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HiPINEB 2015 : IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Interconnection Networks Towards the Exascale and Big-Data Era


When Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 8, 2015
Where Chicago, IL. USA
Submission Deadline Jun 12, 2015
Notification Due Jul 15, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2015
Categories    high-performance interconnects   exascale   big-data   scalability

Call For Papers

HiPINEB 2015

1st International Workshop on High-Performance Interconnection Networks
Towards the Exascale and Big-Data Era

Chicago, Illinois, USA, 8 Sept 2015

To be held in conjunction with the IEEE Cluster 2015 Conference


By the year 2018, High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems are expected to break the Exaflop performance barrier of (10^18 flops) while their power consumption is kept at current levels (or incremented marginally), known as the Exascale challenge. In addition, more storage capacity and data-access speed is demanded of HPC clusters and datacenters to manage and store huge amounts of data produced by software applications, known as the Big-Data challenge. Consequently, the Exascale and Big-Data challenges are driving the technological revolution of this decade, motivating significant research and development efforts from both industry and academia. In this context, the interconnection network plays an essential role in the architecture of HPC systems and datacenters, as the number of processing or storage nodes that must be interconnected in these systems is very likely to grow significantly to meet the higher computing and storage demands. Therefore, the interconnection network should provide high communication bandwidth and low latency, otherwise the network will become the bottleneck of the entire system. In that regard, many design aspects should be considered for improving interconnection network performance, such as topology, routing algorithm, power consumption, reliability and fault tolerance, congestion control, programming models, control software, etc.

The main goal of this workshop is to gather and discuss, in a full-day event, the latest and groundbreaking advances in the design, development and configuration of scalable high-performance interconnection networks, especially those oriented towards meeting the Exascale challenge and Big-data demands.

All researchers and professionals, both from industry and academia, working in the area of interconnection networks for scalable HPC systems and Datacenters are encouraged to submit an original paper to the workshop and to attend this event.


The list of topics covered by this workshop includes, but is not limited to, the following:

* High-speed, low-latency interconnect architectures and technologies
* Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a very large number of nodes
* Power saving policies and techniques in interconnect components and network infrastructure, at both the software and hardware levels
* Innovative configuration of the network control software
* High-performance frameworks for distributed applications: MPI, RDMA, Hadoop, etc.
* APIs and support for programming models
* Routing algorithms
* Quality of Service (QoS)
* Reliability and Fault tolerance
* Load balancing and traffic scheduling
* Network Virtualization
* Congestion Management
* Applications and Traffic characterization
* Modeling and simulation tools
* Performance Evaluation

Note, however, that papers focused on topics that are too far from the design, development and configuration of high-performance interconnects for HPC systems and Datacenters (e.g., mobile networks, intrusion detection, peer-to-peer networks or grid/cloud computing) will be automatically considered as out of scope and rejected without review.


Papers must be in PDF format and should include title, authors and affiliations as well as the e-mail address of the contact author. Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 8 single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references. At least one author of the paper must be registered for the conference workshop.
The conference style is based on IEEE (available at:

Authors can buy up to four additional pages in the proceedings. The first additional page would cost $100. The second additional page would cost another $200 (so $300 for the two additional pages). The third additional page would cost $300 (i.e. $600 in total for three pages), and the fourth additional page would cost $400 (i.e. $1000 for the four additional pages).

HiPINEB manuscript submissions are managed by easyChair. To submit a paper, go to and follow the instructions.


Authors are entitled to submit original papers of high technical quality, according to the list of topics described above. Papers will be reviewed based on originality, novelty, technical strength, presentation quality, correctness and relevance to the conference scope. Papers will be published in the IEEE Cluster 2015 proceedings, which will be submitted for indexing and inclusion in Xplore and CSDL.


Best papers among those selected for HiPINEB 2015 will be published in a Special Issue of the Springer's Journal of Supercomputing (2013 Impact Factor: 0.841). Further information will be provided soon.


Submission Open: 3 March 2015
Paper submission: 12 June 2015
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 1 August 2015
Workshop date: 8 Sep 2015

All deadlines are set at 11:59 p.m. anywhere on Earth



* Pedro Javier Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
* Jesus Escudero-Sahuquillo, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Program Committee:

* Ahmed Louri, University of Arizona, USA
* Antonio Gonzalez, Technical University of CataluƱa, Spain
* Bruno Farcy, Atos, France
* Cyriel Minkenberg, IBM, Switzerland
* Dennis Abts, Google, USA
* Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University, USA
* Elad Mentovich, Mellanox, Israel
* Enrique Vallejo, University of Cantabria, Spain
* Ernst Gunnar Gran, Simula Labs, Norway
* Francisco J. Alfaro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
* Gaspar Mora, Intel Corporation, USA
* Holger Froning, Heidelberg University, Germany
* John Kim, KAIST, South Korea
* Jose Luis Sanchez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
* Jose Miguel MontaƱana, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
* Julio Ortega, University of Granada, Spain
* Lizhong Chen, Oregon State University, USA
* Maria Engracia Gomez, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
* Michihiro Koibuchi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Ola Torudbakken, Oracle, Norway
* Pascale Rosse-Laurent, Atos, France
* Paul Grun, Cray, USA
* Pedro Lopez, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
* Reetu Das, University of Michigan, USA
* Ryan Grant, Sandia, USA
* Scott Hemmert, Sandia, USA
* Tor Skeie, University of Oslo, Norway

Steering Committee:

* Jose Duato, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
* Francisco Jose Quiles, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
* Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Timothy M. Pinkston, University of Southern California, USA


For more information on HiPINEB 2015, or if you have any question, please contact the workshop organizers at or

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