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POMM 2014 : Parallel Optimization using high perforMance coMputing (As part of HPCS 2014)


When Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014
Where Bologna, Italy
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2014
Notification Due Apr 15, 2014
Final Version Due May 6, 2014
Categories    optimization   high performance computing

Call For Papers

* Parallel Optimization using high perforMance coMputing (POMM 2014)
* As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014)
* July 21 – July 25, 2014
* The Savoia Hotel Regency
* Bologna, Italy

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

Plenty of hard problems in a wide range of areas including engineering design, telecommunications, logistics, biology, etc., have been modeled and tackled successfully with optimization approaches. These approaches fall into two major categories: meta-heuristics (evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm, ant or bee colonies, simulated annealing, Tabu search, etc.) and exact methods (Branch-and-X, dynamic programming, etc.).

Nowadays, optimization problems become increasingly large and complex, forcing the use of parallel computing for their efficient and effective resolution. On the other hand, multi and many-core computing (e.g. GPU, FPGA) has recently undergone a significant evolution with the emergence of new high performance computing environments. Indeed, multi and many-core computing are provided in laptops, high performance workstations, clusters, grids, and clouds.

The design and implementation of parallel optimization methods raise several issues related to the characteristics of these methods and those of the new hardware execution environments at the same time. This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for the researchers to present their original contributions on the joint use of advanced (discrete or continuous, single or multi-objective, static or dynamic, deterministic or stochastic, hybrid) optimization methods and distributed and/or parallel multi/many-core computing, and any related issues.

The POMM Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Parallel models for optimization methods.
- Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of optimization methods.
- Redesign of parallel real or simulation-based optimization algorithms.
- Implementation issues of parallel optimization algorithms.
- Parallel-aware frameworks for parallel optimization techniques.
- Computational studies reporting results for hard and challenging optimization problems.
- Issues and novel approaches and experiments in parallel solving real-world applications.
- Theory and performance metrics for parallel optimization.

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computing for Simulation and Optimization. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors’ names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings are to be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE and will be available online through IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly (e.g., EI indexing).

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please feel free to contact the workshop organizers.

- Paper Submissions: March 31, 2014
- Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2014
- Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: May 06, 2014
- Conference Dates: July 21 – 25, 2014

Nouredine Melab
Université Lille 1/INRIA Lille - Nord Europe/CNRS LIFL
Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86
Fax: +33 3 28 77 85 37
Email: nouredine.melab(at)

Mohand Mezmaz
Universty of Mons
Phone: +32 65 37 46 91
Fax: +32 65 37 46 45
Email: mohand.mezmaz(at)

International Program Committee (To be extended)
- Ahcène Bendjoudi, Centre de Recherche sur l’Information Scientifique et Technique, Algeria
- Didier El Baz, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
- Bertrand Le Cun, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La défense, France
- Young Choon Lee, The University of Sydney, Australia
- Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
- Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium
- Malika Mehdi, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
- Nouredine Melab, Université de Lille1, France
- Mohand Mezmaz, University of Mons, Belgium
- Sanaz Mostagim, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
- Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil
- Catherine Roucairol, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
- Valeria Ruggiero, University of Ferrara, Italy
- Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
- El-Ghazali Talbi, Université de Lille1, France
- Daniel Tuyttens, University of Mons, Belgium
- Gaetano Zanghirati, University of Ferrara, Italy

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