The 21st IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
November 2–4, 2009
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Chair's Post Conference Report
The PDCS'09 conference was again a complete success. Our conference continues to be a truly international conference. The current affiliation of the authors when grouped by geographical regions was:
|US, Canada and Latin America||49%|
|Australia and Middle East||5%|
In addition to a strong technical program, we had two excellent Keynote Presentations.
"Cilk++"Prof. Charles E. Leiserson
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, USA
He discussed the Cilk++ environment and its internal components as well as applications where it can be take advantage of Multicore architectures. Professor Leiserson started its initial work on Cilk two decades ago and Cilk++ is now owned by Intel Corporation.
Professor Charles E. Leiserson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He is a member of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a member of the Lab's Theory of Computation Group (TOC), and head of its Supercomputing Technologies Group (SuperTech). He is an ACM Fellow.
Dr. Nancy Lynch
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
She discussed recent work to develop and analyze algorithms for wireless networks. This work is intended to identify and solve important problems arising in wireless networks systems.
Professor Nancy Lynch is the NEC Professor of Software Science in the Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She heads the Theory of Distributed Systems research group in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Professor Lynch has received numerous awards for her research, is a Fellow of the ACM and is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
The Awards Ceremony consisted of two parts. The first part was the Best Paper Awards for PDCS'09 and the second part was inducting an IASTED Fellow.
Best Paper Awards
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Parallel Computing: Topologically Adaptive Parallel Breadth-First Search on Multicore Processors, by Y. Xia and V.K. Prasanna (University of Southern California, USA)
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Distributed Computing:
"3f-Eventual Timeliness is Enough for Consensus of Resilience F Byzantine Failures"
by X. Liu and J. Pu (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beihang University, PRC)
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Emerging Systems:
"Design and Implementation of ITcell System: Towards the Next-Generation Data Center for Cloud Computing"
by S. Shigeta, A. Savva, Y. Imai, T. Yoshida, K. Fukui, K. Nishikawa, and H. Kishimoto (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan)
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Network Performance:
"A Scalable Pipeline Architecture for Line Rate Packet Classification on FPGAs"
by J.M. Wagner, W. Jiang, and V.K. Prasanna ( University of Southern California, USA)
Inducting a IASTED Fellow
Professor Teofilo Gonzalez from the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara was inducted as a IASTED Fellow for his contributions to Multicasting Dissemination Algorithms for Parallel and Distributed Computing, as well as for his decade long commitment to PDCS and IASTED.
We have started the initial preparation for the 22st IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS'10) and we are considering several alternatives to enhance our technical program. You will all receive further announcements in the near future and we hope we can count again with your support.
Thank you very much for all your support and your efforts to make PDCS'09 a very successful conference, and we hope to see you all at the PDCS'10 Conference. Please keep in mind the possibility of organizing special sessions, and feel free to contact IASTED (calgary@IASTED.com) and/or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any comments and suggestions about possible improvements to the conference.
PDCS'09 Program Committee Chair