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23rd Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models

APDCM2021 May 17, 2021, to be held in conjunction with

35th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

IPDPS May 17-21, 2021, Portland Hilton Downtown Portland, Oregon USA


Call for Papers

The past thirty years have seen a flurry of activity in the area of parallel and distributed computing. In recent years, novel parallel and distributed computational models have been proposed in the literature, reflecting advances in new computational devices and environments such as optical interconnects, programmable logic arrays, networks of workstations, radio communications, mobile computing, DNA computing, quantum computing, sensor networks etc. It is very encouraging to note that the advent of these new models has lead to significant advances in the resolution of various difficult problems of practical interest.

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a timely forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques and research in the field of the parallel and distributed computational models. The workshop is meant to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of parallel and distributed computing taken in an inclusive, rather than exclusive, sense. We are convinced that the workshop atmosphere will be conducive to open and mutually beneficial exchanges of ideas between the participants.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Models of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Radio communication models, Mobile computing models, Sensor network models, Hardware-specific models, FPGA models, Systolic arrays and cellular automata, Peer-to-peer models, Biologically-based computing models, Quantum computing model, Ising model, Reconfigurable models, Optical models, CUDA, OpenCL, GPU computing models, BSP and LogP models, PGAS model, Cloud computing model, Edge/Fog computing model, NUMA model

Algorithms and Applications

Geometric and graph algorithms, Combinatorial algorithms, Randomized and approximation techniques, Optimization, Numerical algorithms, Network algorithms, Localized algorithms, Distributed algorithms, Image processing, High-performance computing, GPU applications, MapReduce, Machine Learning

Practical Aspects

Architectural and implementation issues, Performance analysis and simulation, MPI, Multi-core processors, Programmable logic arrays, GPGPU, Design of network protocols, Embedded systems, Cloud computing, Cluster Computing, Development tools, Fault tolerance, Security Issues, Big data analysis


IPDPS is sponsored by IEEE, and all papers presented at IPDPS-APDCM workshop will be published in the Proceedings published from IEEE Computer Society and will be included in IEEE Xplore and CSDL digital libraries. Also they are submitted for indexing through INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit an electronic version of original, unpublished manuscripts, not to exceed 10 pages for REGULAR papers and 4 pages for SHORT papers using Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. We also welcome comprehensive survey papers on timely topics. Abstracts must be registered through Easy Chair by February 8, 2021 (23:59 in UTC). Abstract submission is mandatory, because reviewers are selected based on abstracts. After the abstract registration, the PDF of the paper must be submitted by February 13, 2021 (23:59 in UTC). You can update abstract and the PDF anytime before the due dates.

Keynote Talk

  • Speaker: Michihiro Koibuchi (NII)
  • Title: Graph Golf Competition Seeking for Small-Diameter Graphs
  • Abstact: GraphGolf competition ( brings together experts from several research fields to seek small-diameter graphs, not only for theoretical interests but also for practical interests on interconnection networks of parallel computer systems. The invited talk details the contribution of the Graph Golf competition to the practical aspect. The invited talk illustrates two applications of the Graph Golf network topologies for the design of interconnection networks on supercomputers and many-core processors.
  • Biography: Michihiro Koibuchi received PhD degree from Keio University, Japan, in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor in National Institute of Informatics, Japan. His research interests include the areas of computer architecture and interconnection networks. He published over 100 referred technical conference and journal papers (9 in IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems and 5 in IPDPS).

Best/Outstanding Paper Award

We will select the Best/Outstanding papers. Please see history for Best/Outstanding papers in past editions.

Special Issue

We plan to publish full versions of selected papers in the International Journal on Networking and Computing(IJNC). Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts after the workshop.

The International Journal of Networking and Computing is a biannual journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles in all areas of networking and computing. It has both print and online versions. All papers are indexed in indexing services including DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Google Scholar, J-DreamII, and J-GLOBAL.

Important Dates

All dates are in UTC and submission/registration must be done by 23:59PM in UTC.

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  • Abstract registration due: January 25, February 8, 2021
  • Paper submission due: February 1, February 13, 2021
  • Notification: March 1, 2021


Workshop co-Chairs

  • Jacir L. Bordim, University of Brasilia
  • Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University

Program co-Chairs

  • Susumu Matsumae, Saga University
  • Masahiro Shibata, Kyushu Institute of Technology

Program Committee

  • Hazem Abdelhafez, The University of British Columbia
  • Gianlorenzo D'Angelo, Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI)
  • Stéphane Devismes, VERIMAG UMR 5104
  • Martti Forsell, VTT
  • Noriyuki Fujimoto, Osaka Prefecture University
  • Masaru Fukushi, Yamaguchi University
  • Qianping Gu, Simon Fraser University
  • Xin Han Dalian, University of Technology
  • Thomas Herault, University of Tennessee
  • Chung-Hsing Hsu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Shuichi Ichikawa, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Yasushi Inoguchi, JAIST
  • Yasuaki Ito, Hiroshima University
  • Chuzo Iwamoto, Hiroshima University
  • Sushanta Karmakar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Yoshiaki Katayama, Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Yosuke Kikuchi, Tsuyama National College of Technology
  • Yonghwan Kim, Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Michihiro Koibuchi, National Institute of Informatics
  • Yamin Li, Hosei University
  • Edward Luke, Mississippi State University
  • Luca Manzoni, Università di Trieste
  • Loris Marchal, CNRS
  • Ami Marowka, Bar-Ilan University
  • Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa
  • Kazuhiko Ohno, Mie University
  • Fukuhito Ooshita, NAIST
  • Tomonobu Ozaki, Nihon University
  • Max Plauth, Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Jonas Posner, Uni Kassel
  • Pradip Srimani, Clemson University
  • Hongyang Sun, Vanderbilt University
  • Yasuhiko Takenaga, The University of Electro-Communications
  • Jerry Trahan, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Ryota Yasudo, Hiroshima University
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