Workshop 24-POMM

International Workshop on Parallel Optimization using High Performance Computing

(POMM 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 31, 2014

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


Plenty of hard problems in a wide range of areas including engineering design, telecommunications, logistics, biology, etc., have been modeled and tackled successfully with optimization approaches. These approaches fall into two major categories: meta-heuristics (evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm, ant or bee colonies, simulated annealing, Tabu search, etc.) and exact methods (Branch-and-X, dynamic programming, etc.).

Nowadays, optimization problems become increasingly large and complex, forcing the use of parallel computing for their efficient and effective resolution. On the other hand, multi and many-core computing (e.g. GPU, FPGA) has recently undergone a significant evolution with the emergence of new high performance computing environments. Indeed, multi and many-core computing are provided in laptops, high performance workstations, clusters, grids, and clouds.

The design and implementation of parallel optimization methods raise several issues related to the characteristics of these methods and those of the new hardware execution environments at the same time. This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for the researchers to present their original contributions on the joint use of advanced (discrete or continuous, single or multi-objective, static or dynamic, deterministic or stochastic, hybrid) optimization methods and distributed and/or parallel multi/many-core computing, and any related issues.

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

  • Parallel models for optimization methods

  • Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of optimization methods

  • Redesign of parallel real or simulation-based optimization algorithms

  • Implementation issues of parallel optimization algorithms

  • Parallel-aware frameworks for parallel optimization techniques

  • Computational studies reporting results for hard and challenging optimization problems

  • Issues and novel approaches and experiments in parallel solving real-world applications

  • Theory and performance metrics for parallel optimization


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computing for Simulation and Optimization. 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 Easy Chair link 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 (e.g., EI indexing).

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


Nouredine Melab

Université Lille 1/INRIA Lille - Nord Europe/CNRS LIFL

Lille, France

Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86

Fax: +33 3 28 77 85 37


Mohand Mezmaz

University of Mons

Mons, Belgium

Phone: +32 65 37 46 91

Fax: +32 65 37 46 45



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

  • Ahcène Bendjoudi, Centre de Recherche sur l’Information Scientifique et Technique, Algeria

  • Didier El Baz, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

  • Bertrand Le Cun, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La défense, France

  • Young Choon Lee, The University of Sydney, Australia

  • Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia

  • Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium

  • Malika Mehdi, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria

  • Sanaz Mostagim, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil

  • Catherine Roucairol, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

  • Valeria Ruggiero, University of Ferrara, Italy

  • Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

  • El-Ghazali Talbi, Université de Lille1, France

  • Daniel Tuyttens, University of Mons, Belgium

  • Gaetano Zanghirati, University of Ferrara, Italy

(*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.