Key Dates

Submissions Deadline

Febrary 5, 2017 AOE
January 20, 2017

Author Notification

March 14, 2017

Camera-Ready Papers Due

April 4, 2017


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Previous Conferences

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

General Chair

Roberto Giorgi
University of Siena, IT

Program Co-Chairs

Michela Becchi
North Carolina State University, US
Francesca Palumbo
University of Sassari, IT

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  • Photos made during the conference can be seen in this photo album (click here).

  • The Best Paper Award was awarded to the paper:

      Quality Optimization of Resilient Applications under Temperature Constraints
      Heng Yu, Yajun Ha and Jing Wang

    The Best Poster Award was awarded to:

      Peak load optimization through 2-dimensional packing and multi-processor real-time scheduling
      Daniele De Martini, Guido Benetti, Filippo Cipolla, Davide Caprino, Marco Luigi Della Vedova and Tullio Facchinetti

  • We are very glad to announce that the Conference Banquet will be held at the Cantina Antinori Nel Chianti Classico Winery. At 17:30 we will walk from the conference location to Piazza Gramsci (10 minute walk, Google Maps link) where the bus to the winery will depart. Please bring your invitation card in order to get on the bus!

  • Detailed program available.

  • The Computing Frontiers conference is pleased to provide travel grants. Please see the separate travel grants page for detailed information.

  • It is now possible to register for the conference! Please see the Registration page for details and the link to the registration website. If you need an invitation letter, then please refer to the instructions on the registration page.

  • We are pleased to announce Mateo Valero and Mark Robins as this year's keynote speakers!

  • We are pleased to host the following co-located workshops: More information on the workshops can be found on the workshops page.

Call For Papers

The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will be held May 15-17 in Siena, Italy. Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, 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.

Technology is experiencing revolutions in memory devices and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and energy efficiency, systems portability/wearability, to name but a few areas. New application domains that affect everyday life are emerging, especially in this era of highly interconnected and collaborative cyber-physical systems. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the frontiers that mark the advances of science, engineering, and information technology.

Early research that envisions future technologies provides the bases that allow novel materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertises and backgrounds enables revolutionary scientific breakthroughs that lead to innovative solutions over a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and data centers.

Topics of Interest

We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide range of topics, including novel computing paradigms, computational models, algorithms, application paradigms, development environments, compilers, operating environments, computer architecture, hardware substrates, memory technologies, and smarter life applications:

  • 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 many-core designs, accelerators, PCM's, novel memory architectures, mobile devices
  • Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems — Design space exploration, modeling and development frameworks for interconnected systems and CPS and CPSoS, ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging, reactive and real-time systems, reconfigurable and self-aware systems, sensor networks and internet of things, and architectural innovation for wearable computing
  • Big Data Analytics — High performance data analytics, data search and representation, architecture, and system design
  • Machine and Deep Learning — innovative algorithms and architectures, neuromorphic approaches
  • Large-Scale System Design — Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking technologies and protocols, power- and energy-management for cloud and grid systems, data centers, exa-scale computing
  • Compiler Technologies — Advanced/novel analyses, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain-specific languages, high-level synthesis
  • Security — Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code; real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols; quantum and post-quantum cryptography; advanced persistent threats; cyber and physical attacks and countermeasures
  • Computers and Society — Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, and emerging markets
  • Interdisciplinary Applications — Applications bridging multiple disciplines in interesting ways

We also strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit into traditional categories — if in doubt, please contact the PC co-chairs by email.


We are pleased to host the following co-located workshops:


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 submission website. Authors must declare in advance to which category they are submitting.

Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) double-column pages in ACM conference format. Authors may purchase up to two (2) additional pages at 100 Euro per page. Authors can submit full papers of up to 10 double-column pages, provided that they agree to pay for the additional pages if the paper is accepted. All other types of submissions should be at least two (2) pages and not more than four (4) pages in the same format. These limits include figures, tables, and references. Our review process is double-blind: 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, poster abstracts, and workshop papers will be published in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. As per ACM guidelines, at least one unique author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference.

Selected papers from the Computing Frontiers 2017 conference will be invited to extend for publication in a special issue of the Springer Journal of Signal Processing Systems (JSPS).