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The Second International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
12-15 April 2011
final call-for-papers
This is the second in a series of conferences concerned with new developments and applications of high performance computing (including parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing) in engineering. The inaugural conference in this series was held in Pécs, Hungary in April 2009.

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
  • cloud computing
  • performance evaluation and measurement
  • tools and environments for software development
  • petaflop computing
  • parallellisation of sequential/legacy codes
  • GPU - CPUGPU - CUDA architectures

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
  • meta-heuristics
  • optimization
  • high-performance scientific and engineering computing
  • bioinformatics
  • computational engineering on special
  • purpose hardware (e.g. GPUs)
Papers describing the use of parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing in all aspects of engineering are included. Engineering areas include: solid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, geomechanics, soil structure interaction, fluid structure interaction, multi-physics simulation, optimization, environmental engineering, etc.
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.
Opening Keynote Lecture
The opening keynote lecture entitled "State of the Art Distributed Parallel Computational Techniques in Industrial Finite Element Analysis", will be given by Dr Louis Komzsik, Chief Numerical Analyst at Siemens, Cypress, California, USA.
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. 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 pareng2011 AT
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Chairman are Prof. 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; Prof. R.K. Agarwal, USA; Prof. H.U. Akay, Turkey; Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Dr N.E. Alaa, Morocco; Dr A. Al-Dubai, UK; Prof. S. Aliabadi, USA; Dr O. Allix, France; Mr J.M. Alonso, Spain; Dr T. Alrutz, Germany; Prof. E. Aulisa, USA; Dr L. Badea, Romania; Prof. J.W. Baugh, USA; Prof. M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Prof. P.-A. Boucard, France; Prof. P. Bouvry, Luxembourg; Prof. G. Brenner, Germany; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Dr X. Cai, Norway; Prof. A.H.C. Chan, UK; Dr H-M. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. B.N. Chetverushkin, Russia; Dr F. Cirak, UK; Dr B. Codenotti, Italy; Dr P.G. Coelho, Portugal; Prof. J.Y. Cognard, France; Dr T.N. Croft, UK; Prof. M. Damodaran, India; Prof. P.R.B. Devloo, Brazil; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Dr D. Emerson, UK; Dr J. Erhel, France; Dr D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr V. Galiano, Spain; Dr M. Ganzha, Poland; Prof. J.D. García, Spain; Prof. W. Gentzsch, Germany; Dr C. Gil Montoya, Spain; Prof. L. Giraud, France; Dr B. Glut, Poland; Dr J M Gonzalez Vida, Spain; Dr G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Prof. A.A. Groenwold, South Africa; Prof. O. Hassan, UK; Dr D. Henty, UK; Dr D. Horak, Czech Republic; Dr F. Hulsemann, France; Prof. I.R. Ionescu, France; Prof. B. Jeremic, USA; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Mr W.E. Johnston, USA; Dr A. Kaceniauskas, Lithuania; Prof. P. Kacsuk, Hungary; Prof. Hiroshi Kanayama, Japan; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. S.U. Khan, USA; Prof. C.-W. Kim, Korea; Dr W.J. Knottenbelt, UK; Dr L. Komzsik, USA; Prof. M. Krafczyk, Germany; Dr J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Dr O. Kurc, Turkey; Prof. P. Ladeveze, France; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Prof. F.C.M. Lau, Hong Kong; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Prof. S.H. Lo, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. J. Magiera, Poland; Prof. F. Magoules, France; Dr K.G. Margaritis, Greece; Prof. A.L. Marquez, Spain; Dr C. Mateos Diaz, Argentina; Prof. K. Matsuno, Japan; 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. 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. S. Peigin, Israel; Prof. J. Penades, Spain; Dr R. Putanowicz, Poland; Prof. A. Rama Mohan Rao, India; Prof. J.M. Reese, UK; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Prof. C. Rey, France; Prof. J.R. Roche, France; Prof. Dr S. Roller, Germany; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Prof. D. Roose, Belgium; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Sarkis, USA; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Prof. V.E. Sonzogni, Argentina; Prof. P. Spiteri, France; Dr D.C. Sternel, Germany; Dr S-I. Sugimoto, Japan; Dr G. Sutmann, Germany; Dr A. Suzuki, Czech Republic; Prof. D.B. Szyld, USA; Prof. J.C.F. Telles, Brazil; Prof. D. Tromeur-Dervout, France; Prof. B. Vinter, Denmark; Dr V. Vondrak, Czech Republic; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Dr L. Wang, USA; Prof. G Wellein, Germany; Dr T. Yamada, Japan; and Prof. C.T. Yang, China.

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 Palais des congrés et des expositions in Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.

All presentations, lunches and coffee breaks 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 Ajaccio. 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 French embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter France. 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 France, we understand that you may require a letter of invitation from a French organisation. Please contact the hotel were you have made your room bookings. They will be able to provide you with a French invitation letter.