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   ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2021 (CF'21)
              May 11th - 13th, 2021, Virtual Conference

                           CALL FOR PAPERS
                     Deadline: January 28th, 2021

                  http://www.computingfrontiers.org/
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The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will
take place on May 11th - 13th, 2021. Due to the current state of the
pandemic and the uncertainty of how it will evolve in the coming
months, Computer Frontiers 2021 will be held as a virtual conference
instead of a face-to-face event in the town of Catania, in Sicily
(Italy) as it was initially planned.

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 support society.

CF's broad scope is driven by recent technological advances in
wide-ranging fields impacting computing, such as novel computing
models and paradigms, advancements in hardware, network and
systems architecture, cloud computing, novel device physics and
materials, new application domains of artificial intelligence, big
data analytics, wearables and IoT. 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.

IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper Submission deadline:  January 28th, 2021
Notification:               March 15th, 2021
Final Papers Due:           April 5th, 2021
Conference Dates:           May 11th - 13th, 2021


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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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
  - Neuromorphic, biologically-inspired computing, and
    hyperdimensional computing
  - Dataflow architectures, near-data, and in-memory processing

* Quantum computing systems 
  - Quantum algorithms and applications for current and near-term
    quantum devices
  - Quantum Programming models, runtime, compilers and
    microarchitecture 
  - Quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation 
  - Architectures and design methodologies for scalable quantum
    computing systems
  - Benchmarks, methods, and performance metrics to evaluate quantum
    computing systems
 
* 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, heterogeneous
    architectures and accelerators, chiplets, distributed and
    federated computing and their challenges

* Efficient AI computing
  - Deep learning co-processors including architectures, efficient
    algorithms, chip design and hardware-software codesign,
    frameworks and programming models
  - Edge deep learning for IoT
  - Distributed AI computing for cloud data servers

* 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
  - Big Data analytics and exascale data management

* 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

* Security
  - 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: Carmen G. Almudever (C.GarciaAlmudever-1 (AT)
tudelft [DOT] nl ) and Georgios Goumas (goumas (AT) cslab [DOT] ece
[DOT] ntua [DOT] gr).


CONFERENCE WEBSITE
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http://www.computingfrontiers.org/



SUBMISSION
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We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing 
high-quality research describing original and unpublished work.

Papers must be submitted through 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cf21

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
(https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). 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. Authors are
strongly advised to submit their papers with the final list of
authors, as changes may not be feasible at later stages.

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.


ORGANIZATION
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Computing Frontiers 2021 Chairs

  General Co-Chairs:
      Maurizio Palesi, University of Catania, IT
      Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

  Program Co-Chairs:
      Carmen G. Almudever, Delft University of Technology, NL
      Georgios I. Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, GR

  EU Projects Co-Chairs:
      Masoumeh (Azin) Ebrahimi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE
      Poona Bahrebar, Ghent University, NL

  Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:
      Flavio Vella, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT
      Carlo Sau, University of Cagliari, IT

  Workshops Co-Chairs:
      Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
      Sergi Abadal, Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, ES

  Publications Co-Chairs:
      Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE
      Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

  Finance Chair:
      Siddhartha Jana, Intel

  Virtual Platform Management Co-Chairs:
      Davide Patti, University of Catania, IT
      Salvatore Monteleone, Kore University of Enna, IT

  Industry/Special Session Co-Chairs:
      Catherine Graves, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
      Eishi Arima, The University of Tokyo, JP

  Industrial Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
      Tony Givargis, University of California, Irvine
      Kento Sato, RIKEN Center for Computational Science, JP

  Publicity Co-Chairs:
      James Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CN
      Naseef Mansoor, Minnesota State University, US
      Amit Kumar Singh, University of Essex, UK

  Web Co-Chairs:
      Simone Vuotto, University of Sassari, IT
      Salvatore Monteleone, Kore University of Enna, IT

Computing Frontiers Steering Committee

  Michela Becchi, North Carolina State University, US
  John Feo, PNNL, US
  Hubertus Franke, New York University / IBM Research, US
  Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK
  Sally A. McKee, Clemson University, US
  Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT
  Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT
  Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT
  Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL
  Kento Sato, RIKEN R-CCS, JP
  Martin Schulz, Technical University of Munich, DE
  Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, DE
  Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US
  Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE


FURTHER INFORMATION
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For further information and updates, check the CF'21 website at

   http://www.computingfrontiers.org/