Workshop 15-WCES

International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and solid Earth Sciences

(HPC-WCES 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

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

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


Most of the legacy and even some of the current advanced Weather, Climate or solid Earth Sciences (WCES) applications require code re-engineering, improving computational kernels, new parallel model design and new algorithms, in order to exploit new and emerging computational architectures and to increase the spatial resolution. At higher resolution, new physical aspects can be taken into account and integrated into the climate models. It is necessary to design scalable computational kernels and algorithms, as well as considering new approaches and paradigms which are better suited to exploit high levels of concurrency found in parallel HPC systems.

The workshop aims at discussing the state-of-the-art research in high-performance computing for WCES applications. Emphasis will be on novel advanced algorithms, formulations and simulations, as well as the related issues for computational environments and infrastructures.

The workshop aims also at facilitating communication among diverse scientific expertise geoscientists, applied mathematicians, computational and computer scientists to exchange advanced knowledge, insights and science discoveries.

The HPC-WCES Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Advanced numerical methods for WCES applications, such as FEM, FDM, FVM, Mesh-Free method, Particle method, and etc.

  • Scalability analysis of WCES models on high end computing infrastructures

  • Methodological approaches for performance analysis

  • Numerical algorithms and hybrid parallel approaches for WCES models.

  • Optimization and reengineering of WCES applications for both conventional multi- and many cores processors, and accelerators such as GPU, MIC.

  • Frameworks and tools for development of codes for WCES models for Peta/Exa Scale Systems.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and solid Earth Sciences. 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 to the Workshop paper submission site at . The submission will be acknowledge 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 31, 2014

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

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

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


Giovanni Aloisio

University of Salento & Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy

Phone: +39 334 650 1704

Fax: +39 0832 29 7235


Italo Epicoco

University of Salento & Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy

Phone: +39

Fax: +39 0832 29 7235


Silvia Mocavero

Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy

Phone: +39 0832 29 7304

Fax: +39 0832 29 7235


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

  • Reinhard Georg Budich, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Germany

  • Joachim Biercamp, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum DKRZ, Germany

  • Paul C. Messina, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA

  • Graham Riley, University of Manchester, U.K.

  • Jean-Claude André, Jca Consultance & Analyse, Toulouse, France

  • Jose Maria Baldasano, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

  • Mike Ashworth, Science & Technology Facilities Council STFC,

  • Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, Institut Català de Ciencies del Clima,

  • Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

  • Almerico Murli, DMA University of Naples Federico II, Italy

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.