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HPCS/POMCO 2016 : International Workshop + Special issue in JPDC journal


When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Where Innsbruck, Austria
Submission Deadline Apr 14, 2016
Notification Due Apr 28, 2016
Final Version Due May 15, 2016
Categories    optimization methods   high performance computing   parallel computing   meta heuristics

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Parallel Optimization using/for Multi and
Many-core High Performance Computing (POMCO 2016)

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

Submission Deadline: April 14, 2016



On the road to exascale, multi-core processors and many-core accelerators/coprocessors are increasingly becoming key-building blocks of many computing platforms including laptops, high performance workstations, clusters, grids, and clouds. On the other hand, plenty of hard problems in a wide range of areas including engineering design, telecommunications, logistics and transportation, biology, energy, etc., are often modeled and tackled using optimization approaches. These approaches include greedy algorithms, exact methods (dynamic programming, Branch-and-X, constraint programming, A*, etc.) and meta-heuristics (evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm, ant or bee colonies, simulated annealing, Tabu search, etc.). In many research works, optimization techniques are used to address high performance computing (HPC) issues including HPC hardware design, compiling, scheduling, auto-tuning, etc. On the other hand, optimization problems become increasingly large and complex, forcing the use of parallel computing for their efficient and effective resolution. The design and implementation of parallel optimization methods raise several issues such as load balancing, data locality and placement, fault tolerance, scalability, thread divergence, etc.

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 POMCO Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Parallel models (island, master-worker, multi-start, etc.) for optimization methods revisited for multi-core and/or many-core (MMC) environments.
- Parallelization techniques and advanced data structures for exact (e.g. tree-based) optimization methods.
- Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of optimization algorithms on MMC environments
- Parallel strategies for handling uncertainty, robustness and dynamic nature of optimization methods.
- Implementation issues of parallel optimization methods on MMC workstations, MMC clusters, MMC grids/clouds, etc.
- Software frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel and/or distributed MMC optimization algorithms
- Computational/theoretical studies reporting results on solving challenging problems using MMC computing
- Energy-aware optimization for/with MMC parallel and/or distributed optimization methods
- Optimization techniques for efficient compiling, scheduling, etc. for MMC environments
- Optimization techniques for scheduling, compiling, auto-tuning for MMC clusters, MMC grids/clouds, etc.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computing and Algorithms for Simulation and Optimization. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

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

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2016 conference to present the paper 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 2016 Conference 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 is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


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

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


Paper Submissions: ---------------------------------------- April 14, 2016
Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 28, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 15, 2016
Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 18 – 22, 2016


Albert Y. Zomaya
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61-2-9351 6442
Fax: +61-2-9351 3838

Nouredine Melab
Université Lille 1/INRIA Lille - Nord Europe/CNRS CRIStAL
Lille, France
Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86
Fax: +33 3 28 77 85 37

Imen Chakroun
Exascience Life Lab, IMEC Research Center
Leuven, Belgium
Phone: +32 16 28 81 89
Fax: +32


All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2016 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 Proceedings.
- Ahcène Bendjoudi, CERIST-Centre de recherche sur l'information scientifique et technique, Algeria
- Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Imen Chakroun, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
- Bertrand Le Cun, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, France
- Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
- Gabriel Luque, University of Malaga, Spain
- Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium
- Mohand Mezmaz, University of Mons, Belgium
- Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
- Catherine Roucairol, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
- Franciszek Seredynski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland
- Howard J. Siegel, Colorado State University, Colorado, USA
- Giandomenico Spezzano, University of Calabria, Italy
- Patricia Stolf, Université de Toulouse, France
- Dirk Sudholt, University of Sheffield, U.K.
- El-Ghazali Talbi, Université Lille 1, France

(*The TPC is pending and will be confirmed shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

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