IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing
September 18-21, 2007, 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.

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must not exceed 15 pages, including tables and figures, with PDF, PostScript, or MS Word format, and the work must not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere.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

You can find more information from the conference homepage: http://www.dlmu.edu.cn/npc2007

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.
Dan Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
Renato J. Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA.
Bjoern Franke, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Kei Hiraki, University of Tokyo, Japan.
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.
Deok-Gyu Lee, Soonchunhyang University, Korea.
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.
Xiuqi Li, Florida Atlantic University, USA.
Fangai Liu, Shan Dong Normal University, 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.
Jong Hyuk Park, Hanwha S&C Co., Ltd., Korea.
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.
Xiangyang Wang, Liaoning Normal University, China.
Xicheng Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China.
Xingwei Wang, Northeastern University, China.
Xingyuan Wang, Dalian University of Technology, 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.