The IASTED International Conferences on Informatics 2010
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
November 8–10, 2010
Marina del Rey, USA
Chair's Post Conference Report
The PDCS'10 conference was again a complete success. Our conference continues to be a truly international conference. We had a significant number of papers from Asia and Europe as well as from the US.
In addition to a strong technical program, we had an excellent Keynote Presentation.
Security, Privacy, and Data Protection for Trusted Cloud ComputingProfessor Kai Hwang
University of Southern California, USA
He discussed cloud computing issues and gave an excellent presentation about how computing has been changing during the past decade. You may find his slides here. Part of this material is from his forthcoming book on Cloud Computing.
Professor Kai Hwang 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.
The Best Paper Awards for PDCS'10 were given to the following papers.
Best Paper Awards
There were about 80 papers submitted and 46 papers were were part of the PDCS final program. The papers were partitioned into 8 different technical sessions. About 20% of the papers were nominated (by the reviewers) for the Best Paper Awards, and about 20% of the papers were awarded the Best Paper Awards. The awards were announced during the Banquet. The four papers that received this award were:
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Distributed Computing:
"Using Virtualization to Validate Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems"
by I. Hsu, A. Gallagher, M. Le, and Y. Tamir (UCLA)
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Scheduling, Load Balancing and Resource Allocation:
"A Firefly Algorithm-based Approach for Scheduling Task Graphs in Homogeneous Systems"
by U. Honig (Fern University in Hagen, Germany)
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Parallel Computing Applications:
"An Efficient Parallel Algorithm for SKEIN Hash Functions"
by K. Atighehchi, A. Enache, T. Muntean, and G. Riserucci, (University of the Mediterranean, France)
- Best Paper Award in the Area of Parallel Algorithms:
"Exact Inference on Manycore Processors using Pointer Jumping"
by N. Ma, Y. Xia, and V. Prasanna (University of Southern California)
We have started the initial preparation for the 23st IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS'11) 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'10 a very successful conference, and we hope to see you all at the PDCS'11 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'10 Conference Chair