Workshop 05-HPPM

International Workshop on High Performance Platform Management

(HPPM 2014)


As part of

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

July 21 – July 25, 2014

The Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

Extended Submission Deadline: March 25, 2014

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Recent years have seen a powerful increase in large-scale, high-performance distributed infrastructures that reach across organizational and national borders. The strong trends to data centre re-centralization, catalyzed by the advent of virtualized infrastructures, compound the range of high-performance platforms and have spawned new commercial computing options, e.g., Cloud Computing. While creating new opportunities for applications, this proliferation also presents challenges to the operation of management of the resulting high-performance IT platforms.

HPPM aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the domains of distributed large-scale computing applications, operations and management. The workshop will include presentations of contributed high-quality papers in these areas.

The HPPM Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Management in Grids

  • Management of Supercomputing installations

  • Virtual Organizations

  • Management and Operation of Clouds and IaaX

  • Novel Applications in the Cloud

  • Management of Clusters

  • Management Extensions to Middleware

  • Scheduling and Resource Management

Virtualized Environments

  • Host Virtualization Management

  • Networks Virtualization Management

  • Storage Virtualization Management

  • I/O Systems Virtualization

  • IT Service Management

Network and Interconnects Management

  • High-speed/High-capacity Links

  • Protocols

  • Performance

Functional Areas

  • Fault and Configuration Management

  • Performance Management and Accounting

  • Security Management

  • Benchmarking and Measurements


HPPM 2014 welcomes submissions of original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to high performance platform management. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author(s) is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the workshop using the following link: . In the form you fill out, please indicate that the submission is for HPPM 2014 in the Notes/Comments field of the uploading form. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the track organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: --------------------------- March 25, 2014

Acceptance Notification: --------------------------------- April 22, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------ May 12, 2014

Conference Dates: --------------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.