Announcement New Journal: Scientific Programming, Call for Papers

Eugene N. Miya eugene at
Fri Apr 3 10:19:46 EST 1992


  S C I E N T I F I C   P R O G R A M M I N G 

(first issue will appear in Summer, 1992)


The emergence of vector/parallel supercomputers has created a wealth of 
new challenges and opportunities for scientific programmers.  Currently, 
however, reports on new developments in scientific programming are 
scattered across a wide variety of journals devoted primarily to broader 
subjects, and (often obscure) conference and workshop proceedings.

In the coming decade, as the world comes to rely more and more on 
programming to solve real-world engineering, scientific and social 
problems, the importance of new languages, tools, environments, and 
compiler technology to support scientific programmers will increase 
rapidly.  By focussing attention on practical aspects of this emerging 
technology , SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING will become mandatory reading 
not only for all researchers in this area, but for practicing scientific 
programmers as well.

International in scope, this new journal brings together for the first 
time areas that until now have been thought of as distinct, and more 
closely related to their parent discipline (parallel processing, software 
engineering, compiler technology, specific application areas, etc.) than to 
scientific programming.  Papers within these related disciplines will be 
chosen for publication only if they deal primarily with practical issues of 
programming of general interest to scientific programmers and scientific 
programming researchers.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING provides a meeting ground for research in and 
practical experience with software engineering environments, tools, 
languages and paradigms aimed specifically at supporting scientific and 
engineering computing.  Coverage also includes vectorizing/parallelizing/ 
optimizing compiler techniques to support emerging supercomputer 
architectures, as well as implementation techniques applicable across 
several areas of scientific programming.

For more information, contact any of the following:


         Robert Babb II
         Dept. of Computer Science
            and Engineering
         Oregon Graduate Institute
         19600 NW Von Neumann Dr.
         Beaverton, OR  97006
 PHONE:  +1-503-690-1155
 FAX:    +1-503-690-1029 
 EMAIL:  babb at

         Ron H. Perrott
         Dept. of Computer Science
         Queens University
         Belfast, N. Ireland
 PHONE:  +44-232-245-133 x 3246
 FAX:    +44-232-331-232
 EMAIL:  r.perrott at


Compiler Technology

        Hans Zima
        Institute for Statistics and Computer Science
        University of Vienna
        Bruenner Strasse 72
        A-1210 Vienna
PHONE:  +43-1-39-26-47-222
FAX:    +43-1-39-26-47-224
EMAIL:  zima at

Environments and Tools

         David Callahan
         Tera Computer Co.
         400 North 34th Street
         Suite 300
         Seattle, WA  98103
 PHONE:  +1-206-548-9405
 FAX:    +1-206-545-4564
 EMAIL:  david at

Languages and Paradigms

         Jim McGraw
         Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
         Box 808  L-306
         Livermore, CA  94550
 PHONE:  +1-510-422-0541
 FAX:    +1-510-423-2993
 EMAIL:  mcgraw at

Techniques and Experiences

         Bo Kagstrom
         Institute of Information Processing
         Dept. of Computing Science
         Umea University
         S-901 87 Umea
 PHONE:  +46-90-165-419 
 FAX:    +46-90-166-126 
 EMAIL:  bokg at

 Software and Publication Reviews

         Eugene Miya
         Computational Research Branch
         Nasa Ames Research Center
         M.S. 258-5
         Moffett Field, CA  94035
 PHONE:  +1-415-604-4407
 FAX:    +1-415-604-4377
 EMAIL:  eugene at


1. Prospective authors should submit four copies of the manuscript
   to Robert G. Babb II or Ronald H. Perrott (or one e-mail copy
   of compressed, then uuencoded PostScript).  Camera-ready 
   illustrations (original plus one copy) must accompany the 
   manuscript, but separate from it.  All other correspondence 
   (concerning reprints, subscriptions, etc.) should be sent to 
   Diane Cerra, Professional and Trade Division, John Wiley and Sons, 
   Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158, USA;

   Diane's e-mail address is d.cerra at

2. Types of manuscripts:  Three types of contributions are considered
   for publication: full-length articles, brief communications of 1000
   words or less, and letters to the Editor.  Letters and brief
   communications can generally be published sooner than full-length
   articles.  All material submitted will be acknowledged on receipt and
   (except for letters) subject to paper review.  Copies of the referees'
   comments will be forwarded to the author along with the Editor's

3. Copyright:  With the advent of the new U.S. Copyright Law effective
   January 1978, the transfer of copyright from author to publisher,
   heretofore implicit in the submission of a manuscript, must now be
   clearly stated in writing to enable the publisher to assure maximum
   dissemination of the author's work.  Therefore, a special transfer
   of copyright agreement, signed and executed by the author, must be
   enclosed with each manuscript submission.  (If the article is a "work
   made for hire" the agreement must be signed by the employer).  A copy
   of this form appears in the first and last issue of each volume.
   Additional copies may be obtained from the Editor.

4. Format of Submitted Material:  
   All copy, including references and captions, must be typed double 
   spaced.  The first page of the manuscript must bear the title 
   of the paper and the full names of the authors, their
   affiliations and full addresses.  In the case of multiple authors,
   please indicate which author is to receive correspondence and proofs.
   Financial support may be acknowledged in a footnote to the title.  
   All succeeding pages must bear the surname of the lead author and a 
   page number in the upper right-hand corner.  An informative abstract 
   of 200 words or less is required for articles and brief 

5. Style:  In general, the style should follow the forms in the
   various Transactions of the IEEE.

6. Organization:  In general, the background and purpose of the study
   should be stated first, followed by details of the methods, materials,
   procedures, and equipment used.  Findings, discussion, and conclusions
   should follow in that order.  Appendices may be employed where

7. Illustrations:  All figures must be submitted in camera-ready form.
   Photocopies, dot matrix, and computer printouts are not acceptable.
   Line drawings should be of solid black and of an even weight
   throughout.  Computer programs should be camera-ready.  All artwork
   must be clearly labeled on the back.

8. Bibliography:  The accuracy and completeness of the references is
   the responsibility of the author.  References to personal letters,
   papers presented at meeting, and other unpublished material may be
   included.  If such material may be of help in the evaluation of the
   paper, copies should be made available to the Editor.  Papers which
   are part of a series should include a citation of the previous paper.
   Explanatory material may be appended to the end of a citation to avoid
   footnotes in text.

9. Reprints:  Reprints of articles may be ordered from the publisher
   when corrected proofs are returned.

People interested in submitting manuscripts via electronic mail can
contact the Editors for details on how to do this.

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