Dalian, China.
The goal of IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2007) is to establish an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their excellent ideas and experiences in all system fields of network and parallel computing. NPC 2007 will be held in Dalian, China. You can find more information from the conference homepage (http://www.dlmu.edu.cn/npc2007).

PAPER Submission Guidelines

Papers are solicited reporting original results and experience. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 15 pages, including tables and figures, with PDF, PostScript, or MS Word format, and the work must not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the conference web site. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

It is planned that the conference proceedings of NPC 2007 will be published in English by LNCS (approval pending), which is indexed by SCI and extended versions of some selected papers are to be published in a special issue of international journals (International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (IJPEDS), International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), International Journal of Embedded Systems (IJES)). For more information, please contact the program co-chair Dr. Keqiu Li (Professor, College of Computer Science and Technology, Dalian Maritime University, China) by email at keqiu@dlmu.edu.cn or npc2007@dlmu.edu.cn.


Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
Author notification: May 26, 2007
Camera-ready version due: June 16, 2007
Conference: September 18-21, 2007

TOPICS of Interest include the following tracks, but are not limited to:

Track I: Network applications
Peer-to-peer computing
Cluster and Grid computing
Wireless computing
Ubiquitous computing
Internet Computing
Optical networks
Multimedia services and applications

Track II: Network technologies
Communication technology
Web technology
Network storage
Network reliability, security, and dependability
Network algorithms
Scheduling and load balancing

Track III: Network and parallel architectures
Shared and distributed memory
Nontraditional processor technologies
Network and interconnect architecture
Parallel I/O and storage systems
System design issues for low power and energy efficiency
Performance modeling and evaluation
Multicore design issues
OS support in hardware

Track IV: Parallel and distributed software
Parallel programming models, languages and compilers
Runtime systems
Operating systems
Resource management
Data mining
Programming environments and tools

BEST Paper Award
The NPC 2007 program committee will select one winner for the Best Paper Award and two winners for the Excellent Paper Award (all regular papers are eligible), one winner for the Best Student Paper Award and two winners for the Excellent Student Paper Award (only the regular papers whose first author is a full-time student are eligible). The winner of each award will be presented at the conference with an award certificate, a cheque of US $200 and an invitation to submit an extended version of the award-winning paper for the consideration of publishing in an international journal.


Honorary Chair
Zuwen Wang, President, Dalian Maritime University (DLMU), China

General Co-Chairs
Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California, Irvine, USA
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Steering Committee Chair
Kemal Ebcioglu, Global Supercomputing Corporation, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Chris Jesshope, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keqiu Li, DLMU, China (keqiu@dlmu.edu.cn)

Program Vice-Chairs
Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue University, USA
Skevos Evripidou, the University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Susumu Horiguchi, Tohoku University, Japan

Publication Co-Chairs
Minyi Guo, The University of Aizu, Japan
Mingyu Lu, DLMU, China

Publicity Co-Chairs
Wenbin Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Alex Shafarenko, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Organization Co-Chairs
Zhan Yang, DLMU, China
Weishi Zhang, DLMU, China
Bo Jiang, DLMU, China

Finance Chair
Ruixue Xu, DLMU, China

Registration Chair
Zhenjun Du, DLMU, China

Industry Sponsorship Co-Chairs
Bo Jiang, DLMU, China

Local Arrangement Chair
Guanyu Li, DLMU, China

Internet Chairs
Zhihuai Li, DLMU, China
Jianping Jiang, DLMU, China

Conference Secretariat (npc2007@dlmu.edu.cn)
Zhiying Cao, DLMU, China
Hong Ye, DLMU, China

Program Committee Members
Ajith Abraham, Chun-Ang University, Korea
Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Shoukat Ali, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Makoto Amamiya, Kyushu University, Japan
Ramon Beivide, University of Cantabria, Spain
Jacir L. Bordim, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Luc Bouge, IRISA/ENS Cachan, France
Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wentong Cai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ralph Castain, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Rong Chen, DLMU, China
Xueqi Cheng, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China
Zhongxian Chi, Dalian University of Technology, China
Jong-Deok Choi, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Yeh-Ching Chung, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Alain Darte, LIP, France
Xavier Defago, JAIST, Japan
Chen Ding, University of Rochester, USA
Xiaoyong Du, Renmin University of China, China
Susan Eisenbach, Imperial College, UK
Christine Eisenbeis, INRIA, France
Jianping Fan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Renato J. Figueiredo, University of Maribor, USA
Bjoern Franke, University of Edinburgh, UK
Wen Gao, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China
Cecile Germain, University of Paris Sud, France
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chuang Hua University, Taiwan
Zhiyi Huang, The University of Otago, New Zealand
Mary Jane Irwin, Penn State University, USA
Cruz Izu, Adelaide University, Austraia
Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State Univeristy, USA
Weijia Jia, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Paul H. J. Kelly, Imperial College, UK
Jin Suk Kim, University of Seoul, Korea
Mario Koppen, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany
Viktor Korneev, R&D Institute "Kvant", Russia
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ricky Kwok, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Francis Lau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Myungho Lee, Myongji University, Korea
Deying Li, Renmin University of China, China
Jianzhong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Keqin Li, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Minglu Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Xingsi Li, Dalian University of Technology, China
Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Weijiang Liu, DLMU, China
Junzhou Luo, Southeast University, China
Geyong Min ,University of Bradford, UK
Soo-Mook Moon, Seoul National University, Korea
John Morris, Auckland University, New Zealand
John Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland
Yoichi Muraoka, Waseda University, Japan
Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University, Japan
Jun Ni, The University of Iowa, USA
Lionel Ni, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA
Andy Pimentel, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Depei Qian, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Wenyu Qu, University of Tokyo, Japan
Felix Rauch, NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia
Wolfgang Rehm, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Arnold Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Ulrich Rude, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Frode Eika Sandnes, Oslo University College, Norway
Stanislav G. Sedukhin, University of Aizu, Japan
Selvakennedy Selvadurai, University of Sydney, Australia
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Xiaowei Shen, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Sven-bodo Sholz, Hertfordshire University, UK
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Yutaka Takahashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille, France
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
Guozhen Tan, Dalian University of Technology, China
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Guoku Teng, DLMU, China
Mitchell D. Theys, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Xinmin Tian, Intel Corporation, USA
Theo Ungerer, University fo Augsberg, Germany
Cho-Li Wang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Xicheng Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Xingwei Wang, Northeastern University, China
Ian Watson, Manchester University, UK
Paul Werstein, The University of Otago, New Zealand
Weng-Fai Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Di Wu, Dalian University of Technology, China
Nong Xiao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Cheng-Zhong Xu, Wayne State University, USA
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island, USA
Lixin Zhang, IBM Austin Research Laboratory, USA
Zixiang Zhao, DLMU, China
Weimin Zheng, Tsinghua University, China
Si Qing Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Bing Bing Zhou, University of Sydney, Australia
Hai Zhuge, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China
Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

ABOUT Dalian

Dalian, a well-known city with a longstanding history and civilization, lies in the Northeast of China. Dalian, named as “Northern Hong Kong of China”, has a world-class reputation for its seafood, shopping, and sightseeing. September is the best season for tourism and enjoying seafood in one year. Dalian is also well connected to major cities in the world via air.