February 16-18, 1998
Phoenix/Tempe, Arizona, USA

The 1998 IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society.  This international conference provides a forum for the presentation and exchange of original work in the synergistic areas of computing and communications.  Particular Emphasis will be placed on issues relating to Performance in both the Computing and Communications areas. In addition to participation by the academic community, we particularly wish to encourage the involvement of practitioners in industrial, business, and government settings. 
General Co-Chair  
Mohammed S. Obaidat  
Monouth University, NJ, USA  
Fax: (908)263-5202,  

General Co-Chair  
Roy Jenevein  
Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA  
Fax: (512)471-9722,  

Vice Chair  
Nadeem Malik  
IBM Corp., USA,  

Program Chair  
Eric Johnson  
New Mexico State Univ.  
Thomas & Brown Hall, Rm 106  
Las Cruces, NM 88003  
Tel: (505)646-4739, Fax: (505)646-1435  

Associate Program Chair  
Nasr Ullah  
Motoroloa, Inc.,  

Tutorial Chair  
Jagan Agrawal  
Dept. of Telecommunication 
Univ. of Missouri  
5100 Rockhill Road  
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499, USA  
Fax: (816)235-5159,  

Advisory Committee  
J. D. Carothers, Univ. of AZ.  
D. Ferrari, UC-Berkeley  
M.T. Liu, Ohio State Univ.  
Y. Patt, Univ. of Michigan  
D. Schilling, SCS and CUNY  

International Liaisons  
N. Boudriga, Tunisia  
H. Clausen, Austria  
F. Davoli, Italy  
T. Spracklin, U.K.  
T. Stouraitis, Greece  

Univ. Liaison  
K. Makki, UNLV, USA 

Hot Topics For IPCCC'98
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Performace Evaluation 
  • Workload Characterization
  • Trace-Driven Simulation
  • Measurements in High-Speed Systems
  • Traffic Models
Distributed Computing 
  • Synchronization/Coherency
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Distributed Databases
  • Distributed Simulation
Performance Issues in Networks 
  • Protocol Performance
  • Optical Networks
  • Multimedia Protocols
  • High-Performance Switching Fabrics
High-Performance Computing 
  • System Architectures
  • Memory Hierarchies
  • High-Performance I/O
  • Interconnection Networks
  • Optical Internconnects
Mobile Networks 
  • Network Architectures
  • Performance Optimizaton
  • Network Management, Control & Security

Submission Procedures
Submitted manuscripts must have at least 11-point font size, no more the 4 lines per inch, and no more then 5000 words (about 12 pages), including the abstract, figures, and references.  Authors should obtain company and government clearances prior to submission of papers. Please submit five copies of the complete paper and abstract to the Program Chair. All submissions must include a separate cover sheet and separate abstract sheet.  The cover sheet MUST provide the name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail of the primary contact author for the paper.  The Abstract must include the paper name, listing of author(s) and their affiliations. 

We also solicit proposals for special topics and panel sessions.  Please contact the Program Chair for proposal guidelines. 

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee.  They will be judged with respect to their quality, originality, and relevance.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, conditional upon the author's advance registration.  Awards will be given for the best paper.  Extended versions of outstanding papers will be published in refereed scholarly journals. 

Proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials related to the conference topics are invited.  Please contact the Tutorials Chair for proposal guidelines. 

Author's Schedule
Submission of Papers:                August 1, 1997 
Notification of Acceptance:        October 15, 1997 
Final Camera-ready paper:        December 2, 1997 

Further Information