Euro-Par is a yearly conference, which takes place in late August. Since the 1996 conference in Lyon, Euro-Par conferences consist of a large array of topics on all aspects of parallel processing, from theory to practice, from academia to industry. Depending on the individual volumes of submission, topics are merged intro tracks at the conference. The tracks are framed by high-level invited talks and introduced by tutorials of general interest.
Each topic is administered by a commitee of four or more people, depending on the expected number of submissions. One committee member, the global chair, represents the topic to the international community, another, the local chair, represents it to the conference organization team. Each submission is reviewed four times, each committee member is responsible for one review. Submission and reviewing is entirely electronic, except in extenuating circumstances.
All presented papers are available at the conference in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the series Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS). The contributions are classified into invited papers (talk: 45-60 minutes, page limit: negotiable), distinguished papers (talk: 30 min, page limit recommended: 14 pages, hard limit: 16 pages) and regular papers (talk: 30 min, page limit recommended: 12 pages, hard limit: 14 pages).
The yearly Euro-Par Achievement Award is being conveyed at the conference banquet. Recipients are researchers with outstanding merit in parallel computing and an allegiance to the Euro-Par conference series.