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ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2019

The next ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers will be held April 30 - May 2 in Sardinia, Italy. Computing Frontiers is an eclectic, collaborative community of researchers who investigate emerging technologies in the broad field of computing: our common goal is to drive the scientific breakthroughs that transform society. Technology is experiencing revolutions in memory devices and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and energy efficiency, and systems portability/wearability, to name but a few areas. New application domains that affect everyday life are emerging, especially in the era of highly interconnected and collaborative cyber-physical systems. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the frontiers that mark the advances of science, engineering, and information technology.

Early research that envisions future technologies provides the bases that allow novel materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertises and backgrounds enables revolutionary scientific breakthroughs that lead to innovative solutions over a wide spectrum of computer systems, from embedded and hand-held/wearable devices to supercomputers and data centers.

Topics of Interest
We seek original research contributions at the frontiers of a wide range of topics, including novel computing paradigms, computational models, algorithms, application paradigms, development environments, compilers, operating environments, computer architectures (from embedded to HPC systems), hardware substrates, memory technologies, and storage solutions.

Innovative Approaches, Algorithms, and Models of Computing, Including but Not Limited to

  • Approximate and inexact computing, probabilistic computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Biological computing models, including brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience, and biologically-inspired architectures
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • Dataflow approaches

Approaches to Overcoming Technological Limitations

  • Limits on technology scaling and Moore's Law
  • Defect- and variability-tolerant designs
  • New materials such as graphene
  • Nanoscale design, optoelectronics, and dark silicon
  • New memory designs such as 3D stacked technology
  • Challenges for many-core designs and accelerators
  • Dealing with manufacturing variability
  • Computing on mobile devices

Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Design space exploration and modeling and development frameworks
  • Ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging
  • Reactive and real-time systems, reconfigurable and self-aware systems
  • Sensor networks, internet of things, and architectural innovation for wearable computing

New Approaches for Big Data Analytics and Machine and Deep Learning

  • High performance data analytics
  • Data search and representation
  • Novel architecture and system designs

Large-Scale System Design

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking
  • Power- and energy-management for clouds, data centers, and exascale systems

Fault Tolerance and Resilience

  • Solutions for ultra-large and safety-critical systems
  • Hardware and software approaches to cope with adverse environments such as space

Compiler Technologies

  • Advanced/novel analyses
  • Hardware/software integrated solutions
  • High-level synthesis

Programming Languages, Models, and Runtimes

  • Development environments and tools
  • New programming approaches for next generation systems and applications
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Task-based approaches
  • Graphical and high-level programming
  • Performance analysis, debugging, correctness tools

System Software

  • Advances in operating systems, virtualization, and container technologies
  • New approaches for resource and job management, and scheduling
  • Workflow systems


  • Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code
  • Real-time implementations of security algorithms and protocols
  • Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
  • Advanced persistent threats, cyber and physical attacks, and countermeasures

Computers and Society, Interdisciplinary Applications

  • Education, health, cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, and emerging markets
  • Applications bridging multiple disciplines in interesting ways
Event Details
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy