ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2016, May 16 - 18, 2016, Como, Italy

Computing Frontiers represents an engaged, collaborative community of researchers who are excited about transformational technologies in the field of computing.

The field of computing requires new breakthroughs to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of society, especially with respect to science. Technology is on the verge of revolutions in memory devices and systems, networks, electronic device production, machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, techniques to improve power and energy efficiency, and many more areas. New application domains that affect everyday life are constantly emerging. Boundaries between the state-of-the-art and revolutionary innovation constitute the computing frontiers that must be pushed forward to advance science, engineering, and information technology.

Early research, using far-reaching projections of the future state of technologies, provides the bases that will allow revolutionary materials, devices, and systems to become mainstream. Revolutionary breakthroughs are enabled through collaborative efforts among researchers of different expertise and backgrounds.

Computing Frontiers is a gathering for people to share and discuss such work, and it focuses on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies and radically new solutions relevant to the development of a spectrum of computer systems, from embedded devices to supercomputers and data centers.


Computing Frontiers 2016 will feature four Workshops and Special Sessions that focus. Submission of papers to the workshops is handled separately from the main conference. For more information about the workshops please visit

Topics of Interest

Algorithms and Models of Computing
Approximate and inexact computing, quantum and probabilistic computing

Biological Computing Models
Brain computing, neural computing, computational neuroscience, biologically-inspired architectures

Limits on Technology Scaling and Moore's Law
Defect- and variability-tolerant designs, graphene and other novel materials, nanoscale design, optoelectronics, dark silicon

Uses of Technology Scaling
3D stacked technology, challenges of manycore designs, accelerators, PCM's, novel memory architectures, mobile devices

Embedded and Cyber-Physical systems
Design space exploration, ultra-low power designs, energy scavenging, reactive and realtime systems, reconfigurable and self-aware systems, sensor networks, internet of things, wearables

Big Data Analytics
High performance data analytics, machine and deep learning, data search and representation, architecture and system design

Large-scale system design
Homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, runtimes, networking technologies and protocols, Cloud and Grid systems, datacenters, exa-scale computing, power- and energy management

Compiler technologies
Novel techniques to push the envelope on new technologies, applications, hardware/software integrated solutions, domain specific languages, advanced analysis, high-level synthesis

Methods, system support, and hardware for protecting against malicious code, real-time implementation of security algorithms and protocols, quantum and post-quantum cryptography, advanced persistent threats, cyber and physical attacks and countermeasures

Computers and Society
Education, health and cost/energy-efficient design, smart cities, emerging markets

Interdisciplinary Applications
Applications that bridge multiple disciplines in interesting ways

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The 2016 Computing Frontiers conference will be held in the Como campus of Politecnico di Milano. The campus is located at walking distance from the city downtown. The full address of the venue is:

Politecnico di Milano, Polo Regionale di Como
Via Castelnuovo, 7
22100 COMO

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