SPAA '00  

Fourteenth ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures

August 11-13, 2002
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Fourteenth Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA '02) is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and Computer Architecture (SIGARCH) and organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.

SPAA '02 will feature contributed papers, each with a 25-minute talk, and SPAA revue papers, each with a 10-minute talk. The SPAA revue is for brief communications including work in progress or demos.

Expanded Scope
This year, in a tradition starting in 2001, SPAA defines "parallel" very broadly to encompass any computational "device" that can perform multiple operations or tasks simultaneously. As a consequence, SPAA 2002 covers all traditional parallel and distributed architectures, plus new aspects including satellite networks, the web, quantum and DNA computing, etc. For more information, see the call for papers below.

Online proceedings from previous SPAA conferences are accessible (membership needed for full text) by following the ACM digital library links from the ACM home page.

Local information
The conference will be held at Delta Winnipeg Hotel. Please make your hotel reservations soon as the block may not be held much longer. There's a lot to do in Winnipeg, including the Folklorama festival, going on during the conference. Here's some local information. If you would like help finding a roommate for the conference, please send email to indicating the dates of your stay, your gender, and your smoking preferences.

  • These new registration forms include a fax number for registrations using a credit card. Here is a postscript registration form. For those who prefer it, here is a text registration form.

  • Program
    Here's the latest program. This has changed slightly from the schedule first posted: the entire schedule for Monday has been moved half an hour earlier to accomodate an earlier departure for Folklorama.

    Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline Extended: March 6, 2002, past
  • Notification: April 26, 2002, past
  • Camera-ready copy due: June 6, 2002 (regular), June 9, 2002 (revue)
  • Call for Papers

  • HTML
  • PostScript

  • Program Chair
    Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon U.

    Program Committee
    Susanne Albers, Freiburg U.
    Fred Chong, U.C. Davis
    Andre DeHon, Cal Tech
    Babak Falsafi, Carnegie Mellon U.
    John Kubiatowicz, U. C. Berkeley
    Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon
    Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard U.
    Andrea Pietracaprina, U. Padova
    Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern U.
    Pilar de la Torre, U. New Hampshire
    Denis Trystram, ID-MAG
    Uzi Vishkin, U. Maryland
    Berthold Vöcking, Max Plank Institute, Saarbrucken.
    David Wood, U. Wisconsin
    Local Arrangements Chairs
    Parimala Thulasiraman U. of Manitoba and Ruppa Thulasiram, U. of Manitoba.

    SPAA General Chair
    Arnold Rosenberg, U. Massachusetts

    SPAA Secretary
    Cynthia A. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories

    SPAA Treasurer
    Fred Annexstein, U Cincinnati
    SPAA Publicity Chair
    Michael Bender, SUNY Stony Brook
    SPAA Steering Committee
    Guy Blelloch, CMU
    Thomas H. Cormen, Dartmouth
    Michel Cosnard, LORIA-INRIA
    David Culler, UC Berkeley
    Frank Dehne, Carleton U.
    Phil Gibbons, Bell Labs
    Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
    Tom Leighton, MIT and Akamai Technologies
    Charles Leiserson, MIT
    Fabrizio Luccio, U. Pisa
    Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, U. Paderborn
    Gary Miller, Carnegie Mellon U. and Akamai Technologies
    Burkhard Monen, U. Paderborn
    Franco Preparata, Brown U.
    Vijaya Ramachandran, U. Texas, Austin
    Paul Spirakis, CTI, Greece
    Uzi Vishkin, U. Maryland

    Future SPAAs
    SPAA 2003 will be in San Diego, CA, USA, June 7-9, as part of the 2003 ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC).

    SPAA is changing its name effective immediately to ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architecture. SPAA 2004 will be held in Barcelona, Spain.
    SPAA '01 home page (last year's SPAA)
    Cynthia A. Phillips <>
    Last modified: September 11, 2002