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HPCS 2015 : International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation


Conference Series : High Performance Computing Systems and Applications
When Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Where Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    computer science   high performance computing   distributed systems

Call For Papers

The 2015 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2015)
July 20 – 24, 2015
The Hilton Amsterdam Hotel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP
Co-Sponsored by IEEE Benelux Section, IEEE Dayton Section, ASIM, EUROSIM, CASS, JSST, LSS,
PTSK, TSS, SURFSara Dutch Supercomputing Centre, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Important Dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline (extended) -----------------------April 10, 2015
Notification of Acceptance -----------------------------------------24 April 20155
Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due -----------------14 May 2015
Conference Dates ------------------------------------------------July 20-24, 2015

You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2015 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 20 – 24, 2015). The conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all related disciplines and specialties.

The conference will include invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in HPC & simulation
technologies and systems and related issues.
Topics include (but are not limited to):

• Architectures and Systems Track

-Grid and Cluster Computing -Multi-Core Architectures and Support
-Cloud Computing & Architectures -Service Oriented Architectures
-Fine-Grain Parallelism and Architectures -Instruction-, Data-, Thread-and Memory-Level Parallelism
-Network, Cell and Security Processors -Embedded and Application-Specific Architectures
-Scalable Computing -Reconfigurable Computing & FPGA Based Architectures
-Distributed Shared Memory -Mobile and Wireless Architectures and Networks
-Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Networks -Sensor, Broadband and High Performance Networks
-High Performance Interconnection Networks -Warehousing and Storage
-High Performance I/O -Architectures for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
-Enterprise and Federated Architectures -Nature Inspired HPC Architectures
-HPC Monitoring & Instrumentation -Innovative HPC (Autonomic, Affective, Quantum, …)
-Energy/Power Aware HPC Systems -Architectures for Green Computing
-Energy Efficient HPC Systems -Exascale Systems

• Algorithms Track

-Modeling, Simulation and Evaluation Techniques of High Performance Computing Systems
-Modeling and Simulation using HPC Systems -Reliable, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
-Partitioning, Mapping, and Scheduling -Routing, Synchronization, Consistency
-Load Balancing and Sharing -Resource Allocation, Sharing and Management

-Mutual Exclusion, Deadlock Detection -Coordination, Consensus, and Agreement
-Causality and Time -Fault Tolerance, Replication
-Network Flow and Congestion -Network and Systems Protocols
-Message Passing -HLA, InfiniBand and Other Related Standards
-Query Processing and Information Retrieval -Data Mining and Searching
-Learning and Intelligence Algorithms -Security, Authentication, Access Control

• Software and Middleware in HPC Systems Track

-Operating Systems and Compilers -Virtualization and Virtual Machines
-Operating Systems Support -Languages
-Name Services and Naming -Libraries and Programming Environments
-Interprocess Communication -File Systems
-Transaction and Concurrency Control -Distributed Objects and Remote Invocation
-Brokering Middleware -Object Oriented Programming & Design
-Enterprise Based Technologies -Software Development Tools and Support
-Benchmarking and Assessment -Markup Languages and their Applications
-Web Semantics and Ontologies -Software Monitoring and Measurement
-Open CL Platforms and Developments -Web 2.0 Infrastructure

• Applications Oriented High Performance Track

-General-Purpose computation on Graphics -Cloud Computing and Applications
Processing Units (GPGPU) -Big Data and Data Intensive Supercomputing -Parallelization of Simulation -Real-time and embedded P & D Applications -Bioinformatics and Biocomputing -Distributed Multimedia Systems -Internet and Web Computing -Web Services and Applications -Federated and Legacy Applications -P & D Industrial and Manufacturing Applications -e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Learning -Databases, Repositories and Their Applications -Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Systems -Mobile and Wireless Applications -Knowledge Based Systems -Cooperative Information Systems and Applications -Agent and Multi Agent Based Applications -Computer Supported Decision Making -Neural, Fuzzy, and Rough Sets in HPC -Granular Computing and its Applications -Large Scale Scientific Computing -HPC in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Vision -HPC and Education -e-Sciences -Service Oriented Applications -Vision, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition -Applied Modeling and Simulation -Machine Learning and Business Intelligence Applications -Large Scale Systems for Computational Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Bioinformatics,
Environmental, Transportation, Agriculture, etc.)

