Euro-Par 2024 | Minisymposiums | International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing MinisymposiumsEuro-par

Euro-Par 2024 Call for Minisymposiums

Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing, ranging from theory to practice, from small to the largest parallel and distributed systems and infrastructures, from fundamental computational problems to full-fledged applications, from architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support infrastructures, and application performance aspects. Euro-Par’s unique organization into topics provides an excellent forum for focused technical discussion, as well as interaction with a large, broad and diverse audience.

A minisymposium is a session of coordinated presentations for promoting interdisciplinary communication on a topic of current interest and importance in the field of parallel and distributed computing, ideally having potential application in other domains. The length and program will be decided by the organizers; half-day (three-hour) minisymposia are very welcome, longer is possible, not exceeding one day (6 hours). The contributions to the minisymposia will not be published in the proceedings..

Key dates

Minisymposium proposals due: February 5, 2024

Minisymposium notifications: February 19, 2024

Minisymposium website online and launches of Call for Workshop Papers: March 24, 2024

Minisymposium dates: August 26-27, 2024

Workshop and minisymposium management report summarizing the experience and results of the activity due: September 15, 2024

Minisymposium Proposal Guidelines

The proposals should include the following information:

  • Minisymposium title and acronym, preference for length (half or full-day)
  • Information of the organizers (full name, affiliation, country and email address), including a short biography of each organizer (5-10 lines). Each minisymposium will have a single main organizer, the corresponding contact. Others can be co-organizers.
  • Motivation and scope of the minisymposium:
    - Problem area to be addressed by the speakers and possible applications [max 1500 characters];
    - Description of target audience and estimated number of participants [max 1500 characters]
    - Link to international projects/initiatives - Format (contributed papers, invited talks, panels, posters or any other kind of activity including European project meetings)
  • Format (contributed papers, invited talks, panels, posters or any other kind of activity including European project meetings),
  • Speakers:
    - a tentative list of speakers detailing their names, affiliation, email address and title of their presentations. Nominated speakers should be approached in advance and should have agreed that they will participate.
    - companies and/or institutions involved

Minisymposium Selection Process

All the submitted proposals will be assessed by the organizing committee. The decision about the acceptance/rejection of a minisymposium proposal will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and the degree to which it matches the scope of the conference. Overlapping minisymposia will be avoided (or possibly merged). Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Proposals can already be sent, and the organizers may be notified before the notification deadline.

Minisymposium Organizer Responsibilities

Minisymposium organizers will be in charge of making publicity of the minisymposium and specify the number of talks and other activities. The contributions will be sent to the same web page as the contributions for the workshops. The review process will be decided by the minisymposium organizers. One of the organizers will be the contact with the conference organization. The review process includes:

  • Preparing the call for papers for the workshop and publicizing it
  • Preparing and maintaining the minisymposium website mentioning the Euro-Par vinculation.
  • Deciding the length of the minisymposium, the program and type of activities and the names of the speakers
  • Use the provided EasyChair installation for receiving the contributions
  • Delivering the program to the Euro-Par 2023 conference co-chairs in time
  • Providing the Euro-Par Steering Committee with a Management Report, after the conference, summarizing the experience and including number of persons involved in the activities as well as any consideration useful for future editions.
  • Registering for the conference as well as all the participants to the minisymposium.
  • Meet the deadlines according to the organization guidelines

Minisymposium publication

The contributions to the minisymposia will not be published in the proceedings. However, the organizers are invited to send one non-compulsory 4-page summary of the minisymposium. The document should summarize the scientific discussion promoted by the minisymposium and it will be published in the same LNCS volume as the workshop proceedings after the conference. The authors of the summary will be requested to sign a Springer copyright form.

Minisymposiums co-chairs