Dear TCPP members,

With some delay, here is the September newsletter.

Contents of the newsletter
- TCPP news from the chair Anne Benoit
- News from Past TCPP Conferences
- Awards
- Misc
- Upcoming Important dates

# TCPP news from the chair Anne Benoit
- The TCPP Chair elections will occur by the end of the year,
please stay tuned and watch your emails for the ballot!
TCPP members who are also CS members will receive instructions to vote. 

# News from Past TCPP Conferences
- PerCom, the TCPP-sponsored conference on pervasive computing and
communications, was held virtually last March. Read more about its
previous edition:
- IPDPS, the TCPP-sponsored conference on parallel and distributed
processing, was held virtually last May. Read more about its scientific
- Our September conferences have just completed: DS-RT (, 
eScience ( and PACT (

# Recent Awards
- [Outstanding Service] David Abramson (Univ. Queensland, AU) received
the IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service and Contributions Award.

# Misc
One of the important question in science is authorship, and how to
attribute credit where credit is due. Today, I wanted to highlight this
recent contribution to "how do we attribute credit in a software
contribution": Attributing and Referencing (Research) Software: Best
Practices and Outlook From Inria, by Alliez et al.

The authors develop a taxonomy of software contributions with a
qualitative scale. They discuss the different cases when a qualitative
evaluation of contributions to a software is needed (career management,
technology transfer, visibility and reproducibility), and provide
important recommendations! A must read!

# Upcoming Important Dates:
Please recall the dates of the upcoming TCPP conferences:

  * AICCSA, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2021, Tangier, Morrocco

  * ICPADS, Dec 14-16, 2021, Beijing, China

  * HIPC, Dec 17-18, 2021, Bangalore, India (expected to be hybrid)

  * PerCom, March 21-25, 2022, Pisa, Italy

  * IPDPS, May 30-June 3, 2022, Lyon, France

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have remarks or
suggestions about TCPP, this newsletter, and feel free to encourage
colleagues to become TCPP members for free:

Guillaume Pallez
TCPP web coordinator