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

Porto, Portugal, September 8-11, 2020

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!


(chairs to be confirmed)
Authors are invited to contribute to the following tracks:

Important Dates

Abstract deadline: May 15th, 2020
Paper deadline: May 22nd, 2020
Reviewing period: May 24-Jun 21, 2020
Author notification: June 26th, 2020
Camera-ready submission: July 3rd, 2020


General Chairs

Program Chairs

Publicity Chairs

Workshop Chairs

Publications Chairs

SPC members will be announced per track. Keep checking!


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.


HLPP 2020 will be hosted by the Dept. of Computer Science (GPS coords 41.152545, -8.640758 see Google maps) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP).

Participants may reserve rooms in several of the nearby Hotels. As the symposium will be held in the tourist season, the organizers recommend a timely reservation of rooms.

Steering Committee