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CF 2018 : International Conference on Computing Frontiers
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Ischia, Italy
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The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will be held May 8 - 10 in Ischia, Italy. Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, collaborative community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific breakthroughs that transform society. Technology is experiencing revolutions in memory devices and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and energy efficiency, systems portability/wearability, to name but a few areas. New application domains that affect everyday life are emerging, especially in the era of highly interconnected and collaborative cyber-physical systems. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the frontiers that mark the advances of science, engineering, and information technology.

Early research that envisions future technologies provides the bases that allow novel materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertises and backgrounds enables revolutionary scientific breakthroughs that lead to innovative solutions over a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and data centers.

Topics of Interest

We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide range of topics, including novel computing paradigms, computational models, algorithms, application paradigms, development environments, compilers, operating environments, computer architecture, hardware substrates, memory technologies, and smarter life applications:

    Algorithms and Models of Computing — Approximate and inexact computing, quantum computing, and probabilistic computing
    Biological Computing Models — Brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience, and biologically-inspired architectures
    Limits on Technology Scaling and Moore's Law — Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel materials, nanoscale design, optoelectronics, and dark silicon
    Uses of Technology Scaling — 3D stacked technology, challenges of many-core designs, accelerators, PCM's, novel memory architectures, dealing with manufacturing variability, and mobile devices
    Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems — Design space exploration, modeling and development frameworks for interconnected systems and CPS and CPSoS, ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging, reactive and real-time systems, reconfigurable and self-aware systems, robotics, sensor networks and internet of things, and architectural innovation for wearable computing
    Big Data Analytics — High performance data analytics, data search and representation, architecture, and system design
    Machine and Deep Learning — innovative algorithms, innovative architectures, and neuromorphic approaches
    Large-Scale System Design — Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking technologies and protocols, power- and energy-management for cloud and grid systems, data centers, and exa-scale computing
    Fault tolerance and resilience — solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems, and hardware and software approaches to cope with adverse environments such as space
    Compiler Technologies — Advanced/novel analyses, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain-specific languages, and high-level synthesis
    Security — Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code; real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols; quantum and post-quantum cryptography; advanced persistent threats, cyber and physical attacks, and countermeasures
    Computers and Society — Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, and emerging markets
    Interdisciplinary Applications — Applications bridging multiple disciplines in interesting ways

We also strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit into traditional categories — if in doubt, please contact the PC co-chairs by email.


Authors are invited to submit full or short papers to the main conference. Papers must be submitted through the conference submission website. Authors must declare in advance to which category they are submitting.

Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) double-column pages in ACM conference format with an option for authors to buy up to 2 extra pages after acceptance. Short paper submissions should be at least two (2) pages and not more than four (4) pages in the same format. These limits include figures, tables, and references. Our review process is double-blind: please remove all identifying information from the paper submission (and cite your own work in the third person). Short papers may cover on-going research that is seeking for early feedback and will be presented at the conference as oral presentation in a dedicated slot and in a poster session.

Both full and short papers will be published in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of selected best papers will be invited to contribute with an extension of their work in a Special Issue of JSPS.

In addition to the best paper award from current submissions, dedicated to Stamatis Vassiliadis, CF18 will introduce an award for the most influential work from past Computing Frontiers conferences, dedicated to the memory of Utpal Banerjee. 
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-10-08
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