Second Forum on Parallel Computing Curricula
Sunday, June 22, 1997
In this second instance of the Forum on Parallel Computing Curricula, we followed the example set by the first forum in presenting a mix of invited and submitted presentations. My goal in organizing the program was to focus on the pedagogical and curricular issues of parallel computing, so we were looking for presentations that could tell us something about how people structure the undergraduate or graduate curriculum to include parallel computing topics, how they incorporate parallel computing into existing courses, how they structure parallel-computing specialty courses, and how they approach teaching of complex parallel-computing issues.
The focus of the forum is on the workshop-like atmosphere of the gathering, rather than on the proceedings. We were specifically looking for speakers and submissions that would lead to good presentations, i.e., which would convey useful information to the audience and/or stir up some discussion. Although we have no printed proceedings, we do make the papers available on this web page.
We had nine submitted papers, and accepted six. Each paper was reviewed by at least four program committee members. Accepted papers were revised by the author, checked to ensure that they addressed the reviewer's comments, and then placed on the web.
Many thanks to the members of the program committee for their help in reviewing and choosing the papers. Thanks also to Sam Rebelsky for coordinating the production of the web proceedings.
--David Kotz, June 5, 1997