Tracks, Symposia, Workshops & Sessions

Call for Symposia, Tracks, Workshops
and Special Sessions

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: January 30, 2014


The 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) Organizing Committee invites proposals for symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the 12th HPCS 2014 Conference. 

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 2014 proceedings. 

The symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions are considered part of the overall HPCS Conference and hence 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 2013 web site at  and on the HPCS 2012 web site at  under the Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions menus. 

Tracks proposals will be reviewed by HPCS 2014 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 organiser(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 2014 rules and policies, including its program and activities. 

Proposal Submission Deadline no later than   ------------------------ January 30, 2014
Proposal Acceptance Notification Deadline by  ----------------------- February 10, 2014
Symposium/Track/Workshop /Special Session
        Program, TOC and Organizers Message Due by ----------------- April 20, 2014
Symposium/Track/Workshop/ Special Session
        Final Camera-ready Manuscripts and Registration Due by ---- May 12, 2014
Conference Dates -------------------------------------------------------- July 21 - 25, 2014

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:

Carsten Trinitis
   Technische Universität München, Germany
   Phone: +49 (0)89 / 289 - 18458
   Fax:     +49 (0)89 / 289 - 17662

Masoud Daneshtalab
   University of Turku, Finland
   Phone: +358 (0)2-333-6941, +358 (0)44 346-3441
   Fax: +358

Giovanni Erbacci

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

or the Conference’s General Co-Chairs.