Call For Papers

Special Session on

Design and Performance Evaluation of Group Communication in
Parallel and Distributed Systems

in The 2003 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and
Telecommunication Systems ( SPECTS' 2003 )

July 20 - 24, 2003
Wyndham Hotel, Montreal, Canada


The provision of efficient group communication operations, e.g. broadcast, multicast and barrier synchronisation,  is critical to ensuring good system performance as they are often performed at several system levels ranging from the communication network, operating system, to the application. The purpose of this special session is report novel ideas and latest research results relevant to the design and performance issues of group communication in parallel and distributed systems. Papers surveying the state-of-the-art are also very welcome. The topics considered in this special session include, but are not limited to:


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the special session. The length of the papers should not exceed 25  double-spaced pages including figures and references on 8.5 by 11 inch paper using at least 11 point  font. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format (or postscript) by sending it as an e-mail attachment to or All papers will be peer reviewed according to the procedures established by the conference. Review comments will be provided to the authors.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS). The proceedings will be available at the conference site.

Extended version of accepted papers in SPECTS 2003 will be considered for possible publication in scholarly journals.

Submission Deadline:     January  31, 2003 (Extended to 28th February 2003)
Author Notification:        April 22, 2003
Final Manuscript Due:    May 22, 2003

A. Al-Dubai and  M. Ould-Khaoua
Department of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8RZ

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