The IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks ~PDCN 2009~ (PDCN 2009)

Venue: Congress Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Event Date/Time: Feb 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 18, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 12, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Nov 27, 2008
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This conference will act as an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and applications of parallel and distributed computing and networks. It will be an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

PDCN 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2009)
* Modelling, Identification and Control (MIC 2009)
* Software Engineering (SE 2009)
* Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2009)

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Parallel Computing Systems
* Supercomputing
* Cluster Computing
* High Performance Computing
* Mobile Computing
* Personal Computing
* Heterogeneous Computing
* Web Technologies
* Interconnection Networks
* Optical Networks
* Broadband Networks
* Wireless Networks
* Computer Networks
* IP and ATM Networks
* Architectures
* Algorithms
* Parallel Programming
* Parallel Processing
* Distributed Multimedia
* Internet Tools
* Reusability
* Reliability

* Protocols
* Routing
* Planning
* Scheduling
* Queuing Systems
* Resource Allocation
* Communications
* Modelling and Simulation
* Distributed Real-Time Systems
* Distributed Databases
* Distributed Knowledge-based Systems
* Data Mining
* Data Warehousing
* Operating Systems
* Compilers
* Fault Tolerance
* Performance Evaluation
* Optimization
* Real-Time and Embedded Systems
* Memory and I/O Systems
* Applications
* Grid Computing

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by November 27, 2008. 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 provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by December 12, 2008. Final manuscripts are due by January 6, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by January 12, 2009. 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.

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 email a proposal to by November 27, 2008. 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 November 27, 2008, 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:

Important Deadlines
Submissions Due November 27, 2008
Notification of Acceptance December 12, 2008
Final Manuscripts Due January 6, 2009
Registration Deadline January 12, 2009


Rennweg 3 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Additional Information

Innsbruck is nestled in the valley of the Inn River and tucked between the Austrian Alps and the Tuxer mountain range. It has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and is surrounded by the eight ski regions of the Olympic Ski World, including the Stubai Glacier, which offers skiing year round. Climbing the 14th century Stadtturm on Herzog Friedrich Strasse provides a stunning view of the town and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. Concerts at Ambras Castle provide listening pleasure in a beautiful renaissance setting. The sturdy medieval houses and sidewalk cafés of Old Town Innsbruck beckon you to sit for a while and watch people stroll by. With its unique blend of historical, intellectual, and recreational pursuits, Innsbruck offers something for every visitor. PDCN 2009 will be held at the world-famous Congress Innsbruck, located in the heart of the city, near the historical quarter.