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The First International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing for Engineering
Pécs, Hungary
6-8 April 2009

in association with
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering
University of Pécs

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This is the first in a new series of conferences concerned with new developments and applications of high performance computing (including parallel, distributed and grid computing) in engineering. The conference will consider mathematical, computer science and engineering developments that impact on the use of HPC in engineering analysis, design, and simulation. Engineering is interpreted in its widest sense to include aeronautical, civil, mechanical, electrical, materials, bioengineering, geotechnical, structural and environmental fields.
The range of topics considered by the Conference will include: The mathematical and computer science aspects include, but are not limited to:
  • parallelization
  • domain decomposition
  • solution methods
  • partitioning
  • message passing systems
  • grid technology
  • distributed systems
  • computer architecture
  • parallel and distributed system architectures
  • parallel and distributed software technologies
  • parallel and distributed algorithms
  • peer-to-peer computing
  • grid and cluster computing
  • performance evaluation and measurement
  • tools and environments for software development

Papers describing applications of HPC (parallel, distributed and grid computing) to engineering are invited, including, but not limited to:

  • engineering simulation
  • engineering design
  • engineering assessment
  • visualization and VR
  • computational steering
  • neural networks
  • genetic algorithms
  • evolutionary computing
  • cellular automata
  • data mining
  • optimization
  • high-performance scientific and engineering computing
  • bioinformatics
  • computational engineering on special
  • purpose hardware (e.g. GPUs)
Young Researcher Best Paper Competition
To encourage young researchers to attend the conference a 1000 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prize will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference. To read the full terms and conditions of this competition, please click here.
Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. Papers may be submitted directly to the Conference Editor or via the special session organisers if you wish to participate in their session. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also notice the important dates.
  • PARENG09-S01: Computational Engineering on Special Purpose Hardware,
    organised by Prof. M. Krafczyk, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (kraft AT
  • PARENG09-S02: Parallel Genetic Algorithms: Methods and Applications,
    organised by Prof. B.H.V. Topping, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary (pareng2009 AT
  • PARENG09-S03: Massively Parallel Adaptive Methods for Computational Engineering,
    organised by Prof. M. Krafczyk, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (kraft AT
  • PARENG09-S04: Mesh and Model Generation for Parallel Applications,
    organised by Dr P. Iványi, University of Pécs, Hungary (peteri AT
  • PARENG09-S05: Applications for Teraflop Computing at the Desktop,
    organised by Prof. B. Vinter, Copenhagen University, Denmark (vinter AT
  • PARENG09-S06: Petaflop Computing,
    organised by Dr D. Emerson, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK (d.r.emerson AT
  • PARENG09-S07: Domain Decomposition: New Methods and Algorithms,
    organised by Prof. F. Magoules, Ecole Centrale Paris, France (frederic.magoules AT
Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including ten to sixteen papers and an optional special lecture are welcome. Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editors via pareng2009 AT
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Chairman are Professor Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary) and Dr Peter Iványi (University of Pécs, Hungary).

