Call For Papers

EuroPVM/MPI 2006

13th European PVMMPI Users’ Group Meeting
Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, Ahrstrasse 45, D-53175 Bonn

Bonn, Germany, September 17-20, 2006

organized jointly by

C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) and MPI (Message Passing Interface) have evolved into the standard interfaces for high-performance parallel programming in the message-passing paradigm. EuroPVM/MPI is the most prominent meeting dedicated to the latest developments of PVM and MPI, their use, including support tools, and implementation, and to applications using these interfaces. The EuroPVM/MPI meeting naturally encourages discussions of new message-passing and other parallel and distributed programming paradigms beyond MPI and PVM.

The 13th European PVM/MPI Users’ Group Meeting will be a forum for users and developers of PVM, MPI, and other message-passing programming environments. Through presentation of contributed papers, vendor presentations, poster presentations and invited talks, they will have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences to contribute to the improvement and furthering of message-passing and related parallel programming paradigms.

Topics of interest for the meeting include, but are not limited to:

  • PVM and MPI implementation issues and improvements
  • Extensions to PVM and MPI
  • PVM and MPI for high-performance computing, clusters and grid environments
  • New message-passing and hybrid parallel programming paradigms
  • Formal methods for reasoning about message-passing programs
  • Interaction between message-passing software and hardware
  • Performance evaluation of PVM and MPI applications
  • Tools and environments for PVM and MPI
  • Algorithms using the message-passing paradigm
  • Applications in science and engineering based on message-passing

This year special emphasis will be put on new message-passing paradigms and programming models, addressing perceived or demonstrated shortcomings of either PVM or MPI, enabling a better fit with new hardware and interconnect technologies, or higher-productivity programming. As in the preceeding years, the special session ParSim will focus on numerical simulation for parallel engineering environments.

EuroPVM/MPI 2006 also introduces two new session types which are Outstanding Papers and Late and Breaking Results for up-to-date information which can be submitted after the deadline for full papers.


Contributors are invited to submit a full paper as PDF (or Postscript) document not exceeding 8 pages in English (2 pages for poster abstracts and Late and Breaking Results). The title page should contain a 100-word abstract and five specific keywords. The paper needs to be formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines. The usage of LATEX for preparation of the contribution as well as the submission in camera ready format is strongly recommended. Style files can be found at the URL above. New work that is not yet mature for a full paper, short observations, and similar brief announcements are invited for the poster session. Contributions to the poster session should be submitted in the form of a two page abstract. All these contributions will be fully peer reviewed by the program committee.

Submissions to the special session ‘Current Trends in Numerical Simulation for Parallel Engineering Environments’ (ParSim 2006) are handled and reviewed by the respecitve session chairs. For more information please refer to the ParSim website.

Additionally, submission of two page abstracts for the special session Late and Breaking Results is possible up to three weeks before the event. These submissions will be reviewed by the General and Program Chairs only. The chosen contributions will not appear in the proceedings, but will be published on the web site.

All accepted submissions are expected to be presented at the conference by one of the authors, which requires registration for the conference.


Registration and Submission opens March 1st, 2006
Submission of full papers and poster abstracts May 8th, 2006 (extended)
Notification of authors June 6th, 2006
Camera ready papers July 3rd, 2006
Early registration deadline August 18th, 2006
Submission of Late and Breaking Results September 1st, 2006
Tutorials September 17th, 2006
Conference September 18th – 20th, 2006


The conference proceedings consisting of abstracts of invited talks, full papers, and two page abstracts for the posters will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

In addition, selected papers of the conference, including those from the ‘Outstanding Papers’ session, will be considered for publication in a special issue of ‘Parallel Computing’ in an extended format.


Full listing of the programm committee.


Description of the venue, directions and regional information.