and Scheduling

Track 6: Applications of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Chairs: Gudula Ruenger, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Tomoaki Tsumura, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

  1. Multimedia in Parallel Computing
  2. Parallel Computing in Bioinformatics
  3. Parallel Machine Learning Algorithms
  4. Industrial Applications
  5. Industrial Applications

Track 7: Service Dependability and Security in Distributed and Parallel Systems

Chairs: George Loukas, University of Greenwich, UK

Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  1. Dependability Issues in Computer Networks and Communications
  2. Dependability Issues in Distributed and Parallel Systems
  3. Dependability of Software Defined Networks
  4. Self- healing, Self-protecting and Fault-tolerant Systems
  5. Network and Information Security
  6. Trust, Security and Privacy in Cloud computing, Social Networks, and Internet of Things

Track 8: Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical-Social Computing

Chairs: Seungmin (Charlie) Rho, Sungkyul University, Korea

Eduard Mehofer. University of Vienna. Austria

  1. Social Computing and Analytics on Cyber-Physical Data
  2. Smart Communities with Cyber-Physical Systems
  3. Ubiquitous Sensing in Social Networks
  4. Building Social Life Networks
  5. Pervasive/Ubiquitous Control, Computing and Networking
  6. Cyber-Physical Systems and Networks
  7. Cyber-Physical Social Applications and Case Studies

Track 9: Performance Modeling and Evaluation

Chairs: Tomas Margalef. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

  1. Performance of Parallel & Distributed Computing Systems
  2. Software and Hardware Reliability, Testing, Verification and Validation
  3. Tools and Environments for Parallel & Distributed Software Development
  4. Optimization, Modeling and Simulation
  5. Stochastic Analysis, Statistical Analysis and Simulation
  6. Data Collection and Analysis
  7. Planning, Scheduling and Quality-of-Service
  8. Game theory, Economics and Control Theory

Submission and Publication Information

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website ( with PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 14 pages or 20 pages with the over length charge in Springer LNCS format, including tables, figures, references and appendixes. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation assessed by at least three reviewers. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. ICA3PP 2016 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from the digital library and index service), if the paper is not presented at the conference. All accepted papers will be published by Springer LNCS (EI Indexed). Two outstanding papers will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award.