CF 2021 : International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2021

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Submission Deadline Thursday 28 Jan 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates May 11, 2021 - May 13, 2021
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Conference Call for Papers


ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2021 (CF’21)

May 11th – 13th, 2021, Virtual Conference


Deadline: January 28th, 2021


The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will

take place on May 11th – 13th, 2021. Due to the current state of the

pandemic and the uncertainty of how it will evolve in the coming

months, Computer Frontiers 2021 will be held as a virtual conference

instead of a face-to-face event in the town of Catania, in Sicily

(Italy) as it was initially planned.

Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, interdisciplinary, collaborative

community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the

broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific

breakthroughs that support society.

CF’s broad scope is driven by recent technological advances in

wide-ranging fields impacting computing, such as novel computing

models and paradigms, advancements in hardware, network and

systems architecture, cloud computing, novel device physics and

materials, new application domains of artificial intelligence, big

data analytics, wearables and IoT. The boundaries between the

state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the

advancing frontiers of science, engineering, and information

technology – and are the CF community focus. CF provides a venue to

share, discuss, and advance broad, forward-thinking, early research

on the future of computing and welcomes work on a wide spectrum of

computer systems, from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to

supercomputers and datacenters.



Paper Submission deadline: January 28th, 2021

Notification: March 15th, 2021

Final Papers Due: April 5th, 2021

Conference Dates: May 11th – 13th, 2021



We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide

range of topics, including novel computational models and algorithms,

new application paradigms, computer architecture (from embedded to

HPC systems), computing hardware, memory technologies, networks,

storage solutions, compilers, and environments.

* Innovative Computing Approaches, Architectures, Accelerators,

Algorithms, and Models

– Approximate, analog, inexact, probabilistic computing

– Neuromorphic, biologically-inspired computing, and

hyperdimensional computing

– Dataflow architectures, near-data, and in-memory processing

* Quantum computing systems

– Quantum algorithms and applications for current and near-term

quantum devices

– Quantum Programming models, runtime, compilers and


– Quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation

– Architectures and design methodologies for scalable quantum

computing systems

– Benchmarks, methods, and performance metrics to evaluate quantum

computing systems

* Technological Scaling Limits and Beyond

– Limits: Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and

other novel materials, nanoscale design, dark silicon

– Extending past Moore’s law: 3D-stacking, heterogeneous

architectures and accelerators, chiplets, distributed and

federated computing and their challenges

* Efficient AI computing

– Deep learning co-processors including architectures, efficient

algorithms, chip design and hardware-software codesign,

frameworks and programming models

– Edge deep learning for IoT

– Distributed AI computing for cloud data servers

* Embedded, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems

– Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging

– Physical security, attack detection and prevention

– Reactive, real-time, scalable, reconfigurable, and self-aware


– Sensor networks, IoT, and architectural innovation for wearable


* Large-Scale System Design and Networking

– Large-scale homogeneous/heterogeneous architectures and


– System-balance and CPU-offloading

– Power- and energy-management for clouds, datacenters, and

exascale systems

– Big Data analytics and exascale data management

* System Software, Compiler Technologies, and Programming Languages

– Technologies that push the limits of operating systems,

virtualization, and container technologies

– Large scale frameworks for distributed computing and


– Resource and job management, scheduling and workflow systems for

managing large-scale heterogeneous systems

– Compiler technologies: hardware/software integrated solutions,

high-level synthesis

– Tools for analyzing and managing performance at large scale

– Novel programming approaches

* Fault Tolerance and Resilience

– Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems (e.g.,

infrastructure, airlines)

– Hardware and software approaches in adverse environments such as


* Security

– Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code

– Real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols

– Quantum and post-quantum cryptography

* Computers and Society

– Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics and AI environmental impact

– Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities,

emerging markets, and interdisciplinary applications

We strongly encourage submissions in emerging fields that may not fit

into traditional categories – if in doubt, please contact the PC

co-chairs by email: Carmen G. Almudever (C.GarciaAlmudever-1 (AT)

tudelft [DOT] nl ) and Georgios Goumas (goumas (AT) cslab [DOT] ece

[DOT] ntua [DOT] gr).





We encourage the submission of both full and short papers containing

high-quality research describing original and unpublished work.

Papers must be submitted through

Short papers may be position papers or may describe preliminary or

highly speculative work. Full papers are a maximum of eight (8)

(excluding references) and short papers are a maximum of four (4)

(including references) double-column pages in ACM conference format

( Authors may

buy up to two (2) extra pages for accepted full papers. Page limits

include figures, tables and appendices, but exclude references for

full papers. As the review process is double-blind, removal of all

identifying information from paper submissions is required (i.e., cite

own work in third person). Papers not conforming to the above

submission policies on formatting, page limits and the removal of

identifying information will be automatically rejected. Authors are

strongly advised to submit their papers with the final list of

authors, as changes may not be feasible at later stages.

No-show policy: Any accepted papers are expected to be presented at

the conference and at least one full registration is required from

a submission author for each accepted paper. A no-show of papers will

result in exclusion from the ACM digital library proceedings. If

circumstances arise such that authors are unable to present their

papers at the conference, they must contact the PC co-chairs.



Computing Frontiers 2021 Chairs

General Co-Chairs:

Maurizio Palesi, University of Catania, IT

Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Program Co-Chairs:

Carmen G. Almudever, Delft University of Technology, NL

Georgios I. Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, GR

EU Projects Co-Chairs:

Masoumeh (Azin) Ebrahimi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE

Poona Bahrebar, Ghent University, NL

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs:

Flavio Vella, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT

Carlo Sau, University of Cagliari, IT

Workshops Co-Chairs:

Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT

Sergi Abadal, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ES

Publications Co-Chairs:

Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE

Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

Finance Chair:

Siddhartha Jana, Intel

Virtual Platform Management Co-Chairs:

Davide Patti, University of Catania, IT

Salvatore Monteleone, Kore University of Enna, IT

Industry/Special Session Co-Chairs:

Catherine Graves, Hewlett Packard Laboratories

Eishi Arima, The University of Tokyo, JP

Industrial Sponsorship Co-Chairs:

Tony Givargis, University of California, Irvine

Kento Sato, RIKEN Center for Computational Science, JP

Publicity Co-Chairs:

James Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CN

Naseef Mansoor, Minnesota State University, US

Amit Kumar Singh, University of Essex, UK

Web Co-Chairs:

Simone Vuotto, University of Sassari, IT

Salvatore Monteleone, Kore University of Enna, IT

Computing Frontiers Steering Committee

Michela Becchi, North Carolina State University, US

John Feo, PNNL, US

Hubertus Franke, New York University / IBM Research, US

Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK

Sally A. McKee, Clemson University, US

Claudia Di Napoli, ICAR-CNR, IT

Gianluca Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari, IT

Kristian Rietveld, Leiden University, NL

Kento Sato, RIKEN R-CCS, JP

Martin Schulz, Technical University of Munich, DE

Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, DE

Antonino Tumeo, PNNL, US

Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, DE



For further information and updates, check the CF’21 website at

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