[TCPP-announce] CFP: First NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education, IPDPS-2011, Monday, May 16, 2011

Sushil K Prasad sushilpd at bellsouth.net
Sun Dec 12 12:03:47 EST 2010


First NSF/TCPP Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education
 
Monday, May 16, 2011

http://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/?q=nsf-tcpp-pdce-workshop

In conjunction with 25th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing 
Symposium
Anchorage (Alaska), USA

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) now permeates most computing 
activities. The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore CPUs and 
GPUs, including home and office PCs and laptops, is making even common users 
dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it is no longer sufficient for even 
basic programmers to acquire only the traditional sequential programming skills. 
The preceding trends point to the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in 
PDC technology at various levels in the educational fabric woven by Computer 
Science (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) programs as well as related 
computational disciplines.  However, the rapid changes in computing hardware 
platforms and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and 
research advances, more than ever challenge educators in knowing what to include 
in the curriculum and what to teach in any given semester or course. 


The 1st workshop invites proposals from individuals or teams from academia, 
industry, and other educational and research institutes for 1/2 to 1 hour 
presentations on topics pertaining to the teaching of PDC topics in the Computer 
Science and Engineering curriculum. The emphasis of the first workshop is on 
undergraduate education.  This effort is in coordination with NSF/TCPP 
curriculum initiative for CS/CE undergraduates 
(http://www.cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum/index.php). 


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Pedagogical issues in PDC
2. Novel ways of teaching PDC topics
3. Models for incorporating PDC topics in core CS/CE curriculum
4. Experience with incorporating PDC topics into core CS/CE courses

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Please submit a one to two page extended abstract of the proposed presentation 
to workshop chair (sprasad at gsu dot edu). Please include the expected duration 
of the presentation (1/2 hour or 1 hour). There is no plan to include papers in 
the IPDPS proceedings. Instead, a copy of each accepted extended abstract and 
presentation will be posted at the workshop website 
(http://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/?q=nsf-tcpp-pdce-workshop).

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract due: Jan 31, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Feb 15, 2011
Final Version of Extended Abstract due: March 15, 2011
Presentation slides due: April 15, 2011

ORGANIZATION:

Workshop Chair:

Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

Program Committee:

Chtchelkanova, Almadena, NSF
Das, Sajal, University of Texas at Arlington, NSF
Dehne, Frank, Carleton University, Canada,
Gouda, Mohamed, University of Texas, Austin, NSF
Gupta, Anshul, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Jaja, Joseph, University of Maryland
Kant, Krishna, NSF, Intel
La Salle, Anita, NSF
LeBlanc, Richard, Seattle University
Lumsdaine, Andrew, Indiana University
Padua, David, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Parashar, Manish, Rutgers, NSF
Prasad, Sushil, Georgia State University
Prasanna, Viktor, University of Southern California
Robert, Yves, INRIA, France
Rosenberg, Arnold, Colorado State University
Sahni, Sartaj, University of Florida
Shirazi, Behrooz, Washington State University
Sussman, Alan, University of Maryland
Weems, Charles, University of Massachusetts
Wu, Jie, Temple University
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