January 29, 2016
January 15, 2016
March 11, 2016
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March 25, 2016
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Politecnico di Milano, IT
New York University /IBM Research, US
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- Information about this year's Keynotes is available.
- The Computing Frontiers conference is pleased to provide travel grants. Please see the separate travel grants page for detailed information.
- Detailed information on the conference location and travel is now available.
- Computing Frontiers 2016 will feature four Workshops and Special Sessions. Please see the workshops page and links below for more information.
Call For Papers
Computing Frontiers represents an engaged, collaborative community of
researchers who are excited about transformational technologies in the
field of computing.
The field of computing requires new breakthroughs to adapt to the
ever-changing requirements of society, especially with respect to
science. Technology is on the verge of revolutions in memory devices
and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning,
data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and
energy efficiency, and many more areas. New application domains that
affect everyday life are constantly emerging. Boundaries between the
state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing
frontiers that must be pushed forward to advance science, engineering,
and information technology.
Early research, using far-reaching projections of the future state of
technologies, provides the bases that will allow revolutionary
materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Revolutionary
breakthroughs are enabled through collaborative efforts among
researchers of different expertise and backgrounds.
Computing Frontiers is a gathering for people to share and discuss
such work, and it focuses on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies
and radically new solutions relevant to the development of a spectrum
of computer systems, from embedded devices to supercomputers and data
Topics of Interest
We seek contributions that push the envelope in a wide range of
computing topics, from more traditional research in architecture and
systems to new technologies and devices. We seek contributions on
novel computing paradigms, computational models, algorithms,
application paradigms, development environments, compilers, operating
environments, computer architecture, hardware substrates, memory
technologies, and smarter life applications. We are also interested in
emerging fields that may not fit within traditional categories.
Algorithms and Models of Computing
Approximate and inexact computing, quantum and probabilistic
Biological Computing Models
Brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience,
Limits on Technology Scaling and Moore's Law
Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel
materials, nanoscale design, optoelectronics, dark silicon
Uses of Technology Scaling
3D stacked technology, challenges of manycore designs, accelerators,
PCM's, novel memory architectures, mobile devices
Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems
Design space exploration, ultra-low power designs, energy
scavenging, reactive and realtime systems, reconfigurable and
self-aware systems, sensor networks, internet of things, wearables
Big Data Analytics
High performance data analytics, machine and deep learning, data
search and representation, architecture and system design
Large-scale system design
Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking
technologies and protocols, Cloud and Grid systems, datacenters,
exa-scale computing, power- and energy management
Novel techniques to push the envelope on new technologies,
applications, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain specific
languages, advanced analysis, high-level synthesis
Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code,
real-time implementation of security algorithms and protocols, quantum and
post-quantum cryptography, advanced persistent threats, cyber and physical
attacks and countermeasures
Computers and Society
Education, health and cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities,
Applications that bridge multiple disciplines in interesting ways
Computing Frontiers 2016 also encourages Position Papers, Trend
Papers, and poster submissions on “frontier” topics.
Authors are invited to submit full papers, position papers, trend papers,
and poster abstracts to the main conference. Papers must be submitted
conference paper submission site. Authors will declare in advance
to which category they are submitting through the submission site.
Full papers are allowed up to eight (8) double-column pages in standard
ACM conference format (included in the registration fee). Authors, however,
will be able to buy up to two (2) extra pages at 100 Euro per page. Authors
can submit full papers of up to ten (10) double-column pages, provided that
they do not reduce the size of the paper and agree to pay the additional pages
if the paper is accepted. Position and trend papers should be at least two (2)
pages and not exceed four (4) pages in the same format. Poster abstracts should
be at least two (2) pages and not exceed four (4) pages in the same format.
These limits include figures, tables, and references. Our review process is
double-blind. Thus, please remove all identifying information from the
paper submission (and cite your own work in the third person). Authors of
interesting work not mature enough for an oral presentation may be offered the
option of presenting their work as
Position papers, trend papers, and posters will be published in the
proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library (note that authors of these
works retain their copyright rights to publish more complete versions
The best papers from the Computer Frontiers Conference and Workshops
will be invited in special issues of IJPP or PARCO.
As per ACM guidelines, at least one unique author of an accepted paper is
required to register for the conference.
For information on workshop submissions, please see the individual