Welcome to the 22nd ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'13). HPDC'13 follows the tradition of previous versions of the conference by providing a high-quality, single-track forum for presenting new research results on all aspects of the design, the implementation, the evaluation, and the use of parallel and distributed systems for high-end computing. The HPDC'13 program features six paper sessions on I/O- and Data-Intensive Computing, Networks, Communication, Checkpointing, Bugs and Errors, Multicore and GPUs, and Virtualization and Clouds, and keynotes by Garth Gibson of Carnegie Mellon University and by David Shaw of D.E. Shaw Research. This program is complemented by an interesting set of workshops on a range of timely and related infrastructure and application topics. The conference once again features the presentation of the HPDC Annual Achievement Award, which was started in 2012. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made long-lasting, influential contributions to the foundations or practice of the field of high-performance parallel and distributed computing, to raise the awareness of these contributions, especially among the younger generation of researchers, and to improve the image and the public relations of the HPDC community. The process of selecting the winner of the award was formalized this year with an open call for nominations. The recipient of the 2013 HPDC Achievement Award is Miron Livny of the University of Wisconsin, who will give an Achievement Award Talk as a keynote at the conference. The HPDC'13 call for papers attracted 131 paper submissions. In the review process this year, we retained the two innovations that were introduced in 2012, i.e., the two-round reviewing process and author rebuttals. In the first round, all papers received three reviews, and based on these reviews, 72 papers went to the second round in which virtually all of them received another three reviews (six in total). In total, 592 reviews were provided by the 50-member Program Committee along with a number of external reviewers. For many of the 72 second-round papers, the authors submitted rebuttals. Rebuttals were carefully taken into consideration during the Program Committee deliberations as part of the selection process. In March, the Program Committee met at Rutgers University, and decided on the acceptance of 20 full papers resulting in an acceptance rate of 15.3%. The committee also accepted 14 papers for posters, of which 11 appear in the proceedings. We are very grateful to the members of the Program Committee for their hard work and for providing their reviews on time, in what was a very tight review schedule and a very rigorous review process.
|Place of Publication
|Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
|Number of pages
|Published - 2013