Workshop PCO'11

Parallel Computing and Optimization

In conjunction with IEEE IPDPS 2011, Anchorage, USA, May 16-20, 2011


List of accepted papers


Scope of the Workshop:

The workshop on new trends in Parallel Computing and Optimization aims at providing a forum for scientific researchers and engineers on recent advances in the field of parallel or distributed computing for difficult combinatorial optimization problems, like 0-1 multidimensional knapsack problems and cutting stock problems, large scale linear programming problems, nonlinear optimization problems and global optimization problems. Emphasis will be placed on new techniques for the solution of these difficult problems like cooperative methods for integer programming problems and polynomial optimization methods. Aspects related to Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC) will also be treated. Finally, the use of new approaches in parallel computing like GPU or hybrid computing, peer to peer computing and cloud computing will be considered. Application to planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications and computational biology will be considered.


* Integer programming, linear programming, nonlinear programming.
* Global optimization, polynomial optimization.
* Exact methods, heuristics
* Parallel algorithms for combinatorial optimization.
* Parallel metaheuristics.
* Distributed optimization algorithms.
* Graph partitioning, preconditioning, Combinatorial Scientific Computing,
* Hybrid computing and the solution of optimization problems.
* Peer to peer computing and optimization problems.
*Applications: planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, computational biology, combinatorial algorithms in high performance computing.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: December 22, 2010
Notification of acceptance: February 7, 2011
Camera ready due: February 21, 2011
Workshop: May 20, 2011

Submission Details:

Prospective authors should submit their papers through workshop PCO'11 submission system, i.e. EDAS conference management service.
Please, follow the instructions given on the site. Abstract and paper can be uploaded on December 22, 2010.
Authors should preferably follow the manuscript specifications of IEEE IPDPS,
submitted manuscripts may not exceed 12 single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages
(IEEE conference style), including figures, tables and references.
Style templates are available at the IPDPS 2011 web page.

Chair: Dr Didier El Baz, team CDA, LAAS-CNRS, France

Program Committee:

J. Baker, Kent State University, USA
A. Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
V. Boyer, Cirrelt, Canada
P. Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
U. Catalyurek, Ohio State University, USA
M. Elkihel, LAAS-CNRS, France
A. Frommer, Bergische Universität, Germany
M. Hifi, University of Picardie, France
G. Jourjon, NICTA Sidney, Australie
B. Le Cun, University of Paris 10, France
C. Leon, University of  La Laguna, Spain
C. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
E. Talbi, University of Lille, France
B. Ucar, ENS Lyon, France
J.-P. Watson, Sandia National Laboratory, USA

Toulouse, France