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Web site for PACT'2004 (Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques) to be held in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, September 29 - October 3, 2004.

Welcome to Antibes Juan-les-pins located on the French riviera.



PACT is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from the hardware and software areas to present ground-breaking research related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and distributed systems.

PACT features cutting-edge research in architecture, compilers, languages and applications across a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Parallel architectures and computational models

  • Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems

  • Superscalar, VLIW and multithreaded architectures

  • Compiler/hardware support for hiding memory latencies

  • Hardware and software support for energy/heat-aware computing

  • Hardware and software for network processing

  • Reconfigurable computing

  • Dynamic translation and optimization

  • I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications

  • Parallel programming languages, algorithms and applications

  • Run time system support for parallel systems

  • Mobile/wireless computing for parallel applications

  • Application specific systems

  • Applications and experimental systems studies

  • Parallel processing in the context of Java

  • Non-traditional computing systems topics


Call for papers

New: change in the submission deadline. Full paper deadline, now 31st of March. No need to submit abstract before. Please, follow the electronic procedure for submitting and click on the web site.

The author rebuttal window is 10-14th of June and the notification of acceptance is 30th of June.

Download a PDF version or view it as an HTML page.

Click here to preview the list and to find the right person.

A- Worshop on MEmory performance, DEaling with Applications, Systems and Architectures (MEDEA)

Organizers: Sandro Barolini (University of Siena, Italy), Pierfrancesco Foglia (Univeristy of Pisa, Italy), Antonio Prete (University of Pisa, Italy)

Duration: 0.5 day

Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8-12AM

NEW: Sept 11, This workshop has been cancelled: B- The 3rd Workshop on Hardware/Software Support for High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing (SHPSEC-04)

Organizers: Barbara Chapman (University of Houston), Ramon Doallo Biempica (University of A Coruna, Spain), Prof. Minyi Guo, (University of Aizu, Japan), Prof. Juan Tourio (University of A Coruna, Spain), Prof. Laurence Tianruo Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

Duration: 2 days

Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday, September 29 and 30.

C- Workshop on Adaptive Grid Middleware (AgridM)

Organizer: Wilson Rivera (University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez) and Thilo Kielmann (Vrije University, The Netherlands)

Duration: .5 day

Schedule: Tuesday September 30, 8 – 12 AM

D- International Workshop on Storage Network Architectures and Parallel IO (SNAPI)

Organizers: Hong Jian (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Qing Yang (University of Rhode Island)

Duration: 1 day

Schedule: Thursday, September 30.

Speakers list and summarizes are now available (june 23, 2004): PROGRAM.

Specific information will be posted later on.

(last update: Sept 17, 2004) check the PROGRAM (workshops, tutorials, keynotes and sessions). See also our small volume in PDF format.


For all problem concerning registration, please contact Christophe Cérin. For all problems concerning local arrangement (transportation, accomodation...), please contact Marie-Hélène Zeitoun

NEW (9/1/2004) : early registration deadline is now Sept 10th (23:59 GMT).
Methodology: if you plan to pay with a Visa or Mastercard, use this link. If you plan to register according to a bank transfer, please use this link.

PACT location is Hôtel Ambassadeur. We offer special rates: please fill this exel form and follow the instructions.


For flight information, refer to the web site of Nice Airport which is the main international airport closed (13km) to the conference location.

If you want to prepare your stay and to enjoy the french riviera, visit the web site of the department of tourism of Antibes Juan-les-Pins.

Located between Nice and Cannes, 13 kilometers away from the Nice Côte d'Azur international airport, Antibes Juan-les-Pins ranks as the second largest town in the Côte d'Azur region (after Nice and just ahead of Cannes). The town has one of the prettiest coastal landscapes in France, which spreads on about 25 kilometers. The Sophia-Antipolis technological park is located at the North East of the city.

The history of the city is best chronicled by events over the past centuries in France and in Europe, which have affected the evolution of this city. The settlement, first named Antipolis, was an essential commercial port for ancient Greek vessels. Under Roman invasion, the city became known as Antiboul, and developed into an important commercial center and harbor for ships in the Mediterranean basin.

The Picasso museum was founded on the ancient acropolis of the Greek town Antipolis, a Roman castrum, residence of the bishops in the Middle Ages and inhabited until 1608 by the Grimaldi family who have gave their name to the chateau . In 1928, the chateau was bought by the town of Antibes Juan-les-Pins and transformed into a Museum of Art, History and Archeology.

(New: Sept 1st). We are pleased to announce some support for grants. Please, refer to this page. Deadline: Sept 18, 2004. Thanks to MicroSoft, IFIP and IBM.

Industrial Sponsors:

(Watson Research Center)



SUN france

IBM france

Institutional Sponsors:

IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society

Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture

WG 10.3