Asia Pacific Conference ObComAPC-2004 on Parallel and Distributed Computing Technologies (ObComAPC-2004)

Venue: Vellore Institute of Technology

Location: Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Event Date/Time: Dec 13, 2004 End Date/Time: Dec 15, 2004
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2004
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Sep 20, 2004
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Description

This Conference ObComAPC-2004 is a major event to be conducted following the grand success of ObCom ¡V 2003, which was audited by a good number of participants from Academia and Industry across the Nation. ObCom ¡V 2003 received good contributions right from leading educational institutions to corporate. ObCom-2003 attracted various governmental and non-governmental agencies like DRDO, ISTE, DIT, CSIR etc., to sponsor the program.
The history of computing has always been one of searching for higher performance. The demand for increased calculation capability in the parallel and distributed field is unlimited. The possibility to assemble ones own supercomputer out of off-the-shelf components, such as high-end PCs, has changed the performance scene markedly. The hardware substrate for modest to complex supercomputing equipment is now ubiquitously available. As a result, not surprisingly, the high performance parallel and distributed computing has attracted increased attention.
ObComAPC ¡V 2004 aims to promote the exploitation of parallel and distributed computing in order to achieve better functionalities and performance. This is achieved through the development of several abstract levels for parallel and distributed execution, and their application to support generic computational models as well as application-specific computational models.
The technical sessions of the conference will consist of original papers reporting on theoretical and experimental research, development etc. The topics of interest include the following and any other related topics:

„Y Parallel and Distributed computing architectures
„Y High Performance and Cluster Architectures
„Y Supercomputing Architectures and applications
„Y Architectures and Algorithms for Distributed Multimedia Application
„Y Real-time Parallel and Distributed Systems
„Y Operating systems, scheduling, mapping, load balancing
„Y Parallel and Distributed Systems Software
„Y Distributed computing - Agents and Code, Distributed Data Management, Internet Computing and Applications, Network Protocols, Real-time and Embedded Systems
„Y Parallel and Distributed Systems - Ubiquitous and Invisible Computing, Real-time Parallel and Distributed Systems, Cluster and Grid Computing, Multimedia, Network, Mobile, and Special Purpose Architectures.
„Y Networking in Distributed and Parallel systems - Interconnection Networks, Optical Networks, Wireless Networks
„Y Parallel and Distributed Algorithms - Load Balancing & Load Sharing, Routing, Communication, and Synchronization Techniques, Security, Naming, and Authentication, Coordination, Consensus, Agreement, and Deadlocks, Modeling and simulation.
„Y Numerical Algorithms and Scientific Engineering Problems
„Y Compilers for High Performance Parallel and Distributed Applications
„Y Bioinformatics, Distributed Multimedia Systems, Grid and Internet Appliances, Optical Communications and Networking, Neural and Fuzzy Computing and Applications, Digital Signal and Image Processing E-Commerce, E-Business, and P2P Computing, scientific and mathematical.
„Y Queuing and Scheduling in distributed systems
„Y Cluster, grid, heterogeneous computing and middleware systems
„Y Parallel, distributed and mobile databases
„Y Scientific Computing and large-scale simulations

Call for Papers
Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of Parallel and Distributed Computing Technologies.
BEST PAPER AWARDS
Awards will be given for the best papers in conference topics. The selected papers will also be considered for possible publication in reputed National / International Journals.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 12 single-spaced pages of text using 12-point size type on 8.5x11 inch pages. References, figures, tables, etc. may be included in addition to the twelve pages of text. Hardcopy submissions will be accepted, but files in either MS-Word or PDF format are strongly encouraged. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be considered for any other conference.
All manuscripts will be reviewed. Manuscripts must be received by August 31, 2004
Submissions received after the due date or exceeding the length limit may not be considered. Notification of review decisions will be mailed by September 20, 2004
Camera-ready papers will be due November 10, 2004
ObComAPC-2004 Proceedings for both contributed papers and workshops will be published on CD-ROM and will be distributed at the Conference along with a hard copy volume of abstracts
Registration

Participants are requested to register by filling in the accompanying slip and send the same to the Organizing Chair. The registration fee (non-refundable) is as follows:
Industry Delegates Rs. 2500
Academic Staff/R&D Personnel Rs. 2000
Foreign delegates US$ 150/-
Tutorial and workshops Rs. 1500/-
Students Rs. 500/-
Registration fee will be accepted only by Demand Draft drawn in favor of "Vellore Institute of Technology" payable at Vellore along with the completed application form. The fee includes Conference materials and boarding. Accommodation is available to a limited number of participants on request and extra payment. No T.A and D.A is permissible.

Venue

Department of CSE
Vellore
Tamilnadu
India
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Additional Information

Sponsorship Software companies, Industries, Government Departments, Educational Institutions, R&D Organizations may sponsor this event. Sponsored will be entitled to send delegates without registration fee. The profiles of sponsors / sponsoring organizations will be included in the conference proceedings, souvenirs etc. Industry/Institute Sponsor (with 6 delegates): Rs.10, 000 /- (with 3 delegates): Rs. 5,000 /- How to Reach VIT is located at Vellore, a district headquarters town between the two important cities of Chennai (formerly Madras) and Bangalore (known as the Silicon Valley of the South Asia). Its campus, spread over 250 acres on the Ranipet-Katpadi Road, facilitating easy access to Ranipet, a well-known industrial centre, provides an ideal environment for both study and industrial interaction. The nearest airport is Chennai, 2 ½ hours drive away. Bangalore airport is at 3 hours drive from VIT. You may also reach the institute by train, getting down at Katpadi Junction, which is 3 km from the Institute. Address for Communication: Mr. P. Venkata Krishna, Organizing Chair, ObComAPC ¡V 2004 Department of Computer Science & Engineering Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore, TN, India ¡V 632014 We are at: www.vit.ac.in/ObComAPC ¡V 2004 mail: obcom2004@vit.ac.in, obcom2004@rediffmail.com Tel: +91-416-2243091 Ext: 2187-89 / 2170 / 2191 Mobile: +91-94432 15749 / +91-94433 09636

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