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February 11, 2020
January 28, 2020
March 29, 2020
March 15, 2020
Final Papers Due
April 19, 2020
April 5, 2020
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University of Catania, IT
Politecnico di Milano, IT
Hewlett Packard Labs, US
ITC University of Tokyo, JP
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- We are proud to announce our keynote speakers: Prof. Shih-Chii Liu from ETH Zurich will be speaking about neuromorphic computing and
Steve Oberlin, CTO of Tesla at NVIDIA, will be speaking on the convergence of HPC and AI.
- Two workshops will be co-located with the Computing Fontiers conference:
Update on COMPUTING FRONTIERS 2020 in relation to Covid‑19 (Coronavirus)
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The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority and based on information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we have decided to cancel the physical conference for this year of Computing Frontiers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
It has been a hard decision. The General Chairs, Program Chairs, and Steering Committee have been carefully watching the situation develop over recent weeks, and have explored possible options for the conference. However, with increasing travel restrictions globally, we feel it is no longer possible to guarantee the program and quality expected for Computing Frontiers, in addition to health concerns and reducing the spread of the virus.
The review and selection procedure of submitted papers is continuing as planned. Accepted papers will still be published in the ACM Digital Library as CF20 Proceedings, the same as if the conference had occurred physically.
In addition, we will have recorded video presentations of the accepted papers and online Q&A sessions for discussion and interaction. In particular, we will ask authors of accepted papers to record a video of their conference presentation to be put online (e.g. on a CF20 channel on youtube), which will also be linked with the paper in the ACM Digital Library. After author acceptance notifications in a few weeks, the PC chairs will be in touch with the authors of accepted papers for further details on what to expect.
We evaluated the possibility of having a virtual (and more interactive) conference, but given the size of the CF community and the large distribution of our time zones, we felt this option was impractical.
While we are disappointed to not see you all in Catania, we feel this is the right decision. Stay tuned for further information on Computing Frontiers 2020 online presentations and discussion details. And we look forward to seeing you next year for COMPUTING FRONTIERS 2021!
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us,
Gianluca Palermo and Maurizio Palesi - CF20 General Co-Chairs
Cat Graves and Eishi Arima - CF20 Program Co-Chairs
Carsten Trinitis and Hubertus Franke - SC Chair and Deputy Chair
Call For Papers
The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will be held
May 11th - 13th in Sicily, Italy, in the town of Catania.
Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, interdisciplinary, collaborative
community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the broad
field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific breakthroughs
that transform society.
CF's broad scope is driven by recent technological advances in wide-ranging
fields impacting computing, such as memory hardware and systems, network and
systems architecture, cloud computing, novel device physics and materials,
power efficiency, new application domains of machine and deep learning and big
data analytics, and systems portability and wearability. The boundaries
between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the
advancing frontiers of science, engineering, and information technology —
and are the CF community focus. CF provides a venue to share, discuss, and
advance broad, forward-thinking, early research on the future of computing and
welcomes work on a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and
hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and datacenters.
Topics of Interest
We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide range of
topics, including novel computational models and algorithms, new
application paradigms, computer architecture (from embedded to HPC systems),
computing hardware, memory technologies, networks, storage solutions,
compilers, and environments.
- Innovative Computing Approaches, Architectures, Accelerators, Algorithms, and Models
- Approximate, analog, inexact, probabilistic computing
- Quantum computing
- Neuromorphic, biologically-inspired computing, and optical computing
- Dataflow architectures, near-data, and in-memory processing
- Technological Scaling Limits and Beyond
- Limits: Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel materials, nanoscale design, dark silicon
- Extending past Moore’s law: 3D-stacking, many-core architectures and accelerators, distributed computing on mobile devices and their challenges
- Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Big Data Analytics
- Novel architecture and systems across computing systems (IoT to datacenter)
- High performance data analytics
- Exascale data management
- Embedded, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems
- Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging
- Physical security, attack detection and prevention
- Reactive, real-time, scalable, reconfigurable, and self-aware systems
- Sensor networks, IoT, and architectural innovation for wearable computing
- Large-Scale System Design and Networking
- Large-scale homogeneous/heterogeneous architectures and networking
- System-balance and CPU-offloading
- Power- and energy-management for clouds, datacenters, and exascale systems
- System Software, Compiler Technologies, and Programming Languages
- Technologies that push the limits of operating systems, virtualization, and container technologies
- Large scale frameworks for distributed computing and communication
- Resource and job management, scheduling and workflow systems for managing large-scale heterogeneous systems
- Compiler technologies: hardware/software integrated solutions, high-level synthesis
- Tools for analyzing and managing performance at large scale
- Novel programming approaches
- Fault Tolerance and Resilience
- Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems (e.g., infrastructure, airlines)
- Hardware and software approaches in adverse environments such as space
- Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code
- Real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols
- Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
- Computers and Society
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics and AI environmental impact
- Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, emerging markets, and interdisciplinary applications
We strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not
fit into traditional categories — if in doubt, please contact the PC
co-chairs by email:
Cat Graves (catherine.graves (AT) hpe [DOT] com) and
Eishi Arima (arima (AT) cc [DOT] u-tokyo [DOT] ac [DOT] jp).
We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing
high-quality research describing original and unpublished work.
Papers must be submitted through
Short papers may be position papers or may describe preliminary or highly
speculative work. Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) (excluding
references) and short papers are a maximum of four (4) (including references)
double-column pages in ACM
conference format. Authors may buy up to two (2) extra pages for accepted
full papers. Page limits include figures, tables and appendices, but exclude
references for full papers. As the review process is double-blind,
removal of all identifying information from paper submissions is required (i.e.
cite own work in third person). Papers not conforming to the above
submission policies on formatting, page limits and the removal of identifying
information will be automatically rejected.
No-show policy: Any accepted papers are expected to be presented at the
conference and at least one full registration is required from a submission
author for each accepted paper. A no-show of papers will result in exclusion
from the ACM digital library proceedings. If circumstances arise such that
authors are unable to present their papers at the conference, they must contact
the PC co-chairs.