The 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies

5-7 December 2019
Gold Coast, Australia

Welcome to the 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT 2019)

The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT) is a major forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present the latest research, results, ideas, developments and applications in all areas of parallel and distributed computing. Started in Hong Kong in 2000, PDCAT 2019 will be held in Gold Coast, Australia, after 19 years of success in many cities of countries including Japan, China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Korea across Asia-Oceania.

Download the PDF version of the CFP Here.

We look forward to your contribution and participation.

Previous editions: 2017, 2018

Scope and Topics

We are inviting new and unpublished papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Networking and Architectures

  • Interconnection networks
  • Parallel/distributed architectures
  • Heterogeneous and multimedia Systems
  • Reliability, and fault-tolerance
  • Ubiquitous computing systems
  • Computer networks, Optical networks
  • Communication and telecommunication
  • Wireless networks and mobile computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud/Grid computing systems
  • Reconfigurable architecture

Algorithms and Applications

  • Parallel/distributed algorithms
  • Big data computing and analysis
  • Distributed data and knowledge based systems
  • Image processing and computer graphics
  • High-performance scientific computing
  • Reconfigurable high-performance computing
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Network routing and communication algorithms
  • Bioinformatics
  • Database applications and data mining
  • Intelligent computing and neural networks

Software Systems and Technologies

  • Task mapping and job scheduling
  • Formal methods and programming languages
  • Internet computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • Agent technologies
  • Operating systems
  • Software tools and environments
  • Parallelizing compilers
  • Web services
  • Component-based Technology
  • Simulation and Visualization

Security and Privacy

  • Access control and authorization
  • Authentication, biometrics, smartcards
  • Distributed systems security
  • Mobile code and mobile agent security
  • RFID applications
  • Privacy preserving computation
  • Applied cryptography
  • Database security, Cloud security
  • Intrusion detection and survivability
  • P2P & ad hoc networks
  • Security protocols

Important Dates

Paper submission: 1st July 2019 Extended to 29th July 2019

Notification of acceptance: 30th August 2019

Camera ready copy due: 15th September 2019

Conference: 5-7th December 2019

Paper Submissions

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and experience are solicited. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Submissions should be made in IEEE conference proceedings format (template available here).

PDCAT 2019 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and its Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP). Conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplorer. The conference has planned special issues in SCI-indexed international journals. Selected papers presented at the conference will be invited for submission to these special issues.

We invite all prospective authors to submit their manuscripts via the PDCAT 2019 portal, hosted on EasyChair.

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Host city

Gold Coast is blessed with an enviable climate, world-class facilities and convenient public transport networks.

Delegates can easily access activities like cruising on the Bay, with the lush rainforests of the Scenic Rim and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast within a short drive of the city centre.

Conference venue: PDCAT 2019 will be held at Novotel Surfers Paradise. Detailed address: 3105 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, 4217 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. Tel: +61 7 5579 3499. Fax: +61 7 5592 0026. Email: The location can be found on Google Maps below.

All conference participants are eligible to enjoy a special conference room rate at $155/Superior room (1 Breakfast included). There are either one king bed (1.8m) or two double beds (1.4m) in a Superior room. If superior rooms are booked out, please book Deluxe room at $170/room (1 breakfast included). For any details about the conference rooms, please refer to the hotel website. In order to book with the special rate, please provide our conference name and your acceptance paper number to the hotel booking team and book through
Calling: +61-7-55793400 or

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IEEE Computer Society       Griffith University       Destination Gold Coast