IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS)
2-4 December 2020, Hong Kong

Call for Papers

ICPADS 2020 provides an international forum for scientists, engineers and users to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and latest research results on all aspects of parallel and distributed systems. Contributions are solicited in all areas of parallel and distributed systems research and applications.

Tracks and Topics

Algorithm Track

  • Algorithms for resource allocation
  • Algorithms for network optimization
  • Algorithms for parallel and distributed computing systems
  • Algorithms for distributed control systems
  • Algorithms for information security and privacy
  • Algorithms for artificial intelligence
  • Algorithms for energy efficient computing and communications
  • Algorithms for big data
  • Algorithms for cloud computing
  • Algorithms for databases and information retrieval
  • Algorithms for quantum computing
  • Algorithm analysis
  • Experimental algorithmics
  • Distributed/parallel algorithms and applicatio
  • High-performance Computing

Application Track

  • Edge Intelligence Applications
  • Big Data Applications
  • Smart City Applications
  • High Performance Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Collective intelligence emerged from distributed systems
  • Internet of Things Applications
  • Distributed human-cyber-physical applications
  • Distributed and Federated Machine Learning
  • Blockchain applications
  • Data Analytics
  • Large-scale complex software systems
  • Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Multi-agent learning algorithms and applications

Architecture Track

  • Multi-core and Massively Parallel Computing Architectures
  • Data Intensive Computing Architectures
  • IoT, Mobile and Embedded Architectures
  • Accelerator-based and Application-specific Architectures
  • Architecture Support for Dependability, Reliability and Security

Performance Track

  • Performance Modeling and analysis of Parallel or Distributed Computing
  • Design and experimental evaluation of Parallel or Distributed Systems
  • Simulation Models
  • Analytical Models
  • Measurement based Evaluation
  • Experimental Study of Large-scale Infrastructure
  • Innovations made in support of Performance Modeling and Evaluation

Security Track

  • Access control
  • Accounting and audit
  • Applied cryptography
  • Authentication
  • Big data security and privacy
  • Biometrics security
  • Blockchain security and privacy
  • Cloud computing security
  • Computer forensics
  • Cyber-physical system security
  • Data and application security
  • Embedded systems security
  • Formal methods for security
  • Hardware-based security and applications
  • IoT security and privacy
  • Key management
  • Malware and botnets
  • Mobile computing security
  • Network security
  • Operating system security
  • Practical post-quantum security
  • Privacy-enhancing technology
  • Runtime attacks and defenses
  • Secure computation
  • Security architectures
  • Security of critical infrastructures
  • Security metrics
  • Software security
  • Threat modeling
  • Trusted computing
  • Usable security and privacy
  • Web security
  • Wireless security and privacy

System Track

  • Distributed operating systems and middleware
  • Distributed fault tolerance and dependability
  • Cloud computing systems and data centers
  • Edge computing systems
  • Distributed big data systems and analytics
  • Parallel and distributed file and storage systems
  • Algorithms and theory for parallel and distributed systems
  • Formal verification of distributed systems
  • Blockchain systems
  • Distributed and federated machine learning systems

Important Dates

  • Jul 15, 2020

    Jul 31, 2020

    Deadline for full paper submissions

  • Sep 22, 2020

    Notification of paper acceptance

  • Oct 23, 2020

    Deadline for camera-ready papers

Paper Submission and Publication

Details of paper submission and publication can be found here.

Organization Committee

Details of organization committee can be found here.


Papers accepted for ICPADS 2020 conference and workshops will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. All accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and EI. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be invited for submission to a special issue of selected journals.

  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Network
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society


  • May 10, 2020

    Web site is up

  • May 10, 2020

    Call for Papers published

  • Jul 15, 2020

    Jul 31, 2020

    Paper submission due

  • Sep 22, 2020

    Acceptance notification

  • Oct 23, 2020

    Camera ready due

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