Special Issue Information Special Issue Call for Paper Other Special Issues on this journal Closed Special Issues
Keeping up with Technology: Teaching Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing

Keeping up with Technology: Teaching Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing

Journal
Impact Score 6.6

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Special Issue Information

Submission Deadline: 15-01-2021
Journal Impact Score: 6.6
Journal Name: Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Publisher: Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Special Issue Call for Papers


GUEST EDITORS



Sushil Prasad, University of Texas, San Antonio



Sheikh Ghafoor, Tennessee Tech University



Erik Saul, University of North Carolina, Charlotte



Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratory



Martina Barnas, Indiana University



Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester



Noemi Rodriguez, PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)



Felix Wolf, Technical University of Darmstadt



SCOPE



This special issue is devoted to progress in one of the most important challenges facing education pertinent to computing technologies. The work published here is of relevance to those who teach computing at all levels, with greatest implications for undergraduate education.



High Performance Computing (HPC) and, in general, Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) has become pervasive, from supercomputers and server farms containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, to individual PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. Even casual users of computers now depend on parallel processing. Therefore, it is important for every computing professional (and especially every programmer) to understand how parallelism and distributed computing affect problem-solving. It is essential for educators to impart a range of PDC and HPC knowledge and skills at multiple levels within the educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), and related computational curricula including data science. Industry, research laboratories, and government agencies need people with these skills, and, as a result, they are finding that they must now engage in extensive on-the-job training. Nevertheless, rapid changes in hardware platforms, languages, and programming environments increasingly challenge educators to decide what to teach and how to teach it, in order to prepare students for careers that are increasingly likely to involve PDC and HPC



In recognition of the importance of the issue coupled with its challenges, in 2012 the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) released its Curriculum on Parallel and Distributed Computing for undergraduates following a preliminary version in 2010. The curriculum includes a list of core topics on parallelism for undergraduate studies. In 2011, to facilitate sharing of findings and experiences and fostering the community, the EduPar workshop series was established at TCPP’s flagship IPDPS conference. Inaugurated in 2013, the EduHPC workshop series at SC conference, with greater emphasis on HPC, followed the success of EduPar. Reflecting the truly global nature of the community, in 2015 the workshops were expanded with the first Euro-EduPar, with an European orientation, at the EuroPar conference. In 2018 the Edu* series of workshops were further extended to Asia with EduHiPC in conjunction with HiPC conference. In summary, there are now four workshops per year devoted to PDC and HPC Education. These workshops are very successful, which indicates community’s interest in Parallel and Distributed Computing, in accordance with the necessity of initiating today's students to a technology they will work with in their professional life.



This special issue seeks high quality contributions in the fields of PDC and HPC education. Submissions should be on the topics of Euro-EduPar 2017, EduHPC 2017, EduPar 2018, Euro-EduPar 2018, Euro-EduPar 2019, EduHPC 2018, EduHiPC 2018, EduPar 2019 workshops, but the submission is open to all. Submissions extending the regular and keynote presentations in these three workshops are particularly encouraged, with the expectation of at least 30% new material beyond
the content presented at the workshops. This is an opportunity for these authors, whose contributions were already found valuable to the advancement of computing education, to provide an update on their ongoing work and bring their contributions to the much broader audience of a prestigious archival journal. Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee members of the aforementioned workshops and other experts.



TOPICS:



The topics are compilations of topics from EduPar, Euro-EduPar, EduHPC and EduHiPC:




  • Curriculum design and models for incorporating PDC and HPC topics in core CS/CE curriculum


  • Experience with incorporating PDC and HPC topics into core CS/CE courses


  • Experience with incorporating PDC and HPC topics in the context of other applications learning


  • Pedagogical issues in incorporating PDC and HPC in undergraduate and graduate education, especially in core courses


  • Novel ways of teaching PDC and HPC topics, including informal learning environments Pedagogical tools, programming environments, infrastructures, languages and projects for PDC and HPC


