The Twelfth IEEE International Symposium on


Seattle, Washington, June 22-24, 2003

held in conjunction with


June 24 27, 2003


About HPDC-12

The Twelfth IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing will be a forum for presenting the latest research findings on the design and use of highly networked systems for computing, collaboration, data  analysis, and other innovative tasks.  Submissions are on all aspects of Grid and high performance distributed computing.  Case studies describing novel applications are also being presented.  A more complete list of topics is below.  HPDC-12 will be held in Seattle, Washington (USA) immediately preceding the 8th Global Grid Forum.  HPDC-12/GGF-8 will together provide a global meeting place for those interested in Grid computing technologies and applications.  A joint program of tutorials and keynote talks will highlight major themes and recent developments in the field.


The formal Call for Papers can be found at HPDC-12 Call for Papers. PAPER SUBMISSION IS CLOSED.

About Seattle

See the Global Grid Forum8 website for information about the location of the conference. The Emerald City!  A city set in the midst of some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the USA, Seattle sits between the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainer and its beautiful Pacific Waterfront.   Seattle Center  is dominated by the 605 feet high Space Needle where you can take an elevator to the top and appreciate the spectacular view of the city with its surrounding lakes and mountains.  A trip to the Pike Place Market overlooking the Puget Sound waterfront is worthy of a visit where it is renowned for vendors selling fresh seafood, vegetables and many excellent seafood restaurants.  So plan on enjoying the city during your stay. For more information on Seattle please see Global Grid Forum Seattle Information.

Conference Topics of interest

include (but are not limited to):

  • Software environments and language support
  • Applications studies
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms for computational and data-intensive problems
  • Multimedia, teleimmersive, and collaborative applications
  • Clusters
  • Data Grids
  • Peer to Peer
  • Desktop PC Grids
  • High performance I/O and file systems
  • Security, configuration, policy, and management issues
  • Resource Management
  • Fault tolerance
  • Software/hardware/architectural support for efficient communications
  • Terabit networks
  • Research Papers involving the design or use of commercial Grid systems

Final Program

Keynote and Invited Speakers 

Final Program

Cyberinfrastructure Town Meeting


Posters and Demonstrations

Conference Dates

The Conference dates are:

Conference Sessions: Sunday, June 22 through Tuesday June 24.

Early Registration deadline is:


(on or before June 13)

(after June 13)










GGF8 Registered Participant -







  • February 4, 2003  Technical Papers Submission Deadline

(papers must be submitted by the deadline, but papers can be updated one week after this deadline)

Program Committee Meeting, March 23, 2003

  • March 27, 2003 Author Notification
  • April 13, 2003 Final "Camera Ready" papers Due.

Authors are requested to submit papers of at most 5000 words, not including figures or references. These papers should be written so as to be self contained and to provide the technical substance required for the program committee to evaluate the paper's contribution. Excessively long papers will be rejected outright. Papers submitted to or published in another conference or a journal are ineligible for this conference.


Conference Registration and Fees

Information can be found at this site.

Lodging Information

Information can be found at this site.

Tutorials and Workshops


Bruce Lowekamp or

Thilo Kielmann 

Tutorial Co-chairs:

Bruce Lowekamp (William and Mary)


Thilo Kielmann (Vrije Universiteit)

Proposal Submission to: or

Proposal Deadline:

March 15, 2003

Conference Dates:

June 22-24, 2003

Tutorial Dates:


We have an exciting set of tutorials offered jointly by HPDC-12 and GGF8. Please see the tutorial page for details. Only very limited registration for tutorials will be possible onsite, so please register for your tutorials prior to June 13th

Poster and Technical Demonstrations

During the kickoff reception on Sunday night, June 22, 2003, the posters and technical demonstrations will be held. This is an excellent opportunity to present your work to over 300 participants and enjoy our first night reception!

Call for Posters and Technical Demonstrations

Proposals for exhibits and technical demonstrations should be submitted to Patricia Bladh . Please submit Title, Names, Institution and Abstract. Deadline is April 25, 2003

Affiliated Workshops

CLADE 2003  June 21, 2003

WACE 2003 June 22, 2003

9th JSSPP June 24, 2003   

AMS 2003 Workshop  June 25, 2003    

Student Scholar Information


Information can be found at this site.



Conference Team

General Chair

Ian Foster,  Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago

Program Committee Chair

Andrew Chien, University California San Diego


Program Committee

Andrew Chien, University California San Diego

Ian Foster, ANL and Univ Chicago

Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Univ Wisconsin

Henri Bal, Vrije Univ., Amsterdam

Chaitan Baru, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Denis Caromel, Univ. of Nice Sophia Antipolis INRIA - CNRS

Henri Casanova, Univ. of California, San Diego

Ann Chervenak, Information Sciences Institute

Peter A. Dinda, Northwestern University

Wu-chun Feng, Los Alamos Nat'l Laboratory/Ohio St. Univ.

Madhusudhan Govindaraju, Indiana University

Andrew Grimshaw, Univ Virginia

Marty Humphrey, Univ Virginia

Vijay Karamcheti, New York University

John Kubiatowicz, UC Berkeley

Mario Lauria, Ohio State University

Miron Livny, Univ Wisconsin

Keith Marzullo, Univ California San Diego

Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Piyush Mehrotra, NASA Ames Research Center

Scott Pakin, Los Alamos National Lab

Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ed Seidel, Albert Einstein Institute

Shimojo Shinji, Osaka University

Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University

Vaidy Sunderam, Emory University

Brian Tierney, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

Jon Weissman, Univ Minnesota


Publicity Chair

Philip Papadopoulos, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Tutorial Chair and Workshops Chair

Bruce Lowekamp, College of William and Mary

Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit

Exhibits and Demonstrations Chair

Patricia Bladh, University of California, San Diego

Administration Chair and Local Arrangements

Mary Spada, Argonne National Laboratory

Symposium Steering Committee

Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago (chair)

Salim Hariri, University of Arizona

Fran Berman, University of California, San Diego, California

Andrew A. Chien, University of California, San Diego, California

Bill Johnston, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Carl Kesselman, University of Southern California

Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University

Malcolm Atkinson, Univ Glasgow and National E-Science Center, Edinburgh

Charlie Catlett, Global Grid Forum

Dennis Gannon, Indiana University

 Webmaster: "Patricia Bladh"