The 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT'20)

December 7-10, 2020 – Macau, China

Sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee for Parallel Processing (TCPP) and University of Macau and
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technologies, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PDCAT conference is to merge with PAAP and held in Shenzhen.
The combined conference will issue new CFP soon.


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 2020 will be held in Macau, China, after 20 years of success in countries/regions including Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand across Asia-Oceania. We are inviting new and unpublished papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. Networking and Architectures:

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

2. Software Systems and Technologies:

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

3. 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
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence based algorithms

4. 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
  • Intrusion detection and survivability
  • P2P & ad hoc networks
  • Cloud security
  • Security protocols


  • 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 and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Papers must be written in English and submitted electronically as a PDF/Word file at .
  • Submissions should be made in IEEE conference proceedings format ( ),
    and must not exceed 6 pages in length.
  • Conference proceedings is planned to be published by IEEE Computer Society.
  • Extended versions of selected papers will be published in special issues of some SCI-indexed international journals.


Paper submission deadline: July 14, 2020
Author notification: August 30, 2020
Camera-ready version due: Sept 15, 2020
Conference: December 7-10, 2020

ABOUT Macau:

Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is the tall Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.


Any queries regarding PDCAT 2020 should be directed to the Program Chairs:

Haiying Shen Email: hs6ms at
Rui Ovliveira Email: rco at
Hui Tian Email: hui.tian at
Zhiguo Gong Email: fstzgg at