The 18th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems ~PDCS 200

Venue: Dallas

Location: Dallas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 15, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006
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The Eighteenth IASTED International Conference on
~ PDCS 2006 ~

November 13-15, 2006
Dallas, TX, USA

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems

S.Q. Zheng – University of Texas at Dallas, USA

This conference will act as a major international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of parallel and distributed computing and systems, including software, networks, and applications. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

PDCS 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2006)

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This conference will be comprised of the following 3 Symposia:

Parallel Computing
Cluster Computing
Heterogeneous Computing
Mobile Computing
Web Computing
Grid Computing
Computer and Communications Networks
Optical Networks
Broadband Networks
Wireless Networks
TCP/IP Networks
ATM Networks
Home Networks
Interconnection Networks
Network Interfaces
Network Protocols
Network Performance
Network Security
Network Optimization
Network Management
Modelling and Simulation
Sensor Networks

Parallel and Distributed Compilers
Operating Systems
Distributed Computing
Parallel Programming
Object-oriented Systems
Software Development
Software Reuse
Distributed Agents
Software Tools
Internet Tools
Distributed Shared Memory
Embedded Systems
Real-time Systems
Parallel I/O Systems
Web-based Systems
Multimedia Systems
Information Systems
Fault-tolerant Systems
Distributed Image Processing
Parallel Data Structures
Distributed Databases
Data Warehousing
Data Mining
Knowledge-based Systems
Distributed Workflow Management
Distributed E-commerce
Power Aware Systems
Compilers and Run Time Support

Algorithm Design
Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
Embedded Algorithms
Communication Algorithms
Optimization Algorithms
Randomized Algorithms
Algorithms for Heterogeneous Systems
Neural Networks
Genetic Algorithms
Algorithms for Quality of Service
Parallel Computer Architectures
Computational Models
Parallel VLSI Design
Re-configurable Architecture
Resource Allocation
Load Balancing
Task Scheduling
Real-time Scheduling
Message Routing
Protocol Design
Multicast Protocols
Visualization Tools
Security and Reliability
Modelling and Simulation
Power Aware Routing
Multicasting Algorithms

To be announced.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by June 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by September 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by June 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by June 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:
Submissions due June 15 , 2006
Notification of acceptance August 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due September 1, 2006
Registration Deadline September 15, 2006

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – PDCS 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6