pothen | 3 Oct 17:40 2006

PhD position in CSC at Bergen

From: Fredrik Manne

PhD position in Combinatorial Scientific Computing at the University
of Bergen, Norway

We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate with a background in
Parallel Programming and Algorithms.

We have an open position for 3 years in the `ParComb - Parallel
Algorithms in Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC)' project. The
main topic will be the design of parallel algorithms for CSC type
problems on distributed memory computers using MPI. For specific
information about the types of problems that will be studied see the
homepage of the project (http://www.ii.uib.no/parcomb).

Applicants should hold a M.Sc. degree or similar and is expected to work
within this project and enter a PhD study. The PhD thesis should be
submitted for defence within the 3-year period of the position. A plan
for the PhD study will be developed in cooperation with the scientists
within the project.

As part of the PhD study the candidate should spend 6 month at the Old
Dominion University, USA, working with professor Alex Pothen. Thus an
applicant must be eligible to obtain a visa to the USA.

The project is run by the Department of Informatics at the University of
Bergen, Norway, and is financially supported by the Research Council of
Norway (NFR) through the eVita program (for e-science).
For further information about the scientific contents, expectations and
requirements for the position, please contact Fredrik Manne (e-mail:

Salary will be paid in accordance with level 41 on the Norwegian
government salary scale (code 1017) currently equivalent to NOK 310.000
pr. annum (before tax) which is about 40,000 Euro or 50,000 USD.

The application deadline is October 23rd. See
http://www.ii.uib.no/parcomb for how to apply.
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pothen | 6 Oct 20:24 2006

CSC07 submission deadlines

Dear Colleagues,

CSC07 submission deadlines are approaching: Nov 3, 2006 for 2 page extended abstracts and requests for financial support from early career researchers. Poster presentations are due in December. Please send your submissions early to Sivan Toledo, stoledo-Uo0HRlKCksNmR6Xm/wNWPw@public.gmane.org, and encourage your colleagues to submit talks as well. We are looking forward to a successful third workshop in CSC!  Best wishes.

Alex Pothen, for the CSC07 Organizing Committee
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Michael Bender | 26 Oct 02:16 2006



     SPAA 2007 Call for Papers

     19th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures

     San Diego, CA, USA
     June 9 - 11, 2007

     SPAA will be part of the FCRC multi-conference event.


In a tradition started in 2001, SPAA defines "parallel" broadly to
encompass any computational system or model that can perform multiple
operations or tasks simultaneously. As a consequence, contributed papers
are sought in ALL areas of parallel algorithms and architectures and in
related fields including (but not limited to) game theory and
collaborative learning, the Internet and the World Wide Web, peer-to-peer
and wireless systems, multi-threaded and multi-core architectures, and
quantum and DNA computing.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Parallel and Distributed Algorithms    Parallel and Distributed Data
Parallel Complexity Theory             Parallel Computing and Applications
Parallel and Distributed               The Internet and the World Wide Web
Game Theory                            Collaborative Learning
Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI Multi-Core Architectures
Routing and Information Dissemination  Resource Management and Awareness
Peer-to-Peer Systems                   Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
Robustness and Security                Self-Stabilization
Compilers and Tools for Parallel       Quantum and DNA Computing
Supercomputer Architecture and         Metacomputing

More details can be found at http://www.spaa-conference.org.


Regular presentations will be allotted a 25-minute talk and up to 10 pages
in the proceedings. This format is intended for contributions reporting
original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. Brief
announcements will be allotted a 10-minute talk and a one-page abstract
(each marked as a brief announcement) in the proceedings. This format is a
forum for brief communications, which may be published later in other

Due to FCRC, the submission deadlines are unusually early this year:
   **December 18, 2006 for regular papers and
   **January 8, 2007 for brief announcements.
These are firm deadlines. No extensions will be granted.

Authors who are unable to submit electronically should contact the program
chair, Christian Scheideler, at scheideler@... to receive
instructions. Do not send electronic submissions to this email address.

NEW: This year there will be a Best Paper Award for regular papers.

The cover page should include
1. title,
2. authors and affiliation,
3. postal and email address of the contact author,
4. a brief abstract describing the content of the paper, and
5. an indication of whether this is a regular presentation or a brief

If requested by the authors, an extended abstract that is not selected for
a regular presentation will also be considered for the SPAA brief
announcements. Such a request will not affect the consideration of the
paper for a regular presentation.

Submissions of regular presentations should include an introduction
understandable to a nonspecialist including motivation and previous work,
and a technical exposition directed to a specialist. It should not exceed
10 printed pages in 11-point type or larger (excluding the cover page and
the references). More details (such as figures and proofs) may be supplied
in a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the program
committee. at the discretion of the program committee.

A submission for the SPAA brief announcements should be no longer than 3
pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font.

Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by e-mail or
letter mailed on or before February 11. A camera-ready copy of each
accepted abstract must be prepared according to the ACM guidelines for
inclusion in the proceedings of the conference and must be received by
April 2, 2007.



Program Chair
    Christian Scheideler, Technical University of Munich

Program Committee
    Frank Dehne, Carleton University
    Cyril Gavoille, University of Bordeaux
    Mike Goodrich, University of California, Irvine
    Anupam Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University
    Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
    Christos Kaklamanis, University of Patras
    Bradley C. Kuszmaul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Stefano Leonardi, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
    Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University
    Harald Racke, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
    Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University
    Peter Sanders, University of Karlsruhe
    Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg
    Daniel Sorin, Duke University

SPAA General Chair
    Phil Gibbons, Intel Research

SPAA Secretary
    Christian Scheideler, Technical University of Munich

SPAA Treasurer
    Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University

SPAA Publicity Chair
    Michael Bender, SUNY Stony Brook