ScalPerf 03: Scalable Approaches to High Performance and High Productivity Computing
14-17 April 2003

University of Bologna Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy

[ What the Meeting is About
| Seminar Schedule
| Important Dates
| Location
| How to Reach Bertinoro
| List of Participants
| Abstracts
| Organization and Sponsorship
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What the Meeting is About

This workshop aims at taking an integrated view of opportunities and constraints on the road to ever higher performance and productivity of computing systems. Distinguished researchers will be invited to exchange their perspectives on different areas that can contribute to scalable computing, including:

Format: The workshop will feature about 15 long talks (50 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion), a few short talks (20 mintue presentation + 10 minute discussion) and a three panel sessions aimed at discussing issues proposed (in advance) by the participants, at summarizing the main ideas emerged throughout the workshop, and at identifying promising avenues for future work.

Participation of other interested researchers, particularly graduate students and junior researchers, is welcome. An expression of interest can be sent to, including a brief CV and, if proposing a short talk, title and abstract.

Financial support for graduate students and young researchers will be provided if possible.

Important Dates

Arrival: Sunday 13 April, 2003
Departure: Friday 18 April, 2003


The meeting will be held in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of about 230m.  Here is a map putting it in context. It is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, a treasure trove of byzantine art and history, and the Republic of San Marino (all within 35km) as well as some less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte Maggio.  Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known Italian locations such as Padua, Ferrara, Vicenza, Venice, Florence and Siena.

Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak.  The meeting will be held in a redoubtable ex-Episcopal fortress that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference center with computing facilities and Internet access.  From the fortress you can enjoy a beautiful the vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast.

How to Reach Bertinoro

List of participants.

Organization and Sponsorship

Scientific Organizing Committee Gianfranco Bilardi Università di Padova
Pratap Pattnaik IBM TJ Watson research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Local Organization
Andrea Bandini, Elena Della Godenza, Centro Congressi di Bertinoro
Sponsored by BICI   Bertinoro International Center for Informatics
Center of Excellence MIUR for the Science and Applications of Advanced Computing Paradigms, University of Padua, Italy

Maintained by Alessandro Panconesi