Monthly Archives: September, 2012

25th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures

25th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures

Submission Deadlines:
Abstracts: February 11 (11:59 pm EST)
Full papers: February 13 (11:59 pm EST)
These are firm deadlines. No extensions will be granted.
Notification: April 15
Camera-ready copy due: May 14

From the call for papers:

This year, SPAA is co-located with PODC. SPAA defines the term “parallel” broadly, encompassing any computational system that can perform multiple operations or tasks simultaneously. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Parallel and Distributed Data Structures
  • Green Computing and Power-Efficient Architectures
  • Management of Massive Data Sets
  • Parallel Complexity Theory
  • Parallel and Distributed Architectures
  • Multi-Core Architectures
  • Instruction Level Parallelism and VLSI
  • Compilers and Tools for Concurrent Programming
  • Supercomputer Architecture and Computing
  • Transactional Memory Hardware and Software
  • The Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Game Theory and Collaborative Learning
  • Routing and Information Dissemination
  • Resource Management and Awareness
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Robustness, Self-Stabilization and Security
  • Synergy of Parallelism in Algorithms, Programming and Architecture

Montreal, Canada, July 23 – 25, 2013.

More details here


Stanford announces 16 online courses

The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

An open-source platform called Class2Go

It is hosted on another new platform, Venture Lab,


list of fall quarter classes, with instructor, course title, start date and platform:

Andrew Ng, Machine Learning, Aug. 20, Coursera

Dan Boneh, Cryptography, Aug. 27, Coursera

Keith Devlin, Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, Sept. 17, Coursera

Daphne Koller, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Sept. 24, Coursera

Scott Klemmer, Human-Computer Interaction, Sept. 24, Coursera

Michael Genesereth, Introduction to Logic, Sept. 24, Coursera

Dan McFarland, Organizational Analysis, Sept. 24, Coursera

Kristin Sainani, Writing in the Sciences, Sept. 24, Coursera

Tim Roughgarden, Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2, October, Coursera

Chuck Eesley, Technology Entrepreneurship, Fall, Venture Lab

Tina Seelig, A Crash Course on Creativity, Fall, Venture Lab

Paul Kim, Designing a New Learning Environment, Fall, Venture Lab

Kay Giesecke, Finance, Fall, Venture Lab

Clint Korver, Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship, Fall, Venture Lab

Bruce Clemens, Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Oct. 8, Class2Go

Nick McKeown and Philip Levis, An Introduction to Computer Networks, Oct. 8, Class2Go

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