Scalable Parallel Libraries Conference III (SPLC96)
October 24-25, 1996

Final Program


National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center
for Computational Field Simulation,
Mississippi State, Mississippi


October 23, 1996
Pre-Conference Tutorial: (MPI: The Message Passing Interface)

A practical prerequisite for building scalable libraries is an understanding of the MPI system. This advanced tutorial covers MPI uses for building parallel software assuming basic MPI knowledge.


The Scalable Libraries Conference series is designed to:


Previous Conference Proceedings Available:
The Proceedings of the 1993 and 1994 conferences are available from MSU, for a cost of $50 each, in limited quantities. Please inquire.
Papers:
A proposal to present a paper should consist of a title plus a seven-hundred-fifty word abstract of the work. It is expected that papers be controversial, up-to-the-minute, and cutting-edge.

Include the name(s), complete address(es), phone number(s), e-mail(s), of the author(s).

Deadline:                    August 15, 1996
Notification of acceptance:  September 1, 1996
Final papers to publisher:   November 15, 1996

It is STRONGLY preferred that proposals to present be sent by e-mail to

splc96-conf@erc.msstate.edu.

Hardcopy proposals can be sent to the address cited below under poster submissions.

Posters:
A proposal to present a poster should consist of a title plus a three-hundred word abstract of the work. It is expected that work-in-progress and completed work will be proposed for posters, so that up-to-date material will appear in the posters.

Include the name(s), complete address(es), phone number(s), e-mail(s), of the author(s).

Deadline:                    September 15, 1996
Notification of acceptance:  October 1, 1996

It is STRONGLY preferred that proposal to present be sent by e-mail to

splc96-conf@erc.msstate.edu.

Hardcopy proposals can be sent to:

    Anthony Skjellum
    NSF Engineering Research Center
    Attn: SPLC96 Conference
    Box 9627
    Mississippi State, MS 39762

Conference fee:
$225 for all attendees. Attendance will be limited due to space requirements (approximately 100). Fee includes cost of proceedings (to be distributed after the conference), and some meals.

Make fees payable by check to Mississippi State University, drawn on a U.S. bank only, and remit to the address above. Payments with credit cards are NOT acceptable. The tutorial, centering on MPI, will be held on October 23. It costs an additional $100 to conference attendees, and $150 to non-attendees. A copy of the book Using MPI by Gropp, Lusk, and Skjellum, will be distributed to all paid attendees of the tutorial, in addition to informal hand outs.

REGISTRANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE TWO-DAY CONFERENCE, TO IMPROVE THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION.

For further information, contact:

    Anthony Skjellum,
    tony@erc.msstate.edu
    phone: 601-325-8435
    fax:   601-325-8997


Organizing Committee:

    Anthony Skjellum, Mississippi State University,
    NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational
    Field Simulation + Computer Science Department,

    Donna S. Reese, Mississippi State University,
    NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational
    Field Simulation + Computer Science Department,

    Andrew Lumsdaine, University of Notre Dame,
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
    Laboratory for Scientific Computing


Hotel Accomodations:
Hotel accomodations are available at several hotels close to the NSF Engineering Research Center.

The following are reasonable choices:


Airport:
Starkville is served by the nearby Columbus, Mississippi Airport, (GTR), which provides connections through three major cities:

GTR is approximately a 20-minute drive from Starkville, and several rental agencies are on-site.

Correct directions will be provided to registered attendees. No hotel/airport shuttle service will be provided, you should arrange for car rental in advance.