  • Education resources based on higher level programming languages such as PGAS, X10, Chapel, Haskell, Python and Cilk, and emerging environments such as CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC, and Hadoop


  • Parallel and distributed models of programming/computation suitable for teaching, learning and workforce development


  • e-Learning, e-Laboratory, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Small Private Online Courses (SPOC)


  • PDC and HPC experiences at non-university levels; secondary school, postgraduate, industry, diffusion of PDC and HPC


  • 'Employers’ experiences with and expectation of the level of PDC and HPC proficiency among new graduates


  • Parallel and distributed models of programming/computation suitable for teaching, learning and workforce development



IMPORTANT DATES



Letter of intent (title and author list due to Guest Editors): August 15, 2020 (optional)



Submission of papers to the journal due: September 15, 2020



First round review results: December 8, 2020



Revised papers due for submission: January 15, 2021



Second round review results: February 15, 2021



Final version of accepted papers: March 21, 2021



Publication: Summer 2021



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES



All manuscripts submission and review will be handled by Elsevier Editorial System http://ees.elsevier.com/jpdc. All papers should be prepared according to JPDC Guide for Authors. Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 double-spaced pages, not including the title page, abstract, or references. It is important that authors select SI: Edu***19 when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.



For further questions or inquiries, please contact the Guest Editors.




Closed Special Issues

Publisher
Journal Details
Closing date
G2R Score
Artificial Intelligence-based Cyber Defence Microservices for Protecting Distributed Systems

Artificial Intelligence-based Cyber Defence Microservices for Protecting Distributed Systems

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 31-03-2022 G2R Score: 6.6
Edge / Cloud Computing Meets Artificial Intelligence

Edge / Cloud Computing Meets Artificial Intelligence

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 01-09-2021 G2R Score: 6.6
Distributed Intelligence at the Edge for the Future Internet of Things

Distributed Intelligence at the Edge for the Future Internet of Things

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 31-05-2021 G2R Score: 6.6
Keeping up with Technology: Teaching Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing

Keeping up with Technology: Teaching Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 15-01-2021 G2R Score: 6.6
Connected Vehicles meet Big Data technologies: Recent Advances and Future Trends

Connected Vehicles meet Big Data technologies: Recent Advances and Future Trends

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 15-12-2020 G2R Score: 6.6
Smart Mobility Management and 5G/Beyond 5G (B5G) Wireless Access

Smart Mobility Management and 5G/Beyond 5G (B5G) Wireless Access

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 10-11-2020 G2R Score: 6.6
Blockchain for Industrial Data security

Blockchain for Industrial Data security

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 01-08-2020 G2R Score: 6.6
Blockchain-enabled Secure Communications in Smart Cities

Blockchain-enabled Secure Communications in Smart Cities

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 28-02-2020 G2R Score: 6.6
Exascale Applications and Software 2018

Exascale Applications and Software 2018

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 31-07-2018 G2R Score: 6.6
Transmissible Cyber Threats in Distributed Systems

Transmissible Cyber Threats in Distributed Systems

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 31-01-2018 G2R Score: 6.6
Cloud-of-Things and Edge Computing: Recent Advances and Future Trends

Cloud-of-Things and Edge Computing: Recent Advances and Future Trends

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 30-01-2018 G2R Score: 6.6
High-Performance Computing in Edge Computing Networks

High-Performance Computing in Edge Computing Networks

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 01-10-2017 G2R Score: 6.6
Parallel/Distributed Computing and Optimization

Parallel/Distributed Computing and Optimization

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 15-09-2017 G2R Score: 6.6
Parallel Computing in Modelling and Simulation

Parallel Computing in Modelling and Simulation

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 15-09-2017 G2R Score: 6.6
Network-Aware Data Management

Network-Aware Data Management

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 15-10-2015 G2R Score: 6.6
Energy Efficient Multi-Core and Many-Core Systems (E2MC2)

Energy Efficient Multi-Core and Many-Core Systems (E2MC2)

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Closing date: 22-09-2015 G2R Score: 6.6