Conference Objectives

PACT brings together researchers from architecture, compilers, languages and applications to present ground-breaking research and debate key issues of common interest. This premier conference, the fourteenth in the series, will be held in Saint Luois, Missouri. Once again, the focus of the conference will be on multi-disciplinary research. PACT solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to:

Important Deadlines

Abstract Submission 5PM CST Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Full Paper Submission 5PM CST Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Rebuttal Period Tuesday May 10 to Thursday May 12, 2005
Author Notification Friday, May 20, 2005
Camera Ready Friday, July 8, 2005
Conference September 17-21, 2005

Information for Authors

The abstract submission includes a description (100-300 words) of the paper and an indication of the key topics of the paper. The abstract deadline for submissions is March 23, 2005. The paper deadline for submissions is one week later, March 30, 2005. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED!.

Your paper should be formatted in PDF format for letter-size paper. Submissions must be viewable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or higher). Your submission may not exceed 10 pages of conference two column paper format using 10pt fonts. The program chair will summarily return submissions exceeding this page limit.

Submissions must not reveal authors' identities for a double-blind reviewing process. Refer to your own previous work in the third person. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, and correctness.

Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals are solicited for tutorials and workshops to be held during the conference. Interested individuals are invited to submit proposals to the Workshop chair, José F. Martínez ( and the Tutorials chair, Craig Zilles (