Submissions Deadlines

  • Abstract submission: July 7, 2006, midnight EST (firm deadline)
  • Paper submission: July 14, 2006, 11:59 PM EDT (firm deadline)
    No further extensions will be granted.
    In case of any submission problem, please contact the program chair at

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be short, approximately 250 words.
  • Abstracts will be used for preliminary reviewer assignment.

Submission Details

  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 and higher), formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper, single column, ten-point font, double spacing and maximum 6000 words (Typically 20 pages including figures, tables, references, etc).
    Papers that grossly exceed this limit will be rejected by the Program Chair without further review.
  • Authors should make reasonable effort to hide their identity, to facilitate blind review. Citations to the authors' own prior work should be included, but referred to in third person. Acknowledgements should be omitted. Other identifying references should be removed to the extent possible.
  • Authors can submit abstracts and papers electronically starting June 30th, 2006, and must submit by the deadlines above using the server at: (please contact in case of any problems).

Conflicts of Interest

Please list conflict of interests with all potential HPCA reviewers and especially with respect to the Program Chair and Program Committee members (The conference software allows to list conflict of interests.). In particular, for all co-authors, please declare a conflict on interest with:

  • Your Ph.D. advisor and Ph.D. students.
  • People with whom you collaborated with in the last FIVE years. Collaborators include co-authors on an accepted/rejected/pending research paper, co-PIs on an accepted/rejected/pending grant, funders of you research, and researcher who you fund. You many exclude "service" collaborations like writing CSTB report or serving on a program committee together.
  • People who shared your primary institution in the last FIVE years.
  • Others with whom you believe a conflict of interest exists.