ISPDC’2018 – Call for Papers


It is our pleasure to invite you to participate to the 17th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC’2018). Following very successful previous editions since 2002 at locations all over Europe, the next ISPDC edition will be held from 25 to 27 June 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. It will be organised by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HES-SO) and the University of Geneva.

ISPDC’2018: The 17th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland (HES-SO), hepia
Geneva, Switzerland, June 25-6, 2018


The mission of ISPDC is to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners involved in the development of new algorithms, architectures and applications for parallel and distributed computing, as well as visualisation and post-processing. The goal is to provide an interactive and friendly yet professional forum for original research contributions describing novel ideas, groundbreaking results or quantified system experiences.

We invite you to submit your contribution to the ISPDC’2018 on topics including, but not limited to:

System Architectures for Parallel and Distributed Computing
– Multi-Cores, Virtualisation
– Clusters and Grid Computing
– Methods and Tools for Parallel and Distributed Programming
– Embedded, Mobile and Networking Environments
– System Architecture and System Software for In-Memory Computing
– Innovative System Architecture for Big Data Processing
– System Architecture for Graph Computing/Processing
– Interconnect Architecture for HPC and Data Centres

High Performance Computing and Large Scale Applications
– Tools and Environments for Parallel Program Design/Analysis
– Scalable Algorithms and Applications
– Urban Networks and Applications, Vehicular Networks
– Parallel, Distributed and Mobile big-Data Management

Parallel Computing and Algorithms
– Parallel Programming Paradigms and APIs
– GPU Programming
– Bio-inspired Parallel Algorithms
– Big Data and Graph Analytics
– Algorithms, Models and Formal Verification

Cloud Computing

– Cloud Resource Provisioning and Allocation
– Pricing of Cloud Resources
– Cloud Performance, and Capacity Management
– Green Cloud Computing
– Mobile Clouds
– Security and Privacy in Clouds
– Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data
– Storage Architectures for Clouds and Big Data Processing

Edge Computing
– Fog computing and networking architectures
– Edge-Cloud interactions and enabling protocols
– System and service management
– Edge resource management
– Distributed data centres, edge data analytics, edge caching
– Security and privacy

Distributed and Embedded Computing
– Collaborative Computing, P2P Computing
– Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
– Web Services and Internet Computing
– Distributed Software Components, Multi-agent Systems
– Parallel Embedded Systems Programming
– Highly Embedded Parallel Systems Support for Programming
– FPGA and SoC Solutions

Performance Modelling, Management and Optimisation
– Scheduling and Load Balancing
– Performance Modelling, Analysis and Evaluation
– Optimisation, Security and Dependability

– Real-time Distributed and Parallel Systems
– Visualisation of Massively Parallel Data
– IoT, Social Networks


You are invited to submit original papers of up to 10 pages, written in English and compliant with the IEEE standard (8.5″x11″, two-column). The Conference Publishing Services (CPS, will publish the proceedings. To be published in the ISPDC-2018 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full rate. The paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference. A best paper award will be presented to paper(s) receiving the highest quality rating from the reviewers and the PC.
Paper submissions are to be made accessing the registration page on EasyChair (


A PhD workshop will be organised as part of ISPDC’18 to offer PhD student an occasion to present their on-going research to their peers and the entire community. It will be organised in the form of short oral presentations. Interested PhD students should submit a one-page abstract of their research objectives and the methodology they plan to apply. Preliminary results are welcome but not required. Due to possible time limitation, the organising committee may have to proceed to a selection of the most representative submission.


Paper abstract due: January 29, 2018
Full paper due: February 10, 2018
PhD abstract: January 29, 2018
Acceptance Notifications: March 20, 2018
Camera ready papers: April 30, 2018
Author registration: April 30, 2018
Early registration: May 7, 2018
ISPDC-2018 Symposium: June 25 – 27, 2018