PASA 2020 – CFP

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14th Workshop on Parallel Systems and Algorithms
PASA 2020

in conjunction with the
International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2020)

Aachen, Germany, May 25 – May 26, 2020

organized by GI/ITG-Fachgruppe ‚Parallel-Algorithmen, -Rechnerstrukturen und -Systemsoftware‘ (PARS) and GI-Fachgruppe ‚Algorithmen‘ (ALGO)

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The PASA workshop series has the goal to build a bridge between theory and practice in the area of parallel systems and algorithms. In this context practical problems which require theoretical investigations as well as the applicability of theoretical approaches and results to practice shall be discussed. An important aspect is communication and exchange of experience between various groups working in the area of parallel computing, e.g. in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • parallel architectures & storage systems
  • parallel and distributed algorithms
  • parallel embedded systems
  • models of parallel computation
  • ubiquitous and pervasive systems
  • scheduling and load balancing
  • reconfigurable parallel computing
  • parallel programming languages
  • data stream-oriented computing
  • software engineering for parallel systems
  • interconnection networks
  • parallel design patterns
  • network and grid computing
  • performance evaluation of parallel systems
  • distributed and parallel multimedia systems
  • parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence applications
The workshop will comprise invited talks on current topics by leading experts in the field as well as submitted papers on original and previously unpublished research. Accepted papers will be published in the ARCS Workshop Proceedings as well as in the PARS Newsletter (ISSN 0177-0454). The conference languages are English (preferred) and German. Papers are required to be in English.
A prize of 500 € will be awarded to the best contribution presented personally based on a student’s or Ph.D. thesis or project. Co-authors are allowed, the PhD degree should not have been awarded at the time of submission. Candidates apply for the prize by e-mail to the organizers when submitting the contribution. We expect that candidates are or become members of one the groups ALGO or PARS.


Submission of full papers (8 pages in English, formatted according to IEEE CIS template in „conference mode“ (see under:

More details depend on the requirements given by the ARCS organisers and will be provided here as soon as possible.

Important Dates

16 March 2020: Deadline for submission of full papers
31 March 2020: Notification of the authors
13 April 2020: Final version for workshop proceedings

Program Committee (tentative)

M. Dietzfelbinger (Ilmenau), S. Christgau (Berlin), A. Doering (Zurich), N. Eicker (Jülich), T. Fahringer (Innsbruck), D. Fey (Erlangen),
R. Hoffmann (Darmstadt), K. Jansen (Kiel), B. Juurlink (Berlin), W. Karl (Karlsruhe), J. Keller (Hagen), S. Lankes (Aachen), Ch. Lengauer (Passau), E. Maehle (Lübeck), U. Margull (Ingolstadt), E. W. Mayr (Munich), U. Meyer (Frankfurt), F. Meyer auf der Heide (Paderborn), J. Mottok (Regensburg), W. Nagel (Dresden), M. Philippsen (Erlangen), H. Räcke (Munich), K. D. Reinartz (Höchstadt), Ch. Scheideler (Paderborn), B. Schnor (Potsdam), M. Schulz (Munich), U. Schwiegelshohn (Dortmund), P. Sobe (Dresden), C. Trinitis (Munich), R. Wanka (Erlangen)


  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Karl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Computer Engineering (ITEC), 76129 Karlsruhe, Phone/Fax +49-721-608-43771, E-Mail
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Wanka, Univ. Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dept. of Computer Science, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Phone/Fax +49-9131-8525-152/149, E-Mail