Parallel Algorithms and Software for Sparse Linear Algebra Computations

Special session of PDP 2010

18th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing
February 17-19, 2010 - Pisa, Italy

The solution of linear systems, least squares problems and eigenvalue problems involving large and sparse matrices is ubiquitous in scientific and engineering applications and is often a very time-consuming task, thus requiring the use of effective algorithms and software on parallel and distributed computers. The increased availability of computing systems with a large number of processors makes runtime efficiency, scalability, flexibility and accuracy even more crucial in the development of such algorithms and software. Furthermore, the emergence of multicore and manycore processors requires to review sparse linear algebra techniques to take advantage of the computational power offered by the new architectures.

The aim of this special session is to discuss recent advances in the development of algorithms and software for the solution of sparse linear algebra problems on parallel and distributed computers. The exploitation of sparse linear algebra software within large-scale scientific simulations on modern high-performance computers is also of interest.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Paper Submission

Paper submitted to the special session should comply with the format for the conference proceedings and should not exceed 8 pages. Submitted papers will undergo the same review process as those submitted to the main conference. In order to support the blind review process, the first page of submitted papers should not host author names and affiliations. Accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS), in the PDP 2010 Conference Proceedings.

Paper submission is handled through the Easychair conference management system. Submission instructions are available here.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the special session.

Important dates

Deadline for paper submission (NEW):

August 31, 2009

Acceptance notification:

October 19, 2009

Camera ready paper due:

November 3, 2009

Program Co-Chairs

Pasqua D'Ambra, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), CNR, Naples, Italy

Daniela di Serafino, Department of Mathematics, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy

Program Committee