29th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2023): Fourth Call for Workshops and Minisymposia

by George Angelos Papadopoulos, Jan. 14, 2023

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 applications, from
architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support
infrastructures, and application performance aspects. To provide a meeting point for
researchers to discuss and exchange new ideas and hot topics related to parallel and
distributed computing and their applications, Euro-Par 2023 will co-locate workshops and, for
the first time, minisymposia with the main conference. This is an invitation to send proposals
for the workshop and, for the first time, a minisymposium program. Both workshops and
minisymposia will be held on August 28 - August 29, 2023, the first two days of the
conference.

*** Fourth Call for Workshops and Minisymposia ***


29th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing

(Euro-Par 2023)


August 28 - September 1, 2023, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus


http://2023.euro-par.org



SCOPE


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 applications, from 

architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support

infrastructures, and application performance aspects. To provide a meeting point for 

researchers to discuss and exchange new ideas and hot topics related to parallel and

distributed computing and their applications, Euro-Par 2023 will co-locate workshops and, for

the first time, minisymposia with the main conference. This is an invitation to send proposals

for the workshop and, for the first time, a minisymposium program. Both workshops and 

minisymposia will be held on August 28 - August 29, 2023, the first two days of the

conference.



WORKSHOPS


Workshop Proposal Guidelines


The proposals should include the following information:

• Workshop title and acronym, preference for length (half or full-day)

• Information of the organizers, including a short biography of each organizer (5-10 lines).

Each workshop will have a single main organizer, the corresponding contact. Others can be

co-organizers. All the organizers must be a staff member at an institution or a company, and

no PhD or other students can be organizers.

• A tentative program committee (10-15 members)

• Motivation of the workshop:

* scientific objective

* interest to the Euro-Par community

* positioning with respect to the currently existing Euro-Par workshops

• Description of the workshop:

* content

* format (contributed papers, invited talks, panels, posters or any other kind of  activity i

including european project meetings)

* organizational aspects

• Workshop background (number of previous editions jointly with Europar or in any  other 

format)

• Link to international projects/initiatives


The decision about the acceptance/rejection of a workshop 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. In the case that several workshop proposals have very similar objectives and

scopes, a merge of overlapping workshops may be recommended. The topics covered by a 

workshop should not overlap with the main topics of the conference. Decisions will be made on

a rolling basis. Proposals can already be sent, and the organizers may be notified before the

notification deadline in case of a strong proposal.


Workshop Organizer Responsibilities


• Preparing the call for papers for the workshop and publicizing it

• Preparing and maintaining the workshop Web site including the relevant sections according to 

the organization guidelines

• Selecting the workshop program committee considering that each member of the committee 

should make at least one review

• Selecting papers through a rigorous peer-review process including at least three reviews per 

submission using the provided EasyChair installation and considering the possible conflicts of 

interest

• Delivering the final workshop program to the Euro-Par 2023 conference co-chairs in time

• Delivering the preliminary workshop proceedings in time before the conference

• Providing the Euro-Par Steering Committee with a Management Report, after the conference, 

with key indicators such as: number of submitted and accepted papers, program committee and

review process management

• Delivering the final workshop proceedings with a revised version of the papers in time after 

the conference in the required Springer LNCS format (12 pages max.) and writing a preface to

the workshop. Camera-ready papers will be published only if the management report has been 

delivered

• Short papers can be accepted and presented at the workshop. However, to be included in the

formal Springer proceedings, the minimum length is of 10 pages per paper

• Registering for the conference

• Meet the deadlines according to the organization guidelines


Workshop Proceedings and Paper Review


The workshop proceedings will be published in a separate LNCS workshop volume after the 

conference. The principal coordinator of each workshop will appear as co-editor of the

workshop volume. Registered workshop participants will receive an electronic copy of the

volume by email. All authors of accepted papers will be requested to sign a Springer copyright

form.


The Euro-Par organizers will provide an EasyChair setup for all Euro-Par 2023 workshops, and 

its use is mandatory to facilitate paper submissions, reviewing, and collecting the camera-ready

versions. The workshop papers will not be published in the proceedings otherwise. Each 

workshop will be an independent track within the Workshops' EasyChair installation, but it will

be fully manageable by the respective organizers. Papers of less than 10 pages will be

considered as short papers that can be presented at the conference but not published in the

proceedings.



MINISYMPOSIA


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.


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),

• 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 responsibilities are as follows:


• 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.



SUBMISSION (for Workshop and Minisymposium Organizers)


Workshop and Minisymposium proposals should be sent in PDF format via email to the 

workshop co-chairs (contact details at the end of this call).


An email verification will be sent to each successful submission. In case the verification is not 

received, submitters are asked to contact the workshop chairs.



IMPORTANT DATES (for Workshop and Minisymposium Organizers)


• Workshop and minisymposium proposals due: February 10, 2023

• Workshop and minisymposium notifications: February 24, 2023

• Workshop website online and launches of Call for Workshop Papers: March 24, 2023

• Workshop and minisymposium dates: August 28-29, 2023

• Workshop and minisymposium management report summarizing the experience

and results of the activity due: September 15, 2023



WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS


• Demetris Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (dzeina-AT-ucy.ac.cy)

• Dora Blanco Heras, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (dora.blanco-AT-

usc.es)