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HPCS 2016 : Call for Symposia, Tracks, Workshops and Special Sessions


When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Where Innsbruck, Austria 
Submission Deadline Jan 30, 2016
Notification Due Feb 10, 2016
Categories    workshops   SYMPOSIUM   special session

Call For Papers

Call for Symposia, Tracks, Workshops and Special Sessions

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation  (HPCS 2016)

July 18 – July 22, 2016
The University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria  or
Track Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016


The 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016) steering Committee invites experts to organise a new edition of the series of HPCS symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the 14th HPCS 2016 Conference. 

SYM02: International Symposium on High Performance Mobile Computing and Wireless Networks (MCWN 2016)
SYM03: International Symposium on Information Systems and Engineering (ISE 2016)
SYM04: Big Data Principles, Architectures & Applications (BDAA 2016)
W06: 6th Intern. Workshop on New Algorithms and Programming Models for the Manycore Era (APMM 2016)
W07: 7th Intern. Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Systems (MOSPAS 2016)
W11: High-Performance and Distributed Computing for Business Analytics and Financial Applications (BAFA 2016)
W12: Parallel Evolutionary Computation (PEC 2016)
W15: HPC Systems for Biomedical, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (BILIS 2016)
W17: Architecture-aware Simulation and Computing (AASC 2016)
W19: Parallel Computations for Neural Networks (PCNN 2016)
W21: 7th Cellular Automata, Algorithms and Architectures (CAAA 2016)
W22: 4th Location-based Services and Applications in Ubiquitous Computing (LSAUC 2016)
SS01: Advances in Computational Methods in Electromagnetics, Antenna Design, and Applications (ACME 2016)
SS03: High Performance Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (HPPD-DM 2016)
SS04: Compiler Architecture, Design and Optimization (CADO 2016)
SS05: Services Computing and Internet Technologies (SerCo 2016)
SS06: Trusted Ubiquitous Networks & Multimedia Contents Protection (TUN-MM 2016)
SS07: Digital Home Networks & Multimedia Contents Protection (DHN-MM 2016)
SS08: Biologically Inspired Parallel and Distributed Algorithms and Solutions (BIAS 2016)

Symposia, Tracks, Workshops and special sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present results and participate in focused discussions of timely topics on various areas of high performance computing systems and technologies as well as their applications and use in Modeling and Simulation domains.  They are to establish a common understanding of a certain aspect, to share experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other, to identify open problems and/or to explore future directions of research. 

A symposium or track will typically go for more than one day.  A workshop will typically be a full day (about 10-12 papers).  A special session will typically have 4-6 papers.  Tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions may also have invited speakers, panels or forums, demos, etc.  Symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions will be fully refereed by at least three qualified reviewers and their accepted papers will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 proceedings and hence appear in the Digital Library. 

The symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions are considered part of the overall HPCS Conference and therefore included in the conference registration.  For each symposium, track, workshop or special session, at least one organizer must commit to attending and running the respective track, symposium, workshop or special session. 

Requirements for submission of a symposium, track, workshop or special session proposal:  
• Title of the symposium, track, workshop or special session.
• A brief technical description and scope of the symposium, track, workshop or special session, identification of specific technical issues/topics, focus, and motivations / justification of its timeliness. 
• Instructions for paper submission and a detailed description of the review process. 
• The names, postal addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the proposed (track, symposium, workshop or special session) organizing committee.  This committee should consist of appropriate number of experienced members knowledgeable in the technical issues to be addressed by the track, symposium, workshop or special session. Please include the web site of each organizer and if appropriate a CV. 
• Primary contact(s) of the organizing committee (organizers, steering committee if any, etc.)
• The Technical Program Committee members of the track, symposium, workshop, or special session. The TPC must comprise of highly qualified members in the area of focus. Students cannot be organizers or TPC members. The list should include names, affiliation, and full contact information of the members.  
• Estimated number of accepted papers, participants, length, and important dates of the track/symposium/workshop/special session. 
• The plans and means of publicity and soliciting participation that will be pursued. 
• Track format planned, if any (papers, demos, panel/forum, etc.)
• Any resources that may be required, such as time (two days, one day or half day track, symposium, workshop, special session), expected room size, whether a panel setup is needed, invited speakers, waived registrations requested, etc. 
• Information about the previous edition of the symposium/track/workshop/special session (if any): attendance, number of papers submitted, number of papers accepted, journal special issues, and so on.
• A statement by the organizers that they will adhere to the policies, requirements and professional standards and conduct followed in HPCS and its sponsors and co-sponsors. 

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail as a .doc attachment.  Samples of previous proposals can be found on the HPCS 2015 web site at under the Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions menu. 

Tracks proposals will be reviewed by HPCS 2016 Tracks Chairs based on criteria such as: the likely interest and relevance of the track to HPCS and its attendees; the breadth and depth of the topic proposed, its timeliness, and objectives:  the expertise and credential of the organizer(s) and the program committee; and the overall plan of the track. 

If approved, the organizers agree to strictly follow all professional standards and ethics in performing their role as well as abide by the HPCS 2016 rules and policies, including its program and activities. 

Proposal Submission Deadline no later than   ------------------------ January 31, 2016
Proposal Acceptance Notification Deadline by  ----------------------- February 10, 2016
Symposium/Track/Workshop /Special Session 
        Program, TOC and Organizers Message Due by ----------------- April 07, 2016
Symposium/Track/Workshop/ Special Session 
        Final Camera-ready Manuscripts and Registration Due by ---- May 01, 2016
Conference Dates -------------------------------------------------------- July 18 - 22, 2016

For further information or questions, please consult the Conference web site at URL:  or,  or contact one of the Conference's Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chairs:

Adam S.Z. Belloum
   University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
   Phone: +31 02 052 575 14

Giovanni Erbacci
   SuperComputing Applications and Innovation (SCAI) - CINECA, Bologna, Italy
   Phone: +39 051 6171 475

Matthias Harders
   Institute of Computer Science
   University of Innsbruck, Austria
   Phone: + 43 512 507 533 38

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