SPAA 2018 Call for Papers

30th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in
Algorithms and Architectures

July 16 - 18, 2018
Vienna, Austria

Important Deadlines:

Abstract registration: February 6, 11:59pm EST
Full paper submission: February 13, 11:59pm EST
Brief announcements: February 13, 11:59pm EST  
Rebuttal period: April 2-4
Notification: April 18

Submissions are sought in all areas of parallel algorithms and architectures, broadly construed, including both theoretical and experimental perspectives. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Parallel and Distributed Algorithms Parallel and Distributed Architectures
Parallel and Distributed Data Structures Multiprocessor and Multicore Architectures
Parallel Complexity Theory Transactional Memory Hardware and Software
Scheduling in Parallel Systems Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI
Compilers and Tools for Concurrent Programming Specification and Verification of Concurrent Systems
Mobile, Ad-Hoc, Wireless and Sensor Networks Algorithms for GPUs and Heterogeneous Hardware
Fault Tolerance and Reliability High-Performance Computing and Architectures
Self-Stabilization and Self-Organization Green & Power-Efficient Algorithms and Architectures
Algorithms for Social Networks Security and Privacy in Parallel/Distributed Systems
Game Theory and Collaborative Learning Biological Distributed Algorithms
Network Algorithms Algorithms for Routing and Information Dissemination
Resource Management and Awareness I/O Algorithms and Architectures
Parallel and Distributed Issues in Big Data Peer-to-Peer Systems

Regular papers:

Regular papers should report on original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. Submissions may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages, in addition to references and an optional appendix. Papers will be judged based on quality, not their length—shorter papers are welcome. All necessary details to substantiate the main claims of the paper should be included either in the body of the paper or in a clearly marked appendix.

Brief announcements:

SPAA also solicits brief announcements that raise issues of interest to the SPAA community. Brief announcements may not exceed two (2) single-spaced double-column pages, in addition to references and an optional appendix. Examples of good brief announcements include: (i) papers previously published elsewhere of interest to SPAA, (ii) work in progress, (iii) announcement of tools/libraries, (iv) challenge problems posted to the community, (v) corrections to earlier results. Brief announcements may also include smaller results of interest.

Authors may request that a regular paper be considered as a brief announcement. As far as possible, the program committee will remain blind to this request until status as a regular paper has been resolved. Such a request will not affect the chances the manuscript be accepted as a regular paper.

Submission details:

Manuscripts submitted for review must use a single-spaced double-column format for 8.5x11-inch paper, use at least a 9-point font size, and have reasonable margins and spacing throughout. Submissions may, but are not required to, adopt the final ACM sigconf format from Regular papers may not exceed ten (10) pages and brief announcements may not exceed two (2) pages. References and the appendix do not count toward the limit, but everything else does. Visit this link for submission details.


Every regular paper is eligible for the best paper award.

Program Chair
Jeremy Fineman (Georgetown University)

Program Committee
Ittai Abraham (VMware)
Kunal Agrawal (Washington University in St Louis)
Grey Ballard (Wake Forest University)
Michael Bender (Stony Brook University)
Guy Blelloch (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Aydın Buluç (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Rezaul Chowdhury (Stony Brook University)
Pierre Fraigniaud (SNRS & University Paris Diderot)
Seth Gilbert (National University of Singapour)
Sungjin Im (University of California, Merced)
Peter Kling (University of Hamburg)
I-Ting Angelina Lee (Washington Universtiy in St Louis)
Victor Luchangco (Oracle Labs)
Ryan Newton (Indiana University)
Gopal Pandurangan (University of Houston)
Erez Petrank (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
Vijaya Ramachandran (University of Texas, Austin)
Peter Sanders (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Thomas Sauerwald (University of Cambridge)
Oded Schwartz (Hebrew University)
Julian Shun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Nodari Sitchinava (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Edgar Solomonik (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne)
Michael Spear (Lehigh University)
Denis Trystram (University of Grenoble-Alpes)

SPAA General Chair
Christian Scheideler, University of Paderborn

SPAA Secretary
Jeremy Fineman, Georgetown University

SPAA Treasurer
David Bunde, Knox College

SPAA Publicity Chair
Nodari Sitchinava, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Local Arrangements Chair
Jesper Larsson Träff, TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)