PARCON was established in 1992 as a forum for leading scientists to speak about the issues and challenges at the frontier of parallel and concurrent computing. It has come to serve as a platform from which experts in both academia and industry present their views on the current state-of -the-art as well as outline new ideas on the horizon. The objective of PARCON is to promote the synergy between theoretical and practical aspects, and at the same time to span the gamut of topics driving the field: algorithmics, programming models, and languages, compilers, architecture, communication, and networking.
PARCON'98 will feature invited lectures by David A. Patterson (University of California, Berkeley), Charles H. Bennet (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), Joseph Y. Halpern (Cornell University), Amir Pneuli (Weizmann Institute of Science), and William Gropp (Argonne National Laboratory).
The symposium is open to the public and will be held on November 20th, 1998 in Room 703, Main Building, New York University located at 100 Washington Square East in New York City.