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Prof. H. Adeli, USA; Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Dr N.E. Alaa, Morocco; Dr A. Al-Dubai, UK; Dr O. Allix, France; Mr J.M. Alonso, Spain; Dr T. Alrutz, Germany; Prof. E. Aulisa, USA; Dr L. Badea, Romania; Dr R. Banos Navarro, Spain; Prof. J.W. Baugh, USA; Prof. M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Prof. Z. Bittnar, Czech Republic; Prof. P.-A. Boucard, France; Prof. P. Bouvry, Luxembourg; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Dr J. Buenabad Chávez, Mexico; Dr. X. Cai, Norway; Prof. L. Champaney, France; Prof. A.H.C. Chan, UK; Dr H-M. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. B.N. Chetverushkin, Russia; Dr K.W. Cho, Korea; Dr F. Cirak, UK; Prof. J.Y. Cognard, France; Prof. M. Cross, UK; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Dr. M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Prof. D. El Baz, France; Dr D. Emerson, UK; Dr D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr V. Galiano, Spain; Prof. J.D. García, Spain; Prof. W. Gentzsch, Germany; Dr C. Gil Montoya, Spain; Prof. L. Giraud, France; Dr J M Gonzalez Vida, Spain; Dr G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Prof. A.A. Groenwold, South Africa; Prof. O. Hassan, UK; Dr C.S. Ierotheou, UK; Prof. B. Jeremic, USA; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Dr A. Kaceniauskas, Lithuania; Prof. Peter Kacsuk, Hungary; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. C.-W. Kim, USA; Dr W.J. Knottenbelt, UK; Prof. M. Krafczyk, Germany; Dr. J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Dr O. Kurc, Turkey; Prof. P. Ladeveze, France; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Dr. M. Leps, Czech Republic; Dr M. Li, UK; Prof. S.H. Lo, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoules, France; Dr O. Medek, Czech Republic; Prof. A. Meyer, Germany; Dr P.D. Michailidis, Greece; Prof. V. Migallón, Spain; Dr H.F. Migallon Gomis, Spain; Dr G.F. Moita, Brazil; Prof. K. Morgan, UK; Prof. J. Morrison, Ireland; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Prof. G.P. Nikishkov, Japan; Prof. P.A. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Dr M. Paprzycki, Poland; Dr B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Prof. T. Pena, Spain; Dr J. Penades, Spain; Dr R. Putanowicz, Poland; Dr A. Rama Mohan Rao, India; Prof. E. Rank, Germany; Prof. M. M. Resch, Germany; Prof. J.R. Roche, France; Dr G. Romanazzi, Portugal; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Dr. D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Sarkis, USA; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Dr A.K. Slone, UK; Prof. V.E. Sonzogni, Argentina; Mr V. Stankovski, Slovenia; Dr D.C. Sternel, Germany; Dr S-I. Sugimoto, Japan; Dr A. Suzuki, Japan; Prof. J.C.F. Telles, Brazil; Prof. D. Tromeur-Dervout, France; Prof. B. Vinter, Denmark; Prof. E von Lavante, Germany; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Dr L. Wang, Germany; Dr T. Yamada, Japan;

Invited Lectures
The opening lecture will be given by Professor O. Hassan, Swansea University, UK. A list of the invited special lectures will be announced in due course.
Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings which will be available on the first day of the conference will be published by Civil-Comp Press.

A selection will be made of the best papers presented at the conference, as chosen by the conference chairman and members of the editorial board. The authors of these papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for publication in special issues of Advances in Engineering Software.

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pécs, Hungary.

The University of Pécs was founded in 1367 and is the oldest in Hungary. The Pollack Mihály College of Engineering, which was granted University Faculty status in 2004, provides degree course in information technology, architectural, civil, mechanical, environmental, and electrical engineering.

Pécs, the fifth largest city of Hungary, lies in the southern part of Transdanubia and is the seat of Baranya County. It is the largest city of the western region of the country, a gateway to Croatia, the Balkans and the North-Italian region. Mysterious Roman crypts, domed Turkish mosques and a slender minaret, fine Zsolnay porcelain, grand Csontváry paintings, decorative Vasarely patterns, almonds trees in full blossom early spring, pleasant restaurants and cafés. Pécs, is a 2000 year-old city at the foot of the Mecsek hills with a Mediterranean climate and atmosphere.

Pécs, called Sopianae in the Roman era, was a significant center of early Christianity. The necropolis consisting of 16 graves is a unique monument complex that was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2000. At the same time Pécs is the city of grapes and good wine. One of the first champagne companies was established here, and wine-making is still a living tradition in the area. The city is also renowned for its rich artistic life and multi-colored festivals. Several universities, research institutions, and significant scientific and professional achievements enhance the reputation of Pécs the world over.

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at this location. For information on how to get to the venue, click here.

Accommodation is available at several hotel in the city of Pécs. Bookings should be made directly with the hotel of your choice. For a list of hotel details, indicative rates and a map indicating the venue and hotel locations, click here.
Please check with your travel agent or the Hungarian embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Hungary. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time.

With the current international situation it is difficult for many countries to issue visas without undertaking a lengthy process. In the case of Hungary, we understand that you may require a letter of invitation from a Hungarian organisation. This assistance can be provided by Dr Peter Iványi to registered participants on request to the conference administrator (pareng2009 AT