ParCo 2005

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Parallel computing is quickly becoming the standard computing paradigm in all areas of mainstream computing. This evolution from specialised technologies for handling large and complex applications to standard techniques for solving applied problems on affordable hardware is revolutionising computing strategies in virtually all application areas. The extension of these advanced technologies to networked based systems, such as clusters and grids, makes parallel computing one of the base technologies for e-science on a global scale.

ParCo2005 is the continuation of the international conferences on parallel computing started in 1983 in Berlin. This makes it the longest running European based international conference in the area of high performance computing. Over the years the conference established itself as the foremost platform for exchanging know-how on the newest parallel computing strategies, technologies, methods and tools.


The aim of the conference is to give an overview of the state-of-the-art of the developments, applications and future trends in parallel or high-speed computing for all platforms, including grids and clusters.

The conference addresses all aspects of parallel computing, including applications, hardware and software technologies as well as languages and development environments. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of parallel processing to solve real life problems in all areas, including multidisciplinary applications, practical experiences and evaluations.


Section 1: Applications

The application of parallel computers to solve all types of business, industrial, scientific and engineering problems arising in, for example, integrated industrial (CIM) and enterprise (EIS) systems; space, geographical, climate, environment and energy systems; biological, genetic and medical applications; financial systems, etc.

The treatment of complex multidisciplinary problems is of special interest.

The parallel processing algorithms and paradigms used should be clearly described.

Section 2: Algorithms

Parallel algorithms in the application areas mentioned in Section 1. The parallel computing paradigm and/or the abstract machine model used must be clearly described.

Scalability, portability and adaptability of the algorithms discussed are of special interest.

Section 3: Software Engineering

Software engineering methodologies, methods and tools for developing and maintaining parallel software, incl. parallel programming models and paradigms, development environments, languages, compiling and run-time tools.

Section 4: Architectures, Operating Systems and Middleware

Architectures, operating systems and middleware, e.g. DBMS, graphics, image and sound processing systems, for all types of parallel computers, including clusters, grids, multiprocessor systems, etc.

Performance evaluation and benchmarking techniques.


The scientific program consists of invited and contributed papers as well as a limited number of Mini-Symposia on special topics.

Papers are presented in parallel sessions with 20 minutes available per presentation, with an additional five minutes for discussion.

An industrial session and an exhibition of equipment and books are planned.


Contributions of papers and proposals for Mini-Symposia are solicited.

Extended abstracts in English of ca. two A4 size pages should be submitted in electronic form to the conference office by 11 March 2005. Formats should preferably be either .pdf or postscript.

Abstracts of papers should clearly describe the proposed contents. The relevance and originality of the contribution must be clearly stated and the most important references included. Also indicate the preferred topic area (see above).

Proposals for organising a Mini-Symposium should give the title, outline the scope and content as well as give an indication of the expected number of contributors.


Abstracts of papers: 11 March 2005 (new, hard deadline)
Proposals for Mini-Symposia: 11 March 2005 (new, hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance for presentation of papers: 15 May 2005
Submission of draft full papers: 31 July 2005


All papers presented at the conference will be refereed for acceptance for publication in the proceedings. Papers must be presented by one of the authors who can also respond to questions from the audience as well as reviewers.
Note that presentation of a paper at the conference does not automatically qualify it for acceptance for publication.

Papers presented as part of Mini-Symposia will be refereed and selected for publication in the conference proceedings.
Organisers of Mini-Symposia can also make a proposal for the publication of a Special Issue of Parallel Computing journal on the topic of the symposium. Papers presented as part of a Mini-Symposium may be considered for publication in such a Special Issue. Proposals for publishing a Special Issue should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief of Parallel Computing journal (


The conference is organised by the non-profit foundation ParCo Conferences in cooperation with the University of Malaga, Spain.

Conference Committee Chair: Gerhard R. Joubert
Steering Committee Chair: Frans J. Peters
Program Committee Chairs: Francisco Tirado, Wolfgang E. Nagel
Organising Committee Chairs: Emilio L. Zapata, Oscar Plata


Department of Computer Architecture
University of Malaga
E.T.S.I. Informática
Campus de Teatinos
E-29071 Malaga

Tel: +34-95-213 3378
Fax: +34-95-213 2790
last update: 25 February 2005