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Concurrency is seen in an increasing number of computing and communication systems. We have tens of millions of clients on the World Wide Web and many thousands of powerful nodes in high-end massively parallel machines (MPP). One can project continued rapid progress within ten years, Exaop performance from the Web and Petaflop capabilities in closely coupled parallel machines. This leads to a confusing rich choice of architectures with distributed memory PC clusters or Web-based computers and share memory MPP's. These are enabled and coupled with corresponding boosts in wide-area network performance and deployment with a blurring and convergence of computing and communication. This hardware juggernaut is coupled to new languages and programming paradigms, such as Java and VRML for the Web and multithreading HPF and MPI for parallel systems. The combination of concurrent digital and optical technology is expected to create a Global Information Infrastructure (GII) that will enable new applications, and open up a new set of communication and computer software and architecture challenges. We need portable and scalable (portable to the future and to hybrid heterogeneous world-wide systems) solutions. this technology is being driven by and used in a wide range of academic, research, and commercial application areas. This use is producing a substantial amount of practical experience in those problems that are enabled or enhanced by this amazing infrastructure.

There are also new computational methods, such as mobile agents, cellular automata and massively parallel neural networks, which are particularly suited to concurrent execution. There is a rapid growth in both scientific (grand challenges) and information (national challenges) applications that drive both the functionality and high performance of the base technologies. These will impact academia, business, the homes and education. New applications are also being opened up by advances in human-computer interfaces with full immersive environments becoming available, and tools to support those with disabilities broadening the reach of the computer and communication revolution. This journal will, therefore, focus on practical experience with the application of these converging trends to solve real problems. In particular, themes of our papers include:

  • Concurrent solutions to specific problems in academia, industry and society.
  • Concurrent algorithms and computational methods
  • Programming environments, operating systems, tools, concurrent languages, compilers, interpreters.
  • Performance prediction, analysis, models and results.
  • Applications, and algorithms and software technologies arising from World Wide Web including novel areas, such as education.
  • Unification of computing and communication; unification of parallel and distributed computing


Journal Vision stresses papers in broad computer and computational science areas with apractical theme.

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Editors and Members of the Editorial Board



Professor Geoffrey C. Fox
Community Grid Computing Laboratory
Indiana University
501 N. Morton, Suite 224
Bloomington, IN 47404, USA

Tel: +1 812 856 7977
Fax: +1 812 856 7972
Professor Luc Moreau
School of Electronics & Computer Science
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4487
Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 2865




Professor Anthony J. G. Hey
Microsoft Corporation




Mark Baker
University of Reading, UK
Jacob Barhen
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Martin Berzins
University of Utah, USA
Judith Bishop
Microsoft External Research, Redmond, WA, USA
Bill Camp
Intel, USA
Barbara Chapman
University of Houston, USA
Jack Dongarra
University of Tennessee, USA
Bill Gropp
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ken Hawick
Massey University, New Zealand
Rolf Hempel
German Aerospace Center DLR, Germany
Yousuff Hussaini
Florida State University, USA
Lennart Johnsson
University of Houston, USA
Xiaoming Li
Peking University, China
Satoshi Matsuoka
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Manish Parashar
Rutgers University, USA
Beth Plale
Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Omer Rana
University of Cardiff, Wales, UK
Dan Reed
Microsoft, USA
Joel Saltz
Emory University, USA
Karsten Schwan
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Henk Sips
Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands
Anthony Skjellum
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
David Snelling
Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology, UK
Thomas Sterling
Louisiana State University, USA
Mateo Valero
Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Marco Vaneschi
Universita di Pisa, Italy
David W. Walker
University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Mary Wheeler
University of Texas, USA
Andy White
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Hans Zima
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Roberto Zicari
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Germany




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