[Acpc-l] CFP: Tools for Program Development and Analysis in Computational Science [Deadline: December 1, 2003]

ICCS 2004 iccs2004@gup.jku.at
Sun, 19 Oct 2003 11:04:53 +0200


Technical Session on

   Tools for Program Development and Analysis
   in Computational Science

at the

   2004 International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2004)
   Krakow, Poland, June 7-9, 2004.

The use of supercomputing technology, parallel and distributed processing,
and sophisticated algorithms is of major importance for computational
scientists. Yet, the scientists' goals are to solve the challenging
problems, not the software engineering tasks associated with it. For that
reason, computational science and engineering must be able to rely on
dedicated support from program development and analysis tools. Focusing on
this background, the following question must be investigated:

   How to support users of computational science and engineering
   during program development and analysis?

In order to answer this question, paper submissions concerning the usage and
application of software tools, and the demonstration of program development
and analysis tools for computational scientists are invited. Authors are
expected to highlight the benefits of their tools for the users, and the
improvements being expected when using them during software development.

This session offers the possibility to discuss tools and tool
characteristics with those people, that are using them for solving their
scientific problems. Tool developers are able to show their products (or
research prototypes) to potential users, while users can pose their request
to tool developers.

The following areas and related topics are of interest:
   * Problem solving environments for specific application domains
   * Application building and software construction tools
   * Domain-specific analysis tools
   * Program visualization and visual programming tools
   * On-line monitoring and computational steering tools
   * Requirements for (new) tools emerging from the application domain

In addition, we encourage software tool developers to present
use cases and practical experiences of software tools
for real-world scientific applications in the following areas:

   * Tools for parallel, distributed and network-based computing
   * Testing and debugging tools
   * Performance analysis and tuning tools
   * (Dynamic) Instrumentation and monitoring tools
   * Data (re-)partitioning and load-balancing tools
   * Checkpointing and restart tools
   * Tools for resource management, job queuing and accounting

This session is already the 4th edition of the Tools session at
the highly successful ICCS conference series. The best papers
of the first two years have been published as a Special Issue of
Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 19, Issue 5, July 2003.

Paper Submission:

We invite you to submit a full paper of 6 to 10 pages (A4), describing new
and original results, for oral presentation. The submitted paper already
must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS (Springer

Please follow the ICCS 2004 guidelines (see
http://www.gup.uni-linz.ac.at/iccs) for more
information on paper submission.

Submission implies the willingness of one of the authors to register and
present the paper.

Please include a cover page which lists the following:
   * name, affiliation, address and e-mail address of each author
   * name of the presenting author; name of the contact author
   * a maximum of 5 keywords

Submission details will be available on the webserver at:


The proceedings of the ICCS 2004 conference will be published in the
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important Dates (provisional):

   December 1, 2003:  Draft papers (in LNCS style) due
   January 15, 2004:  Notification of acceptance
   February 9, 2004:  Camera-ready papers
   June 7 - 9, 2004:  ICCS 2004 conference, Krakow, Poland

Technical Session Commitee:

   Dieter Kranzlmüller (1), Roland Wismüller (2),
   Arndt Bode (2), and Jens Volkert (1)

(1) GUP Linz (Department of Graphics and Parallel Processing)
Joh. Kepler University Linz, Austria

(2) LRR-TUM, Lehrstuhl für Rechnertechnik und Rechnerorganisation
Technische Universität München, Germany

Contact Information:

Dieter Kranzlmüller
eMail: iccs2004@gup.jku.at
URL: http://www.gup.uni-linz.ac.at/iccs
GUP Linz (Department of Graphics and Parallel Processing)
Johannes Kepler University of Linz
A-4040 Linz, Altenbergerstr. 69, Austria/Europe
Telephone: (+43) 732 2468 9499
Facsimile: (+43) 732 2468 9496 or (+43) 732 2468 10