Workshop 09-AHPC

International Workshop on Autonomic High Performance Computing

(AHPC 2014)


As part of

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

July 21 – July 25, 2014

Th Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

Extended Submission Deadline: March 25, 2014

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


Due to the increasing complexity, scale and heterogeneity in computing systems and applications, including hardware, software, sensors, communication and networks, there are needs for Autonomic Computing (AC) focusing on self-manageable systems that exhibit self-configuration, self-healing, self-protection, self-optimization, and/or self-monitoring. It is getting even more critical with the ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices.

The purpose of this workshop is intended to bring together specialists and researchers in those converging specialties to share views and address technical issues and developments for autonomic and high performance computing.

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

  • Autonomic computing systems that exhibit self-configuration, self-healing, self-protection, self-optimization, and/or self-monitoring

  • Software engineering principles and architectures

  • Data analysis and decision techniques

  • Monitoring systems

  • Theory and practice of autonomic systems

  • Management of resources including hardware, workloads, faults, security, power, and other challenges

  • Hypervisor, operating systems, hardware, or application support for autonomic computing

  • Knowledge-based and/or intelligent user interfaces

  • Self-adaptability and self-management of context-aware systems

  • Modeling, virtualization, operating systems or application in autonomic computing

  • Biologically inspired computing (evolutionary algorithms, cellular automata, DNA computation, amorphous computing, etc)

  • Applications of autonomic computing and experiences in science, engineering, business and society


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to autonomic and high performance computing. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript using the Workshop EasyChair web site at . Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours.

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, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2014 conference to present the paper 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 workshop organizers.


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

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------- April 15, 2014

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

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


Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo

Institute of Services Science (ISS)

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Phone: +41 22 379 00 72

Fax: +41 22 379 02 79


Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez

Institute of Services Science (ISS)

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Phone: +41 76 224 78 34

Fax: +41


Sara Montagna

DISI - Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy

Phone: +39

Fax: +39



All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

  • Jake Beal, BBN technologies, USA

  • Juan Carlos Burguillo-Rial, University of Vigo, Spain

  • Hung La, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

  • Peter Lewis, University of Mirmingham, U.K.

  • Sanaz Mostaghim, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  • Gauthier Picard, Henri Fayol Institute, France

  • TBA, TBA

(*The TPC is pending and will be confirmed shortly.)

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.