Doctoral Colloquium

Call for Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2014)

July 21 – July 25, 2014
The Savoia Hotel Regency
Bologna, Italy  or

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 25, 2014

The 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) 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.  The Conference will be held on July 21 - 25, 2014 in Bologna, Italy. 

The conference will include a session for student doctoral work presentations. 

The HPCS 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium is intended to bring together PhD students working on HPCS and Simulation 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 before HPCS 2014 are invited to participate in the HPCS 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium.  Students at various stages of their PhD program are encouraged to submit their work, either as a DDC extended abstract or possibly as a full paper.  Students presenting their work at HPCS 2014 may apply for Student Travel Grant that we hope to make available (tentative) as posted on the HPCS 2014 web site. 

TOPICS INCLUDE  (but are not limited to):
All HPCS related topics


Students interested in participating in the HPCS 2014 Doctoral Colloquium are requested to submit an extended abstract of up to 3 pages (written in English, in the posted IEEE format, single-spaced, double-column, including figures, tables, and references) with the following: title, name, affiliation and contact information; name of dissertation adviser(s); an introduction to the research (problem definition, research motivations, background and literature review); method used and proposed solution (idea, existing and planned proposals, innovative aspects of the solution); current status of the research and expected results; plans to complete the research; and expected contributions.  Include up to 6 keywords from the topics list.  Add “Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Extended Abstract” under the title, author and affiliation.  

If interested in submitting a longer manuscript, please discuss with the DDC Chairs. 

Students should also provide a reference letter by their dissertation adviser.  Paper and letter should be sent electronically as WORD and pdf documents to Dissertation Colloquium Co-Chairs as email attachments.  Also, include a note stating how you expect to benefit from attending the Doctoral Colloquium. 

Contributions will be reviewed and selected based on quality, relevance, and research phase.  The selection process will focus on opportunity to benefit from participation, rather than finished research.  All accepted doctoral abstracts are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. 

Doctoral Dissertation Paper Submission Deadline ----------------  March 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance by ---------------------------------------- April 22, 2014
Extended Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due by ---- May 12, 2014
Conference Dates ------------------------------------------------------ July 21 – 25, 2014

For information or questions about the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium, please contact the Doctoral Dissertation Co-Chairs:

David Hill
   CNRS - Blaise Pascal University, France
   Phone:  +33 473 40 50 19
   Fax:      +33 473 40 50 01

Domenico Talia

   ICAR-CNR and DEIS - Universita' della Calabria, Italy
   Phone: +39 0984 494726
   Fax:     +39 0984 494713

Eduard Ayguade
   Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) and Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain
   Phone: +34 93 401 59 51
   Fax:     +34 93 401 70 55

the Conference’s organizers, or consult the Conference’s web site at URLs:  or