Call for papers at the ICPP 2021 Conference

Please find the CFP in PDF format Here

ICPP, the International Conference on Parallel Processing, provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel and distributed computing. ICPP is one of the oldest computer science conferences and ICPP 2021 will be the 50th year of ICPP. ICPP2021 will be held at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, IL, USA and special events will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary at the conference. ICPP is a premier venue for presenting the latest research on all aspects of parallel processing. Topics of interest in ICPP 2021 papers include, but not limited to:

  1. Algorithms: Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Parallel and Distributed Combinatorial & Numerical Methods, Scheduling Algorithms for Parallel and Distributed Applications and Platforms, Algorithmic Innovations for Parallel and Distributed Machine Learning
  2. Applications: Parallel and Distributed Applications, Scalable Data Analytics & Applied Machine Learning, Computational and Data-driven Science & Engineering (e.g., astrophysics, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, climate science, finance, geology)
  3. Architecture: Micro-Architecture for Parallel Computing, Parallel Computer Architecture and Accelerators Designs, Datacenter/Warehouse Computing Architecture, Machine- Learning Architectures, Architectural Support for Networking, New Memory Technologies, Near-Memory Computing, Parallel I/O, Architectures for Edge Computing, Architectural Support for Reliability and Security
  4. Performance: Performance Modeling of Parallel or Distributed Computing, Performance Evaluation of Parallel or Distributed Systems; Scalability; Simulation Models; Analytical Models; Measurement-based Evaluation
  5. Software: Systems Software, Middleware, Runtime Systems, Parallel and Distributed Programming Languages & Models, Programming Systems, Compilers, Libraries, Programming Infrastructures and Tools, Operating and Real-Time Systems

Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions should not exceed 10 pages (including references) and all submissions must be made electronically through the conference web site in PDF format printable on US letter size (8.5" x 11") paper. Please use the ACM format located at: Changes to the template (e.g., margin, font size) could lead to automatic rejection. Up to two additional pages may be purchased for the camera-ready version, if needed. Submissions should represent original research results and should not already be under review or accepted for publication in another venue.

The review process is double-blind, so submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors. Authors should leave out author names, affiliations and acknowledgement from the body of their submission. They should also ensure that any references to authors’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). The purpose of this process is to help the Program Committee and external reviewers come to a judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Authors with further questions about double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the Program Chairs by email.

All accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Accepted papers will also need to follow the conference registration policy to be included in the conference proceedings. We will offer rejected papers an opportunity to be forwarded to workshop organizers to be considered in one of the workshops, if the authors choose to do so.

Journal Special Issue for ICPP 2021

We will invite selected high-quality papers from the ICPP 2021 conference program for publication (subject to the customary rule requiring at least 30% new material) in a journal special issue with Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) dedicated for the 50th year of ICPP.

Important Deadlines

Submission Link

Please visit this Linklings submission site to make paper submissions.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ICPP 2021 Program Committee Co-Chairs: Laxmikant (Sanjay) Kale ( and Yong Chen (