This year we will celebrate 20 years of SPAA with a series of invited talks, a special track, and a poster session. Contributed papers are sought in all areas of parallel algorithms and architectures. SPAA defines the term ``parallel'' broadly, encompassing any computational system that can perform multiple operations or tasks simultaneously. Topics include, but are not limited to:
|Parallel and Distributed Algorithms||Parallel and Distributed Data Structures|
|Parallel Complexity Theory||Parallel and Distributed Architectures|
|Multi-Core Architectures||Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI|
|Compilers and Tools for Concurrent Programming||Supercomputer Architecture and Computing|
|Transactional Memory Hardware and Software||The Internet and the World Wide Web|
|Game Theory and Collaborative Learning||Routing and Information Dissemination|
|Resource Management and Awareness||Peer-to-Peer Systems|
|Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks||Robustness, Self-Stabilization and Security|
Regular presentations will be allotted a 20-minute talk and up to 10 pages in the proceedings. This format is intended for contributions reporting original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. Brief announcements will be allotted a 7-minute talk and a 2-page abstract (each marked as a brief announcement) in the proceedings. This format is a forum for brief communications, which may be published later in other conferences. Posters will be presented in two special poster sessions and will be allotted a 1-page abstract in the proceedings. This format is another forum for brief communications, which may be published later in other conferences.
The best regular paper will be given a best paper award.
Papers submitted to STOC 08 or ISCA 08 can also be submitted to SPAA 08 by January 22, on the condition that they will be withdrawn from SPAA by the authors if accepted to one of the other conferences. Such a dual conditional submission should be clearly noted on the title page. The offer applies only to STOC 08 and ISCA 08 submissions.
Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to submit their manuscript electronically. More details will follow. The deadlines for electronic submissions are
Authors who are unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Nir Shavit, at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions. Do not send electronic submissions to this email address.Paper Submission Format:
The cover page should include
Submissions of regular presentations including ones for the special track should include the cover page followed by an introduction understandable to a nonspecialist including motivation and previous work, and a technical exposition directed to a specialist. It should not exceed 10 printed pages on letter-size paper in 11-point font or larger (excluding the cover page, the figures and the references). More details may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the program committee.
A submission for the SPAA brief announcements or poster session should be no longer than 3 pages (excluding the cover page) on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font.
For authors who are not sure about the right format, a simple Latex template can be accessed here.Notification:
Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by e-mail or letter mailed on or before March 24. A camera-ready copy of each accepted abstract must be prepared according to the ACM guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings of the conference and must be received by April 10.