Wednesday, December 14, 2016

[DMANET] IPDPS 2017: PhD Forum, Student Mentoring, Workshops

31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 29 – June 2, 2017
Orlando, Florida USA
Call release: December 14th, 2016.

For more details see:


The annual IPDPS PhD Forum event will continue with the traditional
poster presentations by students working toward a PhD in broadly defined
areas related to parallel and distributed processing. In addition,
continuing the program initiated in 2014, there will be a broader,
enhanced program to include several evening and lunch-time sessions to
provide the student participants coaching in scientific writing and
presentation skills.

Participating students will have the opportunity to both present their
research work and interact with senior academic and industry people in
an informal setting. In addition, there will be mentoring sessions to
help students improve communication skills, obtain valuable information
for career planning, get familiar with a few of the trendy research
topics, and make valuable contacts – all while enjoying the IPDPS main
conference and many associated workshops.

*** Planned Program ***

The Student Research Program will be scheduled so that the participating
students can follow all the main scientific and social events of the
conference, and it is open to all students, including the authors of
papers presented at the conference.

Tuesday (morning break): Introduction and icebreakers
Tuesday (lunchtime): Workshop on poster presentation skills
Wednesday (lunchtime): Panel on research and career planning
Wednesday (evening): Poster Session & Banquet (poster awards presented)
Thursday (morning break): Student feedback and program evaluation
Thursday (lunchtime): Workshop on paper writing and presentation skills
Thursday (evening): Student Social Event

See program description here:


Because the 2017 IPDPS PhD Forum will emphasize interactive activities
and offer mentoring-coaching support, the Applicant Statement of
Interest will be as important as the poster proposal in the selection
process. Applicant students must be officially enrolled in a PhD Program
at the time of submission, and each submission MUST be backed by a
specific endorsement from the official PhD advisor(s).

*** What to Submit ***

We refer to for
detailed instructions on the application.

*** When to Submit ***
The goal is to accept as many applications as our capacity allows, but
the availability of our resources, including travel support, will limit
the number of participants in the program. To be fair, we will employ a
"first-come-first-served" approach, with a rolling selection process to
be used until the capacity is reached, based on the following schedule:

Application received by ====> Acceptance notice will be sent by

15 January 2017 ====> 30 January 2017
15 February 2017 ====> 30 February 2017
29 February 2017 ====> 7 March 2017

*** Review of Applications ***

A committee drawn from the IPDPS community and representative of the
different areas of research that the conference embraces will review the
applications in concert with the PhD Forum co-chairs. By submitting an
application, the student is making a commitment to prepare and present a
poster at the conference.


To encourage participation in the Student Research Program, PhD Forum
participants (those who have a poster accepted for presentation) who are
IEEE members are eligible for travel grants and discounted registration
fees. (Discounted registration fee does not apply to students who are
the sole registered author of a paper being presented in the main
conference or workshops.)

*** NSF Funding for US-based Students ***
Funds for travel support have been provided by the US National Science
Foundation (NSF). This funding is available only for full time students
attending US colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority and
women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged
to apply. Although student authors may be given priority for travel
awards, this is not a requirement.

*** TCPP Travel Grants for All Student Authors ***
All participants in the IPDPS PhD Forum will be eligible for TCPP travel
grants made available to all student authors at the conference. Note
that all student attendees must have registered to be eligible for
support and must be members of IEEE.

Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that
are sent only after the completion of the conference and receipt of all
required documentation and receipts. Please note that the IPDPS PhD
Forum may not be able to reimburse students for all travel expenses due
to limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include hotel and
transportation (flight, bus or train). Expenses that are not eligible
for reimbursement include registration, taxi and meals. The
reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made and
distance traveled. Details of all travel support that will be available
to all students will be announced in February 2017.

Trilce Estrada (University of New Mexico, USA -
Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories, USA -

*** Questions? ***
Any questions should be addressed to both chairs to ensure the
quickest response.


The IPDPS 2017 workshops listed below will be held on Monday, May 29th
and Friday, June 2nd. IPDPS workshops provide an extended forum that
allows the IPDPS community an opportunity to fully explore special
topics and to present work that is more preliminary and cutting-edge or
that has more practical content than the more mature research presented
in the main symposium. Proceedings of the workshops are distributed at
the conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore
Digital Library after the conference.

Each workshop has its own requirements and schedule for submissions and
all are linked from this page.
Submission deadlines for most are after January 8, 2017, the conference
notification date.


These condensed workshops, organized and animated by a few people, will
be held on Tuesday and Thursday in a "roundtable" setting designed to
promote one-on-one interaction. They will focus on an emerging area of
interest to IPDPS attendees, especially topics that complement and
"round out" the areas covered by the regular workshops. Proposals to
conduct a Roundtable Workshop may be submitted after January 1, 2017.
Return to this Webpage for details.

Below is the list of 24 workshops planned for 2017 in Orlando. For the
most up to date information on each workshop, follow the link from this
page. Note that all workshops have their own Web sites and may make
changes in their submission requirements and due dates so please check
the website for that workshop from the link below. Dates below valid as
of December 12, 2017.

(with deadlines, the * means "abstract due")

HCW Heterogeneity in Computing Workshop 16 JAN 2017
RAW Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop 11 JAN 2017*
HiComb High Performance Computational Biology 30 JAN 2017
EduPar NSF/TCPP W. on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education 6 JAN
ParLearning Parallel and Distributed Computing for Machine Learning and
Big Data Analytics 13 JAN 2017
PDCO Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization 21 DEC 2016
GABB Graph Algorithms Building Blocks 15 JAN 2017
AsHES Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems 13 JAN 2017
HIPS High Level Programming Models and Supporting Environments 29 JAN 2017
APDCM Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models 15 JAN 2017
HPPAC High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing 29 JAN 2017
HPBDC High-Performance Big Data Computing 10 JAN 2017*

(with deadlines, the * means "abstract due")

CHIUW Chapel Implementers and Users Workshop 20 JAN 2017
LSPP Large-Scale Parallel Processing: Practices and Experiences 16 JAN 2017
PDSEC Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing 13
JAN 2017
JSSPP Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processors Proposal 1 FEB 2017
DPDNS Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-centric Systems 31
DEC 2016
IPDRM Emerging Parallel and Distributed Runtime Systems and Middleware
29 JAN 2017
iWAPT International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tunings 19 DEC 2016
ParSocial Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social
System 16 JAN 2017
BigDataEco Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs and Spokes: Accelerating
the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem NA
GraML Graph Algorithms and Machine Learning 27 JAN 2017
EMBRACE Evolvable Methods for Benchmarking Realism and Community
Engagement 6 JAN 2017*
REPPAR Reproducibility in Parallel Computing 13 JAN 2017

Bora Uçar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France)
Erik Saule (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)

Ramachandran Vaidyanathan (Louisiana State University, USA)
Kyle Chard (University of Chicago, USA)

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