Call for Papers


The International Workshop on Parallel and Symbolic Computation (PASCO) is a series of workshops dedicated to the promotion and advancement of parallel algorithms and software in all areas of symbolic mathematical computation. The pervasive ubiquity of parallel architectures and memory hierarchy has led to the emergence of a new quest for parallel mathematical algorithms and software capable of exploiting the various levels of parallelism: from hardware acceleration technologies (multicore and multi-processor system on chip, GPGPU, FPGA) to cluster and global computing platforms. To push up the limits of symbolic and algebraic computations, beyond the optimization of the application itself, the effective use of a large number of resources — memory and general or specialized computing units — is expected to enhance the performance multi-criteria objectives: time, energy consumption, resource usage, reliability. In this context, the design and the implementation of mathematical algorithms with provable and adaptive performances is a major challenge.

Earlier meetings in the PASCO series include PASCO'94 (Linz, Austria), PASCO'97 (Maui, U.S.A.), PASCO'07 (London, Canada). PASCO 2010 is affiliated with the 2010 International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) in Munich, Germany. Immediately prior to the ISSAC 2010 meeting, PASCO will be held in Grenoble, France.

Topics of interest

The workshop PASCO 2010 will be a three-day event including invited presentations and tutorials, contributed research papers and posters. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

The conference invites submission of papers presenting original research, either in the form of extended abstracts (2 pages) or full papers (up to 10 pages) in ACM format. Please use the LaTeX class file: sig-alternate.cls.

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As in previous years, PASCO 2010 will publish formal proceedings of the accepted papers.

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