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Applied parallel computing. State of the art in scientific computing: 8th International Workshop, PARA 2006; Umeå, Sweden, June 2006, Revised Selected Papers
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N).
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N).
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby.
2007 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Eighth International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing (PARA 2006) was held in Umeå, Sweden, June 18–21, 2006. The workshop was organized by the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) and the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University. The general theme for PARA 2006 was “State of the Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing.” Topics covered at PARA 2006 included basic algorithms and software for scientific, parallel and grid computing, tools and environments for developing high-performance computing applications, as well as a broad spectrum of applications from science and engineering. The workshop included 7 plenary keynote presentations, 15 invited minisymposia organized in 30 sessions, and 16 sessions of contributed talks. The minisymposia and the contributed talks were held in five to six parallel sessions. The main workshop program was preceded by two half-day tutorials. In total, 205 presentations were held at PARA 2006, by speakers representing 28 countries. Extended abstracts for all presentations were made available at the PARA 2006 Web site ( The reviewing process was performed in two stages for evaluation of originality, appropriateness, and significance. In the first stage, extended abstracts were reviewed for selection of contributions to be presented at the workshop. In the second stage the full papers submitted after the workshop were reviewed. In total, 120 papers were selected for publication in this peer-reviewed post-conference proceedings. A number of people contributed in different regards to the organization and the accomplishment of PARA 2006. First of all the Local Organization Committee did a greatly appreciated and enthusiastic job. We also acknowledge the following people for the assistance and support during the workshop days: Yvonne Löwstedt and Anne-Lie Persson; Niklas Edmundsson, Roger Oscarsson, and Mattias Wadenstein. A special thanks goes to the PARA 2006 secretary, Lena Hellman, to Anders Backman and Björn Torkelsson for designing and managing the PARA 2006Web site including the electronic paper submission system, powered by Commence, and to Mats Nylén and Mikael Rännar for their professional assistance in compiling and editing the PARA 2006 program, the booklet of extended abstracts, and the final proceedings. PARA 2006 would not have been possible without the personal involvement of all these fine people. We also greatly acknowledge all minisymposia organizers, the review coordinators and all the referees for their evaluations in the second review stage, which included several rounds and resulted in these professionally peer-reviewed post-workshop proceedings. Finally, we would also like to thank the sponsoring institutions for their generous financial support. VI Preface Since 1996 the international PARA conferences have become biennial and are organized by one of the Nordic countries. The three first workshops including PARA 1996 and the last PARA 2004 were held in Lyngby, Denmark. The other three, besides this one, were held in Umeå, Sweden (PARA 1998), in Bergen, Norway (PARA 2000), and in Espoo, Finland (PARA 2002). The PARA 2008 workshop will take place in Trondheim, Norway, May 13–16, 2008.

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Heidelberg/Berlin: Springer, 2007. , 1192 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online) ; 4699
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9629DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75755-9ISBN: 978-3-540-75754-2OAI: diva2:149300
Available from: 2008-05-04 Created: 2008-05-04 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved

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