HPCS 2014

Call for Papers and Participation

The 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2014)

July 21 – 25, 2014

The Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14

In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP

Co-Sponsored by Computer Society - Italy Chapter, Computational Intelligence - Italy Chapter, IEEE Italy Section, ASIM, EUROSIM, CASS, JSST, LSS, PTSK, TSS, Cineca Italy, University of Bologna, Italy

(Extended Paper Submission Deadline: March 25, 2014)

NEW Special Issue on HPCS 2014 at Elsevier's Future Generation of Computer Systems Journal

(http://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems/call-for-papers/on-the-road-to-special-issue-on-exascale-advances-on-high-pe/) -

One page Proposal is due December 31, 2015

NEW HPCS 2014 Proceedings and Papers are posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library

and available at


NEW Conference photos are posted under Participants menu


- Program was sent to authors. The final version will be posted on the Program page.

Please check the Program page for updates.

- Conference registration is open now. Registration link is on the Registration page.

- Notifications are complete.


You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation to be held in Bologna, Italy, July 21 – 25, 2014. 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):

Architectures and Systems Track

    • Grid and Cluster Computing

    • Cloud Computing & Architectures

    • Fine-Grain Parallelism and Architectures

    • Network, Cell and Security Processors

    • Scalable Computing

    • Distributed Shared Memory

    • Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Networks

    • High Performance Interconnection Networks

    • High Performance I/O

    • Enterprise and Federated Architectures

    • HPC Monitoring & Instrumentation

    • Energy/Power Aware HPC Architectures

    • Energy Efficient HPC Systems

    • Multi-Core Architectures and Support

    • Service Oriented Architectures

    • Instruction-, Thread- and Memory-Level Parallelism

    • Embedded and Application-Specific Architectures

    • Reconfigurable Computing & FPGA Based Architectures

    • Mobile and Wireless Architectures and Networks

    • Sensor, Broadband and High Performance Networks

    • Warehousing and Storage

    • Architectures for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing

    • Nature Inspired HPC Architectures

    • Innovative HPC (Autonomic, Affective, Quantum, ...)

    • Architectures for Green Computing

    • Exascale Systems and Architectures

Algorithms Track

    • Modeling, Simulation and Evaluation Techniques of HPC Systems

    • Partitioning, Mapping, and Scheduling

    • Load Balancing and Sharing

    • Mutual Exclusion, Deadlock Detection

    • Causality and Time

    • Network Flow and Congestion

    • Message Passing

    • Query Processing and Information Retrieval

    • Learning and Intelligence Algorithms

    • Modeling and Simulation using HPC Systems

    • Reliable Parallel and Distributed Algorithms

    • Routing, Synchronization, Consistency

    • Resource Allocation, Sharing and Management

    • Coordination, Consensus, and Agreement

    • Fault Tolerance, Replication

    • Network and Systems Protocols

    • HLA, InfiniBand and Other Related Standards

    • Data Mining and Searching

    • Security, Authentication, Access Control

Software and Middleware in HPC Systems Track

    • Operating Systems and Compilers

    • Operating Systems Support

    • Name Services and Naming

    • Interprocess Communication

    • Transaction and Concurrency Control

    • Brokering Middleware

    • Enterprise Based Technologies

    • Benchmarking and Assessment

    • Web Semantics and Ontologies

    • Open CL Platforms and Developments

    • Virtualization and Virtual Machines

    • Languages

    • Libraries and Programming Environments

    • File Systems

    • Distributed Objects and Remote Invocation

    • Object Oriented Programming & Design

    • Software Development Tools and Support

    • Markup Languages and their Applications

    • Software Monitoring and Measurement

    • Web 2.0 Infrastructure

Applications Oriented High Performance Track

    • General-Purpose computation on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)

    • Parallelization of Simulation

    • Bioinformatics and Biocomputing

    • Internet and Web Computing

    • Federated and Legacy Applications

    • e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Learning

    • Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Systems

    • Knowledge Based Systems

    • Agent and Multi Agent Based Applications

    • Neural, Fuzzy, and Rough Sets in HPC

    • Large Scale Scientific Computing

    • HPC and Education

    • Service Oriented Applications

    • Applied Modeling and Simulation

    • 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 Applications

    • Cooperative Information Systems and Applications

    • Computer Supported Decision Making

    • Granular Computing and its Applications

    • HPC in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Vision

    • e-Sciences

    • Vision, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition

    • Machine Learning and Business Intelligence Applications

Submission of Papers:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and related HPC topics are solicited. Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references). Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please clearly indicate the corresponding author and include emails for all co-authors of the papers. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Papers must be submitted in .pdf format only via web at the following conference website: http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info (Upload link http://cisedu.us/cis/hpcs/14/users/upload.jsp). More detailed submission procedures will be available on this website. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the format 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, significance, timeliness, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the intent and willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the conference are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. Manuscripts submitted should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference or venues. People with a submission for the purpose of obtaining reviews only will be cited.

For information about the HPCS 2014 conference in general, please contact the conference organizers or consult the conference web site.

Important Dates:

* Please note that completing the Notifications will take several days.

Journals Opportunities

Plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for publication in some 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 30, 2014 as a Word file email attachment. See Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chairs.


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 11, 2014. See Tutorials page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs.

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. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by February 28, 2014. See Panels page for more information. If you have ideas or questions concerning Conference’s panels and forums, please contact the Panels Co-Chairs.


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 25, 2014. See Posters page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the Posters Co-Chairs.


Demos and experiential showcases of HPC environments and tools are highly encouraged. These may include any of the themes outlined in the conference topics. Proposals for demos are welcomed and should be submitted by March 25, 2014. See Demos page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the Demos Co-Chairs.

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 2014 are invited to participate in the HPCS Doctoral Colloquium. Proposals for the Doctoral Colloquium are welcomed and should be submitted by March 25, 2014. See DDC page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the DDC Co-Chairs.


Exhibit booths will be available to display your newest products and technologies. Make plans now to take advantage of this prime advertising opportunity. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by March 25, 2014. See Exhibits page for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Exhibits Chairs.

Sponsorship and Industry Liaison

The HPCS 2014 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 2014 Industry Partner or would like to propose an event or activity at the conference, please contact the Industry Liaison Chairs. See Sponsorships page for more information.

For further information or questions about the HPCS 2014 conference, please consult the web site at URL: http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/ Or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14, or contact one of the Conference’s organizers or General Co-Chairs: Sanzio Bassini (s.bassini@cineca.it) or Mads Nygard (mads@idi.ntnu.no).