Submission of Papers:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and related HPC topics are solicited. Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references). Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please clearly indicate the corresponding author and include emails for all co-authors of the papers. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Papers must be submitted in .pdf format only at the following conference website: (Upload link More detailed submission procedures will be available on this website. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the format posted, which will be made available to all authors.
Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, contributions and significance, timeliness, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the intent and willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the conference are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. Manuscripts submitted should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference or venues. People with a submission for the purpose of obtaining reviews only will be cited.
For information about the HPCS 2015 conference in general, please contact the conference organizers or consult the conference web site.

Journals Opportunities

Plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for publication in some journal special issue(s). Detailed information will soon be announced, and will be made available on the official conference website.

Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions

Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions on HPCS related topics are welcomed. A workshop or a special session proposal should include a title, topics covered by the workshop, organizers information, submission instructions, review process, important dates, total number of expected accepted papers, and any other information for the authors. Proposals for tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions should be submitted by January 30, 2015 as a Word file email attachment. See Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions web page for more information.


The conference will offer tutorials (typically 2-4 -hours) on state-of-the-art topics in HPCS. Each tutorial proposal should provide a title, topics to be covered, targeted audience, prerequisites, and a brief biography and qualifications of the instructor. All proposals should be submitted to Tutorials Chairs by April 10, 2015. See Tutorials web page for more information.

Panels and Forums

Panel sessions and forums will examine innovative, promising, or controversial HPCS issues today. They will also address HPCS challenges and future prospects. Audience participation will be welcomed. If you have ideas or questions concerning Conference’s panels and forums, please contact Panels Chairs. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by April 10, 2015. See Panels web page for more information.

Posters addressing preliminary results, innovative ideas, work in progress, late-breaking results, HPC tools, platforms and products, and other work not suitable for a formal paper and best presented in an interactive setting are solicited. Posters will be held in a special session where presenters will demonstrate their work directly to conference attendees. Proposals for posters are welcomed and should be submitted to Posters Co-Chairs by April 10, 2015. See Posters web page for more information.

Demos and experiential showcases of HPC and large scale computing environments and tools are highly encouraged. These may include any of the themes outlined in the conference topics. If you have any questions, please contact Demos Chairs. Proposals for demos are welcomed and should be submitted by April 10, 2015. See Demos web page for more information.

Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium
The HPCS Doctoral Colloquium is intended to bring together PhD students working on HPCS related topics, to provide them a friendly forum and an opportunity to present, discuss and illustrate their ongoing research in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere, to obtain valuable feedback from conference attendees, particularly senior researchers and experts in the field. Additionally, the colloquium is meant to facilitate the interaction and collaboration with other researchers. Doctoral students who have not defended their thesis prior to HPCS 2015 are invited to participate in the HPCS Doctoral Colloquium. Proposals for the Doctoral Colloquium are welcomed and should be submitted by April 10, 2015. See DDC web page for more information.

Exhibit booths will be available to display your newest products and technologies. Make plans now to take advantage of this prime advertising opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Exhibits Chairs. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by April 10, 2015. See Exhibits web page for more information.

Sponsorship and Industry Liaison
The HPCS 2015 Conference seeks interested Industry Partners who would be willing to sponsor conference events or social activities (e.g., exhibits reception, speaker sponsorship, registration handout packets, special break snacks, etc.). If an industry representative is interested in becoming an HPCS 2015 Industry Partner or would like to propose an event or activity at the conference, please contact the Industry Liaison Chairs. See Sponsorships web page for more information.
For further information or questions about the HPCS 2015 conference, please consult the web site at URL: or

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