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HPCS 2016 : The 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation


Conference Series : High Performance Computing Systems and Applications
When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Where Innsbruck, Austria
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2016
Notification Due Apr 23, 2016
Final Version Due May 15, 2016
Categories    high performance computing   simulation   parallel processing   distributed computing

Call For Papers

The 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016)
July 18 – 22, 2016
The University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

The 14th Annual Meeting
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In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP
Co-Sponsored by Austrian Center for Scientific Computing (ACSC), University of Innsbruck, IEEE Austria Section, IEEE Dayton Section, ASIM, EUROSIM, CASS, JSST, LSS, PTSK, TSS

Important Dates:

Full Paper Main Track Submission Deadline ---------------- March 22, 2016 - Extended
Notification of Acceptance -------------------------------April 23, 2016
Conference tracks (symposia, workshops and special sessions) have their own deadlines.
Please refer to the track of interest as posted on the web site
Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due --------------May 15 2016
Conference Dates -------------------------------------- July 18-22, 2016

You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation to be held in Innsbruck, Austria, July 18 – 22, 2016). 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) the following:

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

Submission of Papers:
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related HPCS topics are solicited. Manuscripts submitted should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference or venues. Submission should include a completed online web based form (or a cover page) with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses of all authors. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author(s), although all authors are equally responsible for the paper and its content. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Electronic submissions to main conference track will be accepted only in PDF format, uploaded to the web site above. Please submit an electronic copy of your full draft manuscript, not to exceed 8 pages in the single-spaced, double-column format, including figures, tables, and references, according to the template posted on the HPCS 2016 web site using the conference web site submission link (Upload) at Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the conference format template 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, flow and clarity of presentation, and language. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Papers are accepted based on these criteria and not those of the authors or their institutions. Submission implies the firm intent and willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. No withdrawal after the acceptance decision is permitted unless there is reasonable cause as determined by the conference organizers. All accepted papers in the conference are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. People with a submission for the purpose of obtaining reviews only will be flagged and reported. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings papers are usually indexed in all major indexing services.

The Conference policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to the conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications and Program Chairs shall require that referees adhere to this practice.

For information about the HPCS 2016 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 reputable 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 10, 2016 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 March 17, 2016. 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 March 17, 2016. 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 March 22, 2016. 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 March 17, 2016. 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 March 22, 2016. 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 01, 2016. See Exhibits web page for more information.

Sponsorship and Industry Liaison
The HPCS 2016 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 2016 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 2016 conference, please consult the web site at URL: or

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