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CARLA 2019 : Latin America High Performance Computing Conference


When Sep 25, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Where Costa Rica
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2019
Notification Due Jul 15, 2019
Final Version Due Aug 16, 2019
Categories    parallel computing   high performance computing   machine learning   bioinformatics

Call For Papers


Latin America Conference on High Performance Computing (CARLA) 2019

Turrialba, Costa Rica, September 25-27, 2019


The use and development of High Performance Computing in Latin America is steadily growing. The capabilities provided by clusters, grids, and distributed systems promote research and innovation. At the same time, many applications heavily rely on HPC infrastructure. Building on the great success of the previous five editions, this year the Latin America High Performance Computing Conference (CARLA) will be held in Turrialba, Costa Rica, from September 25 to 27, 2019. The main goal of CARLA 2019 is to provide a regional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC and its applications areas.


CARLA 2019 will feature two exciting tracks: HPC (High Performance Computing) and BIP (BioInspired Processing). The later is a new addition to the regular CARLA program and focuses on the synergies between Biological Areas and Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics. These synergies are of course bidirectional. On one hand, bioinspired computing applies computational paradigms inspired in Biological Sciences (e.g., genetic algorithms, cellular automata, neural networks) to solve a large variety of problems in multiple domains. On the other hand, Computer Science has been successfully applied and is now considered indispensable to solve many biological problems. In both cases, the complexity of biological systems often requires the use of of HPC to tackle realistic problems where both the amount of data and the number of relationships among data elements could be monumental. The conference program includes keynote and invited talks from academy and industry, full-paper and poster sessions (presenting both mature work and new ideas in research), workshops, tutorials, discussion spaces, and more.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline (extended): June 7, 2019
Paper author notification: July 15, 2019
Poster submission deadline: August 2, 2019
Poster author notification: August 16, 2019
Camera-ready version: August 16, 2019
Conference dates: September 25-27, 2019


Track 1: High Performance Computing (HPC)
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Parallel Algorithms
Multicore Architectures and Accelerators
Parallel Programming Techniques
Grid, Cloud, and Edge Computing
HPC Education and Outreach
HPC Infrastructure and Datacenters
Large-scale Distributed Systems
Scientific and Industrial Computing
High Performance Computing Applications and Tools
Big Data, Data Management, and Visualization

Track 2: BIoInspired Processing (BIP)
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Biodiversity Informatics (application of ICT to biodiversity conservation)
Image and Signal Detection, Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
Data Mining and Machine Learning in Astrophysics and eScience
Ambient Computing
Visual Analytics for Biological Information
Healthcare Informatics
Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Evolutionary Computing
Pattern Recognition for Biological and Related Signals
Bioinformatics, Biocomputing, and Computational Systems Biology

Submission Guidelines

Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for MSWord, for the preparation of their papers:
Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.

* Paper Submissions must be in English, the only official language of the conference.
* Regular papers should not exceed 15 pages (including references).
* They must be formatted in the LNCS style of Springer Verlag LNCS style:
* All submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.
* Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered.
* Only accepted contributions that are presented at the conference will be included in the proceedings. Remote presentations will not be allowed.
* Paper submission is handled electronically with Springer’s Online Conference System:
* All papers accepted for publication will be included in the CARLA 2019 Proceedings, to be published in Springer CCIS Series -- Communications in Computer and Information Science. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews and SCImago. CCIS volumes are also submitted to be included in ISI Proceedings.

General Chairs

Esteban Meneses, National High Technology Center and Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Francisco Siles, University of Costa Rica

Steering Committee

Mateo Valero, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Gonzalo Hernández, University of Santiago, Chile
Carla Osthoff, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil
Philippe Navaux, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Isidoro Gitler, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Esteban Mocskos, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicolas Wolovick, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Sergio Nesmachnow, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Alvaro de la Ossa Osegueda, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Esteban Meneses, National High Technology Center, Costa Rica
Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernández, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Harold Enrique Castro Barrera, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Gilberto Javier Díaz Toro, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Luis Alberto Núñez de Villavicencio Martínez, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

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