IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing

Porto, Portugal, September 8-11, 2020


SBAC-PAD2020 deadline postponed to June 28, 2020

Following the recommendations/guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, SBAC-PAD2020 will be converted to an online event.

However, the outbreak's impact led to several requests for postponing significantly the deadlines. Following those requests, the SBAC-PAD2020's organization decided to postpone the deadline for the abstract/paper submission to June 28, 2020.

Stay safe!

Aims and Scope

SBAC-PAD is an international symposium, started in 1987, which has continuously presented an overview of new developments, applications, and trends in parallel and distributed computing technologies. SBAC­-PAD is open for faculty members, researchers, specialists and graduate students around the world.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts on a wide range of high-performance and distributed computing areas. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

The 2020 symposium will be held at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto, in Portugal. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River. It was selected as the best European destination three years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019). It is a very lively city, second largest in Portugal, hosting the second largest university.

This year's edition will start with an exciting event on big data, machine learning and quantum computing, the Summer School on Machine Learning and Big Data with Quantum Computing!

Bem vindos ao Porto!

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce our distinguished invited speakers.


Authors are invited to contribute to the following tracks:

Important Dates

Abstract deadline May 15, 2020 June 28, 2020
Paper deadline May 22, 2020 June 28, 2020
Reviewing period May 24-Jun 21, 2020 June 29 - July 15, 2020 June 29 - July 27, 2020
Rebuttal period July 15 - July 19, 2020 July 27 - July 30, 2020
Author notification June 26, 2020 July 22, 2020 August 6, 2020
Camera-ready submission July 20, 2020 July 25, 2020 August 9, 2020


General Chairs

Program Chairs

Publicity Chairs

Workshop Chairs

Publications Chairs


Other workshops will be announced soon. Keep checking!

Paper Submission

Papers submitted to SBAC-PAD 2020 must describe original research results and must not have been published or simultaneously submitted anywhere else.

Manuscripts must be prepared with the IEEE latex macro package using the bibliography latex template and submitted via the EasyChair Conference Management System as one pdf file. The strict page limit for initial submission and camera-ready version is 8 pages in the aforementioned format. A maximum of 2 extra pages can be bought at 100 Euros per page. To be published in the SBAC-PAD 2020 Symposium Proceedings and to be eligible for publication at the IEEE Xplore, one of the authors must register at the full rate (non student). Authors may not use a single registration for multiple papers.

Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews by members of the international technical program committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and quality of presentation. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication on the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC).

Accepted Papers




Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Society and by IEEExplore.

Steering Committee