Key Dates

Submissions Deadline

January 29, 2016
January 15, 2016

Author Notification

March 11, 2016

Camera-Ready Papers Due

March 25, 2016


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General Co-Chairs

Gianluca Palermo
Politecnico di Milano, IT
John Feo

Program Co-Chairs

Antonino Tumeo
Hubertus Franke
New York University /IBM Research, US

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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 centers.

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 computing
  • Biological Computing Models
    Brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience, biologically-inspired architectures
  • 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
  • Compiler technologies
    Novel techniques to push the envelope on new technologies, applications, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain specific languages, advanced analysis, high-level synthesis
  • Security
    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, emerging markets
  • Interdisciplinary Applications
    Applications that bridge multiple disciplines in interesting ways

Computing Frontiers 2016 also encourages Position Papers, Trend Papers, and poster submissions on “frontier” topics.


Submission site:

Authors are invited to submit full papers, position papers, trend papers, and poster abstracts to the main conference. Papers must be submitted through the 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 posters.

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 later).

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 workshop websites.