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


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