SPAÂ , the ACM Symposium on Parallellisme in Algorithms and Architectures , is an academic conference in the areas of parallel computing and distributed computing . It is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest groups SIGACT and SIGARCH , and it is organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). 
SPAÂ was first organized on 18-21 June 1989 in Santa Fe, New Mexico , United States .  In 1989-2002, SPAÂ was known as Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures . In 2003, the name changed to Symposium on Parallellisme in Algorithms and Architectures to reflect the wide scope of the conference. 
In 2003 and 2007 SPAÂ was part of the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC), and in 1998, 2005 and 2009 SPAÂ was co-located with the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC).
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- Jump up^ SPAÂ web site.
- Jump up^ FT Leighton, editor, Proceedings of the First Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures, 1989, ACM Press. ISBN 0-89791-323-X. 
- Jump up^ SPAÂ 2003 web site.