Call for Papers, Demos, Posters, Exhibitions, Workshops

The International ACM Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) is the premier forum for presenting the latest research findings on the design and use of parallel and distributed systems for high end computing, collaboration, data analysis, and other in- novative applications. Its 18th installment will take place in Garching, near Munich, Germany, in June 11-13, 2009. Workshops co-located with HPDC will be held in June 9-10, 2009.

HPDC welcomes submissions covering all aspects of high-performance distributed com- puting, Grids, and global computing ensembles. New academic and scholarly research emphasizing empirical and reproducible results as well as investigative expositions of suc- cessful and innovative application and deployment efforts are particularly encouraged.

Topics of Interest for HPDC 2009

Call for Papers

All papers will be rigorously reviewed by a distinguished international program committee, with a strong focus on the combination of rigorous scientific results and practical impact.

In particular, research papers must clearly demonstrate research contribution and novelty; experience/applications/systems papers must clearly demonstrate impact and/or lessons learned and/or design choices.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract describing the contents of the paper including highlights and key characteristics before December 31, 2008. The abstracts are used as a base to pre-assign appropriate reviewers for the technical papers. Full papers must be submitted until January 12, 2009.

Such technical papers must be at most 10 pages, INCLUDING figures and references. Papers that exceed this length will be rejected outright. Papers must be formatted with strict adherence to the ACM SIGS Style Guide.

These papers should be written to be self-contained and to provide the technical substance required for the program committee to evaluate the paper's contribution. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference.

Submitted papers must not have appeared in or be under consideration for another conference or a journal, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the HPDC 2009 review process.

Papers should be submitted electronically (PDF or postscript) via the HPDC 2009 conference web site at

Please note that, as with previous HPDC conferences, there will be no extensions on the paper submission deadlines.

Paper abstract submission deadline:December 31, 2008
Paper submission deadline:January 12, 2009

The HPDC proceedings are expected to be published by ACM, and the plan is to distribute them at the conference.

Call for Posters

In addition to full papers, HPDC 2009 also allows the submission of posters. The conference especially encourages such submission from Ph.D. students so that they can present their early ideas to a larger audience.

For posters, authors are invited to submit a 2 page short description including title, authors, and affiliations until December 31, 2008. Revisions of the poster descriptions will be possible until January 12, 2009.

The formatting for the posters is identical to the full papers, but with the 2 page limitation. The plan is to publish posters also in the proceedings.

Upon acceptance of the poster, authors must commit to attend the conference and to present their poster. Posters will be displayed on boards which are expected to be in the size of 841mm x 1189mm (DIN A0).

Posters will be presented during the conference in the coffee break area and authors are expected to be available for discussions and questions during the welcome reception on June 11, 2009.

Call for Demos and Exhibits

The Eighteenth International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) will be a forum for presenting the latest research findings on the design and use of parallel and distributed systems for high end computing, collaboration, data analysis, and other innovative applications.

HPDC 2009 will feature a demo and exhibit session consisting of prototypes and technology artifacts demonstrating HPDC concepts, mechanisms and applications. Submissions to the demonstration and exhibit session are welcome, both from industry and academia, demonstrating state-of-the-art applications of high-performance distributed computing, grids, and global computing ensembles. Demos of new scholarly research emphasizing empirical and reproducible results as well as exhibitions of investigative expositions of successful application and deployment efforts are particularly encouraged.

Demos and Exhibit Submissions

Please send an email to the Demo/Exhibit Co-Chairs (Erwin Laure) at containing:

Entries will be judged by a separate subcommittee led by the demo/exhibit chairman.

Demo/Exhibit Request Deadline:April 15, 2009
Demo/Exhibit Notification:May 1, 2009

Demo/Exhibit Logistics

Demos will be held along with the reception on Thursday evening of the conference, June 11, 2009. The demos will be advertised both on the conference web site and in a leaflet within the participants' package with a list of demonstrations (title, abstract, people/organization). In addition, there will be a short introductory session at the beginning of the reception to introduce the demo groups and to announce their demos. The demo groups are encouraged to provide the demo session chair with a short write-up (two paragraphs no longer than 300 words) that briefly introduces their group and their demos. After the announcements, each demo group will give one-on-one demos to the HPDC attendees during the reception. There will be food and drinks in the room to ensure a good flow.

Each demo group will be provided with a table, a couple of chairs, a power outlet, an extension cord, poster boards, and access to the conference wireless network connection, which should remain set up for the entire conference (as an exhibit) if you would like to show your work one-on-one or during breaks. We will provide you with a detailed description of the standard demo stand layout ahead of time. The demo room will be available (with working network connections and the basic setup) to demo groups before the demo session for groups to set up their demos. If you need an extensive amount of time to setup your demo, you would need to coordinate with the Demo/Exhibit Co-Chair ahead of time.

Demo/Exhibit Registration Fees

There will be two flavors of demos. Research (academic) demos will only require registration to the conference. The industry demos (i.e. demos of a commerical product) will be charged EUR 5000.

Call for Workshops

The HPDC 2009 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held with the Eighteenth International ACM Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, which will be held in Garching near Munich on June 11-13, 2009. The dates for the workshops are June 09-10, 2009.

HPDC Workshops provide a forum for discussion among researchers and practitioners of areas of special interest within HPDC. Within this scope, several types of workshop organizations are encouraged. Workshops may be organized by invitation or via an open call for participation. Organizers may ask participants to give talks, submit short position papers, or full papers with a peer-review process. Workshop organizers are expected to be active in the field where they propose a workshop.

To foster interaction, the workshops are full-day events limited to 30-50 participants. As a reference, Web pages of previous HPDC conference sites (and links to various workshop sites) are accessible from

Workshop Submissions

Please contact the HPDC 2009 General Chair Dieter Kranzlmueller to propose a workshop or to discuss ideas by email: A formal workshop proposal should be at most two pages and include the following information:

Workshop Proposals Deadline: October 31, 2008
Notification: November 14, 2008
Workshop Calls Online (by organizers): November 28, 2008
Final Manuscripts due (For HPDC proceedings):Around April 2009

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